Friday, December 23, 2011

Holiday Gift Tags

This Christmas, I created holiday gift tags and gifted them to friends and family!

I cut the tag shape from card stock with my handy paper cutter, and stamped/embossed them with decorative stamps.  Stickles glitter glue added a little pizzazz to the design.

Happy Holidays!!!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Stocking Christmas Cards

After some encouragement from the team at the River North Paper Source, I decided to enter their store's holiday greeting card contest.  I adapted my String of Hearts Valentine's Day card design to the holidays with a string of stockings and snowflakes.  Paper Source's Modern Snowflakes gift wrap helped me inject a good dose of PS flavor to the design.

I lined red A7 envelopes with liners cut from the Modern Snowflakes gift wrap.  I drew a template for the stockings and then traced and cut these from the gift wrap and red card stock.  Decorative tape lines the edge and metallic silver brads connect the two pieces.  Snowflakes stamped and embossed in silver and silver Stickles glitter glue embellish the "string."

I punched holes in the foot of the stockings and used silver twist-ties to attach the bells (forgive me -- the only non-PS item on the card ;-).  I couldn't resist adding a coordinating label to address the envelope.

I used PS' shimmer silver card stock for the front page, and moss card stock for the back page.   The message "Merry Christmas," stamped and embossed in silver, completes the card.

I love card-making, and really enjoyed having this card contest as motivation to make my holiday cards extra-special!