Sunday, December 2, 2007

Christmas Decorations and Holiday Cards

I managed to get a round of Christmas cards done today. Four of "Holiday Happiness" cards and all but the final assembly on eight of the Manger cards.

I really wanted to use puffy stuff on the windows to look like snow but the transparency I used as the glass in the window wouldn't hold up to my heat gun. I used Stickles instead and while it doesn't show up well in the pictures, it looks nice.



It seems like this is version 37 of this card. I've tried different mediums to color this, different papers and different embellishments. When all was said and done, I decided less was more. I like "bling" as much as the next girl but shied away from it on this one so that the stamped image of the Baby Jesus was the star. I should be able to assemble the rest of the cards in less then 20 minutes. I would have finished them today but I had an impatient six year old waiting to decorate our Christmas tree and put out all of the other decorations.


10 comments:

Crissy said...

I really like both cards, but the first one with the window is awesome! Great job!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Nice cards! I'm a new SBS2 sister! Nice to meet you!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

These are both beautiful cards! I really like the window card. I am enjoying your blog. I am one of your blogging sisters and I am looking forward to getting to know you and all my other blogging sisters. Have a great day! ~Becky~

LadyDoc said...

These are really great cards and both are so different from anything I've seen lately. Nice work!

Cathrine StClair said...

I like that window card - bet it really sparkles IRL.

AnnMarie said...

Hiya Lori! Love the window card! What a really cool idea! You did a really beautiful job on this!

CATHERINE said...

Ooooo... I really like the tree card - looks just like you're peeking through someone's front door. (I hope that doesn't make me sound like a peeper! Yikes!)

paulssandy said...

Hi Lori, Love your "unto us..." card below. How cute is that little babe, LOL. I am excited to be a part of the #2 list also. I am looking forward to getting to know you and the other bloggers. AND...see the wonderful things they make with paper and ink, LOL

Tina said...

Oh, the cards are very fantastic!

mommy magallanes said...

Very nice. I love the way you did the windows. It looks so warm and comforting.