Monday, December 10, 2007

Holiday Glitz Mix Up

I have a confession. Last year, my husband started making cookies and now he can't stop. My grandma enables this behavior by bringing him new recipes. The thing is..... cookies are my FAVORITE thing. It's torture.

He is making cookies for some people at work.... everyone loves his cookies. So, he requested some Christmas cards. Thank goodness I took advantage of the Holiday Glitz promotion!!

Instead of making a match book style card like featured in the kit, I attached the main image to the bottom flap (that was suppose to be the matchbook part) making it the card cover. This would be perfect if you wanted to include a holiday photo. On the left side and on the tree is the Celebration wrapping paper. It's now on sale... check out the Wrapping Up The Holidays Promotion!! It's not too late to take advantage of these promotions... contact your demonstrator today!!

Again, this one uses the wrapping paper Celebration. I colored in the Happy portion with a blender pen and Wild Wasabi classic ink.

This one opens the same way, just the opposite direction. The red part is adhered to the Wild Wasabi tab. Everything in the kit comes cut and scored and ready to go. I put a Christmas greeting under the flap on the first piece, then a sentiment on the main part or back of the card. The wrapping paper on the bottom covers only half of the card flap under the main image. Again, these would be perfect if you had a family photo to include.

Same thing with the last one. I added red gingham ribbon and embossed snowflakes on the bottom with my Cuttlebug with this embossing folder. All the edges were done by dipping my stipple brush in Soft Sky classic ink and dabbing it on the edges. The letters are colored with a blender pen and Real Red stampin marker. The snowman's hat is colored with my Sakura Glaze pen.

Here is the Recipe:

Stamps: Big on Christmas
Paper: Holiday Glitz Promotion, Celebration Wrapping Paper
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red, Wild Wasabi
Other: Sakura Glaze Pen, Cuttlebug, Embossing Folder, Janome Sew Mini, Stipple Brushes, Sakura Glitter Pen, Gingham Ribbon.

PS.... have you been to the Scor-Pal site lately? The Scor-Pal Magazine is up for Dec/Jan and it's PACKED with all kinds of tutorials for gift ideas, including my peppermint patty box. Don't forget to also check out the tutorial on how to make custom envelopes! How cool is that?

Have a wonderful day everyone!! Thanks for stopping by!

©Stampin'Up! 1990-2007


Flossie's Follies said...

OMG, the smell of fresh baked cookies, torture. Your cards are lovely, what a treat home baked cookies and a wonderful home made card. Lot of love going on there.

Bevie Pearl said...

I for one can say this.........Your DH's cookies are the absolute best!! YUMMA!!
Just thinking about them puts a smile on my face. Every calorie is sooooooooooooo worth it!!

Heather said...

Oh yeah Cami- good eye candee here!

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Super cute!!!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

These are wonderful cards. I don't think I would let my DH in the kitchen with anything that requires a recipe!

QC said...

Hi Cams!
Love ya babe! :)

(No cookies being baked at my house....come over! No torture here!)

Silke said...

All the cards look so cute!!!Boy I wish I could have a cookie now...I also wish my husband would bake...I guess I'll keep wishing...

Rose Ann said...

Such lovely cards, as usual!! Love 'em all!!

Bethany Paull said...

I hate cooking (as in meals) but love baking. I never do it though, because we don't want to eat it. So I feel your pain. Great cards. If you care, the first one is my fave. Love the white stitching and soft blue contrast the bold colors.

Jennie Skaggs said... are lucky to have a dh who likes to cook...mine runs the other way. Love the card. His coworkers will love both gifts. jennie

Christina Fischer said...

Cute, cute, cute!! I just love that color combination -- it's so happy and fun!

Enjoy those cookies!! :)

chelemom said...

These cards are so cute! I am glad to hear that your hubby bakes too! My hubby and I are baking this Sunday....alllllll day! He LOVES to bake!

Leslie Miller said...

Cami, you always do the cutest cards and I mean the CUTEST!!