Saturday, October 6, 2012

Christmas cheer...

It seems weird to think about Christmas already, but when you really think about it, it's right around the corner! Have you started your Christmas cards yet?

I just received the new Christmas Cheer line by Lily Bee Designs. The patterns and colors are gorgeous together, I really had fun making these! I used the 6x6" paper pack and the Christmas Cheer stamp set onto a Studio G white card base (from Walmart). The snowflakes were stamped with Spring Rain ink by Papertrey Ink, and I stamped them twice before re-inking to get a darker and a lighter version of the Spring Rain ink color flowing down the card.
The sentiment is from the Christmas Cheer stamps also by Lily Bee, and the inks are Enchanted Evening and Pure Poppy by Papertrey Ink. The snowflake was first cut out and used on the top card, then I used the negative of the image on the bottom card, popped up with pop dots from the back to create dimension!
The little JOY banner was stamped with the Christmas Cheer stamps and cut out! To embellish the big snowflake (cut with the Damask Snowflake dies), I just cut a strip of felt and stitched it around in a circle. It's not perfect, but I love the character it gives to the otherwise very flat snowflake.

Christmas Cheer card set:
STAMPS: Christmas Cheer by Lily Bee Designs
INK: Spring Rain, Enchanted Evening, Pure Poppy by Papertrey Ink
PAPER: Christmas Cheer 6x6" paper pad by Lily Bee Designs, Studio G card base
DIES: Damask Snowflake, Peace Be Still dies (small snowflake) by Papertrey Ink
OTHER: twine by ScrapPantry on Etsy, felt by Papertrey Ink.

Stop over to the Lily Bee blog to see more Christmas Cheer projects. We have been making things all week. Today is just a mix of cards for World Card Making Day! :) Hope you get time to yourself today to make a few cards. Hugs!

13 comments:

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Gorgeous cards, those papers are lovely - my favourite Christmas colour combo!

Kara said...

These are my favorite Christmas colors too! I have about 30 cards done for Christmas. For the first time ever I won't be panicked about getting cards done!

Diana Waite said...

oh, these are LOVELY!

Connie said...

Another set of lovely cards. I am loving Chevron lately, too!

2Pennies (Jennifer) said...

I like your use of negative space! I also wonder whether you are gluing the twine and ribbon just to the front of the cards, or tying them around the front panel (allowing it to show once the card is opened as well). Either way, your cards look great!

Danielle said...

Hi Jennifer, I wrapped the twine around the front panel and tied it, so you do see it when you open the card. :)
Danielle

Diane Jaquay said...

These are both AWESOME!!!

Beth Krakowski said...

I LOVE the buttons! They are beautiful and add so much to your card. I add buttons a lot, the only problem at times is in the mail system!

Sharon said...

I always love the colors you choose and they way you use layers to make everything pop.

Holly Saveur said...

LOVE it!!

nancy jane said...

You do an incredible job of showcasing product, Danielle. These cards are a great mix of patterns with some fun and elegance thrown in.

Myoriah said...

Thanks for the ideas. I love how you used the negative snowflake and will have to keep that in mind as I make more cards.

Jill Norwood said...

Adorable cards and Lily Bee papers! Sweet!