Sunday, December 6, 2009

A Berry Christmas Topiary

Good Sunday to all! I have another simple Christmas card to share with you today. It's not my idea, it's a card I saw on the Stampin' Up! demonstrator website. The original inspiration came from Dawn Byers (check out her blog, too!) Thanks Dawn!I really love this set Berry Christmas. It has proven to be very versatile. I haven't had nearly enough time to play with it. I have plenty of ideas I have yet to try. Now that we are down to crunch time, I'm guessing those ideas will be put on the shelf 'til next year. We'll see.

I know it doesn't show up in the photo at all, but I sprayed the entire cardstock base with my Champagne Mist and rubbing alcohol spray. I used about a half a teaspoon of paint and ounce of rubbing alcohol (91% not the lower percentage.) I didn't measure so this is approximate. I put mine in a small 2 oz. spray bottle from the dollar store. If you haven't tried it, it's AMAZING! I completely saturated my card and it a very short time it dries and lays flat! The results are incredible, so give it a try! One little tidbit, though. Give it a shake before you spray, the paint tends to sink to the bottom after a short while.

OK, I do have another thing to share. I was chosen as a featured designer on Our Creative Corner just yesterday! For my Ornament Punch card. I was so tickled! I was so excited! I was just bubbling with happiness! I don't recall what I was saying (out loud) but my husband overheard and wondered what all the commotion was about! So, thanks gals at the OCC for making my day!


  1. Congratulations! I just wanted you to know that your project will appear on the Yahoo Group Late Night Stamper’s blog finds of the day for December 7. Want to receive your own copy of the blog finds of the day? Join us at

  2. HI Shelley :) WOW another beautiful card & layout! Congratulations on being featured on the OCC, thanks so much for playing along with us over at Our Creative Corner!

    Have a fun week ~ Hugs, Jennifer :)

  3. CON'GRAT's Shelley on being chosen as featured designer on Our Creative Corner!!! I would be "bubbling" with HAPPINESS TOO girl!! Men just don't get it... till you spell the excitement out for them...ha! :)

    I don't have the Berry Christmas set, but after seeing your card (and a few others Julie has shown at class.) I better get this one to, boy my Christmas wish list is getting longer! ha.. :) Have a super evening and keep warm!!

    Let it snow.... :)

  4. Berry Christmas is probably one of my favorite SU sets of all time. I also need more time to explore it's possibilities. Thanks for the inspiration!