Tuesday, December 9, 2008

More holiday cards

So 3 more winter cards down. I've found I enjoy making snowflakey cards. They make me happy. Maybe it is the sparkle, maybe it is the blue and white, I'm not sure. I just know I enjoy making them. So I finally figured out a card idea to use with the mini vellum sheets my mother sent me. Stuff I used for this card is as follows:
  • Blue paper sent through BigShot in a Snowflake Cuttlebug folder
  • Vellum stamped with StazOn Ink, with Crystal stickles on to of that (It really needed more sparkle).
  • The "snow" letters were a BigShot alphabet (don't remember the name right now) but one of the mini alphabets, and then crystal stickles on top of them.
  • Blue ribbon with silver edges (not sure where my mom got this, she sent it to me)
  • Snowflake punched out with a punch (from mom) with jewels onto (from mom) with more stickle (did I mention I LOVE stickles).
  • Then a few blue brads up top to hold the vellum in place at the top without showing the adhesive.

me love sparkles!

and snowflakes.


It was fun, I dig snowflakes, and most of the stuff to put that card together were given to me. That's always a plus.

The next card I made I decided to do kind of a simple approach. It may look interesting with the paper punch and the sparkle tree, but it really was quick to put together. I got the idea to cut the corner from this great paper I got at the scrapbook store. I used an edge of it in a previous card, so I decide to try it again with showing more of the fun middle section of the paper. I then stamped the tree in white. After putting the faith popped silver sticker word, I realized that the tree really needed something that only sparkle could fix. I now look back at it, and think I really should of embossed it, but what's done is done. I added a ribbon for flare and tada!

"Gotta have faitha, faitha, faithhhhhaaaa" as George Michael says.

More Sparkles!

The last card I made on Sunday was my favorite of the bunch. It looks more like the cards I aspire to make. I have this great striped paper from My Mind's Eye I got from the The Cropping Station when I went on a Christmas paper hunt. Even though it technically can be used for things besides Christmas, I thought that it matched perfectly with this popped ornament I found at Michael's (or was it A.C. Moore, I can't remember) from Recollections. Anyways, I dug through my ribbon scraps and came across this fun red thin sparkly stuff and it worked out great. I used two types of sticker letters, the big "merry" ones were Thickers Tinsel red foil letters and the small "christmas" ones were K&Company:Brenda Walton Peppermint twist Glitter Stickers. It was nice that they were repositionable easily when I miss calculated originally how much space I needed for the "christmas" part. It was fun, and I enjoy looking at this the best. :)

Merry Christmas!

I love this ornament popped sticker. It even has a little clear window 
that has sequins in it that you can shake around. :) Fun stuff!

Hopefully I will force myself to make more cards and finish up before next week my present ideas for my buds and dance class friends. Adios for tonight.

1 comment:

  1. Nice cards. I like the first one the most, but then again I love the cuttlebug folders.


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