Here are some more holiday cards I made to send out this year. I made about 60 cards in all, averaging 6-8 of each design. Usually I order new stamps, paper and other accessories for my cards, but this year I decided in the interest of the economy and my wallet that I would try to use up things I had at home. One of my favorite Stampin Up sets of all time is Peaceful Wishes. I love how the pine bough can be turned into a Christmas tree. That's what I did with these cards. Both cards are similar, with just a few minor adjustments!
The first version is my favorite, but I didn't have enough pearls or burgundy ribbon to do them all that way, so the second version is a more simplified version with cream ribbon and no pearls. The moss piece behind the image is embossed with a new Cuttlebug folder - the only major purchase I made this year for my holiday crafting! I had hoped to use the Peaceful Wishes sentiment on these cards, but it didn't fit, so I used the sentiment from Sincere Salutations instead. I love the elegant look of this font.
Stamps: Peaceful wishes, Sincere salutations
Ink: mellow moss, bravo burgundy
Paper: very vanilla, mellow moss, bravo burgundy
Accessories: Cuttlebug folder, ribbon, Kaisercraft pearls