Friday, December 5, 2008

Merry Christmas Set

Okay, I took these pictures outside to get good lighting. It was a bit challenging since we have a slight breeze, I would set up the card and just about take the picture and it would blow over. It took a few tries but I did it! The natural light is much better outside than in the house.
I got some new decorative paper this week and had to use it so I made a card and a small note pad. I'm thinking these are good to give to a man since they are looking a little manly.
To make the card a cream card was stamped with a snowflake by Print Works (I had to dust that one off!) with latte Adirondack ink, stamping twice before re-inking. The snowflake was punched out of brown and blue papers and two way glue was put on the brown snowflake and then covered with glitter. When I put the snowflake on the card it blended in so I layered it onto a cream circle so it would stand out. Merry Christmas is from a clear set by Stampendous and it was stamped in brown VersaFine ink. This panel and the card were sponged with latte ink.
~~ Now here is the tip of the day. To get your holes even when you punch them in the corners or in a row, place a rubber band around your hole punch, adjust it to where you want it, then punch your holes. They will be in a straight line :)

This is a mini note pad (it looks like a small composition book) that comes in a four pack and is sold for $1.00 at the Dollar Tree, what a deal!
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Have a wonderful weekend!

9 comments:

Joanne said...

SO cute! I have had cards blow away when I was taking my photo! lol! The notebook turned out great too!

katy said...

Hi Jamie, thank you for your lovely comment. I love the look of these, very classy !! Have a great weekend, Hugs Katy x

katy said...

Hi Jamie, thank you for your lovely comment. I love the look of these, very classy !! Have a great weekend, Hugs Katy x

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card, Jamie. Love the notebook too. Very elegant.
I left something on my blog for you....a few posts back.

Karen x

manicstamper said...

Oooooh I love that paper. You are so right...it looks fab for mens Christmas cards.

Curt in Carmel said...

I really do like these papers and colors! Great little duo you created! Best, Curt

Julie said...

These are beautiful cards! thanks for stopping by my blog. Julie

Shirley said...

Jamie, I love this card! How creative. It is a real piece of art and should be framed!

Suzanne C said...

Love both projects and the tip about the rubberband is wonderful!