Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Cards for Dale's Family

WHEW!!  I've been really busy getting Christmas cards done that needed to be mailed.  
The cards and gifts for my son and his family are in the mail!

I was up until about midnight again (Is it any wonder I feel so tired?) getting their cards all finished.  Here are the pictures of them.
 The wreath is a Cuttlebug die and embossing folder called Holly Wreath.  What a clever name!?!  I covered it with Vintage Christmas Flower Soft and added red Stickles for the holly berries.  Gold Stickles are on the bow.  It looks a lot better IRL than this picture.

The window is Old Window stamp from Magnolia.  It was stamped twice, cut out and glued back to back on the card stock.

The red paper is from a Basic Grey paper pad - no idea which one.

The inside wall paper is from SU's Sweet Pea
paper stack.
I stamped Magnolia's Fireplace and Stockings
in Memento Rich Cocoa ink after stamping
off once on scrap paper.
The image is House Mouse Micely Opening
Presents, stamped with Rich Cocoa and colored
with Prismacolor colored pencils.

It's popped up with dimensionals.

Here is the full inside.  Snowflake wreath is stamped around the window. I added some silver pearl drops around the wreath.

Jeremy's card is very much the same.
The grayish white paper is from a Basic Grey paper pad.

The wreath and window are the same as on Stephen's card.  The blue paper is Basic Grey again.

I thought it would be fun to have the window cut out so the Christmas morning scene would show behind the window.

The inside uses a different wall paper design.  The stamp of the fireplace doesn't show as much, but once the stamp is removed don't try to re-stamp - just won't work.

This stamp is House Mouse For Me?
 The gifts are wrapped more like birthday than Christmas. Just depends on what colors you use.

This is also very much like Stephen's card.
This is the front of my son's card.  I can just picture him trying to untangle the string of lights and getting them on the tree - finally.

The tree is Magnolia.  After stamping, I put glue on it in small sections and covered it with Flower Soft Shamrock Green and Christmas Green mixed together.
The star is a brad from my stash.  I thought I had some very small tinsel garland, but can't find it in the mess I call the Stamp Mansion.

I put the Sweet Christmas Welcome in the background and colored it with light Copic inks so it wouldn't over power Edwin, who is colored with much brighter Copics.  The lights are done with glitter pens.

By the time I reached this point in making these cards, I was very tired and my creative brain was saying "Bedtime! Bedtime!"

This cute scene with Santa's overloaded sleigh is from Webster's Pages Botanical Christmas Winter Fairy Tales papers.
The stamp is from SU Loads of Love set.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have enjoyed seeing these cards and maybe getting in a bit more of a Christmas mood! 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year wishes to each of you and your families.



Anonymous said...

Delightful cards Kathy! I love that Tangled Edwin, Reminds me of my husband with the Christmas lights LOL
Hugs Julie P

Christina C. said...

Fabulous cards,, love the flower soft tree!!!! Perfect with Tangled Edwin!

Danielle said...

Gorgeous work Kathy! I also love this Edwin, so cute, reminds me of my sons...

Card Crazy said...

So cute, Kathy. Really love the window card. I think they're so special.
Sue S.

Barb Hardeman said...

Wow, Kathy! You've been a very busy gal! These cards are all adorable, just love what you've done with the window! Merry Christmas Hugs...Barb

RenateKreativ said...

Great works Kathy. I love the Edwincard.
Merry Christmas and a happy new year
Hugs Renate

cathylynn said...

Kathy You've been one very busy lady creating adorable cards. I'm sure whoever gets one of these beauties will treasure!!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

cabio's craft corner said...

These cards are so cute Kathy!!