Monday, November 30, 2009

Christmas Crafts 2009: Handmade Embellishments

{Candy Cane Embellishments, 2009}
{Star Embellishments, 2009}
{Holly Embellishments, 2009}
{Embellishments Drying, 2009}
{Hand Carved Lino Stamps, 2009}
Every year I send out handmade Christmas cards and every year it seems that the process becomes more streamlined. It always feels good to figure out something that will work better to create multiple items. Creating the embellishments for the first step of my Christmas cards went fairly quickly and I thought I would share them with you! Plus, I love the way they look all piled together. I used a Martha Steward Craft Punch to make the scalloped circles. The stamps were carved with Speedball products and stamped using StazOn ink. I added a little glitz with glitter glue, seed beads and Michael's craft candy canes. I hope you'll stop back soon to check up on the progress of my holiday cards and other fun projects!


A.R. Keithley said...

What a great creative idea, Candace. The embellishments with the candy canes are really charming. I just bought some Martha Stewart glitter and have been making some handmade Christmas cards this year. The M.S. craft line is great, and I am always happy to use Michael's coupons for her items. Great work! :)

Jenn said...

Love it! Very beautiful idea! Thanks so much for sharing!
Merry Christmas!!
Jenn (free Christmas craft and decorating ideas ebook!)