The musings and offerings of a burgeoning greetings master

Friday, December 19, 2014

Mr Cardmaker Gets Punchy and Stick(er)y

..................Hey there!  This is my SECOND post today--Scroll down for the earlier one!...................

SO, after my rant about eBay the other day, I return, hat in hand, to show you the cards I made with the mitten punch that I bought, you guessed it, on eBay! (Wait, whaaaaaaat?)

This thing is soooo cute, and it was a good deal, so I didn't fall into that crazy eBay trap.  I opened it up, tested it, then IMMEDIATELY ran and got a bunch of papers and sat down for a night of TV and crafting.

Oh, yeah, I also found these sweeeeet dimensional stickers from American Crafts at JoAnn's for $1.00 (!), so I bought eight sets, I think.  More on those later...

I made these--

These were so easy to put together, once everything was punched out.  My papers did so much of the work for me, some twine and glitter were all the additions that were needed.

Once I finished with my need for mittens, I grabbed my stickers and came up with these puppies--

I really love the graphic quality of these stickers.  Happy cards! And SO fast!

I find it really a really fun little challenge to see how many ideas I can come up with using the same collection of elements. 
Obviously, some turn out slightly better than others, but that's when I fall back this age old adage--

"They're getting a handmade card. They'd probably love it if you scribbled with a crayon." 

You DO know this old adage, right?
LIVE by it; make it your mantra!

Hoo, boy. I think my brains are suffering from working on a diet of coffee and Christmas cookies...

I'm getting a haircut today.  SO excited! You really don't wish to look at me in this "before" state...
Hope you have something to look forward to this weekend!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
All Best-


  1. These are so sweet Richard! Way to go! I am in Christmas card crunch time! :) Jill

  2. The black background is very unique to Christmas cards and lends a great deal of intensity and depth. Love 'em!

  3. Wow!! So many fabulous cards Richard! You are on a roll! Love them!

  4. That mitten punch is so fun and love that you can use up small scraps for them. I really love your sticker cards because I have to admit that I almost never use stickers...even though I have a ton of them. I need to pull some of mine out and start thinking of ways to use them on cards! Thanks for sharing! (off to read your EBAY rant...haha)

  5. WOOT! I recognize these mittens!! I love the wonderful creative cards you've put together here! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Hugs!

  6. All of your cards are wonderful! My fave is the Deck the Halls it! Haircuts are really exciting here. I trim on it myself until it's scary, and then expect my Aveeda stylist to make me look presentable. So far, so good! Great post!

  7. Absolutely love every one of them!! Outstanding. Especially the one where the mittens are holding hands : ) I too like to challenge myself to see what different things I can make from one set of items. thanks for sharing!

  8. Such a curte idea with the mittens holding hands!!!


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