A Day Before Christmas

9:50:00 AM Venus and Luanne @ Sisters Craft Cafe 4 Comments

It's bright and sunny outside. I hear birds chirping in our mango tree.
My husband made me grilled cinnamon bread topped with chocolate syrup for breakfast. 
My son is wearing red and white today. 
Vintage Christmas songs playing.
I'm cleaning off my desk.
This is Christmas.


I really like birds. No wonder I have them in my stamps, dies, and also in embossing folders. 
For this card, I used all white cardstock with metallic effects, Sizzix Sping set of embossing folders and stamped the sentiment "Thanks". I added a nice punched out border and some bling to focus on the bird. This a fun and easy project.

 This card measures 5"x5"

sizzix embossing folder spring
Hero Arts stamp - Thanks
Fiskars border punch
white cardstock

This card is shared at: 
Hinding In My Craftroom - Challenge #25 Embossing Technique
Charisma Cards Challenge - #50 - Anything Goes
Wee Memories Challenge - #80- Anything Goes
Scrapbook Sisters - #66 - Anything Goes


Hero Arts is now offering exciting MONTH-long contests based upon creative monthly themes and a featured technique/project. We will announce winners in TWO groups, so you have twice the opportunities to win! (Please note that December has five Thursdays so we have made some revisions to the usual calendar, noted below.)
  • Submit as many entries as you would like around the monthly themes and/or featured technique.
  • Submit by the third Thursday and the fifth Thursday of the month.
  • 1st Group of Winners announced the fourth Thursday of the month from the early submissions.
  • 2nd Group of Winners announced the first Thursday of the next month from ALL submissions.
Bookmark, save, or print the calendar below to help keep track of the dates and deadlines for entry. Submit as many entries as you would like around the monthly themes and/or featured technique!
December Challenge: Create a NEW stamped card, scrapbook page, or other project based on any of the following…
  • Card Sets - ‘Tis the season for giving…and stamped card sets make wonderful, unique gifts!
  • Pocket Cards - Be sure to check out Shari Carroll’s December technique article and video for one pocket card idea!
  • Sketch Challenge - Choose from any of the three sketches below. (Click on image for a larger view.)
Please use at least one Hero Arts stamp or Hero Arts digital element on each of your projects.
Submitting and Tagging: Upload your entries to the Hero Arts Flickr Group. Check the FAQ here for more information on how to upload to Flickr. When submitting your creations, please be sure to include the following tags:
  • For projects created between December 1 and December 15 (11:59pm PT) - Tag entries with December2011A
  • For projects created between December 16 and December 29 (11:59pm PST) - Tag entries with December2011B
  • If you are entering the Digital category (with a Hero Arts Digi Kit, Hero Arts Silhouette shape, Hero Art Digital Die Cut or Printable) it’s very helpful to add the tag digi or digital (or both!)
Prizes: By entering, you could win a shopping spree of your choice of Hero Arts products from the Hero Arts Online Store! The prize amounts are as follows and will be awarded on both Thursday, December 22 and Thursday, January 5:

December Monthly Giveaway by HIDING IN MY CRAFTROOM

What's in here:

Cuttlebug embossing folders 'Cat' and die 'Cat'
Stampin Up Pink Pirouette Ribbon
2 BasicGrey mini stamp sets
48 Stampin Up Soft Subtles layering pieces

The winner will be posted January 8th BUT You've got till Dec 23 midnight to link your entry. To join enter the challenge at


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  1. Hi Venus,

    An other project ? What an incredible creativity ! Fabulous white card.I like the tone on tone and I think it is difficult with this color. Sucessful effect ! Continue like that, I liiiikkkkkkkeeeeeeee!!!!! See you later, maybe for an other realization....

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

    Hugs from France.

  2. Beautiful elegant card.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Charisma this time.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx


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