Daily Archives: July 21, 2013

OWH – Dreaming of a White Christmas


  • Stamps – Our Craft Lounge “Penguin Fun” and Penny Black “Christmas Cheer”
  • Patterned paper – KaiserCraft “Just Believe” paper pad
  • Ribbon – American Craft
  • Copic markers and Ranger Distress Inks
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

It is hard for me to do it, but I made a Christmas card in July. I’m one of those people who need it to be mid-December before I’m really in the mood to make a Christmas card, which is a real problem in order for me to actually get any created and in the mail for people! This past week’s Operation Write Home Midweek Throwdown challenge was Christmas in July. I do need to make some Christmas and winter-themed cards for our heroes, so I’m okay with getting some made during the summer months! So for my first Christmas card, I thought I needed to show off a penguin! After stamping the image, I colored it with Copic markers and then added some distress inks along the border of it. I then added the sentiment at a jaunty angle with some ribbon behind it. Enjoy and hopefully the snow will help cool you off–it has been a hot weekend for us! Thanks for stopping by.

Cardabilities Sketch #79 – Thank You


  • Die cuts – KaiserCraft “Secret Admirer Icons”
  • Stamp – Verve Stamps
  • Cardstock – BoBunny Turquoise Flourish and Bazzill Bling
  • Rhinestones – KaiserCraft and Michael Richards, Inc.

This card features the KaiserCraft Victorian-looking die cuts I picked up recently. I grouped together four different die cut images with the sentiment banner to create the focal point. I used Sketch #79 at Cardabilities for inspiration. Thanks for visiting today.