Thursday, September 8, 2011

Christmas Cards using Wonderland paper pack :)

Are you excited to see some MORE Wonderland artwork? J  I have two more cards from the swap to share with you today…
     a 6x6 card and a 5 ¼ x 4 ½ holly card! J

When I first looked through the new Fall/Winter Idea Book – I quickly noticed on page 83 the new stamp set called “Glory to God”.  I LOVE this stamp set and was excited to be able to use this beautiful set to remember Jesus’ birth! So, this was a set I was planning to use for my Wonderland swap!

The 6x6 card design for this card was found in our Wishes how to book and it’s called “Open Outline”

To start, I needed to cut the circle out of the center of my card…so I dusted off my Coluzzle circle shape swivel blade & mat! J I do pull this out occasionally because I love how this little system works.  However…in this day and age, someone could probably give me a tip on how I could have cut out that circle shape by using my Cricut machine? J  I believe I might have been able to use the “Center Point” button on my Expression?  Anyone have any tips on that? J

I used our Cocoa Embossing powder to stamp the silhouette of Joseph, Mary, Baby Jesus and the star.   I had to jog my memory for some tips as I was embossing…don’t forget to have a used fabric softener sheet to wipe across your base paper prior to embossing! J This helps to take away static that loose embossing powder likes to cling to.
I loved the Scripture verse that comes along with this stamp set…but it was too big to stamp on the front of the card – sooo, I used the verse as a background stamp and stamped the verse in Cocoa ink onto the Twilight cardstock to give it some texture.  The “Merry Christmas” stamp is from the new stamp set called, “Holiday Cheer”. (can’t wait to create with this set too! LOL!)
In completing the card, I used our NEW Choc. Striped 1 ½” ribbon and our Antique Copper Designer Brads.  Of course, using the Bronze Glitz Glitter Gel finished off the card! J 

The 2nd card I used one of new A-size Stamp sets called “A Holiday”. 

The first thing I LOVE about this set…it coordinates with the Cricut!!!  Yay!!!  So, I got my Cricut buzzing and cut out a bunch of the holly shaped leaves.  Next, it was easy – I did some stamp rolling of my holly leaves on my PRE-CUT Cricut images J…I inked my holly stamp in Crystal Blue ink and then rolled the outer edges of the holly stamp in Twilight ink. I love the look that stamp rolling gives! 

Can you see where ELSE I used a pre-cut Cricut image on this card? J…Look closely…The grey flannel scallop border is a Cricut image!  This image was actually a double sided scalloped border that I cut in half and used the other half on my next card!

Take a look and you’ll see that I sponged Grey Flannel ink quite a lot too!  I inked the edges of the card in grey flannel as well as the edges of all the cardstock pieces. It is hard to see in this  picture, but the lightly sponged edges really added a nice extra touch to the completed card. 

Did you notice the background in the top of the card?  Yes – that’s right…it’s the holly border stamp that comes in this A Holiday stamp set!! J It was fun to be able to use almost ALL the stamp images in this set on one card!

Instead of using the holly berries stamps on this card, I chose to use our pewter Bigger Brads for the berries.  You will find the bigger brads AND many more adorable pewter embellishments in our new pack of Pewter Mini-Medleys. I love the extra touch that Pewter brought to this card. J   I also used one of the ribbon slides that come in the mini-medley pack, and a piece of Twilight ribbon from the Blue Designer Ribbon pack – to add an extra touch at the bottom of the card. 

So – what ideas has this card brought to your mind?  I believe I might try adding a color into this card…hmmm, maybe as part of the border?  What color would you add to this combination? Cranberry?  Smokey Plum? J

If you are interested in creating these card designs on your own, please feel free to go to my website by clicking here J. 

Here is a COMPLETE list of ALL the items used on these two cards!! 

Have a great night!

Nativity 6x6 card
Wishes ~ “Open Outline” ~ pg. 98

D1483               Glory to God
B1381                Holiday Cheer
X7146B             Wonderland level 2
1385                  White Daisy Cardstock
Z2111                 Chocolate ink
Z891                 Versa Mark ink
Z1483                Bronze Glitz Glitter gel
Z1088               Chocolate Waxy Flax
Z1410                Antique Copper Designer Brads
Z1617                Dark Chocolate Striped Ribbon
Z1246                Cocoa Embossing Powder
Z1294                Sanding Kit (file)
Z1298                Foam Tool

“Merry Christmas” holly card
Wishes ~ “Simple Expression” ~ pg. 40

A1115                A Holiday
X7146B             Wonderland level 2
1385                  White Daisy cardstock
Z1686                Cricut AP Collection (scallop border
Z2124                Grey Flannel ink      5.3 – “fit to length”)
Z2160               Twilight ink      
Z2126                Heavenly Blue ink
Z1487                Pewter Mini Medley
Z1385                Blue Designer Ribbon
Z697                 Sponge
Z1151                 3D Foam Tape


  1. BEAUTIFUL!! You always make the outlines of glitter look wonderful !! Your 6x6 card came out stunning ..... ;-) ~Lu

  2. Krista,
    All your Wonderland artwork is amazing. I love how you accessorize!

  3. Gorgeous cards! Glad I found your blog on the CTMH BB blog list! Now a follower!

  4. Thanks Ladies! :) Your comments mean so much!! I hope to post the other 2 cards this week! :) Blessings!


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