Thursday, February 23, 2012

My First Christmas Card of 2012

I'm still working through the cool gifts I received last fall and Christmas, and today's card features the SU tag punch sent to me by Audrie, aka girlgeek. I wanted to make a white-on-white card, and ended up making a white-on-white-on-white-on-white card instead. That's a lot of white, and a little bit of cherry cobbler thrown in, you know, just for fun.




The letters are from PTI's mini alphabet called Simple Alphabet. This alphabet is a pain in the butt to use because the letters are SO SMALL and lining them up perfectly is almost impossible. Since it's such a clean alphabet, each little spacing bobble shows up like a neon sign, at least to my AR/OC eyes. (Whimsical alphas are so much easier to work with as spacing is more forgiving.)

For this card, I stamped each letter on white card stock with plenty of space around it for punching, then centered each letter in the punch (turning the punch upside down to see where the letter was!), and punched. The l is still a little high, but it's nowhere near as noticeable as it would be if I'd stamped all four letters together.

If you're AR/OC enough, you can ALWAYS find a work-around to a problem.

And yes, if you are AR/OC enough, you start making Christmas cards in February. Just for fun!

Supplies
stamps: PTI
ink: SU cherry cobbler
paper: PTI
accessories: SU tag punch, embroidery thread, dimensionals, tiny little self-adhesive rhinestones

38 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness Susan! This is totally beyond stunning!! WOW is right...wow!!
    Lizy x

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  2. Clean, simple, stunning! I love it! And the letters look absolutely fine to me :)

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  3. Lovely! The cherry cobbbler is just perfect!

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  4. This is a beautiful card. I love it. TFS

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  5. Thanks for being the first! Now I can start my own Christmas cards for this year. LOL

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  6. What a great solution! Your card is lovely. My solution to the problem was to sell my Simple Alphabet set. It made my old eyes hurt to even try to get the letters on the block at all, never mind getting them straight!

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  7. This is gorgeous - love white on white on white.:)

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  8. This card is spectacular. Your sense of and use of color always amazes me.

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  9. Absolutely LOVE this card!!!! Glad the OC helped get things centered LOL!

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  10. Great card. I love this idea for that SU tag punch. I bought it, but never actually figured out what to do with it.

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  11. Wonderful card, Susan! Thanks for ringing the bell for making christmas cards, smile. I can't wait to follow you :-)

    What is the meaning of AR/OC?

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  12. I thought I was the AR/OC one. You've got me beat by a long shot. But at least you getting such an early start will allow me to CASE a bunch of your designs. LOVE it!

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  13. All I can say is WOW . . . stunning. Totally luscious.

    Oh . . . and I make "Rudolph Day" cards on the 25th day of EVERY MONTH . . . does that make me AR/OC enough? x

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  14. Welcome, Sunny! And AR/OC stands for an*l-retentive/obsessive compulsive.

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  15. Wow! Wow! Jaw-dropping goodness.

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  16. Stunning! This is one of the reasons I follow your blog - your cards are clean and not cluttered and simply gorgeous!!!

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  17. You continue to make simple, look quite stunning!

    I too tend to be a bit AR/OC. (Except when I'm really tired; or out of time, or been in a foul mood) I might have had my ruler out and drawn a line at a "precise" distance from the bottom of each letter. Then used that line to line up the bottom edge of the punch. LOL, maybe.

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  18. Totally stunning, how cool, I love this Susan, xxx

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  19. I'm only AR/OC when it comes to design, and it looks pretty good to me. But then again, I might just be blinded by all the lovely white. Always a great design choice.

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  20. Christmas cards!!???!! NOOO!!!! I still haven't recuperated from last Christmas. LOL Never the less, gorgeous card!

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  21. Absolutely beautiful! Clean, crisp, and elegant. What a great idea to start Christmas cards; a few a month and it will be painless.

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  22. Susan, I just had to step out of the lurking shadows and tell you this card it wonderful. I have a small tag die...I have JustRite alphabets ....I am on my way!

    Cathy

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  23. I love everything you make but this one goes to the top of the list. It is perfection (even with a slightly higher "l" - which I'm sure none of us would have noticed)!

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  24. What a cute card! I love your use of the little tags.

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  25. Absolutely wonderful card! Love all the layered whiteness! When constructing a card, all those little details drive me crazy, and I hear my father's voice saying, "Measure twice, cut once."

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  26. wow this is amazing, I'm definitely going to give this a try with some other sentiments, I also have a little label punch which I haven't used, but will give it a go now!!

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  27. What a fabulous design. Love all the white!

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  28. THUD.....can I place my order now?!!

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  29. The white on white on white on white with white string works so well! I never would have thought it. And the "l" is perfect, don't let it tell you otherwise!

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  30. You MUST submit that design for publication. It would be a breath of fresh air to see something like among the many busier card designs. Truly innovative and simple.

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