Tuesday, September 1, 2015

a moose for Christmas...

Hello my AMAZING friends!


It's time for another Unity hop!
(and sale!)

So, about this time each year, I start working on Christmas cards... Like SERIOUSLY working on cards...

I have 60 or so to make for the kids in my church... along with their gifts, and the birthday cards and gifts for next year... all by the end of December... So, I'm kind of a busy gal!

I like to keep things fairly simply while still looking amazing... Sometimes I do better at the 'simple' part than other times. LOL!

This year I kept it simple by keeping coloring to a minimum.


This new moose stamp was PERFECT.  Isn't he just ADORABLE?
Yeah, I thought so. 

A little tone on tone embossing with clear embossing powder on kraft paper... I LOVE the results of that! I used some Gelatos to add a couple pops of color (no skill required) and finished it off with some Glossy Accents.

Here's a quick little how to....
video




The insides of the cards are simple as well.... A stamped sentiment on some white card stock... this also allows for a handwritten message without having to worry about trying to write on a dark surface. 


These babies are covering several tables in my studio right now as the details dry. 

Now on to the next project.... 

the GIFTS.

 I need to learn how to cut metal... YIKES!
{Wish me luck.}


Don't forget---
 Leave a comment on EACH blog in the hop (including the Unity blog) for your chance to win.  The winners will be announced Friday night on the Unity blog.

Enjoy!





19 comments:

Gaylynn said...

These are adorable Kassi. I'm going to try making MORE handmade Christmas cards to send out this year. I'm getting started already.

Teresa Doyle said...

Kassi, these cards are absolutely adorable. I love that moose stamp and I also like the scalloped edge on them. Super cute!

Lucy said...

Such a cool effect!
I never think of just using the clear embossing powder.

Dianne Beans said...

Such cute cards. Thanks for the video.

toni kwaiser said...

So cute! Love the little moose!

Guadalupe Galvis said...

I love the moose he's adorable. Your cards are adorable.

Deborah345 said...

Love these little moose. Really like the simplicity of this card too

Lagene said...

Love the tone on tone embossing for the cute reindeer cards!

KimberlyW. queenie said...

Thanks for attaching the video...great techniques. What cute cards.

Ruby said...

Adorable projects. Loved all of them. Love the videos too.

Kris B said...

Cute little Christmas cards! Adorable moose images and I love the candy striped border!

cal8007 said...

Kassi, your cards are simple, but the embellishments make them super cute!!

Carmen L

Doreen said...

Your cards are so unique,love them.xxx

Rebecca Yahrling said...

So quick & easy and the best part: VERY adorable!

Sue D said...

Very cute. I like the embossed moose.

JPScraps said...

Super cute cards!

Rebecca Wong said...

Love your simple card concept, and i adored your love for the kids every year. Keep up the good work.

Janis said...

I hardly ever do tone on tone heat embossing, but I need to remember this tried and true technique!!! Your cards are just adorable!!!
<3 J

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Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Love the look of embossing on vellum, and how you did the flower with the gear. Nice work!