Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Magnolia See No Evil, Hear No Evil, and Speak No Evil Edwins @ Christmas!

Hello Dearest Readers,

Happy Tuesday to each of you! I hope this post finds each of you well and happy! Things are busy here with the preparation for the Thanksgiving holiday which is just "two sleeps" away! LOL We have our exterior Christmas lights up and ready to brighten the night starting Thanksgiving night. I love, love, love this time of year! The tree is almost all decorated. We have a little more to put on. Again, Thanksgiving night is the night we start lighting our Christmas Tree. It makes me so happy to see the pretty tree and the lights!

Today begins a new challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog! Our challenge is a really good one -

Anything Goes!

That has to be my favorite type of challenge! I am just soooooooooo excited to share my card with you! This card just makes me smile each time I look at it! I cannot hold back any longer. Here it is:

Oh, I had zo much fun planning and executing this card design! I love those little Edwin stamps. They are the Blue Ribbon Edwin Trio available HERE! Magnolia created these as a way to support Breast Cancer Awareness. I just knew they would be perfect for a Christmas card! Did the card make you smile? I hope so!

Here are some additional photos:

I wanted to keep the card festive and with a boy in mind. Rather than add lace and flowers, I chose to add thick red rick-rack. I added little white show flakes and centered each snow flake with a matching green or red rhinestone. The paper that has the packages on it, has a red foil element on the packages. I repeated that red foil by using red foiled card stock as a mat behind the green papers. I added some decorative buttons that had sparkle on some.

On the interior top, I wanted the emphasis to be on the pretty paper with the red foil accents. A die cut doily, pretty ribbon, and cute little charm added to the festive feel. For the interior bottom, I repeated the red rick-rack. This time, I added a little silver jingle bell. I also added the Magnolia Rocking Horse Doohickey Die from the Doohickey Set Volume 2. I would have added more die cuts from the set, but they were too large for the small areas. A bit of red twine completed the horse.

Those See No Evil, Hear No Evil, and Speak No Evil stamps are so versatile! You could use them for Christmas, Valentine's Day, or even Mother's Day or Father's Day! My mind was swimming with possibilities, but since it's the Christmas season, I decided to use them with that theme. You might want to think about getting this trio. They come in a set of three. Diana has them reasonably priced at $29.99 with is approximately $10 per stamp! THAT is a steal, my friends!

Well, if you have any questions, just ask! I hope you like my card! Do stop by the Magnolia-licious Store and check out Diana's new arrivals, too!

I hope you like my card. I am so glad that you stopped by. I hope you will return again very soon!




Suzi Mac said...

Wow! Chris, I so love your use of these cute Edwins. An amazing bright, cheerful stepper card. I love it. Hugs Suzi x

Candy said...

Oh Chris!!!
I love your card, it is just the cutest!!!
These Edwin's are perfect as you said.
You did the fancy cuts and folds and wonderful decorations. That little horse is fantastic for a little guy :o)
Big Hugs,

Murielle said...

Wow...Fantastic card, Chris !
I love the design and all these detail so cute.
Edwin is very amazing.
Thank you for you visit for my card.
Hugs, Mumur.

Norma said...

Chris. gorgeous card. This stair step card is perfect for showcasing the trio of adorable Edwins. Beautifully coloured BTW. Cute embellishment pieces.

Annette22 said...

Hi Chris,
your card is just amazing, love the step card, it looks so different and worthy, just something very special.
The Edmund (the boys name in Germany)
is so funny he remembers me to three monkeys. There were many posters of them before 20 years, and the posters wanted to awake the people, we shouldn't do it like others: see nothing, say nothing, and even hear nothing.) I love that you've chosen traditionel christmas colors
xoxo Annette

Monika Reeck said...

woooww I love your card Chris
so cute and so innovative and with lovely shape
great design and coloring
and many thanks for your visit and lovely words on my Squirell card..you are so sweet..thanks you make me smile..hugs, Monika

Nado said...

Very cute step card. Your Edwins are so funny and your details, so well found! Hugs NADO

Christine said...

it's a really nice idea!