Sunday, October 16, 2011

Letterpressed holiday cards.

I pulled out my Letterpress out again yesterday...  Yes, it's a big deal.  I don't pull this thing out that much, mainly because it's a pain to clean up and all, but really, everytime,  I make something out of it, I love how my cards turn out.  It's somehow just the look of the letterpressed stationery is so classy and elegant...  So, I keep telling myself that I should pull it out more often, but before I know it, a few months passes again...

Anyway, for the past few times, when I have been doing the Letterpress, I have been trying to focus on using their templates as the focus.  This time, I tried to use the templates as a "background" or not the only thing on my project, and use SVGs and stamps to spice up the card.  I think that it turned out really cute!

Here are the cards:


Love the leaves and acorn in this one! and the swirl border at the bottom! This is from the Thicket Printing Plate.


It's hard to see it in pictures, but all the letterpressed areas are debossed with ink in that area... it's really pretty! I tried to mix in different colors to give the 4 objects a different color... and then I used the glitter glue to bling it up a bit :)


Cute stamps, isn't it??? ('leaves are falling' and 'autumn') This stamp set is from Heirloom Traditions (Punkin' Patch Stamps) The backing cardstock of the stamps is the Jillibean Soup Core Impressions. I love these cardstock - they are already embossed, and you just take a sandpaper and distress it a bit and the core lighter layer gets exposed.

I also am into the burlap and the twine and the canvas thing... this burlap ribbon that I used in this card was something mom brought back for me from Japan, but am lovin' them! I'm gonna see if I can pick some different ones up on Etsy!

Okay, I'm going to jump ahead by a few months and the next two cards are Christmas cards...


I think that this is my favorite out of the three cards that I've done here... the silver dotted background and the red striped lines are both letterpressed (Wintertide Printing Plate), so it's actually really sharp to look at in person. I stuck to the minimal colors, but added in a candy cane (Santa's North Pole Workshop SVG Collection) and a peppermint (Christmas Cookie Party SVG Collection), along with some presents to embellish the card up a bit.



The stamp is from the Holiday Traditions set (Punkin' Patch Stamps) and I have to say that is my current favorite set right now! SO SO Cute and you'll be seeing a lot of my projects using those stamps!

... and my last card (same Letterpress templates)...


The gingerbread man is from Holiday Treats SVG Collection and this cute gingerbread house is from the Christmas Cookie Party SVG Collection.


I just LOVE these dew drops - I got mine on eBay a couple of years ago, but adds the perfect amount of color and cuteness to your projects!


This last stamp is from Gingerbread Kisses (Punkin' Patch Stamps) and I took a red pen to accent in the candy cane :)  The red hearts are not so perfect, but they are done with Red Ranger Pearls.

I'm workin on a few more right now, but I've got some other projects that I need to do, so thought that I'd share these for now!

Thanks for comin' by, and have a crafty one!

OH, and until October 23rd - you get FREE SHIPPING on Punkin' Patch Stamps with coupon code: HALLOWEEN2011SHIP


  1. Super cute, and I bet it looks even better in person, it's hard to get the debossed effect to show in pics, the polka dots show well but the 1st card it's hard to tell. :-) The 1st one is my favorite, I'm all for Fall right now, but I think I am not ready for Christmas... LOL :-)



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