Christmas Card: Packages Redux

Idea:
2014 was my third year making my own Christmas cards. Dropping a stack of finished handmade Christmas cards in the mail is rewarding but, this year I wanted my cards to be equally as whimsical but less time consuming to make.

Inspiration:
I’ve been trolling Pinterest for Christmas Card ideas since July. Loll of Stamping with Loll’s Christmas Packages Card beats them all with her simple and elegant design.

Images:

Photo credits: My very good friend Dina

Interesting Points:

After printing and cutting all the accommodation maps and envelope liners for Michelle & Joe’s Save the Dates I had a boatload of scrap white cardstock and cotton paper.  It’s a good thing I held on to them because I was able to use the scraps for my Christmas cards.

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Card: Welcome to the World Baby Girl

It’s been quite some time since I did some serious crafting. It’s hard to keep me indoors on beautiful summer days. But, here’s my most recent project:

Idea:
New Baby Girl Card

Inspiration:
I once attended a baby shower and there was this garland of onesies that were just to die for.

Ingredients:

  1. 4 hanger silhouette cuts
  2. 8 onesies silhouette cuts
  3. See Spot Stamp Baker’s Twine
  4. Mini clothes clips
  5. Cuttlebug® A2 Border Just My Type Emboss Folder
  6. Dimension Tape

Birthday Card: Fresh and Clean Two-Tone

Happy Friday!  It’s the end of a week and also the end of a series of projects!  In a previous post I mentioned signing up for 4 projects.  I’m very proud to say I’m  ready to wrap them up (on time!) and start a new series of projects!  Here’s a review of the previous three projects:

Now for our fourth and last, I bring you a fresh and clean birthday card.

The Inspiration:

For this card, I blended my aunts favorite color (yellow) with her friends favorite color (green) and kept the layout clean and white because they’re both my nearest and dearest OCD friends. [no offense].

The Elements (I’m not going to talk about the steps because again, there really isn’t much to it):

  • The bottom of the card is texturized using an impression plate and the Sissix Texture Boutique.
  • The Flowers were saved from lei’s.
  • The Cherry Blossom was cut using the Silhouette and  then flocked with white flocking.
  • The ‘Happy Birthday’ label is stamped.

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Supplies:

Wausau Creative Collection Classics Specialty Cardstock, 8.5 X 11 Inches
Sissix Texture Boutique
Silhouette SD
Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folder – Diamond

Lesson Learned:

I’ve always been a little bit of a lop-sided stamper.  This card wasn’t an exception.  Next time I’ll have to remember to use a ruler or some type of guidelines.

Birthday Card: Two-Tone

The Project:

I’ve been asked to create a birthday card for a classy lady who’s favorite color is green.

The Inspiration:

I make it a habit of collecting traceable images of all types to use on the Silhouette.  For this project, I went with a chandelier.

Again, with most of these birthday cards, there isn’t very much to it.  Cut the silhouette, cut the background, emboss the paper by running it through the texture boutique, distress the edges and glue it all down!  One thing I did goof on was the white background.  I’m not sure if the pictures tell the story but, I wanted something ‘shiny’ for the background so I went with heat embossing. Well, I don’t have a proper heat gun so I use an iron.  On small images, using an iron works fine. But on large areas, the embossing powder just doesn’t want to melt evenly!  Maybe it’s time to finally shell out for a heat gun?

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Silhouette SD

Sissix Texture Boutique

Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folder – Tropical Paisley Set

DCVW Old World Stack 12×12

Wausau Creative Collection Classics Specialty Cardstock, 8.5 X 11 Inches

Birthday Cards: Unique 6 year old twins

Two different cards for two unique little girls. The common denominators are the lace from their mothers wedding dress and tatting made by their grandmother.

The composition of these cards are:

Mini Envelope Card

Background: Impressed using the Sissix Texture Boutique and Cuttlebug polkadot impression folder

Bottom: Ribbon and doilies

Lace embellishment: from the wedding dress

Envelope: Transparency Film cut using Silhouette SD

#6: custom shape cut using Silhouette SD, glittered and tatting glued to top left corner using spray adhesive

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Arithmetic Card

Background: used fabric softener sheet

Base: DCWV Old World Stack textured cardstock cut using Silhouette SD

Numbers: scraps of fabric and cardstock cut using Silhouette SD (using offset feature)

Equal sign: ribbon and tatting

Flower: cut using Sissix Big Shot Die cut and topped with a section of lace from the said wedding dress

‘Happy Birthday’ letters: cut using Silhouette SD and glittered. I will NEVER glue glitter without using spray glue ever again! This was done using a regular stick of glue. I was ready to throw this whole project away because it resulted in such a mess!

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