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.