Friday, December 18, 2009

Friends With Flair Friday!

OK I am down to the wire and ALMOST done with all my Christmas cards.  By today, most of them will be postal and hopefully on their way to reach their recipients BEFORE Christmas!!

Whenever I am in a pinch my Unity stamps are always there to help me get out of it!

Problem:  Needed more Christmas cards fast!

Solution:  Unity stamps Clean and Simple Style!!

Here are few of the last minute Christmas cards I whipped up to try and finish them up!  I hope you like them!!




The first one is called Merry & Bright!  Talk about easy... the only stamping is with the sentiment from Unity's October Stampin Store Kit.  It is the Merry & Bright stamp.  I love that one cause it fits perfectly into little circle or square punches.  I used my nesties here.  The DP is from Martha Stewart!! I love it!  It adds such class to the cards!!


 
Here is a closeup of just one of the cards...



The rest of them required a little more effort!  LOL!!



I call this one Funky Merry & Bright.  I used the same sentiment from the card above, but using inks that coordinated with my DP from MME, I added the funky trees from Unity's adorable Christmas set by Lisa Hetrick called Joy & Wonder.  I love these trees!!

Here is a closeup of this one...




The next group of cards I call Santa's Sleigh!



I love using Kraft and in doing so this card came out with a rather rustic, country feel to it.  I think it is cute!!  the two strips at the bottom are actually ribbon from Michael's.  I used MS punches to make the snowflakes that I adorned with buttons from MM and some twine. 

Here is a closeup...


I first created the background scenery with Unity's Deep Woods stamp by stamping it with Versamark ink, then jumbo java Versamagic ink and finally Creamy Color ink by SU.  It is just to provide a subtle tree effect.  Then, on top of that I stamped the sleigh and reindeer from Unity's Christmas Elegance set by Adrianna Marie.  I adorned the bottom with a border punch from MS.

And the last one I call Deep Woods Peace...


This was actually a rescued card. I messed up the background trying to create the scene for the previous card.  Turns out that embossing powder sticks to all inks and not just embossing ink.  So I originally had wanted to emboss only one tree in the center of the card, but instead the whole thing became gold!  LOL!

So I saved it by adding some gold and green DP from Martha Stewart and just let it be the main image!!  I like how it turned out except will you believe that I still messed up and sewed on the Peace panel crookedly??

Believe it or not I still have a few left to make... so I better go get busy!!  Have fun on the FWF hop this morning... I will try and hop along as soon as I can!   I hate how busy it is right now!

Start HERE to find the blogs that are participating today!
And then be sure to visit the Unity Stamp Co site today for a list of all the sales going on too!


The new {ippity} DT members are being announced today also 
so please stop by the {ippity} blog to find out who will be joining us there!!


Have a wonderful day and may your bucket be overflowing with Christmas cards that you are both sending and receiving!

15 comments:

JPScraps said...

These cards are awesome!!

JazzyH said...

Very pretty!

PaperCrafty said...

These are all so beautiful Kelly!!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Beautiful Christmas cards Kelly!!!

Eva said...

WOW, these are all fabulous!!!!

Diane Jaquay said...

WOW, these are ALL just lovely!!!

Catherine said...

OMGosh! My jaw is on the floor! These are breath taking! So beautiful!!! LOVE THEM!!!!! Wow!
TFS!

Stephanie said...

Wow Kelly! Fantastic and beautiful cards! Have a wonderful weekend!

Donna said...

Holy crap Kelly...WOW!!! All of them...Every single one is just amazing...WOW...And one more...WOW!!! Stunning creations!! Xx

FibreJunky said...

Nice to know that even rock stars goof up on occasion. Wish my goofs looked that great!!
Love Santa's sleigh!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Beautiful cards, Kelly! WOW! You've been a busy, busy girl! I LOVE the bright colors and the traditional silver/gold too-these are perfect Christmas cards!

Laurel said...

Ah these are so beautiful!

Dawn K. said...

these are beautiful!!

Vianna said...

Love the Christmas cards (one and all!). You're so darn talented ... and however do you find the time?
And that EWE in the martini glass is just darling; I can see a sentiment already taking shape for my card: One martini, two martinis, ooooops!"

(hey, the Word Verification" I'm required to input here I just noticed is UnicTart - go figure!)
Love and hugz, V.

Jen said...

Wow Kelly, these are all fantastic quick cards you created...this is why you are on the DT...to show some of us how to do it! Luv them all! Have a very Merry Christmas!