Christmas Tree and Stars

Is your house all decorated for Christmas yet?  Most of mine is done.  Lucky for me, my husband does the outside decorating.  He also puts the tree up and decorates that — I got fired after the first year we were married.  Apparently I don't decorate the tree properly.  He also put out his Christmas village this year — first time is 4 or 5 years.  It is so pretty — can't wait for the grandkids to see it.
Merry & Bright Green & Gold
I thought since it's tree decorating time I would share this beauty with you.  The card base is Mossy Meadow with a layer of Whisper White cardstock.
I punched the bottom of the Whisper White layers using the Confetti Star Punch.  Next I applied a layer of the All is Calm Washi Tape right above the stars.  I adhered a piece of the Gold Shimmer Cardstock behind the white so it showed through the star openings for that special sparkle.  I stamped the tree from Festival of Trees using Mossy Meadow ink and the ornaments are stamped with Pear Pizzazz ink, then I punched it out using the coordinating tree punch.  I stamped the Merry & Bright from Christmas Bliss using Mossy Meadow ink, adhere all of the layers to the card base.  Last adhere the tree with dimensionals and of course add the gold star to the top of the tree, I used a glue dot to hold it on.

Have fun with all of your holiday decorating.

Winter Snow Globe

Did you get snow on Thanksgiving Day?  How about during your Black Friday shopping excursions.  I got a few snow flurries during both of these events.  This cards reminds me of those beautiful snow flurries — all twinkling as it falls.

Snow GlobeThe card base is Basic Grey with a later of Lost Lagoon.  I stamped the Season's Greetings with VersaMark ink and sprinkled with Silver Embossing Powder, then heat embossed it — love this technique.  It is always such a WOW for everyone.  I adhered a 1" x 2 1/2" strip of Silver Foil Cardstock just above the words and then used the Circle Framelits to cut the opening.  I stamped the images from the Holiday Home stamp set on Whisper White cardstock with Stazon and colored with markers.  Then I slipped the stamped and colored Whisper White piece into a 4" x 6" cello bag.  I folded one long side edge over tight and adhered with Fast Fuse adhesive.  Then I added some "snow" that I purchased at a local craft store (I could have added Stampin' Up!'s Dazzling Diamonds but I wanted bigger snowflakes).  Then fold over the top of the cello bag and adhere flat.  Next I added a dimensional to the four corners of the bag and adhered behind the Lost Lagoon cardstock, centering the image in the circle opening.  I added Fast Fuse to the back of the bag and added two dimensionals to the bottom corners and layered on the Basic Grey card base.  Pretty quick and easy and everyone loved this card.  Doesn't it remind you of the snow globes when you were growing up.

Christmas Eve Card

This card reminds of Christmas Eve.  A fresh layer of snow has fallen, see how it sparkles.  It has dusted each of the houses in our little neighborhood.  The sky is dark with lots of twinkling stars.  The moon shines bright and there goes the reindeer pulling Santa's sleigh.  So calm and peaceful.

Christmas NightThe base of the card is Night of Navy.  I tore little snow hills from two strips of Whisper White cardstock, added some 2-Way Glue to the top of each strip and sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds.  I punched a 2" circle from a scrap of cardstock creating a stencil and sponged White Craft ink to create the moon.  I added the twinkling stars with White Craft ink too.  Then stamp Santa and the Reindeer with Night of Navy ink.  The houses from Holiday Home are stamped with Night of Navy, Marina Mist and Soft Sky inks and cut out with the coordinating Homemade Holiday framelits.  Don't forget to slip two of houses between the snow hills.