Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Holiday Sparkle!!

Holiday card?! I know we are in the last week of summer but I am already creating my Christmas cards!!  I know-crazy!!  Every year I seem to leave it too long and I end up rushing to finish them in November.  This year I vowed to get them done earlier! 

Here is a sparkly holiday card I created using some more components of the "Thankful Tablescapes" kit (item #133463). 

As I said in my post yesterday, this kit is AWESOME!  There are so many projects you can create with 1 kit!  On this card I used the fun chalkboard die cut pieces.  This background one is stamped with Illuminate Watermark Ink and the front banner is heat embossed with pool party embossing powder.  They are set on a piece of Silver Glimmer paper and embellished with Basic Rhinestones for even more sparkle! The stamp set I used is the "Serene Snowflakes"set that is carried over from last year's holiday catalogue.  You can check out the carry over list here.

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Monday, August 26, 2013

Birch Bark Card

I'm ba-aack!!!

I know I have been seriously MIA on the blog front this summer but I am back!  I have all of my blog glitches fixed (after watching lots of YouTube videos ;) and doing some reading) and things are good to go!  Technology and computers are NOT my strong suit but I am ready to conquer this blog thing!

This was fun fall card to create!

Today I want to share with you a card I created for a card swap.  It features a kit you may have overlooked in the Holiday catalogue called "Thankful Tablescapes" (item #133463).

 I LOVE the components in this kit!!   It has lots of fun products that can be used for many crafting projects!  One of my favorite components is the birch bark paper.  The texture on this paper is FABULOUS!

 I used that paper as my inspiration for this card and the rest of the design followed.  I used some gold embossing to brighten things up and give a bit of shine.  Gold is s big trend this season!  I also used the greeting from the "Best of Greetings" (Best of 25 years) set. (item #133485 clear).

Check back this week for another card featuring the Thankful Tablescapes kit!

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