Friday, December 7, 2007

Well, here it is.....

the 7th of December already and I haven't posted in quite a while again, but I finally have my memory purse done and have gotten rave reviews from those who have seen it!! Now, it is fairly small inside and I can't carry much but then maybe that's a good thing!! I'll post a picture of it later this weekend after I take a picture of it.

Anyway, the holidays are upon us and I've been busy trying to design my Christmas card this year. Here are a few that I have come up with. I designed these to show at my last workshop to show how you can make 2 completely different cards with the same stamp set......Simply Christmas.

Both cards use Bazzill cardstock, stickles (one of my favorite embellishments), ribbon (another of my favorite embellishments), and versamark ink pad (the BEST ink pad to have at your fingertips). Now the ornament card uses a scalloped oval punch that is not TAC product but I absolutely love this thing!! The "Merry Christmas" that you see is actually in the inside of the card but shows through to the front via the scalloped punch!! The reindeer card uses the technique of paper piercing which I have just recently been doing a LOT of. It also uses the technique of "stamping off", you can't see it at all in the picture but the reindeer is actually stamped twice, once and then again not inking the stamp the second time. For this card, I got out my coluzzle templates to cut the ovals for the "Merry Christmas". This card really 'pops' in real life!! Well, I hope that these give you some inspiration this holiday for making your own handmade Christmas cards!! Remember, people tend to keep the handmade ones!!!

Supplies: The Angel Company except for the oval scallopped punch and ribbons.
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