Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Christmas Cards

I enjoyed getting my Christmas stuff out this weekend.  I got a nice little Stampendous sentiment just after Christmas last year and I made a few cards with it.

Here's the first one.

Christmas Peace #3

I started with a lovely piece of PP from My Minds Eye.  I trimmed it and layered onto my card base.  I stamped the sentiment with Hero Arts Cup'o'Joe brown ink and then used a Spellbinders die to cut it out.  I distressed it slightly to tie in the colours.  I edged it with brown ink.  The red flourish on the top corner is part of a Cherry Lynn die.  I finished with a poinsettia flower.

I used the same sentiment for my next card

Poinsettia Christmas.

This time I used a different die and PP.  I made the poinsettias for this one with a Spellbinders die and a punch and added a green flourish.

Entering this into Creative Craft Challenge2~ Sentiments
 Celebrate the Occasion ~ Christmas in August
My Time to Craft ~Christmas in August

I've been working on some cards for my DT work this week... and looking forward to playing with some goodies from Simon Says that arrived today.  I'm meeting with some of my stamping friends around at Sandie's this weekend so will be having a great weekend.

Take care and have a great week.



Lin said...

That IS a great sentiment, Dawn - love the card with text especially! Beautiful!

Sue said...

Hello Dawn
You have started... there is no pressure.. not really, should I be starting mine?????
Wonderful cards, they are bright and cheerful.

paula said...

Dawn what gorgeous cards. Boy you are organised with your Christmas cards xoxo

Greta said...

Such pretty Christmas cards, Dawn! Love that sentiment & fun to see it used for very different cards.

Elizabeth Allan said...

Dawn you are going to have the best collection of holiday cards!!! It was fun to see this sentiment used in two different designs.

Tonya said...

Great cards! I love you simple and elegant the first one is and the stitches on the second. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Celebrate The Occasion!


Anna Jasiolek said...

Simple & clever, sometimes the more traditional, the better. Thank you for joining us at the Celebrate the Occasion challenge and hope to see you back again. Hugs
Anna xxx

Wedgie said...

Wow, love both of these cards, they are gorgeous.
Thanks for joining us at CTO this week, Rachel xxx

Adrian said...

Both cards are very nice, thanks for playing @ CTO!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous card hun, both so different!

Thank you for sharing with us at My Time To Craft, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

MaxineD said...

Love the top card Dawn- it is really striking, and other one is lovely too.
Have a great stamping weekend.

Maureen Morton said...

This sentiment is wonderful! But, Christmas in August?! You are really ahead of the game, Dawn. Love how you used the paper for a vintage feel in the first card and the brilliance of the white against the deep colors in the second to result in two beauties. Now I will be humming Christmas music all day....thanks (not!) - ha!

sheila said...

Oh I love these rich gorgeous Christmas colors! Aren't you so very organized to already be making C cards! You are a true inspiration girl!

Crafty Tazzy said...

Great Sentiment Great Card !!! Hunny Thank you for joining in with Creative Crafts Challenge2 Annette (DT CCC) xxxx

Dilsaver Designs said...

I love the simplicity and how you have made your wonderful sentiment center-stage, both are beautiful! Thank you for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Christmas in August" Challenge :)

Esther said...

Lovely cards!
Wonderful CAS cards :)
Thanks for joining CTO this week!

Suzanne C said...

Both cards are elegant and CAS!

Purple Crazy said...

Lovely creation, thanks for sharing at MTTC, x