Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Cards Using CTMH Frosted Cardmaking Kit

Hi fellow crafters.  It is almost the end of another year.  Tomorrow is Christmas and only a few days left in the year.  I can't believe how fast this year has gone.  We have had excellent weather in Southern CA.  I feel very blessed to have warm weather when others are feeling the cold and lots of snow and/or ice. 

I was late getting my Christmas cards sent this year.  I couldn't quite seem to get my cards created fast enough.  I created 22 cards and sent 40.  I had to use store bought cards for a lot of people; but I guess that can't be helped when you have so many people to send to each year.  I plan to start earlier for next Christmas.  My creativity was very sporadic the past few months due to not feeling well most of the time.  I am hoping I will feel better in 2014.

I used the CTMH Frosted Cardmaking Kit to create 15 of my Christmas cards.  It is still available until Jan. 31st or while supplies last.  It is listed under Shop, under the retiring items at the bottom of the page on the left side on my Close To My Heart website at http://purpleglocreations.ctmh.com.  If you are reading this blog after Jan. 1st; be sure to click on the "Join" button for January orders.  If it says "Leave"; then it is already clicked.  This is how I am able to give free prizes to my customers and followers.

There are three card designs in this Frosted Cardmaking Kit; with 5 of each one; making 15 cards.  The cards, envelopes, paper and embellishments are all included.  All you need is adhesive and foam if you want to raise the layers.  I normally change them up a little; but the last card is the only one I changed.  I followed the directions this time.  LOL!

Card #1

5 of 3 different card layouts = 15 cards total

Card #2

5 Each Of Card #2

Card #3

I forgot to take the pictures of the set of 5 before mailing them; but this card kit comes with 5 of each of these 3 cards.  Also, I changed the Kraft piece of cardstock and used red and embossed it; because I didn't like the Kraft cardstock on this card. 

Supplies used to create these cards:

CTMH WOTG Frosted Cardmaking Kit; contains everything except adhesive and foam mounting tape.

I changed the Kraft piece on the Merry & Bright card to a piece of CTMH Ruby cardstock and embossed it with Sizzix Snow Globe embossing folder.  (It looks like Holly to me; but that is what it is called.)

I am entering these cards in the following challenges:

Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Creative Belli - Christmas
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Anything Goes
The House That Stamps Built - Last Minute Christmas Card Or Tag
Inky Impressions - Merry Christmas Challenge
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Ruby's Rainbow - It's Christmas
The Stamping Chef - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Christmas
Crafty Little Fairies - Anything Goes
Happy Campers - Christmas
Milk Coffee Challenge - Any Christmas Creation
Southern Girls - Christmas Wishes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Card Crafters Circle - Deck The Halls
QKR Stampede - Happy Holidays
Stampin For The Weekend - Anything Goes
Sweet Pea Stampers - Christmas/New Years
Wags 'N Whiskers - Christmas
2 Creative Chicks - Christmas/Winter
A&T Emerald Faeries - Christmas (2 of 3)
Allways Something Creative - Merry Christmas
Cards Galore Encore - Christmas
Crafting Musketeers - Layer It Up ( I love your blog.)
Dreamtime Designs - Christmas & New Technique (1st & 2nd generation stamping)
Heck Of A Challenge - Colorful Christmas
Just For Fun - Christmas
Ladybug Crafts - Christmas/Winter
Mema's Crafts - Winter/Christmas/Holiday (3 of 3)
One Crazy Stamper - Winter/Holiday (4 of 5)
Seemacrafts - Christmas

Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Book expires January 31, 2014; except for the stamp sets; which have 6 more months.

Stamp sets from the Spring/Summer Idea Book are retiring as of
Jan. 31st, 2014; or while supplies last.

