Monday, September 15, 2008

Simple Christmas Cards

These cards were made for a friend who asked me if I would make her Christmas cards this year. I told her they had to be simple or they would be too expensive! So, these are the ones I came up with.

They are all pretty much self-explanatory. From left to right: The first one is done by cutting a piece of cardstock a sixteenth inch shorter than the card front on each side, then scoring it at 2 ¾ inch, then folding it. Keeping it folded, put it in a Cuttlebug Snowflake folder with the folded edge sticking out about a quarter inch. After it’s embossed, re-score the folded line and score at the edges of the embossing. I sponged the edges in Baroque Burgundy, stamped the sentiment, added some ribbon, put some Crystal Stickles on some of the snowflake centers, and adhered it to the card front.

The second one is run through twice using a Cuttlebug Dotted Swiss folder – once on each side. Then I used a small circle Cuttlebug folder in the middle. After embossing the circle, I used an embossing stylus to push the dots out that got crushed with the small folder. Using a Stamp-a-ma-jig, I stamped the sentiment and the tree. I used my Scor-Pal to score lines beside the Dotted Swiss, but you really can't see that in the picture. I sponged the edges and adhered it to the card front.

The embossing on the third card is done right on the card front. I punched the plain circle and the scalloped circle (Bordering Blue) with Marvy Uchida punches. I used a white gel pen for the dots on the scallops. I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the house – from Stampin’ Up’s Winter Wonderland retired set, and added eyelets. The sentiment is stamped with Versafine Black Onyx ink and has sponged edges. The circle and sentiment are both popped up with dimensional squares.

Whew! Takes longer to write about them than to make them! LOL!

Thanks so much for looking, and I hope you’ll come back and visit again soon!


Harriet Skelly (SCS hskelly) said...

wow Lynette - they might be simple but they are beautiful! Great job!

Julie said...

Hi Lynette! These cards are just beautiful - I love all the white! I just got that Cuttlebug folder too and have yet to break it out. As always, thank you for your kind comments on SCS! It's just a treat to read them!

Jeanette - said...

Lynette - these are beautiful!! Your scoring work amazes me yet again! One of these days I'm going to try to case one of your scored cards (it will have to be an easier one though :)