Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas cards with CC Designs

Wanted to send a shout out to my little cousin Alexis, Happy 10th Birthday Lexi!!

Happy Christmas Eve Everyone! 

So who else is scrambling to get everything done besides me?  Last minute shopping or last minute crafting and cooking?  Well I hope that it's a merry time doing all of those things.  I'm going to finish posting and then finish up some last minute crafts for some friends.  I'm listening to the Hawaiian radio station (Hawaiian 105) right now and they are playing Christmas music so I'm definitely in the mood and motivated. 

Here are some cards I made using some of the older C.C. Designs Pixies & Sugarplum images and some
AmyR sentiments.  I didn't get to use any of the images last year, so this year I wanted to make sure they got onto some cards.  I was picturing an easy kine wreath to go along with the images, and a CAS layout.  For the wreaths I used two Spellbinders (scalloped circle and inverted scallop circle).  It actually came out just as I envisioned and it was super easy to do.  For some I used kraft & white cs, which I embossed.  I also made some with dp.  Dotted the wreaths with either white or cream colored pearl pen around as ornaments interspersed with some actual half pearls to make it more festive.  Some are colored to match the card.  Lastly I added either twine or bakers twine to the top.  I am definitely thinking of doing this again next year. 

Santa Birgitta
Sentiment by AmyR

Nora, I gave her a Santa hat courtesy of Santa Birgitta.
Sentiment by AmyR

Cocoa Emma & AmyR sentiment

Santa Emma

(Digi) Christmas Angel(s) I added the smiles :)
Sentiment is from TGF Merry Tags
I don't know which of the wreaths I like more, the ones with dp or embossed.  I think they turned out pretty good.  This is the year of fast and easy so I think this qualifies for me.  hehehe.  Here are some close ups:

Well that's all for me right now.  I need to finish up some last minute crafts for tonight and tomorrow.  Yep, the procrastinator again..  lol!  So for those of you preparing dinner or just starting breakfast enjoy the next few days and cherish the time spent with your loved ones. 

Mahalo for your lovely comments and here's wish you all a very Merry Christmas Eve & Happy Holidays to all!



Creations by Shirl said...

These cards really came out pretty Leanne, love that idea using those spellbinders and improvising them to look like wreaths.....I didn't know you can catch that Hawaiian 105 station all the way from LA....
Wishing you a very Merry Xmas and hope you get all the craft supplies you wish for Christmas too..(he,he)..

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Hi Leanne,
WOWZER...these cards are CUTE!!! What a clever idea to make wreaths with your SB dies. I "likey" that a LOT. Have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and I hope you get things on your "to do" list wrapped up.

Kate said...

OMG These are so cute. Thanks for the tip on the Spellbinders dies as wreath cant' wait to do this next year. Beautiful coloring like always.


Amy said...

These are all magnificent Leanne, love that wreath you made with the Spellbinders, very clever!
Hope you are having a very Merry Christmas with your family and friends!

Cyndi said...

wow, love all these cards! and that's such a creative idea with the wreath!

Shar said...

Merry Christmas Leanne!!!!!
love your christmas cards!!!
Love you!!

Mele Kalikimaka!!!!

love you Maine

Rachel Parys said...

So cute!! I'm gonna have to try and make some wreaths like that! I'll have to do it now, so I don't forget it for next Xmas.

Mimi said...

Super cute!! Love the wreath, they all look fantastic! ;)

pixie_boutique said...

Dang Girl! You are amazing for doing all these wonderful cards! I am sure you put a BIG smile on those lucky recipients!

Heidi Brawley said...

Love all these too! Gorgeous cards!
Hugs, Heidi