Readers, Welcome to my blog (formerly Birds, Blooms, Books, etc). I'm entering a new decade taking on the challenge of moving from Maryland after living there 46 years and learning about my new home here in New England in the Live Free or Die state - New Hampshire. Join me as a write this new chapter of my life.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Getting Ready for Christmas

I am a card maker so for Christmas that means a lot of time needed to make the cards I will send.  Living here at Vantage House means even more cards to give out.

I've been busy, but I'm not done yet.  Here's what I've made so far.

This first set I spent this morning on.  It was much more detail than I thought but they were my own design.

I wanted to make wreaths so used two different sized circle thinlits to cut the wreaths out.  I used the holes from the centers to make two cards with Christmas bulbs hanging.

The birds were punched as were the ribbons.

These three cards I made this week.  I got the idea for the two on the right from Pinterest.

For this one I glued on the plaid strip stamped Merry Christmas then used a post it note to block that portion and stamped the trees.  The green snowflake paper is corrugated by embossing.  I had a lot of trouble with this because the paper disintegrated in the Big Shot while embossing.  Finally I reread the embossing folder directions which suggested breaking the paper fibers by curling the paper over the edge of a table.

The snowflake on here I embossed directly on the card.

This set I did at my Stampin Up distributors Stamp a Stack event for September.  I'm going to the October gathering tomorrow to make 12 more cards (3 of 4 designs).

I purchased the buffalo check stamp and made some more of this design.  My modification is on the right.

Do you send Christmas cards?