Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Come to Bethlehem



Is it just me or is it really hard to find religious stamps and stamp sets for Christmas?  That doesn't make sense to me.  While I enjoy the secular parts of the holiday, I prefer religious or at least less cutesy sets for making cards for my Mother and my aunt to give.

One of the cards we did for card class last week is this one using a new-to-me stamp set from Stampin' Up!  This is the Come to Bethlehem stamp set and is one of their cling stamps - they call 'clear.'  I cut the star to be separate from the rest of the stamp as I knew I would want to do it in different colors and placements.

One tiny tip for the day:  To save ribbon, fold one end over the other and tie together with some twine.  Then cover the tied area if you like.  I left one end hanging out from under the oval area.  It saves just a bit of ribbon over tying the ends together but it was just enough to make this ribbon go the distance.

Thanks for your visit today!

Ingredients:  Stamps:   Come to Bethlehem from Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: gold, Elegant Eggplant, Concord Crush from SU!; Enchanted evening from Papertrey Ink
Ribbon and gem:  Hobby Lobby

4 comments:

  1. Lovely card! I agree, it is hard to find religious stamp sets, and even religious pre-made cards. Totally don't get that, considering the reason we are supposedly celebrating Christmas.

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  2. This is such a pretty card! I agree on the stamps and I am glad I have some old, beloved sets to rely on. Great tip on the ribbon too. I'm going to have to remember this next time I'm coming up just shy of what I need.

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  3. Your card is lovely.
    good tip on the ribbon.

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  4. Your card is so pretty, Lisa! I love the blue and gold, such a great colour combo for a Christmas card. This stamp is very beautiful, and looks wonderful embossed.

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