Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Making Christmas Cards

Hi there everyone. How is the Christmas season treating you?? I am not sure as yet. It seems JP and I are seeing the Doctors way too much within the last couple of weeks. By the end of this month JP will have had 3 appointments and I with 3 appointments. Yuk!! Mine was a follow-up and change of meds, blood test and urine test and end of this month the eyes need to be checked by a specialist. JP's appointments revolve around the urologist and today they put him in a tube (he said). Is that an MRI??? Geez, I don't know. Well, in the midst of all this....I must find time to make cards (it's my therapy.)
So in this picture is a fun card. It is called "Iris Fold" strips of paper arranged to make a square. The background went through the cuttlebug and was embossed with snowflakes. Very hard to see the embossing. I think next time I will ink the snowflakes so they show up better.
Here is another picture of my snowman using the Stampin'up "Work of Art" stamps. I really like this set of stamps. And this cute snowman got stamped and made into 16 more cards last night. I think I will use this card for Happy New Year cards and possibly make some more, turning them into "thinking of you" cards for Hospice. With this same stamp set, I can make the American Flag, a butterfly and 2 different sale boats. That will be for another blog, when I get them done.
This is another "Iris Fold" card. The card stock was already cut out to form an ornament. I followed a pattern using strips of paper to make the ornament. Then glued the card stock on a card and layered washi tape on top.
Both the tree above and the second ornament below are done the same ways as the ornament. You can see that both ornaments are done just a little bit different.
Here is another tree in different washi tape colors and the iris fold is in different colors. I sent these cards to the in-laws and nieces. So I hope they like them. I should be getting these cards in the mail tomorrow. Then I just have to decorate a bit more and make some cookies and make my step-father's package and send it off to LasVegas.
Well time to close and go walk Kylie around the block. It's suppose to warm up the rest of this week, so the sidewalks should be clear.

Tomorrow is card making at a friends house....yeah, I always look forward to that and getting new ideas. Next Sunday is another Stampin'up Camp and some more ideas. It's no wonder these days fly by...I seem to plan so much and look forward to each and every event....then it comes and goes so quickly!!! POOF!!!!

Talk to you later and keep looking up!!! Cheers ~ Louise


NanaDiana said...

Sorry you have both been "doctoring" so much. That is never fun-especially this time of year. Your cards are all gorgeous. Love the snowman and I think that tree is just very elegant looking. Great job, Louise! xo Diana

Brenda in IN said...

I hear you with the doctors appointments! That's all we have done too. Your cards are really pretty and intricate. Hope you are all done doctoring and things are back to normal.

Farm Girl said...

Hello Louise,
That was how I started 2014 visit after visit.
I have one next week and I hope I don't have to do that again for awhile. I totally love your cards!
They are awesome. Very creative. I can see how they are very fun to make. Have a lovely rest of the week. We are going to have rain so I am pretty happy.

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Hi Diana, thanks on the cards...so glad you are back.

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Hi Brenda...I know, right?? You sure have had your share also. Thanks on the cards. From one card maker to another.

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Hi Kim...good to see you here. Thank you on the cards. I hear CA is getting more rain then usual and schools are closing, hope that is not near you. Two more Dr appointments this month if no more pop up.

Missy George said...

Beautiful cards..I haven't done any Iris fold for years..Love the ornaments..and the SU Santa


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