Monday, November 11, 2013

Season's Greetings

Today is the first day of the Holiday Card Workshop and oh the inspiration is sooooo amazing! I right away fell in love with Kristina's card and to some degree totally CASE'd what she did and tweaked things to my own liking. I really like the dry embossing folder technique she showed to create that flat area perfect for a greeting. And last but not least . . . yay! I have finally used washi tape on a card instead of just as a die holder. LOL!

This picture of the front shows the beautiful embossing. Love how it turned out on the kraft cardstock.

Inside: Don't you love the vellum gift card holder? :)

Had to do another photo of the front so you could see the glossy accents and wink of stella on the adorable penguin. 


Cardstock: Gina K
Stamps: Paper Smooches
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug
Ink: Memento and Versamark
Embossing Powder: Hero Arts
Washi Tape: Came as part of a big pack - My Mind's Eye?
Markers: copic
Pens: Uniball Signo, Wink of Stella
Other: googly eyes - Dollar Store and glossy accents

Challenges I would like to enter:

Make It Monday #166 - always anything goes
Paper Smooches - Guest Designer Search
Come and Get it Challenge - Gift Card Holder
Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes
Send a Smile 4 Kids - Happy Holidays

ETA: Yay! I was one of the top picks at the Come and Get It Challenge. Thanks so much, I appreciate the honor of being chosen.

Thanks for stopping in!


  1. Love your card! What a cute penguin, and really like the background embossing!

  2. Great stamp and embossing folder choices for this card!

  3. Great card. I like how you added a sentiment to the velum card holder. :)

  4. Absolutely adorable! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at MIM! Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
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    Rene :D

  5. This card is really cute the penguin with the google eyes is so adorable!

  6. Very cute! I also made a card based on Kristina's from today and even used washi for the first time other than to hold my dies LOL. Class is off to a great start! Love your little penguin!

  7. Hi Katherine! Good to see you here again! Love your card -- especially the addition of glossy accents. Love that stuff! Cute image!

  8. Cute, cute, cute!!! Love being able to see all the posts from the online card class.

  9. Oh my gosh, this card is just too cute. Beautiful work!

  10. What a lovely card you've created inspired by Kristina's card. I love penguins, as you can see by my name. You should enter it over at One Stitch at a Time challenge blog - theme is Holidays.

  11. Super cute gift card holder Katherine, adorable peguin wonderful design!

    Good to see you join us for the CAGI Challenge, hope to you come back soon!
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    Shell in Alaska

  12. This is so cute!! So you on MIM!! Love the little penguin!! ;) Just adorable!!

    This is gorgeous!!! Saw you on MIM. Such a beautiful design!! Wow!!!

    - Susan
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
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  13. Spotted this cute penguin card on MIM, love all that pretty embossing! xx

  14. really darling idea of a gift card holder. I saw you on MIM.

  15. Lovely gift card holder - thank you for joining us at Come and get It this week. Judy DT

  16. This little penguin is adorable, and he looks so great covered in glossy accent, and I'm such a fan of kraft paper! I think your card is lovely - spotted it on MIM.

  17. Adorable Katherine! I love the embossing and the little owl is delightful! I saw this on MIM. I love owls; so had to take a peek.

    Please join me for a chance to win FREE candy on my blog if you haven’t already joined. Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Gloria

    1. OOP! I thought it was an owl; but now I see it is a penguin. Sorry about that. I missed his feet obviously. LOL!


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