Wow, I have to admit I'm pretty much over making Christmas cards. I know we still have 9 days to go until the big day but it seems like I have been making Christmas cards, tags and ribbons for months... well I think I probably have actually lol!
So today we have a slight change of pace. I have been "Pinsurfing" this week and found the most amazingly beautiful card. The creator of this masterpiece, Erica Cerwin, is so super talented. In fact I repinned heaps of cards from her gorgeous blog Pink Buckaroo. You must pop over and take a look, but allow for a few hours as there is so much to look through!!
Erica's. I just loved the easy of this card and it's made entirely of punches... gotta LOVE that!!
Are you wondering how I made those gorgeous little tags in the middle of the butterfly? Well, then you have just found my first Sale-A-Bration Sneak Peek!!
Don't know what Sale-A-Bration is ??
It is the largest Stampin' Up! promotion period of the year where you get free stamp sets and accessories!
Every year from mid-January until the end of March, Stampin' Up!
gives you the opportunity to earn fantastic, limited-edition stamp sets
I will give you more information a little bit near the time, but just keep 22nd January saved in your diaries!!
Anyway, the tags that I have used for this card is a sneak peek look at one of the FREE stamp sets you can choose during Sale-A-Bration. Aren't they super cute!! There are eight stamps in this set, all as gorgeous as these two.
Oh and the Sneak Peek doesn't stop there... Are you wondering, "How did she 'cut' them out?" "Could there be a matching punch???" The answer would be a huge big YES!!!!
So after I made the card in Blue I of course wanted to try some other colour and ideas. So here is a gorgeous pink version...
Both these cards have homes waiting for them. This pink one is going to my cousins little girl who has a birthday over the New Year. Little Emma is turning 3 and she's such a girly girl, she will LOVE this card!!
I then wanted to try something for my friends son who is turn 12. Ok I know what your thinking, how do you adapt a pink Butterfly card for a 12 year old boy... The Owl punch of course!!!
OMG, how gorgeous is that!! And still super easy and all made out of punches. I just hope he's as pleased with it as I am lol.
Well that's enough from me today. I do still have a few more Christmas cards to share with you over this week, so check back in for some more inspiration.
Ingredients - Blue Butterfly Card
Ink - Pool Party, Marina Mist, Island Indigo and Night of Navy
Cardstock - Whisper White, Pool Party, Marina Mist, Island Indigo and Night of Navy
Stamps - Papillon Potpourri and Pretty Petites (SAB)
Other - 1" Circle punch, 1 1/4" Square Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Petite Curly Label Punch (SAB), Vintage Faceted Buttons and Whisper White Bakers Twine.
Pink Butterfly Card
Ink - Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose and Melon Mambo
Cardstock - Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose and Melon Mambo
Cardstock - Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Old Olive, Pacific Point and Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White and Early Espresso.
DSP - Designer Series Paper Stack Brights.
Other - Owl Punch