Green Acres & Christmas Cards

So it’s getting down to crunch time on Christmas cards, and one or two cards a week is probably not going to cut it at this point…  (… but if that’s all I get to – that’s okay too!  Too much pressure takes the fun out of it – right?!)

I did get around to making two last night.  They are two completely different cards – which is the joy of hand creating cards to me.  I rarely (if ever) make the same card twice.  The fun is in the creating for me.  And even more fun is individualizing them for the recipient.

The first one is a more elegant card with white glittery, silver, sparkly, shiny snowflakes in clean and simple simplicity.

festive flurry silver elegant christmas 2014

I made it to enter into two challenges.  It meets the requirements for 3 in a row down at The Paper Players PP224 Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge this week for white, snowflake, and glitter.  It also meets the Friday Mashup FM187 It’s All About Weather criteria for using a metal embellishment (SU Frosted Finishes embellisment) and having a weather inspiration (snowflakes from SU Festive Flurry).

festive flurry silver elegant christmas 2014 inside

I just love this “Mingle all the Way” stamp sentiment and was dying to use it, so I came up with this simple, rustic, country design in brown craft and red with a big red bow.  I distressed and sponged all the edges and added just a few tiny pearls for a little pop.

mingle all the way christmas card 2014

I used the SU Holiday Home stamp for the inside to continue the rustic classic theme on the inside.

holiday home inside card

So welcome into my mind….

this is the wacky way it works sometimes…

As I looked at these two completely different cards, all I could think about was the old classic television show from the late sixties when I was a wee-one, called “Green Acres.”

Anybody remember?  (Take a moment to listen and travel down memory lane...)

So the first card is for Eva and the second is for Eddy.

Which is more your style?  Are you an Eva or an Eddy?

Though I am FAR from a farm girl, country life is more to my liking – with visits to the city.

Green Acres is the place to be…

I dare you to try and get this song out of your head now!  (No thank yous necessary)  🙂

So whether your holiday is in the “fresh air” or in “Times Square,” make it merry and bright!

Cheers & Hugs,

Jodi

 

21 thoughts on “Green Acres & Christmas Cards

  1. Jodi…your cards are all beautiful! I still don’t know when you find the time to do this, but then you are young and full of energy. Keep it up. We all enjoy what you do here! Lois

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    • LOL Lois – Tell my boys I’m young, and they will laugh. I guess it is all relative. We are all young at heart – right? 🙂 Thanks for visiting and your kind comments! Hugs to you and Dick!

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  2. Your cards are beautiful… I wish I was as artistic as you are… I am thinking of doing the cheating method.. find a picture I took of a winter scene and sending it to Vistaprint 😀 😀 I know it is cheating but I am definitely not that artistic.

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  3. LOL! I wondered where the Green Acres was coming into play…but I definitely get your drift! Very clever! I have to admit I am partial to Eddie, but Eva’s is beautiful too! That’s the beauty of stamping….you can embrace many styles! Thanks for sharing these with us at The Paper Players this week! (And now I have that song in my head)!!!!

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  4. Singing along with you! We have the Green Acres DVD’s, our girls have got many laughs out of them! My one daughter is Eva and the other Eddy! LOL! So nope I don’t see my daughter’s as neighbors in the future, Ha! Hugs!

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  5. My sweet Jodi who fills my email with love and happiness! I just adore both of your cards- they just scream FESTIVE! I have some of those embellies left- last year I made earrings for my gals with them! Love the popped up white panel with the silver. And, not only is the Mingle card lovely but the photo is super awesome. TFS with the Friday Mashup this week:)

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    • Thanks for your sweet and kind words, Cindy! I always LOVE hearing from you! Watch tomorrow for sparkly, glittery napkin cards! I can’t believe I loved them! LOL!!!!

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