Friday, 17 December 2010

Christmas Cards

The other day, when all the work was done on the yearbook, I finally had a day where I could sit relaxed and create some cards. I managed to create six cards in one day, which is a rarity for me. Four of these were Christmas cards, my first Christmas cards this year, and quite possibly my last.

I started of with the first one using the Papertrey Ink stamp set Wreath for All Seasons. I love that set, but hadn't had a chance to break it in yet. Also, the only Christmas papers I bought this year, where those from The Girl's Paperie, Tinsel & Twig. They are simply delightful.

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Papers | Patterned Papers: The Girl's Paperie (Tinsel & Twig) | Die: Papertrey Ink (Spiral Notebook Page) | Ribbon: Vandoros from B*Inspired | Clear Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Wreath for all Seasons + Big and Bold Holiday Wishes) | Glitter: Stampin'Up | Ink: Staz'On (Jet Black, Blazing Red) + Rangers Distress Ink (Antique Linen) | Vellum

On the second card I used the same papers, but pulled out the Christmas tree die. I had chosen the 'Happy Holidays' sentiment to stamp on it, but when I was ready to stamp it, it was vanished. I spent about 10 minutes looking for it, cleared my whole desk since it was just there. No, couldn't find it. Later that night, after I had long finished my card and chosen a different sentiment I went searching again and found it stuck on the bottom of my buttons jar.

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper | Patterned Paper: The Girl's Paperie (Tinsel & Twig) | Die: Papertrey Ink (Christmas Tree) | Ribbon: Spotlight | Glitter: Stampin'Up | Clear Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Tree Trimming Trio + Signature Christmas) | Buttons: Spotlight | Tag: from clothing | Twine | Ink: Staz'On (Jet Black)

On my third card I didn't use any patterned paper, just a gorgeous ribbon I bought at B*Inspired on Maling Road.

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (Kraft) | Clear Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Big & Bold Holiday Wishes, Friendship Jar Holiday Fillers) | Rhinestones: Me and My Big Ideas | Ink: Staz'On (Jet Black, Blazing Red, Cotton White), Versamark | Ribbon: Be Inspired | Embossing Powder: white

And finally I was inspired by my own Christmas decoration that I created in 2007 to use a little Robin.

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper | Patterned Paper: The Girl's Paperie (Tinsel & Twig) | Die: Spellbinder Nestabilities (Lacey Circles, Circles) | Clear Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Friendship Jar Holiday Fillers) | Chipboard Bird and Twig: Maya Road | Paint: Making Memories | Ribbon: Spotlight | Tag Punch: Martha Stewart | Twine | Ink: Staz'On (Jet Black, Cotton White) + Rangers Distress Ink (Antique Linen) | Cling Stamp: Hero Arts | Glitter: Stampin'Up

Well, that was three post in one evening. I've still got a few more things to catch up on and show you, but it's enough for tonight. Time to find my pillow. Night!


Stella said...

They are all beautiful but my favorite is the one made from kraft paper and that gorgeous red ribbon. It's fabulous!

Anneke. said...

Het zijn allemaal prachtige kaarten, maar mijn voorkeur gaat uit naar kaart twee en drie.

Groetjes Anneke.

Peet said...

ohh, wat zijn ze allemaal prachtig Lisette!!

Ingrid Danvers said...

All the cards are gorgeous, Lisette. The third one is my favorite. I just love the red, white & kraft color combo. And the design is beautiful too.

Petr@ said...

Beautiful cards! Love the third one. And btw happy birthday:-)

PatQ said...

I was already planning on casing the kraft card for next year. Someone posted it on Pinterest. It is truly gorgeous.

Pat Q.

Gery said...

Wow, these Christmascards are realy beautiful.
I pinned them immediately to ma Christmascards board!!!!
Thanks for this inspiration.
Groetjes Gery