Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Card Club Christmas

Wow!!! Just a little late posting last months Card Club cards. October is always a good time to start thinking about what type and style of Christmas cards you want to make.  We had a lot of fun making these cards and we even listened to Christmas carols to help put us in the mood.

Three of our cards were made using  Close To My Heart's beautiful Frosted paper pack.  All cards were made so they can easily be mailed with no extra postage.

 Add some bling and Christmas is almost ready.

Making the card on the left, a colonial white base was used and layered with Cashmere and Frosted Turquoise cardstock along with Frosted B&T paper.  The stamped images using Glory to God (D1483) were stamped in Cashmere and Champagne inks. This turned out to be the perfect color combination for this stamp set and paper pack for this card.

The tag that we made shown to the right, is also made with CTMH Frosted paper pack.  The tag itself was made using CTHM's Artiste Cricut cartridge  (pg 35), first cut at 4" in Colonial White and then cut at 3 3/4" for the B&T paper. Embellished with the B&T zip strip around the middle, swirl bling and HO HO HO stamped from the Perfect Fit - Holidays (B1412)stamp set and cut out using the 1 1/4" circle punch (Z1311). My club members used the Silver Shimmer Trim in the center to give the tag more sparkle and shine.

I was very happy how this beautiful Classy Doily 'snowflake' card turned out. Using the center gate fold the 'snowflake' was stamped with Twilight ink on the Colonial White cardstock piece cut from the Cricut Artiste (pg 56). On separate pieces of colonial white the centers were again stamped in Cashmere and Twilight then fussy cut. The pieces were then stacked using foam tape to give it dimension. Small Clear Sparkles were added on each layer to make it look like ice crystals on the snowflake.


I couldn't leave out the wonderful Sparkle and Shine paper pack released in the 2013 Holidays from the Heart Gift Guide.
Using the Art Philosophy cartridge a 4 1/4" Scalloped circle was cut from Ruby cardstock, a 4" circle card (White Daisy) and a 3 3/4" circle from Sparkle and Shine B&T paper.  The trees and banner were cut using the Artiste Cartridge. 'o christmas tree' was stamped using an older CTMH stamp set (not available this year) but does show you how to curve the words to fit the banner. The bow topper was made cutting the Ruby Chevron Ribbon ribbon in half and just tying in a knot. Super easy, super cute.

And last but not least - you can't leave out Santa!
I saw this darling card on Pinterest and just had to re-create it for my club ladies.
This top fold card is made using Cranberry cardstock. The fur on Santa's suit was made cutting the belly band of a card on the Artiste cartridge (pg 71). The center heart was cut out leaving two equal parts that were embossed with an Anna Griffin embossing folder.

The belt buckle and buttons were cut using the Silver glitter paper. The belt and outer portion of the buttons are punched from black cardstock.

The tag was cut from White Daisy cardstock using the Art Philosophy cricut cartridge and stamped with Santa's Greeting using Cranberry ink with black hemp.

I hope these cards inspire you to make your own Christmas cards.

I would love to show you how and help get you inspired.

Thanks for stopping by!
Items used making of these cards:

Paper and Card Stock:                                        Stamp Sets:

Frosted Paper Pack (X7175B)                           Classy Doily (B1424)
Colonial White Cardstock  (1388)                    Glory to God (D1483)
White Daisy Cardstock  (1385)

Cranberry Cardstock (1272)                             Stamp Pads:
Black Cardstock (1386)                                    Cashmere (Z2175)
Ruby Cardstock (X5927)                                  Twilight Stamp Pad ( Z2160)
Cranberry Stamp Pad  (Z2116)                         Twilight ink (Z2160)

Accessories and Embellishments:                   
Cricut Artiste Collection (Z1790)                  Cricut Art Philosophy Collection (Z1686)
Sparkle Clear Flourishes Small  (Z1812)       Clear Sparkles  (Z1752)
Sparkle and Shine Paper Pack (X7176B)        Silver Glitter Paper  (Z1829)
Black Hemp  (Z3282)                                      Ruby Chevron Ribbon (1846)

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