Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Thursday, December 11, 2008

I'm done!

It seems like every free moment during the past couple weeks I've spent working on my Christmas cards. That's why I haven't been posting here much lately. I'm relieved to say that they are now done...signed...addressed...just need to buy postage stamps* and mail them off later today. What a relief!

I made 4 different designs this year. Three of them used the set Snow Swirled. Today I'll share the card I sent to my family and a few of my non-stamping friends. Since none of them look at my blog it won't ruin the fun by seeing it here first.
I just love this tree embossed! As you can see I embossed it in gold on Always Artichoke card stock. I also added little adhesive backed crystals to the tree for added sparkle. I found the ribbon at Michael's which was a perfect match to Mellow Moss and had a little gold in it to match the embossed tree. (should have bought more of that ribbon!) I edged the Mellow Moss layer with the gold painty pen even though that thing stinks and gives me a headache. YUK! The patterned paper is the Holiday Thyme paper from a couple years ago. It's a nice contrast to the Bravo Burgundy.
*Funny story: Remember the cupcake birthday card I made for my SIL and posted here a few days ago? I made it BEFORE her birthday. Even stamped the envelope and wrote her address in matching marker. Got it in the mail...again...BEFORE her birthday. Only to get it back here (AFTER her birthday) because I forgot to put the most important stamp on the envelope...the postage stamp! DUH! Note to self: Don't forget to put postage stamps on my Christmas cards BEFORE mailing them!
It feels good to cross my Christmas cards off my holiday to-do list...but I still have a million and one more things to do! Enjoy your day!

15 comments:

Pat's little corner of the world said...

WOW Lynn,
I love this card and that ribbon is wonderful..Could I be a family member? and get this in the mail..
Hope you and yours have a wonderful Holiday season and a Happy New Year
Your blogger buddy,
Pat

~Denise Lynn~ said...

This is beautiful Lynn and I love the matching ribbon! Your family will love this card. :) Loved your story too, too funny! You're not alone in that! :)

Lisa Charleton said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!! That's my favorite holiday set this year. I'm definitely going to have to try to case your colors and layout and even try to find some of that gorgeous ribbon!

Shera said...

This is beautiful!

melody said...

ok..i seriously need that tree stamp..yummy! your card is gorgeous chickie!

LeAnne said...

Lovely card, too bad they retired that DP, it worked so well with lots of things!
LeAnne

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOWZER!!! Holy cow girl!! This card is very stunning indeed!!! THESE are your Christmas cards?!! Boy...I haven't even started as of yet!! Time is getting away and I really need to concentrate on them!! So so gorgeous!! TFS!!!

Nancy Riley said...

Lynn, this is one goreous Christmas card! I can't believe how perfect that ribbon is!

Wendy said...

This is really fabulous, Lynn!! Love the colors, love the design, love it all!!

Cassie said...

This is so gorgeous Lynn! I love that set too but I've been doing it in silver - will have to do one in gold too!

Anonymous said...

WOW, this is a gorgeous card. TFS. OOPS, gotta remember to put the postage stamp on.
JoAnn scrappingnana4@yahoo.com

LaToya said...

Such a beautiful card. This has to be my favorite Christmas stamp. I've been using it for everything this season. I visit your blog often and now that I am finally starting my own little blog. So I just wanted to let you know I put a link on my blog to yours to let people know what great paper crafters I visit on a regular basis. Keep up the great work!
LaToya
http://paperexpressions-lmg.blogspot.com/

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 on My Gallery said...

Hi from Australia. Beautiful Christmas card - gorgeous colours - love the embossing and ribbon. Absolutely stunning!!

sandia ruiz said...

What is this tree stamp and who makes it please. It is the most beautiful tree I've ever seen. I hope you don't mind as sharing.

Lynn said...

Hello Sandia, That tree stamp is one of my absolute favorite Christmas stamps from Stampin' Up! The set is called Snow Swirled. There are a couple snowflakes and sentiments in the set that match as well. This card was shared in 2008...so unfortunately it has retired a while back.