I managed to make all of my cards. I’ve got nothing else done, but at least I have a few satisfied customers. This year I am promising myself to get started in January. I will not put away my holiday stamps – I willl make 10 a month. It’s never too early to make New Years Resolutions.

Here’s a smattering of the cards I’ve made…

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A Muse Stamps: Tree Lot, Fetch the Tree, Big Bl. I saw a similar idea on someone’s Blog somewhere at some point… they used the car with the tree on top driving away from the Tree Lot. So my little truck had to make the trip to “fetch the tree” as well – note that there are no layers on this card, which is unusual for me.

Here’s another…

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Don’tcha just love the glossy accents on the bulbs? I’ve been going a little crazy with the faux stitching this year… on almost every card I made! Here’s a close-up of the bulbous beauty…

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 Okay, one more before I go wrap presents…

Yep, still having fun with my Little Yellow Bicycle Felt shapes. The Noel Sentiment is from the Peace & Cheer set by A Muse, and the snowflake in the center of the ornament is Hero Arts. This is one of my all-time favourite A Muse papers – along with the Vintage.
Hope you all have a wonderful holiday, Merry Merry!

Gift Card holder

It’s been a long time since I last entered a Hero Arts Challenge, so I thought I’d give it a go with this card I made on Monday night…

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I still haven’t mastered the art of photographing my cards but someday I’ll figure it out. I am LOVING the felt shapes by Little Yellow Bicycle. I stuck this felt ornament to a white circle and stamped an Autumn Leaves image in the center with two shades of VersaColor ink, then glittered it up with my Sakura Stardust pen. The front of the card is scored at 1″ from the right side and folded back to hold a gift card in place. I secured the top and bottom with a bit of Scor-tape. The sentiment is from Hero Arts and the green shape is one of the AccuCut Antique Accent Frames.

I have 52 cards left to make and two days off to do it… send some creative vibes my way tomorrow, please!

Inspired by Julie…

While in Seattle in October I had the privilege of taking a class from A Muse Yoda herself, Julie Ebersole. Julie taught us how to make a cute little tri-fold card with the Scor-Pal and when I got home I knew I had to adapt her idea to teach in a class of my own.

Here is the card that I made, inspired by a fall themed card that Julie taught…

A Muse Stamps: Cool Yule, Snowy Peaks, Squirrel on Skis

Unfortunately I didn’t have a Martha Stewart Winter Trees punch – that would’ve come in handy. Instead I used an AccuCut die to cut out 5 of those little trees. Then I cut out 65 more for the class. Yikes.

Hope you’re all enjoying your holidays so far – hard to believe Christmas is just 12 days away. Merry Merry!

Gingham Mittens

Here’s a sweet little card I made featuring the Petite Red Gingham paper from A Muse with an AccuCut mitten die-cut. This card was super quick and easy to make, which is important in these last few weeks leading up to Christmas.

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I used White Liquid Applique on the tops of the mittens and heat it up before letting it dry to get a nice fluffy effect. The A Muse sentiment is one of my favourites – the mix of fonts is so cute.

If you’re in Newfoundland, check out The Paperie Blog for a Giveaway this week! I’ll reveal the stamp featured on the Card Portfolio over there on Saturday, so feel free to check back 🙂