Tuesday, December 1, 2009

JR Week - Christmas Cards

Good morning! Michelle, Amy, Tosh and I have more JustRite projects to show you today.

As soon as I saw the new Square Decorative Frames, I thought of making some sort of buckle. Then I remembered seeing a bunch of these Santa suit cards and I always wanted to make one....so, that's what I did....a Santa suit card. It didn't come out on paper exatly how I had it pictured in my head, but it's close. I hope you like it anyway.



The buckle is stamped in Versamark and then heat embossed with silver embossing powder. I drew on some little stitches with a metallic silver Martha Stewart glitter pen (this idea was totally my daughter's....thanks E!....they helped make it look more like an actual belt!). I rounded the edge of the belt with a corner rounder, used a Versamark marker along the rounded edge, and then heat embossed that in silver EP as well.

For the inside, I used this secret santa stamp and sentiment from my Merry Little Christmas set. Ties it all together, don't ya think? (lol, hope so!)



There's a little bit of Diamond Stickles on the white parts of the hat, and the smallest circle is up on foam tape.

SUPPLY LIST ~
Stamps: JustRite 2" Square Decorative Frames, JustRite Merry Little Christmas
Paper: Prism Blush Red Dark, White, Black
Ink: Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Accessories: Diamond Stickles (on Santa hat), 2" Square Wooden Stamper, Spellbinders Circles, Silver Embossing Powder, Martha Stewart Silver Metallic Pen, Snowflakes Embossing Folder, Martha Stewart Snowflakes Border Punch, Brad, Corner Rounder Punch, Foam Tape


I combined the same two JustRite sets on my next card. I love how the 1-5/8" circle sentiments work with the new 2" square frames.



The small square with the Merry & Bright sentiment and the punched snowflake are both up on foam tape. I added some Waterfall Stickles to the snowflake and the dots on the square white frame. The layout is Mojo Sketch 114.

Here's the inside:



SUPPLY LIST ~
Stamps:
JustRite 2" Square Decorative Frames, JustRite 1-5/8" Merry Little Christmas
Paper:
Prism Baby Blue Medium, Neenah White, My Mind's Eye DP
Ink: Bashful Blue, Basic Brown
Accessories:
2" Square Wooden Stamper, 2" Round Wooden Stamper, Waterfall Stickles, Silver Metallic String, Spellbinders Squares, Sponge, Satin Ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch, Flower Punch, Foam Tape

I'll be back tomorrow with two more JustRite cards. See ya then!

35 comments:

Terri said...

OMG girlie...these are so stinkin' cute. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that Santa card though. You never cease to amaze me with your creativity...thanks for sharing your amazing talent!

Michelle said...

I love BOTH cards! The Santa belt buckle is so cute and creative! And I love the pretty and soft colors of the blue card. Aren't those new JustRite squares da bomb? Fabulous job, my friend!!!

chelemom said...

All of your cards are FAB! My favorite is the Santa suit!!! sooooo clever!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Great cards, Denise!! I just love the Santa one!!

Maria said...

These are fabulous!! I may have to 'borrow' the Santa buckle layout for my girls. It would be the perfect shell to provide Santa's response to their wishlist letter. Always a pleasure to visit you and be inspired by your creativity. Hugs, Maria

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Great cards, Denise! That Santa belt is too cute!

Dawn Easton said...

Denise, both cards are wonderful! Love that idea of a Santa buckle! Looks fantastic!
Your second card is so pretty with that soft blue colour!

Dawn B. said...

Denise these are great ways to use this set.. I love the Santa buckle.. The inside of the second one is just as pretty as the outside. Super job.

LeAnne said...

Love these--I am a sucker for Santa's belts!! :D Very clever & creative!

Connie M. said...

Oh my goodness, Denis! I am not sure where to start! That santa card is just AMAZING!! LOVE that buckle!! Your second card is just so pretty and calming! Love the soft colors!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Your creativity knows NO bounds, Miss Denise! that buckle is genius!

I saw your farewell on the TE blog...SNIFF! Well, I sure am glad I found your blog through TE and I know we'll keep in touch!! HUGS!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These are both gorgeous inside and out! I love the textures and colors! My fave is the blue one although I love the buckle!
hugs,
Chris

Renée said...

oooh, love both cards, Denise!

Dawn said...

Love, Love LOVE these cards Denise! You did a wonderful job!! That Santa suit card is amazing!!

Gabriela said...

Swooning now. That Santa belt buckle is sensational and the way you left the brad partly open - well that's just sheer genius.

Amy Sheffer said...

ACK!!! That Santa suit card is GENIUS, girl! Love it!! The blue snowflake one is so peaceful! Awesome cards!

chercroppin said...

Good morning Denise...that Santa-suit card is just way cute! You did an awesome job on this...so unique!

Your other 2 cards are just as fabulous...perfect colors, papers and embellies!

stephanie said...

Wow, these cards are amazing and I just love the Santa suit!!!

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Denise....you are just sooo clever!!!! I love the belt buckle you created...Santa's outfit never looked sooo good!!!! I love your pretty blue card, too!!!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

HOW UBER CREATIVE is that belt buckle Denise!! See, that's how amazing that brain of yours is. I NEVER saw a belt buckle. I'm such a *in the box* thinker!! LOVE that idea!! And the soft colors of the second with the sweet little snowflake charm...darling!! Two very amazing cards gf...inside and out!!

Nicole said...

GEEZY PETE'S GIRL, do you ever sleep? LOL! These are the sweetest, I love that your secret santa card has everything of santa (hat, belt, coat) but no face! PERFECT!!

Still loving the insides finished off! xoxo Nicole xoxo

Carolyn King said...

I LOVE how your mind works--fabulous idea on the santa suit...that square is perfect for the belt! love it! Beautiful job on these!

Our Little Inspirations said...

This is the first time I've seen a Santa suit card and I LOVE it!! That belt and buckle are SO cute! Both cards are great and it's amazing how you can produce 2 completely opposite cards using the same stamp set! You rock!!

Danni said...

These are wonderful!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Denise - your Santa card is soooooo cute..and clever!!! Love this idea!!! Your second card is so pretty too!!! Hugs ~S~

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

How fun these are Denise! LOVE them both but that Santa card totally makes me smile! LOVE!!!!

Susan (rainy) said...

Both cards are beautiful, Denise... BUT.. that Santa suit complete with buckle is so creative and fun and fabulous! Love it!

Joanne (jojot) said...

these are fab, but that first one is beyond fab......REAL Santas wear lace......how fun

Denise said...

WOW, these are great! Love your creations, you are so creative.

Riet said...

What a gorgeous cards Denise,i love the papers and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Melanie said...

love the santa!!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

OMG!! LOVE the Santa suit card!! So cute Denise!!!

dpkennedy said...

Oh awesome Santa suit card! Love these!

Rose Ann said...

I love them all, Denise...but that Santa suit is brilliant!!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

HOLY MOLY!!! Both of these are gorgeous, but that first one is so creatively clever!!!! You're brilliant girl!!!