Saturday, 16 July 2011

Quickie Christmas Cards

 Hi guys!  I thought I would sneak in a few more Christmas cards and this time they are quickie cards!  Both of these samples use the Christmas tag dies from the Spellbinder seasonal die releases.  They are just such cute dies to stamp a sentiment, add a some ribbon and a bow and you are virtually done.  I added some swirly rhinetones and stick pins to the first card, a little ruching of the ribbon too.  I just love music paper, there is just something about it, huh?! 

The second card was made by simply embossing the snowflakes on to the background, adding a tiny bit of distress ink to give it a light tint and bring out the embossing.  Add a bit of white pearl PVA or piercing to give it that finishing touch and you have yourself a quick and easy Christmas card to send out in no time at all!
The summer CHA show in Chicago is next week so I am going to have a look at what is new and exciting in the crafting industry for the rest of the year.  I will try to update the blog with some pics of the fun stuff  I see, so check back.  I am also working on my next shows which will begin on August 26th.  I'm just saying, you may want to  start saving for them now.  I will be premiering the summer release Spellbinder dies on the POTW.  Just wait until you see them! A-maz-ing is all I can say!  I will have some sneak peeks of those closer to the time or possibly sooner if I am persuaded by all of you! (wink, wink)

51 comments:

Sue said...

Beautiful yet again. Love the tartan ribbon and the gems on the first one, where do you get your papers from?
The second one is lovely, liked it when you showed it on C&C, so if you just lay the embossing mat over the selection it won't cut it too? Must give it a go.
Have a great time away, safe journey.

Sue

Christine said...

You have done it again Sue, two gorgeous cards.
Love the music paper on the first one, I must have missed you demo the 2nd one but will try and have a go.
Enjoy your time at CHA, safe journey, look forward to seeing what you bring us back.
Hugs
Christine xx

Hellma said...

Stunning cards but I must say I love the first card, your choice of tartan paper is great. Being Scottish means I adore anything tartan Lol.

Papercraft By Carole said...

The colours on the second card are just beautiful. Have fun at CHA! Cxx

Denise said...

Absolutely beautiful designs once again Sue, can't wait for the August show Dee xx

bea said...

you never fail to inspire Sue - thanks for sharing

Debs said...

Lovely cards thank you Bee

dutchess said...

Oh Sue how lucky to go to CHA...have a great time thanks for posting more christmas cards they are soooo stunning, looking forward to your sneak peaks WINK WINK....and the POW shows take care and enjoy your trip Margaret

Debbie said...

Hi Sue, two very different but stunningly beautiful cards.The ribbons set the cards off, so pretty.Would love to see any sneaky peeks of the impending POTW shows.Enjoy the CHA show.Love Debbie x

LellyJelly said...

Another blue/white combination,just lovely. Let's cut to the chase, no messing around, we want to see the sneak peaks - and soon, please! Well, can't say it clearer than that!!!
Lucky you going to the CHA show, that would be a wonderful treat for us mere mortals, LOL!!!!!x

KimberleyG said...

I'm guessing the snowflakes are nestability dies that instead of cutting were used to emboss only. How cool. That would not have occurred to me even though I have seen the same thing done with squares or rectangles to make borders.

Barbara Phillips said...

Beautiful cards Sue, love the tartan one being scottish and where do you get your gem swirls from? Cant wait to see the sneak peaks of the Spellbinders!!!

Maryann said...

Both are so beautiful cards, yet they´re soo simple. But sumtimes it´s really true, that less is better, and these are really awesome.
Hope you´ll have an amazing time at CHA hun, and I admit it, I´m soooooooo jealous, and wish I could try that too some day. But have an awesome time there and share the fun, when you get back.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue thanks for sharing your great ideas, two more lovely cards.
Have a great time at the CHA show.
Can't wait for you to return to our screens.
Have a safe journey.

Kim X

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, these cards are great.

marg said...

Hi Sue
Love both cards! The Tartan one is different but outstanding ...I really need some Music paper it always looks good..The embossing on the Snowflake is clever, I can't wait for August I'm wishing this year away waiting for your POTW's..must start saving and sit on my Debit card till then
love Marg

Helen said...

More stunning Christmas cards. Lovely. Helen

PaulineC said...

I particularly love the second one. Spellbinders dies are just getting better and better. Looking forward to seeing the next batch of new ones.

Buttons said...

