Friday, November 26, 2010

Let the season begin!

I've been so excited for the holidays this year...not sure why this one feels any different than the rest.  Here's another card that is super simple for mass production!  Do you send handmade cards each year? How many cards do you send out each Christmas?

Have fun getting ready for the holidays!  And as always, thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Father Christmas - Not So Traditional

I had a lot of fun making this card.  Used brown Staz-On on glossy cardstock.  Painted the picture, then glittered him all up!  Just had to switch things up to see what would happen...well, this is what happened.
Enjoy, and as always...thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

I really want that vintage look!

It was last Easter when I stumbled across a bunch of vintage'y Easter decorations.  You know, the kind with crepe paper, tinsel and glitter?  I was surfing Etsy at the time, and was absolutely mesmerized by all of  it. I knew I would have to try to make something and never got around to it.  What better time to try than for Christmas cards!  Go figure...when I want to see it again for inspiration, I couldn't find any.  So, I played around a bit and came up with this one.  Still feel like it's missing something though.  What do you think? I'd love to hear what you would add/change.  Do you know of any blogs or Etsy sellers who have this "sort" of stuff -- I'd love for you to share those with me too!

I'll play with this concept some more.  I found silver tinsel ribbon at Michael's yesterday.  I'm sure that will add more dimension.  Have a great day and as always, thanks for stopping by! --Margo

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Noel - sing it with me?

Here's a card inspired by the A Card A Day book by PaperCrafts.  The music paper I used is from the Misteltoe collection by Close To My Heart.  The stamp was taken from their Father Christmas set.  I used my Cricut to cut out the NOEL letters (Plantin), then used the sheet they were cut out that it is set "stencil style".  My little music notes are from the Cricut cartridge Joys of the Season. I had a great time making this card.  My bff Kate and I went through every step together deciding just how to mimic the sample card (which was actually a school days sample).  I distressed the edges on this one and shaded around the inside of the letters.  Not sure if you can tell the cardstock I used for the stamp was worked over quite a lot to make it very plyable, trying to get a really distressed look. Hope you enjoy this one, and as always, thanks for stopping by! --Margo 

Friday, November 12, 2010

O Christmas Tree!

Whew!  Just spent the last 3 days in the craft room with my bff, making cards.  We had SO much fun trying new things.  The polka dot ribbon is copy paper, stamped and folded.  I saw this on a live-stream tutorial by Tresa Black.  You can find the link here.  I wonder if there is anyone who doesn't follow Tresa's fabulous work!?

This "Evergreen" stamp set is from Close To My Heart, along with the cardstock. Cardstock was embossed with dotted swiss and then sanded down to the white core.  I layered my trees.  Far right is a single, far left is a double, and the middle tree is three layers total.  The star was a pain to get three layered, I need to come up with something dimensional for this, but cardstock was all I had at hand.  Yes it's true!  There are things that I NEED in my craft room still!  A dimensional star the right color of yellow is one!

I have several more cards to post over the next few days. These last few days were SO inspiring! I hope to keep working even those my dear friend is on her way home!  I hope you have a great weekend doing something fun. 

As always, thanks for stopping by!