Just a little more Christmas!

Hello Crafty Friends,

Even though Christmas has come and gone I still have some creations to share with you.  I hope you don’t mind one or two more Christmas cards because they are too cute not to share.  Today’s card has quite a significance for me.  Let’s see if you can figure out why!

Do you see why I had to get this stamp set?  My last name is Bell!!  I sent this card out to many of my family members so they could truly say they heard the Bells on Christmas day.  😉

This stamp is from the Darling Christmas Stamp set and you only have a handful of days to get it before it is possibly unavailable.  There is a chance it could be put on clearance, but I do not know if this will happen or not.

I stamped the bell stamp in Garden Green ink.  Then I used blends markers to color in the berries in Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green Stampin’ Write marker to color in the leaves. I also gave it some sparkle here and there with clear wink of Stella.  I fussy cut the Bell and then added it to the Be Merry Designer Series Paper with the ornaments and stars on it.  This was layered on Whisper White and Garden Green.  Lastly, I added the pretty Garden Green 3/8 inch Stitched Satin Ribbon to finish things off.

I hope you are still enjoying some Merriment before this holiday season completes.  I am happy to have some time for crafting this weekend and can’t wait to see what I can come up with!

~Kristal

Merry Christmas!

Hello Crafty Friends,

As this Christmas day comes to an end I wanted to be sure I wished all of you who follow me a Merry Christmas.  Making cards is one of the ways I try to share my gifts with others. Christmas is one of the best times to share our creative gifts as we send cards to those we love.  My cards were late this year for many reasons, but I decided it would be okay.  The sentiment and meaning is still there even if it is just a few days behind.  I wanted to share at least one more card with you before this lovely holiday ends. If you are a pet fan then this card is for you!

I did not send to many of these cards due to the amount of coloring required, but for those individuals who are super pet lovers like me ( I have four cats!) this was the card for them! This stamp is part of the Santa Paws stamp set and I think it is just utterly adorable.  The inside of the card says ” Have a Meowy Christmas and a Yappy New Year”  Too cute, right? I used the Stampin’ Up Blends to color in all of the animals and Christmas items on the stamp.  Did you know these are available now?  They sure are!  They allow you to color with such ease. I layered my colored image onto paper from the Be Merry DSP. I then layered this with Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler Cardstock.  I finished things off by adding leaves, berries and bows from the Pretty Pines Thinlits and coloring pearls with my Cherry Cobbler Blends for a little extra interest on the berries.

I hope you have had a fabulous Christmas and your New Year is filled with blessings!

~Kristal

Supplies used:

A Rustic Christmas Card with the Merry Patterns Stamp Set

Hi there Crafty Friends,

My next Christmas card to share with you was really fun to create.  I was trying to match many of the beautiful decorations I see in local shops near me.  The rustic or farmhouse look is so on trend right now.  I think this card fits right in with the this look.

I love the color combo of this card.  The deep Cherry Cobbler mixed with the snow frost color from the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper meshes so well with the Wood Textures DSP.

To make this I stamped the reindeer stamp from the Merry Patterns onto Very Vanilla Card stock in Cherry Cobbler. I cut out the portion of the deer I wanted with a 2 inch Circle Punch.  I then used the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits to cut out the bigger swirl in Cherry Cobbler card stock.  Next, I used the Pretty Pines Thinlits to cut out branches in Garden Green and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper. I set those items aside and then grabbed my Wood Textures DSP and chose the wood background I preferred. I stamped the Tis’ the Season stamp from the Merry Patterns in Versamark and then heat embossed it in White. Once that cooled I used the decorative Season stamp from the set and stamped over the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler. I then filled in the letters with Clear Wink of Stella.  I was now ready to assemble my focal point of the card.  I did so by layering together the branches until I liked the way that looked.  I adhered the Swirly die cut to the paper and then layered the leaves on top.  Next, I added a short piece of Burlap Ribbon and then put the Reindeer cut out on top of all of it with some dimensionals.  I finished things off with a pretty bow using the 1/8 inch ribbon in Real Red.  The last touch was just a few pearls here and there. The background of the card is Cherry Cobbler card stock. Even though the ribbon is Real Red and the color used elsewhere in the card is Cherry Cobbler, it still comes together perfectly.

This was a very fun card to make and I hope it gives you some inspiration.

Thank you for stopping by my site and I will try to have more creations for you again soon!

~Kristal

Supplies used:

Stampin’ Up! Christmas Sparkles with Santa’s Sleigh and Oh What Fun Stamp Sets!!

Hello Crafty Friends!

I have been attending to some medical concerns recently and had nothing to share with you.  But, I finally have time and energy to share some creations once again. Woo-hoo!

I have been a procrastinator this year about getting my Christmas cards finished so I am still working on them.  I like to make a few different styles so I have a variety to send out to family and friends.  Today’s card is full of sparkly goodness so I hope you love it!

I wanted to make a classy looking Christmas card and I think this one meets that criteria! I started by using the Tree stamp from the Santa’s Sleigh stamp set.  I heat embossed that in Silver and then cut it out with the matching Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits.  Then, I cut a Whisper White piece of Card stock cut at 4 x 5 1/4.  I stamped the Happy Christmas Stamp from the Oh, What Fun stamp set with versamark and heat embossed that in Copper.  I chose to use three different sparkly papers for my banners: Silver Foil, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper.  These all really pop on plain white.  To give the card even more flair I added the 1/4 inch Copper Trim and some Metallic Enamel Shapes in silver.  I layered this card front onto a Thick Whisper White Card Base cut at 4 1/4 x 11.

I hope the recipients of the card think it is as pretty as I do!

Are you still working on your Christmas Cards too?

~Kristal

Supplies used: