Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Christmas cards 2008 – ahead of the game!

I finally found time to finish making this year’s Christmas cards, and, believe the hype, they are nothing short of sensational (alright, I’m exaggerating a bit here; they are just OK).

It’s always a strain coming up with ideas, and this time was no different. Especially since 2008 was the year I discovered online scrapbooking shops (hence lots of unused purchases) and my friend Lin Mei became a Stampin’ Up demonstrator (pressure to make something presentable). Which is why I motivated myself with a Ferrero Rocher chocolate after completing every 3 cards.

I settled for the same basic idea for all the cards: stamping on acetate using stazon ink, then embellished with cuttlebug card, ribbon, and stamped image. I didn’t end up using much of my scrapbooking paper (hello Doodlebug velvet embossed, you are still pure and uncut), which begs the question, what the heck am I saving it for??!! (that’s a rhetorical question, no response required).


  1. LOVE the see through cards! Brilliant and unique :)

  2. Ooh they look very gorgeous and chic. Definitely better than the bulk 20 pack of cards from Big W :)

  3. Truly sensational, belle! Love the embossing and the acetate and the cleverly hidden white card for the message under the opaque fronts.

  4. hi Lorraine. Thanks so much.

    hi Karen - anything's better than those bulk cards, don't you think?

    hi Lin Mei - Lining up the inner an outer cards to hide the tape, etc. was quite a feat, as you know!