Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas Cards

I thought I would let you know what I've been up to in the craft world.  I hand made all my Christmas cards this year; haven't done that in a few years, and had a great time doing it.  I found a couple of new products that I ABSOFREAKINGLUTLY love.  The first being the new pens I picked up at Stampers Corner, my local stamp and scrapbook store.  I was in the store looking for new ideas when I spotted a huge display of pens, so I asked the lady who works there about them and she said they were wonderful and that I would love them because they don't streak.  Well, guess what?  She was right!  I LOVE my new Copic sketch markers.

I also dusted off my Cuttlebug and used it for cutting circles in my cards using the second new product I found this year - Sizzix-framelits.  I also used the Cuttlebug for embossing my cards using the embossing folders I have for the machine.

I use an assortment of wood mounted rubber and peel and stick acrylic stamps when making cards.  I used acetate for the circles cut in the cards to hold back the glitter and fluff I used to simulate snow.  I used a 3-D crystal liquid to apply glitter to the trees, snow, snowflakes, hats, etc.  I used 3-D rhinestones for the nose and antlers on the deer, and I used ribbon on a card or two.  Some of my favorite stamp companies are Stamps by Judith, which I have a ton of, Stampendous, which has my favorite monkey, Changito, and various artists I pick up at the stamp store.

 I hope you all give handmade card making a try.  I didn't take pictures of the actual process just of the finished cards.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.







Happy Holidays to all!


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