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Saturday, 15 November 2008

...quick and easy Christmas cards

Ed - I sponged ripe avocado and spring moss around the edges.

This was the first and easiest Christmas card I made for the Guest star stamper challenge at PapertreyInk, about 5 mins for this. I masked off a square and used the flourish, sentiment and star from the Silent Night set. Then I sponged a little Ripe Avocado round the edges and took away the masking paper. mounted it on Ripe Avocado - I was quite pleased with how simple this was.


The next card was basically the same but I added a wee embossed frame with my nestabilities and embossed the star. Think it just finishes the card slightly better. There's a couple more variations below - I like how this works with any set. I made around 8 of these I'll post the rest tomorrow hopefully. These may just be what I send out this year, they're so quick. Hope they tickle.

19 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Claire! The second one if my fav - just striking and stunning! :)

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  2. wow claire, each one is gorgeous!!

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  3. They are all very beautiful but I have to agree with Julie, the second one is perfect!! What a great card to mass produce.

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  4. Beautiful as usual Claire! So glad I came to look at these now, saves me from staying up to see if I won - he-he! You got me hands down here :-) I so wish I had that flourish stamp so I could CASE these!

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  5. Claire, these are simply lovely--perfect!

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  6. CONGRATS on your WIN Claire!!! You're the GSS ... again! :) I see a trend!! Great job Claire!

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  7. These are absolutely bea-u-ti-ful, Claire! And congrats on winning GSS! Stunning work, once again!

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  8. These are just beautiful Claire. Congratulations. -Molly B

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  9. Clare~I love this card. I'm doing something similar to this for my cards---I love embossing the square on the white cardstock and adding something inside! Thanks for the great idea~

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  10. Th cards are really pretty! I love that PTI flourish!

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  11. You have totally inspired me! So want to try this out this weekend! I don't have the squares yet but I'll have to try it wih the ones I do have. Claire! You are one talented lady...every card in this post is stunning!

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  12. They're all beautiful, Claire, but I'm in agreement with the majority here, the 2nd one with the Nestie embossed square and gold-embossed star is perfection! So classy & so stunning!!!
    If I case this for my card, I'll have to be sure to tell my Irish relatives who inspired me! ;-)

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  13. They are all very pretty. Congratulations on winning.

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  14. Very elegant. These are finally inspiring me to get to work on designing and making my Christmas cards!

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  15. Gorgeous Claire!!! Congrats on your win!

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  16. Oh Claire, you won!! You won!! You won!! Way to go girl!! You are amazing!!

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  17. These are simply elegant! Claire, you did an amazing job on these. The embossing frame is awesome! Great work! Best, Curt

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  18. Stunning cards, my favourite is the first one - love the star. Kirsten. PS Thanks for the shortbread recipe, it looks simple enough, especially for a hopeless case like me! :)

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