Sunday, December 18, 2011

Let It Snow!

My Sheri CRAFTS:  Challenge #75 - Let It Snow!

Bazzill Basics cardstock.  Art Philosophy cut.  Stamp from December 25th set from CTMH.  Offray ribbon.  Embroidery floss. Webshots American Greetings photo.
If you've just clicked here after viewing this card in a thumbnail thinking, "What stamp is so realistic looking?" please don't be disappointed!  I made many Christmas cards this year, but I have to say the ones I used featuring professional photos were my favorites, and I'm glad to share it with you!  They were quick, simple, and flat which was good for mailing.

The card also features a cut from the Art Philosophy cart and a coordinating stamp from the December 25th set from CTMH.

I purchased 5 stamp sets to coordinate with the AP cart as I think CTMH created a real winner with  stamps that coordinate with cricut cuts.  LOVE IT!  But one tip I have from using this cart is that the cut which coordinates with this charm (page 30 in the handbook, cut at  1 3/4") does not cut round!  One of the sides is sort of "wonky."  I cut the cut several times, as well as created a "shadow" by cutting it a bit larger (all cuts from my Gypsy.)  They all line up perfectly, but they are not perfectly round! Next time I'm going to go to a different cart to get a truly round ornament or charm and use it with the round stamps.  Joys of the Season or Paper Pups come to mind, but there are lots of carts that have this shape and cut it perfectly.  I'm happy with the other cuts I've used so far, especially the way they coordinate with the stamps.

I have a new home this year, and a chance to decorate it like I've never had since getting married.  I purchased accents that were multi-purpose to make my decorating dollar stretch as far as possible.  For example, I purchased some picture frames to lend a bit of holiday decor.  I then went to one of my favorite websites Webshots to download some free professional photos of the season.  Once they were on my computer I sized them and printed them out on photo paper.  Of course, now that I had awesome holiday photos, I had to use them in some paper project (layout or otherwise) and ended up using them on cards.

Thanks for taking a peek, Merry Christmas!


Marge said...

What a fun card with that great snowman!!! Thanks for sharing with us @ My Sheri Crafts!!!

Anonymous said...

What a great idea; LOVE it! Thank you for sharing with us over at My Sheri Crafts!