Friday, September 11, 2015

Holiday Card Inspiration {Avery Elle}

Hello friends, 

Happy Friday!  I don't know about you, but I am so thrilled that the weekend has arrived.  Holiday weekends are wonderful, but on the flip side, it always seems that we try to cram 5 days of crazy into the remaining 4 days.

I am also thrilled to be up on the Avery Elle blog today with a pair of Holiday cards.  My first card uses the Beautiful Bows stamp set.  With it, I created a completely flat card- perfect for sending through the mail.  

I cut a wonky panel from white card stock and stamped the ribbons with Cherry Pigment Ink.  I stamped the ribbon with the bow first, masked the bow and stamped the vertical ribbon.  The other ribbon stamp (sans bow) did not quite extend the length of the panel, so I used the masked bow as a meeting place.  The bow covers where the seam would hit, so I didn't have to worry about lining it up perfectly.   I left the bow mask in place when I stamped the tag and sentiment.   I adhered the stamped panel to a notecard from the Lucky Collection.  

My next card used the Snow Globe stamp set and coordinating Elle-ment dies.  I built a little snow globe scene using the stamps and die cuts, assembled it and adhered it to a notecard that I covered with a piece of patterned paper from the Jewel Collection Paper Pad.  I wrapped a bit of baker's twine around the base of the snow globe and stamped the sentiment onto a banner from the Build A Banner stamp set.  I used the coordinating banner Elle-ment dies to cut out the banner.  I don't normally think of traffic signal colors as holiday colors, but I thought this color combination looked festive and fun.

That's all for me today, but be sure to stop by the Avery Elle blog for even more inspiration from the Avery Elle team! 

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Lovely, awesome cards - when I first saw the ribbon card - I thought there was actual ribbon on it - that is how perfect it looks!! I am amazed by your talent and then I saw your snow globe card and was delighted with how perfect and fun and cool it was!!! SO much fun to see these cards!!!

  2. Love these cards, you are way ahead on Christmas!


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