More Christmas Card Ideas

Monday, November 24, 2014


Last week I showed you some ideas for Christmas cards... and today I'm back with the rest of the 22 cards Mom and I made for the Caring Hearts Card Drive.

5. Try new-to-you techniques (we tried using modeling paste)


6. Finally use those distress inks and make cards like you've been admiring for ever:


7. Stick with classic colors and sentiments:




8. Mix some old supplies with new ones:


 


Hope these posts give you some ideas for your own Christmas cards!!

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Christmas Card Ideas

Thursday, November 20, 2014


Mom and I got together last week and made some Christmas cards to send to the Caring Hearts Card Drive. We participated last year and had a great time crafting together. We ended up sending 22 cards this year! I'll be back next week to show you the rest. I grouped these together to show you how to make some pretty cards.

1. Use washi tape to create simple cards:


2. Go ahead and cut a couple copies of things on your Cameo and create different looks:


3. Use die cuts for quick cards:


4. Use different color combinations to keep cards interesting and fresh:




Come back Monday to get even more ideas for Christmas cards.

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Silver Embossed Winter cards

Monday, November 17, 2014


I participated in 2 Project Life card swaps this month... both Christmas and winter themed! I turned on a holiday music station on iTunes to get me in the Christmas spirit and got to work. This card swap was called "Silver Bells" and had to feature the color silver. I looked around on Pinterest and got inspired by a silver and blue Christmas card. I used the Hero Arts Message Bursts stamp and silver embossing powder to create my cards.


I stamped the sentiment and then embossed it. I love how shiny the embossing powder looks. The silver polka dot paper is part of the Necessities line from My Mind's Eye. I placed tiny rhinestone stars from Freckled Fawn on some of the polka dots.


Are you ready for winter??

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Disney Project Life Week 40

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


I ordered some things from Becky Higgins website the other day (I got free shipping since my order was over $35!) and instantly fell in love with the Notes & Things value kit. Every card has shiny gold on it ::swoon:: I decided to use it for our recent trip to Disney. I didn't want to use traditional Disney colors in my PL album... I think this collection flows nicely with the rest of my weekly spreads.

Full spread (without the insert):


Left side:


I had fun mixing in some supplies from Freckled Fawn and Studio Calico:


I also used a Close To My Heart Flip Flap to add 2 extra photos to this spread. Joe and I always take silly pics in hats and Mickey ears. I ran out of room to add them. The adhesive is barely noticeable on the pocket above.


Right side:


A favorite quote from Cinderella:


Left side and front of insert:


Front of insert: I documented our Keys to the Kingdom behind-the-scenes tour. It was awesome!


Back of insert and right side:


Back of insert: I included info about Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom and the Party for the Senses at Epcot.


Have you scrapped Disney with non-traditional colors?

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Color Shine Project Life cards

Friday, November 7, 2014


The last Project Life Card Swap I participated in during October was all about using your Heidi Swapp Color Shine. I decided to create a background using Color Shine. I sprayed and overlapped Gold, Primrose, Peach, and Amethyst to create an ombre effect. The large wood veneer is from American Crafts... Mom and I got them at one of the classes we attended during CKC.


The papers ended up looking like this. I made 3 since I was going to cut them into 3x4 cards and I wasn't sure how the wood veneer "stencil" would look once they were cut up. I ended up not using some cards because they only had a giant heart or part of a heart on them.


I combined 2 different stamps from Ali Edwards' Story Stamp Prompt set to create a stacked "Love this". I inked my stamp and placed a small Post-it note over the other parts of the stamps.


Here's how the cards turned out.


That Color shine is so shiny and pretty!


Have a great day!

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Project Life Weeks 38 & 39

Wednesday, November 5, 2014


Have I mentioned how much I love combining weeks? I might even be able to get all of 2014 in a regular 12x12 binder. Maybe. Here are weeks 38 and 39. I mostly used The Underground PL kit from Studio Calico. The first day of fall occurred during this time period, and I thought the colors in this kit were perfect for that.

Full spread:


Left side: Rhythm & Roots, new iPhones, and Yoga Rocks the Park.


This card with tags on it was the perfect title card.


This overlay is from Crate Paper. I used a skinny washi tape from Studio Calico to adhere it.


Right side: first Jamberry manicure, trying on Halloween costumes at Walmart, a fun new tote for the plane (we went to Disney the next week), and a breakdown of how I spent my time in work/play/rest. Not enough rest, that's for sure!


How fun are these little puffy diamond stickers?


I got to wear my first "fall" outfit, including a cozy sweater!


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Around Here

Monday, November 3, 2014


Currently.

Enjoying the fall weather and beautiful leaves.


Eating in more often and making good food on cold nights (grilled cheese & tomato soup, chili)

Saying hello to alpacas.


Shopping for fall/winter clothes.

Rearranging a pharmacy. It's better now.


Attending yoga. Making it a priority to go at least once a week.

Looking forward to sunrise pictures Joe and I text each other. We drive in opposite directions to work. His pictures are better.


Starting to think about Christmas (!)

Loving working Saturdays. Joe drops me off at work and we stop for breakfast. He picks me up so we can have a nice "date night" dinner afterwards.


Watching TV in the evenings.

What are you up to these days??

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