Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Pear & Partridge with a little bit of Mojo...

This weeks Mojo Monday Sketch #267 screamed Pear & Partridge to me...

So...while I was off work for Veteran's Day, I started on this card and was able to finish it tonight!

Here's what the sketch looks like...'s what I did with it
There's a lot going on so let me explain...I used the November SOTM, Capture the Date, for "December 25" and I used Perfect Fit Frames to go around it.  This stamp set is FULL of cute frames that can be cut using the Cricut Cartridge but I chose to leave it uncut to create a bigger border around it.  The Fleur beside the date, the button on the ribbon and the brads on the inside are all from the Mini-Medley Accents Antiqued Gold Collection.  Love these with this paper packet!
I stitched around the edge of the Partridge B&T and used our Color-Ready Seam Binding Ribbon and some Desert Sand reinker to stain it for a more vintage feel.  The bottom sentiment "Christmas is a Time" is part of the border that comes on one edge of CTMH's B&T (you'll see the second part to this sentiment on the inside of the card)...each B&T pattern has a different 12" border that be cut off and used for various embellishments!
And here's the inside...notice the "For Sharing" that is a part of the B&T border from the front of the card and the Antiqued Gold Brads...what a perfect ending to such a pretty card! 

Now...I only wish these could be our Christmas Cards this year but I'm afraid that a photo of the 3 boys and their new little sister is a must-have instead.
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget about November's SOTM Special...Purchase the SOTM for $5 (which means that you must have a qualifying order of $50 or more) and you can get any stamp set of your choice for 50% off the retail value!  PLUS...CTMH is donating $1 from each SOTM sold to the American Red Cross to help with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. 
Click the link above to find out here to add the SOTM to your cart!  Don't forget to add $50 in additional product to get a stamp set of your choice for 50% off!
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Casandra Bennett said...

Clever way to use the zip strip for the sentiment. Beautiful card!

Pamela OConnor said...

Absolutely LOVE!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is just darling! I fixed up your link. Thanks so much for playing Mojo Monday!