Sunday, December 17, 2023
HelloI cannot believe we are rapidly approaching the end of 2023. Deb and I decided to create Christmas cards again this month. I found this adorable ornament image to use as our inspiration this month. To create my card I started by die cutting letters from patterned paper from Heidi Swapp's Noel 6x6 paper pad using Honey Bee Stamps Bee Bold Alphabet dies. I then die cut the holly leaves and berries using Memory Box's Stitched Holly Leaves die set and more paper from the same Heidi Swapp paper pad. I die cut a white rectangle panel using Paper Rose stacking stitched rectangle dies. I matted that onto a panel of real red cardstock that I die cut using a Gina Marie postage edge rectangle die. I put the card together and arranged the letters on the card by popping them up with foam tape. I adhered the holly leaves and berries directly to the panel. I finished this card off by adding some white gel pen details to the berries. This card was so easy to make that I may have to mass produce a few of them next year.
For my coffee I opted for a hot chocolate peppermint latte. Now be sure to pop on over to Deb's blog and see how she was inspired this month. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I wish you and yours a beautiful holiday season and a safe and Happy New Year!
Saturday, December 2, 2023
Hello, and happy December! I cannot believe we are just a few short weeks away from Christmas. This year has just zipped on past. This month we are creating Winter cards for kids at Send A Smile 4 Kids. This adorable card was so easy to create and think it would be fun to mass produce. I started by wrapping some pretty red tinsel ribbon that I picked up last year in the dollar bin at Target around a panel of crumbcake cardstock from Stampin' UP. I popped the panel up off of my white A2 card base using 3M foam tape. I stamped the adorable reindeer image from Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps Christmas Blocks stamp set onto some white alcohol-friendly cardstock. I colored the images with my Copic markers and cut the image out right on the stamped border. I edged it with my dual tip Memento black marker and adhered it directly to the focal panel. To finish off my card I added some white gel pen detail to the deer image, added faux stitching lines around the focal panel, and some red gems from Recollections. Such an easy and simple card to create! Now, be sure to pop by the Send A Smile 4 Kids blog and see how the rest of the design team was inspired this month.