Monday, November 9, 2009


Since I'm not doing my traditional Christmas Card Cranks this year, I wanted to give you some easy card ideas that you could do at home. I was hit by the Icicle Inspiration this morning and made this set in less than 2 hours. That included cutting, digging through the ribbon drawer and everything! What's Icicle Inspiration? It's the gorgeous Icicle Rub-ons in the Holiday Mini catalog (p. 27, #116804, $10.95). You get 2 sheets -- one with silver and the other with white.

This photo shows all 14 cards together. I used one sheet of the rub-ons, so you could really get twice as many cards. I actually used one more rub-on on Brocade Blue cardstock and it didn't show up very well, so you could get 30 cards from one package of rub-ons. As you can tell, I varied the embellishments so you could see what the various ribbons or brads look like. For all the cards, I used a card base of either Bordering Blue or Whisper White, then a layer of 4" x 5 1/4" Night of Navy for the rub-ons. The sentiments are all from Four The Holidays in the Holiday Mini catalog (p. 19, #116921, $13.95 for the set of 4). They're stamped in Night of Navy on a 1" x 3 1/2" piece of Whisper White which is layered on a 1 1/4" x 3 3/4" piece of Bordering Blue. Actually, there's one renegade that has a piece of Real Red instead. I wish I'd done a few more of those because I like the "pop" that it gives. I realized at some point that I needed to be careful about making the cards too patriotic LOL

So, now let's look at them closer up. Please excuse the line running through the scans. I have no idea what's causing that. I experimented with various ribbons and brads. If you're mailing these, you probably want to avoid the big knots or bows unless you have a really nice Post Office. When I only had a couple cards to go I remembered that you can use rub-ons on ribbon. Check out the ones on the wide red ribbon. Cool, huh!
So, which embellishment do you like best on these cards?

If you want to order the supplies to make these cards, you can do that directly from my website or by calling or emailing me. Remember to order your envelopes too. Let me know if you have any questions or comments.



Kathy W said...

they really pop on navy cs, great idea

Erin said...

ooh I can't wait for the rub ons! So pretty.

Holly said...

How pretty! I especially like the rub-ons on the ribbon--really cool effect!

Jana Emmert said...

Just beautiful, Sharon! I love the unexpected use of Rich Razzleberry.