Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Christmas Cheer

It's unfortunate I dont have any Cat's Pajamas Christmas stamps to work with, but this birthday one seems to work okay on this Christmas card! The papers are from Carta Bella's Christmas Day collection, and I stamped the image on the papers too, so I could cut out the presents and stick them over the image. I coloured the bunny with copic markers.

Stamps: Birthday Bunny (The Cats Pajamas), Sweets of the Season (Flourishes)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Old Paper (Tim Holtz), Copic Markers
Cardstock: Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler (Stampin up), Neenah Solar White
Paper: Christmas Day (Carta Bella)
Accessories: Prima flower, Spotlight Lace, Hemptique twine, Bag O Buttons buttons, Spellbinders circle and scallop circle, Stampin Up scallop border punch

A Very Merry Christmas To You

So I decided to go a little out of my comfort zone for this card. I usually always do very traditional colours on my cards, Whites, creams, deep reds, and dark greens. But I thought I'd have a go at something bright. What do you think! The papers are from Kaisercraft and I cut a large circle out and added dazzling diamonds to the edge all the way round, and used Stampin Up ribbon to turn it into a bauble. I ended up making 5 of these, and on the last one, my sewing machine broke, the needle snapped and the whole thing jammed. So it's the last sewing I'll be doing for a while :( Maybe I'll have to ask Santa for a new one this Christmas ;)

Stamps: Stampin Up (unknown set)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Pink Pirouette (Stampin Up)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler,
Papers: Mint Twist (Kaisercraft)
Accessories: Spotlight lace and buttons, We Are Memory Keepers floss, Spellbinders circle and scallop circle, Stampin Up ribbon, Stampin Up scallop edge punch, sewing machine

From Our House To Yours

I can't seem to make a Christmas card without one of these Christmas trees on it! Oh how I long for the new Verve Holiday Greetings stamp set for a little variety. It's a bit late to get it to use on Cards for this year, but I will definitly have it for next year! In the meantime, with a mixture of forest moss ink and dazzling diamonds permanently on my fingers from these tress, I bring you this latest Christmas card. Gotta be one of my faves. With my sewing machine out of action, I used a white gel pen to add detail to the border and around the circle. The papers are from Simple Stories' Handmade Holiday.

Stamps: Poinsettia Christmas, Winter Tree (Verve)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Forest Moss (Tim Holtz)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Kraft, Basic Black (Stampin Up)
Papers: Handmade Holiday
Accessories: Spotlight lace, Bag O Buttons buttons, Stampin Up linen thread, dazzling diamonds, white gel pen

Monday, December 10, 2012

Christmas Blessings

With all the green Christmas trees I've been doing, I decided to go neutral on this one. I inked it with Old Paper ink and added some dazzling diamonds. I used the gorgeous Handmade Holiday papers from Simple Stories, and Verve's Christmas Blessings stamp. I found it really hard to sew around the oval (much more difficult than circles!), if anyone has any tricks, let me know!

Stamps: Christmas Blessings, Winter Tree (Verve)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Old Paper (Tim Holtz)
Cardstock: Kraft, Whisper White (Stampin Up)
Papers: Handmade Holiday (Simple Stories)
Accessories: Spotlight lace, Stampin Up button, Hemptique twine, Verve pennant trim die, MFT Stacking stars die, Stampin Up dazzling diamonds, Spellbinders oval and petite scallop oval, sewing machine