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Saturday, October 13, 2007

A Whole Bunch of Christmas Cards I Made Today

Good Evening, Everyone! I created these Christmas cards today. . .again, trying to get rid of my scrap pile and I'm doing a good job so far. A great way to get rid of scrap designer papers and cardstock is to punch them using a sqaure punch and creating gift boxes. Just top it off with a ribbon and whala, that's it! This is a fast and easy way to create a design for Christmas and Birthday cards! No stamping was done on this card except for the sentiment. Stamping the sentiment was faster than looking for a sticker that matched the colors of my card.

Card Details: K&CO Designer Paper, Provocraft Holiday stacks, Making Memories eyelets, 1 1/4 square punch, organdy ribbon, stitches created by sewing machine, SU Cardstock: Pretty in Pink and Old Olive, SU Old Olive ink, Inkidinkado Holiday Stamp set

I made these three blue Christmas cards because I wanted to use up my fat pile of blue cardstock and one of the scrap designer paper that's been sitting in my scrap pile. I also wanted to use up an opened pack of stickers that has been sitting in my scrap pile for 3 years. . .yup, 3 years. I have a lot of open packs of left over stickers waiting to be used.

Card Details: Stickopotamus Vellum Snowflakes Sticker, Organdy Ribbon, CB Embossing Folder, Stickles Glitter, Provocraft Holiday Stacks, SU Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue, Whisper White, SU Ballet Blue ink

Card Details: Stickopotamus Vellum Stickers Snowflakes, CB Embossing Folder, SU Bashful Blue, Bordering Blue, Ballet Blue, Whisper White, Provocraft Holiday Stack, Stickles Glitter, SU Ballet Blue ink, Organdy Ribbon, Inkadinkado Christmas Sentiment stamp set

Card Details: Stickopotamus Vellum StickersSnowflakes, SU Cardstocks: Ballet Blue, Bordering Blue, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Provocraft Holiday Stack, DCWV Designer Paper, Fiskar "Scallop" Scissors, Stickles Glitter, 1" and 1 1/4" circlue punches, JoAnn Brads, Organdy Ribbon


malieta said...

Maria....I love all four of your cards! The first card with the tiny presents is beautiful and I adore the snowflakes too. You did a wonderful job making these cards.

pescbrico said...

Love the idea of using pattern paper to do gifts on a card! Thanks for sharing!

2 Worlds said...

Maria that is a great idea, look like small gifts , I want to be that way when I grow up :)

Rita said...

I luv what you did with these scrap cards...what a great creative idea, Maria! I may use your idea for the gift boxes, if you don't mind? Have you made a dent in your scrap piles yet?

Em said...

Wow these are just fab, love the colours in the first one.

All your work is so creative, well done you!

Flossie's Follies said...

These cards are beautiful, but must admit I am so in LOVE with the first one, love the colors.

dd2njoy said...

Absolutely stunning Maria!! Love 'em al!!!

chelemom said...

I love everyone of them!!! WOW!

Michelle said...

I love that first sketch and actually used it today! I linked to it from my blog.
I love your blogs, maria! just thought I'd tell you that!

Beth said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely.