Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas Cards!

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! I'm working on New Year's resolutions, and I think one of them will be to make sure I blog at least once a week! I've been a bad blogger! LOL!

I love receiving hand-made Christmas cards, and this year, I received quite a few gorgeous creations! Here are a few that I thought I'd share with all of you. You can check them out individually in the slide show.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Stamp Club Cards

For our Stamp Club meeting tonight, we will be making these Christmas-themed cards.

This one uses the Magic Snowflake technique. I stamped the snowflakes from the Holiday Collection stamp set in VersaMark on glossy white cardstock and embossed them with white embossing powder. Then I used Bashful Blue and Brocade Blue reinkers to dab ink all over the paper. The card base is Pacific Point, with Brushed Silver cardstock for the accent colour. I finished the card off with some Whisper White taffeta ribbon.

The second project is a gift card holder. I found an amazing video tutorial here at Dawn's Stamping Thoughts. I used Riding Hood Red (my new favourite colour!) as the base and layered on some Ski Slope dsp. The snowflake is from Snow Swirled, stamped in RHR. I added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter with my two-way glue pen. The band is Baja Breeze, layered with another snowflake that is punched from my 1 1/4" circle punch.

I CASEd the final card from one that my upline, Winona, made. I wanted to use my felt flurries and my new candy cane ribbon, so I built the card around those things! The base is Riding Hood Red with a layer of Chocolate Chip wrapped with ribbon. I used the Top Notes Bigz die to make the next layer in Kraft cardstock. I stamped the greeting from Heard from the Heart in Chocolate Chip. For the tag, I used Take Three and the snowflake from Best Wishes & More. The felt flurry is attached with a gold brad.
I look forward to seeing my Stamp Club ladies tonight!

Blessings to you,