Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Card 10

Well, this is the last of it folks and I'll probably disappear for another month. Time is just hard to come by these days which is hard to believe now that the wedding is over. This last card is actually a copy of the card found in the current winter mini catalogue from Stampin' Up! I didn't have the same stamp set so I modified the set and the size. Not too cluttered and I really like the pops of color. 

Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Card 9

Christmas is less than a week away! I can't even believe it. Christmas really crept up on us this year. I think the weather had something to do with it. Normally we're covered with snow and it's freezing cold, but it's been so gorgeous out that some days I don't even think it's December! Today's card is just simple and easy to reproduce. Love that Dasher! 

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas Card 8

Happy Sunday! Boy am I glad I have today off. After yesterday's shift, I need 3 days off! Unfortunately I only get 1 day off before I have to go back for another 5. I can't wait till the Christmas stretch off. Even though Jamie and I didn't take any holidays this Christmas, the 4 days off will be nice. Today's card was one of Arlie's favorite! Probably because it's blue. 

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas Card 7

Oh boy, it's been so unbelievably crazy at work lately. I took on a new position at work so it's been a lot of learning, catching up and full time work! Plus I had to work today and it was super busy. Lots of babies being born prior to Christmas. Are you all ready for Christmas? It just dawned on me tonight that Jamie and I haven't started our Christmas baking yet!!! Not good...

Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Card 6

I recently went to a scrapbook clearance sale and found a stack of Cards magazines on clearance. I flipped through it and only found one card that I liked so I decided to CASE it! Super simple to make and I'm thinking I'll need to make a few cards like this for birthdays! 
It's way cuter with smaller stars but I don't have a small star punch so 4 stars it is! 

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas Card 5

Some of you may have seen these little leaves being made for years now but I finally managed to try it myself! I used the wide oval punch to punch out the oval and the same punch to get the little cut outs to create the mistletoe. Some of the girls at my workshop found it easier to just use scissors and trim out the shape they wanted. Others said, "Use a punch for this? Heck ya!" 
Baker's twine is super in right now and Stampin' Up! sells it for uber cheap. I've seen it at Michael's and on etsy but often the rolls are way too big for me. And that red isn't really red at all! It's Poppy Parade! 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Card 4

I've had this stamp set for two whole years without inking it up! Can you believe it? I love the idea of hanging ornaments on cards and in previous years, I reached for my ornament punch instead of this set. I'm glad I finally inked it up with some Versamark and embossed it with some gold. Something about shimmery gold embossed images that just makes a card instantly fancy and Christmas. 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas Card 3

You know what movie was playing over the entire weekend? Elf! This card totally reminds me of those bold Christmas colors seen all over that movie. You can't really see in the photo but the sentiment is embossed with gold powder. 
I actually stole this layout from my dear friend, Carolyn! She used this layout for my wedding card. You can use this layout again and again! The only problem I had was the big ol' circle punch. I only have a 1 3/4" and not the next size up so I just trimmed the outer circle by hand... Don't look too closely! 

Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Card 2

You aren't dreaming! It's a post two days in a row!! I'll be sharing the 10 Christmas cards I made this season over the next week and a bit. Please don't mind the quality of the pictures. I've learnt that if I take them with my regular camera, I just never get around to loading it onto the computer. So the interim will have to be iPhone photos... 
Simple. Easy to reproduce. Screams Christmas. I love it! 

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas Card 1

It's been a long time since I've posted anything. Don't worry, I am still alive and well. Trying to fit in crafting whenever I can but it's still busy despite the wedding being over. Are weddings ever really over? We finally ordered our thank you cards today. Why so late you might ask? Because we only got our pictures from the photographer last week! I managed to squeeze in 2 Christmas workshops and I had a coworker request 10 cards so I'll be sharing those over the next couple days. I could share them all in one post but... why not stretch it out right? If I wasn't so lazy, I would've made 2 more and started a 12 days till Christmas countdown. I am super lazy though so it'll be 10 cards. Here's card #1. It was made using the new Simply Scored tool that Stampin' Up! released. I always scored my cards with my old school Scor-Pal and was constantly frustrated whenever I needed to score anything other than 5.5" or 4.25". The lines are preset in the weirdest increments and to this day, I still don't know why. Martha Stewart has a very similar scoring board as Stampin' Up! but I love the little markers that you can put into the Simply Scored. Be careful though! People are always curious about those markers and will take them out to look at. It's happened to me twice already where someone didn't put it back in the same place! Without looking at the actually measurement on my Simply Scored, I just followed where my marker was set and ended up with improperly measured score lines. 
The rosette was actually super easy to make. You can see the tutorial here. Not sure if this was the tutorial I watched but it still goes though all the steps! The flag corner was easily cut out using a square paper punch! Sticky Strip comes in handy for this card!