Friday, December 28, 2012

Christmas Cards to share....

Hello Friends. I sincerely hope you are having a lovely Christmas Break alongside your loved ones and that Santa brought you everything your little heart had wished for.  :)

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Just popping by today to share 4 fun Christmas cards...

First, a Vintage St. Nick
CARD RECIPE
This fun St. Nick image is that of a Vintage Postcard replica. All I did was add Red, Gold, and Diamond Stickles Glitters around the image edges.  The shape was die-cut using Spellbinders. To add color depth, I add color with Copic markers. Main panel was placed over a MM Gold Textured CS that was first tied with a matching red satin ribbon.  Gold cording to hold the Golded Cross charm dressed this up and finished off this quick card.
 
Next, a Golden Embossed Santa
CARD RECIPE
This is an Inkadinkado Clear Stamp. It is stamped with versamark and heat embossed with Gold EP.  The Golden Sprig Leaves and acorns are dimensional stickers by Martha Stewart (ive had these for about 3 years now-so it was time to use them!) LOL! I added a Golden wired ribbon bow and a Golden "Merry Christmas" epoxy Charm.  The main image panel is accented with shiny gold half-pearls. The BG paper is thick Metallic Gold Wrapping Paper pieces (awesome left over Xmas wrapping Paper roll).  MM Burgundy and MM Green CS Paper along with recycled Green Xmas Cards were used for the matting pieces.

Sticker-Claus Santa
CARD RECIPE
This card began with a simple Sticker Sheet of Golden Panel Shapes and a dimensional set of fun St. Nick (bought this set a few years ago). The Metallic Golden BG is punched out with a Martha Stewart All Over the Page Punch (love that look), then backed by burgundy CS, tied in golden ribbon and accented with golden half-pearls. The DP is by MM and by Mixed Media Stax, 2007.  Main Golden Shaped panel is multi-layered for dimension with the Golden Panel stickers and Spellbinders Circle Die-Cut. Edges of card were sponged with a Marvy Matchables Ink Pad to give card that finished look I tend to like.


Vintage St. Nick
CARD RECIPE
This St. Nick is Heat embossed then colored in with copics and placed on Spellbinders die-cut panels. The Stamp name reads:  Azadi Earles, Inc. #K206.   The Christmas tree is by Martha Stewart Golden Sprigs Dimensional stickers.  I added a few golden half-pearls to resemble ball ornaments.  The Golden Wire Ribbon treatment includes a gold button, gold cording and a gold cross charm.  The BG is punched out with a MS All over the Page Punch. Metallic Gold Textured DP was dry embossed with a Spellbinders EF.


A Sparkling Christmas Window
CARD RECIPE
This card began with a simple window die and it took off from there. 
The Bird, Leaves, Xmas Tree, Window, window panel and decor are all die cuts.  The BG is dry embossed with a Cuttlebug EF. The Tree has Golden Glitter adhered to it for sparkle. Diamond Glitter is added to window scene for a "snowy" effect. 

Would also like to enter the cards in this set into the following Current Challenges;
Crafting for all Seasons - Green, red, and glitter/sparkle  (my window card)
Creative Belli - Christmas 
Creative Moments - Embossing
Divas by Design - Anything goes 
Inky Impressions - Sparkle (glitter and bling on all four cards)
Paper Shelter Challenge - Anything goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Christmas
7 Kids College Fund -Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy -Merry Christmas
Delightful Challenges -
Anything goes 
Forever Friends - Christmas Cards
Little Miss Muffet Challenges -  Anything Goes
MilkCoffee Challenge -Christmas or Winter Holiday
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge - Anything goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything goes 
Sarah Hurley Challenges  - Christmas
That's all I have for now.    Please enjoy the rest of your lovely Holiday Break and may continue to God Bless you with a wonderful New Year in 2013!!!
America 

12 comments:

downrightcrafty said...

what a delicious selection all so stunning, hope you had a lovely time over the holidays and wishing you well for the New Year
Hugs Kate xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow these cards look stunning America, beautiful made and I love the gold.

greetings karin

Sandra H said...

Totally stunning collection x

*Vicki* said...

Wowzer girl!! You sure make some STUNNING designs!! Love the gold!! I hope you've enjoyed your Christmas with your family and BEST WISHES for the up-coming New Year!! BIGGEST HUGS to you and yours my friend! Thanks for sharing!! Have a happy day! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki*
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Donna Ellis said...

Hi, America! I stumbled upon your blog today and thoroughly enjoyed myself seeing lots of your creations. Tremendous imagination in your cards - they are fabulous, and so is your photography. Looks like we might also be "mac-buddies". Do you communicate via a mac? Thanks for the inspiration and a lovely morning on your blog. Happy and Safe 2013 to you and your family. ((hugs))

Donna Ellis said...

I'm back I've become your most recent follower. ((more hugs))

Carole Z said...

Hi America! What stunning cards! We're still enjoying the Holidays here...Happy New Year to you! Carole Z x

JD said...

All fabulous cards! So beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

mags said...

A lovely selection of cards. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's and good luck.
mags
x

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Wow! All of your cards are gorgeous! Love all of the gold and sparkle! That window card is amazing! So pretty!!

Happy New Year!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Hugs...
Melissa

Paper Panda said...

Absolutely lovely cards! Thanks for joining us over at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge.
Mandy x (PPCC DT)

Jayne A said...

Gorgeous cards. Thanks for joining us at Diva's this time
Hugs
Jayne