Wednesday, December 10, 2014

ICS Blog Hop Tis' the Season

Tis' the Season!
Welcome back to the inspire, create & share blog hop.

A couple days ago my husband asked me to stop at Target to pick up 30 Christmas cards he can send to his customers.  I just looked at him and calmly said, "I make cards... for the last 12 years."  He said, "Yah, your going to make 30 cards in 2 days?"  Then he left for work.  GAME ON!!!!  I immediately went to my stamp room and came up with a simple Christmas card with matching envelopes he can give his customers.  Let me tell you that when he came home later that day and saw all of these cards he was very shocked, and apologized.

This is my new favorite Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Filigree Frame.  It makes such a beautiful frame for just about any occasion.

From the Wonderous Wreath stamp set I used the two sentiments.  One of the front and other one inside.  I used 3 sizes of the Labels Collection Framelits.  Starting from smallest to biggest I used #2 for the front sentiment, layered that on #3.  For the inside of the card it was #5, second from the biggest.  I only used dimensionals on the front Vanilla piece.  The colors are Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, and Very Vanilla.  These are probably my favorite color combinations for Christmas, so rich.

The next two cards are ones I'm sending out to family and friends.  They both are a creation of Diane Glenns, also a demonstrator and friend.

The first one uses Real Red paper, Whisper White and our Silver Glimmer paper.  The stamp set is Seasonally Scattered and I used Real Red and Garden Green to color the stamp.  And finished it off with our Real Red 3/8" Satin Woven Ribbon in the Holiday Catalog.  This time I used the Apothecary Accents framelits to cut out the front sentiment.

My third card I used the fun stamp set Wonderous Wreath along with the matching framelits, Wonderful Wreath.  Getting the stamp set and framelits together in a bundle will save you 15%, so get it soon as these products from the Holiday Catalog are no longer available to order after January 5, 2015.
I went back to my favorite Christmas color, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla in the cardstock.  I cut out 2 pieces of Very Vanilla using the Top Note Bigz Die on the Big Shot.  Stamped my sentiments and the bow in Cherry Cobbler.  The simple 3 step stamping process for the wreath is Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green, and Cherry Cobbler.  Added a little Rhinestone to the center of the bow.

 I hope you have enjoyed these fun Christmas cards.  Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!! 

Hop on over the Tammy Dunlap's blog and see the amazing creation see does so well.

 Tammy Dunlap


  1. Love on! Glad you were able to get an apology!!! LOL!

  2. I love how you mixed traditional colors with some bling!

  3. Love how you reminded your hubby that you make cards! Awesome he was touched by them too!

  4. Great idea for the filigree embossing folder. Love it.

  5. I love the embossing folder on red card stock. Nice cards.

  6. You rock! They will love getting those cards! Thanks for sharing the story too! Now I have even more ideas..... Next year.... lol

  7. These are all beautiful! I especially love the silver with the red!

  8. I love them all! So very cute!!