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!

33 comments:

June Houck said...

Beautiful and elegant!

Pam said...

Love love both the cards. Got to love heat embossing ! Great video. You know I love drinking a cup of coffee and watching your video!

SherriB said...

Beautiful cards, Sheila! I see you really are enjoying the embossing. It really makes a card so much prettier.

sherri_braun@hotmail.com

Karon said...

Sheila - these are so beautiful - what fabulous cards and love the embossing. TFS and have a great weekend.

Adele Karabadji said...

Lovely cards Sheila as always, I so enjoy my coffee break with you and your video's :)
Hugs
Adele

Lisa said...

What gorgeous cards Sheila, love the heat embossing, it makes them shimmer.

Lori Apgar said...

Sheila your cards are just gorgeous!!!! Your embossing is making me regret getting rid of all of my powders years ago!!! I just love the look, but my projects never turned out as gorgeous as yours!!!

So glad to be in this hop and on the DTs with you!!!

ladybugstamper said...

Hi! I love heat embossing and your work is beautiful, thanks for sharing

Michelle said...

WOW Sheila those cards are both so very elegant. Great videos. I struggled without an 'embossing buddy' (the anti-static thing you mention,) it really does make embossing life easier.

SherriC. said...

so so pretty Sheila, I love to heat emboss, and haven't done it in so long, thanks for the inspiration....

danita k said...

These are beautiful cards Sheila. I love heat embossing and you make it look so simple. Great job!!!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Your poinsettias look amazing
Cheers
Dr Sonia
soniasv@rediffmail.com

KAT said...

i totally forgot to emboss any of my cards this year...what was i thinking? these definitely are very ellegant. i might have to make some now for next year. i'm a new follower.

Cropalcoholic!! said...

Your card is beautiful!! Thanks for the video demonstration.

ScrappinFabPam said...

Love your card.. I'm a new follower..

BethAnn M said...

Beautiful cards, Sheila, & the videos are so imformative. I look forward to all of your videos, as I always learn something new. I have embossed before, but need to try some of your tricks, now! FYI, if you don't have an embossing buddy to remove static just use a dryer sheet; everyone has these! Merry Christmas. BethAnn M.

Mary Jean said...

beautiful card!

Lori Comeau said...

Awesome job, Love the glitter.
http://lorisartsyobsession.blogspot.com/

flowerdisco said...

oh sheila, i am a sucker for those poinsettias, i just love it. the embossing in gold, oh my! so pretty! :)

Carrie K said...

Beautiful cards, Sheila. I have a little tip for you- on your bigger stamps, use one of your cuttlebug plates! Works great and you already have it!!

Pam said...

Beautiful, beautiful cards!

Sara Andrews said...

Thanks for the embossing lesson!! It adds so much to your cards.

Vickie said...

Beautiful!!!





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scootingranny said...

Fabulous cards! I am working on mine and they are black, gold and white, too. I will be heat embossing the sentiment on front in gold, too. Great minds think alike? Thanks for sharing your embossing tips.

Dawn, RI said...

The poinsettia card is beautiful...
DawnRI

Mylene said...

Love your cards, Sheila. I love it when "we can chat while we scrap."
You didn't mention the name of the embossing gold you used. Is it from CTMH? I didn't know about the liquid pearls, where are those from and what's the name?
Thanks
Mylene
mylenew@gmail.com

Josie0602 said...

Beautiful cards! Love the glittery look!

Tracy

Becky said...

Love the cards. They are so pretty. I love to emboss.

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

Elegant cards, Sheila! I need to get me some embossing powders. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lori said...

Sheila, these cards are beautiful. I love how you kept them simple in design but elegant and classic looking.

Peneeeee said...

I love the gold on both cards. Beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win!

Design Originals by KC said...

Love your vids... and your cards are soooo inspiring!!! Just like you! I hope you plan a few vids next year on how you make your vids so nice! I want to do that next year :) Kathi

Jenny said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! Definitely will scraplift these ideas!!! Thanks for sharing your creativity!!!