Saturday, August 28, 2010

Christmas in August...

I've added a couple more Christmas cards to my stash today.  I think that brings my total, so far, to 26.  I'm really enjoying making these cards.  It's fun using the new papers I bought recently...and I always enjoy digging out my Christmas stamp sets.  I recently bought a new set from Gina K.  It's titled "Blessed is the season".  It's a beautiful set and is so versatile.  I used this set for the first card, below.
The card base is old olive, with matting of whisper white (from SU).  I used the same card stocks for the image and matting.  The designer paper is from BoBunny, it's called Noel Traditions.  After using one of Gina's background stamps, I embossed the dove in winter white EP.  This was a very quick and easy card, since I kept it fairly simple.

This is another easy peasy card!  I wanted to use this cute "I believe - Reindeer" paper from My Mind's Eye, so I pulled my coordinating colors from that.  Some Close to Cocoa CS for the base, a strip of Chocolate Chip, then a piece of Old Olive satin ribbon.  Since the DP had cardinals in the print, I used my SU two-step bird punch and with a little alteration...sort of made him into a cardinal.  I added a bit of a "crest" to the top of his head.  Well, it will have to do!
I used a sentiment from the Four the Holidays set (SU), rounded the bottom corners...and I was done.
I had fun making these cards...I hope you enjoy taking a look at them.

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