Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Hubby's Santa Card

I love that Santa stamp so much to where I had to use it for my hubby's Christmas card.   

Paper: Stampin Up Cardstock
Stamps:  Stampin Up Christmas Punch, Unknown Santa stamp (I unmounted it and don't recall the brand)
Ink/Coloring: Stampin Up Classic Ink, Stampin Up Watercolor Wonder Marker, Sakura Clear Star Gel Pen
Tools: EK Success Border Punch, Stampin Up Curly Label punch, Spellbinders dies
Accessories: Misc. Ribbon

Santa's White Christmas Card

This was last year's Christmas card.   Since I made dozens of these, it had to be a design that I really liked.  Thanks to my local Stampin Up Demonstrator, Chris Galbraith, I found the layout I wanted to use.  Hopefully she doesn't mind me posting her name and linking her blog.  She's a great gal.   I did turn that layout into a white and silver color scheme with this Santa stamp I picked up ages ago and he really needed to be put to some use. 

I started running out of ribbon and brads.  After digging through my stash and a trip to Hobby Lobby, I found a few alternatives.   Here's a sampling.  They still turned out quite similar. 

Paper: White cardstock, silver shimmer paper I picked up at Xpedex.
Stamp: Unknown - I unmounted it and regretfully didn't track the mfg.
Ink & Coloring: Stampin Up Black Classic Ink and Stampin Up Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Sakura Gelly Roll Clear Star sparkly gel pen
Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folder, aqua painter
Accessories: Misc ribbon, various brads

I colored the stamped image using Stampin Up's Watercolor Crayons and an aqua painter.   After the imaged dried, I added a bit of sparkle to the berries and bell on Santa's hat. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Embossed White Christmas Medallion

Stamps: Stampin Up Medallion, Misc acrylic stamp for greeting
Ink: Stampin Up White Craft Ink
Paper: Basic Grey, Misc cardstock, Cranson Gold shimmer Paper
Tools: Stampin Up Punch
Accessories: White embossing poweder

The card is pretty simple.  I used heat embossing for the stamped image and the greeting.  I stamped on a 6x6 piece of cardstock with Stampin Up White Craft ink, added white embossing powder and heat embossed.  I then cut the medallion in half, trimmed to size, and used the two pieces to create both cards.  

Christmas Medallion on Black

Stamp: Stampin Up Medallion
Paper: Stampin Up cardstock and misc cardstock
Ink: Stamin Up White craft Ink
Tools: Fiskars border punch
Accessories: Bling/gems, Mrs. Grossman's design line stickers

I stamped the image onto black cardstock using Stampin Up's white craft ink.   After stamping, I dried the image using a heat gun.   The rest is layering and there are thin silver design line stickers bordering the black paper that may be hard to see.   

Christmas Card Mania

Since the holidays are upon us and I've been making holiday cards like a maniac, I can't think of a better way to launch this blog than to share a card (or other creation) each day until I run out.   With any luck that will take me well into December.   

I'm new to this blogging thing though and need to work out a few bugs.   To that end, I'll share some cards that I made in prior years.  I'll start sharing new projects December 1st.  

These are some cards I made two years ago.  

  • Paper: White Glitter, Creative Memories Cranberry red cardstock, Creative Memories printed vellum from page completion kit, white cardstock
  • Tools: EK Success Punch, Sizzix Dies, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
  • Embellishment: Gold thread, glitter
  • Misc: Gold gel pen (to color the tips of the ornaments), pop dots, Xyron

There's one technique worth mentioning here.   The NOEL placard on the front most card is made by applying Xyron adhesive to a piece of white cardstock.  I then applied the red NOEL.  Lastly I applied the glitter.  I had made this as a little test item months prior to making the cards to see how well it help up.   The glitter stayed put several months later and that little placard was the inspiration for the glitter ornaments used on that card and the others.

Monday, November 28, 2011


I'd like to use this blog to share some of my creations and stories.  I love to make cards, scrapbook, and I even do a bit of sewing occasionally.   My other passion is to ride my chrome clad Harley Davidson Road King.  Welcome to my blog.

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