Well, it's about time I mailed our my Christmas Cards. I have been crazy busy this month, have no idea how December 16th arrived, but it's here! This is what I came up with for my own Christmas Cards for 2016.
I looked and I didn't use the Christmas Pines stamp set very much in my classes or stamp clubs, so I decided to use it for our home Christmas cards to send out. I like how simple, yet pretty it turned out.
I used the "This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper", and I had a lot of the snowflakes left over, I decided to go with this. Waste not, want not, right?
So you probably can't tell very much, but I used the Very Vanilla cardstock for the base, cut at 8 1/2 X 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4". Your standard card size. I cut the Wild Wasabi at 4" X 5 1/2", and embossed it with the Holly Berry Embossing Folder. I decided to go with the "Curtain Fold" for the Designer Series Paper. That is cut at 3" X 8 1/4", and scored on the 8 1/4" at 3, 4, 6 & 7". I trimmed it as shown, and adhered it to get the curtain look. I am working on a video right now to show you. I tried to type it here, but it doesn't make sense. I am a visual person, so will show you what I mean on my video. Moving on, I cut a 1/2" by 4 1/4" of Red Glimmer Paper, and then used 2 of the Pretty Pines Thinlets to cut the pines pieces using Wild Wasabi, and Garden Green Cardstock. I cut the cute bow from our Gold Glimmer Paper, also from the Pretty Pines Thinlets set. I colored the largest Rhinestones with a Red Sharpie to add a big more bling, besides the Glimmer paper. I stamped the Noel with the Real Red Classic Ink on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, and cut this out using our fabulous "new" Stitched Shaped Framelits (which are on backorder, but scheduled to arrive early January 2017. After that, they won't be back until the new Catalog in June 2017.
I hope you all have a very Merry, and Blessed Christmas, but do hope I'll be back shortly to post my video and another card to share with you. Thought I would send my wishes in case you don't make it back to my blog before the New Year!
p.s. I will try and remember to tell you a story about a friend, and the terrifying experience we had last weekend. It goes along perfectly with my "hug the ones you love" sentiment I always end with on my post!!!
"Blessings, and until the next time, remember to hug the ones you love, "none of us are promised tomorrow!