Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Shabby Chic Christmas cards and tag

Well I hope you didn't wait til today to do your shopping for Thanksgiving.  It's going to be crazy in the grocery stores.  We actually celebrated Thanksgiving on Halloween this year while my daughter and boyfriend were visiting from Colorado.  It doesn't matter what day you do it on.  For us it was about recapturing some of that family time cooking in the kitchen together, singing Christmas carols, and just enjoying being together.  I treasure those moments even more since my children are grown now.  We stopped at putting up the Christmas tree though.  It was just way too early for that.  I miss having my girl with me every Thanksgiving, it's just not the same with out her.  I hope you enjoying your family's as well this year!

Today's project ...

LOVE this color combo and I'm hoping to make lots more of these cards to mail out while I'm on my trip to Georgia this week.  Here's the problem.  I don't have any more of that lace, trim or the sentiment.  So if I can find suitable substitutes .... some of you may be seeing this one show up in your mail box.  This one is designed using Hero Arts "Branch and Flourish".  I think I picked this one up at Michaels a few month's ago.

I love sending cards.  I can't make any promised because I'm not sure how many cards I will get done on my trip ... but if I don't already have your address and you would like to receive a Christmas card from me :
Email me your address and birthday to

I design this one using a retired set by Gina K. Designs.  But another image I can see on this layout is a large deer in green ink, leaping across, above the sentiment.
Like these :
"Christmas Silhouettes" (I've seen this one at local craft stores)

Or even better .... look what I found :

Waltzing Mouse's "Vintage Ornaments"

and here is a Christmas tag using "A Very Merry Christmas"

Check out all the details below.

I'm going to take a break from the daily inspiration for Thanksgiving but will be back with more to share Nov. 30th.  See ya then!
hugs, Melisa


Christmas Blessings - 4.25” x 5.5”

Stamp : Hero Arts
Ink : Glimmer Mist “Piece of My Heart”, Momento “Bamboo Leaves”, Tsukineko “Pearlescent Chocolate”
Dies : Spellbinders, Cheery Lynn Designs
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug
Punch : Martha Stewart
Sentiment : Flower Soft
Flower : Offray

Trim cream cardstock, emboss, ink and adhere to card front. 
Die cut doily from tissue paper and spray with ink.  Die cut label,
emboss, and ink.  Stamp tree, trim and ink.  Adhere doily, lace
trim, label, and tree to card front.  Punch snow flakes and ink. 
Spray trim.  Adhere trim, snow flakes, sentiment, and flower
to card front.

Merry Christmas - 4.25” x 5.5”

Stamps : Gina K. Designs
Ink : Glimmer Mist “Piece of My Heart”, Momento “Bamboo Leaves”, Tsukineko “Pearlsecent Chocolate”
Dies : Spellbinders, Cheery Lynn Designs
Embossing Folder : The Paper Studio
Sentiment : Flower Soft 
Flower : Offray

Trim cream card stock a little smaller than card front, emboss,
and ink. Die cut doily with tissue paper and spray with ink. 
Die cut label from cream card stock, emboss, and ink edges. 
Adhere card stock panel, doily, label, lace trim to card front. Stamp ornament images, trim, and ink edges. Adhere images, inked trim, sentiment, and flower to card front.

Season’s Greetings Tag - 2 ¼” x 4 ¼”
Stamps : Gina K. Designs
Doily : Joann’s Fabric
Ink : Tsukineko “Pearlescent Chocolate”, Glimmer Mist Spray Ink, Momento “Bamboo Leaves”
Dove Blender Pen     Ribbon and Flower : Offray
Punch : Martha Stewart          Sentiment : Flower Soft
Embossing Folder : Cuttlebug

Cut tag from cream card stock, emboss and ink.  Spray
paper doily.  Stamp image on book paper, color with inks
and Dove Blender Pen, and trim.  Punch snow flakes and ink. 
Layer all elements.  Tie ribbon and adhere.


tigerlille said...

So pretty! And aren't you sweet to offer to send cards to your subscribers! I won't burden you, because I have zero storage space, yet am not capable of throwing out a great homemade card.

Shirley said...

Melisa, these are just so lovely. Very feminine and the vintage touch is beautiful!! The first card is wonderful the way you did the tree and distressed the edges everywhere else too! The second card is just a awesome. I am really in love with the Offray flowers too! Your tag is really a keeper too!

kiwimeskreations said...

Beautiful cards and tag Melisa - I can see why you love those colours together!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Lovely card Melisa! Love the colors and the fibers. I am - with you- Holidays like Thanksgiving are to celebrate with family! No shopping for us..... Have a safe trip and hope you get lots of crafting done while on the road!

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