Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Christmas Card without a Christmas Image

It is getting closer.  Have you been thinking about your Christmas cards for this year?  Do you have your stamp  set picked out yet?  Maybe you don't have any Traditional Christmas images or don't want to use the same one as last year.  Maybe your budget is just tight and you want a stamp set you can use all year long.
I have the answer for you.  "Delicate Doilies"  (wm#122590, cm#122592) found on page 127 of the 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog.  This stamp set can be used for just about any occasion.  All you need is a sentiment for whatever purpose you need a card.

All three of these cards use the Delicate Doilies Stamp Set along with the Curly Cute Stamp Set.  A simple change of the colors and presto.  The colors are all from the Bold Brights Color Collection and the buttons are all found in the Bold Bright Designer Buttons Pack.  If you don't have a lot of ink pads yet, I would suggest the Stampin' Spots.  You get an entire color collection of 1" ink pads for a fraction of the cost of a set of full size ink pads.  Later, when you find yourself using one color more often, you can purchase the full size pad.  It is a great way to start when you are not sure what colors you will use the most.
Here are some close-ups of the cards.  Each one also uses an embossing folder on the right hand side.  You could just as easily stamp this area in a tone on tone manner or even leave it blank.  As always my favorite way to step up a card is with dimensionals.  I used them under the sentiment strip.  The button is held on with a mini glue dot.

Products Used:
Stamps : Delicate Doilies (wm#122590, cm#122592), Curly Cute (wm#117014, cm#120510)
Cardstock: Bold Brights (#119706), Whisper White (#100730)
Ink: Bold Brights Classic Ink (Full size #119694, Stampin' Spots #119714)
Accessories:  Bold Bright Designer Buttons (#119747), Linen Thread (#104199), Dimensionals (#104430), Mini Glue Dots (#103683), Big Shot (#113439), Embossing Folders--Stripes (#123128), Vintage Wallpaper (#120175), Petals-a-Plenty (#116824)

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