Sunday, December 5, 2010

Beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Hello! We went to cut down our tree today at a nearby farm, pics of that soon! I am taking a short break from decorating the house (all my elves abandoned me after the first tub of ornaments!*) to share a quick and elegant Christmas card design with you...
There are only two layers on this card, which uses "Seasonal Sayings"** and two little poinsettias bunches I clipped out of "A Year of Borders". Stamping out several of the borders I was able to cut the separate flowers on a bunch of different cards, I love it! TIP: Placing the Petite Oval inside the Labels Eight die I was able to emboss the two shapes in one pass through my Cuttlebug, both dies at once, this saves a LOT of time in mass production skipping the cutting part (which I would have to then emboss, adhere , blah, blah, blah). Isn't that oval inside the label pretty? Click for a close up to see those embossed edges better) I popped up the flowers bunches I'd colored with Copics and added some glitter and Stickles. Cardstock is Pure Luxury White and Red Hot.

* I do think Paul is hanging the lights outside (either that, or watching golf out in the shop...)
** I LOVE this jumbo greeting! I cut the sentiment in half to stack the greeting like this, try it!


  1. I like this card. It will be a
    good one to mass produce.
    BTW..I ordered and received the
    cuddlebug folder you used (and told
    me which one it was). I really
    like it. Thanks again for the info.
    Gladys R.

  2. Lovely design Melanie!! Great idea of embossing. Must say I snipped my Merry Christmas sentiment as well and love to stack the wording :o) Enjoy decorating....funny how they scatter with the ornamaents, lol!

  3. Beautiful card! Love the simplicity and vibrant reds!

  4. Lovely card, Melanie. I love the teeny poinsettias!

  5. m-m-m Austin Texas-no snow-how in the world do you get into the Christmas spirit???? Christmas is SNOW...Anyhoo your card is BEAUTIFUL and I enjoy your posts. A fan from Upper Michigan where we ALWAYS have snow!

  6. Love the card...nice tip with the embossing!!! A lovely card!

  7. I love the simplicity of the red and white card. Just so swank! All of these cards are so beautiful and so you. Luv that. You have such a wonder style.

  8. Melanie,

    This card is just stunning. It is very basic and simple (I hate to use that word), but the point I am trying to make is that even though it is basic and simple, it is so Elegant. It just looks rich and very beautiful.

    Thanks for the tip regarding the embossing of two of the folders through the cuttlebug.

    Thanks for sharing.


  9. This is such a lovely card. I like the embossing - it adds to the already elegant card.


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