12.26.2012

simon says... anything goes!

Hi, sweet friends! I hope you all had an amazing Christmas! Once again, I am blown away by how blessed we are. Was a truly wonderful day...:)

It's Wednesday once again, time for another challenge over at Simon Says Stamp!


And as always, there's a generous gift voucher up for grabs, just for playing along!


And the theme this week is Anything Goes! Always a favorite. :) This week, some of the DT members used Hemptique Twines.. a fabulous quality product! If you have any Hemptique in your stash, we'd LOVE to see it used.. but if not, no worries.. it's not required. :) And now, on to my card!


The DT members were each assigned another member to send a gift, and I got the ever sweet Lin. I know she's a flower addict, like me, :) so I knew I had to make her Christmas card with a poinsettia on it. THIS ONE from Hero Arts is perfect! I used the Hemptique twine found HERE to make a button/bow embellishment. Don't you love that button?! It's from Hero Arts, and it's actually clear. I brushed some Glossy Accents on one side, dipped it in Glitter Ritz Startdust glitter (also used on THIS card), and then applied a generous coat of the Glossy Accents on top to seal the glitter in. I LOVE how it came out! How about a close up? :)



The Glossy Accents gives the button a nice, smooth finish (like it was manufactured that way), while also giving the glitter depth. The Stardust has such a 'tarnished silver' hue to it.. it really pairs well with the kraft card stock! Which leads me to the wrapping for Lin's gifts:


I wanted the card and the wrapping to coordinate, so I simply used kraft package-mailing paper, and stamped the same poinsettia image all over, with the same Red Royal ink (also Hero). I added some white snowflakes from THIS SSS Exclusive set here-n-there to fill in, and tied it all up with more twine. :) The tag is another stamped/fussy cut poinsettia, with a little Glitter Ritz in the middle. I had as much fun making the wrapping as I did the card! I hope Lin enjoyed her gift/s inside. Much love to you, Lin! :)

And now it's your turn.. upload your "Anything Goes" project HERE, before 8am EST US time next Wednesday(the 2nd), and you could win that amazing voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store!


And don't forget to go HERE to see what the rest of the DT has made... STUNNING holiday creations! 

Thank you for stopping by today, and for your sweet comments.. they always make my day! Inky hugs to you, and I'll see you soon! :)





17 comments:

Mandy said...

Lovely CAS card Lisa and I love your gorgeous gift wrapping :)
hugs Mandy xx

Barb said...

LOVE your matching gift wrap and card, Lisa! Beautifully done! :)

Lorraine A said...

WOW ! what a gorgeous card and the gift wrapping is FAB ! I love the button ! I have some quite boring clear plastic buttons that I now know what to do with ! :-)
I am sure Lin absolutely loved her card and beautifully wrapped gifts :-)

Luv
Lols x x x

Lin said...

Your gift was such a joy to find in my mailbox, Lisa, everything so beautifully coordinated! And I LOVE what you put inside, all of the things that I love! Thank you so much my friend!

Katie said...

Love your stamped wrapping paper! And how you packaged everything. Also love your coordinated card and that glittery button - great idea. Thanks for sharing! And for your nice comment on my Flickr account. :)

Katie B.

Greta said...

Oh I know Lin was thrilled! Wonderful poinsettia card!

Carol L said...

i love the CAS card with that gorgeous bloom, and the wrapped gifts look amazing! I love the creative "tag" on the gifts too! NJ!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Gorgeous card & wrapping, Lisa! I love the red & kraft combo :)

Happy Holidays!
*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

debby4000 said...

Oh what a beautiful card and love the wrapping paper too.
luv
Debby

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

So gorgeous Lisa!! Your packaging is just so pretty!! Beautifully wrapped!

Happy New Year!

hugs...
Melissa

KimCreate said...

Such a pretty CAS card you made. Thanks for visiting my blog. :)

Rica said...

A beautiful card Lisa and your wrapping paper is stunning!!!

hugs
Heather xx

Creative M said...

A beautiful card & lovely wrapping paper.
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful holiday card. I host a wkly challenge at Mark's Finest Papers Simple Salutations in which the challenge this wk is Anything Goes Card with a sentiment. Please enter & let them know I sent you. You can enter multiple times as long as each entry is in a separate post.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
MFP SS Hostess

Marlena M. said...

Lovely way to seal in that glittered button~gorgeous work. Happy New Year Lisa!

Bridie Payne said...

Beautiful card and gift wrapping!

Thanks for stopping by

Have a great new year

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

My favorite color combo.

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