Saturday, August 20, 2011

Team Meeting Swaps, The Christmas Ones

I wish you could see the glitter in these cards.  It looks so pretty to see the glitter on the snow-covered lodge.  The lodge and the sentiment are from a great new set in the Holiday Mini catalog called Christmas Lodge.  It is also impossible to see on this first card created by Kathy Brown that the paper is the Shimmer White so there is shimmer on the paper as well as glitter on the snow.  Paired with the rich colors of Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler make this a wonderful card.
The second Holiday Lodge card was made by Patti Keitzman.  She used a different color scheme but it is so pretty too.  The simplicity of 2 colors, Always Artichoke and Very Vanilla make this a great card.  You can't tell that there is glitter on the snow but you can see the distressing along the edge of the Always Artichoke cardstock. What a nice touch, I love that vintage look.

Remember Jolly Bingo Bits from last year's Holiday Mini? It is in the new catalog along with the Bingo Card stamp.   Linda Cathy made this nice card with just a simple embossed jingle bell from the Jolly Bingo Bits stamp set.  Teamed up with Brushed Gold cardstock that is embossed with the Square Lattice Embossing folder and Mocha Morning Designer Series Paper this is an elegant yet simple card.

A simple technique she used on the card is to punch the Modern Label punch from the DSP as well as the stamped bell punched from Very Vanilla.  That way you can tie a smaller length of the Victoria Lace Trim through the hole before adding the stamped piece.

The last of the Christmas cards I got in the swap was made by Monica.  She used a very similar layout to the stocking card I posted Wednesday.  It is a great design and that Silver Glimmer paper is absolutely perfect for the stocking tops, toes and heels.  You can get an idea of how pretty the glimmer is in the picture but you can't tell that the Season's Greetings stamp is embossed in Silver Embossing powder.  I reckon I'll be making more projects with that fun Stocking Stitches stamp set and the Stocking Punch!
Don't forget 2 specials that end the last day of August.  The Strength and Hope stamp set that donates $2 per stamp set to Breast Cancer research is in the Summer mini catalog that expires Aug 31st.  Actually, there are tons of great products in the Summer Mini catalog, check it out before it's gone!  Click on the link to the right to see all the goodies in there.

The other special that ends on August 31st is the paper sale.  We have lots of beautiful patterned paper packs that are buy 3, get one free.  That is a 25% savings on beautiful, double-sided designer paper.  Let me know if you need to order some great paper!

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