Merry Christmas to You (a little late...)

So...I guess Christmas is over...*sigh*...

Ben made me take down the Christmas tree today (*tear), but it's okay, because I'm going to share with you my Christmas Card from this year (which has a Christmas Tree on it!! Yay!)

So I must tell you up front that this card is almost completely a CASE ("copy and share everything") card from Patty Bennett (click here to see her blog).

This card is actually very sparkly, but it's hard to see in the first picture. Here is another picture that shows the sparkles much better:

To make this beautiful "shimmery" sparkle look, I used the Champagne Shimmer Paint (from the 2009 Holiday Mini catalog). Although the Holiday Mini catalog (and all its contents) retire on Monday, January 4, the shimmer paint will remain available as a catalog write-in through the end of the current 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog! However, if there are other items in this catalog you want, be sure to click here to place your order now!

I used the Petals-A-Plenty Embossing Folder to make the Christmas Tree. Be sure to visit Patty's Blog for instructions on how to make the tree.

To make the star shimmery, I used the shimmer paint on a piece of white card stock. I allowed the paint to dry, then I punched the star out of the paper. It was a super-easy way to quickly make a lot of shimmery stars for my trees. I just love that shimmer paint!

I am very sad that Christmas is over, but I'm even more sad that I made TONS of Christmas gifts this year, but didn't take pictures of any of them so I could share them with you :( Thankfully, though, Valentine's Day is next on the agenda, so I've been busy making some fun projects to share with you in the coming weeks. One of my New Years Resolutions is to post to my blog at least 3 times per week...we'll see how that goes :) Until next time...


Stamp Sets: Season of Joy (110384—pictured below)
Paper: Old Olive (100702), Real Red (102482), Sahara Sand (105328), Whisper White (100730)
Ink: Real Red (103133), Old Olive (102277)
Punches: Star (109045), Curly Label (112208), Modern Label (116630)
Cool Tools: Big Shot (113439), Stampin’ Up! Textured Impressions Folder Petals-A-Plenty (116824—from the 2009 Holiday Mini Catalog)
The Little Something Extra: Silver Brads (104336), Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint (116806—from the 2009 Holiday Mini Catalog, but still available for purchase), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

No comments: