Daily Archives: September 25, 2007

I must be in a Christmas Mood… & a sketch design for you…

This is my second holiday themed post of the day! I’ll tell you what got me started on this one. Some more new Lizzie Anne Designs stamps arrived in the mail this morning! Yay! When I saw the Bashful Blue, Old Olive and More Mustard color combo, I just had to try and work it into a card design with these darling little snowmen.

Snowmen … A Color Challenge


It has been busy and I’m trying to catch up here so I just had time for a simple card…well, really, I didn’t but I took the time anyway! 😉 So….. for a quick design it is always great to start with a challenge…takes some of the thinking out. I knew to make this design work I needed to focus on the bashful blue, completment with the Olive and add just a tad of the Mustard for accent. Designs always work best this way…that old gallon, quart, pint rule.

My snowmen were stamped onto a scrap of whisper white cardstock and then colored in with my Copic Markers. So quick and easy. After matting the image with all three colors, I punched a 1 3/8″ circle from Old Olive and inserted a Karen Foster snowflake brad. A little scrap of blue striped ribbon was tied to the stem of the brad and knotted for a little flair.

For my background I quickly stamped it with the snow flurry stamp in Bashful Blue. The design still needed a little somethign to make it stand out. I trimmed a scrap of whisper white cardstock and ran it through my Cuttlebug with the snowflake embossing folder. I think this is my favorite embossing folder…just love it on white! Then I did something I rarely do…I turned my layer on an angle. I usually line things up very vertical and horizontal but I thought with this design, it would be fun to give it a little twist! Now you all know how much I love to add stitching to almost every design so I tried stitching the embossed panel…worked great! And yay! I’m ahead of the game this year with another Christmas card done! 🙂


Sketch Challenge: Want to try out this sketch? You can enlarge it by clicking on it and are welcome to print it off. If you decide to try it out…add a comment below so I can check it out! 🙂

Holiday Cards and More –

Don’t you just love getting ready for the Christmas Holidays? It is always such a special time of year. I love making things for Christmas…personal gifts, cards, home decor. It is always such a busy time of year though and it is a great idea to get started early. Paper Crafts Magazine has a fabulous new special publication to be released in two weeks. It is called Holiday Cards and More and is now available for pre-order here. I’m allowed to share one of my designs with you here. 🙂 For the other ones…you’ll just have to take a look in the magazine.

Beaded Christmas Candle Centerpiece


This design uses a 5″ diameter glass vase from Michael’s as a candle holder. I thought the light from the flame would look lovely dancing through the Christmas words along the top. I love candles, especially at Christmas. They are such a timeless decoration and I love giving them a new twist. 🙂