Friday, December 24, 2010

Two More Christmas Cards

I know some people get tired of seeing Christmas cards by the time Christmas rolls around, but I never tire of looking at them or making them.  They are one of my favorite types of cards to make.

Earlier this week, I made this card for Mothermark's Teapot Tuesday challenge.  We made cards for a fellow SCS friend, Kris, who has been having medical issues with her hands; she hasn't been able to stamp much lately.  Hopefully, her surgery will soon rectify that situation. 

I love this cute Charlie Brown-like tree from Stampin' Up's Holiday Happiness set.  I stamped the tree in versamark and then colored with my long-neglected chalks.  I made the bow using my Bow Easy.  The tiny black circles down the left side of the card were made with my double circle punch out of black and adhered to the white cardstock.

My next card was made for the Free for All challenge on SCS to make a Christmas card using the following items:

1. designer paper
2. one brad
3. at least one punch
4. ribbon

I wanted my white wide oval to lay flat, instead of on top of the cherry cobbler cardstock, so I first punched the wide oval out of white cardstock and then used that to punch the wide oval out of the cherry cobbler cardstock.

This little stocking is actually one of three on a Rubbernecker stamp. I just cut one of them out for my purposes today.

Here's wishing everyone a very Happy Holiday season and all the best in the New Year!



Tosha Leyendekker said...

Both cards just made me smile Charlene!! I love that sweet little tree on the first, and the lovely texture and stocking with the little brad on the second!! Merry Christmas my friend!

Cook22 said...

Happy Christmas, New Year and retirement to you. Not that I see Bertie as the shy and retiring type :D
Love that sweet little stocking card.

Traci M said...

Merry Christmas, my friend!
I love your cards, the sweetness and the traditional colors!! I am with you, I could keep on making Christmas cards, I just don't get tired of them. Maybe we can start now and get a head start for next year.
Still waiting for kids to get up and have my bread pudding in the oven...it's different with grown kids, isn't it?

Bev Gerard said...

Sweetness and delight!
Love that white-filled & whimsical little tree! And of course, the stocking is just too sweet!

Here's to a fabulous new year for you & yours!