Saturday, February 25, 2023

Smells Like Christmas

 Happy SaturYay, hope your weekend plans are just what you want.
While winter storm Olive has hit the North/Northeastern US, another one named Piper is creating trouble for the Pacific coast states. And here we sit down in Texas in the 70's, but that's usually the case. We may get one more real cold front by Easter, but that's doubtful. Everyone is keeping their eyes on the pecan trees for budding, the surest sign there is that winter is over here.
Today I have another Christmas card that is funny cute. I've had a handful of makes in various stages of progress for awhile so I pulled this one out to finish it. Aren't the mice adorable? They and the sentiment stamps are from a Gerda Steiner stamps and die set listed below and I colored everything with my Promarkers. I used one 12x12 sheet of 2-sided designer card stock paper for the card, love when I can use a whole sheet! I ink-distressed the edges of the papers and also edge-distressed the big circle mat. I embellished the blue cup with a little heart stamp that I colored pink and fussy cut. It has a tiny holly sprig with berries.

I chose this Stamping Sensations optional sketch to use once more for my 6x6 layout design because it's quite versatile.

Supply List:
Basic Grey card stock for circle mat
Bazzill textured card stock for card base
Scenic Route double-sided designer card stock paper
Gerda Steiner Smells Like Christmas stamps and dies ,
Stamped with Nocturne Versafine Clair ink, clear heat-embossed and 
Colored with Promarkers
Various Avery Elle Hearts dies cut from card stock scraps
Blue snowflakes punched from paper scrap
Papertrey ink Heart with Berries stamped, heat-embossed, colored & fussy cut
Rocket Red Brilliance ink for distressing

Inside of the card, I used the reverse side of the designer paper and a few reverse paper strips, and a  Stamplorations sentiment stamped with Satin Red Versamark ink on a Spellbinders labels die cut.

And the back of the card with more of the paper from the front and a reverse strip with a stamped and circle-punched siggie.

One last look.
Have a great day and thanks for visiting!

Snowflake checks paper, Die Cuts used: Mice, Cup, Hearts
I enjoyed these adorable Gerda Steiner stamps so much while making this


Donna Ellis said...

We always search for similar signs here, Aimes. We can expect one more frost before Easter, but it doesn't feel like it here either. So Jack has been busy in the greenhouse and planting seedings by the dozens in the outdoor garden as well. Only a few veggie plants can tolerate the humidity and heat of a FL summer, so we strive to have everything harvested by June. Your Christmas card is extra sweet. Loving those tiny little hearts wafting up with the aroma of hot chocolate! hugs, de

Diane said...

How adorably cute is this, I LOVE it, fabulously fun sentiment too!
Thank you for joining our challenge at The Four Seasons and Peace On Earth!
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Donna Walls said...

I thought those were Gerda Steiner images and yes, they are cute! I always love how oyu decorate your cards. This has been the longest winter, and even here, we've had a colder than usual winter. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Funday Challenge and we hope to see more from you soon.
Donna xx
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Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Your cards can be recognised anywhere Aimes, this is certainly an all around card again, fabulous images with so much fun and warmth from them, the paper is also perfect for this card, and love how you used the sketch. I'm here with both hats on today so will say - Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at Critter Crazy Challenge this week. Good Luck and I’m looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
Faith A DT .

Darlene said...

OMG ... these little guys are too, too cute! Awesome card (all around) my friend! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Peace On Earth & Four Seasons challenges! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.


Heather said...

So super cute - Christmas is all about the special smells for me, too, lol. What fabulous bright paper! Gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing at Sparkles!

Lynda said...

Such great vibrant colours for these cute mice. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge xx Lynda/Loopyloo DT

Lynda said...

And thank you so much for sharing over at The Holly and Ivy Challenge too......xx Lynda/Loopyloo

brenda said...

Such fun and beautifully crafted in your own unique style Aimeslee. I thought about you yesterday when I decorated the reverse of a card - have to confess it was only because I started by adhering the finished stamped panel upside down so turned the card over and had to do a patch up.

Lovely to see you at Stamping Sensations again, thanks so much for joining us.

B x

My name is Erika. said...

This is a fun card. I never thought of the Christmas smell before. But it's definitely a certain combination of smells- balsam firs, gingerbread, chocolate, the smell of snow coming...of course we have that smell now and at this point it is not exciting-smile. But your card is with those little mice. Too cute. What a fun and happy card. I like everything about it, well maybe not the snowflakes-smile again. Hope you're having a great weekend Aimeslee. hugs-Erika

~amy~ said...

This is so sweet! Love how you've designed it!
Thanks for joining us at the Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge!

Bonnie Lynn said...

What a cute card! Perfect image for the designer paper you used and I love how you've adapted it to the sketch. I certainly hope the pecan trees are only budding here because this last storm had some nasty winds with it and all the blossoms would be on the ground.

Laurie said...

Very cute and so colorful. Love how you decorated the inside and back as well. Thanks for joining the Lost Coast Design Challenge!

ahlers5 said...

Such cute mice! I love the paper you used.

Lisa said...

This is a fabulously adorable card! Thanks for playing along with us at Caffeinated Christmas!

Alyson Mayo said...

Those mice truly are adorable and I love the cute sentiment to go with the steaming hearts!

Linda Mc Enery said...

Adorable image and such a wonderfully colourful card. Very festive! Thanks for sharing this with us at Passion for Markers!

Crafty KJ said...

These little mice are so cute and your colouring is fab! The backing paper is great and love that you've decorated the inside as well as the back of the card - so much work! Thanks so much for joining in with my challenge this week at Passion for Markers. Hugs, Karen x

Ink Outside The Box With Diane said...

Spectacular card! Love all the details, especially the coloured mice and the pattern paper. I’m delighted to have you playing with the Krafty Chicks Challenge this week. Hope you join us again soon.
Diane - DT

Riet Harikini said...

What a pretty and creative card you have made. Thanks for joining our fun challenge at Lost Coast designs/Carmens Veranda challenge blog.

Loose Stitches said...

Adorable creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Let's Craft and Create.
~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

Debbie said...

Such an bright, zingy card honey. the papers and those mice are fab. Thanks for joining in with us at Sparkles. Hugs Debs DT x

Cara said...

What a cheery card! I love those mice. They are adorable! Thank you so much for entering our February Paws & Wings Challenge at SheepSki Designs. Good Luck and please come play with us again!
Cara, SheepSki Design Team
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Elaine aka Ellapu said...

So cute TFS over at Peace on Earh Christmas this month, Hope to see you in future challenges. Elaine DT

Lisa said...

Super adorable image, great coloring and wonderful papers.

Kanan Pandya said...

So super adorable. love it. Thanks so much for playing along with the Stay Crafty with A Blog Named Hero Challenge.

Lisa Bird said...

Fantastic card and design. I love the cute image. Thank you for joining us at I Love Promarkers Blog Challenge

Best Wishes Lisa xx

Leanne said...

It is a great background with all those colors and these cuties are so sweet, great coloring, and a fun card!

Thanks for playing our Pink Challenge at Christmas Craft Creations!
Leanne DT Member/CCC
Christmas Craft Creations

ionabunny said...

Oooh, I like the sound of your texas weather. These mice are so cute. Love your colourful card. Thanks for joining the fun at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity. Hugz

Helen said...

Very cute design - love the image you've used.

Thanks for joining us at the Christmas Craft Creations Challenge.

Helen x