Wednesday, December 9, 2009

That Darn Christmas Cat!

As promised... today is Christmas Fluffles Day! This kitty is so much like our Napo (short for Napolean.) Always getting into mischieve.... and as a reward this Christmas, Santa has left him nothing but coal in his stocking!

The background paper on this card is from the Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses pad, and the leaves are punched from SU Garden Green using a Martha Stewart punch. The coloring is with copics, and the ribbon is retired SU Riding Hood Red satin ribbon. I am going to be so sad when I run out of Riding Hood Red ribbon and paper - it is my favorite red!

The next card has fluffles consoling himself after receiving his coal by eating everything in site (which I would never do of course;))

This background paper is from the DCWV Christmas Stack, and it is paired with SU Green Galore. The cute polka dot ribbon is from Amuse.
After gorging himself, it is time for a little exercise for Fluffles!

So here he is dashing through the snow! I used nesties to cut both the circle and scallop mat (pettite scallop cirle.) You can't really see the shimmer on the backgound in this picture, but after embossing SU Ballet Blue, the cardstock is spritzed with a mixture of SU Shimmer paint and alcohol. It really gives it a subtle shimmer that I love! Just put a small amount of shimmer paint (about 1/2 tsp) in a spray bottle, then add rubbing alcohol (about 1/4 of a spray bottle), shake and spray. It dries really fast due to the alcohol, so you can make your card right away.
The sentiment on this card is from Amuse, and i punched out using the SU modern label punch. I had to add a bit of extra sparkle with the snowflakes of course!
And for the last Fluffles card, it's time to do a bit of baking:

Back to the Riding Hood Red cardstock and ribbon for this card, and the background is from Debbie Mumm. I cut the mats from SU Old Olive and Riding Hood red using the nesties Labels. Maybe if Fluffles gives some of his baking as gifts instead of eating it all he'll get something other than coal in his stocking next year!

Hope you've enjoyed our Fluffles journey today!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Baby it's cold outside!

So, here in Seattle we are having some cold cold (at least for us) weather! So I thought it would be fitting to show you some of the snowy cards I made last week, with a blue theme! The first is this cute Penny Black Snowman:

I colored this cute guy using copic markers. The background paper is from the DCWV holiday collection winter matstack I picked up at Joann's (with a coupon of course!) The cute little sentiment is from Amuse. I added just a touch of sparkle with the plastic snowflakes attached with some glue dots. Can't you just feel the icy snow?

The second card uses Stamps Happen Festive Snowmen:

I love these guys gazing up at the falling snowflakes! I used copics again to color them, and this time punched out the Amuse sentiment using SU's modern label punch, attaching it to the card with dimensionals. The bling is added by using a silver reflecting snowflake that catches the light.

And last (but not least of course!) is this cute little chubby bird going for a snowflake ride:

This stamp is Amuse's Chubby Bird, and is included in their Peace and Cheer clear set. The sentiment is from the same set. The background paper is once again from the DCWV Christmas stack. I also used SU's Bashful Blue, Almost Amethyst and Lovely Lilac cardstock. There are lots of punches used on this card too! The snowflake is a Marvy mega punch, the sentiment is and mat is punched out using SU's oval punches, and the Border is SU's eyelet border punch. I wish there was a punch for the chubby birdie too, but unfortunately I just had to cut him out, color him with copics and attached to the center of the snowflake using a dimensional. Think he's enjoying his ride?

Stay tuned for more Christmas cards this week.... there just may be a few fluffles putting in an appearance!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Ippity Christmas Card

Hello everyone! I am back in town after visiting with family after Thanksgiving. I also had the opportunity to stop and visit a friend for a couple of days on my way home, and we spent the time stamping Christmas cards - we had a blast! So I thought I'd share some of the cards with you, starting with this one I made with my new Ippity kit - Kissmas and Mistloe.

I just loved this DCWV paper when I saw it - such pretty colors! It coordinated perfectly with SU Orchid Opulance and Positively Pink. I cut out the trees and matted them on black, then added the ribbon around the trunks. The sparkle is stickles added to the snowflakes for the finishing touch. A very fun card:) Stay tuned this week as I will be sharing some more Christmas cards!