Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Cards 2010

Now that my cards have been sent out awhile ago, I can finally post what I did for this year's design, hopefully without ruining the surprise for the recipients.

First, I knew I wanted to use my own drawing of CranBeary bear (one of my digistamps over at my DigiDrawn site) as the focal image. Next I found my Sizzix Round Tag die and ran it through my Cuttlebug. When I looked at it closer, I realized it bore a good resemblance to a Christmas ornament, so I coloured it in that way, attached a real ornament hanger and hooked it over CranBeary's candy cane.

The paper used for the snowflake background is "Christmas Magic - Silver Snow" by Fancy Pants Design. A Martha Stewart snowflake punch was run along the bottom of the cardfront, and another Sizzix Scribbles Swirls die was used to punch out the green swirls, matching the cardstock for the background mat.

The longest part of the process was colouring in over 30 CranBearys in Copic markers and cutting them all out!

At least this year, I smartly chose an image that is mostly white!

Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 6, 2010


Oh my! I have been negligent around here, haven't I? It's not that I haven't been busy; between travelling to Dallas and then Minneapolis, creating images for my DigiDrawn stamps site and getting ready for Christmas (I am so NOT prepared!) I haven't posted any of my creations since October!

So, be warned; there are quite a few here to make up for my oversight:

1) Here is a simple card I made for a woman at work who lost her husband. I tried a new technique with this one; placing an oval wooden picture frame inside my Cuttlebug to get the embossing only around the outside of the oval:

2) Another co-worker asked me for a favour - she wanted to give her physician and his wife a gift for their new baby daughter, and wanted one of my cards to accompany it! So I made this for her, using my Fuzzy Bunny digistamp:

3) This weekend I SHOULD have been finishing my Christmas cards. Instead, I had to do five cards for all the December birthdays at the office! Whew! Here they are...

Now I really MUST finish my Christmas cards!!! Yikes indeed!

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