5/21 Welcome Neighbor or Christmas?

I like this card because it can be used as a Welcome Neighbor card . . . or if new neighbors are naught, you can use it for a Christmas card! I was inspired by the Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge that Mary Jo Price-Williams post on her Technostamper Blog.

This card got its start from the oval. When I saw the oval on the sketch . . . I started going though my stamp sets to see if I had any oval stamps that I could punch out with my Wide Oval Punch. Of course, I could have used a flower or any other such image and punched it out with the oval punch . . . but I wanted it to be an oval stamp. That's when I came across Sweet Season . . . a holiday set. BUT . . . I have seen some lovely new neighbor cards with it that use that Jumbo Wheel called Neighborhood. Unfortunately, I don't own that wheel. Our neighborhood is pretty stable . . . everyone seems to have been here for years already. Sometimes I wonder if "we" aren't considered the "new" neighbors as we've only lived here for 17 years!! lol! The neighbors to my left, my right and to my front have been here more than twice that!

I used Ruby Red . . . which truly, I do not like nearly as well as Riding Hood Red (hooray that Riding Hood Red is coming back!!) but it works great with the background paper that I selected from the paper pack called Storybook Specialty. I layered the Wide Oval Punch image with a die cut from the Ovals die. I used the Jumbo Brads for my circle accents. And, of course I had to use some ribbon . . . by far my most used accessory. I don't make many cards without it!

I hope you are having a nice day and happy stamping!

Supplies to create this card:

Stamps: Sweet Season
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Storybook Specialty DSP
Tools: Wide Oval Punch, Big Shot Machine, Ovals Die
Accessories: Chocolate Chip & Ruby Red Marker, Chocolate Chip 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Jumbo Brads
Adhesives: Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive, Mini Glue Dot to adhere the bow

Stampin' Up Specials
Stampin' Up Shopping at Stamping to Share
Stamping to Share Events
Join the Team Stamping to Share


MJ said…
Brilliant idea with that set. I love it. I have not even looked at the set since Christmas, thanks for the reminder that this stamp does not have to be just Christmas. Thanks so much for playing along this week with my sketch challenge!
Cynthia said…
This is a great card. I haven't used this set in a long time. I love the colours and the ribbon just adds that special touch.