Saturday, November 24, 2012

Christmas Card Frenzy

I have been holed up in my craft area making Christmas cards like crazy. I have 40 done! Only 20 left before I'm done. I keep trying to cut my list down, but it always ends up right around 60 each year. Last year I went with different card styles for the first time. I decided I liked it and have been doing a little here and there for the past few months then got serious yesterday.

Everything is CTMH unless otherwise noted, so I am linking up to this week's Heart2Heart Christmas Challenge.
Sorry for the blur, but this is the best one. Everything on ornament (except topper) cut with Art Philosophy. Paper is Roxy (B&T), Smoothie, and Black. Joy is painted with Pearl Paint mixed with water. Sentiment from December Word Puzzle stamped in Smoothie.
Cut with Artist cartridge, backed with an old CTMH B&T (can't remember name--Jingle, maybe???). Glitter glue is Studio G from Hobby Lobby.

I'm  not sure why I can't get my remaining pictures to go any bigger--which is aggravating!  (However, I think you can click on the picture and get a little bigger image.  Try it.  See if that helps.)Stocking and snowflake cut from Art Philosophy cartridge.  White parts of stocking run through a Stampin' Up embossing folder.  Red part of stocking and background behind stocking stamped with Universal Background in Cranberry and White Daisy, edges sponged in Gray Wool.  More Roxy B&T.

I cut lots of these ornaments.  I made the topper by cutting Desert Sand paper with scallop edge Fiskars scissors, gluing a section to the top of the ornament, fussy cutting around the edges, and punching a hole.  I also used Pearl Paint mixed with water to give it a shimmer.  The Noel was cut with Artiste.  I used a spray pen to spritz a bunch of colors, then dabbed with silver, bronze and gold pigment ink, covered it with clear embossing powder and heating.  Again, I can't get the photo to enlarge for some reason to help you see it better.  Burlap ribbon was cut in half lengthwise and tied with brown waxy flax through button holes.
Same info on this stocking as before, only the plaid is Roxy paper.  Background is Snowflake Cuttlebug embossing folder on Smoothie paper then sanded to expose the white core.  Edges were sponged in Tulip.  Torn piece is Desert Sand.  Sentiment is from O Christmas Tree stamped in Tulip.
Same info on ornament as above.  Only thing different here is the Burlap ribbon over top of the Black and Smoothie.

I have 14 more of these ornaments cut.  I'm not sure if I want to keep playing with new ideas or just choose one of the ones I've already done and make a bunch of the same.  Before I do anything, I'd better clean up.  This place looks like a tornado hit it!

Until next time,


  1. I love this card! I'm so glad you posted it because I still have some of this paper (which I absolutely love) and was trying to figure out a Christmas project I could use it on.

  2. What a great collection of cards. Thanks for joining us at H2H.


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