Merry Crittermas Cute Christmas Card

I don’t know what I like best about this little guy, but he is just too cute! I think it’s his little teeth that get me. This is a simple enough holiday card to make in bulk, with enough interest to keep me from getting bored. Each element can be prepped in advance and I can assemble them quickly if I plan ahead.

The card base is Cherry Cobbler, layered with Jolly Holiday DSP. I cut Old Olive card stock with the Top Note Die in the Big Shot, and wrapped some 1 1/4″ Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (from the clearance rack) around the front.

Next, I stamped the sentiment from Bright Christmas (Holiday Mini) in Cherry Cobbler ink on Very Vanilla card stock, punched out with the Decorative Label Punch. I sponged some Old Olive Craft ink around the edges, sprinkled on some Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, and heated it to give a glittery effect without the glitter.

For the main image, I stamped this adorable little beaver from Merry Crittermas onto Watercolor Paper with Black Stazon ink and colored it in using SU Markers and the Aquapainter.I use this technique for easy watercoloring.

To make his teeth extra white, I used the Signo White Gel Pen. Then, I trimmed the image out and attached it with stampin’ dimensionals to a Very Vanilla 1 3/4″ Circle that I embossed with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder and Big Shot. That is layered onto a Cherry Cobbler 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle, dotted with the Signo White Gel Pen and Paper Piercer.

Bird on a Snowy Branch Holiday Card

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This would make a nice holiday card; the wintry scene is just so peaceful. I love Branch Out for fall/autumn applications but I wanted to try my hand at using it in a different way.

The card base is 4 1/4″ x 11″ baja breeze, layered with a 4″ x 5 1/4″ Night of Navy panel. On the front, I stamped a 3 3/4″ x 5″ piece of baja breeze card stock with the tree from Branch Out in Basic Gray ink. Then, using the “leaves” stamp from the set, and White Craft Ink, I added snow all over the tree and surrounding areas. The bird was stamped in real red ink. To give the snow some more sparkle, I sprinkled Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder on the wet craft ink and heat embossed it.

Along the bottom, I tore a strip of Whisper White card stock to create a snowy ground cover. Although not visible in the photo, I used my Glue Pad to add a thin layer of White Flock to the strip of Whisper White to give a fluffy snow effect.

Finally, I tied some Real Red 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon around the bottom and adhered the Night of Navy and Baja Breeze layers to the card base.

Dasher Christmas Cards

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This Dasher reindeer is my new favorite image. I ordered the Decor Element as part of my hostess benefits and I plan on putting it in a frame as shown in the catalog. As soon as I do that, I’ll be sure to post pictures! For now, these cards will have to do.

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The above card uses chocolate chip card stock for the base, layered with Chocolate Chip DSP in a striped pattern. I stamped Dasher in Real Red in on whisper white and punched it out using a large circle punch. Behind that, I layered real red card stock punched with the giga scallop punch.

I traced the reindeer’s antlers with my fine tip glue pen and sprinkled on Dazzling Diamonds. Then, I stamped “make merry” from Berry Christmas in real red ink on whisper white. I punched it out using the Word Window Punch, layered with chocolate chip Modern Label Punch.

Lastly, I tied some Real Red polka dot grosgrain around the front, with the knot over on the left side.

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The second card uses the same base card stock and DSP. This time, I stamped Dasher in Versamark and heat embossed it using Gold Embossing Powder. Then, using Nestabilities, I cut/embossed the white circle around the stamped image. That was layered on kiwi kiss card stock cut with a larger Nestabilities circle die and the edges sponged with Kiwi Kiss ink.

At the top of the card, I tied some Old Olive 1 1/4″ Striped Ribbon in a knot and attached it to the base with a glue dot. I also put small glue dots behind each “tail” of the bow to keep it lying flat.

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