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Monday, August 3, 2009

My FIRST Christmas card this year!

It doesn't look like much from this pic, I know. But, if you have never seen a Tri-Fold Shutter card, keep going with this post and see it open! I am NOT one of those stampers who gets her Christmas cards done throughout the year. I wait until Thanksgiving, then spit out Christmas cards in a stress-induced maniacal frenzy. But, hey that works for me. It's just something about stamping in the cold weather, with the fire going, and bundled up that gets me in the mood to make my holiday cards. But this year, I am trying to start now. Here is the pic of my card open all the way.
You can click on the pics to see them full-screen, and for this pic, that is not a bad idea. There is added texture and tons of detail all over this cute Christmas card. It took me two nights of stamping to complete, mostly because there is half a bottle of Stickles on this bad boy and it had to dry before I could do the other panels. I may never do one of these again, but I love how this one turned out. I don't think all of my paper piercing shows up, but it's there, there are Rhinestone brads, Red Crystals, and so much more on this card. I didn't skimp on the blingy's which I normally do! All of the felt snowflakes and mittens were sent to me from the one and only, amazingly talented, Siobhan in Japan!!! Thanks, girl, I love them! Let me know what you all think of this one. I am happy with it! Now, if I can get 2 or 3 Christmas cards done a week I will be close to ready in time for Christmas. I have to save some for stamping while the fire burns!
I can't name all I used here, I just can't remember. But the card itself is Baja Breeze Textured CS, the DSP is Ski Slope, the main stamp sets are The More The Merrier (current Level 3 Hostess), and Perfect Presentation (retired).

18 comments:

Traci said...

WOW WOW!!! This card definately deserves 2 WOWs. I love all the details you put into it. Love the snowmen image and all those darling gloves! I can see how this took 2 nights! This is definately not a mass production card! Great job!

Julie Ranae said...

Great card and what a lot of work! Great colors for Christmas, aren't they?!
Came by via SCS...hope you will stop by The Open Window, peek and and say hello...we'd love to have you play along with us!

scubasubie said...

Your card looks great. Thats one I would love to try... mine just never end up looking like what they are supposed to. Also love that medallion stamp (is on my to-buy list).

Beth Jacobs said...

wow... great Christmas card. I love that snowman stamp... I am a member of the Inky ones blogging group... looking forward to some fun stamping times with you!!

Louise Forsyth said...

This is SO cool! I love the papers and images you have used, This is just Awesome Naomi.

Kathi said...

Absolutely Awesome! What a great card, I love all the detail you put into it! That snowman stamp is so cute! You did a fantastic job on this!

The Mama Monkey said...

Wow! This is amazing! I have not tried a card like this yet...it looks like a ton of work, but so worth it! I am proud of you for the bling! :) Glad you liked the snowflakes and mittens! They look like they were made for the card!

CathyRose said...

Wow, this is fabulous! I have been thinking about trying to make one of those tri-fold shutter cards. Yours is one of the best I've ever seen!

Haylzee said...

i love this card. it's so cool =]

Carrie said...

Love the colors! The snowmen are sooo cute! I need to try one of these shutter cards.

Tasha said...

This is soo cute. love the coloours, and the way you've layed it out, pure perfection!
Hugs
Tash xxx

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Melissa said...

That looks so complicated!! Ilove it. Great Job.

Melissa
Inky Ones

Cassie_lu said...

WOW, what a Christmas card and whoever gets it will NOT want to ever put it away.

scrappinmominky said...

Wow!! Awesome card. I lov eit and whoever you sen dit to will love it too.

scrapbookqueensassymouth said...

OMG
This is beautiful
Never seen one before I have got to learn this new technique!!

Cheryl said...

Aren't these tri-shutter cards just the most fun to make. Wonderful Naomi!!!

Jen Slater said...

Now that is just stinkin' cute! I love it!