Saturday, October 3, 2009

Happy World Cardmaking Day!

I hope you all have a chance to get crafty today and celebrate this wonderful hobby of ours!

Here's my mother's Christmas card this year. She doesn't check out my stamping blog, so it's safe to show you. *wink*

It's a 5" x 7" card to accommodate the four stockings. I stamped each, cut them out, and made a mantle to hang them from using my ScorPal. Everything is popped up, and the little something special is the small gemstone brads that attach the stockings to the mantle.

To keep it simple yet visually interesting, I alternated the red and green parts of each stocking. The color continuity keeps the card simple, but by alternating the red/green and changing the patterns of the four stockings, the card is more visually interesting.

I adore stamp sets like Stocking Prints. There are lots of patterns that provide variations on a pretty basic shape. This gives wonderful flexibility when designing a card.

Have a great cardmaking day!

stamps: PTI Stocking Prints, Signature Christmas
ink: VersaColor green and cardinal, Palette Noir
paper: PTI white
accessories: small gemstone brads, dimensionals, corner rounder


  1. love all the little patterns on the stockings. :)

  2. I love this design! I have both of these soon as I'm done with Thanksgiving cards, I am totally breaking them out of the cases!

  3. This is lovely and I love how you alternated the colours and added a sweet little touch og subtle bling! Happy WCMD Susan, Jo x

  4. Great card. I'm going to CASE it for the cards I'm making for the troops. Wonder how long it will take for me to make 100?


  5. good morning susan,
    great card. the mantle is soo clever! may i ask how and/or where you send cards to the troops. that is an excellent idea.
    once again, thanks for all your creativity and sharing.
    happy WCMD!
    marty ferraro

  6. Such a charming card! I love the mantle design and the gemstone brads!

  7. Wow, what a beautiful CAS card! The popped-up "mantle" is perfect for hanging the stockings.

  8. What a festive and fun card! Happy WCMD!!! :D

  9. what a perfectly clever design. love this!

  10. Oh how FUN! She will LOVE it! I really love how each stocking is cut out and hung across your scored mantle...Too CUTE!!!

  11. Perfection! Love this design -- What a wonderful design.

  12. Sixteen Christmas cards and I can't find one single one that's more perfect than all your others. You are SUCH a treasure, every day posting touches of genius. Who else would have thought of that mantle?

    Thank you!

  13. Absolutely love it! Your little mantle is too cute. I haven't gotten any of the newly released PTI Christmas stuff yet. The stockings and the big trees are both calling to me. I love the red and green together.

  14. I love your created mantle, and your stockings are perfect, Susan!! I love the addition of the little gems as well!!

  15. Lindsey (Cricketeer)October 5, 2009 at 8:52 PM

    Hi Susan, Catching up on your blog after the festivities of WCMD. I love this! I think I may have to check out PTI... (I'm not a big web shopper...)


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