Thursday, November 12, 2009

Christmas Friends Sneak Peak Day #4

All Year 'Round!
Christmas Friends stamp set releases with Papertrey Ink on Nov. 15 retailing at $24!
For those of you who already have your Christmas projects planned out, then let me share with you some NON-Christmas projects to show the you fun versatility of this stamp set!

As you know from previous sneak peeks, this set focuses on the the blessing of friendship in oue lives. I made this card for a dear friend whom I use to work with back in Florida. I sent it to her office at work so she would feel special and know that I miss seeing her sweet smile in the office. Just some PTI kraft cardstock, buttons your new Christmas Friends stamp set, and some glitter and voila... beautiful!

I loved using the little barn door to make this card a bit more interesting. This gave me the chance to stamp my sweet little friendship birds on the inside. I used the swirl stamp for the branches and hand drew the leaves.

I made this card for my father-in-law when he was in the hospital this fall. I loved the masculine touch with brown and teal . The swirls in the Christmas Friends stamp set have a fabulous movement to them which makes it easy to create background or pattern papers with them. The sentiment is from my first PTI release: Fall Elegance. I use these sentiments for all sorts of cards!

For this card I used a rich brown glitter on the swirls to add depth and to give it a finished look. I like the teal and orange... these colors with the right accents can be used for just about any season! This sentiment is also from the PTI Fall Elegance stamp set.

This was a card celebrating my wonderful brother's birthday! I have two amazing brothers and consider them both to be the dearest of my friends. I wanted this card to be fun, but not so feminine that he would hide it when his girlfriend comes over. :) I love the green hues and the rhinestone for a nice touch. The sentiment is from PTI's Mega Mixed Messages. (If you don't have this set, put it in your cart now! It's a necessity!)

Well, I hope this gave you a few ideas... and I know there are really so many more possibilities out there when you use Christmas Friends. Trust me, you won't get tired of this stamp set!
Tomorrow, in honor of the snow that has been forcast for Colorado Springs, we will be looking at a precious Christmas scrapbooking page and another great Christmas card.
Just one more day till the PTI November release! What fun!
Expecting Great Things,


  1. I really like the birds behind the secret door. I loved those little things as a kid and still love them today.
    And so nice to see ideas that let you use a set outside the expected themes. Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Card #2 is my favorite....those birds are just too cute :D



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