Thursday, September 26, 2013

Latest OWH Christmas Cards

 Punches were used for the star and snowflake; the tree was cut with Make The Cut.  I also used MTC for all the little white squares.  Letting the machine do the work was much faster than doing it on my paper cutter.
 The holly leaves are punched out and I added red Stickles for the berries.  The sentiment is a Stampin' Up stamp and I added some pen work.
 The sentiment was cut with MTC.  The Santa face is clip art.  The base for this card is a Paper Studio blank card from Hobby Lobby.  
 Another clip art Santa with a printed ribbon sentiment.  This is another of the Paper Studio cards.
 I wrestled, fought and cussed the We R Memory Keepers punch to do this border piece.  I HATE their punches.  Sure am glad I only wound up with four of them.  The sentiment is computer printed.  The pine cones are clip art that I pop dotted for dimension.
 I printed the Christmas definition and used a Martha Stewart border punch on the edges.  The bow is a premade one from Hobby Lobby.  I buy them every year in their Christmas ornament department.  Sure do wish they had other colors.  They're a perfect size for an accent on my cards.
 The sentiment is computer printed.  I added a couple of tiny stamped hearts.
 The background on this is a sheet of paper left over from last year.  I ran across it while looking for some other Christmas paper.  It made a quick, cute card with the Santa face clip art.
 I cut the snowflake with MTC and mounted a piece of red paper behind it.  Then pop dotted it onto the kraft paper card base, added some pen work, twine bow and a Stampin' Up sentiment.
 Another of the Paper Studio cards.  I stamped the sentiment and triple matted it, added some pen dots and then stamped and cut out the tree.
 The snowflakes are punched; the snowman is clip art that's colored with Stampin' Up markers. 
 I printed the snowflakes then punched them with a postage stamp punch.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up.  I added some silver heat set embellishments on the centers of the snowflakes and at each end of the sentiment.
 The candy cane is a clip art image.  I tied a gross grain bow around it and printed the sentiment.
Another card with the Santa clip art face.  I printed the sentiment and punched the snowflakes.

These cards are pretty simple and went together quickly since I had the premade bases by Paper Studio for several of them. 

I set myself a goal of having a box of 250 cards completed and in the mail to OWH before October 15th.  That's their cut off date for Christmas cards.

I've made so many Christmas cards this past week that I'm ready for Christmas to be over!


Anonymous said...

I love your style of cards, simply great! I hope you achieve your target!

Anonymous said...

I have that Santa rubber stamp. It was the very first rubber stamp I ever bought! I got it 18 years ago!

Anyways like your work/art!

Flamenco92627/ Julieta said...

Wow, beautiful cards. They will be so appreciated!