I made all of my Christmas cards and envelopes this year. Whew! That was a job! I enjoyed it but it took loads of time. The only thing that I didn't do was take a picture of each and every card. Not too many were the same and my husband said that I should have because I won't know if I sent the same card next year! So true! As you can see I duplicated the Hero Arts stamp of trees in different ink colors and gems. I also added some Kyron silver and gold trim on the outside of the cards for a different flare. But they were all unique in design and made with love. I also made a lot of vintage stamped cards using Tim Holtz Father Christmas stamps and I loved how they turned out but I didn't take pictures! How silly I am. Right now I am a bit burned out so I don't know if I will make them again next year. I did enjoy making lots of boxes and tags for gifts this year as well. I will post a few but I hate to spoil the surprise if my girls get on my blog site. I have worn my self out and I am feeling a bit under the weather now....blah.....Maybe by Christmas I will feel better.....Merry Christmas everyone!
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Well, I have been busy shopping and am trying to get everything done early this year so that I can do some creating as well as enjoying the lights, baking and my kids when they come home. Here are a few things that I have made. I love making these little boxes. The square ones are made following Martha Stewart's score pal instructions. I used my half circle punch to punch the lid. I attached some former tags that I made and have posted in earlier posts. I made the snowflake box using Wrap It Up cartridge. It was cut at 11 1/2 inches. I added the gems for some bling and made an extra snowflake just to jazz it up. I love the glittler paper that I used from DCWV Glitter Cardstock Stack. The Merry Christmas stamp on the card is from MPS Christmas stamp set. I had used the cuttlebug die cut to cut the trees and I used distress inks on them to color the trunks and pine. The red is a shimmer cardstock and I like how it shines. The "tag" card is simple but I love it. I just added a piece of holly with a brad for the berries and used sticky zots to adhere the tag that I had made and posted in a previous post. I have so much more that I want to do and so little time!!!! ha!