December 15, 2012

Christmas Cards And A Blog Hop Add Up To Lots Of Fun & Blog Candy!

Welcome to the blog hope. So happy to see you have joined us and all the blogs as they are making many special projects along the way. Here is a list of all the blogs involved please make sure you visit each of them as many have blog candy to share with some lucky commenter!
  1. Pam - The Bug Bytes
  2. Michelle - Lady of Leisure Ink
  3. Danita - Danita's Designs 
  4. Elizabeth - 217 Creations
  5. Beth - ThunderbirdLindy By Design 
  6. Lisa - Lisa's Craft Room 
  7. Denine – Pumkin Spice
  8. Lori - Scrappin My Stress Away
  9. Adele- Adele's Creations 
  10. Sheila - She's A Sassy Lady
This is a close up of the project we are going to make today... You are going to love both projects as I am demonstrating how to heat emboss your Christmas cards to make them look elegant while keeping them easy enough to mass produce!

Here is a close up of the first card we will be looking at today. I used the Cuttlebug to emboss the edges and then I heat embossed the Nativity scene on the card. It looks so elegant. Be sure to watch the video for all the details.


Now wasn't that easy? And you can see how fast that would go if you did them in assembly line fashion. I did two in a half an hour and that was not know what or how to make.... the next should go much faster.

Now it is time for the second card. This one is a little more work but so worth the effort that you put into it. The stamp I purchased is from I Brake For Stamps and it is so awesome that I just love it. If  I remember correctly it was under $6 too!


Don't you just love the effect the heat embossing and then painting in the image makes? This just opens up so many ideas for me that I just need more time to create!


This is the card completed but it really is prettier in person as you see all the glitter and sparkle it has. I hope that you give this a try.


Here is a close up of the double embossed card using bot techniques and I just love how it turned out, don't you. The embossing folder is Tiffany and it was so easy to use.


This is a close up of the card and look how it just shimmers in the light. I just love the elegant look and feel to this card and it was so easy to make.


Here is the completed card, beautiful, isn't it?
I challenge you to emboss something this week using either method. I am giving away a wonderful prize this week. All you need to do is leave a comment and you are eligible to win. You have until Friday the 21st at 4:00PM to leave a comment and the winner will be announce on Saturday the 22nd of December.  The winner will receive this wonderful bag by Creative Memories. I have one and I store all my tools in it and I love it.


I hope you enjoyed today's post and have been to all the blogs on the hop.... You now need to go back to visit Pam at the Bug Bytes and link up for her challenge and you could win a gift there too.
Thank you for your sweet sweet words of encouragement. You comment inspire me to continue sharing with you. Have a blessed day & Merry Christmas!
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