Monday, November 24, 2008

Cute & Curly Chistmas

I hope everyone had a relaxing weekend. I did not. I was busy around the house and I stamped 60 baby shower favors. Phew! No, really, I had a fun weekend stamping and feel that I accomplished a lot of work around the house.

Anyway, the favors turned out really nice. I took pictures and will post at a later date. For now, I would like to continue on with Christmas cards since it is right before the big holiday season. I hope that my cards will provide some inspiration for you and you will stamp your own this year for sending to friends, loved ones and, most importantly, your mechanic. Please feel free to email me with questions on this or any other project you are working on.

This next Christmas card that I would like to share with you is a Kiwi Kiss card base stamped with the Twill Background stamp in Kiwi Kiss Classic Ink. There are layers of Whisper White and Riding Hood Red DSP embellished with Whisper White and Kiwi Kiss photo corners using the Photo Corner Punch. If you double-click the image, you can get a closer look at the card and see the holes pierced through the Kiwi Kiss photo corners. To get this look, use the paper piercer from the Stampers' Tool Kit and the Mat Pack template as a guide. The piercing gives the card a bit more texture and interest.

The focal image is from the Cute & Curly Stamp set and was punched out using the Curly Label Punch. The Kiwi layer is punched using the Oval Punch and is embellished with gold brads. The center is stamped in Riding Hood Red on Whisper White and is hand trimmed. The layers of the focal image are popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals, again to provide dimension and texture to the card.

Finally the card is embellished with Riding Hood Red taffeta ribbon tied around the top fold. To hold the ribbon in place, punch notches at either side of the card front using the Slot Punch. Just push the Slot Punch halfway into the cardstock and punch half a "slot" to form a "notch" :)))

Thank you for visiting and please email me at with all of your stamping questions. Have a great Monday! EdieB

1 comment:

carolm said...

these kiwi/riding hood christmas series are great! can't wait to see the rest of them.

xoxo ~ carol.