For the last day of 30 Days of Christmas Cards, I went a bit crazy with my gold embossing powder. I actually embossed about 10 different images. I’ll be using those on other cards or in my December Daily.
Today’s card features one of my favorite retired SU stamps: Star Tree. I love the simplicity of this stamp. And yet, I always forget I own it until I start digging in my Christmas supply box As this embossed image is so striking in person, I decided to do a simple pattern paper background and some layering cardstock. The card was still missing something. Thankfully I finally found my misplaced Home for Christmas Enamel Dots. Perfect finish!
Here’s a nicer shot for the embossed tree.
- Stamps: Star Tree
- Cardstock: Trim the Tree DSP; Garden Green; Real Red; Whisper White
- Accessories: Home for Christmas Enamel Dots; Gold Embossing Powder
I had almost an entire stack of this Nordic Noel DSP hanging out doing nothing. So of course I wanted to feature it on a card. Simple layering and some sparkly accessories complete today’s card.
- Stamps: Christmas Bliss
- Inks: Real Red
- Cardstock: Nordic Noel DSP (retired); Real Red; Garden Green; Silver Glimmer Paper
- Accessories: Frosted Sequins
Today’s card is actually a trio of cards. After almost a month of making cards, I have a ton of scraps laying around the desk. I hate to throw them away, but what to make with them? Of course, a banner card! I jazzed this one up a bit by embossing the vanilla piece and adding a simple sentiment on the bottom. The inside includes a little Christmas quote.
The red card: The blue card: The green card:
- Stamps: Retired SU Sentiment
- Inks: Mossy Meadow; Cherry Cobbler; Midnight Muse (retired)
- Cardstock: Merry Moments DSP; Trim the Tree DSP (retired); Festival of Prints DSP (retired); Mossy Meadow; Cherry Cobbler; Midnight Muse (retired)
- Tools: Stars Embossing Folder; Hexagon Punch (banner ends)
Last card from that die cut pack. I finally found a use for this large gingerbread man.
Another card using those same die cuts. I love the little snowman head…
A simple card in an attempt to use some of these random die cuts. The bright colors are my thing in my Project Life spreads, but they are perfect for simple Christmas cards.
- Cardstock: Real Red; Random paper
- Accessories: Random die cuts; Jewels
Today’s card is featured over at Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration and features a Christmas card challenge. This month I also joined Punk Projects for their 30 Days of Christmas Cards challenge.
For today’s project, I decided to move beyond a greeting a card and made a few gift card holders. These are incredibly easy to make. Cut a piece of cardstock 3 1/2″ x 8 1/2″. Score at 2″ and 6″. Fold. Glue down the bottom flap. Add some patterned paper and a belly band and voila! Instant gift card holder! For these ones, I added a cute little nutcracker embellishment to help finish off the look!
I did a few more GC holders of different looks, colors, and papers.
- Stamps: Sparkly Seasons
- Inks: Real Red; Mossy Meadow; Old Olive; Cherry Cobbler; Craft White; Cucumber Crush
- Cardstock: Merry Moments DSP; Mossy Meadow; Old Olive; Crumb Cake; Cherry Cobbler; Real Red
- Tools: Seasonal Frames Framelits
I have had these button stickers for a while and couldn’t find a way to use them. I’m not a huge button person. Instead of putting random buttons on cards, I decided to make a Christmas tree from the buttons. Problem solved!
- Stamps: random stripe stamp
- Inks: Cherry Cobbler
- Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler; Kraft
- Accessories: random buttons
Today’s set of cards was an easy way to use up scraps and random retired papers. Plus I wanted to use my new Cup of Cheer stamp set. I love that you can color the letters to customize the stamp. Here’s the whole set:
- Stamps: Cup of Cheer
- Inks: Garden Green; Real Red; Old Olive; Riding Hood Red; Gumball Green (retired); Chocolate Chip
- Cardstock: Trim the Tree DSP (retired); Cherry Cobbler; Whisper White; random papers; Festival of Prints DSP (retired); Very Vanilla
- Accessories: Snowflakes; Holly stickers
Another fun card featuring Festival of Trees and Seasonal Snapshot 2015. I was just about to glue this card down but realized I was missing a few elements. I quickly embossed the strip of Mossy Meadow to give the card some texture. Lastly, I added the tree silhouettes to the circle sentiment to help fill the white space. Perfect!
- Stamps: Seasonal Snapshot 2015; Festival of Trees
- Inks: Real Red; Mossy Meadow; Old Olive
- Cardstock: Merry Moments DSP; Mossy Meadow; Old Olive; Crumb Cake; Whisper White
- Tools: Tree Punch; Stripes Embossing Folder; Circles Framelits