November 9, 2008

Happy Holidays Snowflake Card

Over the river and through the woods, to grandmother's house the girls went this weekend! Which means I've been able to work in my stamp room lots and also get a little organization done around the house. Although I've finished up a stack of Christmas cards to send out this year, I like to have lots on hand for extras and for friends that want to purchase a special card here and there. The design, detail, and dimension that you get with homemade cards cannot be compared to cards purchased from the store. I think this is why I have a lot of friends and family request Christmas cards. They want that homemade feel, even if they didn't make it themselves.

This holiday season, I think snowflakes are going to be big for me. I'm typically a summer girl and like hot temperatures best, but this year I'm going to embrace the cold with mittens and scarves and hope that we get some beautiful snow.

For today's card, I created a pretty snowflake card using the JustRite set called Christmas Ensemble.The images in this set include border and center images which you can mix and match any way you want. I chose to stamp the snowflake center and the snowflake border on two separate colors of cardstock. I layered up all the images with Spellbinder's Circle Dies and Scallop Dies to create the main focal point of the card.
I'm loving the holiday papers from Cosmo Cricket this year also. They have such a rich, vintage look to them. I paired some of their patterned paper from an 8" x 8" pack along with a *let it snow* journaling piece. I finished off my card with some cream colored ribbon and pretty little pearl and sparkly sequins on the snowflake.
I'm adding all my cards to a holiday basket along with envelopes so that I can just pick and choose a card as I need one. Or if my friends and family needs cards, they can sit a spell and pick out a few of their favorites. I also like to have holiday themed cards on hand for thank you notes, etc. Working on the cards little by little helps to build up a good sized stash by the time December rolls around.


Hope you're having a fantastic weekend. It's chilly here in Kansas but beautiful and sunny.

12 comments:

Dottie K. said...

Just love this card. That paper is gorgeous. Love snowman and snowflakes - just adorable. Glad you got to have a weekend to get some things done. It makes the biggest difference especially with the holidays fast approaching. Enjoy the rest of your day! :)

Maria Matter said...

This is a beautiful Christmas card! Love the design!
Blessing, Maria

Shari said...

Gorgeous card!! That is some of my favorite Christmas paper!!

amazingpapergrace.com said...

Beautiful card! The colors are so cozy and vintage!
--Becca

DeeDee said...

Isn't it nice to have the house all to yourself....not that we don't enjoy being around the kiddos...but a break is always nice too...LOL!!! Oh this card is so sweet Mish....love the colors too....warm and yummy!! I really like your new header as well...too Ca-ute!!! HUGS!!!

leaca said...

those are so cute.

krista said...

love that card!!!! the colors are fabulous!!

Karen said...

This is a beautiful card. Love the paper. Your mantel looks great. Don't you just love fall decorations. They are so inviting.

Janelle said...

Gorgeous card! I just ordered a bunch of the CC holiday papers for my Christmas journal...can't wait to start chopping them up!

croppixie said...

This card is awesome, I think I'm gonna have to CASE it.

kmg321@cfl.rr.com said...

You make beautiful cards. I make my cards too. I was wondering if you could tell me how much you charge for your cards? Trying to figure out a price for my crafts is the hardest part for me. Thanks.

caroline said...

Can you please show us what you end up doing with the wooden snowflakes you found at Michaels? I have seen their wooden shapes, and wonder what can be made with them! I would love to see your final creation. Thank you!

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