Sunday, October 9, 2011

No stamps were "inked" in making this card.........

that's right... a card with NO STAMPING!.  I had the intention of adding some... but in the end it didn't need any....   So here's my Vintage Christmas card...

Front view
Vintage Christmas
Side view

I saw the card design in an Australian Papercraft Essentials  magazine and liked the idea.  Sort of an easel card... I started with an image from The Graphics Fairy ~ of a Victorian Santa.  I printed it and cut with a Spellbinders die and inked the edges with Tea Dye distress ink.  The rest of the card was made with patterned papers from My Minds Eye  "Lost and Found Christmas", DCWV " The Christmas Combo" and Hot off the Press " Forever Christmas Cards" ~a freebie with a magazine.   Some gems to finish and as the stopper.  I decided to use the Happy Holidays part of the PP along the base instead of adding some stamping.... Hubby commented on this one as being a favourite... normally don't get much in the way of comments from him :(   ~ maybe this will be for him this Christmas!

Had a nice lunch today.... my neighbour turned 60 this week and invited me to join her and some of her friends for a Girls Luncheon.  When I asked her there was anything I could bring she said..." well as a matter of fact, those little Pecan Pies you make would be nice"  ~ so made some yesterday afternoon....  For anyone who loves mini pies ~ this is the best and easiest recipe ever...
Thanks for stopping by....

Cheers

Dawn

14 comments:

Lisa said...

Wow, do I love the shape of this card and the fact that it's an 'easel'. So clever! Love that you didn't do any stamping also! sometimes paper is just too perfect the way it is!
The pecan pies look wonderful- I'll have to give the recipe a try sometime :)

cardcreationsnz said...

Hi Dawn, Sorry I haven't commented for a while. I have had two sick kids who were off school for most of last week. Now I am not so well - sore throat and not much of a voice.

Gorgeous vintage Christmas card. I love the easle shape.

The pecan pies look very yummy too.

Barb said...

The mini pies look so yummy, Dawn! Love your fun card! Wonderful design and what a great mix of patterns! :)

Vicky said...

What a great Christmas card. I love the design of it. Love the look of the pecan pies as well. I might have to make some for the boys birthday party :)

Tiffany said...

Oh, I love your vintage Santa, Dawn! This easel card is perfect without any stamping!

Sue said...

Great Card Dawn.
Did you enjoy the Rugby, I think Wales may get to the Final!!!!!!
Smiles:)

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Dawn, love your fun Christmas card. Love the vintage Santa--this is a great card. The pecan pies look yummy. Take care.

Nancy said...

I love the shape of this card and the fabulous Victorian style. Your mini pecan pies look de-lish, thanks for sharing the recipe!

Brenda said...

LOVE that card Dawn! Beautiful shape with awesome papers and a fantastic image! Yummy, those pies look good!

Maureen Morton said...

Oh, this card is so full of vintage delight - all warm and cozy! Love it. And you are a baker, too?!!! Amazing!

sheila said...

this is a seriously beautiful card...so rich looking! And the pies....well they are pretty rich looking too! thanks for the recipe!

Charlene said...

What a beautiful Christmas card!! I love the shape :-)

AnitaRex said...

What a cool shaped card! I love it! Such a great Christmas card! truly vintage and no stamps needed either! And how excited am I for this mini pecan pie! They look delish!

Suzanne C said...

Love that easel card! Wonderful design and striking St. Nick. Cute mini pies and they look delicious!