Dec 17 2008

Mistletoe Tent Topper

Published by at 10 34 pm under Inkadinkado,Kitchen Sink Stamps

Here’s another quick card for Christmas. This was quick for me because I used an image I had stamped last summer. In all honesty,this stamped imagewas discarded last summer and notused as it wasn’t *good enough* — but, well, all of a sudden today, when push comes to shove, it looked pretty darn good to me –LOL!!! Funny how that works!!! It just goes to show, everything we do doesn’t have to be perfect. We’re making cards, and though they are truly works of art to us as we create them, and we want to go a good job, what we view as imperfections for the most part go totally unnoticed by the recipient. So let’s not fuss over perfection, and let’s just make a card that will delight the recipient!!! Here’s mine for today.


My image is the beautiful Holly and Mistletoe by Kitchen Sink Stamps. As I said it was prestamped and cut into an oval, so today I decided use it on a tent topper style card. My card base is 4 1/4″ square. Once having the image done, you can see just how quick this was to put together! I added glitter to themistletoe as well as to the Merry Christmas. It looks very pretty and sparkly IRL!

Stamps: Holly and Mistletoe by Kitchen Sink Stamps; Sentiment from Ornate Christmas by Inkadinkadofrom Joan’s Garden

Paper: PTI White, SU Purely Pomegranate

Ink: SU: Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi, Handsome Hunter, Rose Romance, Purely Pomegranate, Bravo Burgundy.

Accessories:Oval Nestabilities by Spellbinders, Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Corner Rounder, Kaiser Rhinestones.

Tomorrow brings another Stamp Simply Challenge – and if you LIKE simple, don’t miss out on all the great samples the Stamp Simply Crew will have for you tomorrow — let’s just say that tomorrow SIMPLE is our middle name!!! Thanks much for stopping in again — I do so truly appreciate it!!! Hope your week is going well and you are getting much accomplished!!!

33 responses so far

33 Responses to “Mistletoe Tent Topper”

  1. Sharon it’s gorgeous! I just told my daughter tonight (after she had a tough day…) that perfectionism is a disease! That God has called us to be ourselves…no extras needing to be added.

    So…I think this is fabulous…and I’m glad it waited there for you till this moment to create something wonderful…and remind everyone else that the joy is in the creating and giving! How much that will bless someone!

    Have a great night!

  2. Tosh says:

    So glad you didn’t get rid of this beautifully colored image Sharon!! This is gorgeous!!

  3. Laurie Helgason says:

    Nice change of shape for a card. Very cute.

  4. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, your card is beautiful and I love the way you have created a tent topper. Very pretty!!


  5. Norine says:

    very nice love the shape colors everything

  6. bonnie weiss says:

    Clean, crisp and beautiful!

  7. Susan Rothbauer says:

    Really nice! I was just thinking of making some of these tent topper cards – you inspired me even more! Thanks

  8. Very pretty! How could it be heading for the trash? Love the extra sparkle with the jewels!!!

  9. Jerri Kay says:

    Beautiful Sharon, I love the KS stamps, I love tent topper cards and the use of ovals on it, this is fabulous!

  10. Pat Adam says:

    What a beauty! I’ve never tried a tent topper card, never even heard of that expression…have I been hiding in a cave or something? Very lovely. Pat

  11. Lynette says:

    Wow – this certainly WILL delight the recipient! It is fabulous. Love the image, the corners, the layout, the gems – awesome!

  12. Pat (mspfd) says:

    This couldn’t be prettier. Wonderful, Sharon!

  13. Elena says:

    I think this card is prefect! I love everything about this card! The shape, colors, sparkles and bow!

  14. Elena says:

    Ops, I made a mistake! I should print – perfect! Sorry…

  15. jules p says:

    You are right…i know I drive myself nuts making it all perfect, when I know those that I give them to, don’t “see” what I think is bad. 🙂

    Great card. I love the oval.

  16. Sabrina aka okimom2girlz says:

    What a cool card, Sharon!!! I have yet to try one of these tent topper cards. You just gave me inspiration on how simple ot can be.

    Thanks so much for another stunning card. Love the sparkle!

  17. Cindy H. says:

    Beautiful card, Sharon!! TFS

  18. Lisa Brown says:

    This is beautiful, Sharon. Love that oval shape as the tent topper. thanks for the inspiration!

  19. Janine says:

    Love this Sharon!!

  20. Deena says:

    This is so beautiful Sharon!! Love how you used it as a tent topper! Someone is going to be so pleased to receive this from you!!

  21. Charlene says:

    Beautiful card, as usual, Sharon…I, too, realized that not everyone is going to be judging our work as harshly as we do. Thankfully!!

    All I want for Christmas is a healthy dose of your creativity and skill. If you’re bottling it, I want to be first on the list.

    Knee deep in cookie dough…17 kinds this year so no cardmaking for a bit. 🙁

  22. Barb says:

    I’m glad you didn’t throw that out, it’s beautiful on this card :)!


  23. Nancy says:

    This is so pretty. Love the rounded corners and the oval extended above the top.

  24. Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) says:

    It looks pretty perfect to me!! This is beautiful, crisp and elegant! What a wonderful way to use our discards!

  25. sue m says:

    This is beautiful sharon! I’ve never seen a tent topper card before! I’m gonna of COURSE have to try this now….LOL Thanks for showing!!

  26. barb schram says:

    Wonderful card, Sharon! And a terrific reminder about creating and the perfection we place on ourselves! Hope you are doing well, Take Good Care!

  27. Rose Ann says:

    What a beautiful tent topper card, Sharon!! I love the pretty images, and all of your bling!!

  28. Accccck!
    I do love this, Sharon!
    It’s truly delightful!

  29. leslierich says:

    Gorgeous, Sharon! I certainly can’t see the tiniest flaw in this image. This KSS set is one of the prettiest of all Christmas sets, I think. Beautiful card with the tent topper design, the rhinestones and all the dazzle!

  30. Sharon, this is absolutely beautiful! I love every creation I have seen you make with this set! 🙂

  31. Marie says:

    I LOVE the vibrancy of colours on this card. I was looking in the Accessories to see which ribbon you used and was shocked to find that it’s stamped! AMAZING!!!

  32. Zenegra says:

    well, nice post here..thanks for the sharing.

  33. Zenegra says:

    Gret post here…thanks for the useful post.

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