Friday, December 28, 2012

Hope You Had a Merry Little Christmas!

Hello and a belated Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all my delightful friends and family!! It has been a very busy time for just about everyone I know and so my time here has been very limited.  This post will be short on words but filled with the special cards I made for my co-workers. 
Hope you enjoy them as much as I did in making and giving them!  I'll share some of the ingredients next to each card. I did get a new laptop for Christmas from my dear hubby (which I LOVE!) unfortunately I'm not familiar with Windows 8! Yikes!!  So my arrangement may not be how I really would like this post to look.
Card#1   This is CASE'd from the DT at Taylored Expressions.    Stamps: Taylored Expressions(Wheelie Great and Woodland Winter sets); Designer Paper: WeR Memory Keeper (Winter Frost); Card Stock: Bazzill and Neenah; Colored with Copic Markers; Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Circle and Lacey Circle; My Favorite Things Die-Namics Fishtail Flags; Tiny Twinklettes (TE) and Glossy Accents.  Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Distress Inks for inking edges.
Card #2 CAS - I saw a card that was similar on Pinterest which I've CASE'd, the original is pinned on my Pinterest Cards and Tags site. The stamp is from Taylored Expressions (Christmas Blessing Set) and the dies are Spellbinder Nestie Hexagon and 2012 Snowflake Pendant. Designer Paper: Memory Box and Card Stock: Neenah and Bazzill; Ink: Russet Archival Ink; Stickles to accent the snowflake.
Card #3 Stamp: Unity Stamp Company and I've colored with Copic Markers and accented with Liquid Pearls and Glossy Accents.  Designer Paper: Memory Box; Card Stock: Bazzill and Neenah.  Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Distress Ink to blend.  Die:  Spellbinders Nestie Card Creator, A2 Matting Basics B.
Card #4: Stamp: Stampers Anonymous (wood mounted K5-1878);Colored with Copic Markers and accented with a Taylored Expressions Stamp (Woodland Winter and Wreath of Joy); Die: Spellbinder Nestie Scallop Circle and My Favorite Things Die-Namics Fishtail STAX; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Archival Crimson; Adhesive Pearls (stash); Designer Paper from a Taylored Expressions Key Ingredient Kit.Card Stock: Bazzill and Neenah.
Card#5 Stamp from Stampin' Up! (Evergreen set)colored with Copic Markers, sentiment:Hero Arts (wood mount: Believe); Designer Paper: Echo Park (Winter Wishes collection); Inks:Memento Tuxedo Black and numerous Distress inks for blending the background. Dies: Spellbinder Nestabilities Wonky Reverse Rectangle and A2 Matting Basics B; Taylored Expressions Mini Label die set and My Favorite Things Die-Namics Fishtale STAX.; Tiny Twinklettes and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and buttons and ribbon from my stash to accent.  
Card #6 Stamp from Our Daily Bread Designs(Luke 2:11 set); Ink: Memento, Tuxedo Black; Designer Paper:scraps from my collection of Christmas papers; Card Stock: Neenah Bright White; Adhesive pearls (from my stash).  Spellbinder Shapeabilities Nested Pine Trees Die.  I CASE'd this card from this year's CARD magazine (Dec 2012)
Well, thanks so much for making to the end of this LOOONG post! 
 Let me know which is your favorite. I'd love the feedback.  Have a safe and blessed New Year!
The wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure.  It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others.  It is full of mercy and good deeds. It shows no partiality and is always sincere.  James 3:17


  1. Wow!! They are all great but my favorites are #1 #4 and last. You did a great job on all of them and there is some great ways to use scraps.

  2. They are all delightful, but my favorite is the last one! This has been my favorite hymn this year ;0). JOY to the world the Lord has come!

  3. Oh my gosh! So many great cards in one post! Love them all. I hope you have a wonderful 2013 Natalie! XOXO

  4. Each card is unique and obviously crafted with love for each person. . .beautiful work, Natalie! I LOVE the last card. . .it is simply gorgeous! Praying you have a blessed New Year and that the Lord continues to give you much grace, wisdom, strength and love as you serve Him! Hugs!!

  5. WOOOOOW you have been busy! LOVE each of these cards! I esp love that first one with that tree on the car--TOOOOO cute:) And I LOVE #5--beautiful papers and design! LOVE x10000:)

  6. Wow, what an amazing parade of cards! Each is so beautiful, I love the ones with the banners.

  7. I don't know which is my favorite as I love them all. The joy with the stocking is very pretty, but so are the others. Beautiful job Natalie and Happy New Year my friend!

  8. Wow!! What a fabulous collection of Christmas cards Natalie! Loved your Christmas tree Wheelie Great card for sure! ;-)

    Hope you had a Very Merry Christmas and all the best to you and yours for the New Year too!