Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas Cards Day 6

Another simple Christmas card for you:

I kind of wish I had taken a group shot, I made 12 of these and they looked so pretty all lined up!

Papers: CTMH Believe Level 2 kit
Stamps: CTMH D1498 Art Philosophy Seasons(tree)
SU Season of Joy(sentiment)

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas Cards Day 5

Can you believe I've posted 5 days in a row?  I've been pretty lazy with my blog lately, but that's just because my life keeps getting in the way.  I like these recent short and sweet posts... quick and easy just like my Christmas cards have been.

This card wasn't exactly quick with all the heat embossing, but if you set it up assembly-line-style it doesn't take too long. Nothing beats heat embossing for a little bit of shimmer without too much bling:
Snowflakes were cut out with the CTMH Cricut Art Philosphy cartridge, then stamped with the coordinating snowflake images from D1480 Snowflakes stamp set in versamark,  then heat embossed using silver and pearl. Added a little extra sparkle with some rhinestones and silver ribbon. Papers are from CTMH Wonderland Paper kit.  This card is really pretty up close, click on it to see for yourself.

Thanks for popping in today!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Cards Day 4

I believe this was a Mojo Monday sketch from days gone by...a great pattern for using up scrap strips of paper:

Paper: CTMH Mistletoe Level 2 kit (retired)
Snowflake : CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge

Thanks for popping by, be back soon with more Christmas cards!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas Cards Day 3

Another cased Christmas card for you.  I was inspired by a beautiful card made by Darleen Adamo, and I wish I could find the link to post here, but I had this saved in my inspiration folder b.p.(before pinterest)  Now I pin inspiring ideas to my pin boards on Pinterest, so finding links will be a snap.

It's hard to see in the photo, but I stamped a glittery snowflake in the center cutout portion using CTMH Create a Shade Pearl Paint.

Stay tuned for more Christmas cards!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Cards Day 2

As promised, here's another set of cards I made for this year's collection.

And the same card, just flipped sideways:

Stamp: CTMH C1469 December 25th
Card base and cut shapes made with CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge Z1686

I totally cased these cards from CTMH TV.  Here is a handy dandy video tutorial:

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Going Postal...Christmas Cards Day 1

I am so unprepared for Christmas this year!  I had most of my decorations up by the end of November, and thought that I was on track this year....but I just realized that it will be Christmas next weekend!  NEXT weekend!! I have made a few online purchases, but I am no where near the end of my Christmas list.  

I have been tinkering away at my Christmas cards since Halloween, so at least I have that done...but I still haven't mailed them. Before I go postal, I figured I would snap some photos to share with you over the next few days.  I don't usually make bulk cards, but at Christmas I try to make at least 6 of each style. Assembly line cardmaking means I get lots done quickly, but I have to keep the design fairly simple.

Please excuse the poor lighting, I've been going to work in the dark and coming home in the dark, so it's been tough to get any decent natural light for my camera.

This is a quick and easy card, and I liked how it turned out so I made another variation using the opposite piece of the torn white paper:

Paper: CTMH Wonderland Level 2 Pack
Stamps: C1468 Winter Joy (kids) and
                  D1480 Snowflakes (sentiment)

Make sure to check back, as I will be posting the rest of my Christmas cards over the next few days.