Closing 2016-Part 1

Hi crafty friends! It has been too long since my last post, and I am very sorry! We were so busy at the end of November and December that things just got away from me. I thought I would do some house cleaning and take a couple of blog posts to share several Christmas cards. Better late than never!

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Most importantly, I wanted to share the final two sets of cards for the Caring Hearts Card Drive. (I did meet the deadline and my goal! I just hadn’t shared the final cards with you.) First is a card I created using Reverse Confetti dies and stamp. Have you checked out this company? It’s one of my new favorites! I used a Christmas gift card to buy cardstock, ink, and dies from them, and I can’t wait to share some new cards soon.

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I began by die cutting all of the pieces and panels. Then I used gold embossing for the stamped “Christmas”. Next, I taped the panels together onto the base card, and then glued all of the die cut pieces onto each card.
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Finally, I added red, glittery Stickles to dot the i and for berries on the wreaths. So simple and cute! Don’t you think?

 

I created the final set for the card drive using Simon Says Stamp and Hero Arts products from 2015. I began by stamping the Hero Arts background stamp with VersaMark ink on watercolor paper, and then embossed the snowflakes with SSS embossing powder. This gave it a delicate sparkle. Next I blended distress ink onto the panel, dribbled water, and finally blotted it away.

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The SSS snowflake die was cut from my favorite shimmering white cardstock, and then inlaid back into the card placing it over the background. I stamped and embossed the sentiment onto vellum paper, and wrapped it around the panel. Next I used craft foam to add dimension, and glued it onto the background and card base.

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Sorry! The lighting is off on this picture. I’ve been struggling with my photography lately! Ugh!

Finally, I added sequins and Nuvo Chrystal Drops for extra bling. What do you think? (It was prettier in person.)

To meet my goal of thirty cards (and because I ran out of time), I added cards from Christmas 2015 that I hadn’t used. That’s it. Did anyone else join in the fun? They had wonderful results that you can read about HERE.

Love and crafty hugs!

Erin

*Please note that I am not paid nor do I receive free products from any companies. I just like to share my favorite products in case you are interested in these as well. I purchase many products from Simon Says Stamp and directly from individual stamp companies.

Reverse Confetti:

Leafy Wreath Confetti Cuts

Winter Words Confetti Cuts

Christmas Blessings Stamps

Simon Says Stamp and Hero Arts:

SSS Snowflake die (from 2015)

HA Hand Drawn Snowflakes Bold Prints Cling Stamp

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Silver Moondust

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