Hello Everyone! I am at
for a few days enjoying the summer sunshine – mostly from indoors looking out – scrapping with friends. Internet at the lake is sketchy, at best, so I may not be able to post everyday. Lake Murray, SC
I have made a plethora of Christmas cards this week. The one in this post I am especially pleased with as the design came to me in moment of inspiration. I had cut a tri-told shutter card for a birthday card and suddenly realized that with the right stamps this design could make an adorable Christmas card!
I cut the base card, printed and white cardstock layers using my 12” trimmer. This is a no-machine card. And of course I used Close to My Heart stamps! Every image stamped on this card is from the Christmas Love (D1492) stamp set.
The Christmas Love stamp set retails for $17.95 and is available through my on-line Close to My Heart Store!
This card was so easy to make - after cutting the base card, I measured the small squares, large squares and long rectangle areas. I then used the paper trimmer to cut the patterned inserts. I then cut the white cardstock inserts a 1/2 inch smaller (in both directions) than the patterned papers.
After stamping the images onto the white cardstock, I edged the white with green ink. I then added liquid pearls to the swirl areas on some of the designs and stickles to other areas.
I left the center square empty so that I would have space to include a personalized note and signature when I mail the card. Oh and speaking of mailing - this card folds nicely so that it will not require extra postage!
Thanks for stopping by today. If I am able I will post again tomorrow. If not, I will give you a recap when I am home again at the end of the week! I will tease a bit and say that I am getting A LOT of cardmaking and scrapping projects completed!!