It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
Do you feel it? Well, it's still in the 90s in my area, but I participated in a Mega Christmas Swap this past week and the cards I received are incredible. I had to case several of them and share with you.
It would be hard to choose a favorite because they are all wonderful, but I thought I'd start with this one.
Stamp: Christmas Postcard
Ink: Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Deck the Halls designer paper
Accessories: Big Shot and Vintage Wallpaper Embossing folder, Always Artichoke Seam Binding, Brayer (yes – over the embossed layer!) and Stampin Sponges
Thanks to Melissa Stout (aka the Stamp Doc) for this great card!
Here's the second card I want to share. Kim Schultz sent this card in our swap. She cased it from Judi Sparks and now I'm casing it from her!
The lines are simple and quick and very cute.
Stamp: Come to Bethlehem (just the sentiment)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla, Jolly Holiday designer paper
Accessories: Confession – I used the small star punch now retired and the large star punch (still available); if you don't have the retired punches, you can use the Big Shot and the Stars #2 die.
And, finally……..I have to share this other really cute card.
I only have an email address for the gal who made this card in our swap, so I'm just going to call her Jen and say a big thank you to her for this darling card!
Stamps: Season of Hugs, Under the Stars and Jolly Bingo Bits
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, and Poppy Parade
Ink: Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, and Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Big Shot Top Note die (my VERY FAVORITE die!), Word Window Punch, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Boho Blossoms Punch, 1/2" Circle punch, Heart to Heart punch, Basic Rhinestones — sorry, I see that my rhinestone slipped off the top of my tree before I took this picture; it should have been right on the top of the tree, 1/8" taffeta ribbon, Dimensionals.
I had to show you the close up of this cute bear. He looks like he's looking for trouble to me! There will definitely be more cards made with this guy for Christmas!
Keep watching my blog for information about Christmas card classes. We'll start the first of October and I am sure you will see this cute bear as part of one of our classes.
I want to say a very special thank you to Blythe Klipple. She organized the Mega Christmas Card Swap and made it easy for me to participate. Blythe – you are terrific!! And, thank you to all the ladies who participate and shared their wonderful cards and great ideas.
Thanks for stopping by today. My post was longer than usual, but there were so many fun things to share. I hope something you see here inspires you to stamp!