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Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Happy Hump Day!! I hope you are all doing well!!  It is hard to believe it already the middle of the week.  Where does the time go.  This week I have been busy doing yard work with all the falling leaves!  It has been a blessing to have such nice weather to work in thus far.

Anywho, today I am popping in to share a side step card using the Sweet Christmas Wishes from Our Daily Bread Designs and the ODBD Window Die

Card Recipe:
Stamps Used: ODBD Sweet Christmas Wishes
Dies: ODBD Window Die custom made by Spellbinders, Spellbinders Scalloped and classic circles
Paper: Die Cuts with a View Holiday, Scraps from Stampin up in So Saffron, Bitter Chocolate, Neenah White, forest green CS
Punches: Martha Stewart Daisy Edge Punch,, twig punch
Embossing folders: Soft Swirls
Ribbon: Stampin Up Re Striped Grosgrain ribbon, Bow Easy
Accessories: Polar white flower soft, gold baubles

I made this side step design when playing with my sisters Stampin Up sets in Boston.  Jeanne showed Grace and I step by step.  Since many of you did not have the opportunity to be there, I thought it would be fun for me to include a template.  Please excuse my extremely novice attempts to draw it digitally for you.  I simply do not have the right programs.  LOL!  The template needs to be rotated.

Since the text is somewhat hard to read, here are the measurements for the score/cutting marks going across: 1 inch, 1inch, 3 1/2 inches, 3 1/2 inches, 1 inch, and 1 inch.  The card stock is cut 4 1/2 by 11 inches.  The dotted lines are score marks and the solid lines are cutting marks.

Challenges I am entering this creation in:
Crafting for all Seasons -  #13 textureFreshly Brewed -  #71 foodStampavie and More - #155 Anything Goes Crazy Amigo Challenge - Swirls (my embossed background)Partytime Tuesdays -  PTT #41 Bling It OnSweet Stamps #40 Red Green & GoldTCP Tuesday -  #183 Holiday Colours*Top Tip Tuesday -  #59 Anything Christmas GoesUse It Tuesdays -  must use hoarded supplys & say what you used - #19 Cooking (striped grosgrain and Christmas paper are my hoarded supplies)Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes PLUS Brown (framed in brown as well as the table is brown)Heart Song Inspirations -  Anything GoesMake it Monday - always Anything GoesThere She Goes - Holiday ProjectsCard Cupids - BlingChristmas Inspirations -  must be Christmas -  Bows Creative Inspirations Paint -  Anything GoesDream Valley Challenges -  Anything Goes Whoopsi Daisy  Tag It (tag on my card)2 Sisters - #64 RibbonCrafty Hazelnut's Christmas - must be Christmas -  #45 Bright Colours and/or SparkleDi's Digis Designs Ribbons and BowsLittle Claire's  - #14 ChristmasFloweret ChristmasInspire Me Fridays - always anything goesMami Doodles -  Christmas Samuel Taylor's Challenge -  Christmas Cards I Did It Creations - Christmas/WinterPaper Take Weekly -  Christmas

Thanks for stopping by and for all your comments!! They are greatly appreciated!!
Have a great day!



Crystal said...

WOW this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!!! I LOVE LOVE your design!! This scenery is STUNNING, WOW love all the details on this Chris, a work of art gf!!!! Thanks so much for the template, it rocks!!!! Big hugs!

Joey said...

Chris this is truly beautiful, the details are fantastic. Joey x

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
I love this style of card and the gorgeous colours and scene you have created. Thanks so much for the template.
Fiona x

Becky said...

Chris, this is just stunning! Gorgeous colors and gorgeous scene.

Linda said...

This is so beautiful.. I really love the design.. very lovely work as always.. Hugs, Linda

Dawnll said...

This is just stunning!
Love that die and the colors you used are just perfect.
Another beauty sweetie

Sherry Kushibab said...

Just love peeking through this window - looks like a warm and loving place to be. Great layout, coloring and details. Thanks for sharing the template I think I will try one of these before the day is over. Blessings.

Sharon Caudle said...

Hi Chris!! Holy smokes girlfriend! This is soooo beautiful!!! I sure do love that window! Beautifully done, my friend!!
hugs, Sharon

Unknown said...

Hi Chris! Wow is this ever gorgeous! This window scene is stunning and looks lovely showcased on this side step card. Thanks for the template! Have a great day, hugs, Angela

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow-ers Chris, this is GORGEOUS!!~

Danni said...

Beautiful!! Just so striking!

Sandra H said...

Hi Chris, this is truly beautiful, the details are fantastic:) Sandra H

Melissa said...


CraftinGranny said...

Gorgeous and colorful card Chris. Tthanks so much for the template. Have a wonderful day! "Hugs"

Tammy said...

Your card is gorgeous Chris!! I LOVE your window scene and the paper you've used for the curtains! Awesome details!! Thanks so much for the template!!

Grace said...

