So! Rebecca still has a drippy cold so we opted to skip yoga this morning. Worked for me ... I got head to my craft room. Woo Hoo! I got to make my favorite kind of cards - CHRISTMAS CARDS!!! I cracked off 3 in about an hour. I wanted to come up with my Stamp-a-stack cards so I can order what I need this week.
This one you've seen before but I changed the color. This time I used Island Indigo - pretty! The stamp is Something for Christmas. I used the new Snowflake embossing folder and a wooden oval frame from the craft store to get the oval in the middle. Again you can't see the shimmer on it but I used the Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz - very pretty :) So quick and clean!
This next one took a little tweaking before I was happy with it but I"m pretty sure I love it :) I used Not Quite Navy and Baja Breeze for the colors (thank you Color Coach ... a MUST have in your stamping upplies!!!) I embossed 2/3 of the front of the card with the Perfect Polka Dot emboss folder, used the Delightful Dozen stamp set for the sentiment (another MUST have!!!). I used Baja Breeze Seam Binding (the seam binding is the BEST ribbon for tying bows!!!) and the Snowflake Punch for the snowflake. I added the new min silver brads (from the mini catalogue) for the centre of the snowflake and the dot on the exclamation mark. Yep - love this one :)
This last one is another one of my favorites. I have a jazzier version but for a Stamp-a-stack you have to keep it quick and simple or they simply take too long! I used Very Vanilla and Early Espresso for everything. The stamp sets are Bells & Boughs (this set has taken me a year to figure out what to DO with it in order to come up with a card I liked!!) and the sentiment is from Four the Holidays (another MUST!) I used a finger dauber to distress the edges and card front a bit and used the Vanilla Seam Binding. Three little pearls jazz it up just a bit and finish it off. I still might play with this one a bit ... maybe some tearing and/or crumpling to distress it a little more .. we'll see. I like it the way it is so I should probably leave well enough alone!
So there you have it! See? If you wait long enough I DO post ... and then I post a whole swack in one day! I like to keep you guessing :) .... actually it's just the way I roll ... I'm consistently inconsistent :) Don't you just love that about me?
Well - hope you have a fun Sunday - I'm off for my Sunday afternoon nap now ... another FABULOUS Sunday tradition around here :)