Thursday, October 9, 2008

I'm on a roll....

Yep, it's ANOTHER Christmas card. I promise to change things up again soon, but I just couldn't resist. Honestly, I'm one of those ladies who is first to complain when I see Christmas displays in stores in September. lol I hate thinking about winter before I absolutely HAVE to. However, when it comes to making those Christmas cards, I just have to get started early i fI can becaus ethe shopping season and the chaos involved in planning and get togethers and all that, I always seem to run out of time to get those cards going. So humor me if you can, and keep checking back to see if I make anything else! lol
And don't underestimate the usefulness of the personalized stamps SU! makes... I had this "blessings" stamp made a few years ago and I LOVE having it, so I just have to hand write our first names and I'm all set. And this sentiment works for all occassions, not just Christmas. Keep it in mind for your cards this year!

Sets: Circle of Friendship, Riveting (retired), Season of Friendship (snowflake on bottom)

Colors: Soft Sky, Blue Bayou

Other: Cuttlebug snowflake EF, sponge brayer, scalloped circle and 1 3/8" circle punch

Notes: After embossing the snowflakes on the white layer, I used my sponge brayer to add Soft Sky ink to highlight the snowflakes. They show better and it adds character, too.

8 comments:

Marilyn said...

I'm with ya on the Christmas thing!! I hate that it comes up on us so quickly and then there is never time for anything but the holiday rush! I say way to go for getting your Christmas cards going early!! This one is beautiful! I have this set and rarely use it. I am inspired to dust it off now!

Lori J (UrgentCookie) said...

Great idea with the personalized stamp. I love how you used the 2 different colors of CBd pieces. Great work, Gina!

Lorraine said...

i love this set, and yet it still sits unmounted in the clam shell! shame on me, kudos to you for making such a great card! tfs

Deborah said...

Oh this one is so cute too! Love your personalized stamp, way cool! Deb

Whoopsie Daisy! said...

Hi Gina! I'm totally with you, girl! I was so sad when my 3 yr old and 5 yr old sons were scared stiff in August at M's because of the Halloween decorations. August!! I don't mind the Christmas decorations going up so early except that it seems to go up earlier every year. Why is that? Anyways, you've got it together! This card is really fabulous! I might just have to go make myself a set of Christmas cards now! lol!

Genevieve said...

Awesome embossing!

Angie Williams said...

This is a beautiful card! I love the snow and the colors!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

This is so cute! I have this set and never think to use it, you did in the best way!