Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Only 23 Days Til Christmas Eve

Hi Everyone:  It's December 1st today and only 23 left until Christmas Eve.  It's hard to believe that a whole year has almost past.  Where does the time go?  I guess I have used some of that time wisely as my Christmas shopping is done, some baking finished, the decorating will happen this weekend and sometime over the next couple of weeks, I will be wrapping up all those parcels.

I have also been working on Christmas cards and I did a collage of some rather than posting each one individually.  Hope you enjoy.

Stamps: French Foliage(C-121166 - $17.95, W-120845 - $24.95 P 14 Holiday Mini), A Cute Christmas (c-121133-$22.95, w-120825-$31.95), Jolly Old Saint Nick (c-121321 -$21.95, w-121711-$30.95) Many Merry Messages (w-116586-$42.95), Teeny Tiny Wishes (w-115370-$45.95)

Paper: Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Garden Green, Real Red, Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Candy Cane Christmas DSP

Ink: Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White craft ink, Baja Breeze, Rose Red, Garden Green

Accessories: Big Shot, Northern Frost Decorative Strip, Tasteful Trim Bigz Die, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Scallop Circle #2 BigZ Die, Gold Waffle Paper, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Pearls, Rhinestones, Clear Embossing Powder ,Crop-a-Dial, Various Markers , Dazzling Diamonds, Word Window punch, Modern Label Punch, Scallop Trim, Border Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Oval XL and Oval L punches, Glimmer Brad, White Gel Pen, Versamark

The list of Stampin' Up! products that I used is long so likely missed some.
 
A few highlights
 
The scallops on the scallop circle was punched using the Crop-a Dial ( ideal came from Sandy MacIver who is always rich is great ideas), the gold waffle paper was embossed using the Northern Flurry Embossing Folder
 
The poinsettia was stamped using a leaf from the French Foliage set with Rose Red ink on Blushing Bride cs, versamark stamped over all the leaves and finally embossed with clear embossing powder, cut out and attached to a circle of cs.  The leaves were done the same way except they were stamped with Garden Green ink on Garden Green cs (idea from Gretchen Baron).  Actually this card was done for The Paper Players' challenge and it didn't quite make it there.
 
The parcels on the parcel card were paper pieced (idea from Mary Fish at Stamping Pretty)

Have a great evening and until next time...

Karen

13 comments:

  1. Great cards, I like the Christmas present the best.

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  2. You have been busy! Great bunch of cards!

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  3. Karen great cards! Love the way you used French Foliage for the poinsetia, who'd a thunk? So pretty, but the present one is my favorite.
    thanks for stopping by to see my "skate" girls.... Her chubby knees are like looking in a mirror. Too funny.

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  4. ALL are great! You have been VERY busy!! Wonderful cards.
    Lynn

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  5. Great cards. I especially love the poinsettia.

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  6. Beautiful cards Karen! You have been really creative!

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  7. Wow what a great selections of your cards Karen! I really like the one with the 3 trees!

    Happy Holidays
    Jenn

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  8. Great cards, Karen! I love the variety! The poinsettia card is stunning!

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  9. Fun layouts and pretty papers on these great holiday cards!!! Fabulous!

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  10. What fun you had making these beauties!

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  11. Looks like you have been very busy and having lots of fun creating all of these Karen. Fantastic.

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