Saturday, December 19, 2015

Retro Christmas Card

Hi, Friends......

I am here with a quick card I didn't get a chance to post yet.  I made this with leftover things from my cards here and here.  

This card features a layered embossed background using DCWV scraps and my Darice - Interlocking Circles folder, an Echo Park journaling card, and some wonderful 3-D Christmas stickers with the fun little VW bug from my past, I mean my stash.  I added a tiny "pinch" of baker's twine for the smoke curling from the chimney.  LOVE!!!  

I will figure out who won my mystery prize on the Coffee Lovers Hop and try to get that posted tomorrow.  

I am still baking cookies and getting cards ready to mail.  Not sure how Christmas manages to sneak up on me so cleverly each year.  What would I do if it fell in March or something??????  lol...

Hope your homes are bright and merry and your friends and families are gathering around.  We have a fresh blanket of snow and more on the way.  White Christmas, here we come...  I LOVE Idaho!!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. The Male Room Challenge #25 - Christmas or Seasonal Greetings
2. Pixie's Snippets Playground - Weeks #208/209 - Use Snippets
3. Amusing Challenge - Happy Holidays
4. Amusing Challenge - Anything Goes
5. DL.Art Thankful Thursday Challenge #170 - Use Red/Green or Blue/White alt. Thank You
6. Cards in Envy - December Challenge - Very Vintage Christmas Card
7. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Just A Pinch of..... Bakers Twine
8. Simon Says Stamp - Work it Wednesday November Challenge - Holiday Cards
9. Choux Choux Challenge #2 - Christmas/Winter
10. Craftin Desert Divas Craft it Up Link it Up Christmas Linky


  1. Great card. I love the effected of the stripey, embossed background and how clever to use twine for the smoke coming out of the chimney! xx

  2. What a super card - it's so jolly and I love how you used up some 'bits'. Oooh - a white Christmas.. how fantastic :-) Still sunny and bright here which is not so bad though :-)
    I know what you mean about Christmas just sneaking up - I am still way behind :-(
    Happy holidays to you and your family.

    IKE xx

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  3. Awesome card, beautiful Christmas scene, Thanks for playing along over at DL.ART!

    Hugs, Lori m
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  4. Awesome card! So fun and cute! Love the traditional colors.. thanks for playing with us at Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party!
    Giorgia DTM

  5. How cute - love that house and cute car! So glad you linked up at ChouxChoux Paper Art!

  6. Super cute retro/vintage card! Love the house, car and the colors! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

  7. What a fun card Janis. Fun mix of images and colors. Love it!

    Have a Great Christmas and Happy New Year.

    Hugs and Blessings,

  8. That's wonderful the way you've been using up bits of scrap from previous cards and making new designs in the process. I try to do that but always end up with what looks like even more leftovers than when I began! Look at you, combining elements from more than one manufacturer and having it all coordinate so perfectly!! The twine as chimney smoke is such a creative idea and one I never even thought to do (and with my being such a fan of twine). The little VW bug would have been hard for me to part with because it's so darn cute!

  9. A great card Janis.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  10. Wow! Way to give new life to your scraps! This was a good reminder to me to sift through my leftovers. And I really love the card itself! It brought back a lot of happy holiday memories and I like how you created a mini-scene here. I thought that the twine out of the chimney was especially brilliant. I like the traditional color palette you used, yet this is still totally refreshing and modern. Thanks for sharing your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  11. this is so sweet...what a wonderful little scene! that little car is adorable. Merry Christmas.

  12. A perfectly retro card Janis - I love it, all the more as I recall that era so well :) Wonderful use of lots of snippets and the bakers twine for smoke is genius!


    Di xx

  13. So festive and cheerful


  14. Love your vintage Christmas card. How fun to use baker's twine for smoke coming out of the chimney! Thank you for joining us at Cards in Envy! ~ Marilyn

  15. love your cute card!!!! thanks for playing with Cards In Envy!!!

  16. Love the layers and embossing, so perfect with the darling house! Clever idea for the smoke, a very fun card :)

  17. Wow what a great design. A lovely retro card Janis. Barb

  18. Super card and so much texture. Thanks so much for playing along with our Christmas challenge at The Male Room. Hope to see you again next year.


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