It’s that time again! Time for the monthly Red Letter Journal card club! This month’s theme was Holiday cards, and it DEFINITELY got me in the mood for Christmas!
My favorite this month? The prestigious award goes to Carole! Let me just say, “Amy loves her some sparkles!!!” Carole started by using a retired PSX wreath stamp which she stamped on white card stock. She then covered the entire card stock with double sided sticky paper. After removing the top layer, she used PK Glitz ultra fine glitter and glittery, red Stickles for the berries. She topped it off by mounting it on a shimmery red card. It is GLITTERific!
Next up, Joanna and more shimmering! Joanna used glimmer mist to add shine, and the opening in the card lets you see the rosette from the outside as well as the inside. I also just love the sentiment. I’m really in to the curls and swirls. It makes it feeling like the snow is blowing, and makes me want to curl up with a hot cup of cocoa and a nice . . .
. . . gingerbread cookie. Good thing Joe R. made the cookies! For Joe’s card, he created the gingerbread man using handmade paper. The gingerbread man template is one of a kind – created by Joe and hand cut by the ever so charming Philip Day! I love the look of the handmade paper especially with the gingerbread man. The handmade paper gives it the look and texture of a real cookie. The fact that Joe added a scent to the card makes it really hard not to just eat it up! Puff paint, PK Glitz glitter, and a red ribbon tie everything together.
While we’re on the topic of gingerbread, take a look at Betty’s adorable gingerbread card complete with a gingerbread man and house! Look! More glitter! Fun patterned paper and three dimensional stickers just add to the fun of this card.
Next up, Joe Morgan’s festive Christmas card complete with all the holiday trimmings. The tree and presents was created using a die cutting machine. Before pop dotting the top layer, Joe wrapped gold garland around the tree. I really like how Joe placed the snowflake paper behind the window frame. All we need is a cozy fire, and we would have the perfect room!
Last but not least, my cards! I was over zealous and signed up for two sets. What was I thinking? Oh, that’s right! I was thinking this would be a good way to get more Christmas cards done! The blue card was created using Clever Cutts which is an interactive paper cutting system. Some of you may remember the Coluzzle cutting system which I still use and LOVE. It’s very similar. Using a swivel knife, the template shows you exactly where to cut. The stamp set was made especially for the template. The center is the nativity, and the next ring is a Bethlehem village scene. The village scene is what really sold me on the stamp set, and I knew from the start that I wanted to use blue paper and white embossing powder. For my second card, I used the new Believe paper pack from Close to my Heart. The mats were cut using the exclusive CTMH Cricut cartridge, and I used PK Glitz glitter for Santa’s beard and suite “fluff”. One thing I really love about the redesigned CTMH paper is the decorative border that has been added. I used that strip as a “ribbon” through the scalloped mats.
Next month’s theme is wide open. All that is required is that you use at least 2 of the themes/techniques from the past couple of years. Glitter, ribbon, texture, mono-chromatic, and twine are just a few of the options. For a complete list or to join the card club, email any member of the Create & Craft team. We would love for you to join us at Red Letter Journal!