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Showing posts with label Christmas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Christmas. Show all posts

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Happiest Season Ever

I do love Christmas. The twinkling of lights surrounded by snow (yes, I like snow during the Christmas holiday); Christmas carols; watching classic (black and white) Christmas movies; sitting by the fire and listening to Nutcracker Suite.

This is a simple card, with a bit of glitter to dress it up a bit.

Stamps - Festival of Trees, More Merry Messages
Cardstock - Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White
Ink - Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow
Accessories - Scallop Trim border punch, Dazzling Details (regular, Cherry Cobbler and Silver Sparkle)

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Wreath of Joy

My sister really likes using blue and silver for Christmas decorating. I have to admit, it's growing on me. I made this card with her in mind.

Stamps - Wondrous Wreath
Cardstock - Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Pacific Point
Ink - Encore Silver, Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Pacific Point
Accessories - Crystal Effecgts, Dazzling Details, Wonderful Wreath Framelits

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Christmas Pine

Yep, I'm already working on Christmas cards. Working on Christmas cards in September seems early to me too, but I couldn't resist when I received this set. Living in the mountains, I just love this Ornamental Pine stamp. This great design was inspired by Dawn Olchefske's card.

Stamps - Ornamental Pine
Card Stock - Very Vanilla
Ink - Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Christmas Card Repeat

Things have been a little hectic in my life (or should I say my daughter's life) these last few days, so I haven't had the opportunity to play and create. Below is a Christmas card I created last year. It's a simple card to create, and easy to make a lot to send to friends and family.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Nativity in Snow

When I started this card, I had originally planned to make a basic "Triple Time Stamping" card. Then I thought the Wonderful Blessing stamp might work well as the top layer. I must say, I am quite pleased with the way it turned out.

So, I guess this is just a Double Time Stamping card?
Stamps - Best of Snow, Wonderful Blessing
Paper - Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink - VersaMark
Embossing Powder - White
Thinlit - Circles Collection (for inner circle)
The outer circle was cut with a circle cutter.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Let It Snow

Seriously, "let it snow" is not a term I use very often. We have had years where we couldn't see the two-story house across the street. However, the last couple of years, we've been able to ride our motorcycles in January. This year, I'm hoping for a "normal" winter. That's why I'm willing to make cards that say, "Let It Snow."
Stamps - Best of Snow, Endless Wishes
Paper - Midnight Muse, Whisper White
Ink - Midnight Muse
Embossing Powder - Clear

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Forest Scenes

Below are three more cards using the Scenic Season stamp. I wanted to make a set of cards all with the same stamp.

Stamp - Scenic Season
Paper - Night of Navy
Ink - Basic Black, Midnight Muse, Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Silver Encore, VersaMark
Embossing Powder - Clear

I also used Dazzling Details on the last card.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Snowy Scene

When my husband saw this card, his response was, "Wow, that looks like Christmas." I was surprised that he really liked all that sparkle.

For this effect, I used VersaMark, Heat and Stick Powder, and Dazzling Diamonds. The process is easy, but takes a bit longer than just stamping an image. First I applied the VersaMark directly to the paper (after all the stamping and inking), then I applied the Heat and Stick Powder. This powder requires heating to make it sticky. Finally, I applied the Dazzling Diamonds (not embossing powder), and heated the card again which causes the diamonds to "stick." (A note of caution: you will have dazzling diamonds around for a while.)
Stamp - Scenic Season
Paper - Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink - Basic Black, Midnight Muse, Night of Navy, Pacific Point, VersaMark
Embellishment - Heat and Stick Powder with Dazzling Diamonds

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Island Poinsettia

Using this stamp on vellum with gold embossing powder, really makes for a beautiful poinsettia. It is so pretty, it doesn't need much more to complete the card.
Stamp - Joyful Christmas
Paper - Island Indigo, Whisper White
Ink - Island Indigo, VersaMark
Embossing Powder - Gold
Ribbon - Island Indigo 1/4" satin
Crystal Effects was used in the center of the flower after coloring it with the Island Indigo.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Merry Christmas Snowflakes

I just got this photopolymer stamp set and had to take if for a test drive. Love It! It's really easy to work with - super sticky to the clear blocks, seems to attract the ink to itself, and I don't feel the need to use my Stamp-a-ma-jig to make sure everything is positioned "just" the way I want it. (Yes, I'm one of those.) Don't you just love those snowflakes?
Stamps - Endless Wishes
Paper - Island Indigo, Whisper White
Ink - Pool Party, Soft Sky, Silver Encore, VersaMark
Embossing Powder - Clear
Punches - Decorative Label, Scallop Border
Ribbon - Island Indigo 1/4"
Jewel - Rhinestone

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Midnight Nativity

For this card, I used the same design as my previous card, Peace on Earth, but with a few changes.
Stamp - Wonderful Blessing
Paper - Midnight Muse, Whisper White
Ink - Midnight Muse, Silver Encore
Embossing Powder - Clear
Ribbon - Whisper White Organza

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Oh, Tannenbaum

I just love how this card turned out. As I was putting it together, I was trying to figure out how to dress it up, without using glitter. (Cards going to Operation Write Home can NOT have glitter on them.) That is how I came up with the idea of using shiny, silver bells, I mean brads.
Stamp - Christmas Lodge
Card Stock - Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
DSP - Deck the Halls
Ink - Always Artichoke
Ribbon - Cherry Cobbler seam binding
Brads - 3/16" silver, Clear Rhinestone
Embossing Powder - Clear

