Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Christmas Gifts


Hello again! I'm here with my last Christmas card for 2017. WooHoo! I finally got to #50! Thought that day would never come.

This is a very CAS card & very easy to create. I pulled out a variety of supplies for this one, using Stephanie Barnard's Triplets set for the gifts, Gina K cardstock, and a sentiment from Lawn Fawn. I keep all my Christmas stamps & dies together, so all I had to do was dig through it all to find what I needed.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Christmas Wreath


Hi everybody! I'm back today with one of my last Christmas cards. WooHoo! The end is in site!

I found this Christmas Wreath stamp set at Inspired By Stamping a week ago and just HAD to have it. I love the wreath and the large JOY, although on here it looks a little wonky. The set also includes such sentiments as Peace on Earth, Be Joyful, Hope and O Holy Night. Love all of those! I colored the wreath with my Zig Watercolor Brush Markers. The inside says "to the world."

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Festive Fireside



Hello again! Surprised you, didn't I? I'm back already with more Christmas cards for 2017. These were created for a friend of mine who has bought a pack of cards from me for the past couple of years. I post a few on Facebook and she picks out her favorites. I enjoy creating cards for her, and it's nice to create something nice for someone who appreciates it.

I used an old Stampin Up set called Festive Fireside. The stamps and dies were bought in a bundle, so that makes it easy to create the card. There's no stamping directly on the card except for the Merry Christmas sentiment on the inside. What you see here is all dies.

Gotta love the cat! His tail was so long, though, I had to figure out how to make everything fit. I had to make a choice between the greenery on top of the mantle or the wreath, so I designed 2 different cards that were still very similar.

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Christmas Penguin


Hello everybody! It's been a while since I posted. I've been traveling to Boston to see my brother for Thanksgiving. Then I was able to attend my niece's Senior Recital in music & drama in New York City at NYU. No worries -- I took some Christmas cards to work on while I was there! Can't get behind on this project!

First, I want to thank Kevin Mowery again for designing the new Christmas banner on this blog. He worked tirelessly to get it done, and I greatly appreciate that.

I also want to apologize for the poor quality of this picture. I can't seem to find the right place to take pictures of my cards without getting the snowy particles. I'll keep working on this, so please be patient until I get it right!

Now, onto the card! The circle image is from a former Stamp TV Kit called Christmas Wishes designed by Gina K. Her kits are great! They include stamps, cardstock, and now dies, too. Can't beat the quality of Gina's products.

The Christmas penguin and sentiment are from the former Winter Cheer Stamp TV kit. I enjoyed coloring the image and adding stickles to his hat. I used Zig Watercolor Brush Markers for coloring.

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Foiled Christmas



Hello everybody! I'm back with a couple more Christmas cards. I'm really trying to get as many done now so I can get them mailed soon after Thanksgiving. One of my friends sends me my first card of the year around that time, and I'd like to be ready to reciprocate. He's my 8th grade math teacher, and we've been sending each other Christmas cards for over 40 years! That's got to be some kind of record.

These cards have foiling on them, and I feel the photographs don't do them justice. The second card has I have yet to find the perfect place in my apartment for photographs! Snuggles was asleep or in the bathroom while I did the foiling. Too hot for her to touch, and I was afraid the heat would get the best of her. I must grab these free moments when I have them!

The backgrounds and the sentiments are both foiled on these cards. All products are from Gina K Designs. The sentiments are popped up over some colorful ribbon. That was the best way to ease the eyes from all the shine. Both have space on the inside to write under the stamped Merry Christmas.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Purrfect Christmas


I'm back! This card is one I created at a recent Scrapbooking Crop, using some Purrfect Christmas stamps I purchased at Gina K Designs. This is a fun set for me since I have a 6-month old kitty cat who gets into everything. I don't dare put up a Christmas tree this year because it certainly wouldn't last very long with Snuggles around!

I stamped the tree and then added the mouse and cat. The gift boxes were stamped and fussy cut on another piece of cardstock (all inks and cardstock are by Gina K). I colored everything with my Kuretake Zig Clean Color watercolor markers. Before mailing this, I think I'll add some Stickles to the Christmas tree decorations just to bling it up a bit.

Several cards have been created using this stamp set, and I'm sure I've seen some similar cards like this one. I think I created a card with a mix of everything I've seen in the blog hops! Kudos to you who have given such inspiration!

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Warmer With You



Hello again! I am back with another Christmas card, this time using Gina K's Warmer With You set, bought from Simon Says Stamps. I love this set because there are so many cute snowmen included.

For my card, I used two of the larger snowmen and one smaller female. This is because I have two grown sons in my family, and I wanted to exhibit them as snowmen in my card. They're not as big and round as these, but they are taller than me. Of course, I'm not as small as the female shown here, either! For the inside, I used a stamp from Lawn Fawn that was in my stash.

I think I'll go back and add some white details, such as dots or stripes, on the hats and scarves for the males, just to show some difference. After all, my boys are NOT twins, although they're only 19 months apart. (How in the world did I do that?)

Since I'm chatting here about my boys, I'm including a picture of the three of us, taken in June, 2017.

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Patterned Ornaments




Hello everybody! I'm here with several Christmas cards I made using patterned paper. I have an old Stampin Up! die set I bought without the stamp set that goes with it. So I decided to pull out some of the patterned paper I've bought over the years and use it just with the dies.

I put the sentiment on the inside of the cards with the plain front. Otherwise, it's on the outside, as shown in the first picture.

Here, I got a little crazy with the patterns!



The bows were a little tricky to tie and glue on with the kitten sitting there, watching me. She really wanted that ribbon! I added snowflakes and gems to the centers of the ornaments. They were found in my stash.

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