Merry & Bright


Hi bloggers! Happy Saturday to you! I don’t know about you, but I feel like I’ve been getting into the festive mood earlier than usual this year, and I suspect that even if you don’t share my thought on this, you will…. after checking out today’s blog! Have you noticed the bright trend with Christmas cards? I personally love it. Totally cheery, totally on trend for Christmas. Join me in welcoming the adorable Laura Bassen as a guest on our blog today!

She’s made one two cards for us to feast our eyes on and get us ready for the holidays! Using Simon Says Stamp exclusive designs from Kelly Purkey, things suddenly just got much jollier. Now, I’ll fetch the hot cocoa and holiday albums as you read on… enjoy!

KP close up

With an ink blender and using the teardrop stencil, I blended in pear tart ink onto juicy pear cardstock. Then I die cut the deer onto woodgrain carstock. I mounted both the sentiment sticker and deer with foam tape and added some enamel dots to the deer antlers.



KP stencil card
With an ink blender and using the holiday words stencils, I blended in the various colors of inks creating this pattern.


Thanks for reading today and thanks to Laura for being our guest!

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  1. wonderful cards, love the enamel dots added to the antlers and the blending on the 2nd card. thanks for sharing and chance to win.

  2. Laura’s cards are really amazing! I love her tone-on-tone stenciled background, and that she used woodgrain cardstock for the deer on her first card, and her stenciled words on the 2nd card is so fun!
    Thanks so much for sharing her talent with us!

  3. The My Mind’s Eye Mistletoe Magic Enamel Dots really caught my eye. They looked good on the deer which was created by a die. Fantastic!

  4. Both of these are awesome cards, but especially the last one jumped right into my heart. I love all the bright colors on this one and it is so beautiful and still seems prettty easy to make for me. Great work on both thoug Laura, and thanks soo much for the insiration. Have a wondeful day hun.

  5. Great card! Love the woodgrain deer head and the the colors and overlapping circles and word stencils are fab! :) Thx for the chance to win some blog candy. :)

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