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Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas Inspiration - Cards


Over the last few days I've had my Christmas music playing, have put the Christmas decorations up and I am really getting into the Christmas spirit now.

I love the excitement that this time of the year brings. Don' t you?

And we're going to add to that excitement over the next few days as we share many amazing creations that the Design Team have be working on. Thanks for joining up for the festive week of Christmas inspiration.

How many of you like to make your own Christmas cards? I do, but I don't always have the time. However, if you haven't started yet or you just need some more ideas then you've come to the right place.
Today our Design Team has created a plethora of incredibly beautiful cards.


Christmas Card with detachable ornament



Supplies:Santa's Helper Pattern Paper, i-top 2.0, 28mm brad, Imaginisce red foam adhesive, Martha Stewart punch, Clear Snaps Glue Gloss, Clear Snaps Sparkle Fibers, Doodlebugs Christmas Twine, Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro


"Seasons Greetings"


Supplies:Santa's Little Helper Patterned Paper; Santa's Little Helper Chipboard Shape; Red and Silver i-Rock Gems; D-Stresser; Red Baker's Twine; White and Kraft cardstock.


"Celebrate the Season"

Supplies: Imaginisce (Santa's Little Helper patterned papers, die-cuts, sticker stackers, i-rock tool and Hot Rocks in Jewel & Crystal, Large Acrylic snowflake, Cottage Christmas Acrylic Snowflakes patterned paper, Foam Tape), Kraft Cardstock (The Paper Company), Blue Cardstock (Bazzill), 2 small acrylic snowflkaes (Dress It Up), Glue Arts (Glue Glider Pro, Perma Tac, Raisn's), Distress Inks By Ranger (Fired Brick, Weathered Wood & Walnut Stain), Martha Stewart Score Board, Other: Double Sided Tape, Seam Binding Ribbon, Sewing Machine & thread.


Card #1: "Merry Christmas"

Supplies: Imaginisce (Santa's Little Helper - patterned paper & die-cuts)

Card #2: "Ho, ho, ho"
Supplies: Imaginisce (Santa's Little Helper Papers, chipboard stickers), Colormates Deep Spring Green for 3D tree inside card, VersaMagic Tea Leaves Chalk Ink, MLS Black Glitter Alphas, Adornit Tiny Etched Natural Alphas


"The Magic of Winter"

Supplies: Gypsy™, Cartridge: Winter Woodland™, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Snowflakes™, Patterned Paper: , Imaginisce: Cottage Christmas "Swirly Snowflakes"™, Imaginisce: Cottage Christmas "Gingerbread Village"™, i-rock by Imaginisce™, Hot Rock Compact in Crystal (or Pink, Black, and Clear)™, Twine from The Twinery in Honeydew™, Imaginisce Colored Foam Tape in White™, Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro with Perma-squares™, Stickles in Diamond™, Button from my stash



We hope that you enjoyed these beautiful cards as much as we did.

To keep in this festive mood of giving we're going to be a having a wonderful giveaway for one of our lucky followers.


We're going to Giveaway ...

a full collection of Santa's Little Helper and
an i-rock tool
1 Hot Rocks Compact (Crystal)
1 tube of Glam Rocks (Red)

All you have to do is leave a comment on each of the Christmas Inspiration posts THIS WEEK (that's Monday to Thurday) and you'll be entered in a random draw.


Please join us tomorrow as we share some holiday Mini Albums!

101 comments:

Mary Ann Jenkins said...

Love each and every one of these sweet cards!! Thanks for the inspiration as always!

Matilda said...

Love the cards! Great inspiration and I would be making christmas cards soon. Really loving this year's christmas line! Thanks for the chance!

Kieara said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE these cards. I LOVE the Santa's Little Helper line... therefore, it's hard to to love all of these cards :)
Now if only I had time to make some holiday cards! :)

jime said...

I just love the card with ornament attach to it... super original!! Thanks for sharing!

Denay said...

These cards are adorable, especially the detachable ornament card. How unique!

marcia said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards! I especially love the detachable ornament idea!

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

All these cards are fantastic. I especially love that detachable ornament. I've been making mine with a detachable tag. I need to be able to mail them without too much bulk. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for a chance to win too.

Danielle Higginbottom-Brown said...

These are amazing!!!! Thank you for the chance!

Jeanette Marchand said...

