I cant believe I am making a Valentines Card already. Thats totally not like me but I decided to make it for one our stamp club projects in January.
Girly Comments & Graphics
|Tea for Two|
|Lovely As A Tree!|
Dont you just love this stampin up set? No matter how long you have had you pull it out every year and use it over and over. How many stamps do you do that with? Me? Not Many.
I made this for our main christmas card this year. I made 30 of them but I should have made twice that many. The sentiment is an old stampin up standby set also. I am missing one stamp from it. I either lost when packing it somewhere or it is with another set and I have never found it. But it is all sentiments and greetings. I used it on all my christmas cards. It has 4 greetings and 4 sentiments I think so it comes it handy. I stamped the tree and then glittered it to give it a snowy look. I have been watching everyone do white on white so I gave it a shot. I think I like it.
So I was checking out one of my favorite blogs Stampin Mindy and saw her simple christmas cards. She does the most beautiful cards. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! She does lots of magnolias. So it gave me an idea on how to use one of my Mini Magnolias. Boy when they came in the mail my first thought was. Wow, thats tiny. So I came up with this card. I think it is my favorite christmas card this year.
I have had to make lots of christmas cards to send out to family friends and coworkers. I didnt have much time so I made them all simple. I have ended up needing about 60 cards. This one I made 15 of.
The papers are the digital ones I mentioned a few posts ago. I love these papers and will definately try digi papers again.
I used a retired stampin up set for the sentiments, one the inside back of card and envelope I have the mini candy cane from Magnolias also. I am going to have to get some more Minis. I love them.
So my card fits the Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge for this week. In fact I have been working on three different christmas cards and they all three fit. This week is SNOW, so I have a little snow on the tree and the ground under tilda. So hop on over to Fussy and Fancy Friday and check out what the other gals have done. It is a great place for inspiration if you need. Although, Mindys blog is a great place also.
|This is a new magnolia I just received as a Christmas gift. (I think). Either that or birthday. I got them at the same time and opened them so I cant remember which was which but it came with this cute tilda and some glue and those things you put in it for a seal like tilda is doing. I thought since you do this after writing a letter she looks like she has just made her christmas list and is ready to seal it up for Santa. So thats why I went with the sentiment I did.|
I made this for two different challenges and will post them below. I will also post the blog where I got the sketch for this card. The designer papers are digital. My 1st try at digital papers. I am not sure if they are cost effective or not when you consider how much ink they use. But I thought I would give them a try for fun.
I paired the papers with stampin up Real Red and I think the green is Wild Wasabi. I am not sure. I added glaze pen to the wax and some glitter pens to Tildas dress. I also used the stampin up ornament punch because one of the challenges was to use an ornament.
Here are the links to them:
Just Magnolia Challenge: Christmas Card
Magnolia Stamp Lovers: Ornament
Sketch Challenge: Sketch
This is Elf Kaylee. She is a digi stamp from Some Odd Girl! You can find her at their website. They are having a blog challenge today. Go take a look at Some Odd Girl! They have some really cute stamps. I believe you can get them in rubber also. Their challenge for today is to use flowered paper and have a flower on the card. I used this pretty poinsettia paper and also made my own flower with a McGill punch. I watched a tutorial on it a few weeks ago and got a punch yesterday and gave it a try. I added some yellow glitter in the center.
My hubby asked me at about 6pm tonight if I had a card for his friends birthday who he is having breakfast with tomorrow morning at 8am. I dont make man cards very ofter so I am scrabbling for something. Then I think digital stamps. I love digital stamps. At first I didnt like them and said no way. But how else can you go looking for a stamp without leaving home and pay only a few dollars. So I went looking and found this one. My hubbys friend takes people out fishing on the weekends for some extra cash so we thought this was perfect for him. I found this cute stamp at Stitchy Bears. They have some really cute stamps. The sentiment is from a Stampin Up set called Polar Pals. I had bought that set for another fisherman I know. I thought the Cuttlebug embossing folder with the bubbles was approriate since fisherman are on the water. I colored him with copic markers and used my glitter pens in a few places, like his glasses, belt buckle and part of his fishing pole. Also I added a few dew drops.
So after I made this card I hopped over to the blog challenge over at Stitchy Bears and saw that their challenge this week is Old Stash New Stash. So I thought this was perfect since my digital stamp from them is new and my set from Stampin Up is really old. So go check them out!!
Happy Stamping !
I needed a get well soon card for a little boy for a togo kit. So I thought of this Henry stamp from Whiff of Joy. I think he is so cute. I used him before for a missing you card for when we had to have our kitty put down. I think he could be used for lots of things other than not feeling well. I pulled some papers out of my Nana's little boy paper pack. I have had it for at least 2 years I think. It is a DCWV. I paired it with Baja Breeze ( I am so glad that color came back in this catty) and so saffron from Stampin Up. Also used a couple of stampin up punches and some buttons from Papertrey Ink and Craft Warehouse. Colored him with Copic markers. I think he is really cute and he was quick and easy. One more card for her kit and I am done.
I bought some really cool christmas papers this year I havent used yet. I need to get crackin on more christmas cards and get our own sent out.
|More Hello Kitty|
|Complete Gift Set|
I made this gift set for a coworker who LOVES Hello Kitty. It is a birthday gift.
This set also works for the challenge over at Fussy and Fancy Friday blog challenge. Anything but a card. There are cards here but also my gift bag and gift box.
I made 6 cards, a box for the cards and the gift bag. I was going to put 6 cards in the box but I have too many embellishments and could only fit 5. So that gave me an extra one for the birthday card.
Details: Gift box/TayloredExpressions.
Cardstock/Postively Pink/retired Stampin Up/White
Misc flowers, leaves/Martha Stewart Punch
Green Dew Drops/Stamping Bella
Hello Kitty Image/Hello Kitty Website
Today I experimented for the first time digital papers. I have two more projects to finish and mail out today and then I can work on stuff I want. My christmas card orders are all done, except for my togo kits.
Stay tuned for my complete digital christmas card!