Saturday, December 19, 2009

Five Unclaimed Gift Cards

In an earlier post I announced that Lorna was the winner of our Christmas giveaway. I also announced (in the same post) that we decided to award five extra $10 gift card prizes. So far none of these five winners have sent us their mailing address. Without your mailing address we cannot send you your prize. Scroll down to the Dec. 12th post to see if you were one of the gift card winners and to learn where to send your address.Today I realized I had not used a the 'Three Penguins' Hero Arts rubber stamp that I bought at the start of the holiday season. Since I needed two special cards to announce gift magazine subscriptions, this seemed like the perfect opportunity to use the stamp. Also, I finally discovered why I was having such a hard time getting the MS border snowflake punch and corner punch to line up........there are specific dimensions for the paper (listed on the instructions included with the punches).......duh! That's what happens when you automatically throw away any instructions before reading them. I stamped the penguins and embossed them with black embossing powder to give them a wet look. The Spellbinder oval die and scalloped oval were used to cut out just one penguin and the red frame. A part of the other penguin showed so it was covered with the Hero Arts felt poinsettia and Darice snowflake. Imaginisce decorative paper was used for the background and the Dandelion Design word stamp was used with red Staz-on red ink (because the blue snowflake paper had glossy snowflakes which would not accept regular ink). I liked the peppermint flocked ribbon because it matched well with the poinsettia.

This second card was also made with the HA penguin stamp, the MS snowflake punches, wide garland ribbon, and leftover paper. A Making Memories glitter foam tree sticker was used to cover an ink smudge. Another ink smudge on a penguin front was disguised with white Stampendous Fun Flock. I almost never throw away a less than perfect image or card. There is always a way to cleverly hide the 'happy mistake' or re-purpose the parts. If you're done with all your Christmas shopping and wrapping......hurray for you! Start making your cards and decorations for next year before putting away all your pretty, sparkling holiday craft supplies. Thanks for reading this loooooong post and if you are one of the $10 gift card winners please contact us.


Lorna said...

Hi Lynn! Cute card! I also got my package of winning goodies the other day - thank you thank you!! Everything is sooooo nice. :) Happy holidays to you and your ohana!

Cheryl said...

So pretty cards!!! I have to finish making more Christmas cards to mail out today too. I never got that penguin stamp but it really is cute and I like how you used the MS punch for the background.