Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry CHRISTmas

But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord." ~ Luke 2:10-11

Merry Christmas everyone! May you experience the blessing and joy that comes from knowing the true meaning of the season.

God Bless,

Dorie Ellen

Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Last of My Christmas Cards for This Year!

Here is the last of the Christmas cards I made for this year. I just mailed 48 of them! Many of those went to people in my church congregation. I was really happy with my stash for this year. I hope the recipients will be as well! To save time, I made several duplicates of some of the cards so I don't actually have 48 different cards. It would have taken me until after Christmas if I hadn't duplicated some! I think the top 2 cards are my favourites.Card Details: CS - Reflections; Stamp - Inkadinkado; SU Pointsettia EB folder; Prima flowers/leaves; Versamark; Ranger Gold EB Powder.
Card Details: CS - Reflections; Stamp - Inkadinkado; CB Swiss Dots EB folder; Prima flowers/leaves; Versamark; Ranger Gold EB Powder.
Card Details: CS - Reflections, Bazill; Stamps - Heidi Grace; CB Dove EB folder; Versamark; Ranger Silver EB Powder.
Card Details: CS - Reflections, Bazill; Stamps - SU, Inkadinkado; SU Pointsettia EB folder; MS Lace Border Punch; Versamark; Ranger Silver EB Powder; Sticker strip - Unknown.
Card Details: CS - Reflections, Bazill; Stamps - SU, Inkadinkado; SU Pointsettia EB folder; MS Lace Border Punch; Versamark; Ranger Silver EB Powder; Sticker strip - Unknown.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

More Christmas Cards

Here is a mixture of cards I did last year, but am now just getting around to sending them. I hadn't posted them on my blog before and decided I should before they're mailed out. Because they are older I don't have any card details for them, sorry.

Christmas Cards - Inside

Here are the insides of 3 cards that I made and posted below. I have finally finished them completely and wanted to post what I did. The top one is the largest card I made (wreath on the door), and was a little harder to fill such a big space. The card was made with an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of cardstock.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Pointsettia or a Wreath?

Pointsettia or Wreath? Large card or small? Some of the choices we face while making Christmas cards...I chose both! The wreath card was cased from the talented ladies at SCS. I just loved this idea and had to try it. I decided to go with a large card for this one (5.5"x8.5"). The pointsettia card is my own creation and is a smaller card (4.25"x5.5"). As you know, I love red and white on a Christmas card, and the new SU EB folder is just perfect for that!

Card Details
Wreath: Stamp - unknown (I think it's Inkadinkado, but not sure as I borrowed it.); Punches - MS leaf, Marvy (circles); CS - Recollections, green scraps unknown; Ribbon - Ruban; Ink - Ranger Walnut Distress, Memories Black Dye; Bling - Dollar Store.
Pointsettia: Stamps - The Artful Stamper (pointsettia), Inkadinkado (sentiment); CS - Bazill, Recollections; Ink - Versamark, Memories Dye; Ranger EB Powder; EB folder - SU; CM Stencil for EB edge; Platinum Stickles.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Simple Christmas Cards

Here are some more simple Christmas cards I've made recently. I've been really enjoying keeping them clean and simple this year, not sure if it's because I've been so busy or if it's because I like the look so much. Either way, I've been pretty happy with how they've been turning out.

I've been waiting to post my favourite cards last so stay tuned! Also, I will be getting together with friends on Friday and making some more so there will still be more Christmas cards on the way.

Card Details
Snowman: Stamps - Inkadinkado, All Night Media; CS - unknown, Recollections, Colourbox ink, Versamark ink, and Ranger silver EB powder; Punch - unknown; Diamond Stickles; CB swiss dots folder and slide die cut.

Christmas Tag: Stamp - Heidi Grace, CS & PP - ATD Momenta; Tag Punch - unknown; Fiskars Threading Water Punch; Memories Dye black ink, Colourbox Ink - red and green; Ribbon - Ruban.

Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge 128

I've already posted several below using a similar sketch as this one at Stamping 411, but here is one more. I just love red and white on Christmas cards! Of course I like red and green too! TFL
Card Details:
SU - Patterned Pines stamp and Pointsettia EB folder; Ranger Seafoam White EB powder and Versamark ink; Recollections CS; Bling and punch unknown.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Oh Christmas Tree

I found this tree stamp at Michael's in the $1.50 bin! The sentiment came from the same bin last year. Gotta love a good deal! So this is my first card with the tree stamp. The holly are my own stamped embellishments. I'm really into the clean and simple look this year for cards.

One of my favourite tips I once learned is to take a silver (or you can use gold too) metalic broad tip marker, use an exacto knife and cut a small slit in the middle of the broad tip, and slide it along the edge of your cs for a nice silver edge! It comes out straight and even, and looks like another layer without having to mat it.

Card Details: Stamps - Recollections (tree), Studio G (sentiment), Heidi Grace (holly); Pilot silver metalic marker; Bling - Hero Arts; Candy Cane Stickles; Diamond dust Gelly Roll pen; Ink - Colourbox (pheasant gold), Versa Colour (Bark), Memories black Dye, Versamark; and Ranger silver EB powder.

Another Christmas Card

Here is a winter scene I made with my new SU Lovely as a Tree stamp. I frosted the ground and tree branches with Diamond Stickles to give it the look of snow, and sponged on a grey/blue winter sky behind the trees. Sentiment is embossed in silver.

Card Details: Stamps - SU, All Night Media; Memories Dye Ink, Versamark, Colourbox; Ranger silver embossing powder; CS - Recollections; Diamond Stickles.