Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Christmas wishes

Linda organizes regular workshops in which she prepares the materials for her guests to make several card designs to donate to Cards for Soldiers, which sends the blank cards overseas for our military volunteers to use to keep in touch with their loved ones. This week, her workshop focused on Christmas cards. Since I couldn't make it, I prepared a couple of designs myself and will send them to her for inclusion with her package.

These cards use the Holiday Stocking Bigz XL die. I cut some from Riding Hood Red and Old Olive, first folding the card stock and placing the fold just under the top cut, resulting in a folding card design. I embossed the red one using the Snow Burst Textured Impressions embossing folder. I cut the top, heel and toe from Crumb Cake, added a (retired) Riding Hood Red ribbon loop, which I covered on the back with another piece of Crumb Cake cut to fit over the stocking top. The snowflake was cut using Northern Frost Sizzlet Decorative Strip die, and the holly and berries were cut with the Stocking Accents Original die.

The sentiments on this card come from a lovely old (retired) set called Spirit of the Season which were embossed using white embossing powder.

The Old Olive card was stamped in Versamark with the Medallion stamp and embossed with clear embossing powder. I also embossed the stocking top, toe and heel using the Perfect Details Texturz embossing plate. The Early Espresso Quilted Satin ribbon was attached using a little button brad from Vintage Trinkets and a couple of punched accents. "Merry Christmas" was punched with the Modern Label punch. The stocking "lace" comes from PTI's Edgers #2 die.

These sentiments are from the (retired) A Cardinal Christmas stamped in Early Espresso. (The photo color didn't come true on the inside of the card; it really is Old Olive!)

I've included some large envelopes (6" x 9") for these large cards but since they're light and don't have extra bulk, they still only require regular first class postage (44 cents until the next rate hike!)

I hope our brothers and sisters in the armed services enjoy sending their Christmas wishes!

1 comment:

  1. These are so pretty (and much nicer in person.) Love the lace on the stocking.