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Friday, December 5, 2014

A couple more Christmas cards...

I wanted to share with you one of my Christmas cards for this year that I really like.

I have always wanted a fairly large poinsettia stamp, and in August of this year I purchased a used set of Flourishes stamps called Poinsettia and Pine from Julie Kerber of Out to Impress. The set includes a wonderful poinsettia stamp that I used for the card below.
I stamped the poinsettia twice on vellum with Versamark ink and then heat embossed it with some white embossing powder. I fussy cut the first poinsettia as is, but cut only the top petals for the second poinsettia. I then layered the two with a little clear dimensional double-sided tape in between.

The strip of colored cardstock under the poinsettia is actually glitter paper. I think you can see some of the sparkle in this photo.

I used my Swiss Dots embossing folder for the white mat.

The inside is simple with just a strip of the glitter cardstock at the bottom to finish it off. This card was so quick to pull together, but I love it. I'm going to try it in some more colors, too. I'm thinking about some hot pink. What do you think?

My sister has also been busy making her Christmas cards, and here's one of them.
Isn't it beautiful? She used the Memory Box Snowflake Ornament die for her ornaments. She dry-embossed a string line for each and added a silver bow and a heat-embossed sentiment to complete the card front. I'm sure she can whip these out in no time. This card would be beautiful using other colors of glitter paper, too, for the ornaments. I'm thinking purple, red or maybe hot pink. I'm going to have to beg her for a few of these die-cuts for next year's cards. We love trading die-cuts! It's such an easy way to share what you have.

In fact, I'm thinking that a die-cut exchange with a group of papercrafters would be super fun! Maybe with Easter cards in mind?? If you're interested, let me know. You'll find my email link on the right side of the page under "Contact."

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


designbydonna said...

Wow! love that poinsettia.Just beautiful.

Mona Pendleton said...

Both cards are beautiful Cheryl! Love the elegant vellum Poinsettia and your sisters shimmery ornaments! Looks like you ladies were having a great creative time! Happy Holidays!

debby4000 said...

Love both cards but the poinsettia is stunning.

Sherry Eckblad said...

Gorgeous cards! I didn't have enough handmade holiday cards this year so my friends and family are getting store bought.
Your die cut exchange sounds like fun. PoppyStamps is coming out with new Easter dies next month.