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Friday, May 29, 2020

Whimsical Christmas cards...

As you can see, I've been busy making Christmas cards. In fact, I made at least 5 of each of these.

For each card, I started with a pre-made card base that had a striped border all the way around the card front. After Christmas last year, I bought two packs, each containing 25 of the card blanks and 25 envelopes for 70% off at Michaels.

My tree was cut from green glitter paper. The tree die cut the garland openings, so I used double-sided tape on the back side to adhere some white cardstock and then sprinkled some white glitter into the garland openings.

The die also cut some small circular openings where I placed my flat-backed gems.

The tree and the star were popped up on foam tape.

On the inside I stamped a sentiment and also a tree border at the bottom. I colored in the white parts of the trees with a glitter pen.

This moose is pretty cute, isn't he? For this card, I took a green rectangle and cut my oval aperture, then dry-embossed it with a snowflake frame EF and rubbed a little white chalk over the embossed snowflakes. I die-cut my moose and assembled him so that he was peeking out of my aperture.

I added a wide piece of double-sided tape to the backside of my moose and aperture before gluing down my entire rectangle. Once that was done, I sprinkled white glitter over the open parts of the aperture and burnished it in with my finger. You can just see the sparkle if you look closely.

The sentiment dies came with the moose dies.

For this card, I matted my DSP with red and then added my die-cut Santa. I've inked the edges of the fur on his hat with Tea Dye Distress ink and used a couple of gray alcohol markers to add some shadow to his beard and mustache. His eyes and the berries on the holly were made with Nuvo Drops.

To create my sentiment, I used some alphabet dies to cut out my H's and O's, then glued them together. Once that was done, I simply adhered them to my card.

This was my favorite card of the bunch. I think I actually made 11 or 12 of these.  I die-cut the oval wreath from my green rectangle, backed it with 4" wide double-sided tape and adhered it to my card. I sprinkled some white glitter into the wreath cut-outs and burnished it in with my finger.

Then I die-cut and assembled my gnome and popped him up on foam tape. The sentiment is also popped up on foam tape.

For this inside sentiment I used two different stamps and two different inks.

On a more serious note, I'm sure you've all heard of the rioting that has been happening in Minneapolis. We are so saddened and a bit frightened by it all. I live just 14 blocks from where George Floyd was killed and the rioting and fires began. In fact the morning after the first fires we found pieces of burned debris that had blown into our yard the night before. I pray this is all resolved soon and justice is served. Please keep us in your thoughts.

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


designbydonna said...

You are taking great advantage of the stay at home time. These are all so cute. I'm having a hard time deciding my favorite but that moose is just so adorable. I do hope things settle down there soon. Things just get out of hand too rapidly. Praying for your safety.

Lynette said...

Oh how scary to be so close to the rioting. And how awful that all is!! Your cards are all great. I agree, that one is my favorite, too.

Glittered Paws said...

Well aren't you ahead of the game with the Christmas cards, and my favorite is the gnome as well, they are so popular right now - I have two sets and would you believe have not used either one yet.
Oh how scary living so close the the riot area, How sad this situation is, my heart goes out to this family. Sending prayers that this will all be resolved quickly with no more carnage.

Patti J said...

So cute! My fave is the gnome! Thanks for sharing!