Yes, I finally managed to get my bum in gear and started making some Christmas cards. I'm really trying hard not to buy new paper as I have quite a lot still left over from last year but it's so hard as there are so many gorgeous new papers and embellishments out this year. I think I need to win the lottery, lol.
This first card I made features this cute little pixie from Charmed Cards & Crafts - isn't she adorable? The papers are from my Dec 2010 LE kit from My Creative Scrapbook. I printed out two of the pixies and popped the second one up with foam dots. I used puffy paint on her dress and boots and then stickles glitter on her wings and dress. I also used some white puffy paint all around the edges of the card.
This second one I used this pretty red glitter poinsettia paper I had in my stash. I used some silver metallic Prism paper for my card base. I used a corner punch to cut out the corners of the red glitter paper and then used some red stickles dotted into each of these corners. I cut one of the poinsettia's out of the paper and then cut all the petals apart and then pieced it back together on a square of the background paper. I stamped the sentiment on another piece of the silver paper and embossed it with red embossing powder.
I decided to try making another tri-fold card for my next one since I hadn't done one for quite awhile. I was having a bit of brain fade for some reason when I started out doing the folding for the card but eventually it all came together, lol. The poinsettia that I used I drew in my Paint Shop Pro program, printing out two and cutting one out and popping up with foam dots and then I used some stickles glitter to outline the petals of the flower.
On this next card i used this cute little ice skating snowman that I also drew in my PSP program. I think he was a stamp that I saw somewhere on the internet and so I drew him instead of buying the stamp, lol. I used puffy paint on his hat and mittens and did the same thing of popping up a second snowman with pop dots. I think he's a cute little guy don't you?
These next two cards I decided to make swing cards, I always think they're so cute. On the blue one I cut the sentiment out on my Cricut machine. The brown one features another little graphic I drew in my PSP program and cut out one to pop up with foam again. Thanks so much for having a peek at my cards and I would love to hear any of your comments! I hope everyone has a great week!