January 6, 2010

Christmas Crafting

This Christmas I kept things super simple on the crafting front by opting to make all my Christmas cards the same, and all my gift tags the same design but in different colours. Previous years I've tried to make a bunch of different Christmas Cards...and...you guessed it - just never got finished! This is actually the first year I've posted out handmade cards (shock horror!) although I have made place cards and other handmade gifts before.
I kept the layout for my card super simple. In fact, you've probably seen this layout a dozen times from me before - but I love it, and it's super quick to mass produce using the Scallop Edge punch. I used paper (Ski Slope) and stamps (Tree Trimmings) from the last mini catty, and my oh-so-gorgeous favourite ribbon (Kiwi Kiss double sided satin). The colours are Red Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze & Kiwi Kiss. The sentiment is from the Best Yet hostess set.

The red ornament is cut out and popped up, and the glitter on both was made mixing Crystal Effects with Fine Supernova glitter. I just dabbed it on with a toothpick - it looks rather overwhelming due to the macro setting on my camera, but had a pretty sparkle in real life.
My tags were quick too. A simple rectangle, edged with the Scallop punch, a cut out and raised tag image, a big bow and some glitter glue and they were done. I used lots of retired colours on these to use up my stash of wide ribbons - the above is Purely Pomegranate.


  1. I love the way the Supernova glitter always adds a really "rich" sparkle ... the colours of the glitter are so gorgeous! And ... how clever are you ... a simple design ... but still stunning!

  2. Gorgeous card Sarah and hope to see your other things that are not related to stamping soon.....

  3. I loved your Christmas card, the photos don't do it any justice.


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