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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!!!!

It's Christmas morning.  Have you suddenly realized you forgot a couple of Christmas cards you need to hand out at Christmas dinner?  Here are several really quick cards.  These first two are made with purchased elements I had on hand from books from HOTP, the last one is from a recycled card I received!  This "Peace on Earth" didn't even require cutting out - it was a punch-out.  I didn't do much to it - just added a little star sticker over the printed star to enhance it a bit.  The mat was a shape traced and cut with the help of my Design Toolkit templates (HOTP). I then embossed it with an embossing folder and used chalk to add color to the edges before gluing to the card front.  A bit of glitter ribbon and 3 small Jewel Dazzles finish it off.

The inside was really quick - a printed transparency that I had on hand - cut with a Spellbinders die and my Big Shot.

This 2nd card is similar, except I used a die-cut tag and stamped a sentiment on it to go with the wreath punch out I had (I did fussy cut this one). The mat is just an embossed rectangle.

The inside is another printed HOTP transparency cut with a Spellbinders die.

This last card focal is recycled from a card I received. It came framed as you see it.  I inked around the tan edge with red ink and found a coordinating striped paper to serve as the background. I added a bit of ribbon, some stickers backed with card stock, and a die-cut with hand-written sentiment.  Another quick card completed.

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