The card I have to share today is with a set that caught my eye immediately.  It is one of those from our childhood that just makes you smile.  I hope you like my idea.


Stampin' Up!, Rocking Horse, Merry & Bright, Rhinestones, Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade, Jackie Beers



Sorry:  When I made this card and began the post, I did not realize the Rocking Horse Dies are sold out.  However, you can make the card without the dies by fussy cutting the horse.

This fun Stamp and Die Bundle is the Rocking Horse Bundle.  That rocky horse is such a great memory.  Even if you never had one, the idea of it from old movies, just makes me Smile and feel loved.  I used quite a lot of the images in the set.  The rocky horse is stamped with Early espresso and then colored with Stampin’ Blends to match the card base colors.  Then it is die cut using the matching Die.

The gifts are also included in the stamp set.  They are in a stack with one die.  I stamped them twice using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, colored them with Stampin’ Blends, and die cut one stack. The second stack was fussy cut.  I wanted a lot of presents!!  Some of them are a bit odd shaped when cut apart.  So I used the other gifts and the horse to hide the partial shape.  A stack of presents is a good thing!

The sentiment is also part of the stamp set.  That sentiment is right there with the rocky horse in why I wanted the set.  It is fun to just say the words.  Actually the sentiment is one long sentiment.  I wanted to present it in a more fun and bold way.  So I cut the words apart and spread them across the card.


The lights are from the Merry Bold & Bright Designer Series Paper.  Actually the striped piece is as well.  The lights were my first idea and then the stripes went along with the Fun part of the card.  These lights remind me of the larger bulb lights on the trees growing up.  So I new they needed to be prominent in the card. They cover an entire piece of the paper, but I only needed a few.  It only took a couple minutes of fussy cutting to cut around this strand of lights.  I did not try to be too perfect in my cutting.

The striped background paper is also from the Merry Bold & Bright Designer Series Paper.  This piece became the “wallpaper” of the Christmas room.  It pairs great with the Christmas lights and I was sure to add little touches of Poppy Parade in the gifts and on the rocky horse.

The bright Granny Apple Green was pulled from the Christmas Lights and was a perfect Green for the Poppy Parade as the Red for this card.  I love traditional, but sometimes you must stretch outside the box a bit.  And to complete the card, I added a scattering of Rhinestones around the sentiment  pieces and the horse.


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