Sunday, November 29, 2015

Christmas Cards 2015 #28

I wish you could see this card in real life... the sparkle is *amazing*!!!  I love love love this glitter paper!  I cut out an Impression Obsession snowflake and added a white pearl in the middle.  The sentiment is stamped on white in silver and embossed with Stampin' Up! Iridescent Ice embossing powder. That stamp was one I bought near the beginning of my papercrafting journey.... the rubber is getting a little hard, but I still love it

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Christmas Cards 2015 #27

I am so far behind on all of my Christmas preparations.  I've done hardly any shopping, I've done no baking, I'm still trying to finish making my cards....  And shockingly I'm not freaking out about it (at least not yet).

I have been thinking about decorating the house... but then think about the 8 month old puppy and think we'll have to have everything secured to keep it safe.  Sigh.
 I purchased the Stampin' Up! Festival of Trees and the tree punch and it arrived about a week ago.  I've been having a great time playing with them both.  I have a lot of ideas swirling in my head right now....

Friday, November 27, 2015

Christmas Cards 2015 #26

This card and the one from a few days ago, started out being the same but reverse for the snowflake.  But then I decided to turn this one on it's side.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Christmas Cards 2015 #25

OMG this card!  So much sparkle!  I started with a white card.  I cut the Creative Expressions Let it Snow die twice...  once out of white shimmer cardstock, the second time out of blue shimmer cardstock.  I attached it to a piece of silver glitter cardstock, used my Perfect Layers tool to create the blue layer and then put it all on the white card.  So much sparkle!  (oh wait, I said that already)

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Christmas Cards 2015 #24

Another card that looked better in my head....  a swirl tree by Memory Box cut out of red mirror cardstock and put on a white card.  I added the sentiment and rounded the corners, then added some bling to the tree.  Maybe it needs a ribbon?

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Christmas Cards 2015 #23

More of that wonderful Heidi Swapp glitter paper.  It came in a 8X8 stack from Michaels and was with her Marquee display.  I cut out the snowflake from a Stampin' Up! Sizzix die, put it on an embossed white layer, layered it on the blue glitter paper and then on a white card.  I'm not sure about the sentiment in black, though....

Monday, November 23, 2015

Christmas Cards 2015 #22

I started this card while I was in Ontario at the first retreat.... but couldn't finish it as I didn't have any silver embossing powder with me.  Just having this great Memory Box snowflake die cut in the beautiful glitter cardstock had me in love with this card.... unfortunately, the addition of the sentiment killed it a bit for me.  I might have to try another....

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Christmas Cards 2015 #21

I've had these Memory Box dies since last year, but never used them before.  I thought I was buying the plain shape in the same size as the swirl ornament but when they arrived, I realized I was wrong.  Last year I was just disappointed... this year I decided to play with them!

I cut the dies out of a champagne colour and a red mirror cardstock.  I attached the ribbon to the back of the ornaments and wrapped them around the embossed layer.  I made sure to only emboss part of the white layer so that I could stamp on it.  I then added a layer of red mirror card and then put it on a white card.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Christmas Cards 2015 #20

I've been creating some more since I got home from the two retreats in Ontario.  But of course, being home means there are more commitments.... family, cooking, laundry, work, shopping.....  But I'm trying!
This card isn't perfect....  but it's pretty good.  It's hard to get a good photo with this great sparkle paper by Heidi Swapp.  This is a die by Creative Expressions, layered on to gold paper, then back on the green sparkle and then on a white card embossed with a swirl embossing folder.

I liked this card enough to make 8 of them total.  I used what I could of this great glittered patterned paper that I got in a Michael's stack years ago.  I still have some little pieces left that I will try to use.  It's one of my favourites.  I layered the patterned paper on to a kraft card and added the Frantic Stamper Holly Joy die cut out of the white Heidi Swapp sparkle paper.  I added some red stickles to the berries.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Christmas Cards 2015 #19

Two more cards for you today....
A very simple design... maybe too simple... this beautiful die cut snowflake accented with some Frosted Lace Stickles and layered on to a white card.
Once again some old patterned paper from my stash.  I added some blue shimmer cardstock from Paper Trey and a strip of silver shimmer paper from a stack from Michaels last year.  Once again I used that great snowflake die in a lighter blue shimmer cardstock.

Can you tell I have a thing for snowflakes?

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Christmas Cards 2015 #18

Another with this wonderful Frantic Stamper die.... once again cut twice, once in green and once in red.  I popped the JOY with pop dots and used red Stickles on the berries.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Christmas Cards 2015 #17

This first card was one of those cards that sat in stages for more than a day.  I used a Memory Box die to cut out the circles in white, red and green and then took the time to play with the red and green to create the focal point of the card.  I cut part of the main die off of what is on the car to make it fit.  I added a snowflake die and some red Stickles.
This card uses some really old patterned paper I had in my stash as well as this beautiful Inkadinkadoo snowman stamped in Encore blue metallic ink and embossed in blue pearl embossing powder

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Christmas Cards 2015 #16

 This first card is stamped on the white card base with encore blue metallic ink and embossed in blue pearl embossing powder (I LOVE this combination).  I added some blue pearls and some ribbon.
I embossed the dots on the kraft cardstock and ran my white ink over them to make them look like snow.  I love these little penguins, coloured up with some Copics.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Christmas Cards 2015 #15

Two snowflake cards for you today...
This card is all done in silver and white.... some old patterned paper, silver Stampin' Up! paper... I added some stickles to the snowflake as it was just too flat without it (I made this card before I bought that great glitter paper... I should make another using it!)
This one was easy and quick....  stamped the snowflake and sentiment in black, added some red Stickles and a layer of red to help it pop.