Monday, September 12, 2011

Gift Givers Christmas


This season’s Holiday Mini has busted my budget with all the fun things inside!  This cute set, Gift Givers, has such sweet images that are easy to color and they all coordinate with punches!  This week’s Christmas cards (I had to do TWO!) began with this sweet little girl with the new Shaker Frames and Mica Glitter:


I am still on a learning curve with the Shaker Frames…basically they are little circles of foam with sticky strip on both sides; they adhere to a window sheet on one side and to your image on the other; beads, glitter or whatever can go inside!  You should see the fun page that Erica Cerwin did with…..well, you’ll just have to go see it HERE!   I used the new Domestic Goddess DP for mine along with Pool Party and Pink Pirouette cardstocks.

The little stocking image gives a totally different look when stamped with vintage colors of Riding Hood Red, Crumb Cake and Always Artichoke:


That sweet new Stocking Punch makes quick work of this image, which I paper pieced and watercolored:


This card used the Fall to Layout 157 from the Clean & Simple blog:


I actually trimmed a portion from the side front of my card and wheeled the new Sassy Sparkles jumbo wheel on the inside; can you see it here?


I also used some Spice Cake DP and a new mini brad on my Tiny Tags tag.  Whee, I love these cards!

Yesterday was our annual church picnic.  Cassidy felt well enough to attend, although the pulled pork and barbecue chicken were a little beyond her palate; cheerios were more her style:

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All those little o’s just tuckered her out!  Enjoy your day!

  • Wee Details:
  • Shaker Card Stamps: Gift Givers, Petite Pairs
  • Paper:  WW, Pool Party, Pink Pirouette, Domestic Goddess DP
  • Ink:  Stazon, Blushing Bride, Pretty in Pink , Pool Party
  • Acc:  Scallop Punch, Window Sheet, Mica Glitter, Shaker Frame, Ruffled Ribbon, Modern Label Punch
  • Reindeer Card Stamps:  Gift Givers, Tiny Tags, Sassy Sparkles Jumbo Wheel
  • Paper:  Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Spice Cake & Riding Hood Red Patterns DP
  • Ink:  Stazon, Crumb Cake
  • Acc:  Aquapainter, Blender Pen, Baker’s Twine, Stocking Punch, Tasteful Trim Die, Mini Brad, Jewelry Tag Punch, Dimensionals


Anonymous said...

Hi Leanne, thanks for the blog comment, what a thril to get a comment from stamping royalty as yourself;) Your cards ar precious, I really like the CAS reindeer!

Carol L said...

I just love the soft aqua color on the first card, and the 2nd is adorable. So glad Miss Cassidy is feeling more like herself again! Cute pics :)

Anonymous said...

Glad to see your little one is improving. On her tippy toes the other day . . .made me think your granddaughter is a budding ballerina! Love your treatment of the Gift Giver tags.

Martha said...


Your shaker card is perfect! Love the scalloped edge around it and the colors are unusual for Christmas but perfectly executed by your creative hands. You "da bomb" and a great teacher. Thanks for sharing. I also love the little stocking and its polka dotted cuteness!

Blessings, Martha

Patti said...

Oh this shaker card is sooooo cute! I love the colors. Adorable. It's so nice to see Cassidy is feeling better.

Jodi said...

Both of your cards are so cute! The little girl is perfect with the domestic goddess dsp & pink pirouette. I love the shaker effect. I haven't tried the shakers yet, have been a bit confused about them myself. They give such a cute look though. I love the stocking card as well. I've been eying that stamp set in the holiday mini also. Think I'll need to add it to my next order.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Oh, to be able to just lay back and go to sleep anytime, anywhere! LOL What bliss! I LOVE those fat legs sticking out of the stroller, too.... she is so darn cute!

Darling cards, LeAnne! LOVE the color combo on the first one!

Unknown said...

So cute!!! Love the projects and the pics of your LO:)

Linda Fisher said...

Both cards are simply Gorgeous! The shaker card is really fun and the stocking card is warm and cozy for me! Amazing what a few cheerios can do!!!!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Oh my goodness, are these ever CUTE!! That set is on my must-have list for those two images alone! I LOVE the color combo you used on the first card!! ...and those mica flakes...ooohhh!!! Great photos of Cassidy, too. SO happy to hear she is doing better. Hugs!

Ann Schach said...

Adorable cards, LeAnne! And Cassidy is just adorable, too! I don't think she can get any cuter!