9.30.2009

Merry and Pink

Supplies : Rustic White Cardstock, Tree Trimming Trio, Background Basics : Retro; and Signature Christmas Stamps by Papertrey Ink; Blush and Tulip Cardstock and Inks (Sweet Leaf, Cocoa, and Tulip) by CTMH; Kraft Cardstock from LSS; Fiskars Apron Lace Punch, Nestabilities Label 1 smallest die; 1/2" circle punch

I loved my first set that I made on Sunday that I wanted to try out making more bulk flat Christmas Cards again. This set will be gifted to my SIL since she loves giving out handmade cards but thinks she's not creative enough to do it herself. I think she just needs to sit down and try it out with me, but convincing her to do this hasn't worked yet so I'm making some for her ^_~ This set made 6 and I cut the Rustic White to 2 3/4" x 5 1/2". This makes 4 with that size and 2 that are 3" x 5 1/2" if you're using an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet. I stamped the ornament tree in Sweet leaf, then the base in cocoa, and the ornaments and star in Tulip then set it aside. I then took one 12x12 sheet of blush and cut the pieces 4 X 5 1/2. On the left of the blush I stamped one of the retro backgrounds just once horizontally. Because the stamp doesn't go the entire heighth of the card I inked up 1/3 of the stamp again and then stamped the remaining border. Then I took a scrap of Tulip, punched with the apron lace, and trimmed for the edges. Each piece ended up 3/4" x 5 1/2". I put the card together attaching the edging to the card base before putting the blush piece on top and then last the tree panel lining it up next to the border I had stamped. The tree looked a little sparse so I punched out 1/2" circles from the blush scraps and added them to the trees. Then I took a 1 1/2" x 12" scrap of Kraft and cut out 6 of the smallest label 1 nestie dies. I stamped the Merry and Bright in Tulip and then added the sentiments to finish off the cards. These six like the eight last week, also took about an hour. I think they turned out so cute with the pink! Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful Wednesday!

5 comments:

Jenn said...

So stinkin' cute! I love that stamp set and that color combo ROCKS! :)

Hope all is going well in your neck of the woods! :)

Sparkle said...

These are so cute! I love the border edge!

Alanna said...

So cute. I just love those trees from that set.

Marcia said...

Love it Marjorie, very creative!

I just saw your Autism blinkie on your sidebar - that is awesome!

:) Marcia P

pat said...

Marjorie...I love everything about this card!!