Thursday, November 3, 2011

More Christmas Cards!

I've finished 15 more Christmas cards in the last couple of days. I know that doesn't sound like much, but I feel pretty accomplished when you do it between playing with kids! I'm also cutting extras of each for the card class this weekend. No more snow here yet to put me in the Christmas mood, but I'll put on some Christmas music instead!
I found a sample of this first card on our demonstrator web site that Micki Daniel, a demonstrator from OH shared with us. I love the Christmas Lodge stamp set from the Holiday Mini Catalog. It reminds me so much of the Alpine Inn in Hill City, SD where we moved from. They have the best steaks and desserts! Oh, it makes me homesick and hungry!
I added Dazzling Diamonds to the snow and used the shimmery white paper so it has a lot of  dazzle in real life! You can see it better in this picture of the inside, but the color is a little darker to bring it out. I just couldn't get a really good shot of it.
Don't you think it looks like the Alpine Inn? Lots of memories of nights like this spent in Hill City and the Black Hills with the moonlight sparkling off the snow!
Ingredients: Christmas Lodge Stamp Set from the Holiday Mini Catalog, Merry Christmas from Come to Bethlehem
Paper: Night of Navy, Shimmery White
Ink: Night of Navy, Early Espresso on the inside
Accessories: Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Ticket Corner Punch, Pearls, 3" Die, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Dazzling Diamonds, 1" Circle Punch, Top Note Die,
Always Artichoke Marker, Snail adhesive, Dimensionals, Two Way Glue, Sticky Notes

The moon and the lodge were masked and the Night of Navy sponged around the sky to make it look like night. The 2 Way Glue makes it easy to add the sparkle just where you want it. I'll sparkle for weeks now!
Hope you're having some stamping time and getting ready for the holidays that are fast approaching. It's already Nov.! Wow! I don't know where the year has gone! So many blessings to count!
I'll have another card to share with you tomorrow. Happy Stampin'!
Lauri



1 comment:

  1. yup that is why I bought this stamp set. we are having our Christmas party there this year. We went last night to arrange the date, they have a new dessert... roasted apple napoleon .. it was yummy. I am using this set for our employees Christmas cards. Susan

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