More Christmas cards

I’ll keep this simple.. these are some more Christmas cards that I’ve done. Some were from a retreat I went to at the end of October, some I did on my own.  I’ve been happily busy making a pile of Christmas cards for orders, so it explains why  my blogging has still been sporadic.


Thank You Gift


This is a thank you gift for an aunt and uncle who are letting me stay with them for a couple of nights this coming weekend (card making retreat).  This is all Stampin up dies and stamps. The bundle is called Star of Light, in the current holiday catalogue (you can get the stamps and dies separately, but I wanted both).  The idea I CASE(d) (copy and share everything), but put a different twist on it. I started with tent fold card bases in white 110 lb cardstock (Recollections), and then used more of the Recollections to cut a 3.75 x 5.25 piece.  I die cut the solid star from the bundle a bit above centre on the layer piece. I took some shimmer and glitter paper and cut 1/2 inch strips a little longer the the card piece. Using 1/4 inch thick super sticky dollar store tape, I ran a line along one side of the glitter/shimmer papers. I also die cut a detailed star out of the same glitter/shimmer papers.

I stamped the sentiments in Palette hybrid inks Cognac and Charcoal just under the star, then adhered the strips to the sides of the layering piece. Once that was done, I put a LOT of foam tape on the back of the layering piece, and then centered it on the card base.

To get the detailed star in place, I simply used a liquid glue (Elmer’s craft bond glue), and put just enough on the back to make sure all the pointed parts and centre would lay flat. I took Craft tweezers, picked up the star, and carefully centered it into the hole.

Thanks for looking 🙂


Christmas Card Order


I had posted my One Sheet Wonder critter cards on Facebook, and got an order for a dozen kitty cards.. So here they are. Yes, I know that there are a couple of extras, but if the client has a preference, she can choose.  All stamps are Newton’s Nook Designs, patterned paper is Echo Park (I think), cardstock is SU Cherry Cobbler, Recollections 110lb white, and Neenah Super Smooth white in 80lb weight.

All the images were coloured in Copic markers, and Stickles and shimmer were added.Some of it is hard to see.

Thanks for coming by 🙂

Newton’s Nook and SU Christmas cards

All the images here, except the elf, are Newton’s Nook Designs, from their Holiday Smooches and Newton’s Christmas Cuddles sets. All coloured in Copic markers. The Elf is SU, from the Christmas Cuties set, which is now retired. The background paper is Echo Park (really old stuff I’ve had for ages). I matted the images and paper on some SU Cherry Cobbler cardstock, which was a perfect match 🙂

One Sheet Wonder Christmas cards

This set of One Sheet Wonder cards has a Kraft base (Neenah Desert Storm cardstock), Kaisercraft patterned paper, Quietfire Designs and My Favorite Things sentiments, and an assortment of cardstock for the matting, including some silver foil.