Category Archives: Christmas

a reindeer tag

Just popping in quick before the hurricane comes through.  Stay safe, everyone!

Here’s my October Christmas cards for the Dirty Dozen & Alumni Christmas Card Challenge.  Stacy challenged us to make tags this month and I chose to put my tags on a card so I could build up my Christmas Card stash.

I had these done about a week ago but I was preparing for company and Hurricane Sandy so I’m just now getting them up.  I used another Paper Smooches image…love that reindeer!  I also used a reindeer embossing folder that I found on my last visit to Buffalo Stamps.

Keeping it short…going to cook dinner before we lose power!

stamps- Paper Smooches Swanky Snowdudes and Santa Paws; paper- Kraft, white, Blue Bayou; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Tea Dye; accessories- SU! Bigz Two Tags die, Copics, corner rounder, Cart-Us Reindeer embossing folder, May Arts ribbon, linen thread, Stickles, Gelly Roll Stardust pen.

felt like Christmas

Eeek!  WHERE did September go?  I have been so busy and it slipped right by.  I will share soon all the projects I’ve been working on…but in the meantime…I actually got a few Christmas cards done!

Stacy challenged us to use felt on our cards this month.  I have a bunch of felt waiting to be diecut but no time to do it right now.   So I pulled out some felt buttons from JoAnn’s instead.

I actually made these about two weeks ago and finally took a pic.  I love the non-tradional color and cutting up 12×12 papers makes for quick & easy cards!

stamps- AmyR Christmas Sentiments; paper- White, Baja Breeze, MME Colorful Christmas; ink- Tangerine Tango; accessories- felt buttons, SU! Snowflake punch, brads, Stickles.

a kid’s Christmas

I had a bit of a break this past weekend so I pulled my Christmas papers back out and got my August cards done.  It makes me so happy to know that I am up to 39 cards now that are ready to send!  This month for the DD and Alumni Christmas Card challenge, Stacy said to use any image with kids, for kids, or about kids.  I immediately thought of this Flourishes silhouette set.

The top image was embossed with black e.p. on patterned paper and the bottom image was stamped Tone on Tone.  Some clear Stickles were added to the tree lights and black Stickles was added to the popped up star.

Summer is winding down and school will soon be back in full swing.  I could really use a few more weeks of summer…how about you?  :)

stamps- Flourishes- A Season of Celebrations; paper- black, Limeade, My Mind’s Eye Colorful Christmas; ink- Versamark, Lucky Limeade, Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- black embossing powder, EK Success star punch, pop dots, Stickles.

’tis the season

I finally got a chance to get my July cards done for the SCS Dirty Dozen Christmas card challenges!  I can’t believe that I’ve actually stuck with this for 7 months now.  LOL.  This month Stacy challenged us to use pennants.  My card also fits Bar’s DTGD challenge for today…be sure to check it out!

It’s a pretty clean & simple card.  If you want to play along in the monthly Christmas card challenge, use the keyword SCSCCJUL12 when you upload to the SCS gallery.  And check out the Dare To Get Dirty challenges for today too…be sure to copy & paste the keywords for each of those too.

stamps- AmyR Holiday Greetings; paper- SU! Crumb Cake, KaiserCraft December 25th; ink- Artichoke; accessories- Sizzix Merry Christmas #2 folder, MFT Die-namics Banner Day, sewing machine, Spellbinders Tags Trio, brad, Prima flower, Stickles.

home for Christmas

Yay!  It’s the beginning of the month and I already have my June Christmas cards done.  :^)

And I even got my sewing machine out for these!  This month the Dirty Dozen Christmas card challenge is “Winter Cottage”…to use a winter house scene, chimney scene, or a door front all decorated and ready for Christmas.  I made a half dozen cards using the retired SU! set Home For Christmas.  I even pulled out some long neglected chalks to color it with.  Some Stickles was added to the snow, garland, and lamp.  I wish it showed more in the pic.

If you want to join us, just use the keyword  SCSCCJUN12 when you load to the SCS gallery.

stamps- SU! Home For Christmas and Tiny Tags; paper- white, brown, ProvoCraft- Snowflakes on Red; ink- Memento Rich Cocoa; accessories- chalks, adhesive ribbon, sewing machine, Stickles, button, crochet thread, SU! Jewelry Tag punch.

Christmas roses

Well here I am again, sliding in at the end of the month with my monthly Christmas cards.  But hey…at least I got a few done!  The SCS DD Christmas card challenge for May was to use flowers and I decided on roses.

This is a pretty clean and simple card…but the papers really “dress it up”.

Three of the flowers were cut out and layered, one of them being popped up.

