Thursday, September 29, 2011

More Christmas Projects

Happy Friday!  It is the beginning of a 3 day weekend for me, yay!  I plan to do lots of card making and also some fall maintenance in the yard and garden.  Plus, I found a new recipe using Kale that I plan to torture my husband with LOL!  I hope you too have interesting plans.

Here are a few cards I made recently that were featured on the Heartfelt Creations blog on Wednesday, along with some other fabulous items created by the rest of the design team--you may want to check them out for ideas, I know I'll be casing a couple of them...

First of all, one of my all time favourite cards--it really didn't photograph well, but in person it is really fabulous looking:

Products Used For This Project
Other: Snowflake edge punch, OMC exclusive Holiday Cuttlebug embossing folder, black memento ink, Versamark, SU Silver embossing powder, white SU craft ink, silver Encore Ink, pop up dots, Spica glitter pens, Platinum (71) and Frost White (72) all purpose ink by Tsukineko, Gold liquid pearls, Copics: C1, C3, C5, R24, R39, YG67
Card size is 5.75x5.75. Punch edge of white card stock with snowflake border and adhere to blue base.  Cut out blue pane to fit within this and emboss with cuttlebug embossing folder.  Stamp sentiment in the centre of the blue embossed piece of card stock using versa mark, and then sprinkle silver embossing powder on it and heat set.  Rub white craft pad over all raised edges of the blue embossed panel and spreading it towards the centre but not over the sentiment.  allow to dry, and then rub the silver encore ink pad over the edges, but not extending as far as the white.  Allow to dry and then adhere to card base.  Stamp bell image on white card stock with black ink and colour with copies, cut out by hand.  Use Spica glitter pens to add accents, then use the liquid Tsukineko platinum ink to add some additional accents only to the "ribbon" part of the image, using a paint brush.  use the liquid Tsukineko frost white ink to colour in the white flowers in the image, using a paint brush.  Allow to dry, and then add gold liquid pearls to the centre of the flowers and allow that to dry, then adhere image to the card.

Next, another one I'm very happy with--in fact, I brought it to work and have left it on my desk for about a week now so I can look at it during the day.

Products Used For This Project
HCPC3427 Herald Angels Background PreCut SetHCPC3421 Dove of Peace PreCut Set (sentiment) HCD712 Bella Rose Die Spellbinders Fancy Tags Shapeabilities Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia Shapeabilities
Other products used: Versafine Vintage Sepia, Versamagic chalk ink in Jumbo Java, sponge, gold Stickles, pop up dots.
Card size is standard 4.25x5.5. Precut the base card stock and layers.  Stamp the background sentiment on the white panel as shown and add brown chalk ink over edges with sponge.  Adhere this to the card.  Cut the leaf swirl with the die cut, shape the leaves a bit and add a small amount of brown ink to it here and there with the sponge, and attach to the card.  Stamp the sentiment, cut it out with the die cut, and add some light sponging of the same ink, and adhere it to the card with pop up dots.  Stamp the poinsettias, cut out with coordinating die cut, shape (I simply used a wood skewer from the kitchen), put them together and attach randomly over the swirl, then add three dots in the centre of each of gold stickles.

Lastly, my first experiment with making a bookmark.  I am thinking these might be nice to tuck in to christmas cards as a mini gift...

Products Used For This Project
HCPC3324 Holly Berry Filler PreCut Set HCPC3422 Poinsettia Cheer Bells PreCut Set
Other Products used: Ribbon and gold cord, red eyelet, gold stickles, liquid pearls, SU corner punch, SU edge punch , SU markers in green and brown, Copic markers in red, mauve and green, white gel pen.
Cut base of bookmark from brown card stock, using edge punch on the bottom and corner punch on the top left and right corners to get the shape as shown.  Cut white layer to nest within the brown layer.  Stamp background word image over white base, and then stamp over that randomly with images from the Holly Berry filler set -- berries and foliage etc. using a direct to stamp marker method (colour the stamp with the coloured SU (NOT Copic) marker, and then stamp that on the paper.  Then stamp a bell image on a separate piece of card stock, colour with copies, cut out, and then cut an edge off it, so it is now in two parts, and then attach both parts as shown in the photo.  Punch a whole in the top of the bookmark, add an eyelet, and run some ribbon through it.  Use gold stickles and liquid pearls for extra embellishment, and add accents with white gel pen.


  1. I so love the silver embossing on the first card. I know, a little guilty pleasure! The poinsettias on the next two are fantastic. I love how poinsettias are generically Christmas. You can put them on a guys card without them blinking.

    Hope DH likes the kale. Don't tell him where you got the recipe. ;-)

  2. More beautiful Christmas creations! These are all lovely. I love the blues on the first one and I agree that second one is just beautiful! Enjoy your three day weekend!

  3. All beautiful projects! Great idea to take them to work to lift your spirits - I'm going to try it.
    Enjoy that LONG weekend!!!!

  4. gorgeous cards, I love those bells and poinsettias, really remind me of Crhistmas!!!

  5. I love Christmas cards and these are fabulous. Love the bookmark too!