Friday, November 15, 2013

Christmas Cards all Year Round Mid Month

Here we are the middle of November already. Wait. What? Crazy how fast the time goes by except when I'm at work. grin

I have two cards to show you for our Winter Wonderland challenge going on for another 15 days. So join in on the fun at Christmas Cards all Year Round because the prize this month is being donated by ME! See picture of prize below my cards. Keep in mind I've been known to throw in extras to make things a surprise for the recipient. So link up right 

My first card features an old Stampin Up stamp but I love it. It isn't actually my stamp set. I stamped a bunch of the image while at a friends house last year. This year I pulled them out and made this fun creation. I inked the edges of the white cardstock with Ranger Industries distress ink Iced Spruce. I colored in the couple pieces of the snowman with Ranger's distress markers. Then the rest of my card is a super easy design and I used patterned paper by My Mind's Eye, white cardstock by Neenah which I embossed with a Cuttlebug folder and the snowflake brad is by The Paper Studio. Easy Peasy.

My second card uses an Inkadinkado snowman stamp that I also borrowed from a friend. I stamped and heat embossed a bunch of them out to play with later. For this one I used similar products as the one above. First I inked the white cardstock with Ranger Industries Iced Spruce distress ink. I sprayed the cardstock with water mixed with Perfect Pearls also by Ranger Industries. It really makes that white embossed image stand out and with a beautiful sparkle added to it. The patterned paper is the same as above by My Mind's Eye, the sentiment sticker by American Crafts and the seam binding is ridiculous old. The spool it is on says "Hug Snug" woven edge rayon seam binding a quality product by Lawrence Schiff Silk Mills Inc. 100 yards of it-really? What am I going to do with a 100 yards? You will probably see more of this in future posts.
I'm really am thankful that my Mother and Mother in Law are both sewing pack rats. I get their old hand-me-downs.

Here is a picture of what I have so far.
Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges Anything goes with Christmas Anything goes Holiday Celebrations Non traditional Christmas colors Anything goes with a twist of Christmas goes Something snowy Anything goes Snowflakes {Brad and embossing folder on the first card} Anything goes with ribbon Christmas Words Anything goes Stripes {1st card} Let it snow CAS {1st card} Christmas traditions {playing in the snow on our white Christmas day} Anything goes Anything goes It's snowing {1st card}


  1. Beautiful Christmas creations Cindy. Love the tearing on the second.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  2. Absolutely gorgeous Christmas cards, I like them a lot.

    Warm hugs

  3. Lovely snowy beautifully done! Thanks for taking part at Stempelsonnenchallenge!

  4. Es sieht wunderschön aus. Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge.
    LG Tina

  5. Love, love these cards! Thanks for joining us at JFFC;-)

  6. Love that awesome snowman ... so glad you shared your holiday tradition at jingle belles.

  7. Wow das ist wirklich richitg schön winterlich geworden. Ganz toll!!!
    Hab lieben Dank für deine Teilnahme bei der Stempelsonne
    GLG Tamesis

  8. Great cards! I love that seam binding, it's beautiful! Thanks for joining our Dreamweaver challenge!

  9. what a pretty pair of holiday cards, i *LOVE* that they both ROCK the "white christmas" theme in completely different ways! thanks for sharing your favorite holiday tradition with us at JINGLE BELLES! :)

  10. Lovely creation, thank you for taking part in this week's Crafty Ribbons Challenge, Kate x

  11. Too cute. Love the snowman stamp! Thank you for joining us at DTBST this week! HUGS

    SSD DT

  12. Awesome cards, Cindy! Love those snowmen stamps. Thanks for joining us for the DTBST challenge this week.

    -Lori SSD DT

  13. So cute card :) Thank you for joining us at Scrapper’s Delights! Good luck!

  14. Wunderschöne Werke sind das geworden .Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme bei SsC Maria

  15. Great design, we're glad you entered the crafty ribbons challenge this week
    P x

  16. This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us at scrappers delight . Hugs Trisha x

  17. Lovely creations, thanks so much for entering the Crafty Girls Challenge!
    Hugs Donna DT x

  18. This is a wonderful creation...thank you for joining our holiday celebration challenge this month at Dreamweaver Stencils.

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