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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

2010 Christmas Card #10

This is my 10th design for Christmas 2010. 

I picked this snowman stamp up from $1 bin at Michael's last week and had to make a card. Such a cute TALL snowman stamp. The most difficult was to stamp a row of 10 while trying to keep them somewhat even on the bottom. This is a rubber stamp not a clear stamp! 

I made 6 identical cards so had to stamp this snowman 30 times! I did 10 at a time an inch apart on 12x12 cardstock.

The background paper is Miss Elizabeth's Scrap Paper pack.  
The border cardstock is punched with a border snowflake punch from The Paper Studio.  Stickles in gold was used for the dots of bling (glitter).

The tag was cutout with my Cricut using the George & Basic Shapes cartridge (I use that cartridge more than any other in my collection!)

The snowflake brad is by SpareParts.

The arms are drawn freehand. The hats and noses are colored in using GelWriters. The snowman bodies and hats are accented with Glossy Accents by Ranger.  

The paper edges are inked with Stampabilities Pigment Ink in Red.

The 'Merry Christmas' sentiment was heat embossed using Zing Embossing Powder in black.

Elmer's Spray Adhesive was used to glue it all together.  Spray adhesive is so easy but it can't be used like spray paint.  My work mat, chair mat and hands were all covered in glue and it's not so easy to get off. 

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2010 Christmas Card #9

This is my 9th design for Christmas 2010. 

Miss Elizabeth's paper was used again in this design.

The ribbon down the center is paper ribbon purchased from IKEA several years ago. It's sprayed with Glimmer Mist in Pearl to give it some sparkle.

Snowflake brad from Hobby Lobby.

Ribbon from Michael's.

Vellum tag cut out with Cricut and George & Basic Shapes cartridge.

VersaMark Watermark ink used to stamp 'Merry Christmas' and heat embossed with A La Mode Embossing Powder in Royal Blue. Don't forget to use the Embossing Buddy! Otherwise embossing powder goes all over the vellum.  

Used BigBite to punch hole for brad.

Heat embossed the strips at top and bottom with A La Mode Embossing Powder in Royal Blue then sprayed with Elmer's Spray Adhesive and added some glitter to the strip along the top and bottom. 

Used the spray adhesive to adhere the paper with all the embellishments to the card.

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2010 Christmas Card #8

This is my 8th design for Christmas 2010.

Miss Elizabeth's paper was my choice for this one.  I picked up many packs (at least 10) of this multi design 12x12 paper pack for 50c a pack last year at Dollar Tree during the end of the season sale. What a great deal that was!

The ribbon came from Michael's. They had a sale last week on this ribbon at 20c for a 10-yard roll. What a deal! I stocked up on some ribbon.

The center snowflake is from a package of white snowflake buttons I bought at JoAnn's. The snowflake is embossed with Stampendous Embossing Powder in Blue Tinsel. I repeated the embossing a couple of times and let it dry in between, using a clip on the button shank during the heating process; heat guns get extremely hot. I brushed some of the embossed powder from the center before it dried to give it some depth. Then, I cut the shank from the button with a button shank remover tool.

Next step was to cut a tag out of blue cardstock with the Cricut using the George and Basic Shapes cartridge; actually used an old Christmas card we received a few years ago that color of blue looks great with white lettering.  American Crafts MiniMarks rub-ons are used for the 'Merry Christmas' greeting.

Tied a bow in the ribbon and glued it in place with Elmer's Fabric & Paper Glue. Used TomBoy adhesive runner to tack the ends of the ribbon to the back of the paper and to stick the paper to the card.

Used Elmer's Tacky Glue to attach the snowflake and tag to the ribbon.

The strips along the top and bottom of the card are also heat embossed using the Blue Tinsel Stampendous Embossing Powder.


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