Monday, November 3, 2014

Cappy - Eager to Decorate the Trees

Woo-hoo, I'm so excited because I finally get to start sharing with you the Christmas cards I made for friends and family this year.   Knowing that I needed LOTS and LOTS and LOTS of time to get these done, I started in June and managed to finish 60 by mid-September.   Then I had to work on my little gift calendars.  But, I think I'll need a few more Christmas cards so I'm working on another set now. Hope you'll visit often as I plan to post something new every other day.

First up is happy Cappy by Sister Stamps ready to string his lights on the trees in his snow-covered back yard.  I love Christmas lights and had this light image by Stampendous for a few years.  I inked up Doogie, his Santa's cap by Dandelion Designs, and the lights, then fussy cut them.  Though it was a bit tedious cutting around the string of lights, I had fun.  Plus,  I love to cut paper.   A little slit was cut under Doogie's left paw so I could tuck the light under to make it look like he's holding it.

Once I decide on a layout or scene, which often times takes a while....LOL, I'll cut out / prepare all of the pieces, then assemble them onto the cards.

And here are 5 of them ready to go....

Other crafty items used:
Tree die by Marianne Design
"Star of Wonder" die by Memory Box from Island Scrapbooking
Embossing folder by Cuttlebug
Stickles for some sparkle on Cappy's cap
Sentiment - laser cut by and from Island Scrapbooking

Thanks for stopping by and HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY!!


cuilliesocks said...

Gosh how organised are you having all your little elements prepared.
Lovely sweet card Karen, love it and the colours, hugs Kate x

Deloris said...

Absolutely adorable! Love it!

Leanne said...

Love it!! You created the cutest Christmas scene with Cappy and your dies. Fun! Fun! Fun!
Love how organized you are and you are sooo lucky that you already have that many cards done. You rock!!
Happy Monday!!

eva said...

oh my goodness! you are so organized to complete such a huge task! these are so adorable and what a great, creative scene!

Lorraine said...

A fabulous Christmas card, so sweet.
Lorraine x

Lynn said...

You are very ambitious and hard working, but are you still sane? LOL! When I make multiples of 5 or more I get loopy and bored. How do you do it? You are a craft wizard.

coops said...

so gorgeous karen.i love your fab scene and the image is adorable ;D

xx coops xx

Elise said...

omg wow! 60 cards by Sept!?! I am floored! You are busy! What an ADORABLE scene you've created and you fussy cut all those pups?! omgosh!!! Wow! You ROCK!!!