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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Christmas Greetings Simple Snowflake

I wanted to make some cards this week and I wanted to make them a bit simpler than the cards I had been making. The gals who come over to stamp like my cards but don't always want to do all those layers. And you know me, I LOVE layers!!!

So for this card I thought I would try to keep it a bit simpler. I used the Movers and Shapers Sizzix die and cut out my window and card at the same time. I like that die because it also scores your card for you!!! I also cut out just a window piece using Garden Green card stock. I used an x-acto knife and cut around the perforated area so I could get a little green frame. I glued it in place using the two way glue pen.

Then I found some fun decorative paper from the "Merry Moment's" pack and cut a strip of it to fit on the left side of the card. I added a piece of Real Red grosgrain ribbon and taped it on. Then I thought I would add a greeting. I first thought of the "Merry Christmas" in the "Teeny Tiny Wishes" set but I found the "Christmas Greetings" in the new "Grateful Greetings" set. I stamped the words in Real Red.

I got out my snowflake punch because I thought a snowflake would be cut eon the card. But it ended up being on cute on the inside of the card! I used the "Simple Snowflake" stamp and I stamped it in Real Red and then punched it out. I glued it on top of a 2-1/8" circle and then I took a piece of Brushed Silver card stock and cut out a piece for the top of the bulb. I taped it all in place and I thought the snowflake looked like it needed something so I added a rhinestone and that did it. A touch of bling can always brighten up a card, can't it?

To finish it off I tied a red bow and stuck it in place using a glue dot. And that was it. A pretty quick and pretty simple card. Well, except for the green around the frame. It was simple enough but it did take a few minutes to cut around it. I don't think I would like to cut out 100 of them for my Christmas cards though!

I do like quick and simple cards and hopefully I can get a few more of them done before the gals come to stamp this month!

Thanks SO much for visiting today,

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I love this creation;)