All amazing! I love the first one, with the detachable ornament.
Thanks for the chance to win!

Drayia said...

Love the detachable ornament, what a lovely idea to add to a card. I could see using a small picture of the family on the centre, would make a perfect gift for relatives and close friends. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

Tracy said...

These are great cars, I especially love the idea of a detatchable ornament. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win.

jrugg said...

Love the cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

Queen Mary said...

These Christmas cards are great! I especially love the detachable ornament and the 3D interior Christmas tree! MaryVTapia@live.com

Angela said...

These projects are terrific and so inspiring! Lover the ornament!

Dr. J said...

I love all the dimension in these cards!
thanks for the inspiration and chance to win!

Samantha T. said...

Very cute inspiration today!

Janet Zeppa said...

Love all these adorable cards!

Laurel said...

Such cute inspiration!

Aimee Kidd said...

Fabulous creations today!! I love them all! Especially Courtney's "magic of winter" card! So elegant!!

TracyM said...

Those cards are all awesome! I think my favourites are the ornament card and the pop-out Christmas tree and the magic of winter and...ok, I love them ALL

{VICKI} said...

OMG
Love these cards
can't pick a fave--they are all so wonderful!

Dawn said...

these cards are so cute!!! I need to figure out how not to make the 25 of the same cards every year and make something fun and exciting for everyone...that might take me all year ;)
These are great inspirations!!!

Anna said...

Beautiful projects this week! I too am getting into the Christmas spirit!! YAHH!!! What a wonderful prize!!

Holly and little people said...

Wow, these cards are all stunning!

Heather said...

SO many gorgeous cards! I love them all!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

mommyof5kidz said...

LOVING the cards!!! THanks for the inspiration today!!!

M Munn said...

such fun and festive projects full of inspiration!!! tfs

connie said...

Love the cards, especially the one that turns into an ornament!

Kelly Massman said...

Wonderful, fun projects!!!!!

Scrapycandy said...

I think Heather's ornament is very inspiring. I immediately thought of someone I could give that to. Thanks.

CheckerBeads said...

wow!! fab cards! love all the 3-d embellishments!!

anne

Corina Daily said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS cards!!!!

Steffanie said...

Totally loving the Ho! Ho! Ho! card with the accordion tree inside! Brilliant!

DeeDee said...

The ornament card is fab!! I'm always a fan of cards with a take-away gift and this one is top notch! :D

Jamie said...

Very pretty cards:)

tndj said...

Love all the cards. Gave me some great ideas for next year. Love the ornament one but will the post office take it? They all are super. Might have to do lots of different cards next year as they all are so great. Would not know which one to chose so do all and family members would get different ones.

Lindy said...

Always such wonderful inspiration from the DT! I love it!!!!

Maricela said...

I love the idea of a card and an ornament...great projects...can't wait to get started on my Christmas cards

Christa Allgood said...

Love the ornament!! Great idea!!

ShoppingTamii said...

LOVE 'em!!!

Kim said...

These cards are so cute. I love the detachable ornament on the card, that is such an awesome idea!

Yvonne said...

LOVE the detachable ornament!!! is there a link to a tutorial? :)

minniemouse said...

I finished my cards already, but I might have to make more after seeing these.

Kimberli said...

I'm loving all the Christmas inspiration - I definitely need it to get all of my Christmas projects done! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Auntie Em said...

What pretty cards! They are each so festive and fun.
Thanks for sharing! :)

antenucci said...

What an awesome prize!!! I'd love to win.

Kerys said...

WOW! What fantastic inspiration! I lOVE the card with the detachable ornament! May have to give this one a try! Thank you x

Tiffany Hood said...

I love every one of these cards! The first one with the detachable ornament is my favorite! Beautiful!

Snips and Snails said...

Todays cards are so cute! I love the one with the ornament and the pop up tree. Fantastic!

sharon g said...

You have no IDEA how much I would love to win!!!! SO cute.

Amanda said...

Fantastic cards! I love the idea of including a detachable ornament.

B. Poteraj said...

The Santa is SOOOO cute! I love that an ornament is attached. NICE!

st_mccall said...

These cards are GREAT! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win.

Liz said...

Leave it up to Imaginisce to amaze us with every collection, and a terrifc DT.

Miss Cooper said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!!

loving3boys1girl said...

