Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas Cards - Holiday Wishes

Although I haven't been posting much on my blog lately, I have been keeping busy with Christmas Card classes, church choir events and other Christmas preparations. The Holiday Wishes stamp set (November's campaign, which is almost over...) has become one of my favourite stamp sets. The cards shown here all feature that set.
The first two are the same design that is featured on the flyer to promote the stamp set. I just loved the card so much that I had to reproduce it. I did it in both Vineyard Berry and Holiday Red. All supplies used for each of the cards are listed below the final card. 
The next card is CASEd from Allisa Chilton - I saw her card on the CTMH Art Board and fell in love with it. I changed the colour, though, and did mine in Lagoon, rather than in Pacifica. 
The final card is done using Gypsy - one of my favourite colours in our palette. I stamped the stars using Gypsy, Pansy Purple and Amethyst and alternated them with our Milepost stars. 

Supplies used are all CTMH unless otherwise noted: 
Tree Cards
Paper: Colonial White cardstock, Bamboo cardstock, Olive cardstock, Vineyard Berry cardstock, Holiday Red cardstock
Stamps: Holiday Wishes
Inks: Olive, Vineyard Berry, Holiday Red, Bamboo
Accessories: Art Philosophy Cartridge, Wings Level 2 Assortment Ribbon, Vineyard Berry Ribbon (ret.), Red Organdy Ribbon (not CTMH), Embroidery Floss Green Assortment, Sparkles - Red, Pink and Purple Assortment, Red Glitz Glitter Gel, Foam Tape
Bird Card
Paper: White Daisy cardstock, Lagoon cardstock
Stamps: Holiday Wishes
Inks: Lagoon
Accessories: Art Philosophy Cartridge, Lagoon Mini-Medley Collection (ret.), Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (not CTMH), White Satin Ribbon (not CTMH), Foam Tape, Pearl Opaques Adhesive Gems, Colonial White Waxy Flax
Stars Card
Paper: Colonial White cardstock, Gypsy cardstock, Pansy Purple cardstock, Amethyst cardstock
Stamps: Holiday Wishes
Inks: Amethyst, Gypsy, Pansy Purple
Accessories: Milepost Shapes, Shimmer Designer Brads, Pleated Ribbon (not CTMH), Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (not CTMH)

Friday, November 4, 2011

Christmas Cards - Part 1

These Christmas cards are totally CASEd from two of my favourite consultants/artists - Jody Gustafson and Kelly Triggs. I love their work and follow both their blogs regularly. 
The first two cards are actually gift card holders, created by Jody Gustafson. I loved her idea of using the Decor Journaling Spots as gift card holders - I thought that was so clever. I just changed up the colour scheme on the second card. 
This card was designed by Kelly Triggs and I am not sure if she used Gypsy or Petal on her original card but Gypsy is one of my favourite colours in the CTMH palette so I couldn't resist making this one. I love everything about this card - the emboss resist technique, the shape of the card, the bling... just everything! 
Thanks for this inspiration ladies! 


Supplies used are all CTMH 
Gift Holder Cards:
Paper: Elemental Paper Pack, Cranberry Cardstock, Olive Cardstock, Honey Cardstock
Stamp Sets: A Holiday
Inks: Cranberry
Accessories: Art Philosophy Cartridge, Decor Journaling Spots, Embossing Stylus

Season's Greeting Card:
Paper: White Daisy Cardstock, Gypsy Cardstock
Stamp Sets: Holiday Commentary, Snow Flurries
Inks: Gypsy, Amethyst, Versamark
Accessories: Art Philosophy Cartridge, Clear Detail Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Bling Assortment, Clear Sparkles, Bitty Sparkles, Colonial White Waxy Flax, Foam Tape, Sponge