Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Quick Christmas Cards!

Hey everybody! I know I've talked a lot about the Big Shot over the past few weeks, but ya know, the proof is in the pudding, so they say!

This past Sunday, I attended my upline's demo meeting and needed to take some swap cards to trade with the other talented ladies there that day.

So, being near the end of making 135 swap cards for my Founder's Circle trip this week, the prospect of making ANY swaps at all just was NOT appealing. Know what I mean? But, me being me, I HATE to miss a good chance to get some great ideas, so I found myself in the studio on Saturday morning creating a new swap card.

Enter the Big Shot to the rescue! Da, da, da, da! I went back to my folded Top Note note card design and just put a Christmas twist on it with some fun new paper and stamps. And hold on to your hats here, I made 31 of these cards start to finish in just an hour and a half! Man, I wish every swap was this painless!

I'm sorry my pictures aren't better, I know my lighting needs work, but at least you can see the idea here. The stamping looks much better in person, I promise! For this card, I used Old Olive cardstock, Holiday Traditions DSP, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon and a NEW stamp set from the Holiday Mini that comes out on October 1st! It's called A Cardinal Christmas and I've used all the images here except for the primary one, a beautiful Cardinal on a branch. You are going to love it! Did you know that the Cardinal was the Virginia state bird? Just a bit of trivia for you today, now back to our regularly schedule post.

To make the card, I folded a regular 1/2 sheet of cardstock in half and laid it on the Top Note die, with just a little bit of the side edge of the die showing. When I ran it thru my Big Shot, it left part of the folded edge intact and gave me two openings in the side to run ribbon thru. Isn't that fun? Hope you are coming to stamp camp soon, because you'll be making one of these!

I fly outta here for Founder's Circle on Wednesday and I'll be gone until Sunday night, but I've got some posts pre-loaded for you to enjoy!

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