Design It Monday ~ {Which Came First?}

Hello stampers! Lisa here today with one more Design It Monday post featuring the Oh Christmas stamp set.


I’ve often been asked if I choose the stamps or the papers first when creating my cards. Kind of like the chicken and the egg question…which came first! In this case it was this particular sentiment from the Oh Christmas stamp set. I knew I wanted it to be the focal point, so I kept the other elements simple. I stamped the image on a ledger paper then die cut it along with some red glitter paper to back it with.


I chose a traditional plaid paper then adhered it to the white card base followed with the sentiment label. To dress it up just a tad, I added some fussy cut pine sprigs and die cut mittens stamped with that same pine. I also used a hole punch on some of the red glitter paper scraps for glittery dot accents.

project_20160911_0006-copyMy matching tag was die cut with the same label using the ledger and glitter papers. This sentiment comes from the Sketchy Christmas stamp set. More stamped pine accents were used here.


So just which did come first, the chicken or the egg!!


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  1. I LOVE how you have been making a pretty tag to go along with your PRETTY cards this month! I will be thinking chicken or egg all day today! LOVE the glitter bits as well as the bough details! Cute mittens, too! LOVE this, Lisa!

  2. your card and tag are absolutely gorgeous, lisa!!! I really love how you are creating not just a card, but a tag… shows how versatile this stamp set is!!

  3. And so it remains a mystery! Which came first? Honestly, it doesn’t matter…everything you create with stamps and pretty papers is always beautiful! This card and coordinating tag are no exception…beautiful! I’m in love with that red glitter paper…and of course I adore the plaid!

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