Season’s Greetings with Seasoned with Kindness

There’s a big difference between “seasons” and “seasonings” – one describes the divisions of the year, and one describes a variety spices and herbs that can be added to food. When you bring your basil plant inside because Winter arrived overnight, then you might legitimately create the best combination of seasons and seasonings. The fragile herb and giant sentiment star in the simple Christmas card I’m sharing today. Here’s my card:

Snowflake Sentiments, Seasoned with Kindness, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

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  • Seasoned with Kindness. A tin can with a sweet herb is not what you’d normally think of when you think of Christmas cards, but…when you add a red bow, that basil plant quickly turns into a Christmas tree. πŸ™‚ Here’s a look at the Seasoned with Kindness stamp set:Seasoned with Kindness, Stampin' Up! 146804There are FOUR stamps from this set I used on today’s card. I stamped the tin can in Basic Black. I stamped the shading on the can with Smokey Slate (after stamped off on scrap paper once). I stamped the basil outline in Basic Black. I stamped the inside of the leaves with Pear Pizzazz (after I stamped off on scrap paper once). The stylish bow is a quick cutout from the Alpine Sports Thinlits Dies. Here’s a closer look:Snowflake Sentiments, Seasoned with Kindness, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
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  • Color Combination. The colors I used on this card are (kind of) pulled from the Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper in Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in this pack of paper:Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, 146921While the pack of papers includes Old Olive, I used the lighter Pear Pizzazz on my card. If you like this combination of Real Red, Pear Pizzazz and Shaded Spruce, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspriation - Real Red, Shaded Spruce, Pear Pizzazz

Stamp Sets: Seasoned with Kindness, Snowflake Sentiments  Papers: Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper, Shaded Spruce, Real Red, Whisper White  Inks: Shaded Spruce, Pear Pizzazz, Smoky Slate, Basic Black  Accessories: Alpine Sports Thinlits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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  1. What a charming card! Simple and elegant.

  2. Well Brian, the temperatures up here are getting colder and colder, especially overnight so, if you have little herbs in pots, I think it’s time to bring them in.
    Your sweet, sweet little Basil plant looks so festive and lovely with that little red bow and the bold sentiment. Love the DSP you used, to me it looks like snow.
    Beautiful card my friend, thank you for sharing.

    • Thanks so much, Maria! This is my favorite time of year – right between the heat of Summer and cold of Winter. So glad you like my little basil plant. Thanks for your comments. <3

  3. This charming card is seasoned with oodles of creativity!

  4. Very sweet card and great mix of stamps and love the print of DSP for the mating.

  5. Scentsational! Get it-basil scent. Mine grew humongous and I couldn’t keep up. Funny the oregano in the same whiskey Harrell is going great guns. Anyway, fun card and I didn’t remember the set at all. I love it when you do amazing things with stamps like this. Now, I could kick myself for not making basil pesto to give as gifts and make the accompanying card. Love the whole card, it really cooks!

  6. Beautiful background paper…reminds me of snow, which it is doing right now here in Maine. First snow…always exciting!

  7. Yup – like Dawn I woke to snow coming down this morning. I couldn’t believe it but I guess real winter and Christmas are right around the corner. I love that you combined what I would consider summer stamps with winter paper and turned it into a sensational Christmas card. You are the magician of card making for sure.

    • That’s so kind of you to say, Grace! I love to combine stamps in unexpected ways. This one was fun! Enjoy the snow while it’s light and non-permanent. πŸ™‚

  8. Oh how I simply adore this card!! Perfection ❀ …I feel a CASE coming on πŸ˜‚πŸ˜œπŸ˜¬πŸ˜

  9. Your little tree looks like a Charlie Brown tree (yours is in better condition Probably smells a lot better too !} That Under The Mistletoe paper assortment has some hidden gems . I like the one you chose .
    And isn`t that Shaded Spruce a surprise color that just grows on you ??
    Great card ….sweet sweet too !
    I am a FALL FAN also….love the weather and the beautiful leaves !!

    • Thanks so much, Sonny! I’m IN LOVE with Shaded Spruce – can’t believe how much I love it. <3 I've always gravitated toward non-traditional images. Couldn't resist the basil. Glad you like it.

  10. Brian your minds eye is so keen! This card is so sweet, and so worthy of all the white space. Great job!

  11. Sometimes less is more! This is a truly creative card design.

  12. Once again, you have intrigued me to buy this little stamp set. What a wonderful card! I love the Christmas theme; it’s perfect for a little bit of whimsy! TFS

  13. This sweet simple design makes my heart happy! Delightful!

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