Monday, December 17, 2012

More Christmas.....

For the next "installment" of Christmas cards we have a card and a couple of 3-D items:

Reindeer Noses--(computer generated words) and reindeer from punches.  Add 8 malted milk balls for the reindeer and a cherry chew for Rudolph's nose and you are set!

The other 3-D item was the Kiss tree that I've already shared here.  Everyone loved it!  I had to make the pieces for 52 of these babies!  =-)

The card on the right is cased from Dawn Olchefske.  I didn't have the stamp set she used so I found in my stash of retired stamps Winter Foliage (I think) and it did the trick!  If you look carefully you can catch a glimpse or two of the glitter.  The background was made using an embossing folder that the top is inked up and then pressed--not run through the Big Shot---I used my brayer to help!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Another Installment...

Here are a few more cards that I offered for the Christmas Card making at my school....

Love this Santa---it was cased from someone, but there was no watermark on her photo.  It's adorable so thanks to whomever came up with this chubby fellow!

This is a little too green for my taste, but I do like the focal image--if I were doing it again I would probably make the background a different color!  =-)  You can't see it, but I used the dazzling details under the skates to look like an icy pond.  I got my idea for this from Angie Leach.

The best part of this "card party" time at work is getting people in that are new to stamping!  Our P.E. teacher joined me for the first time and is loving it!  That's what makes all the work to do it worthwhile!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree....

This was the most popular card of the offerings that I had for the Christmas Card event I held at my school.  I cased it from Lorri Heiling--her card was square and a bit different, but basically the same design.  Love that country look--especially on the naturals ivory paper.

The second card (on the right) was only chosen by 2 people to do, but it's so easy and striking.  
It uses the perfect pennants die--no stamping at all on this one!  Cased from Connie Tumm (if I can read her watermark correctly).

I'll talk more about the one on the left tomorrow!  =-)  Too tired tonight.  Time for bed.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christmas Cards!!

I try every year to offer some Christmas card designs that my coworkers can make if they choose to join me for a Christmas card buffet!  I lay out all the cards and items and they fill out an order form and then I cut all the pieces and get a tub ready for them to stamp and create their's always great fun, but my schedule has been crazy from mid-November until now so it's a little later than I like for it to be!  Here are the first couple of cards I displayed:

These cute little wreaths are made from the largest banner die in the Itty Bitty Banners set of framelits.  I got the idea from Catherine Pooler on the site Stamp Nation which I would recommend if you are looking for a place with good ideas--there is a monthly fee.

This is my "retired" card.  Love this sentiment--it's a set from last year's holiday mini catalog.  
The ribbon and the ornaments are also retired.  I saw a 1 layer card that had this layout and really liked it.  

I'll be back tomorrow with a couple more Christmas cards/projects.