Monday, December 12, 2011
Holiday Card Week – Day 1 (BLOG CANDY!)
We've devoted an entire week to great ideas for handmade holiday cards. Even if you don't have time to make cards for everyone on your list, maybe you'll find time to create a few for special occasions or special people. Melissa Phillips who was on our design team last year designed these three shabby chic cards for us this season. Melissa's style tends to be layered, she uses multiple papers, colors, and patterns, often uses ribbons, embellishments, and layers of stamps. Check these out.
In this card, she's stamped the bells from PSA Vintage Snowman and Merry Christmas sentiment from PSA North Pole. She stamped "2" and "5" from PSA Archive Peel & Stick sets.
There's so much going on in the next card – I'll just point out a few things. She's layered a doily, ribbon (both pink and white lattice), red gingham paper, a snowman embellishment, scalloped paper, star embellishment and button onto cardstock. She's stitched around the edge of the card, right into the cardstock, which is a beautiful detail and extra step. Melissa has stamped the candy cane from PSA North Pole in holiday red ink with her PSA Essentials stamper. There is so much going on in this card, so it's impressive that it's not busy.
More layers on this card. Melissa has stamped "JOY" from PSA Archive Peel & Stick, she's also stamped the holly around the "O" (a beautiful effect) from PSA Vintage Snowman. I love the Santa embellishment, it really brings such character to the card. This seems to be a new trend in card making – making a card look like a post card. She's added a postage stamp to the upper right corner.
It's fun to see different styles of cards on our blog. Up tomorrow, you will see some clean and simple cards and later in the week, some whimsical ones!
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