It’s time to feel the magic of the season! This next stamptv kit called Holiday Cheer includes Holiday Mix, a fun Christmas set chock-full of whimsical solid images and Holiday Greetings, a wonderful sentiment set for the outsides and insides of your cards! I used them both on my snowflake card. The snowflakes were stamped with versamark ink on glossy cardstock and embossed with clear powder. Then, I sponged several shades of blue ink for Emboss Resist. This is the first card I attempted to stitch with the cool zig zag stitch, but it was prior to watching the Janome Sew Mini videos Gina has on StampTV so I didn’t have the tension right. BUT, considering how much time I spent on the main panel, I wasn’t about to scrap it (I kind of like the look of the jagged stitches – it’s growing on me!) The card base is In the Navy. The sentiment was punched with 1 1/4” circle punch and the inside with 1/2” which was popped up with foam tape.
My next card is one I made using a wreath so I made a door for it to hang on. It was real simple. I scored the rectangle panels on pure luxury white heavy base weight cardstock. Then I layered same size rectangles on top for dimension. I used the soon to be released cardstock Good as Gold for my card base (which is just gorgeous & the perfect weight for cardbases and layering (10 sheets for $6.50). This card will fit in a standard envelope (I believe the measurements are 3 1/2” x 5.25”) I added a gold brad from the kit for the door knob and ribbon from the kit on the wreath.
Here is the open view of the card (I’m not sure why I had the door open to the left, I suppose it’s because most houses I’ve lived in had door knobs on the left—but I know that some have them on the right. Oh well). I used a sentiment from Wreath of Wishes for the inside, as well as a simple flourish! I would love to hand out cards like this at our next housewarming party, which could possibly be around this time next year! We have begun the process of building our dream home on 2.5 acres we purchased almost 2 years ago. It is exciting (and going to be quite a bit of work too since we have chosen to be our own general contractor to save a lot of $). I want to have the kind of home I grew up in; we would have visitors often, someone that was just driving by to someone we hadn’t seen in years-it was a safe haven and a place where great memories were made…I want a home like that again. I look forward to it.
Be sure to check out the wonderful previews by the design team using the StampTV kit!