Thursday, December 24, 2009

A Very Merry Christmas

This card for hubby is pretty much an all die cut card. We've been house hunting for over 10 months now and when we started in the spring we had hoped to be in a house for Christmas but alas we will have to wait. We came close once but lost in a bidding war. I sure hope there's more inventory on the market in the spring. When it's meant to be we'll be ready! So one of the things we want in a house is a squirrel-friendly tree. We have a soft spot for critters, our cat loves watching them and our son says 'gwirl' everytime he sees one. It's all very cute! So of course I designed this card with our Christmas wish in mind.

Sources: SU Very Vanilla, Basic Grey & Going Grey textured cardstock; Bazzill Basics textured red cardstock; AC textured earth tones cardstock; QuicKutz house & tree; Sticky Note Mini Alphabet Set; QuicKutz Epic Six; The Japanese Paper Place silver origami foil; standard hand held single hole punch; Gutermann metallic silver thread; dimension squares

This card for my sweet boy features a dog! Ever since I cut out a bunch of these, he's been trying to climb up on the table to get at them. Yup, he's at that stage where I really have to watch him or he might have a terrible fall. A couple of times he's managed to get a hold of them and with a big smile on his face says 'wo-wo-wo' as he does whenever he sees any dog, real or not. I love those moments! I can't wait 'til he sees his card tomorrow.

Sources: SU Ruby Red cardstock; The Paper Company white weave cardstock; GinaK 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; Aitoh origami foil; SU tearing edge; ColorBox Verdigris pigment ink; Hobby Hot Boss; Cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder; The Old Island Stamp Co. 575-A sentiment; Pink Cat Studio Dog Elf in Present digital image; Copics; Stickles xmas red; QuicKutz Epic Six; dimension squares

We're going to have dinner at my parents' house tomorrow and I could've given them any of my leftover Christmas cards but I felt like making another one. They haven't put up a tree since I moved to San Diego in 2004 so I thought I would use some of my leftover trees from making these cards. It's also tradition that we don't exchange gifts because we don't really need anything but love. We just bring food to enjoy and exchange cards. I've made their cards ever since I was a little girl and so it continues. That's what makes them happy!

Sources: SU Ruby Red cardstock; The Paper Company weave white cardstock; AC textured earth tones cardstock; Halcraft smooth white cardstock; Sunshine Designs CG030 Christmas Trees; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Copics; The Old Island Stamp Co. 575-A sentiment; Rubber Stampede Red pigment ink; ColorBox Verdigris pigment ink; PSX Red & Malachite embossing tinsels; Hobby Hot Boss; SU scallop edge punch; dimension squares

I hope everyone has an absolutely splendid Christmas! :)


Cindy Haffner said...

Oh what fun and so adorable. Merry Christmas.

Inkerbelle said...

Such wonderful and thoughtul cards, Emily! Happy Christmas to you and your family and I hope you'll find the perfect home in the New Year!!!