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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Happy Saturday - more Christmas cards!

Ah - it's the weekend - yay!!  After a long week at work, it was nice to get ready for the day at a leisurely pace.  Then I ran some errands, had lunch with my friend Jayne (a talented card-maker who I met through the Hero Arts Flickr Group), and finished another Christmas card!  Although we had gloomy skies, we've seen no snow so far today - perfect!  Jayne and I had a stress-free drive to Anchor Paper, a fun paper warehouse that also sells craft supplies.  We ate lunch at the Good Earth restaurant - love their cinnamon spice tea!

I blogged earlier this week about Merry Monday's caroler theme.  I had done two cards but only got a good photo of one of them.  Here's the second card:

Caroler quartet

This one uses a Silhouette file by Hero Arts called Carolers Silhouette - just love this quartet that includes a doggie!  Couldn't find the black patterned paper I wanted to use so I cut the image on white.  Then I cut another one on this red patterned paper from Graphic 45 (Twas the Night Before Christmas collection 8x8).  Didn't like either of them alone so I layered the red over the white - liked it enough to finish the card with it.  The snowflake paper behind the carolers is from My Mind's Eye (Merry Little Christmas 6x6).

Then I finished a card I started for last week's Merry Monday challenge to use a house on your card.  I cut a Silhouette file by Jennifer Wambach called Merry Christmas House Card.  Used some Distress Markers to color bits of it and do some faux stitching.  I stamped the house roofs with Hero Arts' Envelope Liner Background stamp.

Merry Christmas banner

So I'm up to 18 Christmas cards for my stash - so exciting!  Hope you're having a crafty weekend and thanks for stopping!!

12 comments:

Bonnie said...

Love the red and blue and that caroler die, Linda! And I love the house card. Thanks for sharing them both with us at Merry Monday!

Karren said...

Fabulous cards! The Silhouette file is perfect for this challenge and I love how you cut if from patterned paper. Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

Judy1223 said...

Linda, it sounds like you had a lovely day! I love the blue and red combo on your carollers card...that image always reminds me of A Christmas Carol! So lovely cut on that patterned paper!

KayM said...

Both of your cards are just wonderful! I'm loving those cut files! They are fabulous!!

Dawn Turley said...

delightful Linda. What a novel idea to use PP for the silhouette. Your cutting machine has had a good workout with these two,

Jilly said...

Great idea and love the paper used instead of just cutting on plain xx

Susangail Powell said...

I love the dsp you used - it looks wonderful together and the way you used it on the silhouette is fantastic!

Lin said...

Love, love, LOOOOOOVE that first card, Linda! I love that you used printed paper for the carolers! Beautiful and such a unique card!!

Debbie Bonczek said...

Love these cards. I love that you cut those carolers out of the pattern paper. Fabulous.

Susan Joyce said...

Love your cut out image and how you used the DSP on them. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

Greta said...

Well-deserved HM for your carolers card, Linda--congrats!

Sally said...

Big congrats on your HM at Merry Monday, Linda! I love the carolers cut from patterned paper against the pretty blue background! The card with the houses is adorable - love the banner floating across the sky!