Sunday, December 7, 2008

The 12 Days of Christmas Cards-Day Twelve

Woohoo!! It's finally over! I finished it with a card that just replaced the reindeer cards as my favorite for this year. I'll have to cram them in on the mantel now. This little cottage scene was made again with the Cricut Noel cartridge. I have had so much fun with this cart, it's totally renewed my respect for this machine. In fact, I think I'm running out in a few to buy another cartridge I've had my eye on!

The background is the SU! Top Note die using some BG Figgy Pudding(also used behind the scene with some SU! dsp) and I stamped the Santa postage with SU! Winter Post stamp set in versamark and then rubbed some Pearl ex over top. It worked FABULOUS! I'm so slow, I never thought of doing that before for a subtle image. Then I embossed a PTI sentiment in gold and added MS coarse glitter and some light accenting with Prismacolors on the cottage and trees. A little bit of SU! Alpine Originals ribbon finishes it off.

Hope you enjoyed the cards this year. It's been a challenge for sure. I'll be checking in soon with some birthday cards to share!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

The 12 Days of Christmas Cards-Day Eleven

Today's card uses the MS branch punch again and this idea was one I borrowed from Mandy (mmferg) on SCS. I scored a piece of white cs along the outside and sadly, did this using my Fiskars paper trimmer. I'm really, really hoping Santa brings me a Scor-Pal this year :) It works in a pinch though. The little ornament is from the Quickutz Jolly holiday set this year and I embossed it through the Cuttlebug and added some MS glitter and gold cording as a hook. The alpha is Quickutz Rollerskate. Sweet, simple, with a little bit of bling.

Friday, December 5, 2008

The 12 Days of Christmas Cards-Day Ten

With only 2 cards left to make in my little self-imposed challenge--I've found my favorite. I just love this card. I tried out the coolest thing today making this one. I bought a stamp and stick gluepad back in February and finally figured out what to do with it. It works amazing with glitter!

This little reindeer is one of the to-die-for reindeer on the Cricut Noel cart I was talking about a few posts ago. He's the whole reason I caved and bought a Cricut cartridge. I think he's gorgeous and maybe I'll have to make this card for myself and place it on my fireplace mantel with the rest of my cards! I guess I'll skip mailing it to myself :)

Here's the supplies used:
Cricut Noel cart
MS glitter
Palette stamp and stick gluepad
BG Figgy Pudding paper
American Crafts ribbon
PTI stamps
SU! Baroque motifs stamps
Powder Keg embossing powder
SU! Top Note die

Thursday, December 4, 2008

The 12 Days of Christmas Cards-Day Nine

Here's a card using an idea that's been showing up on SCS and blogs lately. This MS branch punch has got to be one of the best punches out there. There's so many things you can do with this one.

Supplies used:
MS branch punch
Cuttlebug snowflakes embossing folder
silver trim from M's
PTI stamps
MS glitter
red ribbon from M's

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The 12 Days of Christmas Cards-Day Eight

I did the unthinkable last weekend and bought another Cricut cartridge. It's not that I hate this machine--it just doesn't fit my style most of the time. I did find this really cool Christmas cartridge with reindeer to-die-for and this flourish tree I used on today's card. Sometimes the Cricut does serve a purpose in my crafting. If you pick this one up, be forewarned--they don't cut very well under 2 1/2 inches and your speed needsto be on the lowest setting.

Here's the supplies I used:
Cricut noel cartridge
MS glitter
PTI stamps(sentiment)
Cuttlebug swiss dots folder
Michaels ribbon

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The 12 Days of Christmas Cards-Day Seven

So my great idea of posting a card a day for 12 days hasn't exactly worked out and I'm a little stressed as mailing day approaches. I've also taken on a few going away gifts that I do for soldiers leaving my hubby's unit and that's going to slow down my card making too. Yikes!

So, to save some time, I'm not going to post all the little details on these. I'll just give a list of supplies that I used. If you have any questions about anything just leave me a comment :)

paper~BG Figgy Pudding, SU! Wintergreen dsp
ribbon~SU! Alpine Originals
other materials used~ Quickutz Moxie, MS snowflake punch, piercing tool,Prismacolors,SU! scalloped border punch, brads, MS glitter