Category Archives: Christmas

White on White Snowflakes

  • Dies –
    • Simon Says Stamp – Merry Christmas, Abby Snowflake, and Melody Snoflake
    • Impression Obsession – Snowflakes Die Set
  • Sequins – Simon Says Stamp – Moonshine
  • Ink – Ranger Ink Distress ink – Tumbled Glass
  • Cardstock – Neenah Solar White
  • Zig Wink of Stella clear brush pen

I created this simple, almost completely white card for a wintery Christmas card. I die cut snowflakes and the sentiment from white cardstock, cutting two of each and layering each pair together so the dimension would make them stand up and out on the white background a little more clearly. I edged the card front with light blue ink and mounted it on a white card base. I applied clear sparkly ink to the snowflakes with the Wink of Stella pen and added some iridescent clear sequins to accentuate the wintery look. Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – “Snow White”

Simon Says Stamp Flickr Group Challenge #84 – “Happy Holidays”

 

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Have a Cool Yule!

  • Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas “Penguin Christmas” and “Polar Holiday” (sentiment)
  • Dies – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Fifteen”
  • Patterned papers – Basic Grey “Jovial” collection and American Crafts “North Pole” collection
  • Embossing Powder – Ranger Ink Wendy Vecchi “Red Geranium”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Copic markers
  • Sakura Glaze pens

Some of my cardmaking friends alerted me to a request that had been made by a 9-year old boy from Maine with cancer who wants to celebrate Christmas early this year. What he really wants are Christmas cards from all over the United States. The detail that really caught my attention is that he loves penguins! I was anxious to grant him his wish and mail him a handmade card from the other side of the country. Hopefully all of the holiday mail he is receiving is bringing him many smiles.

I went back into my stash to create this card! I’ve had these stamp sets for years! The patterned papers are not new either. I stamped the penguins and colored the image with Copic markers. I added some sparkle and shine with a couple different Glaze pens, but that effect is hard to detect in my photo unfortunately. The sentiment is heat-embossed with the bright red powder and adds some more shine.

Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges:

House of Cards November Challenge: Holiday

Flickr Love Handmade Cards Group: Anything Goes

 


TCP Tuesday Challenge #340 – Peace, Joy and Penguins

  • Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas K-3795 CL “Peace, Joy and Penguins”
  • Die – The Cat’s Pajamas “Holiday Toppers 041”
  • Sequins – Doodlebug Designs
  • Stickers – Silver metal 3mm Mark Richards Enterprises
  • Copic markers
  • Cardstock – Bazzill Bling and Paper Accents Mirror Silver

Most of my holiday cards feature penguins–that’s just the way I am. And my very favorite penguins are from The Cat’s Pajamas. They are the cutest and they seem to have a little attitude that sets them apart! For this card I stamped the penguins and colored them with Copics. Then I used the Holiday Toppers snowflake die to set a cool mood and added the sentiment below the stack o’ penguins. Thanks for visiting.

Challenge – TCP Tuesday Challenge #340 – Sparkle. I started out with sparkly cardstock and then added the silver mirror snowflakes and silver metal stickers for some shine.

 


Toasty Greetings

  • Stamps – My Favorite Things “Toasty Greetings”
  • Die – Little B “Circles”
  • Cardstock – BoBunny and Bazzill
  • Copic markers
  • Stickers – Metal Nailheads

This is a clean and simple card that I made during World Card Making weekend. I used a card sketch from Freshly Made Sketches for inspiration, stamping the image and coloring it with Copic markers. Thanks for visiting.

Challenge: Freshly Made Sketches – Sketch #307


Magical Wise-Penguins

  • Stamps –
    • Hero Arts CL988 “Origami Happy Holidays”
    • Impression Obsession “Christmas Magic”
  • Ranger Distress Oxide Inks: Peacock Feathers, Picked Rasberry, Black Soot, Faded Jeans
  • Sakura Gel Pens
  • Black Sharpie, Extra Fine
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I created this card for a 90-minute challenge on the Hero Arts Flickr group. The challenge was to create a postcard, and I did it in about 45 minutes which is pretty much a record for me. I made a background with Distress Oxide inks, stamped the penguins and star, and then added color to the stamped images with the gel pens. After rushing and completing it, I went back into it and played with it a little bit more, pulling some of the color from the penguin bodies so they looked whiter, and adding more color and sparkle to the star and penguins. Then I mounted the postcard onto a card base, since it was unlikely I would use it as a postcard. Thanks for visiting.

 

 


Holidays Full of Unexpected Surprises

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  • Stamps – Darcie’s Heart & Home “Unexpected Surprises”
  • Patterned papers – Carta Bella “Merry Ornaments, Merry Alphabet, and Merry Borders
  • Die – Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Ironwork Motifs”
  • Sequins – Doodlebug Designs
  • Zig Clean Color Markers
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I’m still catching up on posting some holiday cards. This one was made with a background of paper strips using the Bargello technique. The colors are a little unorthodox, which was kind of fun for a change. I colored the image with Zig markers. Thanks for stopping by and Happy New Year!

 


Late to the party… Christmas Card!

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  • Dies – Simon Says Stamp – “Holiday Frames”
  • Gelli plate print
  • Patterned paper – Echo Park “Home for the Holidays: Ornaments”
  • Silver Metallic cardstock – Paper Accents
  • Cardstock – Bazzill Bling “Emerald City”
  • Sierra Pacific Crafts tinsel trim (green)

I ran out of time before Christmas to post here, so I have to catch up and show a few more Christmas cards! This is one that I made with a gelli plate print as a backdrop for this die-cut set. I layered some papers and added some pretty tinsel trim. Viola! Thanks for stopping by.