Sunday, December 30, 2012

Christmas cards

I know I have been MIA for a few weeks and I apologize. Getting ready for Christmas took a good part of my free time as I am sure it did for most of you. It was a much needed down time that I enjoyed spending with my family. I did quite a bit of baking so the kids and DH each had their favorites. Even though I sent some back with the kids I still have a lot that I will be taking into work. I certainly don't need it around here or around my midsection.

I have posted the Christmas cards I sent out this year. I made 50 total and as I said in a previous post, I was going to live on the edge and make a few different styles. I didn't want to post any of them before they were received so here they are (no spoiler alerts here). The top one was my favorite, but the pictures do not do it justice. You can get a better idea of the shimmer in the second photo. The embossed trees were a sparkle embossing powder and you can see it even better if you click on the photo to enlarge it. I also used gold paper which is seen better in the second photo. That card was a 5x7.

 The above card was a smaller A2 size card and I used the same stamp as the first card. It is amazing how different the card looked between the stamped image and the embossed image.

 This card was also a 5x7 done in navy and silver. I did a few with red and silver but didn't like them as much. I stamped the Mary and Joseph over top of the Christmas background and added some rhinestones for extra sparkle.

The last chicklin is in the air and should be arriving home in Raleigh shortly. It was nice to have them home but I am enjoying the peacefulness now that they are gone. I've had the week off from work which was also wonderful. Back one day and then off for New Years. Hearing that alarm clock at 5:30 am is going to be brutal.

~Have fun and enjoy!


  1. I love both of your cards! They are outstanding! I was wondering if you would be willing to share who makes both of the stamps you used. I have not seen them before and I would love to add them to my holiday stamps.
    Lu C

  2. Thanks Lu. The script background is a cling mount from Stampendous and the trees is also a cling mount from Hero Arts.