Monday, August 10, 2009

this might be my favorite...

of the christmas cards i've finished so far this year!* it was really fast, as well, seeing as how almost everything was ready-made; but again, only the chipboard pieces are specificially's amazing how well you can adapt ordinary non-holiday bits of your stash to the cause!

my favorite bit is the journaling tag with the sentiment stamped on the "rays". the tag is a newish one from sassafras, the stamp is of course from the hero arts holiday sayings set. (it's one stamp which reads, "peace~love~joy") it already fit almost perfectly in the space provided, and i considered just stamping it and letting it overlap, but then i got a bit fancy and decided to mask (with post-it notes) before stamping so that there would still be a nice crisp edge on the rays.

(rubber stamps: hero arts; patterned paper: rhonna farrer, making memories; black glossy cardstock: ranger; journaling card: sassafras; xmas chipboard: fancy pants; tiny gems: michaels; ink: staz-on)

the best part of all: when finished, this card earned a coveted and completely unsolicited, "oh wow!" from lovely husband jeff. musta been the masking. ;)

*can i just say how *THRILLING* it is to have a few xmas cards done in august??!?! ok, so it's only half a dozen...but still!!! every year i say i am going to adopt the magnificent stef's brilliant idea of making one per week all year...and of course every year i wait till november, then panic. but doing some early feel sooooooooo good...i think i could be motivatin' myself here! :)


  1. Gorgeous my dear!!! Love this one too! Hey, you have 6 more Christmas cards than me...I keep thinking I should do 1 a week and I too will probably start in November :)

  2. I love this card! You are inspiring me to get cracking and make some more Christmas cards too!

  3. I love the ray stamping! And I am TOTALLY impresed that you are working on holiday cards already! One of my customers was shocked that I was not doing so myself, and I told her it was not October yet - waaaay too early for me to think about such things. ;-)

  4. Love your work! And I love making cards. Bravo to being ahead of the season. :)

  5. Here's an OH WOW from your Swedish friend too ;)
    Beautiful card - who wouldn't be happy to recieve that for Christmas?

  6. Another gorgeous Christmas creation that has me thinking perhaps I should get started too!!!

    Love the masking in the rays...looks super professional ;) This is a card that anyone would be thrilled to receive ♥

  7. Love this card. I haven't even started Christmas Cards yet.



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