Saturday, December 1, 2012

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas!

Hello Friends! Today I am sharing a few of the cards I created using the super cute pre-colored digital images from Meljen's Designs. The Christmas pre-colored digis are on SALE in the Shop right now. I had never tried a pre-colored image until now, and I can tell you, I'm hooked! Don't get me wrong, I love to color, but if you're in a pinch and you need a card super quick or you need to make multiple cards, the pre-colored images are a great option.

I chose three of the designs to spotlight today. Christmas Cupcake, Caroling Snowmen and Chubby Snow Bird-Bluebird. These little cards are perfect for tucking into gift baskets, attaching to packages or for giving gift cards. All I did was re-size the images to an appropriate size for my card, I printed them and die cut them. I added a few touches of sparkle here and there, tied on ribbons and added a sentiment. VERY quick, VERY easy.

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In honor of me joining the Meljen's Design Team, I would like to celebrate by giving these little darlings away to one lucky blog reader! Just leave a comment on this post and I will randomly chose a winner on Tuesday, December 4. I really appreciate your comments...they let me know that I'm not just talking to myself!

This giveaway is now closed and the winner has been announced HERE.

materials used ~
digital images: Christmas Cupcake, Caroling Snowmen, Chubby Snow Bird-Bluebird(Meljen's Designs)
stamp sets: Mixed Messages, Signature Christmas(Papertrey Ink)
card stock: Premium Presentation Paper Matte(Epson)   80# Layering Weight White(GinaK Designs)  Marina Mist, Chocolate Chip(Stampin' Up!)
patterned paper: The Christmas Combo Matstack(DCWV)  Lost & Found Christmas(My Mind's Eye)
ink: Cranberry(Close to My Heart)   Real Red(Stampin' Up!)   Aged Mahogany, Antique Linen Distress Ink(Ranger)
dies: Classic Circle, Scallop Circle , Petite Oval, Scallop Oval, Classic Square, Scallop Square Nestabilities(Spellbinders)   Tiny Tags(Provo Craft)
punches: Oval, Scallop Oval(Stampin' Up!)
other: Tiny Twinkles(Taylored Expressions)   Clear Star, Red Star glitter pens(Sakura) rhinestones-colored with Copics(Stampin' Up!)  white, chocolate ribbon(Offray)   Copic markers

That's all for now. Thank you for stopping by. Have a great weekend.



Jeanne said...

Yay, Barb. These look great and are a super option for the reasons you mentioned. You dressed them up beautifully!

Sheila H said...

The images are adorable. Your cards are so cute. I've never used precolored images - thanks for the chance to win some. By the way, I really like your Christmas blog picture :)

Anonymous said...

These are beautiful as always, Barb! I hope you are feeling better!
Caryl W.

Céline said...

Again welcome to the team!!! Really glad you joined us with your wonderful work!!
You look fabulous with your Santahat on :)
Hugs Céline

Sherry said...

Wow Never Done The Precolored Images These Are Beautifully Made .. Wonderful Work On Your Whole Blog .. Im A New Follower Of Course ... :-) Thanxx For A Chance To Win Your Fabulous Creations.