It’s hard to believe that school is almost out for the summer!  We had such high temps and humidity but yesterday it started to cool a bit.  Perfect for walking the dog….think I’ll do that now!  Have a great day!

stamps- SU! Baby Blossoms and Petite Pairs; paper- Artichoke, Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, KaiserCraft December 25th; ink- Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- corner rounder, SU! scallop edge punch.

my April Christmas cards (a little late)

I was so busy in April that I didn’t get a chance to make a few Christmas cards.  So now I am catching up!  The monthly Dirty Dozen Christmas card challenge on Splitcoast for April was to use any bird image.  I decided to use this cute little Paper Smooches cardinal and some Jillibean Soup papers to make a few clean & simple cards.

The bird and branch were paper pieced and the beak and needles were colored with Copics.  I love that little bird but I think my favorite part is the paper pieced branch…

The brown patterned layer with words came from a piece of 12×12 papers.  I also happened to have the same print in the 6×6 size pad, so I used the smaller size to paper piece the branch.

I still have a long way to go to finish my cards for the 2012 holiday, but I am so glad that I slowly keep plugging along!  If you want to join us, use the keyword SCSCCAPR12 when you upload to the SCS gallery.

stamps- Paper Smooches Hang Ups, Santa Paws, and Swanky Snowdudes; paper- vanilla, Jillibean Soup Christmas Eve Chowder- Frozen Shrimp; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, brown Marvy LePen; accessories- Copics, Quickie glue pen.

my March Christmas cards

Well, I’ve made it to March in the Dirty Dozen & Alumni Christmas card challenge so I’m already doing better than I’ve done the past few years!  LOL.  I’m so glad Stacy started these challenges…it’s just what I needed to keep on track.  I also added a little reminder in my sidebar over there —> to help me stay on track and keep updated on my progress.

This month we were challenged to “Think Green”.  Mistletoe, holly, ivy or even just the color green.  I went with green papers and a clean & simple design…

If you decide to play along, please use the keyword SCSCCMAR12 when uploading to the SCS gallery.

stamps- SU! Stitched Stockings and Christmas Punch; paper- Limeade, Vanilla, brown, SU! Everyday Enchantment; ink- SU! Pool Party, Memento Rich Cocoa; accessories- Cuttlebug Season’s Greetings folder, SU! Postage Stamp and Stocking Tag punches, Stickles.

lovey dovey challenge

I am squeaking in again at the end of the month with my February card for the SCS Dirty Dozen & Alumni Christmas card challenge.  This month we were  challenged to get “Lovey Dovey”.  I made a set of 4 cards like this… 

The stamps (Flourishes- Doves and Holly), KaiserCraft Silent Night paper, and ribbon were all a gift…thanks, Stacy!  The card base and image are a shimmery ivory cardstock, unable to see in the photo but nice in real life. 

Want to join us and get a head start on your Christmas cards?  Use your favorite dove images, make a special card for a loved one or even the theme of love such as mistletoe or the kissing technique is allowed.  Be creative!  And when you are done, use the keyword SCSCCFEB12 when you upload to the SCS gallery.

stamps- Flourishes Doves and Holly; paper- Curious Iridescent Poison Ivory, KaiserCraft Silent Night; ink- SU! Handsome Hunter, Riding Hood Red; accessories- Martha Stewart Quilted punch, corner rounder, ribbon, pop dots, adhesive pearls.

keeping Christmas going…

…all through the year! 

I used to start early (in August) to make my Christmas cards.  Used to.  The past few years I keep thinking that I’ll make a few each month but after a month or two, it fizzles out and I’m scrambling in December once again to finish them up.  I’m hoping this year will be different.

Some of the SCS Dirty Dozen and alumni are making their Christmas cards with a different challenge each month.  I decided to play along and the first challenge (for January) is to use something new…  it can be new stamps, new papers, new ribbons, or a new technique, etc.  Anything you consider “new”. 

I made a set of 4 cards with my new Magnolia-Licious Mini Winter Tilda (thanks, Cheryl!) and MFT’s Die-Namics Mini Tabs Quartet.

I really like the mini size of the Magnolias…fun to color and a great size to work with.

Here’s the matching inside…

Does this challenge sound fun?  Would you like to play along?  We’d love to have you join us!  Just upload your card to the SCS gallery with the keywords SCSCCJAN12.

stamps- Magnolia Mini Winter Tilda, AmyR Merry & Bright and Holiday Greetings; paper- Soft Sky, Celery, Claire Fontaine white, My Mind’s Eye Colorful Christmas; ink- Baja Breeze, Memento Tuxedo Black, Brown Marvy LePen; accessories- Copics, Die-Namics Mini Tabs Quartet, Oval Nestabilities, Martha Stewart ribbon, pop-up foam squares, glue dots, Martha Stewart snowflake and branch punches, rhinestones, Stickles.

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