After-Christmas Cards


Another Christmas has come and gone, and it was a wonderful one! I surprised Chris with a turntable this year and last night he spun some Radiohead while I made a set of cards. For these little beauties, I challenged myself to pull color combos from Stampin’ Up!’s Color Coach. I love this handy little color guide. I just picked the color I really wanted to use, flipped the card over and picked one of the color combos from the back. Here, I chose colors from BasicGrey’s Curio line and Pink Paislee’s Sweetness line for my main colors, then tied in coordinating cardstock, ink, and ribbon. The first card features the Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, and Pumpkin Pie color combination (with a little Kraft ribbon thrown in).

Once the cards were finished, I shot them in the new portable lightbox Chris gave me! In the future, I’ll put some paper down, so you don’t see the lines of the box, but this worked for a first try, right?

This card ended up having a rather cool, masculine flair to it! The color combo here is Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, and Old Olive.

Here, we have a card that could work for St. Patrick’s Day; I love the way BasicGrey’s green (a stand-in for Stampin’ Up!’s Wild Wasabi) pops against the Early Espresso. A hint of Marina Mist finishes this guy off.

Okay, on this one I totally cheated with my colors. Instead of Pink Pirouette (from the card), I used Blushing Bride, which is a deeper pink. It was also what I had in front of me. Sheer, shocking laziness, I know. {grins} Either way, this ultra-girlie card makes me happy!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday too!

Curio Sweetness Card Set Recipe: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper and Stampin' Up!; Patterned paper: BasicGrey and Pink Paislee; Stamp: Papertrey Ink; Ink: Papertrey Ink and Stampin' Up!; Ribbon: Papertrey Ink and Stampin' Up!; Punches: Fiskars Americas and Stampin' Up!; Die: Stampin' Up!; Die-cutting machine: Sizzix; Adhesive: American Crafts.

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