Saturday, 23 October 2010

Stamper's Ten Make and Take Christmas Cards

These are the two fabby Christmas cards we made at Joanne's last Tuesday night.  The punch art snowman is just adorable!  I really like the ornament punch that punches out the stamped bauble too, so quick and easy!

This first card is made with Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White CS and the Contempo Christmas set.  We used the new Scallop Trim Border punch on the edge of the white panel.  The tree boughs are made using the fir tree stamp from the Lovely As A Tree set - clever!  We made a hole in the white panel to thread a strip of the Olive 1/8" ribbon through.  The bauble was stamped, punched out and I popped mine up.  We then added a bow.  I love the sentiment in this stamp set, very classy.

The next card features punch art, we used lots of punches and a circle die to build a sweet, smiley snowman.  Joanne very kindly put together a crib sheet for us as to how to put him together.

We stamped a background of snowflakes on the Baja Breeze panel and then tore strips of Whisper White CS for snow drifts.  The Baja Breeze panel, the sentiment piece, the snow drifts and all the white snowman pieces were edged with Baja Breeze ink.  That sentiment font is just gorgeous - so retro!  We used a white gel pen to add highlights to the eyes and detail to the hat trim.  What a happy card to make, guaranteed to make you smile!

Supplies for bauble card:
Stamps: SU! Contempo Christmas & Lovely As A Tree sets
CS: SU! Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler & Whisper White
Ink: SU! Old Olive & Cherry Cobbler
Tools: SU! Scallop Trim Border punch, SU! Ornament punch, paper piercer
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Old Olive 1/8" taffeta ribbon, 3d foam pads

Supplies for snowman card:
Stamps: SU! Serene Snowflakes & Four the Holidays sets
CS: SU! Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Basic Black & Pumpkin Pie
Ink: SU! Craft White, Classic Basic Black & Classic Baja Breeze
Tools: SU! 3/4"& 1 1/4" Circle punches, SU! 1 1/4" Square punch, SU! Ornament punch, SU! Heart to Heart punch, SU! Scallop Border punch, SU! Word Window punch, Circle Nestability die, Crop-A-Dile
Embellishments & accessories: SU! white gel pen


1 comment:

christine said...

Dear Ruth, I thank you so much for showing us how to make such a jolly snowman! I made some cards with a couple of kids and they really enjoyed it!!! You can see a post on my blog if you want to... Merry Christmas!! Christine from France

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