12.11.2008

Snowfriends Christmas Card

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HOLY CRAP!

I actually have a card...that I actually made...to show you today! LOL! Actually, I made these over the weekend, but I just got the photo this morning. I really love the way they turned out.

I went a little non-traditional in that I chose to make these as card flats rather than folded cards. The shimmer flats themselves are from Cake and Milk Paperie and they are gorgeous! A beautiful heavy weight shimmer stock! I love them! I paired those with Bazzill Bling cardstock, Close To My Heart stamps (snowman and sentiment), some of those great $3 stamps from Walmart, and some stickles to add a little extra sparkle! The inks are all Close To My Heart. I chose to use the Archival Black to stamp on the bling cardstock and it came out wonderfully crisp and clear and it didn't smear at all! I love that! To paint the snowman I used my waterbrush and the "squish" method with my CTMH ink pads. I squeezed the pad while it was shut and then opened it and used the ink on the lid section as my palette. They came out SO cute and I was able to use the exact same colors as the snowflakes on the side and we all know how much I love it when stuff matches perfectly! The back side has a simple textured white cardstock panel 1/4in. smaller than the shimmer flat that will be stamped with my favorite Merry Christmas stamp!

Here it is!

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Did you make any cards or gifts this year? If you did and you have them posted please leave a link! I'd love to see them! I still need to make lots more so ideas are always wonderful!

11 comments:

  1. I wish I would make time to be this creative! Your card is sooooo cute. The little snowman is making me smile.

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  2. aww this is so cute!! I love it!!

    If you go to my blog you can see some ornaments we made. They are going to be gifts. We are making a lot this year instead of buying. :)

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  3. Jingle, this snowman card is adorable!!!! Hope I can get this to post. TFS

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  4. What a cute card!

    I'm in the midst of a gift-making frenzy, so I'll be checking back in to see if you get some good linkies! :)

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  5. Cute card Jingle. Isn't it fun playing with paper and glue?!

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  6. How cute!! Never thought about making "flat" cards! What a great idea! TFS ;-)

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  7. I think flat cards are very smart, and this one is so cute! Isn't it fun to play games? Kind of makes you remember what it's like to be a kid. Enjoy your weekend!

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  8. I love your card! I have lots of supplies for cards but haven't taken the plunge and made too many ( just a few valentines last year. I'd like to thank you for the great comments you made on my blog :-) As far as making gifts and posting a link . . . Does making an ornament count? http://beadhappilyeverafter.com/blog/?p=1087

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  9. Hi Jingle,

    You have won the $10 gift voucher on my blog ! Let me know when you would like to make a purchase on my Etsy shop, and I will adjust the price for you.

    Cheers,
    Teneale

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  10. Super cute and love how it is easy to mail! Great job!

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  11. You know what is so funny, I saw this post and loved your card. As I was searching through my CTMH stamps for letter stamps, I realized I have the exact set, unused of course! Now you know, I will have to get it out and use it... thanks for the inspiration!

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