December 30, 2010

Happy New Year

I came across the cutest card the other day. It was on Dawn Griffith's blog, Dawn's Stamping Thoughts. She had made a card using a piece of acrylic for a window where the sentiment shows through. She even has a video, so click HERE if you'd like to see how it's made.

This is the card I made for my New Year's greeting. I began by printing the sentiment and message inside the card. I cut and assembled the acrylic piece to the front of the card. I then added a strip of red decorative card stock to the top and stamped my little Snowman with the word 'create' at the bottom. I finished it off with a white ribbon at the bottom of the window. Isn't it cute?

December 11, 2010

Reindeer Christmas Card

This year I'm decorating my Christmas tree with reindeer, so I thought I'd make my Christmas cards with the same theme. I love this little reindeer image from A Muse Artstamps.

I recently came across a great deal on glossy white card stock, so used it to make A-2 tent cards. I stamped 'Merry Christmas' (Stampin' Up!) in red at the bottom of the card and Cuttlebug-embossed the top with my snowflakes folder. I stamped my reindeer in brown then sponge stamped his body with a light beige color (using a cut-out stencil). I added a little red nose (for my granddaughter who adores Rudolph), and die cut the reindeer with my Nestablilites circle die. I backed it with a die cut red scallop circle and attached it to the top of the card. To finish the card I added a gold elastic string between the embossing and the greeting.