Sunday, December 20, 2009

A {Scrappy} Christmas Card

So I've been making a small load of Christmas cards for the last few weeks, using my fave-paper-pack-of-the-moment Eskimo Kisses. The problem was, since I was cutting up the patterned paper into 4"x5.25" sheets to cover the pre-scored notecard, I was left with a lot of little strips of paper that couldn't be used for anything but was too cute to throw away. What to do?

Enter The Scrappy Christmas Card. Dum-dum-duuuuuuu...

The more I gathered little scraps of paper, the more I pondered how not to waste them. Then I realized something - each strip is exactly 4" long as well, the perfect size to fit on a notecard. So I gathered 7 of these strips in various patterns and oula - it provided a super groovy background for a Christmas card!! Wahoo! No waste and I think it looks pretty.

So since there is only 1 of these, this one is for my hubs. He gets the special, unique one. hehe.

I had bought matching Eskimo Kisses buttons but didn't use them on any of the cards I made. So I decided that I better make use of them lest they go to waste. I used Nesties Labels 1 and Vintage Labels, and the sentiment "joy" is from an old Memory Box Vintage Ornaments set. I don't know if you can see it, but I also used a star-like stamp behind the "joy" part, which is also from the same MB set. Also, the reason I used a "joy" sentiment is b/c the "Merry Christmas" sentiment didn't fit...heheh...

Card Details
Stamps: Memory Box Vintage Ornaments set, PTI Vintage Labels
Paper: Memory Box pre-scored notecard (water), BG Eskimo Kisses
Ink: Brilliance Pearl Chocolate, VersaMagic Sea Breeze
Accessories: BG Eskimo Kisses buttons, Karen Foster's scrapper's floss, Offray brown ribbon

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Dashing Through the Snow!

This is my favoritest image from the TCP Candyland Christmas set! The penguins look like they're having so much fun wherever they are going!

I used a Clean & Simple sketch from awhile ago. To make a snowy mountain for the penguins to sled down, I cut a hill from DCWV glitter mat stack in white. Soooo pretty...I like sparkle and bling!

Card Details
Stamps: TCP Candyland Christmas
Paper: Memory Box pre-scored notecard (water), BG Eskimo Kisses, DCWV glitter mat stack
Ink: Memento Black, Copics, VersaFine Black
Accessories: Ribbon (Joann's), Nesties circles

Monday, December 14, 2009

Toasty Penguin Card

Penguins!! Yay! The penguin characters are my favorite in the TCP line. They are just so darned cute.

I used Spicas on the fire to give it a glittery, cracklin' glow. I wish it would show up better in the pics!

Oh, yeah, this is a Taylored Expressions sketch again.

Card Details
Stamps: TCP Candyland Christmas
Paper: Memory Box, BG Eskimo Kisses
Ink: Memento black, Copics, Spica
Accessories: Nestabilities Circles

Friday, December 11, 2009

Choo-choo Christmas

Quickie post - got nothin' clever to say. Another TCP Candyland Christmas used. I gotta say... the kitty in the TCP set kind of creeps me out. I think it's the eyes. It's still a cute image, but I prefer the doggie and penguin images in the set best. I think I'm going to give this to my sister-family-entity - my niece likes mao maos...

Card Details
Stamps: TCP Candyland Christmas
Paper: Memory Box pre-scored notecard, MB Holiday Brights
Ink: Copics, Brilliance Rocket Red, Memento Black
Accessories: Random lime ribbon

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

It's the Holiday Season...

...the holiday season! So a whoop-dee-doo and dickory dock...

Yay! Christmas! I have a pretty tree up and a stock of hot cocoa so life is good. Now if only I could figure out a way to stay home and stamp all day...then I'd have to tell Jamie the secret as she would never forgive me for withholding the secret to life's happiness. haha...

Anyhoo, here's a Christmas card I made based on a Taylored Expressions sketch from a few weeks ago. I'm making good use of my TCP Candyland Christmas (but seriously, it's hard not to make good use of it b/c all the images are sooooo cute!) and made a TCP card.

It's fairly simply, not too many embellies, just simple paper layering and copic coloring. I used Spica glitter pens on the gumdrops and candycanes but, again, you can't tell. Must get a better camera...

Card Details
Stamps: TCP Candyland Christmas
Paper: Memory Box pre-scored notecard, Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses
Ink: Memento Black, VersaFine Onyx, Copics, Spicas
Accessories: Spellbinders Nestabilities circles

Monday, December 7, 2009

A Twofer...

Today's card is a "twofer" - a two-fer-one card challenge requirement meeter. :)

I used Jen del Muro's latest SFYTT for the layout and used a santa image as per the Sparkle Creations requiriments. Super groovy!

I just love TCP images - they are so cute that they just make me happy and they are easy to color, which makes me even happier (as I lack superhuman Copic Coloring Skills). I used some Spica glitter pens on the plane, but you can't really tell from the picture. Too bad...

Also, I had this lime green grosgrain ribbon that I don't know where I got from but have been saving because I can't throw away anything, not even a little scrap, but didn't think I would ever use. Lo and behold - it matches the DP!! Wahoo! And I think it looks great.

Card Details
Stamps: TCP Candyland Christmas
Paper: Memory Box Holiday Brights & scored notecard
Ink: Memento Black, Brilliance Rocket Red, Copics, Spica glitter pens
Accessories: Nesties circles, random lime green ribbon