Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Only 4 days away from Christmas and now is when I finished my Christmas 2010 cards but I must confess, I absolutely LOVE them this year!

I saw a tealight candle about 2 weeks ago while browsing the web (I forgot to bookmark it and now I can't find it!) and completely fell in love with it! I knew that I wanted to make these as presents for my hubby and my family members this year. We never give out presents because we are students and we do not work and everyone understands that but I felt a little bad last Christmas when everyone were handing out a present to us and all we could say was thank you because we didn't have anything to give out in return. With the help of a fellow scrapper, I came up with a cute little poem for the inside of the cards. It reads:

"Families are a gift of the heart,
there for us right from the start.
May the light of Jesus be present
in your lives throughout the year,
for He is the reason for all this Christmas cheer!"

Here are this years' Christmas cards (minus three because I already gave them away before photographing them):

My mom's card. I made sure it was extra special :)

My grandma's card. I also made sure that this one was special as well. This will be her first real Christmas. The title is actually a shaker box (remember those?) made with two vellum circles glued together on the sides. Inside is the left overs from using the Martha Stewart doily punch. Looks just like snow!

My mother in law's card. This one is one of my favorite, if not my favorite of these cards.

Some close ups of a candlelight card. I used my cuttlebug to emboss the white bling cardstock, the Martha Stewart punch to cut the edge on the blue paper and I blinged up the little bird medallion with glimmer mist and stickles. I also made one of my famous poinsettias. I finished it off with a crisp white ribbon and a little star ornament from Michaels.

This one was actually my first card. I love how it looks!I embossed the bottom with a cuttlebug embossing folder and added some Prima Holly leaves.

I just love the elegant look of this one so I kept it simple and let the paper be the main focus.

This one was one of my last cards and I wanted to mix it up a bit so I tried making a silver/red/green card. I like how it turned out! It hard to see in the pic but most things are glimmer misted and are very shiny in real life!

This was a quick one. I made the wreath some months ago when I first got the Martha Stewart punch and just left it on the side. A little die cut word added to it and the beautiful classic Christmas paper and it was done within minutes!

This one was a fun one! I played with my glimmer mists for the background and came up with this blue/green paper. I also used my Pazzles to cut out this gorgeous Christmas tree. I finished it off by adding snow to its branches using 3D paint.

I just love this little bird! This one was also a simple and fast card!

Thank you for stopping by my blog and taking your time to look at my cards. I appreciate each and everyone of you and your comments! Hope that my cards have inspired your to try candlelight cards (they are fun and addictive!). Have a wonderful Christmas!


  1. What a gorgeous idea and how sweet is the end product! Your family and friends will love these :-)

  2. What's beautiful cards, so wonderful!!

  3. WOW ALL the cards are sooo beautiful!!!!! I love seeing your work!


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