Monday, December 8, 2008

Christmas Trio of cards

When you are short on time and need to produce a lot of cards, patterned paper can be your best friend, and boy did I score this year with the My Minds Eye Christmas paper pack!!  I started out my cutting and embossing some vintage cream cardstock, using my Labels 2 die from Spellbinders (love those dies!).  I stamped the same sentiment and image on all three embossed panels and then put them aside.  Since the paper is in a big pack and you get 3 of each pattern, there is no need to hoard.  So I just picked out a few sheets, and cut them down to size.  Just a little tip, I never glue down my paper until I know where and how I'm going to do my ribbon.  Once my paper and ribbon were picked out and ready to assemble, I colored in the ornament to coordinate with the paper.  These are simple cards, but by just adding a bow, distressing the edges, adding a punched decorative border, or sewing on your card, it just gives it that little extra touch that makes it great.
This holiday season seems like its going by really fast!  I still have about 15-20 more Christmas cards to make LOL.  I just keep thinking of the little engine that could...I think I can, I think I can...I know I can, I know I can.
I hope you all had productive weekends and got stuff done.  We had company so I got about zero stuff done.


recipe:
My Minds Eye Christmas paper pack
Flourishes stamps:  All that Glitters and City of David
Labels 2 die from Spellbinders
Copic markers
Spica glitter pen
Martha Stewart border punch
satin ribbon
Tim Holtz distressing tool
sewing machine

11 comments:

amazingpapergrace.com said...

Latisha, these are beautiful!! Glad you are making headway on your cardmaking!
--Becca

Jen said...

These are all beautiful! Thanks for the ribbon tip...now if I can just remember to do that..lol.

~amy~ said...

Gorgeous cards Latisha...you have such a way with pattern paper and ribbon...simply fabulous!

Chris said...

they are all very pretty!!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

WOW!!!!!! These are all wonderful, Latisha!!!!! Beautiful!!!! Love how you shadowed the little ornament...great effect!!!

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Marlou said...

hi Latisha , your cards are gorgeous!!! can you recommend a good sewing machine for stitching on cards? thanks :) x

Sara Paschal said...

Wow, these cards are beauties. Great job Latishia.

Alexandra said...

They turned out beautiful latisha, I love the ribbons, totally yummy! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

These are wonderful! I love the dp you used too, wonderful cards.

Anita said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for the tip about the ribbon.

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Gorgeous cards!

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