Monday, October 26, 2009

It's Christmas-card making time!

This is one of my favorite parts of the holiday season.. getting to make really cute Christmas cards! And for all my non-crafty friends: yes- I know Halloween is Saturday and no- it's not too early to be making Christmas cards. (espically when there's a lot to make!!) I only have two to share today, and hope to have some more done by next week.

I was having a hard time trying to come up with color combinations, when my little light bulb inside went off.. "no color!" I decided to create a Christmas card using only black and white. And this was the result. I used PTI's Stamper's Select White cardstock and True Black ink. Flag is from Sign Language, the snow hills from Holiday Button Bits, and the snowflakes are from Snowflake Serenade. I also put a small rhinestone in the center of each snowflake.

This is my favorite one so far. For this card, I used PTI's Dark Chocolate and Vintage Cream cardstock; Pure Poppy, Ripe Avocado and Dark Chocolate ink; and images from Peaceful Poinsettia, Vintage Labels, and Signature Christmas. I also used a corner rounder for the bottom edges of the cream paper and added a small rhinestone in the middle of the poinsettia.

This week, I need to get the goodie bags for my son's bday party done. (I decided to make them using Lauren's Pack A Picnic template.) So hopefully, I'll get some pics of them up here when they're finished.


Sunday, October 25, 2009

Non-holiday cards

I haven't updated this in a while, and for that I'm sorry.. but it's been real busy here between school, work, JD, and loosing a car (yeah, two working parents--one car!) I've decided to make two seperate posts, one of christmas/holiday cards and the other with the few non-holiday cards I recently made.

This first one I made really quickly. I used PTI's Pure Poppy cardstock, Fresh Snow ink, With Sympathy stamp set, and the sentiment came from Holiday Button Bits. It's not one of my favorites, but its nice enough and was really simple.

I went looking through the PTI gallery one day and came across a baby shower card that I just absoultly loved! And of course, I just had to CASE it.. found here I decided to change it up slightly tho. For the supplies, I used PTI's Berry Sorbet and Stamper's Select White cardstock, Berry Sorbet swiss dot ribbon, and the stamp sets used were: Polka Dot Basics, Scattered Showers, and Bity Baby Blessings.

This one is my favorite outta the bunch. This is a birthday invitation for my son's 3rd birthday party, which we're having on Halloween. (It's the Saturday before his bday- nov 2) I used PTI's True Black, Orange Zest, and Stamper's Select White cardstock; True Black ink; Boo To You stamp set, and the sentiment is from Scattered Showers Additions--which I curved on the clear block.

Hopefully, I'll be able to get my second post up tonight-- it has a few Christmas cards that I can't wait to share with everyone.

Thanks :)