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Friday, December 24, 2010

Last of the Christmas Projects

I wanted to share the last of my Christmas Projects, our Holiday cards.

First, the photo greeting card that I created using My Digital Studio.  I like to make a photo greeting card for a few of our family and friends that I would normally give a photo with our Christmas Card.

Now for our Christmas Cards.  I failed to think through how much paper I needed and thought I had more on hand, so I ended up with two designs so I could make full use of my available materials.  Both card designs are very similar in layout and use the Rejoicing in Christmas stamp set.  I also used a color palette on all cards that coordinate well with the Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper.

The first design uses Early Espresso for the base of the card.  I used some Cherry Cobbler seam binding and gathered it as I adhered it to my Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper.  I just used Snail adhesive to gather the binding as I glued it down.  I embossed my image onto a piece of Cherry Cobbler using Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder.  I stamped my sentiment onto a piece of Very Vanilla card stock using Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad and then punched it out using the Decorative Label Punch.  I distressed the edges using my Early Espresso Stamp Pad.  After that, it was just assembly time using some Stampin' Dimensionals.

The second design is similar to the first using a similar layout and the same Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper.  This time, I used Stazon and stamped the image onto watercolor paper.  I then used my Aqua Painter Pen and watercolor pencils to color each image.  I used Cherry Cobbler for the card base and layered my image onto a piece of designer series paper and then added a second matching strip that I crinkled as I adhered it to the card front.  As with the seam binding, I crinkled the paper strip as I adhered it to the card using Snail.  I embossed a star in the left corner using the Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder.  I added the sentiment to the bottom left corner using Early Espresso Stampin' Pad.

And the last Christmas project- a Reindeer Bag full of Christmas cookies (held by the lovely Tessa).  I rounded the top of a regular brown paper lunch bag to resemble a reindeer snout and then folded it over.  Using the scrap pieces, I made some ears that I glued onto the bag at the fold.  I cut antlers freehand from Early Espresso card stock and glued it to the back of the bag.  I used my circle punches to punch a nose from Real Red and eyes from Basic Black.  Around the edge of the nose, I added some Dazzling Diamonds.  On the eyes, I added a bit of white to complete my Reindeer.  This guy is holding a candy cane in his mouth because I forgot to put it in the bag. 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
God Bless and Happy Stampin'!

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