Sentimental Gift

It’s time for a new cue word over at CASology and given that Christmas is just two weeks away now, this week’s word is probably on a lot of people’s minds!

For my card, I chose to focus on a sentiment I remembered I had in my stash from my design team work with Prickley Pear!  Dr. Seuss is a favorite around our house, so this was a happy rediscovery for me!

The candy cane stripe is from The Craft’s Meow and stamped in SU’s Real Red ink.  After stamping and adhering the sentiment, I stamped two holly leaves from one of Prickley Pear’s clear sets, applied some Stickles for a little sparkle and then cut them out (there are coordinating dies), popping them up with foam dots.  The red button and baker’s twine were added last.

I’m happy with how this turned out and am thinking I need to focus on sentiments a little more often!

Be sure and visit the rest of the design team and guest designer blogs this week!  You’ll find lots of holiday inspiration!  Then, don’t forget to link up your own GIFT creation on the challenge blog by Sunday at noon (CST)!



  • Lisa Posted Tuesday, 12/11/2012 2:18 pm

    Melissa this is superb! Love the candy cane stripe topped with holly and this fun sentiment!!

  • Happy Dance Posted Tuesday, 12/11/2012 2:52 pm

    Very lovely, Melissa. Those holly leaves are sweet! Great sentiment, and it really pops with the candy cane stripe! Bev

  • Ardyth Posted Tuesday, 12/11/2012 3:10 pm

    I can recite pretty much this whole book – I watched it AGAIN last night! Love the colours and the simple message!

  • Tracey McNeely Posted Tuesday, 12/11/2012 3:18 pm

    I love that sentiment, I have read it so many many times. Beautiful card. Thinking we need to watch that this week!

  • sally Posted Tuesday, 12/11/2012 4:20 pm

    What a great sentiment!


  • Darnell J Knauss Posted Tuesday, 12/11/2012 10:55 pm

    What a wonderful way to showcase that brilliant Dr. Seuss quote! Well done, Melissa!!

  • Darnell J Knauss Posted Tuesday, 12/11/2012 11:09 pm

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  • Lynn Posted Wednesday, 12/12/2012 12:33 am

    Oh you are rocking Karen's new TCM set. Love how you used the border stamp to ground your design.

  • Carol L Posted Wednesday, 12/12/2012 11:32 am

    AMEN to the wonderful sentiment on this card! I love how you created the candy cane stripe!

  • Michelle Pearson Posted Wednesday, 12/12/2012 2:36 pm

    very pretty! 🙂
    I'm pinning your card to the PPRS DT Samples Board!

  • Laura @ Happy Little Paper Place Posted Wednesday, 12/12/2012 6:06 pm

    I just love this Dr. Suess quote! Such a great message. Wonderful card too!!

  • Rosemary Posted Wednesday, 12/12/2012 6:42 pm

    this is just beautiful, melissa! love the sentiment!

  • Jean Posted Thursday, 12/13/2012 3:05 pm

    I have no idea how many times I have read these words ~ Love your card ~ absolutely perfect!

  • Laurie Posted Thursday, 12/13/2012 8:57 pm


  • mypapercraftworld Posted Saturday, 12/15/2012 11:22 pm

    Brilliant sentiment and I love how you've framed it so the focus remains on the words! Anita in France 🙂

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