Sunday, December 23, 2012

Belated Christmas inspiration!

Wow!  My last blog post was in October....  Guess that says just a little bit about how busy my life has been in recent months.  Barely time to catch my breath, let alone post to my blog.  However, today is the day to share some Christmas cards we did at my Christmas card Stamp-a-stack.  I tried to incorporate some new colors into the mix, like Soft Suede and the Champagne glitter paper.  This turned out to be one of the favorite cards we created.  It features the Snowflake Soiree stamp set from the Holiday catalog -- a MUST have snow flake set!

A friend inspired me to try a "white-on-white" Christmas card.  Of course, I couldn't resist adding just a little sparkle with the silver glitter paper!  LOVE that stuff!  So incredibly sparkly and THE SPARKLES DON'T FALL OFF EVERYWHERE! :)  This card also features the Snow Flurry Bigz die.  I love that it is a Bigz die so it can cut other fun stuff -- like felt, and glitter paper, and... and...  The sentiment is embossed in silver.

This card features the Scensational Season stamp set and matching framelits -- also from the Holiday catalog.  The designer paper is from the Candlelight Christmas pack -- GORGEOUS Christmas papers!
Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a reindeer card, right?  Here is the little guy from the Joyous Celebrations stamp set.  We punched an oval out of a sticky note, centered the oval over the stamped reindeer, and sponged crumb cake ink into the oval to give him a "spotlight".  The designer paper here is also from the Candlelight Christmas pack.
The Ornament Keepsakes stamp set and matching framelits are super fun to make a tri-fold card with, using the ornament as the focal point on the front of the card.  AND, more dsp from the Candlelight Christmas pack.
Another idea I wanted to incorporate this year, was a folded Christmas tree.  The tree is made with a half of a circle cut from designer paper and folded into a "tree".  Here is a link to how to create it.
So, here is the holiday line up!

And here are some of the final creations!  Quite an impressive display of twinkles! Some guests created 20 cards each, and some created 10.

A very Merry Christmas to each of you!  I hope you've had at least a little time to do some holiday crafting...

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