Monday, July 22, 2013

FSS - Snow Lady - Light Up Your Holidays #2

Here is the last card of my series. It's the Pre-Colored Fred She Said Snow Lady - Light Up Your Holidays.

The background paper was dry embossed. The sentiment if from a new CTMH stamp set called Christmas Village. This set will be released on August 1st. The dark blue circle mat was cut out with the CTMH Exclusive Cricut Artiste Collection.
The scalloped border going down the right side is done using the new border scallop punch from Close to my Heart. Available August 1st.

Other Challenges for this card:
I Did It! - Christmas in July
All Beautiful Cards - Doubly Embossed
Digi Darlas - Christmas in July
Lexi's Creations - Christmas
Merry Mondays - Christmas Anything Goes
Christmas Card - Snowflakes
Sentimental Sunday - Christmas w/Sentiment
Crafty Hazelnut - Christmas Challenge Extra

Sunday, July 21, 2013

FSS - Snow Lady - Light Up Your Holidays #1

Continuing on with designing Christmas Cards, here is a card using the pre-colored  Fed She Said SnowLady -  Light Up Your Holidays. I added a touch of MS Colored Glitter to the light bulbs. It's a shame that I only remember this glitter at Christmas Time.

All other products are retired from CTMH except for the red bakers twine and the Twilight Cardstock.

Other Challenges for the card:
Loves Rubber Stamps - Christmas in July
Creative Card Crew - The Great Outdoors
Crealive Belli - Christmas
Crafty Creations - Sparkle
Fab n' Funky - Christmas

Saturday, July 20, 2013

FSS - Hat Tipping Snowman #2

Here is card # 2 of my FSS Christmas cards. I figure that if I make at least 5 of each of these different cards, I will have all I need by the time Christmas comes around. I LOVE my Close to my Heart stamps, but they will come later. For right now, while my shoulder is still healing, I will take the easy way of making them. These pre-colored images are colored so beautifully, that they have me spoiled. This card, as the first one, also used the Hat Tipping Snowman , but this time he is wearing a red scarf.

The papers are all old retired papers and colors but I promised my self to use up some of my stash.

Friday, July 19, 2013

FSS - Hat Tipping Snowman #1

I'm trying to keep myself cool today by making Christmas Cards. The temperature is in the high 90's and has been for two weeks now. Well, let me tell you, It doesn't work. 

Actually I'm starting my Christmas cards early this year. Since these will be made in quantities, I'm keeping them rather simple, yet elegant.

My card uses two new stamps from the New Fall/Winter catalog from Close to my Heart. These stamps will be available August 1, 2013. The first one is called Classy Doily, which is behind the snowman. I first cut it out with the Close to my Heart Exclusive Cricut cartridge Artiste. The other is called Single Snowflake, which I used for the background stamped with Juniper Ink on Juniper Cardstock.

The Beautiful Pre-colored image is called Hat Tipping Snowman from Fred She Said. I added dots of liquid Applique and glitter to the dots around the snowman and then to the area under the snowman and heated slightly.

Other challenges with this card:
One Stitch at a time - Use a Digi
Patties Creations - Monochromatic
Card Makin Mamas - Monochromatic
Paper Crafting Journey - Christmas
Southern Girls - No Spoolin
Terrifically Thrilling Thursday  - Christmas