Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Holiday Card Series - Embossed Snowflake

(video below)

Hope you had a great holiday (for those in the US and Canada) weekend!  I spent the 4th alternating between leisurely working on a two page layout and reading a thriller my husband selected at the library. I started reading before he had finished so for a couple of days it was "have you seen the book?" around here.  Ha!

Also, I decided to replace TIPsy Tuesday for this month with another series - holiday cards!  For me, holidays mean Christmas.  I may make a couple of Valentine's or Easter cards but I make a ton of Christmas cards.  I'd make even more if I got an earlier start.  I never seem to meet the Operation Write Home deadline as I'm still getting my act together in the early fall.  So this year, I thought I'd get an early start and share a few of my ideas with you.

For this first week, I've taken an inventory of what I had left from last year.  Poke around your papercrafting storage and see what designer papers you have left and what stamps are geared toward the Christmas season.  (For purposes of this series, I'll use the word Christmas but the cards could usually be used for any winter religious holiday or secular observance of Christmas.  I don't want to use Holiday and get it confused with Halloween or Thanksgiving.)

I found some paper I won as blog candy too late to use for last year's cards.  I also had an unmounted stamp set I had picked from Stampin Up! for Sale-a-bration that was themed around the winter holidays. There are many other things I've used parts and pieces of and we will get to those later on. Also in this series, I want to do some cards using non-Christmas papers and stamps.

So let's get started.  For this card, you need a wintery paper preferably with snowflakes and snowflake stamps.  Coordinate some ribbon and cardstock and you are set.

Hope you enjoy!

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Thanks for visiting!

Ingredients:  Stamps:  Four the Holidays and Serene Snowflakes by Stampin' Up!
DSP:  My Mind's Eye
INk:  Bermuda Bay, Whisper White Craft; Prussian Blue fluid chalk ink
Embossing  Powder: Iridescent Ice by SU!
Ribbon:  from Hobby Lobby
Cardstock:  Aqua Mist by Papertrey Ink

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