Saturday, November 03, 2012

Stampin' Saturday!

Sissy and I got our starts on Christmas cards today. My Stampin' Up demonstrator is the best. These cards are all her interpretation, if not her inspiration and design. I just color and glue things.

Lisa wasn't entirely sold on this color combination, but then she says she went to Target and it was everywhere. I have been trying to get the dude to go with red accents in our bedroom which is painted River's Edge (Behr) for a while now. When we painted it, blue and brown was all the rage. Now I'm tired of the brown, and we need a new comforter anyway. But I digress.
Another of the cute cards. A few people went monochromatic on the polar bear, others chose the penguin. More glitter. We went through so much glitter today! As my friend always says, you can't have too much glitz at Christmas!
On the more elegant end of things, this card was a bear. I'm sure it was fine if you made it before lunch. We made it at the end of the day and let me tell you, not everything went smoothly. You could choose to emboss the tree or the words to Silent Night in a tree shape. My sister's test-tree looked like ass. One of mine came out so badly, I can't believe I didn't throw it away right then. Also that ribbon is supposed to go around all three small layers instead of just the first layer like I did.

Nevertheless, it's beautiful in person.
This is a fancy quickie. Dry embossed background (it reminds the dude of a ceiling) with glitter accents. The center motif was four separate stamps. And it's popped off the background. Sissy opted to stamp the circle with "Joy" in green, vertically on the center piece. Much different look, still pretty.
And finally, the more traditional card. I absolutely love this one. I might knock it off. Look for it soon in a mailbox near you!

Only fifty to go...

12 comments:

Needle Nicely said...

They're gorgeous! I admire your patience--I can needlepoint for hours but I don't think I could make these Christmas cards.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Those are stunning and your friend is right you can't have enough glitter at Christmas!

Kathy A. said...

Beautiful cards. MY DIL makes her own cards and they are gorgeous. I have every one she has sent me. I just can 't bear to part with then.

Margaret said...

Beautiful cards. I admire the patience of those who make cards. Stunning results. By the way I love November on your blog when I get to read a post every day!

Anonymous said...

I love your beautiful cards. I'm glad, too, that you are all okay.

dd

Deb said...

Those cards are really beautiful. Almost makes me want to get into stamping - seriously. I really like that color combination in the first one! But all of them are really nice.

Sherry :o) said...

Your cards are fabulous - I did stamping for a time, nothing that beautiful.

Glad to hear you made it through Sandy. I was wondering about all the many blog-buddies living on the coast. The news pictures are horrible.

Denise said...

All of your cards are so cute! Great job on them!.
Denise

Maggie said...

All the cards are beautiful, i would be hard pressed to choose a favourite :-)

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Really nice job there. I always appreciate the hand made cards I get. They mean so much because they take such effort and time!

Jennifer said...

You make me feel so lame with my store bought cards. LOL

Real Live Woman said...

Love the cards! Check out crafter Jenny B. Harris on Pinterest or her website http://allsorts.typepad.com/ - she's all about the blue and red!