Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Christmas cards of a different color.

The traditional Christmas colors did not play a big part in these cards.  Last year I had purchased some chipboard pieces on sale.  I loved the light colors and the pink that was included.  I decided to get busy making some cards using these pieces up.  Instead of letting them sit in drawer for another year.  I still have plenty of them left to use up but here is what I got done so far.  The chipboard pieces I used for the cards come from K&Company sweet noel chipbox, Brenda Walton adhesive chipboard Peppermint Twist, & Holiday Times handmade stickers from Wal-Mart.   The paper I used was from Jo anns 12x12 Peppermint Forest & DCWV Holiday Collection "The Christmas Stack" 180 sheets.  These were all from last year.  To me it doesn't matter how old or long ago I got the paper if it looks good and that is mood I am in I go for it.  Card making for me is to relieve stress so I don't worry about keeping up to date on all the new products.  I just use what I have on hand.  I did stitching on all the cards.  I had my sewing machine out and set up so I figure might as well use it while I had it out.  I love stitching on cards.  I think it adds that special touch.  Hope you like the cards.  Comments are always welcomed.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Reindeer w/snowflake card.

Well I have been in the creative mood this weekend.  I have been busy making Christmas cards.  I am trying to get a jump on things this year.  Last year I sent mostly boxed cards.  This year I am going for homemade cards all the way.  Not sure it will happen but I am putting forth the effort.

This first card I made I got the inspiration from a Making Memories embellishment kit for only $2.50 at Scrapbuck  Scrapbuck is the best place to get scrapbooking/cardmaking supplies for cheap.  Plus free shipping on all orders over $20 bucks.  You can't beat that.  A cool site you might want to check out.  I loved the vintage looking Christmas paper in the kit and used it on this card at the bottom half.  I used a deep red at the top and put it through the cuttlebug using a snowflake folder.  Added some off white cotton lace and even pulled out my sewing machine to do some stitching.  I added a clear snowflake I purchased at Michael's last year sometime.  The deer I did using the Christmas noel cricut cart.  I used the shadow feature on it.  Added a piece of rustic twine around the neck.  Hope you like it.  I have more to come.