Monday, December 6, 2010

Come to Bethlehem

Hi stampers! Today's card is made with Cherry Cobbler Cardstock, Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink, and uses the set, "Come to Bethlehem". The ribbon is 3/8" Very Vanilla Taffetta ribbon. This is a very simple, quick and easy card. I scored my cardstock and tore the top part to make it look like the top of a present. Then put the ribbon around that part. I cut a piece of cardstock 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" of Cherry cobbler. Then I stamped the scene from "Come to Bethlehem" on it and glued it up under the Present flap. Easy Peasy. Thanks for stopping by. Brenda

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Card Gone Wrong!

Good morning stampers! Today's Christmas card used a technqiue called "Inlaid Embossing" . However, it didn't work out as planned, so I just added stamped cutouts to improve the looks of the card. When I stamped my tree, cut it out, and glued it to my white cardstock, I then ran it through my Petals Aplenty folder on the Big Shot. My stamped tree was Wild Wasabi,a nd it wasn't enough contrast to the white, so it just sort of faded into the background. Since inlaid embossing was the technique I was planning on teaching that day, I tossed this asside and went on to find something else that would work. Later I came back and stamped the tree in Garden Green on a piece of Whisper White Cardstock, cut it out and put it on with Stakmpin Deminsionals, as I did with the 3 red presents. now I like the card. It didn't meet my original critieria for the card, but it turned out fine as just a Christmas card. Don't give up on your "failures"--they are just opportunities for further creativity! Have a great day. Brenda

Saturday, December 4, 2010

3 Christmas Cards

These are 3 of the cards that my daughter is making to send out for Christmas this year. The top one used the Merry Crittermas Stamp Set. The DSP is from a previous year, but I like that our new merchandise still looks good with some from the past! (Use it up, wear it out, Make do or do without!--We are both greatly influenced by my Depression era mother! lol) The second card used "Under the Stars" - the bear, and the hat is from another Golden Oldie, "Crab and Company" Aren't they perfect together? The third card uses the Top Not die and the Delightful Ornament Stamp Set. I appreciate her willingness to share with us today. Happy Stamping! Brenda

Friday, December 3, 2010

Ornament Thank You Card

I love this little Thank You card. The base is textured Wild Wasabi Cardstock. The ornament is REal Red and the rickrack trim and the "string" is Brushed Silver Cardstock. I used one of the teeny tiny pearls from our halfback Pearl Collection. The Silver Rick Rack is one of the 4 on the Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die (#120893) which is in the Holidy Mini Catalog. Love that die! It makes such great Scrapbook borders, as well as cool trim on cards.
I have been adding Thank You notes in my customer's bags every since July. It has been such fun to come up with different ones each month--and even more different ones for customers who order more than once a month! This is one of my favorites!
Thanks for stopping by. Brenda

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Furever Friends 2

As promised, this is another card that we made in the "Furever Friends" Stamping class. We used the Square Lattice Folder to make the background for this card. (I have a friend who calls this the Paper Towel folder!) It adds such great texture to a card. The tree is from "Nature Silhouttes". The sky was sponged in with Pumpkin Pie and Marina Mist inks. The grass was sponged in with Old Olive. The Scotty dog was stamped on Chocolate Chip cardstock and then cut out. The dog collar is a very thin piece of real red cardstock. Thanks for stopping by! Brenda

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Furever Friends 1

This was one of the cards that we made last week in my "Furever Friends" stamping class. I just love the cute little dogs in this set. The cutting was fun! It is nice to find a stamp set that lends itself to both masculine and kids cards. Come back tomorrow and see another card that we made in this class! Thanks for stopping by.