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Monday, December 29, 2014

Mr Cardmaker's Holiday Card Wrap-Up

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Well, I wanted to get the rest of my Holiday cards on the blog for future reference, since you never know when you're going to crash your computer.

Skipping the ado,
I made these--

 This was a "happy accident" card. I did all the stamping and coloring, then I screwed it all up by trying to color a background in.  Well, happily, my glue pen and some glitter hurried  to my rescue, and I ended up with these guys. Leaving the image UN-glittered was a fun and different look.

I made several--

And with a different snowman from the same SU stamp set, I made these--

 Same idea, slightly different execution.

Okay, moving right along--
I made these--

These were some of my favorites.  I love this set by Julie Ebersole for Ellen Hutson.
I think this card has a very late sixties feeling to it; like this card is something my grandparents (who were VERY hip) would have sent to friends back in the day.

 I love the shine that the Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder gives these bells!
This one (the prototype) got an extra bell. More merry, anyone?
Then, finally, I made these--

I love this Lawn Fawn set, with the happy messages in the steam coming off the mug of goodness.
It's hard to see, but I coated the mugs with both clear Wink of Stella AND Glossy Accents, and I used a white gel pen to pump up the marshmallows a bit.
It's such a shame that shiny stuff doesn't photograph well.  The background paper is all glittered, the stars are shimmery papers, and the doilies in the first shot are glitter paper as well.  Kinda all falls flat in the photos. Wop, wop... 
Well, that's about it for me for the holiday cards.  If you feel like you missed some (because they happened all through the year) and would like to see them, they are all found here--
And a non-card post--

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I can't tell you how much I appreciate your spending time with me, and especially your comments!

All Best, and Happy New Year!


  1. Wowza--what a recap! You are a cardmaking machine, Richard! My fave is the "sixties feel" one. Love the design!
    Thanks for sharing your creativity! Happy New Year to you and yours.

  2. You have been busy, sir!! LOVE all of your cards!!! :)

  3. Love them all - lucky recipients! I think the mug ones are my favorite. thanks for sharing!

  4. Boundless creativity. The sixties never looked so good! Love the retro feel. You seem to be making it a habit of creating magic out of happy accidents. Bob Ross would be proud!

  5. All are very pretty,love them,wishing you and yours a Blessed New Year!!!

  6. Eeek, you've used my favorite collection of Christmas paper ever ... the Crate Paper Peppermint line. Looks like you might have the 6x6 pad. I was lucky to score 12x12 packs of 25 sheets at Tuesday Morning last year for only $2. Still excited about that. Anyway, love your glitter on the outside of your snowman. I do agree with the 60's vibe of your bells card. Maybe it's the red edging? Wonderful!


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