Friday, December 4, 2009

Christmas Cards

It's that time of year again! Time for me to make Christmas cards and then send them to absolutely no one. I am so not a Christmas card kind of gal. My mom, on the other hand, mailed out her cards the day after Thanksgiving. No joke. She rocks out the Christmas cards.

I made these cards using my December Mosh Posh kit. I loved all of the fun October Afternoon patterned papers and the embellishments were just perfect for lots of fun cards!

I just love using up all of my scraps of paper to create pictures on my layouts or cards.

I hand cut circles from the patterned papers and then cut them in half to create the shingles for this little cottage. The sparkly tree is made from sticks that I covered in glitter and sequins.

This is my favorite card. I just love everything and anything about Christmas trees.

I drew a Christmas tree onto a piece of white cardstock and cut it out. I then attached all of the folded pieces of patterned paper. The final step was to trim the paper from around the cardstock. I thought it would be a cleaner shape that way.

The October Afternoon Very Merry Wild Cards were perfect for the sentiment that I wanted to portray on this card.

I hand cut the petals and leaves for the poinsettia. I layered the green rick rack on top of the leaves and stapled it all together. I just love the layering.

And those are my Christmas cards! This will be my very last Mosh Posh kit. It was a very difficult decision, but I decided not to try out for the design team this term. I have been with Mosh Posh for 2 years now and I am grateful to Kristen for giving me the opportunity to be a part of her team. Mosh Posh was my very first design team. I will miss working with Brooke, Jenny and Frances!! You guys are the best!! MUAH!

You know I wouldn't leave you without a giveaway!! Just leave me a comment telling me about what you have been doing to get in the holiday spirit and I will draw one winner who will receive a little package from me!! (There will be lots of red, white and green embellishments + a little chocolate, YUM!)

You have until Monday to leave me a comment! Happy Thursday!

20 comments:

Carmen O. said...

I just love these cards Estee! You are so very creative. I just may lift one or two them.

I'm just listening to Christmas music when I can...no one else seems interested in listening to it. I should get the tree up this weekend!

Thanks for your inspiration and the chance to win!

Michelle said...

Estee, I just loves these!! They are so fun!! Whomever receives these, are very lucky!!
Trying to get in the spirit of the holiday. Tonight, finally getting around to decorating the tree...
So sad to hear you are leaving MP, but completely understand. You know I am huge fan, no matter where you go!!! Happy Holidays, my friend!

Lamps Family said...

what cute cards!! I love them, I am really bad at getting Christmas cards out as well, I need to work on that! It's been hard for me to get into the holiday spirit lately, but yesterday I handmade some really cute crafts for gifts, I cute out my girls Christmas dresses and I have the ribbon for matching bows! I am now getting into the spirit :)

Heather Landry said...

All of your cards are completely adorable Estee! I'm sad to hear that you'll be leaving Mosh Posh! I know they'll miss you! I'll stay tuned to your blog to see what else you come up with! I've been getting into the Christmas spirit by doing a daily December class where we focus on the simple things that make Christmas wonderful! If I don't talk to you again before then, Merry Christmas!

{Sarah} said...

Aww, I'm going to miss stalking the gallery for your creations!! You'll be missed (but I'm still going to stalk your blog LOL). Oh and seriously YOU absolutely rocked those xmas cards... I mean, you outdid yourself this month! =)

Hmm, well I'm all about Xmas movies, decorating every inch of my house, creating my December Dailies album and baking cookies right now! I'm lovin' this December so far!

LRW said...

The cards are adorable!! I've been trying to get in the spirit by sending out my own Christmas cards and watching some favorite movies!

Heidi said...

Your mother has always rocked out the Christmas Cards!! Heck, your mom has always rocked out all cards!!

I've been thinking about you a lot lately.

(This is not an entry into your giveaway...bah humbug lol)

Denise Webb said...

Estee
I've missed you. I have already started baking/freezing Christmas cookies without you.

Denise (Aunt Lynn's friend)

Glynis said...

Cute cards. I love that you use scraps to create such adorable artwork! This year I've already put up the tree and several wreaths and garlands. I'm also photographing kids for xmas cards and trying to find time to get a little baking done to.

happydays525 said...

totally adorable cards!

Vel said...

Your cards turned out fantastic! Love them.

Let's see, to get in the holiday spirit I walked through Michael's and they were playing Christmas music and I was *forced* to buy a new ornament based solely on the fact that I was standing in front of it when I heard the music. And also I've got my shopping pretty much done, which means I can relax and enjoy the season. :)

Shana said...

These cards are awesome! Now I can't wait to get my stuff and play. Although most of my cards should be done by then. ;)


MP will be losing a really great design team member. No doubt I will continue to stalk your blog and see all your fab creations.

Going and getting our x-mas tree the weekend after Thanksgiving kicks off getting into the spirit. All the fall stuff comes down and all the x-mas goodness goes up. We also go to a light festival that weekend so that helps us get into the spirit.

Amy Coose said...

These cards are GORGEOUS!!! I love them all!

Ann Jobes said...

Your cards are gorgeous - I love all the little extras you add.

Heather said...

I'm really not a baker....but looking at your delicious photos, I'm ready to break out the sugar, eggs, flour and get baking!

shopgirlaudi said...

I just spent Friday night with friends making Christmas cards. It was a lot of fun, but I don't know that I will send them all out. I have high hopes. I've got my list going already and hopefully I'm planning on getting them out this weekend. Wish me luck;)

KateB said...

your cards look fantastic to me...now mine??? Hallmark baby! I can do a layout but no can do cards AT ALL..have been out of town but just got back 30 min ago and tomorrow will be spent getting the decorations, lights and wreaths up-then some Tim Holtz tag catchup...

kellie said...

Great cards, I love the layering! To get in the spirit of the holidays all I have to do is look at the faces of my kids. I love this time of year because of them. Kellie Cox

Juliana said...

I am late on the giveaway...but not why I am posting anyway! I just love those Xmas cards and you should certainly send the Xmas tree one to me! I just love it!!! But they are all super cute!!! Hope you are having a great holiday season!!!

Jennifer said...

Those are the cutest cards E.V.E.R!!!!!!