Saturday, December 19, 2009

xmas card wonderland

I just love laying out a collection of coordinating cards... well, who doesn't - they look gorgeous (and you're glad it's finally over!).   You can see the previous post for design credits.

This year I made 50 cards, which didn't seem too bad because there were so many different Basic Grey papers I was drooling over.  And TONS of PTI scarlet jewel, aqua mist & spring moss ribbons in saddle stitch and polka dotsI finally tried making those Copic-colored gems/pearls/brads.  Wow.  Total money saver - and I dig using up stuff in my stash.

Here's the gal in her Hanna Andersson dress (every year we buy a size big at end-of-season sales and save it for the next year).  We did our photo shoot at the zoo - so lush!

Everything was going well when suddenly - drama! - the cat takes a dirt bath and strolls across my master pieces.  Ahh!  Dirty beast.  Why do they ALWAYS get right on top of your project?

Here just a few close-ups of some of the cards.  My little moments of zen:

stamps - PTI rustic snowflakes
paper - PTI kraft; Basic Gey Eskimo Kisses
ink - PTI snow; Versamagic
ribbon - PTI scarlet, moss & aqua saddle sticth & polka dot
embellish - glitter embossing powder, multi-color fine glitter, various gems/brads/pearls & Copic markers
tools - Scor-It, sewing machine, heat gun, glue pen, yellow Marvy circle punch, corner rounder, 1/8" Scor-tape, Tombow mono adhesive