Monday, October 8, 2012

Tree Trio

Yup-more Christmas cards!  It's my day off from school and I am celebrating by wearing my pajamas and getting inky! LOL
Here's what I'm sharing over on the I Heart {ippity} blog today:
I created one basic card design (on the right), then "stepped it up" by using slightly different stamping techniques on the other two cards.  I also caved and cut into a piece of embossed cardstock that I have had since 2007!  I LOVED this Love, Elsie paper so much that I have been saving it, LOL!  But I caved today because it matched my olive chalk ink so beautifully, and the embossed trees looked fabby with my {ippity} tree stamps. :)
Thanks for popping by today!  I am working on the World Cardmaking Day challenges posted over on the Unity blog-hopefully I will have more shares later!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Naughty or Nice?

I know that there are still a couple of months until Christmas, but crafters tend to think about holidays well in advance. If you're like me and stamp all of your holiday cards, chances are it takes you several months just to build up your stash!
Today I'm sharing a Christmas card that I created for the I Heart {ippity} blog.  It comes with a built-in gift card holder on the front:
I used the adorable new holiday set from {ippity} called "Naughty. Nice. Not Sure." Seriously, how CUTE is this little Santa? I colored Santa with Copics, and paper-pieced the list with some vintage text paper from My Mind's Eye. A punched border along the top of the kraft bag adds a fun touch and lets the gift card peek out.
This design would also work great for lottery scratch tickets! The guys (and kids!) in our family LOVE scratch tickets in their stockings-what a fun way to dress them up, holiday-style!
Thanks for stopping by today!