Friday, September 5, 2008

Christmas Cards in September?

Yep, that is right, Christmas Cards in September. A customer of mine is hosting a small workshop on Sunday and she wanted to do Christmas cards, so that is what we are doing! I defiantly wasn't in the mood for Christmas, but once I got going, it was fun. She said she wanted to do a "pop-up" card. So I did two different variations of a "pop-up" card. The first one is called a "free standing pop-up" card. The picture might me hard to tell, but the Riding Hood Red tag thing in the middle is "popping up" from the base of the card. This card is neat, because is does fold flat and fit into a standard size envelope. I added a few die cut snowflakes I made using the Big Shot to give it a little more 3-d.

The second "pop-up" card is this one. I made the front of this card plane, because the inside is exciting! The second picture of it shows the "pop-up" part from the side.The size of this card is 6 1/2" X 3 1/4".

This next card is made from a flower set! It is from the Fabulous Flower Stamp Set. I stamped the "flower" and then cut around the edge of it and then punched out the middle the make the wreath shape. Then I added the berries and the five petal flower punch to finish it off. I created the Close to Cocoa background by scoring it and then sponging over it.
The last card we are doing at her workshop is very simple, using very few supplies and colors, but striking at the same time. I CASED it from LateBlossom on Splitcoast Stampers (SCS). The background is done by sponging. I really like this card! Thanks LateBlossom for the inspiration!


Ruth Shanahan Allmart said...

Hi Rochelle! I just found your blog on splitcoast and have added you to my favs. You do really nice work. I look forward to checking in with you often :o) Have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

Rochelle...I'm so proud of you. Your blog is very inspiring and now I want to make the beautiful "tree's" Christmas card. I best get busy now to have them ready on time. Thank you for all the ideas! Melody Frizzell

Anonymous said...

Hi Rochelle,
Just saw your blog and I know that you are very creative and I am proud that you can show others your talent. I enjoy all of your cards and ideas. Keep up the good work!

Carol Scheevel said...

Love your Wreath made from Fabulous Flowers! How cool is that! I must give it a try. I also love your Christmas tree card made by masking the edges of the white cardstock. Simple yet stunning!
Carol Scheevel

Heather said...

Very nice cards, and what a great blog. I've just found it while browsing SCS. I've added you to my favorites!