Christmas cards for Moxie Fab World

Cath, over at Moxie Fab World is doing an amazing job of breaking down what several card "Styles" really mean....I'm learning a lot over there and finding it fascinating to pick apart my own styles and see what I like and why.

Here are the cards I've made for her challenges so far....but please - go over there and she what everyone else has linked up for the Shabby, Graphic/clean, Whimsical and Classic card styles.

The first challenge was a Clean & Graphic card, which I personally LOVE. I find these easier to crank out than some styles so maybe this is a little more ME?

Products: New SEI paper, my Stamp BOX Christmas tree stamps

The next challenge was a Shabby or Vintage card.....this is NOT my forte. I adore how they look and I have tons of product at home to make cards like this (how could I not with the amazing thrift store I have at my disposal)....I just don't do it on a regular basis. So, this was a little more out of my box, so to speak but very, very fun.

Product: New Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses, Rub-ons Marah Johnson, lace & beads from my local MCC

ETA: This card is going to be published in the Christmas issue of Scrapbook News & Review :)

The third challenge was what Cath called a Fun & Cute (or whimsical) style. These I love to do....I love cutsie image stamps - especially snowmen and I'm just beginning to learn how to colour with my Copics so I love to play with those a little too - on this card I only coloured the nose so no big experiment there, but I also paper pieced his scarf and earmuffs.

Products: New Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses, stamps from Purple Onion Designs

And the fourth challenge was a classic or elegant card. I love these too. They are so simple, and yet they have such a huge impact I find. My very favourite embellishment for classic cards like these is wide, wide ribbon. I have everyone I know on the look-out for deals on wide ribbon for me at the thrift stores and saving ribbons for me when they get gifts wrapped with it!

Products: New SEI Christmas Mint, charm from Boxer Designs

The Fifth, and I think, final Christmas card challenge is to make a stamped card. No problem here....I love to stamp and I love, love, love to cut out my stamped images and make them pop a little. I have to share this card today though - I gave a prize away on my blog awhile ago and the lady who won, surprised me back with a prize - a free copy of her first DIGITAL stamp set. I'd never used anything like that before so this was very fun to print out this digi stamp onto my patterned paper and use it just like I would as if I'd stamped it myself with ink. Letting my computer do the work for me :) Anyway...I love how it turned out - all winterey and cozy, but not necessarily Christmas per se. I had to re-draw on some of the steam lines and the string to attach the tea bag label. So fun!

Products: New Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly, digi stamp by: BeanPodFrogShop Etsy store

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Bev said...

Great cards, Cathy! You're good at all styles!
Love all the variety! Yikes, not sure I'm ready to start thinking about Christmas quite yet=)

Rosemarie said...

Great awesome cards!
(but I'm sooo not ready for Christmas either!)

Juliet A said...

This is really sucking the joy out of reading your blog - if you don't want us to see the cards, why put up the "out for publication" sign?

The pink snowman card is very cute, and I think that all white one with just a thin red border - that is so elegant!

I can see why you are published - you make such great cards!