Christmas (Gift Enclosure) Cards

Hi there, I hope you had a merry little Christmas! Ah, I can't help but still sing that song in my head about once a day. The season just goes by so fast... which is exactly, why I wanted to show you a smaller version of my Christmas cards that I used as Christmas gift enclosure cards and also as small gifts to give to friends so they can dress up their gifts, too. I still had a bunch of kraft Project Life cards from guest designing for Dani Peuss in summer. They're basically 4 x 6 cards with a perforation line in the middle just screaming to be made into little cards or tags. 

First, I got my white ink pad out and stamped a fabulous star background pattern from a Studio Calico stamp subscription set. Then I used two layers of die-cut tags, one is vellum with a strip of silver washi tape, the other is again one of those super cute snowmen from Crate Paper's Snow & Cocoa collection stamped with a simple Christmas sentiment. I also layered a die-cut glittered snowflake in-between for good measure. Don't you love when you can whip up something without buying expensive manufactured die-cuts or stickers? Also, my Crop-a-Dile got quite a workout this holiday season. I don't merely use it often enough, though. 

Don't think I only stuck to the snowman style cards. The concept for this next one is very similar, though. I got me these Kesi'Art snowflake dies and die-cut one from black cardstock (with a piece of silver glitter paper on one side) and layered a second vellum snowflake underneath. 

I also found this fun mustard color patterned paper that made me think of actual fuzzy snowflakes dancing in the air. To give it a little more texture, I ran it through my Cuttlebug with a We R Next Level embossing folder (it's a set of two called 'geometric'). A stamped sentiment and a big pearl brad from the stashed finished it up. 



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Cute Snowmen Christmas Cards

I received a few Holiday cards this past few days and really there is nothing better than finding a sweet note from your friends in the mailbox to make the season all the merrier. So, what better time to get back into crafting and make some myself? I have two simple layered cards to share with you today. Both using the adorable Snow & Cocoa collection from Crate Paper. 

I used a couple of tag and snowflake dies that I had in my stash to cut my layers Then, I decorated them with silver glitter tape and a clear Wink of Stella brush. I also got out a Klartext stamp set with Christmas sentiments and one of them fit perfectly inside the snowmen bodies. 

Things already slowed a bit down for the Holidays beginning this week. Tomorrow's my last work day for this year - yay! I'm gonna celebrate with a last visit to one of the Christmas markets and a dinner with friends (that's after chasing for some last minute gifts, of course). I really hope you also get to enjoy the season, the sparkly lights, not to mention the delicious foods - roasted almonds, anyone? :)

Happy Insta Girls | Just Married

This past weekend, one of the fabulous Insta Girls — Jeanin — got married  ❤️ The whole group got together to create a mini album for the occasion to congratulate the happy couple and wish them all the best. Here‘s a peek at the finished mini...



What a whopper, isn‘t it? Birka bound it all together with a jump ring and sent it off for us - thanks so much for doing this, girl!! I musst admit I was „just in time“ to make and ship my 4x4 card to her and forgot to take a photo. Birka graciously snapped one for me #shesthebest :)



Congratulations Jeanin and Alex!  I hope you had a wonderful wedding day with your family and friends.