Home for the Holidays

Happy Sunday, peeps! I’m back again today with another Prickley Pear Stamps card sample I created for the Hochanda show last month. As mentioned in my last post, I’ve fallen a little behind in sharing my samples so I’m going to earnestly try to catch up over the next week! This pretty Christmas card was created with the Scalloped Oval 3-Winter stamp set and Scallop Oval Nesting Dies, and features an oval aperture framed with shiny red foil.

I dug into one of my favorite Christmas 6×6 paper pads and landed on some red and black checked paper that screamed ‘warm and cozy flannel’ to me and thought it would be perfect for the front of this card. I cut the oval aperture and lightly traced around the perimeter with a pencil so I would know where to stamp the inside image.

Using the solid oval and the next larger scalloped oval, I cut a frame from red foil in the same Christmas paper pad. I stamped the sentiment and added several tiny black gemstones.

Using my light pencil marking, I stamped the oval image inside and a sentiment just above it. When I was sure the ink was dry, I erased the pencil mark. I’ve made that mistake before… not waiting quite long enough and smearing the ink while erasing. Ughhhh! But not this time, lol! ;)

And one more peek… absolutely loving how this one turned out! Gorgeous stamp set!

Finishing this post off with a screenshot of Alex holding up this card on the Hochanda show! What a thrill, lol! ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Crafts Galore Encore Challenges: #80 – Anything Goes
2. Just Us Girls Challenge: #556 Word Week “Plaid”

3. QKR Stampede: #405 – Anything Goes
4. Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, American Crafts Christmas 6×6 paper pad
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Scalloped Oval 3-Winter clear stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Prickley Pear Stamps Scallop Oval Nesting Dies, Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at Prickley Pear Stamps! If you’d like to save 10% on anything on the site when you shop at Prickley Pear Stamps, use the coupon code LESLIE10 at checkout! And be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ the Prickley Pear Stamps Facebook page to keep up with news and sales, and join Prickley Pear Pals (the fan group) for lots of fun crafty ideas and to share your creativity! And finally, we’d love to see you visit the Prickley Pear Stamps blog that’s in the process of being revived and become a Follower! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

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