Sunday, November 2, 2014


I am so excited I just started making my Christmas and Holiday Season cards.  In past years I have made a single design for mailing.  This year I am going to make a lot of different designs, with no more than 3 duplicates of each design.  I make cards for my mailings, hubs mailings (we divide the family so he sends to his side and I to mine, he writes a Christmas letter with our goings on since I make the cards.  I love a division of labor) and I also make cards for my Dad to send out. 

I decided to make another Triptych card.  I stamped and heat embossed the Hero Arts Stunning Snowflakes stamp onto some Stampin Up cardstock.  I used WOW puffy white embossing powder.  It would probably stick better to a less detailed image. I heated it from the backside of the cardstock and it melted and raised up giving a bit of a rough texture.

I then cut the 3 and 3/8 inch square into 1 1/8 inch strips.  Each strip was edge inked with Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass. I adhered these on to a piece of 3 1/2 inch square piece of vellum. The vellum square is attached to the card with foam tape after the sentiment and tine are stamped.

Next my card base was prepared with the stamped twine from the Simon Says Stamp Nautical Borders set. Its supposed to be a rope, but I think it works as stamped twine. That bow is just so cute, I think it makes the card.The sentiment comes from the Hero Arts Set Greetings for the Holiday. The sentiment and twine were stamped with Brilliance Ink in Sky Blue.

I made three cards each with a different sentiment from the same set.  I also made one extra card front, so I can note on the back the recipient's name and the year it was sent.  If I like a particular card A LOT that will make it easier to replicate next year.


  1. Oh Cat, this is lovely! You've really outdone yourself this time. Anyone who got this card in the mail would definitely be filled with Christmas cheer.

  2. beautiful cards Cat - love the design!

  3. Just love this beautiful design, Cat, such a wonderful shade of blue! You are so smart to do 3 of each design.....enough to expand your #s without getting bored in the process.....thanks for that tip!

  4. Love this set, Cat! Can't beat that Brilliance blue! I agree--that does look like twine & is perfect for these cards!

  5. Such a beautiful set of cards, Cat. That is a great shade of blue with the snowflakes and the texture from the embossing powder makes them look so lifelike. I love that sweet bow, too!

  6. Beautiful results Cat!! Love the puffy snowflakes!! That stamp is really fun to play with, isn't it?! :)

  7. Gorgeous snowflakes!! Great embossing and those different panels look great!!

  8. Gorgeous trio of cards, Cat! I love the soft blue background with all the texture on the, so pretty!

  9. I like the idea of making only a few of each design. It's a lot less boring!

    I have some of that poofy embossing powder. Hmmm, I should try it some time.


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