Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Christmas cards for Chrissy - Part 1

Hi friends!  Remember when I said I was busy behind the scenes?  I've been doing a monthly Christmas card swap with a dear friend, Chrissy, and we are doing 5 cards (all the same) each month.  Our requirements were simple: make the cards flat and mailable, and stamp verses/sentiments on the inside so the cards are completely finished and ready to go.

Here are the first two cards I made for Chrissy for January and February.  I'll be sharing the next four cards with you, so I hope you are inspired to stock up your own Christmas card stash.  :-)

This candle image is a Penny Black stamp that I've had for years.  I stamped it with Versamark and embossed it with a glittery gold embossing powder.  It really sparkles when you move it back and forth in the light.  Chrissy's favorite color is red, and she loves the red/black/white color combo, so this card just screams Chrissy to me.  Hee hee hee!!

This is a cute and simple card using a pinecone stamp set from Papertrey Ink.  I stamped the tiny pinecones in the background and then I used the larger pinecone stamp for the focal point.  I was itching to tie a big ol' ribbon or burlap around this, but I kept it flat and simple so Chrissy wouldn't have to put extra postage on these.  :-)

Come on back in a couple days and I'll have two more cards to share with you.  I'll also be sharing some special cards next week from our "Spring cards" swap that we decided to add in to our Christmas card swaps.  :-)

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