A couple of years ago I purchased some linen ribbon with the intent to use the cute Santas on the ribbon for Christmas cards.  I finally got around to doing it!

The first card is very CAS and took only a couple of minutes to make!  Once cut, 2 or 3 threads were pulled off both top and bottom to create a fringe border.  The fringe was then colored with a Copic marker to match the stitching on the edge.  After taping the ribbon onto the cardstock, the wire which came as part of the ribbon was pulled out of the sides.

The second card has a few layers of cardstock.  Designer paper was also used along with a brad on the end of Santa’s hat.  The fringe has not been colored on this card.

The wire was again removed after the ribbon was adhered to the cardstock.  Santa’s beard was cut out from a second Santa and used to add a little more dimension and fun.

This last card was made using one of the images cut from a printed satin ribbon.

So fun, quick and easy!

Got ribbon?

If you haven’t seen my Sketch Challenge for this month, check it out HERE.  You have until November 1st to enter to win a beautiful Tim Holtz Stamper’s Anonymous stamp set called “Flights of Fancy.”

Happy Crafting!

Cards 1 and 2

Stamps: SU More Merry Messages
Papers: PTI Fine Linen, Scarlet Jewel and True Black; My Mind’s Eye “Lost & Found Christmas”
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copic
Accessories: Linen Ribbon; Brad; SU Large Scallop Edgelit

Card 3

Stamps: SU Curly Cute
Papers: PTI Select White, Pure Poppy and New Leaf
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Satin Ribbon; Star Brad; Martha Stewart Scoring Board

Oct 202012

My card today was made for the Stampin’ Sisters in Christ Challenge this week to “have an image (or die cut) of a tree on your card or project.”

For the most part, I’ve been trying to keep my Christmas cards more postage-friendly this year.  There are no lumps or bumps at all on this card as this fun tree image does all the work.  It was colored with Copics.

If you haven’t seen my Sketch Challenge for this month, check it out HERE.  You have until November 1st to enter to win a beautiful Tim Holtz Stamper’s Anonymous stamp set called “Flights of Fancy.”

Happy Crafting!

Stamps: SU Evergreen; Memory Box Joy to the World

Papers: PTI Select White, Lemon Tart and Ripe Avocado

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Chocolate Chip and So Saffron; Copics:

Accessories: Stickles

Here is a set of three Clean and Simple (CAS) Christmas cards that could all be easily mass produced.

The one layer card (center) was made for the Less Is More Week 89 “Wings” Challenge.

LOVE these glitter buttons and glittery tape.  The berries were added to the branch with a Copic marker.

Another card was made using this same Memory Box “Orchard Bird” image.

On this card, a second layer and crocheted doily were added to the design.

The third card again uses the red and white theme.

Dry embossing adds lots of interest without adding additional weight for a more postage-friendly card.

If you haven’t seen my Sketch Challenge for this month, check it out HERE.  You have until November 1st to enter to win a beautiful Tim Holtz Stamper’s Anonymous stamp set called “Flights of Fancy.”

Happy Crafting!

Branch With Bird Cards

Stamps: Memory Box “Orchard Bird”; SU More Merry Messages

Papers: PTI Select White and Pure Poppy

Inks: Memento “Tuxedo Black”; Copic ; SU Garden Green and Real Red

Accessories: Recollections Crochet Embellishments; Clear Glitter Buttons; American Crafts Glitter Tape; Martha Stewart Scoring Board

Ornament Card

Stamps: SU Ornament Keepsakes

Papers: PTI Select White and Pure Poppy

Inks: SU Real Red and Summer Sun

Accessories: SU Holiday Frame Embossing Folder and Holiday Ornaments Framelits; Ribbon; Rhinestones

Here is the sketch for my October Sketch Challenge!

And here is my take on it.

The blog candy this month is a brand new Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous stamp set called “Flights of Fancy.”  It will be sent to a randomly drawn winner from those who play along in the challenge.

To play just leave a link to your creation in the comments section.  A winner will be drawn on November 1st giving you a little over 2 weeks to participate in the challenge.  Oh and please make sure that the link you leave goes to the specific card you are entering and not to your blog or gallery in general.  Hope you can find some time to play!

Edited 11/1/12:  This Sketch Challenge is now closed.

Happy Crafting!

Stamps: Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous “Flights of Fancy” –  *Note: Since purchasing this set, Stampers Anonymous has split it up.  The images are now included in the following sets:  Nature’s Discovery, Nature’s Moments, Take Flight, Shabby French, Captured Moments and Mini Ornates

Papers: PTI True Black and Vintage Cream; Cosmo Cricket “Baby Jane” Designer Paper

Inks: Memento “Tuxedo Black”; SU Sahara Sand

Accessories: Inchie Arts Black Inchie Squares; KaiserCraft Pearls; SU Grosgrain Ribbon and Square Lattice Embossing Folder

Oct 102012

It’s not CAS.  It’s not for any challenges.  I made a card just for fun!

I so love these crocheted doilies and this new sweet floral set from SU!.

Sometimes it’s nice to just sit down and create for no reason at all.

Happy Crafting!

Stamps: SU Bright Blossoms; Hero Arts Birthday Messages

Papers: PTI Select White and Pure Poppy; SU Certainly Celery; Echo Park “Graceful”

Inks: SU Real Red, Certainly Celery, Garden Green and Summer Sun; White Gel Pen

Accessories: Recollections Crocheted Embellishment; Jolee’s Boutique Embellishment; Paper Piercing Tool and Template

What are the odds?  They are 9 birds, 1 bow and a very hard to see score line.  That is the Ways to Use It Challenge on Splitcoaststampers this week.. to use an odd number of something on your card.

Yeah, the score line is there right below the birds!

This card uses the same sketch as my last post.  It’s just rotated 180 degrees.  I’m really starting to love CAS!

Happy Crafting!

Stamps: Stamper’s Anonymous “Creative Muse”“The Journey” and “Soulful Journey” (on envelope); PTI “Birthday Basics”

Papers: PTI Select White

Inks: Memento “Tuxedo Black”; SU Bordering Blue

Accessories: PTI Twill Tape; SU Square Lattice Embossing Folder; Martha Stewart Scoring Board

This week’s challenge on the CAS-ual Fridays’ blog is to create a clean and simple project inspired by your blog header.  Here’s what I came up with:

I love making Christmas cards with a CAS (Clean & Simple) design as it helps to make the large number of cards needed a whole lot easier.  Plus, it also saves on postage!

But I think it is the elegant feel of a CAS design that I love the most.

Each month the winner for my sketch challenge is drawn by putting the names of all those participating into a hat.  The winner of my September Sketch Challenge is Bonnie aka raduse .  Congrats, Bonnie!!  Hope you have lots of fun with this Stampin’ Up! stamp set.

My next sketch challenge will be posted on October 15th.
Happy Crafting!

Stamps: SU Traditional Ornaments and More Merry Messages

Papers: PTI Select White and Vintage Cream; SU Always Artichoke; My Mind’s Eye “Lost & Found Christmas”

Inks: SU Bravo Burgundy, Handsome Hunter, Ballet Blue and Summer Sun

Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon; Rhinestones

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