Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Merry Christmas!!

Hello everyone!! Now that the craft sale is over,  I can get a few Christmas cards finished.  Do you know that we only have 5 1/2 weeks till Christmas...yikes!!! I'm just not going to think about it cause it makes me nervous...LOL!!!! Anyway....

I pulled out one of my favorite Taylored Expressions die sets called Curly Swirlies....they add a lot of pizzazz without the bulk which is great for mailing!! 

The sentiment from Taylored Expressions Big Bold Christmas set was stamped on the Choice Snow White card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black and cut out with the Label Stacklets 4 die as was the red card stock mat. The background papers and card stock are from the Taylored Expressions Tis The season Project Pantry kit and the Curly Swirlies were cut from Choice Black card stock.

The ribbon, sewing, and the black pearls finish it off. 

I used the Curly Swirlies again on this Christmas card set....the stamps are from the Taylored Expressions Sparkle and Cheer set. The sleigh was stamped on the Choice Buttercream card stock with baja breeze and dusted with glitter. 

The background paper is Basic Grey's Jovial and the seam binding is the finishing detail...... I left them pretty flat for easy mailing.

Thanks for stopping by...I hope you have a great day!!

Supply list:
first card
Taylored Expressions Stamps: Big Bold Christmas
Paper: Chioce Snow White (TE), Choice Black (TE), Tis the Season Project Pantry patterned papers and card stock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Ribbon (Hobby Lobby), Sewing Machine, Black Pearls (KaiserCraft), 
Taylored Expressins Dies: Curly Swirlies, Label Stacklets 4

second cards
Taylored Expressions Stamps: Sparkle and Cheer
Paper: Choice Buttercream (TE), True Thyme (SU), Jovial designer paper (Basic Grey)
Ink: Memento tuxedo Black (Tsulineko) Baja Breeze (SU)
Accessories: Seam Binding (SU), Glitter (SU)
Taylored Expressions Dies: Curly Swirlies


Anne Temple said...

Simply beautiful!!

Tammy said...

Your first card is fantastic, love all the papers you used and the black swirl in amazing! Your sled cards are so pretty and again, love the swirls!

Shirley said...

They are both lovely! The first one is so sophisticated with the added black and the second one is pure beautiful! Shows how the same flourish can go with the mood of the card too!

Anonymous said...

Joan ~~ these are so super gorgeous and like you said, flat for mailing!! Love that swirly die... adding it to my huge TE list... putting it right @ the top!!
It's awesome!! The recipients of your cards will be delighted by your touches of glitter and perfect stamping!! :) :)

*Vicki* said...

I love both of these Christmas designs Joan!! Gorgeous sentiment font and the papers are fabulous! I have to say that I really love the sled! :)

jimlynn said...

Fantastic cards!!! Love the flourishes on that first one and the seam binding on the second! Wonderful cards for Christmas!

Maria said...

Very pretty Christmas cards! Love all the flourishes, ribbon, and paper! You're very inspiring as always!

Kimberly S said...

You are so busy with those Christmas cards, they're beautiful! The black swirlies really set off the sentiment of the first card, and those beautiful blue sleighs in the card set are just gorgeous!! hugs, Kimberly