Monday, December 20, 2010

Last minute Christmas card ideas!

By now you've hopefully finished making your Christmas cards, and they're on their way to the lucky recipients! But if you've left it to the last minute, and need some inspiration, then look no further! :)

I made these cards last year, but have not yet shared them on my blog. Better share them now before Christmas is over and done with for another year! LOL!

The close up:

The background is the Darkroom Door Floral Background stamp, stamped in brown ink on cream cardstock. The santa image comes from the "Yuletide Vol 2" stamp set. A bit of green grosgrain ribbon, and a Making Memories Holly brighten up the card.

Here's another:

Again I've used the Floral Background stamp, this time with pearlescent pink ink. The tree branches were stamped straight over the background in green ink. The hanging decoration was stamped on a separate piece of paper, cut out, and adhered to the card.

The detail in that hanging decoration stamp is so beautiful! And you've just gotta love that Santa image!

One more:

For this card I mixed things up a little and used stamps from a few different brands. The background is of course the DD Floral Background stamp, the tree image is from Crafty Individuals, and the word "Joy" is from Stampendous. I stamped the tree stamp onto cream coloured basic grey patterned paper, and then cut it out using a scalloped circle Nestabilities die. The letters in joy were stamped on the same paper, then individually cut out and adhered to the card front. Again, a bit of green grosgrain ribbon brightens up the card.

Not long now until Santa comes! I'm really looking forward to Christmas - and the kids are just about beside themselves with excitement!

Thanks for stopping by! :)



Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

Beautiful cards!!!Have a Merry Christmas!!

Gaby Bee said...

Sending warm wishes to you and your family for a wonderful Christmas and much health and happiness for 2011.

Gaby xo

Nancy Maxwell James said...

these are both stunning! I adore that Santa's face - beautiful image.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas! I hope you have a wonderful holiday! Looking forward to seeing more of your gorgeous creations in 2011!

Rein said...

Beautiful cards!

Deborah March said...

Lovely cards! I saw the card you sent Godelieve on her blog...have a question...looks like you used three ornament stamps, and the Darkroom Door Yuletide set has only two ornaments. Can you tell me what you used or the third ornament stamp? FABULOUS card!!