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  1. Thanks for sharing your art with us, Gloria. I appreciate it, and hope you have a happy and blessed Christmas.
    Word Art Wednesday

  2. Absolutely beautiful Christmas Card creations. They are so festive and elegant at the same time. Thanks so much for being the first entrant to my 300,000 page view celebration. Holding thumbs for you.
    Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed Christmas.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  3. Lovely Christmas cards, and so many! I love the elegant LO of the cards. Thank you for sharing your cards at Sweet Pea Stampers "Christmas/Newyear". We wish you good luck and hope to see you again. Sylvia, DT-Sweet Pea Stampers

  4. you have made very beautiful cards Gloria.
    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


  5. Your cards are wonderful. Great images and paper choices. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments. Merry Christmas.

  6. Thank you for sharing with us at Card Crafter's Circle!

  7. fab cards ,so many fab papers ,Thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
    Happy New Year
    tracey x

  8. Lovely cards, thanks for joining us at CC&CC cheers Sue

  9. Very clever and very nice too :D
    Hugs, Jackie

  10. That is a very brilliant and heartwarming holiday wishes.
    I love your creation.
    Here's expressing my warmest Christmas and New Year wishes to everyone!
    Anne Walker @

  11. Lovely cards! Thank you for joining our challenge this week at Inky Impressions Challenge!
    - Sandy, DT Member

  12. Love the cards, thank you for joining in at the Just For Fun Challenge. XX

  13. Lovely cards thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 eternity this week hugs x

  14. Very lovely cards. The kit looks like a good one.

    Thanks for joining us at the Sweet Pea Stampers and Crafts 4 Eternity.


  15. What a lot of lovely cards - thanks for sharing for my CHNC challenge extra for December and also for Crafting Musketeers challenge 8: layer it up - hope to see you again soon. x

  16. I'm back to thank you too for sharing this for The Sweet Pea Srampers 'Christmas/New Year' challenge - hope to see more of your lovely crafting soon. x

  17. Just loved the cards thanks for joining in over at Seemacrafts. Hope to see more amazing creations in future challenges. Happy New Year Larelle-Susanne DT

  18. Back with my DT hat on.
    This is a wonderful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Would love you to visit my blog and join my 130,000 Page View Give-Away. Thank you so much if you have already entered.}
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  19. What a lovely selection of cards you have made. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this fortnight of “Christmas/New Year” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

  20. Beautiful, thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers, Fran (DT) xxx

  21. such beautiful creations, thank you for joining us at Wags N Whiskers :-)

  22. What a really lovely set of cards. The colours are beautiful and the texture in the papers used add depth to the cards. Wonderful sentiments and shapes.

    Thank you for joining this months 'SeemaCrafts' challenge over on our blog.
    Hope you will join us for future monthly challenges.

    <3 & Hugs
    Lisa xxxx DT Member

  23. Thank you for linking up in the 2 Creative Chicks December Challenge.
    GDT 2 at Creative Chicks

  24. Great set of cards. Love your stamping, the first and second gen together create perfect depth on your trees. Fab job x Thank you for joining us over at Dreamtime Designs Challenge x
    Little Pear Tree

  25. Beautiful Christmas cards, you have some very lucky friends, thank you for sharing with us at Crafting Musketeers, this month, good luck xxx

  26. Gorgeous cards, what a fabulous kit. Thanks for joining us over at Stampin For The Weekend and Good Luck! xx

  27. Beautiful project thanks for joining the fun at The Stamping Chef ..goodluck ..Anita DT :)

  28. Fabulous card! thank you so much for joining us at Ruby's Rainbow challenges hope you will join us again
    hugs Shaz DT x

  29. Super cute cards Gloria, great holiday designs! (sorry I didn't make it around sooner)

    Thank you for entering our challenge at Southern Girls.... good luck in the draw.
    We love it if you could join us again in our future challenges.
    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell in Alaska ~ SG DT

  30. Gorgeous card! Love your new technique, it's beautiful, create shadow and make the trees looks many :) Thanks for joining us at Dreamtime Designs Craft Challenge.
    Hugs, Mikha


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