Beautiful Sue. I also like the simplicity of the second one. Can't wait to see your pics of CHA - enjoy!
Buttons x

Christine Faulkner said...

Two more lovely cards Sue. Enjoy your trip to the CHA. Looking forward to your show in August more goodies for us to drool over.
Chrristine x

Christine B. said...

You've done it again, two stunning cards. I'm definately going to try the second one. Haven't got around to try my tag die yet. You've just give me the inspiration. Thanks again Sue. Enjoy your trip. Look forward to the shows in August. Hugs x ChrisB

Clai01 said...

Enjoy your trip Sue, I love music paper too and the tartan is nice.
Looking forward to seeing you on tv soon again, i don't mind a sneak peak .. of what's to come!

Fiona said...

Now quickie Christmas cards is exactly what I need - thanks for the great ideas!

violetclouds said...

I really love that embossed snowflake effect it makes me want to buy them!
Hope you have loads of fun at CHA and come back excited and inspired to pass along some more great ideas and products for us all.

Lorraine said...

oh wow i just love these my fave is definately the first one with the gorgeous music paper its devine xx

Bernie said...

These are both amazing but the colors on the second card are my fav, just beautiful. Safe travels and have fun at CHA!
Blessings Bernie

Rufus said...

Love 'em both. Enjoy CHA!
R/

PaulaB said...

Hi Sue. Love the cards thanks for posting. Have a great time away, I'm very jealous. Can't wait to see the new spellbinder dies and am saving now. Sneak peaks would be great.
Take care. Paula

LellyJelly said...

Fabulous day at Loobi, yet again, thanks Sue! Have a super trip. We're all on the look out for the dvd.xx

scrapper said...

Thanks for a great day at Loobi yesterday and for such a variety of cards. We do appreciate your hard work.
Have a geat time at CHA and looking forward to what you bring back for us

Anonymous said...

I love the embossed snowflake effect but didn't see it on C&C so cannot grasp how you did it! I hope you will show this technique again so that dimwits like me can see what you mean.

Would absolutely LOVE some sneaky peaks from CHA - it must be like being a kid in a sweetshop!
Deb

Jayscrafts said...

Gorgeous cards. Have a great time at CHA. Love Julia xxx

mitch1066 said...

OOh love these ...very classy!

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Littlehamsterz said...

Wow! These certainly don't look like quickie cards. They're so classy and refined :)

E.T said...

these are gorgeous!

Wellington said...

Beautiful cards again Sue - love the drama of the black red white one :)

Sussie said...

WOW! I love the first Chrtistmas card!
It is totally awesome! <3
Have a great weekend!

Mimi said...

I love both of them! I always love the music paper in the backround and loved the embossing. Which embossing sleeve is that from? It's very deeply etched. Mimi

srinu said...

It is totally awesome

Mimi said...

Love both of these cards! I've been looking at the new spellbinders and they are very nice! Great job! Mimi

Angel Wings And Beautiful Things said...

Wow these cards are absolutely stunning love the tartan.
hugs Mariana

Ayelet said...

Some more winter feeling :-)
I'm getting cold... and here it's a good thing.
The 1st card is beautiful and warm. I love the vintage smell it has.
The 2nd card is great. loved the embossing.

America said...

WOW_ love the dramatic and striking first card and teh beautiful embossing of the second. FAB layout-for two totally different looks! Awesome work!

Anonymous said...

Bought these dies from C&C am intending to try to make some designs similar to these for all my Christmas Cards
Love your designs

AnnD

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful cards again!!! I love them both. :) X X

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CathyinMN said...

Thank you for doing Christmas cards. I need to get some ideas soon so I have time to make my own this year. These are very nice.

Rachel said...

I LOVE the embossed snowflakes card. Such a stunning design. I tried recreating it at home but it didn't turn out how I wanted. I think I need to try again with thicker paper or card.

The black flourishes on the top card are amazing. Just wish mine could look as good!

Thanks for the inspiration, Sue.

Tigs said...

Lovely cards, all the colours go together so well.

Yvette said...

the tartan card is stunning, i wouldn't have thought to use it for a Christmas card until now, as for the snowflakes one, i bought this set but hadn't thought about embossing with it instead of cutting them out.....i have lots of ideas now that i need to get working on :-)

milly said...

hi sue, your cards are always beautiful but i really love these, keep them coming.

Eemeli said...

CAS works for me! Love both of these ^^
Hugs from Finland, Eemeli