Christmas Card Help

December 2, 2008 - 8:35pm

A while back I posted a picture of a stamp set I wanted...Made of Snow by PaperTrey Ink. Well, I got it from my friend Katie for my birthday and I am going to her house on Saturday to make my Christmas cards. I think I am going to use these colors: Red Riding Hood, Kiwi Kiss and Baja Breeze. You can look at the colors on this website.

What I am hoping to get from you are ideas for a layout and possibly examples using this color combo. I am going to do a white card base and stamp with black ink. I will most likely use a sentiment from the set on the inside of the card along with "Happy Holidays" or "Merry Christmas" or something. I also like the sentiment in this stamp set. So please let me know if you have any suggestions for me. I have been out of the crafting loop for so long that this project is starting to overwhelm me a bit! :)

If you have any suggestions, post them in the comments or send me an email at info@craftsonawhim.com. Thanks in advance for your help!

Andi

  

A Fall Card

December 15, 2008 - 9:53pm

I am quite behind on posting cards. Both cards that I have made and those that I have been given. So I am going to gradually get them posted for my loyal readers now that I have pictures taken!

This is one of the many cards you are going to see from my friend Colleen. She is so good about sending me cards. I really need to get a big "Thank You" out to her for always thinking of me. Enjoy!

Fall Card

Andi

  

Birthday Wishes

December 17, 2008 - 7:00am

I got this card for my birthday from Michele. I love the color combination and the glitter on the butterflies. I took a close-up picture of them. This card also has a gorgeous stamped image in the background, too that you can see better in the second picture. Thank you so much, Michele!

Birthday Wishes

Birthday Wishes

Andi

  

More Birthday Wishes

December 20, 2008 - 11:48am

This is another sweet birthday card I received from Debbie. I love the colors and this was a stamp set I always thought was cute. Thank you so much for thinking of my on my birthday and I am sorry it has taken so long to post this!

Birthday Card

Have a great weekend everyone! We're getting tons of snow here in Minnesota today. And my hubby is off to play hockey! Yay for winter!

Andi

  

Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2008 - 7:00am

Merry Christmas! May you have a wonderful holiday season spent with family and loved ones. This is my Christmas card that I sent out this year.

The first picture is one of the cards up close. My color combination was inspired by some napkins at Caribou Coffee. I loved the colors and knew that was what I wanted to do this year. Once I decided that, things came together pretty easily. There were things I knew I wanted to use for this card, but I wasn't sure how to put them all together at first.

I spent a day at my friend Katie's house and she let me use a bunch of her craft stuff while all of mine was packed. She also helped out a lot! (Thanks Katie!) So this is what we put together.

Christmas Card

This is what I used on the inside. This was a stamp Katie had from Stampin' Up!. I think it was a good stamp to use. I like putting a stamp on the inside since it saves time writing in them! And I am all about making things go quickly!

Christmas Card

Here are a few of them together. We punched snowflakes and I used different ones on each of them. I really just grabbed a black and white snowflake and put them on the card. I wasn't very particular about which ones went together...and that is not like me at all! And in true Andi style, I used a bunch of glitter. The white snowflakes have star dust stickles on it as well as the body of the snowman. I used silver stickles on the hat, gloves and scarf. It really added a nice touch to the cards.

Christmas Card

I did use the "Made of Snow" stamp set from Paper Trey Ink. The only downfall about using that set, is that not many people realize all the work that went into making it and that I had to stamp each part of the snowman individually and it wasn't just a snowman stamp. Even though I made this card more work than it needed to be, I am so happy with how they turned out! Enjoy!

Andi