"Where there is creativity, there is hope." ~ Donna Karan

Monday, November 28, 2011

Card Making Monday: Christmas Carnival Card

Welcome to Christmas at Chronically Creative 2011! Are you excited? You should be. I'm excited, just in case you couldn't tell. Eeeeeeeeee! Throughout December I'll be posting lots of creative Christmas craft projects but for today I have a cute Christmas card to show you!

I used pre-cut red card stock for this card and stuck down some striped paper as my background. I wish I could tell you what it's called but I did a huge paper haul and lost track, but any scrapbooking store will be sure to have something similar.

To create the snowflake background, I rolled some white card stock through my cuttlebug machine using the snowflake embossing folder. To get the green effect I dabbed one side of the embossing folder with a green ink pad before embossing.

I then stuck down a strip of green card stock and trimmed the left edge with decorative scissors. I then used a paper pricker to create the pretty holes and stamped a christmas sentiment using my clear stamp set and Memento ink in Tuxedo Black.

Lastly, I cut out a christmas tree from the Kaisercraft Carnival Collection, tied a green bow around the top and stuck it down. So there you have it, a really simple but fun and cheerful Christmas card.

I also embossed an envelope to match. Adorable, no?

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Anonymous said...

Love the card; looking forward to see what other cards you have in mind! This year, unfortunately, I'll have to rely on store bought cards for the most part; home-made for the special ones.

Alanna said...

Okay... this is awesome. LOVE LOVE LOVE your embossed envelope... very clever!! I keep meaning to try that technique with the ink on the embossing folder but I haven't yet. But I will! Thanks for the inspiration Emily. I love that embossing folder and your card is great :)

adventuresindinner said...

So cute! Must remember to actually mail my Christmas cards this week.

Thank-you so much for adding your creativity to our Pin'Inspiration Party this week.

Happy follower and would love if you popped by and grabbed a button.

Chris said...

Hi Emily, very pretty Christmas card. Thanks so much for sharing and Happy New Year. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

Miss Chronically Creative said...

Thank you for the sweet comments, everyone!

@adventuresindinner- I have grabbed a button, it's on my 'I like to partay' page :-)

@ Chris- Thank you so much! I will be sure to stop by your blog. Happy new year to you! x


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