Chris this is stunning! I love the richness of the curtain dp and the punched boughs are a beautiful touch! Great job with the tutorial! Happy memories connected with this layout!!! :)
sending hugs,

Denise Marzec said...

Awesome, Chris!!

susan said...

Beautiful work! Everything abiut it is beautiful and very well done. Thanks for joining us at I DID IT CREATIONS CHALLENGE # 80!

VanessaB said...

WOW! that is truly AMAZING! so beautiful and so much work put into it.

Merlyn said...

Gorgeous creation:) I love it soooooooo much:)

Kathy Jones said...

*GASP* My goodness Chris, you've done it again!! My mouth is hanging open in stunned amazement!! This card is absolutely stunning in every aspect!! Miss you!! {{{hugs}}}

Tamara Morton said...

Hi Chris, wonderful card as always. Thank you for the tutorial too!

Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stamps this time. If you are interested I have some blog candy up for grabs Click Here to enter

Hazel said...

Love the fold - gorgeous bright card - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 45 - hope to see you again soon. x

cheryl said...

oh wow chris this is fantastic really stunning detail hugs cherylxxxx

Julie said...

OMGoodness (was going to say Oh Wow but noticed previous comment lol!) What an amazing card,gorgeous colours and such a clever creation,thanks for sharing a template! The lovely colours drew me to have a closer look,saw thumbnail at MIM! Have a great day,Julie.x

Sonya said...

WOW--what a stunning card! Thanks for playing along with our cooking challenge at UIT this week!

Beth aka BR-T said...

You really brought this to life what an inspiration!

Lisa Minckler said...

Really loving the concept of looking into the window and your decorations with snow below it are wonderful!! Really beautiful card and your template looks great!

Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
And remember, if you have a TIP you’d like to share with us crafters, just write it up in your post and then add TIP by your entry name and you’re eligible for the TOP TIPPER PRIZE as well.
Lisa xx

Lena said...

Hello Chris,
As always a stunning card. You have magic hands.
Really adorable this window you create. So clever and beautiful decorations and design. It's a perfect Christmas gift.
Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges.
I hope see you again!!

Haven_mom4 said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Use It Tuesday

Kerri said...

OOH, Chris, this is so beautiful! I love being able to peek in the window at the holiday baking! What a perfect holiday creation!!!

Niki Estes said...

So pretty! The window with the scene behind it is just beautiful!


Gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations this fortnight. Hope you will play again next time too.

Unknown said...

I love the outside looking in! The greens in the flower box are perfect!

Heather B said...

Gorgeous! Love the border accents you pout on it. Thanks for playing with us at Use It Tuesday?

Jenn (Triple J Designs) said...

Thank you for joining us this week at Craft Your Passion Challenges and Good Luck!!


Anonymous said...

Hi Chris
Wow !! What a gorgeous project. So stunning ..I love it!
Thanks for joining us at the Mami Doodles challenge.

Bianca said...

What a wonderfull card! Love everything on it. It looks so very festive! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Louise said...

This is gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Little Claires x

darling Ho said...

Wow! This is amazing! Love all the details.
Thanks for joining us at 2 Sisters Challenge this time.^^
~darling Ho~2SC-DT

LaJanette said...

Super neat card! I am loving the traditional Christmas colors and that window is just out of this world! Loving it!

Thanks for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday this week! Hope to see you back next week:0)


Renee Matarese said...

Just beautiful! I love the scene that you've created here. The snowy pine bows are wonderful.
Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays.

Unknown said...

What a great card, Chris! That new window die is awesome. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at the Creative Inspirations Paint Challenge. We hope to see you back next week and good luck!

BarbaraW said...

Beautiful card. Love the scene behind that great window die. Thanks for sharing your art in the Creative Inspirations Paints challenge.

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

Wow Chris, this is absolutely stunning and thanks so much for the template. LOVE this window and image, just amazing! Thanks so much for playing at WHOOPSI DAISY and DI'S DIGI DESIGNS this time. Hugs:)

Mary J said...

Wow, wow, wow! Totally beautiful, Chris, all the details perfectly came together!

Thx for linking it up to the Make It Monday party!

Mary J x

Anne H. said...

Your card is wonderful!
An adorable image, beautiful colors and I love the folding.
Thanks for joining us this week at Stampavie and More.
Hugs, Anne

Unknown said...

Gorgeous Chris, love the design of your card, Thanks for sharing the template with us!
Thanks for sharing as well with us at Sweet Stamps.

Anonymous said...

This is really pretty. Thanks for joining in with our challenge at Papertake Weekly this week, Andrea x

Sheryl said...

Hi Chris! This card is absolutely stunning! It's outstanding in every way! Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges for our, "What's Cooking?" challenge!
Now I need to go and take another peek!
Warm Hugs, Sheryl

Anita said...

Wow, your card is stunning! Thank you for joining in Di's DigiDesigns Challenge.

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You have done fabulous work. I really appreciate your work. I like your Christmas Wishes card. It is so beautiful.

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