Thursday, December 13, 2018

I'm Nearly There...

Hi Everyone, the Christmas cards have been written, addressed and are now winging their way to the recipients via Royal Mail. So yesterday I turned my attention to the gift cards for the kiddos in the family with lots of help from Simon Says Stamp December 2018 Holiday Cheer Card Kit. The kit has sold out but the Christmas Cheer stamp set is still available to buy HERE.
When you're running out of time, your back's against the wall and you need all the help you can get...I speeded up the production line by using the super cute Sticker Sheets included in the kit 
I trimmed Simon Says Stamp Fog cardstock to measure 4" x 10" and applied Chipped Sapphire with a mini round blending tool to create a Winter sky.
I stamped the snowflake and snow flurry images from Simon Says Stamp Christmas Cheer stamp set with Versmark ink and heat embossed with Ranger Superfine White Embossing Powder.
I added the Santa with his reindeer and sentiment stickers from the Carta Bella "Santa's Workshop" Sticker Sheet included in the kit, heat embossed the edges of the panel and added to a 4.1/2" x 10.1/2" White Card Blank.
I still have two more gift cards to make for the grandkiddos but while the card kit was on my workdesk, I turned my attention to the gift cards for the big kiddos in the family. I trimmed Simon Says Stamp Slate Grey cardstock to create 5.1/4" square panels and stamped the snowflakes from the Christmas Cheer stamp set and the sentiment from Stained Glass Greetings with Versmark ink and heat embossed with SSS Antique Gold and Ranger Fine Detail White Embossing Powder. I added splatters of White Gesso and heat embossed the edges with Antique Gold.
I stamped the postage stamp and snowflakes on the envelope using Versamark, heat embossed with Antique Gold and Hero Arts Soft Granite Shadow Ink.
and matted the panels on to 5.1/2" square White card blanks
 Have fun with your Christmas preparations
Toodle-oo for now
Hugs Kath xxx


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3 comments:

Annie said...

Love the Retro feel to these makes Kath and well done on having your cards copleted, written and posted xx

TFS and best wishes
Annie xx

Linda Simpson said...

These are fabulous Kath, love the designs on each of them.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Redanne said...

Kath, they are wonderful, they certainly show mine up! We have made the decision this year not to do gifts for adults, just children and since we usually do gift vouchers, I have spent lots of time making them - always so much more special than bought ones! Hugs, Anne xx