I love a handmade Christmas card. It's little touches of homemade cookies and handmade gifts that make the season special. It shows the love that Christmas time brings.
For the more grownup projects I focused on my all time favorite stamp set, Lovely as a Tree. Do you have that one? I think we all do!! It is the longest running stamp set in the Stampin' Up! catalog! I have used it countless times. It is my oldest stamp set. Look how used it is!! And still going strong!
All of the cards have a wash of Pool Party to the background to add to the serene winter scene.
What's hard to photograph is the sparkle! I added some Dazzling Details to the tree branches and along the ground. This has some glitter in the glue, but to add even more shine and a bit more coverage, I added Dazzling Diamonds Glitter on top of that. These trees look dusted with new snow, and the snow has texture because of the puffy nature of the Dazzling Details glue.
Here you can get a little better view of the snow and the Pool Party background.
I made the place cards for the kids table in the same way, folding the base short so that the white circle goes over the fold. I made the names with the new Labeler alphabet! This is another awesome photopolymer set, so you can easily line up the letters to spell out anything!
The tags are super cute 3 by 3 cards. Cut the base 3 by 6 and fold in half. A hole punch was used to add the ribbon.
One of the so many great things about Stampin' Up! products is the coordination. The Gumball Green paper used for the card base matches the Gumball Green patterned paper which matches the Gumball Green ribbon. Love it! You get a really nice end result and your projects look great!