Sunday, December 19, 2010

Card Making...

Spent last night making a few "last-minute" Christmas cards. These are a bit "sweeter" than my previous version posted below. I bought a few new Christmas stamps this year and had to make a few cards to justify their purchase, heh heh..... I am not known for being a person who "likes" syrupy sweet images, not a big fan of "cutesy", so it comes as a surprise to many of my crafty friends that I really like the House Mouse stamps, from Stampabilities. They are so sweet, they are hard to resist, especially ones like the two huddled below waiting for Santa. Then I found the, dare I say, a cute little elf from Stampendous. Complete with sentiment for the inside. I also played with my Gypsy for the first time and cut the Santa out from Winter Frolic. I have to say it would have used more paper and time if I had not had the Gypsy to help separate the many pieces...... The background paper for the Santa cards and the Elf cards, courtesy of my daughter Kim. She is a "Free-gan" so reuse and recycle are her goals in life. She found a stack of scrapbooking papers thrown out and collected them for me. Some Imaginess, Basic Grey that would have cost quite a bit. She gave me them back in July. Now going to good use this year on my cards. (thanks hon). See below the sentiment for the Elf card "Have your Elf a Merry Little Christmas"! I used one of my dies to cut the cards and the envelopes for these sweet little cards.
Here is my Santa i cut using my Cricut Gypsy! I have found that the cheaper paper packs from Joanns and Michaels cut so much nicer on my Cricut! I used my embossing folder on the snow, more paper from my "Kim" stash, a punch from Fiskars, and the sentiment is from My Pink Stamper............ For all my friends out there, yes, of course I glittered and stickled, but I did show amazing restraint. Everyone knows the answer when they ask "What does this card need?" my answer is "Bling"! I do love the sparkle.

5 comments:

thehandmadecardblog said...

Beautiful Christmas Cards Deb, love them all!

Santa, really clever idea

Elf, love the elf and elfie sentiment

House Mouse... Love them to bits :-)

Sarah x

Barry Percy said...

Eeek! Dear Debra,

I love your House-Mouse Designs® Holiday card creation and the way the image is set into a "Frame" is great. It would be great if you wouldn't mind uploading it and any other House-Mouse Designs®, HappyHoppers® and/or Gruffies® cards, you've created, on to our web site. You can click on the link below to check this out.
Click here

Thanks so much.

Barry Percy
Co-Owner/Co-Founder
House-Mouse Designs, Inc.

R.Maria Sabina(Lollyrot) said...

beautiful Deb! I love your Christmas cards.I just love the House Mouse stamp! looks sooo sweeet! thanks for sharing.Happy Holidays
Lollyrot

Her Art Nest said...

Sweet Christmas cards, Deb. I have been wondering what you have been creating lately. Hope you are enjoying the holiday season. Hugs, Nance

Pretty Things said...

Cute! And I ADORE my owl necklace, btw!