Thursday, February 13, 2014

Catching Up With Posts

This post is a couple of months late, but at least it isn't a year late!  This was the Christmas card I made and sent out for the holidays.  I had fun making it, but was constantly hitting brick walls with it.  The 1st one was that I ran out of some of the paper.  I had to make an unscheduled trip to one of my favorite craft shops in Ephrata, PA, L & L Rubber Stamps.  I'll take any excuse to go there.  LOL  Then when I was doing the sewing on the background piece, my sewing machine jammed up.  My personal sewing machine repair lady (my mom LOL) looked at it and at some point I put the bobbin in backwards, so the thread wound around the gears.  Opps!  Then I was going to sew around the tag with the pointsettia on it and again the machine froze.  This time I bent something and had to give it up!  Oh well, it still turned out pretty.  The last wall I hit was that I ran out of the ribbon and thought I would have to make another trip to L & L Rubber Stamps, but my good friend, Jill, was going, so she offered to get me some.  After all that, I was actually able to get these cards out by the middle of December!  Whew!

I have to admit this wasn't my original idea.  I did case the following:

I admired Cathymac's  card so much, that I had to try something like it.  I'm not a pink person, so I did purple instead.  I really like that it's a non-traditional color for Christmas.

The card form I got from Michaels in the packs of card forms and envelopes.  The papers are from L & L Rubber Stamps shop.  Not sure what brand of paper it is.  I used a lot of borrowed items from my friend Kathi.  Thank you, Kathi!  The background was stamped with Inkadinkado "post card" stamped in Memento Gray Flannel then dry embossed with a writing folder by The Paper Studio.  The strip of holy paper was gray cardstock and I used an  IO stamp in Marvy ink of Green Bottle.  The dots on that same paper was done with the stamp from Hero Arts in Marvy ink of Violet.  The poinsettia stamp is Northwoods and I did the Candy Wash technique found here:
The Merry Christmas stamp was a Sweet N Sassy stamp and cut with a CM oval cutter.  On the inside, I used a sentiment that I found on line and I used corner dies to add interest.

There were lots of details, but it was fun.  Thanks for taking the time to look. 


  1. You really did have hard time of it with this card. It turned out great despite your efforts to not get it done. LOL. You are almost as determined as me.