Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Final Christmas Cards

You may remember a while back (the beginning of OCT?!  Are you KIDDING me?!) I was trying to figure out my Christmas cards.  In the end, the vellum seemed to be my and a majority of your preferences.  However, after I got into the card and I reconstructed my Christmas card list (remember I dropped my computer and shattered the hard drive back in May?  Well, buh-bye card list!), I realized I was going to need ~50 of the music paper rosettes.  Ummmmm.... no!  1 or 2, sure.  50?  No!  So, I cooked up an alternative.  I used my snowflake die to pop out a bunch of musical paper snowflakes that I then dingied up with walnut ink.  The final cards have different sizes of snowflakes but they're all pretty cute.  I got lucky when I ran out of buttons and couldn't find more to match- the director at my son's preschool offered to let me dig through a MASSIVE button box they have for crafts.  In less that 2min I had about 15 buttons.  Thank you Renee!!!

Sorry for the miserable photos- our kitchen has lousy lighting and the flash really picked up the shimmer from the vellum.

Paper: Garden Green, Kraft Cardstock, Old Olive Vellum (SU)
Stamp: Silhouette Song Bird (Unity)
Ink: Cranberry (SU), Walnut Stain (Ranger)
Misc: Embossing folder (Tim Holtz), Snowflake die (Stampin' Up), Music paper (Chopin Waltzes for the Piano), Button, Linen Thread (Stampin' Up)

Crop Stop: 49: Music
Crafty Hazelnut: 50: Traditional Christmas
Playing in Paradise: 45: Include a tree


  1. What a pretty card! love the soft colors and embossed trees!

  2. Very pretty - love the buttoned snowflakes - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 50 - hope to see you again soon. x

  3. nice card! Very soft and peaceful.

  4. I have always loved this look
    simply beautiful
    Thank you for joining us at CropStop Challenge Blog

  5. Just lovely...such a pretty soft color palette! Thanks for playing at Scrapbooker's Paradise!

  6. Love how you used the emboss trees,
    thank you for playing in paradise!!

  7. Lovely!! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapbookers Paradise!

  8. OOOOO! Those embossed trees and the background are marvelous! And your buttons ARE perfect. Beautiful job :)