World Card Making Day

We Had a great time celebrating World Card Making Day on Saturday. I decided to try and get a jump start on Christmas Cards. Mainly to get my rear in gear, since I've never sent out Christmas cards. Shhh, Don't tell anyone. I've justified to myself by saying "I've sent out cute Baby Announcements!" I guess that that was only a good excuse for the two years I had my kids. Well, you can get me on record for saying that I'm going to get them done this year!
These are the 10 cards we did. The cards were done in pairs. The ingredients for a pair or the card were almost the same. (At least using the same ink and cardstock, and supplies as their partner.) Some were easier than others, but all in all, everyone's turned out darling.

This was my sister's favorite card from the stack. No Stamping involved. She's such a complainer if she can't stamp something straight. Like some other people I know...You know who you are! "Don't be scared of the stamps!...It's just paper, you won't hurt it."
This card uses the new Felt Flurries from the Holiday Mini. Paper Piercing, White gel pen and White Grosgrain Ribbon.

Sorry about this bad photo of this one. We used Lovely as a Tree set and Sincere Salutations. Stamp the big tree 1st. Mask it with a post-it. Cut the third largest oval with the coluzzle and layer that over the masked tree. Stamp the group of trees with the same Mellow Moss ink and sponge a little Blue ink with a Stipple brush for the sky. Remove the oval mask and stamp greeting. Put the oval mask over and paper pierce around the group of trees. Tie Moss Gingham ribbon around card. Add dazzling diamonds (in the picture, they don't show up, but look really pretty IRL) to the ground and the trees.

Using the Punch Pals set make a cute wreath out of the Scallop Circe and the 1 1/4 " Circle punches. Only one ink Color on this one: Garden Green. Other sets used are: Taffy Alphabet and Canvas Background (again, sorry that in the photo, it doesn't show up)

Same Punch Pal Set. Stamped Penguin and Tree in Basic Black ink. Outlined images with markers and added Red Gingham ribbon for a scarf. I saw Brent Steel at convention a few years ago stamp this cute guy holding the tree. Thanks Brent for the inspiration!

This Cute little Gingerbread man is from the Deer Friends Hostess level 2 set. Isn't he cute?! Used a wheel for the stars on top and the Happy everything set. All Chocolate Chip ink.
I used my sideline Vicky's idea of dying Crystal Effects with Re-inker ink to make the shinny red nose for Rudolph. Just make sure to let the Crystal Effects dry for a long time. I'm talking 40 minutes before you even touch him to put the card together. I had my gals stamp this one first and finish it last!
This is a pocket card. Held together with Blue Grosgrain Ribbon and Blue Gingham ribbon. The Picture cut half of it off. I really need to improve my photography skills! Two Cool Dudes set for this one. Only Pacific Point Ink on this one. There was bashful blue ink in the Snowflakes wheel, though. Stamp two Snowmen, and cut one out and pop up with dimensional. There is scraps of cardstock to the left of the snowman, because my shipment of Pacific Point Stripped Ribbon didn't show up in time, and I felt like it needed something.

Same ink and stamp set for this one. Used 1/2" and 3/4" circle punches to punch this snowman out. Need to stamp him three times. But ain't he cute!

Here we did Versamark and Garden Green Chalk for an oldie but goody technique called Poppin' Pastels. But I had them to a cool fold for the card. Used our new Square Scallop Punch Love it!) and the Punches Three Hostess Level 1 set. See the Green Circle that has a Slit Punch inside it that hold the red Cardstock down, til you pull the card open? It's the Inside Circle that you punched out of the Wreath for the "Joy" card above. I wasn't going to waste it! LOL.

Versamark on Garden Green and punched out with the same Scallop Square punch. Used dimensionals to attach. Red Riding Hood Ink and Ribbon. Another new punch added to the bottom...The Scallop Edge Punch! Added White gel pen dots. Easy Peasy.
Hope this inspires you (and me) to get those Christmas cards done early so you're able to enjoy time with those you love (and have to get together with) this upcoming the holiday season.