Well I hope this is the final lot of Christmas cards so that I can now get on and make boxes, crackers, etc. and I guess I should add to the list of things to get done – the rest of my gift shopping and organise food for the ‘big’ day!
This one was made using the Stampin’ Up Soft Holly wheel on Very Vanilla cardstock and coloured in the berries with Bravo Burgundy marker. I used my Cuttlebug to emboss a piece of Always Artichoke cardstock then used my SU Eyelet Border punch down one side. I finished this off with 5/8” Bravo Burgundy ribbon and behind the sentiment stamped in Very Vanilla, I used the oval scallop punch on the Bravo Burgundy cardstock. Quite easy and quick to make.
In this one I used the beautiful dove stamp from the Stampin’ Up “A Wish for Peace” set. I was trying to utilise all the implements I have bought (trying to justify what I spend) so the white card has once again been embossed with the Cuttlebug and the scalloped square and leaves were cut out using my Slice machine. I used a small leaf stamp to stamp over the leaves to make them look more authentic. The dove has been glittered with Dazzling Diamonds. Cardstock used is Bashful Blue and Whisper White.
I hardly ever use the examples in Stampin’ Up’s idea books and catalogues, but I should as there are some lovely cards and layouts in them. I particularly liked this one so recreated it. If you go on to Stampin’ Up’s website they give you a list of materials used in each project. I didn’t have any Very Vanilla ribbon in the right width so improvised and cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock then glittered it with Dazzling Diamonds. As you can see it was quite a nice effect. I also didn’t have the Frames with a Flourish stamp set for the Not Quite Navy background piece, so just scored around the inside to give it a different effect.
Last, but not least, is this trio of cards all very similar and using the popular Stampin’ Up set “Season of Joy”. I don’t own this set (yet!!) so had to borrow it but feel I should get it as it is so versatile. The DSP used is from the Spring Mini – Ski Slope.
Well there you have it – my Christmas cards for 2009 are all complete. Hope all your preparations for Christmas are going smoothly.