Great cards! I need the inspiration as I have to sit down and make 15-20 this week!

~Tracy

OneScrapHappyMomma said...

OMG, so glad I haven't finished my cards yet! Such great inspiration here! Off to make a few of these little cuties!

Romy said...

These cards are all gorgeous! I especially love the gorgeous handmade flower on the first one.

Chelle said...

I love all the cards. They are amazing.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Such beautiful work! These cards are works of art! Thank you so much!
Lisa

TheIrishScrapper said...

Great projects! Look forward to seeing more. Thanks Shannon theirishscrapper2011@gmaildotcom

Cynthia B. said...

Amazing cards! I love the little details and surprises that your designers use...Heather's ornament card, Rhonda's 3D tree inside her card...and of course all the gems that the irock tool can apply - just fabulous!

Christina Hoffman said...

These are all amazing! I'm going to have to recreate Heather Leopard's ornament.

mimisimon said...

Fantastic cards and other ideas today.

Heather Landry said...

These cards are all beautiful! I love the three dimensional tree and the ornament on the front of the card. Way cool!

Ange said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the detachable ornament.

McVic said...

Oh such cool cards love the ornaments!!
cant wait to see what else is up this week!!
kacee
youhadmeatscrap.blogspot.com

Kendra K said...

I really like the idea of a detachable ornament.

Carol said...

Amazing cards - lovin the detachable ornament TFS

Carol W.
workmanscraps(at)gmail(dot)com

Miriam Prantner said...

Great cards! I love the one with the dimensional tree on the inside as well as the removable ornament...the card that keeps on giving. Thanks for all the inspiration!

~amy~ said...

such SWEET cards...love them ALL!!!

Amanda said...

Wow, all the cards today are stunning!! I just love the one with the detachable ornament.. Thanks for the chance to win..

Scrappy hugs
Amanda :0)
amandascraftsandmore(at)hotmail(dot)com

Angie said...

Simply sweet cards! I just adore this collection!

Alwayscharlie said...

Awesome projects today!! This is such a fun line to create with!

smilesmoore2 atverizon dotnet

Kathy said...

Beautiful cards! I really like the card with the wreath ornament. Thanks for all the inspiration!

LisaB said...

Love the cards!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Melinda said...

Love all the cards, especially the first one with the detachable ornament! Cute!

Michelle said...

Beautiful cards. Love the Santa ornament.

DonnaSue said...

Very nice cards...love the little green Christmas tree! Thanks!

LolĂ´ Artesanato said...

Gorgeous cards Girls
tks for inspiration!
xx
Leila
leilacassimira@gmail.com

Liz said...

Great variety of cards

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! I love love love that first card--amazing papers and design! Great projects!

PamS said...

I have already made my cards this year but these make me want to get started on next years.

Izzyb said...

What a super fun collection of cards. Love them!

ajmaluck said...

These cards are simply gorgeous. Love the one that becomes an ornament. Can't wait to try making one.

SandiB said...

What gorgeous cards. Hard to pick a favorite. They are all unique. Thanks for the chance to win an awesome prize.

Carol said...

Very cute card ideas! Thanks!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007@gmail.com

DeniseP said...

Such wonderful ideas! Thank you for sharing and having some cheery Christmas spirit with this fabulous giveaway!

callyannc said...

Awesome projects! So pretty! Where can I get that cute elf? TFS CallyAnn

Gail said...

Great idea, the cards with detachable ornaments!
They're beautiful!

Iris said...

Awesome cards. Iris

Frankenmunster said...

oh I LOVE the card by Sophia Allison with the little tree on the inside! I have done a few of these cards with these in the inside and i love them! super cute! great job ladies!

stpatschappy said...

What amazing cards. Love them! I love getting together with the whole family.

JoAnn Heinbuch said...

What lovely cards ... And all the techniques

Lucy said...

Great cards! Thanks for the inspiration :)

monica said...

meraviglioso

Moni said...

Gorgeous projects. Hugs,moni

Sandi said...

Oh my....these cards are so beautiful...thanks for the inspiration!

Sue D said...

Great cards--I esp like the idea of the detachable ornament.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Moondust47 said...

Oh wow!! What a way to get into the xmas spirit!

Barbara said...

What great inspiration! I'm ready to start my countdown to Christmas with Imaginisce to help me!

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