Saturday, December 22, 2012

NO Christmas Stamps? No problem!

I am sure we ALL have Christmas stamps. Some have a lot, some have a few....but what if you are NEW to stamping and have no Christmas stamps? ( I highly doubt it, but ....just in case)! 

Here is a Christmas card I made without Christmas stamps.
Peace on Earth
Card stock: Bazzill Basics, Hero Arts layering paper (punch)
Stamp: Delicate Leaves Background by Hero Arts---->not a Christmas stamp
Ink: Field Green Mid-tone ink (Hero Arts)
Fibers: Martha Stewart Seam Binding, SRM Press (sentiment)
Accents: gems by Recollections, Glossy Accent
Tools: Spellbinders (circles)

See? It's do-able! 
 Here is what's "baking" in my house...David is at it again with his Lemon Squares
My daughter Stephanie took these yummy photos. Yup, I am a happy Mama!  

Reminder: You can join the fun with these two challenges--Runway Inspired Challenge #26 
and CAS-ual Fridays!   

27 comments:

Dawn Turley said...

fabulous card Virginia. Even if we have lots of Christmas stamps ( I DO) it's good to challenge ourselves to make a Christmas card without them! Well done

Rose said...

you are so creative :) beautiful card my friend :)

yummy lemon squares!! can you email me the recipe or is it Davids secret? ;) i am trying to make at least 90% new recipes this year.

Greta said...

Lovely card, Virginia & boy do those lemon squares look great! Happy Holidays!

paula said...

Gorgeous card Virginia, I love how you made a Christmas card using no Christmas stamps. The Lemon Squares look yummy. I want to wish you & your family a very Merry Christmas & all the best for the year ahead.

Miriam Prantner said...

Great card, Virginia, love when you stretch your stamps! Looks like delicious things are happening at your place...are the pies next?

Mary Ann said...

Very pretty card...Lemon squares look great...

Sheila H said...

Wow - another fantastic lesson in how to stretch your stamps! This is fab, Virginia! Those lemon squares look delicious :) I hope you all have a wonderful day...

Brenda said...

Oh so very clever! Love this card!

Harriet said...

Virginia -- your card is beautiful and elegant.

Annette said...

Girl your card is fabulous...and those lemon bars look so yummy....

Merry Christmas to you and your family..

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Wow this is such a beautiful card! I love this idea and the soft green you used! And hello yummy!!! Enjoy your Holiday's this year!!!
Hugs,
Lisa

Barb said...

What a neat idea, Virginia! Your card is so beautiful!

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rcwidow (Linda) said...

Very clever! Those bars look so good! Happy holidays.

Maureen Morton said...

Great and so elegant, Virginia. What a fun challenge to do this, for who among us has no Christmas stamps? I have some still in the package. I always say that I am going to get them out in August - doesn't happen! This bow is perfect. And David does it again - these look so yummy and refreshing!

Susan F. said...

Please tell David that the lemon squares look delicious! Your card is an encouragement for people like me who have a limited number of stamps. The card is beautiful.

Marilyn said...

Your David is a lad of many talents, Virginia! These lemon bars look so yum...move over Martha, Rachel! Love your pretty card!

aaga said...

I say yummie to both creations! :)

Melissa Shea said...

I can't shake the question, how in the WORLD did you get that bling in a perfect circle? Haha! I love your Christmas with no Christmas card!

Sue McRae said...

Love your creativity in using the Delicate Leaves to make this card.

Karen said...

how wonderful....
Merry Christmas and blessings for the New Year neighbour!
hugs,
Karen

Laura B. said...

Gorgeous and classic Christmas card! I need David over here to make some sweets for us! You are a lucky momma!

Donna Bowman said...

Great, creative card Virginia! And, those lemon squares look yummy!! Have a great holiday!

Chan said...

This is a beauty of a card, Virginia!! :D Hope you're enjoying the holiday season!

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful card Virginia and yummy lemon bars! Merry Christmas to you and your family mt friend!

fun stamping said...

Klasse Idee, die Karte! Die Lemon Squares sehen richtig lecker aus, mmmhhhh!

Carol said...

Love the Christmas card!

Suzanne said...

This is stunning! I love it so much! My hubby loves lemon desserts so I will send him right over. ;)