Friday, August 12, 2011

In Love with Cherry Cobbler...

When I think about my "go to" colors, Stampin' Up's Cherry Cobbler is definitely one of them.  Another "go to" element is damasks.  My PTI Damask Designs is definitely a well used set.  So...I thought I'd share two more Christmas cards highlighting those two favorites...red and damask.  How are your Christmas cards coming along? Do you make them or send photo cards?  Do you do all one design or a variety?

I'd love to hear what you do!  Last year was the first year I made a variety of cards versus a single design.  It sent me to the wire in making them, but I loved having more of a variety to choose from.
 

18 comments:

Jay Gee said...

Both gorgeous cards Lynn. The second is my favourite... love the twine and the 'Joy' sentiment.

Arlene said...

Love both cards as well. My favorite is the second one...love how you stamped the sentiment. Beautiful.

Barb said...

That yummy red looks fantastic against the kraft, Lynn and I LOVE your Christmas card! Such a fun design!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

You are so good making Christmas cards already. I am a procrastinator. Your cards are just beautiful, Lynn. Love what you did with the twine on the second one. :)

Laurie said...

Lynn these are both fantastic card! I love the damask on the first and the twine detail on the 2nd is adorable! OH and my Christmas cards? Shhhhh....haven't made any yet! I really need to get on that!

Dana said...

Oh my, I just love your Damask card! I can see why Cherry Cobbler is one of your favs!

Jinny Newlin said...

Gracious, girl! You're brave! What a daunting task, but you've sure given it a beautiful beginning! These cards are stunning! I'm sticking to photos and a Christmas letter ;). I think having to make lots and lots of Christmas creations would take the joy out of cardmaking for me, although, having each one different might be fun. Hmmmm?! Hugs!

Be(e) said...

Looks so good!! Both of them! Usually I'm starting to make all different ones, until I run out of time. :) Can't think about X-mas just yet however! I usually start about three weeks in advance - all unorganised, and of course then run out of time :)

Karen B. said...

Oh dear...I don't make my christmas cards...
Your cards are beautiful, I think cobbler and damask are a neat combo and you've made them look so elegant yet!

~jan said...

Red is one of my favorite colors too-especially with cream, black and kraft! Your cards are wonderful! Last year a few people got photo cards and others got various handmade ones. :)

Maureen said...

oh, delicious damask!! Love how you punched them out into circles!! Just finished picking all the flooring...tile and hardwood on the main floor and upstairs...a different tile in our ensuite...cork and carpet in the basement (cork in my studio). Safe travels back home!

Jenny said...

Gorgeous cards Lynn and that Cherry cobbler is a lovely colour, Red is a hard colour to get right in ink I think...hey I'm a poet!
I would love to make one design card but when it comes to it I have a few ideas I need to try. This will be my first Christmas with a blog and challenge cards to make so it should be easier...eh?
Jenny x

Ida said...

Oh I do love me some Cherry Cobbler too and your cards are just wonderful.

{Colleen} said...

Cherry Cobbler is definitely on my favourites list too. Love your cards, especially how you have used the twine. My one design card is coming together much earlier this year! I also write a family letter to go with it.

The Paper Parade said...

Cherry Cobbler is the perfect Christmas color, so rich! And look what you did with it...boy this is getting me into the Christmas spirit :)

Jen W. said...

I like Cherry Cobbler too - such a great rich red. These are both gorgeous! Love the lacey touch on the bottom of the first one and the cute snowflakes on the second.

I used to be obsessive about Christmas cards and then for some reason I stopped and haven't sent any in the last 5 years or so. I really have no excuse for not getting back into it huh?

Andrea M said...

LOL! I am 2 Christmas cards in! Lots of time to play right? :)
Girl, I am so digging those gorgeous cards!!! LOVE the damask on the first and the use of twine on the second!!! Awesome!

Emily Leiphart said...

Both of these are beautiful, Lynn! Cherry Cobbler is a favourite of mine, too, but I haven't used it in a while. I usually make a lot of different Christmas cards but sometimes I make a set of one design in between the singles.