Making Christmas. Making Christmas. Making Christmas….cards.

I’m getting a late start on my Christmas card making. I wanted to share with all of you what I’ve done so far.  (Kudos to you if you recognized the “The Nightmare Before Christmas” reference in my blog title!)

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve had time to just play in my craft room (alternately known as the ‘crap’ room because EVERYTHING else gets tossed in it.)

I really love the Cheerful Prancing set by Unity Stamp Co. 

It’s simple and lovely. I’d love to stamp the reindeer in different colors, but just a few months ago I cleaned out my craft room to get ready to paint, and subsequently threw away A LOT of old things, including ink pads. Oh well! They are still lovely in black.

I REALLY like them in black on the green cardstock. Here’s what I did:

I stamped the reindeer images from the Cheerful Prancing kit with my black StazOn ink pad onto green cardstock. I also stamped them on white and cream cardstock. The green is my favorite.

I cut the images out and used double-sided tape to adhere them to another cardstock layer.

For this card, I adhered the stamped image to red and white scrapbook paper and then to a lighter green card. The Happy Holidays is also from the Cheerful Prancing set. I trimmed the sentiment down, then used some decorative scissors on the ends. I finished this card by gluing two white buttons down with Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents. It dries clear so it’s perfect for things like this.

For the next two cards, I used my Cricut Cuttlebug Machine to emboss a background layer. This is such a great tool to have in your craft room. It embosses and die cuts. I don’t remember the names of either of the embossing folders I used (Sorry! 🙁 ). The snowflake folder is from The Paper Studio. The Swirl folder is Cuttlebug. I love the embossed backgrounds. It just adds another nifty element to the cards. I also used red glitter glue on some of the reindeer noses for some extra sparkle. 🙂 You can never have too much sparkle!

For the final two cards, I decided to step away from the traditional red and green. I love the color combinations. What do you think? It’s hard to tell in the first picture, but the embossed snowflake layer is a pretty shiny blue. Check out the other stamp sets Unity Stamp Co. has. You won’t be disappointed!

For anyone receiving one of my handmade cards, dog fur was shared lovingly by Gambit, Ajax and Athena. LOL

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you’ll visit again soon. In the meantime, remember to fill your life with love and laughter and find joy in the little things.

Leave a Reply