Christmas Card Finale

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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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IMG_0917 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.

6 comments:

KarenR said...

gosh they all look great I'm only my first design!

Joanne Gilch said...

I think your cards are awesome! I became a follower. come see my blog--http://cardologyetc.blogspot.com/

joanne

Anne said...

What a lovely bunch of cards Judy! They are all great but I do love the doves, so elegant. My eyes are now fine, I do hope you get somewhere with progress for yours in the New Year

Hugs
Anne

Sally W said...

Judy you do make beautiful cards, Have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year

Andrea said...

These are all gorgeous Judy! I love those embossing folders, they make your cards look so elegant.

Debbie Lamb said...

I love how you've used the soft holly wheel, and the dove stamp. You're very inspiring and it makes me want to make more Christmas cards... Actually, I still do have a few more to make.

Have a wonderful Christmas Judy and may 2010 bring you happiness, love and laughter.

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