Etsy Finds – Handmade Christmas Cards

‘Christmas Cards! ‘ by DavidsDesigns

Handmade Christmas Cards!

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Spring Rose Garden Treasury – On Etsy

Thinking ahead to Spring with this beautiful selection of lovely rose themed gifts.

Spring Rose Garden

I am ready to kick old man winter out the door and usher in spring with roses.

Vintage Soft Pink Footed Egg Shape Hand Painted Rose Floral Bouquet Small Vase

Plastic Canvas ROSE GARDEN Pattern Book - BEAUTIFUL Projects with Roses & Leaves - Award Winning Designs Kenyon Books Hard Copy Original

Dollhouse Miniature | Rose Garden | Picture Sign Plaque | Shabby Chic | 12th Scale

Rose Garden - Crochet SHRUG / Crochet BOLERO / Crochet NECKWARMER / Blue Roses / Soft Shrug /  Puffy Shrug / Soft Bolero

Hand painted rose garden cameo faberge mosaic style duck egg blue pink green silver glass and stone beaded

A Pretty Painted  Covered Glass Jar Hand Painted in an Original Rose Garden Design.

Happy Birthday, Handmade Greeting Card, Birthday Celebration, Rose Garden, Blue

Vintage Royal Albert Decorative Old Country Roses Garden Plate

Small Toiletry Drawstring Pouch ~ Pink & Blue Punch Needle Pouch ~ Floral Garden Rose Gift Bag or Purse ~ Handmade Reuseable Accent Clutch

Pillow Shabby Chic Pink Gold Roses and Blues lattice with mini Roses

Dollhouse Miniature Romantic Shabby Chic Chair with Designer Cushion, "Caroline", Scale One Inch

Vintage German Tea Set - Teapot, Sugar & Creamer - Palest Blue, Pink Rose

Daisies and the little white tea pot.this painting was inspired by the daisies blooming in my spring garden.

Blue Bridal Garden Shoes, Pink Rosebud Bridal Shoes, Flower Girl Garden woodland Wedding Shoes, Blue Bridal Shoes

55" x 35" Rose Garden Wallpaper Poetry Flowers Wall Decal Art Bedroom Living Room Retro Apricot Light Blue Wall Mural Pink Home Decor

Personalized Hand Decorated Wedding Anniversary Champagne Glasses Toasting Flutes ( Pink Blue ) Beads and Roses by Elena Joliefleur


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DSCN0344Thought it would be fun to start off my week by participating in the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge. This week’s theme is Around The Town.

For this particular challenge, I wanted to feature a sophisticated design. My entry for this challenge is the Flapper Girl Birthday Greeting Card. She is hand stamped in black ink onto bright white smooth cardstock and watercolored using ruby red, cameo coral and so saffron inks. The greeting card base and frame are made with licorice twist smooth cardstock that has been enhanced with dry embossed polka dots. The card is embellished with a handmade die cut city skyline in navy pearl smooth cardstock and gemstone silver textured cardstock. It is attached to the greeting card with foam dimensionals.

The cardstock used is from Core’dinations and Bazzill Basics. Inks are from Stampin’ Up. The skyline image is created with Cricut Plantin Schoolbook cartridge.

To join in the challenge, visit the Cupcake Inspirations Blog and get inspired!

Handmade Christmas Gift Card Holder

Christmas Snowflake Gift Card Holder

Christmas Snowflake Gift Card Holder

Often times, ideas and inspiration for new product ideas come to me when I least expect it. This was the case last week when I headed over to Hobby Lobby for some supplies. I selected what I needed and spent some time looking around at all of the items out for the upcoming fall and Christmas season. When I stepped up to the cash register area, there were several people ahead of me. As I waited, I noticed a rack with gift cards and enclosure envelopes. I like giving gift cards, especially during the Christmas season. Usually I put them into one of my handmade greeting cards. I got to thinking, and came up with an idea to combine a greeting card and a gift card holder together. After I returned home to my design studio, I began experimenting with different styles and finally settled on a design that opens like a greeting card, holds the gift card securely and has it pop up when the card is opened. DSCN4841The belly band is both functional and decorative. To open the gift card holder, just slide the band off. I opted not to include an envelope, to make it look more festive when placed into a Christmas stocking or into a gift basket.

Several different styles of handmade Christmas gift card holders are available in my Etsy Shop. These would make great gifts for family, friends, teachers as well as co-workers.

Happy Holidays Christmas Trees Gift Card Holder

Happy Holidays Christmas Trees Gift Card Holder

Merry Christmas Text Gift Card Holder

Merry Christmas Text Gift Card Holder

Creating The Sock Monkey Birthday Card

DSCN4406While spending a lovely afternoon playing with my little grandson, the thought occurred to me that I didn’t have any children’s animal cards in my Etsy shop. He happened to have a cute little monkey on his outfit and thus the design for the sock monkey card was born. Apparently my old childhood favorite, the sock monkey, is extremely popular once again. On my trip to the craft store, I discovered an adorable rubber stamp and coordinating designer paper in this motif.

I began by laying out my materials. For this project I used: Core’dinations ruby red and charcoal gray textured cardstock, Paper Studio sock monkey designer paper, Bazzill Basics candy corn cardstock, ash gray and vanilla cream cardstock, sock monkey stamp, and Stampin’ Up real red, black and gray inks. One element that I particularly wanted to include was some fringe created with my new Stampin’ Up fringe scissors.

This is my first project using these scissors and I absolutely love them! I like the look of the fringe and look forward to using them on many different projects.DSCN4409

Poppy and Chartreuse Chevron Merry Christmas Greeting Card

DSCN0914Just as I was putting the finishing touches on my latest Christmas design, I received an email from Cupcake Inspirations. I know it is a little strange to be working on Christmas during Easter week. I work ahead on my Christmas designs because the busiest time for the holiday sales in my Etsy Shop is July and August. I stock up now, so that when the weather warms up I can be outdoors enjoying the beautiful spring weather.

What are the chances that the exact colors that I am working with are the ones in this weeks challenge? I thought it was pretty cool, so for Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 256 I am submitting my Poppy and Chartreuse Chevron Merry Christmas Greeting Card. With this particular design, I wanted to keep it simple with a modern look. I began with a piece of green Christmas text designer paper from The Paper Studio and matted this with poppy embossed polka dot cardstock. The trim is orange satin ribbon. The base of the greeting card is Core’dinations chartreuse textured cardstock with an overlay of chartreuse and white mini chevron paper.

DSCN0920The interior of the card is lined in soft white smooth cardstock. Using a stamp from the Stampin’ Up Set, Many Merry Messages, I stamped the inside sentiment in ruby red ink. For an added little touch, I stamped a small Christmas tree, in celery ink, using my Stampin’ Up Holiday Blitz Set.

My finished card size is 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″

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