Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Christmas theme 3x3 card swap

Our September 3x3 card swap theme was Christmas.  What a fun theme to work with!  It took me some time to decide exactly what I wanted to do.  I have TONS of Christmas stamps in Magnolias, Mini Maggies and other companies.

I finally decided on using Mini Maggies.  Here is my card:
I used Mini Tilda Hanging Ornaments and Mini Christmas Tree.  I added lots of self-stick pearls in different colors on the tree.  Since I don't do very well doing really fussy cutting, I just outline cut the tree.  Tilda is popped up on dimensionals.   The star at the tree top is a brad.  Both images were colored with Copics.  The background paper is from Debbie Mumm's Harvest and Holiday stack.

Here is the inside of the little card:

These papers were in a stash of precut 6x6 squares labeled "Christmas", so I have no idea where they came from.

The sentiment is from Friendly Kritters Holiday Expressions from Cornish Heritage Farms (no longer in business).

I also try to make a similar full size card for the swap hostess.  So here is the card I did for her:

For this card I used the full size  Tilda Decorating Tree and Christmas Tree. 
 I put a star brad at the top of the tree and lots of colored pearls all over the tree.  The charm is a candy cane from Magnolia-licious store.
The tree is again outline cut.  Tilda is popped up on dimensionals.  What would we ever do without those little goodies!?!  Images are colored with Copics and Diamond Stickles are on Tilda's wings.

The inside of the card is lined with a designer paper from Stampin' Up! and the DCWV Christmas stack.

The poinsettias are from Wild Orchid Crafts. 
I die cut a scalloped oval in the red paper and put a piece of white card stock behind it rather than on top.
Hope you have enjoyed seeing this set of 3x3 and full size cards for the swap I'm in.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving some love in a comment.



Barb Hardeman said...

Aren't 3X3's fun? You did a great job fitting it all in between your tomatoes and peppers! What a nice card to send on to the hostess! She will be thrilled I'm sure...hugs...Barb

Anonymous said...

Very nice Kathy, I'm sure the swap participants will enjoy this one
Hugs Julie P

Francy said...

Wow wonderful card and the size is very originally.

Danielle said...

Hello Kathy, OH!!!! now ,you have me salivating... This Tilda decorating her tree, I simply adore. I love this 3 X 3 format, very pretty, and practical with the minis. Cute project.

Elle said...

What fun! I love both of them.

Christina C. said...

Kathy, this is just fabulous!!!
Tilda decorating the tree is one of my favorites....beautiful!!!!! Love the idea of the 3x3 format!

Paper Tails said...

Cute card. I love the red coloring, great job!


cabio's craft corner said...

This is so cute :o)

Anonymous said...

Oh wow!! What a darling 3x3 creation!! Love the colors and design!! TFS! :)