Friday, December 19, 2008

The End of the Christmas Cards

So, it's December 19, and what did I do last night? That's right. I finished my christmas cards. Where the hell did this month go, anyway? Thankfully 95% of the people I still have to send cards to are local, so even though I popped them in the mail on my way to work this morning, they should still arrive before the 25th.

This card was sort of a "WTF can I do with very little effort" deal, and I managed to sucker my husband into helping. I wanted something that was neat but simple - no colouring, no ribbon-tying, no using scissors to cut anything, no heat embossing, just layers of colour and a simple assembly. I am not 100% sold on the snowflake in the scallop circle embellishment, but at 8pm on a cold Thursday, I wasn't about to go out in search of something better! So, here it is!

The ingredients:
- Paper: SU Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Close to Cocoa
- Ink: SU Bashful Blue, Close to Cocoa
- Stamps: SU Happy Everything, unidentified SU snowflake (no idea what set it came from! it was an extra in an ebay purchase!)
- Other: circle punches, scallop circle punch, scallop edge punch, Cuttlebug Snowflakes embossing folder
Sunday, December 7, 2008

Christmas Kitty

For the past three years, I have faithfully gone to the Calgary Art Market & Craft Sale, and every year I am drawn hopelessly to the Old Island Stamp Co's booth like a moth to a flame. I fell in love with this adorable christmas kitty, it's perfect for holiday cards!

The ingredients:
- Paper: Misc kraft brown, SU Whisper White, Old Olive, Ruby Red
- Stamp: Old Island Stamp Co Christmas Cat (732-D)
- Other: Green ribbon (Michaels), corner rounder punch (for the scallops), ticket corner punch, SU Watercolor Wonder crayons, D'Vine Swirls embossing folder

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