Midnight Quilt Mania

Monday, November 30, 2009

Deck the Halls!

It's time to get a move on designing my Christmas cards. I finally started playing around with my Papertrey Christmas stamps and had a wonderful time! Here is a 3 card series using the same colors and design elements but changed up just a little bit.






I think this last card is my favorite but I'd love to know what you think! Each card uses a color scheme of Kraft, Sweet Blush and Aqua Mist and Linen vellum cardstock. Thetrees and snowflake images were stamped in Fresh Snow and then embossed with filigree white powder. Two of the cards include sewing on the vellum. Additional details for each card are included below. I am trying (key word is "trying") to make my cards not too lumpy this year so they can be mailed with a single stamp. The half pearls add a little bump but not as much as a big bow. It's hard for this girl not to have any bling on her cards so I added glitter. At the holidays I always bust out the glitter because it makes me so happy!

I am usually very traditional when it comes to my Christmas cards but for some reason I was drawn to create these using Aqua Mist and Sweet Blush. I really like the look but don't fret, there are plenty of cards with traditional colors and images coming to my blog soon!

Thanks for stopping by!
Kim

Supply lists (All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless noted):

Card #1: For this card I stamped the trees in Fresh Snow and then traced over each one with a glue pen and dusted it with crystal glitter. Stamps: Holiday Tree. Cardstock: Kraft, Sweet Blush, Aqua Mist, Linen vellum. Ink: Fresh Snow. Accessories: Art Institute crystal glitter, Filigree White embossing powder, sewing machine (Brother).

Card #2: Stamps: Holiday Tree, Holiday Treats, Polka Dot Basics. Ink: Fresh Snow, Palette Noir. Cardstock: Kraft, Sweet Blush, Aqua Mist, Linen vellum. Accessories: Art Institute crystal glitter, Filigree White embossing powder, circle punch (EK success), half pearls (stash).

Card #3: Stamps: Holiday Tree, Holiday Button Bits, Polka Dot Basics. Ink: Palette Noir, Fresh Snow. Cardstock: Kraft, Sweet Blush, Aqua Mist. Accessories: Scor-Tape, Filigree white embossing powder, half pearls (stash), Art Institute Crystal glitter and narrow oval punch (SU!); Sewing machine (Brother)

6 comments:

Ted said...

Love these soft colors, Kim! You do beautiful work. :)

Jennifer said...

Kim, they're all so pretty. I think the first one is my favorite.

Kristen said...

Beautiful! Love your color combo, Kim.

Diane Jaquay said...

These are so beautiful! I especially love the sparkle! I just got this set too, so thanks for the inspiration!

Barb said...

So pretty! I need to get going on my cards soon..........

*LittleMissT* said...

I love these really soft coloured Christmas cards! Really making me want to get the Holiday Tree set with these!