Sunday, December 14, 2014

Plaid Holly AAA Cards #30

Game 30 Holiday Plaids

I love all the plants and flowers for the holidays. Today Holly is tops. I've used the holly part from a Sizzix Bigz extra long "Candle with Holly & Bow" die. This holly is a good size to be the focal point.
I've enhanced the plaid holly with a fussy cut 'Christmas Holly' by Rubber Stampede colored with copics. 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Holiday Cheer TCC25

 The colors just scream Yummy Holiday don't they! I tried to incorporate all of the colors from the inspiration. The mistletoe has the white berries and the stars at the end of the stir all white liquid pearls. The martini is a silver Gelly Roll pin, the image is stamped onto ivory with a shimmery frame and background. The card base is brown.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Christmas Cards 2014

Adding a few of my cards for the Holidays
memory box glowing candles die

Stampin' Up 2 step bird, Elizabeth "Peace" die

WPlus9 "Silver Bells" stamps and dies

Sizzix TH "Carved Ornament" die, memory box bow die

Lil' Inker "On the Diagonal" and "Cover up Swirls" dies

TH Sizzix Toy Soldier die

Random mix of leftover pieces

Monday, December 1, 2014

Christmas Door

I'm so far behind on my Holiday card quota and just love any opportunity to get some done. I've turned Julee's wonderful sketch to showcase a Christmas Door.
Again, I've used Verve's "O Christmas Tree" set of 15 for wreath and sentiment. I stamped the wreath in Distress ink forest moss and used QuicKutz circle dies. The bow is colored with copics RV34 Dark pink and R59 Cardinal.The door shape is a Lil' inker rectangle mat covered with an Impression Obsession  Rectangle framelit die. 

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Warm Blue Wishes

Game 29 Christmas/Hanukkah/Blue Cards

We still have snow from the day before Thanksgiving and the ground and trees are glistening. It's very cold so no melting yet.

I've used memory box "small Madison Window" and "Calm Countryside" dies and sentiment. The embossing is Lifestyle Crafts "Whimsy" folder.


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Have yourself a very Merry...

Julee has presented a very elegant and versatile sketch this week. I've got loads of cards to make and this sketch has easy -to create- layers. I've used three stamps from Verve's 'O Christmas Tree' set of 15 VS-09-041. I embossed the focal panel with a Lifestyle Crafts "Whimsy" embossing folder. I sponged with Distress Ink forest moss. The wreath is colored with red and green copics.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Give Thanks AAA Cards #28

November16 - 29  #28 Inspire Player Guest- Thanksgiving

November16 - 29  #28 INSPIRE - Thanksgiving

Player Guest- Kimberly Wiener 

Our guest designer this week is the fabulous Kimberly Wiener! Kimberly's blog is filled with modern, chic, hip, and very gorgeous designs. Every creation is bright, fresh and very appealing to the eye. She is as sweet as can be as well. We are delighted to have her as guest designer at AAA CARDS  for the two weeks.  

I went dumpster diving for old crafting supplies with this one. The Santa Rosa "Acorns & Wheat" stamp was purchase in the early 90's but I still love it. The K & Company designer paper has seen some years but the print reminds me of turkey feathers. Too beguiling!

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Christmas Kraft Wreath TCC #23

Kraft products are wonderful for the holidays. Kraft paper wrapped gifts with bright festive bows are beautiful. I've used a recycled Kitchen Papers for dining & Serving product ( It's a Reversible Placemat "Tapestry" that has gold tapestry on one side and silver on the other. The Pad of 25 placemats is too pretty to use as a place mat so I die cut the 18.5" by 12.5" into all kinds of paper craft projects. It's great for treat/favor boxes as well.

Hop on over to The Card Concept  and be inspired!