09 September 2011

Christmas Card #6 - Last but not Least (and certainly the EASIEST!)

Last but not least - here is # 6 out of 6 cards I created for the Above & Beyond Christmas Card Swap at 2011 Convention. 

This one was certainly the EASIEST and, it uses the adorable new Mini Brads!

Here's what you'll need:
Petite Pairs stamp set; Early Espresso card stock (smooth & textured); Marina Mist card stock; Pink Pirouette card stock; Letters to Santa DSP; Riding Hood Red classic ink; Silver mini brads; Pretty in Pink satin ribbon;  Decorative Label punch; Scallop Oval punch; Large Oval punch; Scallop Edge Border punch; Stampin’ Dimensionals
 Here's what you do:
Cut DSP and layer onto Early Espresso smooth card front.  Cut textured Espresso 2x4-1/4” and scallop edge – adhere to DSP.  Tie ribbon around scalloped piece.  Punch Marina Mist with Deco Label punch.  Punch textured Early Espresso with Scallop punch.  Stamp Merry Christmas using Red Riding Hood ink on Pink Pirouette card stock and punch with Large Oval punch.  Assemble punched pieces and attach 2 silver mini brads.  Attach punched piece with stampin’ dimensionals.

Christmas Card Swap #5

Finally!  Here is card #5 out of 6.  Did you give up waiting for it?  This one was in my head when I saw this beautiful new bird in the New Catalog in July.  I'm so glad it came together so nicely! 

Here's what you need:
En Francais & Beautiful Season stamp sets; Early Espresso Craft Spot; Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, So Saffron Classic Inks; Aqua Painter; watercolor paper; Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler card stocks; Cherry Cobbler & Always Artichoke seam binding; Clear EP; Stampin’ Dimensionals

Here's what you do:

Stamp 2/3rds of Very Vanilla card with En Francais stamp using Always Artichoke ink.  Stamp Bird with Holly on watercolor paper using Espresso craft ink and emboss with Clear EP.  Paint using inks listed above and Aqua Painter.  Let dry.  Attach to Artichoke card stock.  Tieseam bindings to card.  Attach Artichoke piece.  Stamp Thinking of You on vanilla scrap using Artichoke ink.  Punch out using Deco Label punch.  Punch Cherry Cobbler CS using Deco Label punch.  Cut Cherry Cobbler punched piece in half, trimming off center points.  Attach to back of vanilla label, layering as desired.  Attach to card using stampin’ dimensionals.