Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Season's Greetings!

I created this card yesterday and one thing that I love about it, is that it was easy to duplicate. Cards that are easily duplicatable are the key at Christmas! Especially if you have quite a few to do! I did this one in stages - stamped, then added embossing powder was one step. Then once all pieces had embossing powder on them, I heated them all together. I find it quicker to get through the embossing this way as my heat tool stays hot and has no time to cool down between stampings. I do all my cutting and then all my adhering as their own steps too.

What little tips do you have for your Christmas cards?

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Friday, December 9, 2011


I created this Christmas card for some of my fellow Kaszazz Consultants. I'm quite taken with this Nativity stamp, and I also really like using non-traditional colors and sentiments for Christmas cards. The 'Believe' sentiment is perfect at Christmas time, and reminds me of the movie Polar Express.

How do you use your stamps in an unconventional way?

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Don't Forget December Birthdays!

I don't know about you, but December gets so busy with Christmas, shopping, presents and cards that sometimes we can over look December birthdays.

If you have lots of birthdays in December, maybe it's a good idea to create extra cards during the year so you're all ready for those December birthdays. If you think it's going to be super busy, why not write in the cards, address and (postage) stamp them, so they're ready to be posted when you need them. It'll save you time and anxiety during this busy month, but your loved ones will still get a lovely hand made card from you that will make their day!

Happy birthday to everyone with a birthday in December, including my brother!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Resetting My Goals!

Well, I must say that I knew I'd be busy this month, but not quite this busy! Are you finding the same thing? It seems that I'm constantly rushing from here to there, and at the end of the day feeling like I haven't got anything done! Unfortunately, I think my card making has suffered as a result!

I love the idea of making a Christmas card a day, but as that's proving to be much harder than I first thought, and with the aptly named Silly Season well and truly upon us, I think it's going to have to be a goal for me this December, as opposed to a definite!

Having a goal is a good thing, so if you need some encouragement or motivation to get started (or finished) on your Christmas cards this year, make your own goals and try keeping them. I will do my best, and together I think we can have a productive month!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Day 2 - Better Late, Than Never!

Here is the card I made on Friday, but didn't get a chance to post!

The letters were stamped using the Eclectic Alphabet, then heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. The Crimson cardstock was stamped with the Fancy Flourish in Fired Brick Distress Ink for a tone on tone pattern that's subtle, but breaks up the plain red.

I hope you like today's card - don't forget to come back tomorrow for another Christmas Card!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

17 Days of Christmas!

Wow! December 1st is here already! Can you believe it? I hardly can! For those of us in Australia, this means the official beginning of summer (despite the rain patches in Melbourne!), Christmas decorations, shopping for presents and Christmas Cards!

If you're like me, and haven't quite finished off your cards (or haven't started yet), then I want to encourage you that it's not too late to make your own! I've decided to do one Christmas card each day until December 23rd, and to post it here for you! This is a bit of a challenge for me, so I'm looking forward to seeing how I go! In the meantime though, I hope this encourages you to continue with your own cards!

To start off with, make your list, and if possible, put it into order of when you need to send/give them out. Overseas cards should be sent first. Anyone local, or that you can hand deliver to, can be next, and anyone you plan to give your card to on Christmas Eve or Day, can be last, as you have more time!