Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

I just wanted to take some time to wish everyone out there a very Merry Christmas. The rest of the day for me will involve church services, and gift-exchanging with my in-laws. Tomorrow is going to be filled with family and fun as we celebrate the birth of Jesus!

I'll be back after the new year with more stamping projects!

Happy 2009!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Merry Gifts

Here's a fun and quick 4" x 4" card. I made the card base from New England Ivy cardstock. Then cut a 1" x 4" strip of Creme Brulee cardstock. Using my paper trimmer and a stylus, I dry embossed two lines across the one inch strip, and then glued that to the center of my card.

On a 3" x 3" White Daisy piece of cardstock, I stamped the three gifts (from the December Word Puzzle set) in Cranberry, Creme Brulee, and New England Ivy, and then the words merry Christmas in black. At 1/2" from the top and bottom, I dry embossed lines across the white panel as well. Then glued that to the card front. Done!!

My picture doesn't do it justice, but it's a pretty, simple little card. I like the "cleanness" of it!

Hope your day is blessed today!

(Supplies are all Close To My Heart)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Merry and Bright

This was a really simple card! I was inspired by a card I saw from a similar sketch. The B&T on the triple panels is a pretty and soft snowflake pattern from the Aspen Paper Packet. The sentiment circle is from the December Word Puzzle, along with the snowflake in the center.
All pieces are layered on Outdoor Denim cardstock and the card base is Twilight cardstock.

For a final touch, I added a white (although in the photo it doesn't look too white) snowflake button.

So....may your day be merry and bright! Thanks for stopping by!

(All supplies are Close To My Heart)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Gift card Holder #2

Here's another Gift Card Holder - this time using the Merry Pursuits stamp set and Aspen Paper Packet.

I love all the character in these little elves! This little snowman builder is colored with CTMH markers: Twilight, Outdoor Denim, Sorbet, and a touch of Baby Pink. I used my waterbrush to apply the shading to the snow with color picked up from my Twilight marker tip. And up in the corner, I added an Outdoor Denim button.

(All supplies are Close To My Heart.)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Here's a fun gift card holder and card in one. I used the December Word Puzzle for this card. The ornaments on the front are stamped in Dutch Blue, Clover Meadow and Holiday Red inks. I drew the string and bow on each ornament with a black My Legacy marker. The saying is also stamped in Dutch Blue

The card is made with a 12" x 4" piece of cardstock that is scored at 4", 6" and 8". The middle section is then folded into the center of the card. Using scissors, I cut out a small slot in the fold of the pop-out center section. On the inside of this section, I glued the top and bottom edges, as well as along the folded edges at the back of the card - so that the holder portion is glued closed around the edges only.

I added a small panel on the front side of the card holder section with more ornaments, and the rest of the saying is stamped on the inside of the card.

Quick and easy! And perfect for your holiday gift giving.

Monday, December 1, 2008

No internet at home....

I have several more holiday cards ready to share with you, but our internet at home has been down now for two days. I was told it was our computer, but I'm hearing from more and more people with the same provider that theirs is out as I'm thinking it's not my computer!

Anyway, I'm posting from work right now and hopefully we'll be back online at home soon so I can share some more photos!

Have a great Monday everyone!