Sunday, December 23, 2012

Magnolia Edwin w/Winding Fern Christmas Card

Merry Christmas Sweet Readers,

I hope your Christmas will be filled with sunshine, warmth, and love. May your new year bring you health, prosperity, and joy! Thank you for being such wonderful visitors. My life has been made richer because of the love that you share! XOXO

Today, I would like to share with you the card I made for our son. Yes, he is a grown man (and we are so proud of the man he has become), yet, he loves my handmade cards. I can never have too many Edwin stamps! LOL.

On this card, I used three different Edwin stamps. The first one is Edwin with Winding Fern. It is available at MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS. The next Edwin stamp that I used is Lightening Edwin. I used the standard sized image, and Diana is currently out of them. However, she does have the mini version. You can find it here. The third stamp used on this card is named Edwin on Christmas Eve. Diana does have the mini version of this stamp, but if you contact her, she may be able to get a standard sized one for you.

Now for some specifics about the card. Each of the Edwin images has been elevated. The third one jiggles. It is so cute when you flick him. He looks like he's traveling! I think our son will get a kick out of that (so reminiscent of childhood cards). I did add Kindyglitz as accents on all three images to give some sparkle. There is also puffy paint added to the tree and trim of Edwin's jacket. I made a tree and added German glass glitter to it. It looked BEAUTIFUL! Then, I realized that the sharpness of the glass glitter would rub and ruin the second Edwin when they came in contact with one another when the card is closed. I decided to make a new tree and add puffy paint with a touch of sparkle to it. There is a hidden tag on the third panel. The paper is from my stash. I never really liked it, but thought it would look good for a male as long as Edwin matched in color. Think it's OK? Too late now, huh? LOL! I used various dies. If you have a question, please let me know.

I made some note cards for a friend of our son. I hope you don't mind if I share the images with you. I wanted to make each one different. I don't know this sweet gal, so I didn't know how "girly" to make them, LOL. I decided simple is best. If she likes more embellished ones, I can do that next time. Here they are:

Thank you so very, very much for stopping by. Christmas blessings to each and every one of you.

Love to you,



Anonymous said...

wonderful cards Chris, love all the die cuts, Your Edwin card is so pretty, beautifully done my friend, Wishing you and your family a very happy Christmas
Hugs julie P

EnblogSail said...

Wow! So many ideas here! I especially like the card with strong colors splashing from every corner. Edwin is also very well colored:)
Merry Christmas!

Only By His Grace said...

Fabulous cards Chris and I love the note pads. I have just finished making some Christmas table decorations. Now to get the cooking done. Our Christmas is tomorrow so not much time left. Have a wonderful blessed Christmas Chris and a happy and healthy New Year.
Hugs Maz

Kelly said...

I love the rich colors on the Edwin card. How sweet are those monogramed cards for him, great gift.
Have a wonderful Christmas too.
hugs, Kelly

Candy said...

Hi Chris, Merry Christmas ❤ Your card is wonderful! It must have taken you days to make it! All you Edwin's are coloured so well. The design is sweet and wonderful decorations. Those candies are great.
Your note cards for the "special lady" are all so pretty. She is going to love them! You may have a life long job 😊

Rosie said...

Merry Christmas my sweet friend!!! I love this card with all your beautifully colored Edwin's! Amazing girl!!

Louise said...

Beautiful card, love the images you used and die cuts.
Merry Christmas

Janiel/ janny said...

Hello Chris, MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and yours.

Love your Edwin card. Very beautiful. The Monogram cards are a great idea..

cathylynn said...

All totally beautiful! I'm sure your son will treasure his card and the other note cards are wonderful! Great job! Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Karen said...

Awesome card! Love your Edwins. Have a Very Merry Christmas!


cabio's craft corner said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family Chris. Beautiful cards and note pads. Love your fabulous coloring on your stamped images and the cute note pads with fun die cuts on them. What a great personalized gifts :o)

Cathy Lee said...

Hi, Chris. I love your Edwin card and the note cards are fabulous.
I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas, my friend.
Cathy Lee

Christina C. said...

Fabulous job on the your magnificently colored Edwin and all the wonderful die cuts! Your notecards are stunning...wonderful gift idea!
Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year, Chris!

Norma said...

Fabulous card, Chris. I'm sure your son was delighted to receive it. Fab colouring of all the Edwins. Beautiful note pads.