Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas Cards Completed

Hi All,
Have you noticed my new header and my background !!! ???? !!!!
I thought my blog was in desperate need of some changes as I was getting bored with the old layout ..I love the boppin Santa ...I think its cute..
Not only have I been decorating my blog into the christmas spirit, but Ive also been putting up Christmas lights and decorations around the house and garden ...So its " begining to feel a lot like Christmas"
I have been busy the last couple of days making my christmas cards (in between nursing sick DH)... I'm glad I don't make cards for everyone, I would have to start making now for next years

I made over 20 of these little gems..... all different

I used my new Cuttlebug Lace Tree embossing folder (not sold by Kaszazz)....

The last couple of years I have decided to give every one simular theme cards but change the design on each one slightly so they look different, eg changing the card, ink or ribbon colour. changing the embellishments etc. So atleast this way it makes it easier to remember what card was given to whom the previous year, so I don't give the same card 2 years in a row..

I've used a variety of Kaszazz cardstock, variety of inks Distress Ink,Fluid Chalk Ink, some had embossing Powder, Ink Blending tool was used , coloured Rhinestones, Glossy Accents, I have used Icestickles on each card (its hard to see on some of the cards) Kaszazz Mini Messages Stamp Set, and I stamped "May your Christmas sparkle like the tinsel on your tree" on the inside of each card, which is very appropriate as their cards do sparkle with the glitter , rhinestones..even the ribbon has a gold and silver metallic edge trim.

Here is a close up of some of the end results (my favourites...)

I have to make a card for my parents each occassion as they get very disappointed if I buy one..They love receiving my cards. this one is there's ..I added some light decoration that are on a silver thread, I bought a year ago (I knew I would use it one day) from Big W gift wrapping christmas section..I wish I had bought more of this, I still have some left but you can never have too much craft stuff. altho DH might have something to say about

This one isnt your traditional christmas colours, but love the way it turned out... I used Colorbox Metalic Gold Ink and pink rhinestones.

I have used Ice Blue Fluid Chalk ink on this one... I love the blue and the Icestickles on this one .
With or without ink they still look effective with the raised embossed pattern which you cant see on the others in the cards.

And lastly another one of my favourites....

I used Tim Holtz Peeled Paint Distress Ink on this one, it matches in well with the red rhinestones.

Did you notice that the paper pricking on most of the cards were different also. I do like the effect of the paper pricking but can be time consuming when making a lot of cards at once like I did here.

So which ones you'r favourite???

Happy Scrappin'



  1. Hooray for holidsy theme blog headers! I love your Christmas cards Jo, they look fantastic. I love dry embossing too but I don't own one of those nice, fancy machines - I wish! Hard to pick a fave but the blue one is particularly pretty.

  2. oops that should be "Holiday" theme blog headers. Typing to quick and not spell checking lol.

  3. oh gosh typing "too" quick, sheez Kris!


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