Saturday, September 28, 2013

September Christmas Cards

Hello!  Today I have my September Christmas Cards to show you.  As most of you already know, I play the Splitcoaststampers Christmas Card Challenge where we make Christmas Cards all year long so that were not stressed out during the busy Holiday Season.  I make about four Christmas Cards a month so that I'll have about fifty cards at the end of the year.

This month I was really inspired by a lot of Christmas Cards I saw on the web.  Some of my cards are direct cases, and others have variations from the original.  

For my first card, I was inspired by this one by this one HERE.  I copied the village scene, but used different stamps and sentiments, and eliminated the bow.  Flower Soft and glitter were added for the snow effect.  The stamps are a mix of Papertrey Ink, and random dollar stamps.

When I first saw THIS card I was awestruck.  I cased it almost directly--why mess with perfection?  The only things I changed were the ink colors and sentiment stamps because I didn't have the ones the original artist used.  I love how she used a die cut to cut out out one of the houses....brilliant!  I wish I could think of such wonderful, creative ideas like this!   All the images and dies are from Papertrey.
 For my next card, I only cased the layout of this card HERE.  I used a pre made felt image purchased at a craft store, instead of a stamp, and then I changed the papers and stamps.  The holiday papers are from DCWV and the stamp is a dollar stamp from Studio G.
 And my final card is also almost a direct case.  I absolutely loved the idea of using embossed basic Kraft paper to simulate a fire place mantel.  You can see the original card HERE.  I kept the exact same concept as the original card, but I changed the embossing folder to a brick wall embossing folder by Darice, used a Studio G Dollar Stamp instead of a die by stamping my image onto two different shades of card stock and cutting them out.  I then put Liquid Applique on the top of the Stockings and added a metal adhesive gem to portray a nail.  I changed the sentiment with another Studio G stamp, and colored in a portion of the sentiment with a purple gel pen.  The natural hemp of the original card, was changed to a purple one to bring in a bit more color.

Have a great day! Amy


  1. WOW! Amy, these are all just gorgeous designs!! Love the Christmas town the most and it's a wonderful idea to create all year long for these type of cards! HUGS :)

  2. Your cards are gorgeous Amy!! I love them all but I think the ones with the building are my fave!!


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