Thursday, 24 December 2015

Christmas Eve Happy Mail

Happy Christmas Eve!

I have one more Christmas card to share with you today. It's always nice to have a few extra on hand for those last minute invites over the Christmas season. 

My card features Happy Mail from the newest Joys of the Seasons release. Don't tell but I made another one for my god daughter who absolutely loves hedge hogs. This is the fun part of making cards - being able to find the perfect stamp for the special people in your life! 



Side View


After colouring the image with alcohol markers I cut it out with a circle die and then ran it through again with a pierced circle die. 

I formed my card base and held my breath. It made me nervous to cut the middle of the card front out but I had used a regular piece of printer paper to plan the layout out first so away I went. 

After cutting out the middle, I cut a piece of plastic packaging a little larger then the piece I cut out of the cardstock in the middle. (I didn't have a piece of acetate that I felt would be thick enough to use). I added some snowflake cellophane paper - the kind you would wrap a gift basket with - and added to the card front. 

I added some "Snow" from Stampendous, patterned paper from "Sugar Plum" (Doodlebug) a bow and my favourite - yes I'm addicted - Gumdrops. 

Spectrum Noir Markers: TN1 EB1 EB2 EB6 EB3 EB8 GB8 GB10 EB5 CR9 CR11 DR6 DG2 DG4 PP2 PP4 PP6 1G2 1G4 1G8 1B1 

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Happy Mail - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Sugar Plum - Doodlebug
Piercing Holes Die: Your Next Stamp
Circle Die: Spellbinders
Ribbon: Celebrate It (Micheals) 
Snowflake Cellophane: Dollar store
Gumdrops: Winter White - Your Next Stamp 
Plastic packaging 

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas filled with family, laughter and fun. 

Merry Christmas everyone! 

I am entering this card into the monthly Spectrum Noir Challenge - Clean and Simple on Facebook



2 comments :

  1. Love how you did the middle of the card! Awesome idea..... your Brain must always be thinking LOL! You have the best ideas! Merry Christmas!!

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  2. Love the clear middle on this!

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