Happy Holidays! By November, we turn our attention to
preparing for the holiday season. There is plenty of
shopping, decorating, and sending warm wishes to our loved ones.
Each trip to the mailbox brings a happy anticipation that you
might find a card from a friend or family member.
I love them all. Photo cards, store bought cards,
hand made cards--I hang them as decor in my house and save them
in an album afterwards. It is such fun to revisit them
Each of the cards on this page, show off the tradition of
the season. They are in red, white, and green with a nod
to the central holiday images like wreaths, candy canes, and
santa. Just looking at them brings on that merry feeling.
by Connie Mercer
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Motage Sheet: Darkroom Door,
Ink: Memento, Word Strip: Darkroom Door, Adhesive: Helmar,
Other: bakers twine, large safety pin, small felt piece,
buttons. Tools: Shaper: Tim Holtz, Stamps: Darkroom Door.
Design Notes: After the small gift tags are stamped and threaded on the
large safety pin~pin it to the felt and then that is when you glue it to the
inside of your card.
Santa by Sandy Ang
Supplies: Paper, Stickers, Chipboard: Best Creation,
Editor's Note: Have a big
embellishment? Use it as the centerpiece of a cute card
like this one!
Christmas Ribbon by Kathleen Margaret Charity
Cardstock: Star Paper Corp., Paper: Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker, Digital Stamp:
Sassy Studios Designs, Sentiment: Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker, Glitter Glue: Leeho,
Bow Ribbon: All About Scrapbooking (Hallmark Inc.),
Sketch: Little C's, Other: satin ribbon, Transparency. Tools:
Stamp: Studio 18, Decorative
Scissors: Provo Craft, Glue
Design Notes: To put focus on the
image, I created a Ribbon Wreath around the image by circle
pleating my satin ribbon around the image. I then finished off
the ribbon wreath with a good-sized bow of the same color as the
satin ribbon. For the glitter swirls, I made use of swirl
acrylic stamp. I stamped on plain paper my swirl acrylic stamp.
Then, I positioned a transparency on top of the stamped swirl.
With the transparency on top, I traced the swirls with glitter
glue on the transparency and allowed to dry. Upon drying, I
removed the already hardened swirl glitter glue gently from the
transparency and adhered it to the cardstock on top and on the
bottom of the image. With this done, we now have a sparkling
swirl effect of the Christmas ribbon card. Viola!