Thursday, November 29, 2012

Christmas Cards 2012

I want to start by saying that this year I went in a different direction for my Christmas cards. I wanted them to be a little more fancy and with no Cricut cuts. So I had this vision in my head for these cards...first they were plain so I was deciding what to add on them. I went to a dear friend on my blog who threw out some ideas my way. I decided to use a bow at the base of the trees(I will get to the story about the trees in a bit). I can't make a bow that small, so I looked and looked at the local craft stores. All the bows that I had found were small, but had the added pearl to them. I didn't want a pearl for mailing purpose. Well I was getting down to the wire of needing to get my cards done, I make 30. So I grabbed the ones with the pearls at J's the other day and just cut the pearls off. I think they turned out cute.

Now to the story of the Trees..I looked and looked for the right stamp of the tree that would look good heat embossed. I was in M's and happened to find the one from Hero Arts. I loved it and it seemed like the right size. I wasn't paying close attention, but the stamp is actually slanted/crooked. Now I can't tell unless pointed out. I tried even cutting my paper at an angle to see if it make it set better, Nope, that was even worse and really a pain to do angle cuts. I was too far into making my cards with all the trees embossed an the inside of the cards done, that I said heck with it and I am using the tree, it will just look really HANDMADE!! I love my cards, but you all know this isn't my style at all. Next year a Cricut cut and Cute theme it will be again. The cards I normally make are always neat and very well put together, and I will be honest these Christmas cards had me going crazy with all the cutting by hand with a paper trimmer. I will make fancy cards like this, but not in bulk. :) Sorry for the long post

I Used/Recipe:
Wausau CS
Hero Arts Stamp both outside of card and inside
Silver Embossing powder
Cuttlebug Folder- Snowflakes 
VersaMark ink pad
SU deminisonals
A2 card

Thanks for looking and the great comments! I will be back in a week after a little trip. I want to get back in an create some cards. I have been away for too long.

Hugs, Sheena


  1. oh my gosh sheena, they are gorgeous and so elegant. i know for a fact how well made your cards are and i know they are perfect and yes, i also know there was a lot of work involved but so worth it. the bow looks so nice too. glad you found what you wanted.
    pss... i hear you about crooked stamps having a few myself. :(

  2. These are beautiful Sheena. So CAS and elegant
    You could enter these in my DL.ART ANYTHING GOES December Linky Party
    DIANA L.
    Have a great weekend


Thanks for all the kind comments and for stopping by my blog. Hugs, Sheena