Today's cards are some more Christmas ones that I shared last week during GinaK's Release party. I love sentiments and this stamp set Seasonal Sayings works so well with a lot of other Christmas stamp sets that I already have. But, sometimes I like to let the sentiment act as the main 'character' on my cards - especially when it's written with a pretty font.
And, right now, I'm loving the mixed font look! I really like it when script words are mixed with printed words... don't you? That's probably why I love this set so much along with Gina's new Tree Silhouette set.
For these cards, I pulled out my long nestabilities and cut out the plain shapes for the sentiments. I stamped in Brilliance Graphite Black and embossed with detail clear embossing powder. By adding embossing, it makes the sentiment pop more than just plain stamping in black ink.
The snowflakes are cut from another piece of this Cosmo Cricket designer paper pack. It coordinated pretty well with Stampin Up's ruby red, cameo coral, and chocolate chip papers. To add more distressing, I sanded the edges of the designer paper with my Tim Holtz sanding block.
At today's Christmas Stamp a Stack, we'll make a variation of one of these cards. Aren't those shabby snowflakes fun? They are punched from Marvy's Giga & Mega Snowflake Punches. Punches like these make mass producing Christmas cards a breeze too!
So, how's your Christmas card making going? I haven't really begun mass producing them yet. I did make 48 birthday cards this weekend for my Sunday School class kids. Yes, we really do have nearly 48 kids in our 4 going on 5 year old classroom! They don't all come to the same service, thank goodness!! heehee.. can you imagine?
Our room is the LeapFrog room, so I got to use my Stampin Up Unfrogettable stamp set for them! Of course I forgot to take photos, so I can't share them with you - sorry! I'll try to remember to grab one and take a photo to show one day on my blog. But making them got me thinking about how many Christmas cards I've got to get going on making! I usually make well over 100 cards to send out - but I'm not sure how many I'll do this year.
Have you started your Christmas card stash yet? I'd love to hear how many cards you have to make and which stamp set you'll be using. Misery loves company, right? But, let's make this fun by offering some blog candy...
Leave me a comment on this post by Sunday, November 23rd at 10:00 pm on how many cards you'll be making for Christmas and you'll be entered to win a free GinaK Winter Themed Stamp set of your choice - valued at $18.95.