October 23, 2009

warm welcome

Good morning! I've made a little quick and easy project for you today - a little basket for overnight guests, filled with personal essentials. I made this little basket for guests who will visit over Christmas and included a personalized Christmas card to welcome them into our home.

For the card, I'm using MOJO107 for the sketch. I inked up the dove from Christmas Blessings in Riding Hood Red ink and used Nestabilities to cut out the circles and scalloped circles. To add a little texture, I layered some Certainly Celery wide grosgrain ribbon over some 1" Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon. I really love the way the stitched ribbon frames the smaller ribbon - it adds so much warmth to the card. The paper is SEI's Christmas Mint, which is the most delicious Holiday paper I've seen - it's just beautiful!

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In honor of Halloween, we have a Fright Night Special just for YOU.

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October Copic Kit- We are happy to offer this collection of 5 Copic Sketch Markers hand selected by Taylor to coordinate with the October 20th Key Ingredients Kit. Click here to view and purchase this kit or click here to go to the TE Copics Department to select the individual Sketch markers you need to fill in your collection.

Storage Solutions Plastic Cases from Stampendous -
We all need Storage Solutions and you are going to love the versatility of these sturdy plastic cases! If you are a Subscriber to our Key Ingredients program, then you are familiar with these cases as the exclusive storage system you receive your KI in on the 20th of each month. We are now thrilled to be able to offer these cases for sale on an individual basis to all of our customers! And Subscribers - you will continue to receive your 20th KI each month in these cases as a special benefit of Membership!

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Happy shopping!
recipe -
stamps: christmas blessings (taylored expressions)
ink: riding hood red, garden green (SU!)
paper: garden green, certainly celery, whisper white card stock (SU!), christmas mint patterned paper (SEI)
accessories: circle & circle scallop nestabilities (spellbinders), silver brads, 1" chocolate chip stitched grosgrain ribbon (SU!), 5/8" certainly celery grosgrain ribbon (SU!), stampin' dimensionals (SU!)


  1. What a great idea! Your card is absolutely beautiful!

  2. What a great idea and I love the card.

  3. Gorgeous card Karen, and what a great idea for guests!!!

  4. Karen if I got this great basket and beautiful Christmas welcome card I wouldn't want to ever leave, lol!

  5. Karen...I would LOVE to have you pop over and be a part of The Play Date Cafe Challenge...I love you projects and think they are really inspiring!

    Just click my name for the link!