Monday, February 16, 2015

Tis the Season

I had so much fun with this one! I was aiming to incorporate a couple of challenges, so I knew I wanted to use washi tape and My Crush cards, but was stumped with the background. While cropping with the girls this weekend, Donna did this "make and take" using background stamping with CTMH's current stamp of the month, and that reminded me about this fun and versatile technique (that I don't use much anymore). Thanks Donna! I am sure it was one of the first few techniques I ever learned (heat embossing was the first)!

Here is the inside:

I would like to share at:

Jingle Belles - use washi tape
Little Red Wagon - winter washi
Christmas Stampin' all year long - anything goes
Heart 2 Heart - CTMH LOVE - use your fave CTMH product
as mentioned in an earlier post, my fave product from the start was their acrylic stamps (which I have used here in the background Holly) but my fave newer product is their " My Crush" line - so versatile!
Sweet Stampin Christmas - only words

Thanks for stopping in! It is Family Day here in Ontario, Canada so that means no work for me!!! Not yet sure what our plans will entail. My eldest son and I were originally planning to go skiing, but it currently feels like -32 C with the windchill and while that is significantly warmer than yesterday, it may well keep us off the hill, lol! Hmmm, staying inside - maybe playing some board games, baking some muffins and sneaking into my crafty space for a wee bit sounds rather attractive! After all, the snow in the these parts usually hangs around for a good long time - last year, we were still skiing in April!

Happy Family Day to those who are celebrating and Happy Day to everyone else!
Thank you so much for your visit!


Shanna :) 

What I used:
CTMH My Crush Holiday Happenings card
Holly stamp CTMH "Vintage Christmas" D1166
sentiment - CTMH "Be Jolly" B1455 (Hostess Rewards)
various washi tapes
Prima poinsettia
inks: CTMH Ruby and New England Ivy


  1. The background is gorgeous and the bits of washi are perfect! Putting the sentiment in the bottom corner inside is brilliant....I'll have to borrow this idea!

  2. ooooooooooooooh! ♥♥♥! i looooooooooove everything about this one missus: the crush card, the variety of tapes (both patterns & uses!) and you know i LOVE when the inside is decorated too! slam dunk right here!!! (do canadians play basketball? should that be SLAP SHOT straight into the goal??! which i THINK is a correct hockey metaphor; but please forgive my non-sportiness if not, lol!) sooooooo jealous of your crafty playdate, but not in -32C and that's for sure! i'm not sure i'd last for a week in your neighborhood... maybe not even in the summer... i want a vicarious sweater just thinking about it... and maybe some hot chocolate!!!

    thanks for making our JINGLE BELLES gallery even more inspiring, as usual, your banana-stampiness!!! ♥♥♥

  3. Great card. Its good to get ahead of the game with christmas cards. Thanks for sharing with us at Heart 2 Heart.

  4. Love your little bits of winter washi. I am hoping for a crafty day today too, even though our weather is a bit more friendly today. Great job with the

  5. FAB Christmas the chalkboard look!

  6. Hey Banananananana. As a rule, I don't like talking about Christmas unless it's December and i especially don't like Christmas cards unless it's 24 December (Bah Humbug). However, it's hard not to love these designs. Gorgeous x

  7. It's hard not to love the CTMH line of products that make card-making so simple! Great job and thanks for joining us at H2H.

  8. Your card is so stylish! I love it. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week.

  9. Everytime I sweet doodling on a card I adore it ... I don't know why I don't try it more often ... great way to incorporate washi tape too ... so very glad you went *a-washi-ing* with us at jingle belles.

  10. Cute the chalkboard! Thanks for the reminder to use more washi collection has grown beyond one container and isn't getting used. Love this card, inside and out! Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. Hugs, Gail

  11. Love the inside of your card! Nice job :)

  12. Your card is beautiful! Thanks for sharing a little H2H/CTMH love with us!

  13. Your Welcome! The random stamping is perfect for this card and I love all the washi tape.

  14. Family Day sounds like something we need in the U.S.! I like how you carried the stamp from the random stamping inside. Great work! Thanks for showing us how at H2H!

  15. You are so on trend with this lovely Christmas card; chalkboard styling, washi tape and doodling. It is lovely inside and out! We are delighted that you decided to play along with the CASSettes at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' this month. Hugs, Lesley

  16. Great card.

    Thanks for sharing at CASS.



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