A Framed Newsprint Noel

I can tell I’m ready to move on from Christmas cards.  I sat and stared at my Christmas-themed papers today, and couldn’t find any that I wanted to use. So I reached for an old favorite — First Edition (newsprint) and decided to pair it with the Lucky Limeade dsp stack (polka dots).  And now that I’m addicted to Pool Party once again, I reached for it too.

A Framed Newsprint Noel

I stamped the holly from Watercolor Winter and then embossed the sentiment with black embossing powder over it.  I even pulled out my little sewing machine for this one.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Watercolor Winter, Greetings of the Season
Ink:  Lucky Limeade, Cherry Cobbler, Versamark
Paper:  Pool Party, Very Vanilla, First Edition Specialty dsp, In-Color dsp stack
Embellishments:  Labels Collection framelits, Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Brushed Bronze designer buttons, Cherry Cobbler 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine

Triple Snowflakes

My stamping time has been very limited the past few days.  I don’t like that.  I thought I’d have some time yesterday morning, but that didn’t work out.  Why does it always take so much longer to wrap Christmas presents than I think it will?  I thought it would take me about an hour-and-a-half, and three-and-a-half hours later I was finally finishing up.  Granted, I was also doing laundry, coordinating the 2nd grade teachers’ gifts, checking up on the painters who are working on the outside of our house, and the countless other things us stay-at-home moms do all day.  But still…it took all morning!  And I was supposed to have stamping time in there.  Oh well, that’s the way it goes it sometimes!  At least I got all of the Christmas presents wrapped, right.

Triple Flakes

I wanted to play along with the challenge at the Paper Players for this week.  The challenge is to make a clean and simple project featuring snowflakes.

I used the sketch at Mojo Monday for my card.

Enjoy your Tuesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Greetings of the Season
Ink:  Versamark
Paper:  Whisper White, Night of Navy, Snow Festival dsp, Silver Glimmer Paper
Embellishments:  Snow Flurry Bigz die, Perfect Polka dots embossing folder, Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder, 3/8″ Brights Glimmer Brads, Real Red 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

A Shiny, Sparkly Snowflake

All That GlimmersWhen I saw the inspiration picture at the Moxie Fab blog this week, I was inspired and knew I had to play along.

When I saw the beautiful tray, I thought of the Brushed Silver card stock, which I haven’t pulled out in a LONG time.  It’s so pretty, I really should use it more.  I embossed the medallion in the background with vanilla embossing powder (I wish SU carried this color) and then used silver and champagne glimmer paper for the snowflake.  I embossed the sentiment with silver embossing powder.  This was a fun card to make because it is so over the top for me.

Enjoy your Saturday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Greetings of the Season, Daydream Medallions
Ink:  Versamark
Paper:  Brushed Silver card stock, Silver and Champagne Glimmer Paper, Very Vanilla
Embellishments:  Snow Flurry Bigz die, Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder, vanilla embossing powder (non-SU), Pearl Basic Jewels, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch

Scallops & Polka Dots (and that tree again)

Easy Layer TreeHere’s an easy Christmas card that wouldn’t be hard to mass produce or mail.  And it has some of my favorite things — scallops, polka dots,  and my favorite little tree.  I copied the layout for this card from one in the annual catalog on page 53.

Have a great Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Scentsational Season, Greetings of the Season
Ink:  Baja Breeze, Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight
Paper:  Real Red, Baja Breeze, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Embellishments:  Holiday Collection Framelits, 1″ Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Border punch, Polka Dot embossing folder, Lucky Limeade Baker’s Twine, Bitty Buttons, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Fun Season’s Greetings

three snowy trees

Here’s a Christmas card with some non-traditional colors for you.  I just felt the need to be inky with some bright and fun colors today.  For the “snow” along the bottom, I just tore a strip of Whisper White card stock, swiped the rough edge with my 2-Way Glue Pen, and sprinkled some Dazzling Diamonds glitter along the edge.

Enjoy your weekend!  We’re putting up our tree and other Christmas decorations here.  Maybe that will help me get in a Christmas frame of mind.  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Scentsational Season, Greetings of the Season
Ink:  Melon Mambo, Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black
Paper:  Real Red, Whisper White, Snow Festival DSP, Silver Glimmer Paper
Embellishments:  Holiday Collection framelits, Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter, Whisper White 5/8″ Organza Ribbon

A Musical Noel

Here’s another Christmas card for you today.  I added a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels on this one.  They’re on sale now for the Online Extravaganza (ends Wednesday), but you’d better hurry if you want some.  Stampin’ Up has told us their supply is running low, and when they run out this item will be on backorder until January.  Yikes!  I’m glad I stocked up because I love these things!

I used the sketch at the Retro Sketches site for this one.

Hope you have a nice Tuesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Joyous Celebrations, Greetings of the Season, Music Notes
Ink:  Basic Black, Always Artichoke, Daffodil Delight
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Whisper White
Embellishments:  Chevron embossing folder, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Regals Designer Buttons, Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine, Always Artichoke 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon, Labels Collection framelits

A Christmas Doily Greeting

Here’s an easy Christmas card for you.  I cut the doily with the Large Delicate Doilies Sizzlit die using copy paper because I wanted it to be made of a thinner paper than card stock.

Hope you’re having a good week so far.  My children have the week off from school next week, so this week is zooming by as I try to get everything done this week so I can relax and enjoy my time with them next week.  I’ve still got a lot to finish up on my list before the weekend gets here.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Greetings of the Season, Daydream Medallions
Ink:  Gumball Green, Baja Breeze
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Silver Glimmer Paper, Snow Festival dsp
Embellishments:  Baja Breeze 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon, Large Delicate Doilies Sizzlit die, Boho Blossoms punch, Bitty Buttons, crochet thread