Hey friends! Today, I have a trio of winter/ holiday cards that I recently shared on the Hip Kit Club Facebook page. I made my cards using the Hip Kit Club November 2017 Main Kit, Embellishment kit, Project Life Kit, and Color Kit. I made a clean and simple graphic card, a shaker card, which if you know me, you know they’re my favorite kind to make, and a card that holds a gift card.
I absolutely love the color kit this month. The sweater weather stencil by Echo Park is perfect for winter cards, and Distress oxide inks are so fun! For my shaker and gift card cards, I used the stencil, Versamark ink, and the white embossing powder, creating a resist pattern for the distress oxide ink.
For my shaker card, I used the peacock feathers distress oxide ink from the color kit, and also broken china distress oxide ink from my stash. Isn’t that “sweater weather forever” sentiment perfect for the snowman and penguin wearing scarves and hats? (I am loving all the critters in the Hip Kit Club ephemera pack from the November Main Kit… Kim Watson did an amazing job!)
For my next card, I used the 2 distress oxide colors in the color kit…the 2 colors blend together so nicely! To make a pocket for the gift card on my second card, I cut a Project Life card in half, and machine stitched it around 3 sides.
For my 3rd card, I ink blended some distress inks from my stash to create a soft, cold morning sky. The houses, sign, and tree are fussy cut from the Pinkfresh Studio December Days Starry Night paper. The hillside is the American Crafts Sweater Weather Warm Wishes paper. I love how simple, yet graphic this card turned out!
I am so ready for the holidays! (I can’t wait for December Daily!) Making these cards made me realize how close we are to December! I haven’t gotten my decorations out yet…I’m trying to hold off until after Thanksgiving. Also, I don’t know how much decorating I’ll do, considering I have a baby-on-the-move right now. How about you? Are you ready for the holidays?
Happy Friday y’all!