Snowflakes and Santa Merry Christmas Card

Snowflakes and Santa Christmas Card with Crafty Secrets Vintage Santa Digital Stamps

Snowflakes and Santa Merry Christmas Card

Happy Christmas Week, everyone!  I’m just dropping in real quick to share this cute Santa card I made using a digital stamp from the new Vintage Santas set from Crafty Secrets.  Take a look:

Snowflakes and Santa Christmas Card with Crafty Secrets Vintage Santa Digital Stamps

Isn’t he jolly?  I printed him out twice, then added flocking and some glitter glue to his beard and hat of one image.  I fussy cut that image and popped it onto foam squares over the 2nd copy.  I also added some glitter glue to the snowflakes behind Santa, and colored the frame with colored pencils and a gold Sharpie.  I think he turned out rather well!

Here’s the inside:

Snowflakes and Santa Christmas Card with Crafty Secrets Vintage Santa Digital Stamps

I kept it simple with a space large enough for a quick note.

That’s it for me!  Have a lovely day 🙂

Sparkly Merry Christmas Fun Fold Card

Fun Fold and Sparkly Merry Christmas Card by Paper Melody's

Sparkly Merry Christmas Fun Fold Card

Hello, everyone!  Are you glad it’s Friday?  I can’t believe how fast this week has gone by!  I’ve been working hard on Christmas cards, and I have a fun one to share with you today.  Take a look:

Fun Fold and Sparkly Merry Christmas Card by Paper Melody's

I added a lot of glitter glue to this one, and it sparkles so nicely!  The pictures don’t do it justice.

Fun Fold and Sparkly Merry Christmas Card by Paper Melody's

There’s a better shot of the cool folding action.  I used my Silhouette machine to cut out the “merry christmas,” then added light blue glitter glue to make them pop.

Fun Fold and Sparkly Merry Christmas Card by Paper Melody's

I kept the inside simple, with plenty of space for note-writing.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a lovely weekend!

Merry Christmas Joy Fold Card

Joy-Fold Merry Christmas Card by Paper Melody's

Merry Christmas Joy Fold Card for Mojo Monday and Craft Hoarders Anonymous

Hello again and happy Wednesday!  I’ve been listening to Christmas music non-stop this week to get my mind into the “holiday crafting” mode – do you do that?  I find it really helpful.  Anyway, today’s card is doing double duty; I used this week’s Mojo Monday sketch and am playing along with Challenge #21 at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!  Here’s the sketch and challenge description:

Challenge #21 Celebrate the Season

Raise your hands if you hoard Christmas or other winter holiday items! Who has a drawer full of  “retired” holiday papers and embellishments? Who goes crazy over the candy cane ribbons or the sparkly embellishments? Share a winter or seasonal holiday project with us. We would love to see your Christmas projects, but you may also enter Hanukkah,Kwanza, New Year’s, other holiday celebration projects, or any winter-themed projects. Celebrate the season with us!

It felt great to pull out all of my Christmas supplies and dig through to find things I’ve had for years.  Here’s the card I came up with:

Joy-Fold Merry Christmas Card by Paper Melody's

 

The paper on this card came from the very first stack of Christmas paper I ever bought…6 or 7 years ago.  It’s so scrumptious and I’m always hesitant to cut into it!  The burlap comes from a newer (but still year-old) stack that I use sparingly even though it’s practically full.  I have a problem and need help 😛  The dimensional poinsettia sticker has been in my stash for years as well, and I now have just 2 like it left!  I keep having to remind myself that if I use up my stash I can buy MORE!!!  hehe.

This is a Joy Fold card, which makes it kind of neat.

Joy-Fold Merry Christmas Card by Paper Melody's

And now the inside:

Joy-Fold Merry Christmas Card by Paper Melody's

The Merry Christmas stamp comes from one of my first sets, and the holly leaves usually sit untouched for no good reason at all.  I like the way they look together!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a lovely day!

Merry Christmas 2013

Merry Christmas Eve, everyone!  I’m so glad you took the time to stop by today!  The card I have to share with you today is the last of my Christmas collection, and it’s my very favorite.  Something to do with the layers and the bow…I’ll let you see for yourself:

merry christmas sign 1

 

I almost couldn’t give this one away!  I spent a good long time adjusting each flower, piece of holly, and fruit until I had them in just the right spot, and then rearranging each layer of paper until it was perfect.  The bow turned out more beautiful that any other bow I’ve made before, and the wooden button in the middle makes me squeal a little with happiness.  Finally, the small touches of Glossy Accents and glitter glue here and there added just the right amount of shine and sparkle.  It’s just so warm and inviting, two of my favorite feelings this time of year.

I kept the inside very simple, with lots of room to spread Christmas cheer:

merry christmas sign 2

 

And with that, my Christmas Card Extravaganza is complete!  Thank you for stopping by and for all your support this past year.  I hope your Christmas is filled with blessings, warmth, and happiness!

~Melody

merry christmas sign 3

Red and Gold – an Elegant Christmas

Happy Friday!  Another week has come and gone, and there are only 5 days until Christmas!  I just can’t believe how this year has flown by.  Before you know it it’ll be 2014!  But, after all, we haven’t made it to Christmas quite yet, so I’ve still got Christmas cards to share with you 🙂  Today’s is simple and classy, just red and gold and elegant.  Have a look:

red and gold merry christmas 1

 

I actually made this card based on a Mojo Monday sketch, but didn’t have it finished in time to link up.  Oh well.  I still get to share it with you all!  You’re probably not surprised by now to see more gold embossing since I’ve told you about 47 times how much I like it, and I’ll go ahead and warn you – you’ll see more!  What can I say?  It’s great stuff.  I’m also a big fan of those little gold square brads I picked up for cheap a couple months ago.  I normally stick with plain round brads, and I’m awfully glad I didn’t in this case.  The construction of this card was simple, mostly paper layering.  I stamped and embossed the sentiment, layered it onto a kraft rectangle with pretty corners, added some gold glitter glue around the edges, and popped it up on foam squares.   I used some of the same papers on the inside, and left lots of space for a nice note:

red and gold merry christmas 2

 

That’s all for today!  Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful weekend!

red and gold merry christmas 3