Christmas in August… the final one

Ok I might not have taken photos of all the cards I made for my parents but over the last two weeks I’ve been sharing some designs of the cards I made all over the course of one weekend… And they must have all been pretty simple as I managed to make 50 cards in total (plus a few birthday cards as well).  Here is the last one. 

I kept it simple with the sentiment and snowflakes and robin stamped in Black soot distress oxide onto the card blank and then a simple addition of some glitter for the robins scarf. Cute! 

And that is me finished with Christmas in August.  Will probably now not touch the Christmas stash for a few weeks before I start my Christmas cards in earnest so enjoy the break. Will be back to some art journaling tomorrow which will make a nice change.

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

Christmas in August… decking the halls

Another card to share today from the mass card making session from two weekends ago. I used distress oxides to create the background and then added Sheet music stamping before heat embossing the main sentiment from Carols of Christmas and then the holly corners using my Claritystamps. 

I adhered this onto a pre embossed scalloped card blank from the stash. 

So nice.  Will definitely be making some more like this in future… although I don’t have any more of these card blanks so will have to improvise on that part. 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Christmas in August… keeping it easy

Today I have a simple solution to making multiple cards… 

In my stash were some patterned cards which I imagine came with a magazine or something to add as card toppers originally.  I of course have no idea what they were meant to be like so I kept life really simple and heat embossed a large sentiment in gold across them. 

On the red one I also added some white snowflakes and to the trees one I added some glitter glue to feel like they have the unfinished touch! 

Neither of these are exactly what I would normally do but it used up some of the stash and was a simple solution that added to the pile of cards I was making for the parents.  I actually had a few of these but did them all the same so no need to photograph them all! 

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

Christmas in August… pretty pink! 

Another lovely pair of ATC card toppers and then some more scraps cards using resist technique and pink and purple colours…

All of the backgrounds were created using an old Papermania background stamp and stamping in versamark and then heat embossing with white powder.  I didn’t do a clean job of stamping it but it didn’t matter for the purpose of these backgrounds. 

Once I had heat set the embossing I started added ink in bright pinks and purples using a mini round gelli plate.  I love the effect this gave of overlapping the colours but keeping some defined edges a bit like patchwork. 

I then cut them into panels… two ATCs and two squares. 

The ATCs I made little embellishments from the Festival of Trees stamp set and matching punch. 

For the squares I chose die cuts to add features. I also die cut a little bit of the inked paper left over using the swirly scribbles thinlits to provide the contrast swirls against the white card blanks. 

I mounted the card toppers onto some pre embossed card blanks and added touches of glitter to finish. 

Love love love these modern and fresh cards. 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Christmas in August… Distress oxide masterboard (306-309)

Another set of cards to share today… using the fabulous Wonderland stamps from SU and some old stash and the fab Distress oxide inks. 

I created a masterboard and then cut out four ATCs to use as card toppers. These then got the trees heat embossed on them and then the sentiments cut out and added with some wooden accents I had also heat embossed with white. I finished them with a sequin centre for the snowflakes.

I stuck all four to some pre embossed card blanks.

I had some strips of masterboard left and this is what I did with it… 

All in all a lovely set of cards all from one masterboard playing session! 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Christmas in August … Happy Christmas!

So today I came home early from work with a terrible headache. Managed a bit of sleep and now just having a quick time updating my blog before tea time. Fortunate that I have most of this ready to blog I have some super quick cards to share…. 

On all four I used the Happy stamp and stamped it directly onto the card blank using Distress Oxide in Black Soot.

Then I heat embossed the word Christmas from a random set in my stash using white embossing powder.  Then I embellished two using the hanging ornaments from the Carols of Christmas set and added some doodles in white pen.

The second two I stamped some snowflakes and then added embossing powder and some glitter glue and then added a die cut Stag which I used black cardstock and added some glitter glue to his antlers.

Really simple but effective cards! 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Christmas in August… Resist technique

Hello

Another festive day today… and this time a resist technique using heat embossed stamping and then Stampin Write markers onto the mini gelli plate to add colour. I then matted them with different colours and added some different finishing touches.

All cards using the Carols of Christmas stampin up stamps (and the Wonderland stamps as well!)

And I made a quick video of the whole process… check it out on YouTube here.

Love these cute cards. So simple and yet so effective.

If you would like to create something like this and need these stamps or inks please do get in touch as I am now a Stampin Up demonstrator.

Email: catiecuddles@yahoo.co.uk

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Christmas in August … swirly scribble thinlits

I made these 5 cards at the weekend using the swirly scribble thinlits from Stampin Up to create fun wreath motifs.

I started by stamping the Sheet Music background onto the card blanks. I used Mossy Meadow for this and then set them aside. I then die cut the swirly circles in two sizes.

I then stamped and hand cut the leaves and the baubles from the Carols for Christmas set. This took quite a while as I stamped a lot of them! Good job I am patient!

I then started to assemble them and made little banners for the sentiments. To each of the baubles I added some dazzling diamonds clear glitter glue to add sparkle.

The last two I changed it up a bit and used the pointsettia flower instead of the baubles. I did add the glitter to the centre of the flowers on this one.

And on the last one I added some champagne shimmer ink to the die cut and then just added the pointsettia flowers.

I love how these came out and they were well worth the effort of fussy cutting out so many tiny pieces.

Happy crafting!

Catherine