I have a Technique class coming up next week and I wanted some unique Christmas cards for it because the theme of the class is ...Unique Christmas Cards! With time at a premium this week, I turned to Pinterest for some great ideas. Do you use your pins? I do, all the time, but I do pin more than I'll ever have time to do! It's nice to have a variety to choose from. Usually I design the cards for my classes, but when the mojo is slow, or life is crazy, it's good to know that Pinterest has my back. The two designs that you're seeing today, are Pinterest inspired, pretty much totally. The first design with the pink poinsetta was a pin by Debby Hughes of limedoodledesign.com. What a great design! I just basically Stampin' Up!'ed it!
- On the Whisper White card base I added a panel of the wood grained Colour Me Irresistible Specialty Designer Series Paper. It was perfect for this case.
- The 2" wide tag was formed with the Ornate Tag Topper punch and embossed using the Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder.
- I stamped 10 medium petals and 5 of the small double petals from Reason for the Season stamp set in Versamark on Vellum cardstock and covered them with White Stampin' Emboss Powder and heat set them with the Heat Tool. I then punched them out using the Festive Flower Builder punch. I sponged Melon Mambo ink on the back of all of them and used the Heat Tool on low to help dry the ink more quickly. Using a 1 1/4" Circle punch, I punched out a base using Melon Mambo cardstock, and with Fast Fuse as the adhesive I added the petals to it working from the outside in. The center was punched from Silver Glimmer Paper with the Festive Flower Punch.
- The sentiment is from Versatile Christmas and is embossed in Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder.
- Some Silver Cording Trim adds the final touch.
The second project is a card that becomes a luminary with the addition of the little battery powered votive candles. This project was from a pin by Emma Palonek of Vintage Graffiti. I thought her idea was absolutely brilliant, so I changed it up a little to make it my own, and I had to figure out the way to do it myself, as there were no specific instructions on her blog.
- Basically, I used the Hearth and Home Thinlits to die cut 4 windows which I joined together and added Window Sheets for the panes of glass and I used all three of the Sleigh Ride Edgelits to create the little scenes on each window.
- The sentiment is also from Versatile Christmas.
With the focus on the other sides of the luminary, you can see that I added scenes to each window.
I must say, I had a lot of fun recreating these great designs! Try it yourself, or come to my class next week if you're in the area! Email me if you want an invite.
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