Sunday, December 1, 2013

Christmas Countdown

The countdown is on! Just returned from a really wonderful visit with extended family in Ohio over Thanksgiving, and now it's only a short spurt of time until Christmas is here! I missed my stamping "girl cave" while gone this past week, so had to get inky and play along with the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - a Christmas countdown theme - and also Freshly Made Sketches.  I knew the papers from Carta Bella's "So This is Christmas" pad would be perfect for the theme.  It also gave me a good reason to use this tiny clothespin embellishment by Recollections.

STAMPS: Tinsel 'N Trim by Reverse Confetti
PAPER: White (PTI), So This is Christmas (6x6 pad by Carta Bella)
INK: Cranberry Crisp, Wild Wasabi and Garden Green (SU)
ACCESSORIES: Jute twine, Burlap ribbon (SU), Tag die set by Reverse Confette, Clothespin, Circle Nestie.

Did you know???
"Gift giving was first practiced by the Romans, who customarily exchanged small gifts during the winter months.  The Christmas gift giving we know probably began when early Christians, inspired by the belief that the shepherds and Magi took gifts to the Christ Child, began to observe the custom". 
     - from "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane


Marisa said...

Way to rock the insp. picture, Wanda! Great card :) Trusting you had a great Thankgiving! Thanks for joining us at The Curtain Call :)

Cathy Weber said...

Ooh! Love that tiny clothespin and that great patterned paper. This is a really great card, love the shape of that tag too!

Linda Suarez said...

Great tag card! I love the countdown theme! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Stacey Schafer said...

totally fabulous, Wanda! love the fun numbered paper with those Reverse Confetti stamps and dies! thanks so much for playing along at the Curtain Call!

Jen Mitchell said...

I really like your take on the Christmas countdown and when there's a tag involved, I'm in love! Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Tracey McNeely said...

Fantastic Wanda, I love the stamps and paper you used. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge Countdown to Christmas!