Thursday, December 19, 2013

Fusion + Simon Says

There were two babies born to employees at my husband's office this week. I knew the first one was expected any day, so had a card ready for her. A Taylored Expressions die (picked up during their great Black Friday sale) is paired with a Papertrey Ink die to make this super simple card.

As the first grandchild for both sides of the family, I think there is no doubt she will be treated like a princess. Cotton Candy Stickles in the negative space from the "hello" die cut adds a touch of bling to the clean & simple design.

This card is being linked to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge to Bling It On!

My husband keeps adding to his Christmas card list and I am happy to oblige him. This card was inspired by the photo at the Fusion Challenge Blog. Yes, they are back with a month long challenge!

This Gourmet Rubber Stamps Oh Christmas Tree set was picked up on clearance after Christmas last year because I loved this sentiment/tree stamp so much.  My stamp sets are sorted by company and all the orphan stamps & sets live in a basket together. Looking for another stamp the other day, this set was peeking up at me from the bottom of the basket!

I was so happy to have an opportunity to use it this year and love that the tree shape fits the inspiration photo. The red pompom & tinsel trim and a touch of glitter pen on the star add a little bling to finish off the card. This card is also being linked to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge to Stamp Out 2013!

I have a baby boy card to make before picking up my son. He has finals this week, so will be done at noon. His sister's school doesn't have finals until the second week of January. He is thrilled not to have any school work over the winter break and she is thrilled to have a couple of extra weeks to study.

Hope you are enjoying the holiday season and thanks for stopping by,



  1. Ahhhh, "Hello" is so perfect to welcome a new baby into the world! Very good thinking, Jacquie! And your red/white tree is divine and SOOOO spot on for the Fusion challenge! I hear the winner bell!! Happy Holidays to you and yours if I don't get a chance to visit again before Christmas! Thank you for your friendship and support! Holly Hugs! Darnell

  2. Love that first card--such a sweet and fun way to greet a new baby girl. And your second card is so festive and crisp. I always love stamped images that already contain their own sentiments.

  3. What a festive card! Love the silver/red tinsel cute with the great Christmas tree which spells out one of my favorite Christmas carols.

  4. 2 great cards! I love the use of Stickles on the baby card!

  5. 2 FABulous cards you have them both!!

    Thank you for your sweet comment on my A little bit Floral card :)
    hugs and xxx

  6. WOW! Both of these cards are absolutely fantastic! That baby card is one of the absolute best baby cards I've ever seen! It's so simple, yet totally artistic and full of energy for the new little princess! Such a great idea to fill in the negative space with Stickles! I also adored Christmas card, too, and loved how you added dimension to the bottom of the tree with pompom and tinsel trim. You have a great eye for detail and I'm so glad that you shared these gems with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog!

  7. Such a darling baby card, complete with sparkle for the new princess! I love your Christmas tree, too...your pom pom trim and tinsel is the perfect touch!

  8. Love these, Jacquie! That baby card is so cute, crisp, clean and fun all rolled into one! And your Christmas tree is spot-on for the Fusion Challenge. Love that tinsel! Thanks so much for joining the Fusion Challenge!


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