Thursday, October 15, 2009

Christmas Cards...

Yep. I have all of my Christmas cards done. You may think I am crazy but I wanted to pack light when I went on a recent trip to Cornerstone (a scrapbook retreat) and wanted a project where I didn't have to think so much and just sit, cut, assemble and watch movies. I'm sure my friends thought I was crazy for making Christmas cards in August but I had so much fun creating without the pressure of the holiday right around the corner! Here is my Christmas card for this year (Shane and Jennie, don't look! lol) ... I really wanted to do non traditional holiday colors (these yummy papers are from Crate Paper). My starting point was THIS stamp set. I fell in love with the mug image and it is kinda hard to see in the pic but I added diamond sticklez to the steam above the mug...it gives is a nice effect.

So what is that you see inside the card? Yep. Each card will have a packet of hot cocoa inside!
To make the holder for the packet, I just used a piece of ribbon and two brads on the ends. Works great!

And since I knew I wanted the recipient to see the hot cocoa packet inside, I made a acetate window by stamping THIS stamp with white Staz-On ink . Here is a better picture of it without the packet inside...
And if you are not quite ready to think about Christmas and are looking for a fun Halloween idea you can look HERE. I did this project/video last year using THIS adorable stamp set. Thought I would post about it again for all of my new readers to the blog.

Speaking of great stamps, I just put in a whole bunch of new ones in the store. Here are some of my favorites....HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE. Can't wait to play with them when I get back. Need to log off and go pack for our Chicago trip. My hubby and I leave in the morning. Can't wait! I'll be back Sunday to tell ya all about it. Have a great weekend! :)

5 comments:

Nancy said...

I really love your Christmas cards...they are a fun gift too! Great blog, I enjoyed my visit.

Sara said...

You are AMAZING having your cards all ready to go!!! So cute too--everyone on your list will love them!!

Jane said...

This is BRILLIANT!!

Sandi said...

Heather

Congrats your win today. I will be lifting this card idea to make for DD's teachers and bus driver.

This will be a lovely gift for a pick me up too.

Again, great job!

Sandi N.

Lisa Phillippi said...

This is Super Cute!