Friday, December 21, 2012

Birthday and sympathy cards

I have quite a few friends and family who are celebrating birthdays in late December and January.  I designed this card for them.  I used a card base from Studio G, stamps from Stephanie Bernard's Stamps of Life, versamark ink, Crayola glitter paper, and Die Cuts with a View cardstock.  The patterned paper here is some leftover wrapping paper.  It was too pretty to throw away!

I also used this design to make a condolence card for the families of Newtown, Ct.  I thought the snowflake was appropriate because the lives of those lost were unique, beautiful, pure and fleeting.  I hope that the cards and letters help comfort the families a little.

Christmas Time!

For the past few years I have joined in with my "scrapbook home on the web" Creative Chaos friends and had a Christmas card swap.  Here's my card for this year. 

This technique is really useful for using up scraps.  I cut different papers into one inch squares, ran them through the Xyron X machine and laid them on the diagonal.  K and Company die cuts of cardinals and snowmen were perfect for this.  I used the sentiments from Stephanie Bernard's  Stamps of Life.  The eyelet paper is a dollar store find from a few years ago. 
Merry Christmas!