Saturday, November 19, 2011

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like...

Well, my house is all decorated for Christmas as of today.  My boys had a blast decorating the tree while we blasted Christmas music through the house!  So now I'm in a very Christmas-y mood!  I'm very excited about stamp club for the next two months because we get to make so many holiday cards! One of my Stamp Clubs is making these cute Christmas cards/projects this month.
This first item is an adorable little purse that I learned from Lorna Raczynski.  It's filled with some chocolate treats, and it's the perfect size for holding a gift card!  I used the Holly Berry Bouquet suite to make this one.
This next card is a telescoping card.  As soon as I saw the tutorial for this on Splitcoast Stampers, I had to try it!  I used the Christmas Lodge stamp set with the Frostwood Lodge designer series paper.  Some Fire Circle brads finish it off.
The final card is this Christmas ribbon flower card.  It didn't photograph as well as I would have liked - it looks way better in real life!  I used the Cherry Cobbler striped grosgrain ribbon to create the flower by using a basting stitch with some white baker's twine along one side of the ribbon.  Then pull the twine tight so the ribbon loops up.  I then stitched it shut at the back and ran the twine up through the center, pulled it through the button, and knotted it at the back.  There is a second piece of ribbon wrapped around the main part of the card.  To finish it off, I used the Pines & Poinsettias set to stamp a greeting, added a Vintage Tag and some First Edition designer series paper cut with the Top Note die and stamped with the En Francais background stamp.

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