Christmas Greetings

Saturday, October 11, 2014

I love all of the brightly colored lights at Christmastime, but my favorite are the simple white twinkle lights.  I made a few tags last night using the string of lights from Festive Greetings.  I stamped them on grey cardstock and colored them with a white jellyroll pen.  To add a little sparkle I colored them with my clear Wink of Stella glitter pen.  Shock, I know ;)! 
 I gave each tag a different holiday sentiment found in the new Strictly Sentiments 6 stamp set.  I sprinkled around some tiny snowflakes from Winter Woodland and some rhinestones and my tags were done.
This morning I decided to turn these tags into cards using the new sketch from Retro Sketches
Even though I sometimes say, "these cards would be easy to mass produce" I never actually mass produce cards myself.  But since these tags were all ready to go when I sat down this morning, it made mass producing these a no-brainer.  All I had to do was emboss my backgrounds with the Snowflake Trio, add a little twine and some banners and they were all done.  It feels good to make a dent in my holiday card making this early!
Have a great long weekend! 
I am so excited to have 3 days off:) 

Cardstock: WP9 White, Black Dove Grey
Paper: Echo Park
Stamps: WP9 Festive Greetings, Strictly Sentiments 6, Winter Woodland
Ink: Versafine Onyx
Dies: WP9 Snowflake Trio, PTI Tag, Double Ended Banner
Other: Wink of Stella Silver and Clear, White Jellyroll Pen, Rhinestones, Twine


  1. These are gorgeous. I love the look of the lights and the kraft adds a lot.

    Enjoy your weekend!

  2. Really cute cards! I never would have thought about doing a black and white Christmas, but it just works!

  3. So cute Kara and I love how you stamped the snowflakes on the bulbs. Thank you for joining the fun at RetroSketches!

  4. I like the white lights the best too and these are adorable!! CUTE cards Kara!

  5. The tags that you stamped are just gorgeous! LOVE them! and the way you dressed up the cards really adds an elegant touch.
    Good luck on the challenge!

  6. LOVE these. White lights are my favorite too! Enjoy your long weekend!

  7. I was always partial to white twinkle lights as well ... fabulous neutral palette for a beautifully designed holiday card.

  8. I ONLY use white lights...
    love the monochromatic look to these beauties! :)

  9. Wonderful cards, and they look so impressive all grouped together. Love the clean look of those greetings.

  10. I love the white lights too! On the house and on the tree! Beautiful set of Christmas cards, Kara!

  11. Oh, I agree--the white lights are the only ones we use. Love your cards! The neutral colors are perfect!

  12. Been spending time searching for the best Christmas greetings messages and card samples as early as now. Would like to express my love for those who've supported me the whole year round. Thanks for these . :)

  13. These are perfect Kara! I too am a "white lights" girl. Just love them. Sigh.

  14. Okay these are beyond awesome! Absolutely adore them!!

  15. holy smokes! this must have taken so much time! thank you for all of your hard work–i found some great ideas!
    happy christmas day greetings 2014 with wishes and sayings


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