Are you in panic mode trying to get your Christmas cards made? Today I have a quick and easy one for you! Check it out:
Isn't that the sweetest?? I love the Candy Cane Lane DSP, which is what does ALL the work on this card. The only part that takes some time is fussy-cutting the little gingerbread houses out, but that is the perfect busy-work for an evening sitting watching your favourite Christmas movie, right? Once the houses are cut out it is simply a matter of adhering them to the die-cut scalloped white oval and Real Red ovals (cut with the Layering Ovals framelits) and stamping the sentiment. I added some little Real Red card stock hearts, punched with the Confetti Heart punch to the bottom and glitzed them up with a brush of clear Wink of Stella. I did the same to the snow on the roofs of the houses.
The DSP in the background is also from the Candy Cane Land pack. The Real Red stitched edge ribbon adds just the right pop of colour and texture (and it's on sale during the Year End Close-out Sale too!). I finished off with a little gingerbread man trinket, tied to the ribbon with some Linen Thread. So cute and easy!
On the inside, I added a Whisper White panel on which I stamped the sentiment (from the Forever Evergreen stamp set) in Real Red ink, and the little gingerbread man from the Cookie Cutter Christmas set in Crumb Cake ink. I added a couple more little punched Real Red card stock hearts to his buttons.
This really is a fast and easy card to put together... and many of the products I used are on sale during the Year End Closeout Sale. Snatch them up today, before they're gone!
Happy Sunday! Can you believe that three weeks from today is Christmas day?? I am soooo not ready! I need time to slow down a little...just for a day or two!
Today marks the start of a new colour challenge over at Sunday Stamps. It is one that simply begs to be used on a Christmas card...
Here is my festive take on it:
I pulled out my poor neglected Festive Flower punch and some Real Red card stock and got busy. I stamped each of the punched petals using the Reason for the Season stamp set and then began assembling my poinsettia. Once I had it all put together I added some festive sparkle with the clear Wink of Stella.
How did I ever craft without that magical glitter brush?? I assembled my card front on a piece of sheet music-printed DSP from the This Christmas specialty pack. Being a musician, I have used a TON of that stuff this year! I layered the DSP on a slightly larger Real Red card stock panel and mounted that on a Kraft card stock base. See that copper-coloured doily in the background? That's one of the gold metallic doilies that I heat embossed using copper embossing powder....love the way it turned out!
The sentiment is from the Tin of Tags stamp set. I heat embossed it in copper and die-cut it using the new Stitched Shapes framelits. I love that simple detail that adds so much. The finishing touch on my poinsettia was some pearls that I coloured with a copper sharpie...easy peasy.
On the inside I added a Very Vanilla card stock panel on which I stamped some of the pine sprigs in Garden Green ink and the sentiment from the Reason for the Season stamp set in Real Red.
This colour challenge is most certainly festive...why not give it a try as you are working on your holiday projects and then be sure to share it with us over at Sunday Stamps. Have a super Sunday!
Can you believe it's almost the end of November?? Christmas is less than FOUR WEEKS away! Have you started your shopping yet? Were you in the crowds on Black Friday? I did some shopping online, but still have a looooong way to go. Yikes!
One thing I am on top of are my Christmas cards. Thanks to the many, many classes I've held this fall I am set for cards to send not only to family and friends but also to each of my customers. Now I just need to get them written and in the mail!
Here is one from a recent card buffet...
I began with a piece of Peace This Christmas DSP, which I matted on a piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock. The poinsettia image is from the Reason for the Season stamp set and is stamped on the sheet music-patterned DSP, which is also from the Peace This Christmas DSP pack. I used Cherry Cobbler for the petals, Garden Green for the leaves and then heat embossed the outline image in gold. I added a bit of gold shimmer with some spatters from the gold Wink of Stella.
I layered the stamped DSP on a scalloped square, die-cut using the Layering Squares framelits from Cherry Cobbler card stock. The sentiment banner, from the Stitched With Cheer stamp set, is also heat embossed in gold on Very Vanilla card stock and then die-cut using the Bunch of Banners framelits.I accented the banner with a piece of a gold metallic doily and some Garden Green pine branches, die-cut using the Pretty Pines thinlits.
The entire card is built on a Crumb Cake card stock base. The only embellishement on this one is some gold twine, but I think it is just enough for this vintage-looking card.
On the inside I addeed a Very Vanilla panel on which I stamped the sentiment from the Reason for the Season stamp set in Crumb Cake ink. I added another poinsettia, but this time simply stamped the outline in Crumb Cake ink, rather than heat embossing it.