Okay, I admit it. Christmas is my favorite holiday despite the fact that along with the twinkle lights, the rosy cheeked Santas and the sugar plums (anyone ever had one of those by the way?) there is usually a bit of a nip in the air and some white stuff on the ground. THAT I don’t look forward to so much. Well, at least not until I’m snug as a bug in my vacation jammies and I don’t have to actually GO anywhere. I do, however, have a terrible weakness for Christmas stamps and generally find way more card ideas than I can possibly complete in a single holiday season so I am starting them here a little early. Okay, a lot early. I am skipping Halloween entirely and going straight to Christmas!
Today I have a trio of cards using nearly all of the ornaments from the set
This was a new set last year and it’s easily as fun as the Delightful Decorations set that was its predecessor. It helps that there’s a matching punch too!
My first card is done in Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate and white. I added in some Encore silver snowflakes from the Northern Hearts set and a Bermuda Bay swirl from Priceless. A few coordinating strips of Washi tape, some gems and metallic nailhead stickers, and strand or two of silver cord add the sparkle and interest. I also rounded opposing corners on all the panels and the base card and finished it off with a sentiment flag that I stamped, hand trimmed and wrapped around the silver ornament cord
My second card is very traditional in its color scheme of Real Red, Lucky Limeade and Chocolate Chip.
I started with a Lucky Limeade card base and layered that with a panel of white with a punched scallop edge. The Real Red panel was punched with the ornament and then folder embossed using my Darice Circle Interlock folder.
The Chocolate Chip and Real Red ornaments were stamped, punched and adhered to the red panel with dimensionals then tied with the silver cord. The ends were adhered to the reverse side of the red panel and the Lucky Limeade ornament was stamped, punched then inserted into the punched window.
I finished it off with a Lucky Limeade sentiment on a hand trimmed flag of white and few clear rhinestones on the ornaments.
My last card today is very NON-Traditional. In fact the card base and layers were headed toward becoming a birthday card until I decided to go in the holiday direction with it.
My card base for this one is Rose Red and the layers are Pretty in Pink and a strip of DSP from the Print Poetry stack. The Pretty in Pink section was folder embossed using my Cuttlebug Christmas Ornaments folder and I affixed the ribbon at the seam before adhering the panel to the card.
The tag is cut and punched from a strip of ivory cs. I used the tag topper punch for the top and a corner chomper for the bottom two corners. The edges were sponged with Rose Red and I stamped a Wild Wasabi swirl near the bottom before slipping the ends of my knot through the hole at the top of the tag.
The ornaments were stamped in Rose Red, Wild Wasabi and Crushed curry. I used the Christmas ornament punch, the Mosaic punch and the 7/8 inch scallop circle punch to get my pieces and then added them to the tag with foam dimensionals.
Finally, a button tied with baker twine and a little sentiment flag plus a red and green gem for the ornaments wrap this one up.
Thanks for dropping in today!
I hope you have a wonderful week.
Here’s the list of supplies for this week’s samples: