Monday, August 13, 2012

Feeling Christmassy

The hot, humid days of August have kept me indoors much more this summer than any other. I've been doing lots of card crafts and got a nice jump start for the Christmas season. Yes! I've started my Christmas cards already and have a pretty good dent in them, I think. Here are some of the cards that I've been working on.

These first three I made using the awesome images I found on Pinterest recently. I love the vintage poster look. I found that using non-traditional colors added to the vintage theme. I also enjoyed using lots of snowy sparkles and vintage glitter from the Martha Stewart line.

This card was a free printable kit that I found online. (sorry I don't have the link for it). It included a vintage postcard image however I had these Jolee's Christmas tree stickers left over and decided to use them. I'm glad I did and wish I had more!

I think the Friendship Jar stamps and die from Papertrey Ink are my absolute favorite go to sets. The possibilities are endless. The bell die is from Quickutz and the edger is from Fiskars. The gingerbread boy stamp is old, old. I think it came from Tiffany "Twigs" Carnal.

This next card is such a sweet card. I love the colors and simplicity of it! It's quite possibly my favorite so far although I've enjoyed them all. The stocking die is another Quickutz die and the branch is punched using a Martha Stewart punch. I fussy cut the gingerbread man to fill the stocking. A paper doily layered with various round die cuts topped with a button and bakers twine and the perfect finishing touch.

Now it's off to more crafting! Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

MFTWST83 ~ Live By Faith

Here's my entry for the My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club.

Cardstock: Pink Paisley from the London Market Collection, Bazzill & White
Spellbinders Nestablility Dies
Flowers using SU three flower punch
Sentiment: PTI
Washi Tape