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Sunday, December 18, 2011

2011 Christmas Cards

 Hello Friends! It's once again been a while since I have posted. I haven't been crafting as much lately and am really trying to get back to it. So, I made myself make my Christmas cards again this year, though I had almost talked myself out of it. 10 minutes into the process I was so glad I decided to do it! I am not me without creating! It felt great, I am definitely moving things around in my time to fit crafting back in!

This year I cut back the number of cards I mailed. I waited a little late to start...they just mailed this past week! To keep them simple, I designed a very clean and uncluttered layout. The base of this card is my  beloved Cherry Cobbler. I embossed the Baja Breeze layer with the Northern Flurry folder from SU! It looks so elegant, and took just seconds. A short piece of Cherry Cobbler ribbon wrapped around that layer added just enough decoration. 

          I used the New Silver Glitter paper and the Scallop Border punch to line the side of the card. Dasher is stamped in Crumb Cake, the edges of that piece sponged. Added Clear Rhinestones to his antlers, and it's done. The inside is decorated pretty much the same. The Silver Glitter paper on the top is the piece leftover after running it through the punch for the front scallop piece...I was about to throw them away when this hit me! The Baja Breeze swirls on the inside sentiment are the antlers of the deer (Dasher) stamp being used in a different way. 

So, I am back. It feels great! I can't wait to post more! I am working on Teacher Gifts this weekend, so I will get those posted when they are done!

Merry Christmas!!!


punknscrap said...

Gorgeous card Naomi, totally elegant.
All the best for 2012, xox.

Jenn Embry said...

Beautiful cards! I especially love the first one. I love the snowflake background.