Monday, November 24, 2008

Chrismas Cards & blog candy

I think I have around 10 Christmas cards done so far, I know I am way behind but I have time.  This year, I don't think I'm going to mass produce cards this year, for a couple of reasons.  One, I have far too many cute holiday stamp sets to choose just one to use.  Two, I have found when I make more than 5 or 6 of the same card, by the time I get to #7, my mojo gets zapped and I start to not be excited about my Christmas cards.  So I am just going to make a couple here and there and use all of my favorite stamps.  For years I have made a prototype (which took forever!!) and then I would cut, stamp and assemble, this works fantastic for most crafters, but this year, I just can't commit to one card LOL.
Here are two I made over the weekend, both are really simple cards, but the one on the right I added ribbon and rhinestones.  After adding the embellishments I decided that it really looked fine without them, so I didn't add them on the second card.  I know thats a one postage stamp card, which is fabulous in my book.  Simple is perfect especially when you know the person you are sending it to, is most likely going to trash it after the holidays.  So I made 4 of them.
"Happy Holidays"
Here are a few more pictures of them
Everything used to make the Cards is from Flourishes llc, except the kraft and vintage cream cardstock
Recipe:
O Christmas Tree from Flourishes llc, Kaiser Rhinestones, Sheer Ribbon, Memorybox Ginger Cake designer Paper
All this week, the Flourishes designers will be giving away some awesome Just Rite products as blog candy.  Today Susan (rainy) is giving away 4 different ensembles, let me tell you, go to her blog and leave a comment for a chance to win one!  Everyday this week I will keep you posted on where the blog candy is at.  We are getting ready for a HUGE sale at Flourishes starting Dec 1st, where all Just Rite products will be 25% off and some of your favorite stamps sets will be 25% off as well (this is as supplies last) including the stamp set I used today (O Christmas Tree).  All blog candy winners will be announced on the
Flourishes blog on November 30th, so make sure you check out the blog to see if you are a winner, plus you can see exactly what will be on sale too.

10 comments:

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Gorgeous! Of course, I love the one WITH the ribbon!! Trash your card after the holidays? Now, who would do that? I could never!!

Marlou said...

oh wow!!! this is just beautiful Latisha, what a stunning stamp :) x

Chris said...

this is very pretty!! you did a great job. >"<

Gretchen said...

Very cute cards! I love the look of embellishments too but totally understand the 1 stamp idea for xmas cards! Thanks for keeping us up to date on the Flourishes sales and stuff too!

Jen said...

You have created yet another beautiful card! Thanks for keeping us posted on the candy and sale! flourish is on my wish list...=)

Alexandra said...

Gorgeous, girl!! I love the colors!!! I soooo know what you mean, I am not mass producing this year either!! Love these! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

amazingpapergrace.com said...

Fabulous!! How very cute!
--Becca

Susan (rainy) said...

This is so cute! I have this set and haven't used it yet. This is wonderful inspiration!!

Sara Paschal said...

Ditto on the mass cards, I did the same thing this year that you have talked about a few the same that way you can use up your faves and some different supplies. Your cards are wonderful I am having a great time getting caught up so much inspiration. Hope you enjoy Thanksgiving with your Family :)

Sue C said...

These are the sweetest! I love that you make such beautiful cards that are actially accessible to reproduce - brilliant!

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