Tuesday, November 24, 2015

"Retro" Christmas Cards and Online Extravaganza

1. Happy Christmas
2. Sleigh Christmas
3. Ombre Merry Christmas
4. Merry and Bright Banner

I'm confessing that I had this  Watercolor Winter Simply Created Kit since last year. I never got past opening it. I've been cleaning my studio because it was so overloaded I could not work in there. I have too much stuff. Not all of it was stamping, so I'm trying to contain the room to stamping or crafting only. I found this kit anew and I decided to open it and tackle it!

I used the Watercolor Winter Too stamp set for all but the #2 card.

1. Happy Christmas card: Instead of using the word 'holidays' I used the 'Christmas' stamp from the WWT stamp set.

2.  Sleigh Christmas: Again, instead of the 'Season's Greetings' stamp, I used an old 2002 SU 'Merry Christmas.' I don't have the whole stamp set anymore, but I saved this one stamp because I like the font.

3. Ombre Merry Christmas: This card was made pretty much exactly like the kit instructions suggested.

4. Merry and Bright Banner: This card was very tedious, but I LOVE the results! The letters were left in their "unpunched" position and I watercolored them while they were in place. I turned over the watercolor paper and put a bit of blue on the top of each letter. I placed the baker's twine in the glue, let it dry and then popped out the letters. Poof! Instant banner! I glued each letter onto the card and glued the ends to keep it in place. Here I used Mint Macaron instead of the retired Coastal Cabana ink.

Here is what came in the kit. I am very impressed with the quality of our kits! I can see myself making trees that are similar to the ones in the kit. I could punch circles into the watercolor paper so the glimmer paper shows through. I wish there was a way to replicate those CUTE sleds!

One more look at all four cards. I now have 20 beautiful card to give away this year!
My friends, I encourage YOU to look into your stash and USE what you have. 

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I'm also encouraging you to take advantage of our Online Extravaganza and the great prices we have. Is there something you've had on your Wish List for a long time? Now is a great time to sweep it up on sale!

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