Monday, October 7, 2013

Joy to the World

One more Operation Write Home Christmas Card. With this one, I embossed the star in gold, then I stamped Joy on top of the star with Cherry Cobbler and embossed it with clear.
Stamps - The Sounding Joy (ret.)
Card Stock - Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
DSP - Deck the Halls (ret.)
Ink - Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake
Ribbon - Always Artichoke seam binding
Embossing Powder - Clear, Gold

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Let Earth Receive Her King

Here are a couple more cards for Operation Write Home (OWH). This is the same basic layout as the card I posted yesterday. I had originally planned to make all of the cards with the same layout, but it's just not in me. Although this Designer Series Paper (DSP) is retired, it always amazes me how many variations I can create with just one collection of paper.

Stamps - The Sounding Joy (ret.)
Card Stock - Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
DSP - Deck the Halls (ret.)
Ink - Always Artichoke
Ribbon - Always Artichoke seam binding
I also used Clear Embossing Powder

Stamps - The Sounding Joy (ret.)
Card Stock - Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
DSP - Deck the Halls (ret.)
Ink - Cherry Cobbler
Ribbon - Early Espresso Quilted Satin
I also used Clear Embossing Powder and a Ribbon Slide (ret.)

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Christmas Joy

I'm in the process of putting together a batch of cards for Operation Write Home (OWH). What I recently discovered is, Christmas cards need to get to them by October 15 (end of October by the latest), in order to get to our Hero's so they have time to send them on to their family and friends. So, I've decided to make a batch of cards with identical layouts, but possibly different color and stamp combinations, in order to make several Christmas Cards to add before I send them out.

Each card will have the following sized layers (starting from the base):

  • 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" (card stock, folded in half)
  • 5-3/8" x 4-1/8" (card stock)
  • 5-1/4" x 4" (DSP)
  • 2-1/4" x 2-1/4" (card stock)
  • 2-1/4" x 2" (DSP)
  • 3-1/4" x 3" (card stock)
  • 3" x 2-3/4" (card stock)
Yep, that's seven layers! Plus, there's 18" of ribbon, and a few jewels for embellishment.
Stamps - The Sounding Joy (ret.)
Card Stock - Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
DSP - Deck the Halls (ret.)
Ink - Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake
Ribbon - Cherry Cobbler seam binding
Jewels - Pearls

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Christmas Easel

This card was a bit of a challenge. I started with a Whisper White card base, but it needed something more. After switching the card base to Basic Gray, it still needed something more, which is why I embossed it with Lacy Brocade. 

I liked what I saw, but then the ornaments just didn't work. I originally had the short, squatty one I show below, but I also had a longer, thinner one to the right. I switched that one out for the one below with the sentiment.

I guess what I'm trying to say is, it might take a bit longer, but playing with different layouts pays off in the end.

Stamps - Many Merry Messages, More Merry Messages, Ornament Keepsakes
Stock - Basic Gray, Raspberry Ripple
DSP - Raspberry Ripple
Ink - Basic Black, Basic Gray (daubbed around the edges) Raspberry Ripple
Embossing Folder - Lacy Brocade
Punch - 1" Circle
Framelits - Holiday Ornaments
Sizzix Die - Top Note
I also used Clear and Iridescent embossing powder, Rhinestones, Bakers Twine

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Peace On Earth

My first Christmas card of the season. Right now I'm thinking, "It's too early to start making Christmas cards!" However, if I don't get started now, I will be mailing my Christmas cards in January.
Stamps - Christmas Lodge (ret.), Wonderful Blessing
Paper - Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Ink - Smoky Slate, VersaMark
Embellishments - Paper Piercing Punch, Rhinestone jewel, Silver embossing powder, Whisper White Organza ribbon

Monday, September 23, 2013

What is Negative Space (Day 5)

This is my last submission (for a while) of my negative space cards. If you need a quick easy card, or set of cards, try this technique; it's quick and easy. This is the only card I didn't use a Feel Goods stamp, but I think this stamp worked out well.

Day 5 - Merry Christmas and a happy new year!
Stamp - Delightful Dozen
Cardstock - Whisper White
DSP - Coastal Cabana
Ink - Coastal Cabana
Punch - Snowflake
Jewel - Large Rhinestone

Sunday, December 9, 2012

They're In The Mail! - Almost

My Christmas cards are created, signed, addressed, stamped, and ready to be dropped at the post office on my way to work. I had a lot of fun creating different styles and selecting the right card for the right person/family.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Gift Card Holder

I needed a gift card holder, so I decided to make it. Although, it is very simple to make, it does take a bit of time cutting and scoring. I do feel it turned out very nice. and will make the gift card a bit more special.
 This is the front view of the holder. 
The base is Cherry Cobbler, with a layer of Early Espresso and Deck the Halls DSP (ret.)
I topped it off with Always Artichoke seam binding
The ornaments on the inside were punched using the Ornament punch.
I also used sticky backed Velcro (non SU!) for the closure.
These two ornaments were created using the Framelits' Holiday Ornaments.
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