Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Christmas on my Mind

This week I have been making some Christmas cards. I always try to get them done in plenty of time, but this is the first year that I am almost finished all of my cards before the end of August. I am usually finishing them up as I address the envelopes. I have also been playing around with ideas for little give aways or stocking stuffers.
I love this little bookmark. I used Deer Friends Stamp Set (Level 2 Hostess set); Chocolate Chip, Real Red and Whisper White CS; Chocolate Chip Ink; Real Red Marker; Real Red Ribbon; Signo Gel Pen; Scallop Punch, 1 1/4 and 1 3/8 circle punches; crystal effects and a giant paper clip from Staples. Oh and the little google eyes! I coloured his nose with the real red marker and then put on some crystal effects for dimension.

For this card I assembled the medallion as above, except I used Riding Hood Red CS instead of Real Red. The base card is Riding Hood Red and the DSP is from the Bella Rosa pack. The greeting is from Flaky Friends (retired).

I participated in an ESwap initiated by Josée Smuck. This is my copy of Josée's card. The pine tree from Lovely as a Tree is stamped in White Craft on Night of Navy CS. The sentiment is from Wonderful Words and is stamped on Whisper white using Night of Navy ink. The white CS is torn, mounted to the card and then the torn edge is enhanced with glitter (I used chunky glitter for this card).You can go to Josée's blog to see the rest of the cards submitted.

This next card is CASED from Andrea Walford. I used Kraft CS and sponged the edges with Whisper White craft ink. The tree was stamped with WW craft ink on Kraft. I mounted this image onto chocolate chip and then onto the main card (Andrea used a layer of Old Olive). I used my 2 way glue pen to adhere glitter to the tree and to the edge of the smaller Kraft panel.

You can see Andrea's original card at - see her August 15 post.

Here is a version of the ever popular bag in a box. I followed the instructions given by Paula Goff on her blog - I did not use the round tab punch - I used the horizontal slot punch to slide the ribbon through. I used Bali Breeze DSP and Felt Fusion flowers to decorate. I also used my 5 petal punch and Taken with Teal CS to make the middle flower. Non SU brads were used for the flower centres.

I was just playing around and decided to try to duplicate the reindeer displayed at convention. I made a small triangle using Chocolate chip CS and cut 2 of the sides using my Fiskars scallop scissors. The sides all measure 2 inches. I made the antlers from Caramel CS using my Cuttlebug and the vintage die set and attached it to my triangle. I then glued on the silly eyes and the red pom pom. I think with a bit of modification he will make a really cute gift tag!

Thanks for looking


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