Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas Cards 2009

Okay, I just had to write Ranger Industries and suggest they come up with a trigger applicator for their Stickles glitter glue!!! After doing 30 cards (or more) my hands are SORE!!!

I wanted the front of the cards to be the Swiss Dot, so bought a Cuttlebug embossing folder right? But it won't do 5.5", I tried and even tried to run it through again to get the piece it misses. No good. All that accomplished was a smashing of the dots already embossed. So I settled for the 4" in the middle hoping it would look deliberate.

Kept them simple, with glitter glue along the blue and red strip. (psssst don't tell but I used a generic glitter glue...)

The snowflake is a sizzix die run through my Cuttlebug (been giving my cb a workout lately). That was great! Got it on sale at Joann's. Popped a bit of bling in the center.

The cardstock was cheapy, used the cs that comes in the page protectors in albums LOL!!!!! I knew I wanted the Swiss Dot pattern to really stand out and Bazzill is just too thick. So cheap is now dressed up.

All in all, I'd say this set of cards cost me $30, but that includes the on sale die and embossing folder which will be used again.


Jen said...

Ooooh! I likey!!! Yeah - I bet your hands are sore! What a great idea for a trigger thingy to use with the stickles though!

angry-amy said...

these are gorgeous. and well worth the work!