Sunday, December 14, 2014

Deer And Wreath Christmas Card

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope your weekend is going great! We've been trying to finish our Christmas shopping and getting it all wrapped and under the tree. Between the traffic and crowded stores, it been a stressful challenge! 'Tis the season! I  mentioned in my last post that I am mass producing Christmas cards for friends and family this year. I don't like to make the exact card more than twice, so I decided to make them slightly different. I picked out a few design elements and colors,then began pulling supplies out of my stash that matched. I made all of the components first and then began making card bases. I just pulled different components and arranged them until I was happy with the result. This is one of the cards I came up with.
They're all super simple in order to fit into an envelope for mailing or hand delivering. I decided on a rustic theme this year. I love how the kraft, red and green colors play together so well. The wood grain paper is from Avery Elle. I love the delicate grain; I can't find an embossing folder that looks this realistic.There is a white version  available as well. My deer head punch from EK Success is one of my absolute favorites! I bought it last year at my local Joann. The wreath is a Memory Box die called Cascadia Wreath. Not necessarily a Christmas wreath, but it'll do. The last die I used is from Spellbinders Ribbon Banners. If you are interested in locating any of the items I've used here,see the product list at the end of the post.

Stay tuned this week as I'll be showing you some similar cards and how I've taken just a few different supplies and made a variety of cards. I hope you'll come back to see them. Have a wonderful day!


Monday, December 8, 2014

Wreath Christmas Card

I've been on a Christmas card making frenzy the last couple of weeks. I am making several dozen this year for friends and family. Since i need to make so many, I tend to go with tried and true stamps and a general theme and color scheme that I can mix and match. My card today showcases one of my all time favorite stamps, Wreath For All Seasons.

I really resisted over embellishing this one. In retrospect, a bit of Stickles on the berries would have been a sweet touch and still allow it to fit into an envelope. If I were mailing this one, I would probably remove the twine.
Wreath For All Seasons is made by Papertrey Ink and was my first ever purchase from them back in 2011. I don't think it has gone out of style and I keep using it over and over. It's very versatile and can be used year round. Definitely worth every penny!
See below for links to all of the supplies I used today. The music background paper is from My Mind's Eye and the twine is from my stash and widely available.

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Have A Merry Christmas!

Good morning, all! I hope your week is going great so far. I've been getting into the Christmas spirit this week; I'm slowly getting the house decorated and finally weeding out and putting away the Fall/Halloween decorations! I don't go overboard decorating for the holidays, I just put a few touches here and there. We're getting our tree up this weekend. We're buying a fresh one, so we wait till the first week of December so the tree is not completely dead/ dried out by Christmas day.Having pine needles all over the house is not fun at all!!

I've also been busy making Christmas cards and I have a fun one for you today.
How cute and fun is this? I bought a bunch of Christmas paper at the end of  last year on sale. This paper is from Heidi Swapp's Believe paper pad. It's so cute and happy! Love the touches of black she added in with the red and green. I played it up with a bold black and white gingham ribbon. I strategically cut out my little banner pieces from some of the patterned papers. My favorite is the little Santas!  The bold sentiment is from the Extra Grand Holiday Sentiment set by JustRite Papercraft. This stamp set has such an awesome and sassy font. I'm getting tons of use from it. Links to everything I used are below with the exception of the little jingle bells; they are from Michael's and can be found in the Christmas crafting section.
I'm also linking up to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge.

I'll be back on Saturday with another card for you, so I hope you'll visit again then! Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!



Monday, December 1, 2014

Merry And Bright

Happy Monday morning! I hope your Thanksgiving holiday was enjoyable. We had a nice dinner with our family. A few of them were sick so they didn't get to attend. They were missed! Hopefully, everyone will be well by Christmas.
Since we are officially into the Christmas rush, I have another Christmas card for you today.
I made this card a couple of weeks ago using a Mojo Monday sketch. I never got around to posting it on time!  I love the red,silver and blue color combination. The patterned paper is from an older Martha Stewart paper pad. I haven't bought any new Christmas paper this year because I still have so much left over from prior years. I need to challenge myself to use it up. The beautiful sentiment is from Verve Stamps. Everything I used is linked at the bottom of the post with the exception of the patterned paper and the sequins,they came from Micheal's 
Here's a closeup to show you how I layered it with foam tape to give it some dimension.

I hope you like it! Thanks for coming by today. I'll be back in a couple of days to share another card with you! Have a great day!



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