I needed a few more Christmas cards for some of my customers and downline. I wanted something fancy and that they hadn’t already seen from my classes and displays. I decided to use the last paper pumpkin kit and make an alternative card with it. I like how this turned out! I just used the basic idea of the kit’s card and turned it into a shaker card with a few extra supplies.
Let me know if you have any questions on how it was made.
November 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit
Layering Circles Framelits
Foam Adhesive Strips
Silver 1/8” Ribbon
Have you mailed out all of your Christmas cards this year? I am still trying to finish up! I spent time this weekend getting some last minute Christmas cards ready to send. I make so many cards, but I am terrible about actually sending them out. I am working hard to try to change that.
This is an easy quick Christmas card you can make if you need some extra ones to send. I think it is still so pretty. I trimmed off a few sequins from the gold sequin trim to add a little extra bling to these cards. I used Emerald Envy to stamp the sentiment from the Wrapped in Warmth stamp set. The designer series paper is from the Presents and Pinecones package. The card measures 4×4. I am putting these in normal-sized envelopes. If you use a square envelope, the post office will charge you extra, and that’s just nonsense! These fit great in a normal envelope. I absolutely love the look of square cards, and am glad these don’t really require extra postage if you send them correctly. If you have any questions on how I made this Christmas card, feel free to ask!
I hope you are getting ready for a peaceful and very merry Christmas!!
Cherry Cobbler Card Stock
Whisper White Card Stock
Presents and Pinecones DSP
Wrapped in Warmth Stamp Set
Emerald Envy Ink
Layering Squares Framelits
Gold Sequin Trim
This is a simple reindeer Christmas card we made in one of my classes recently. It’s a simple card, but it is so pretty. It’s even prettier in person.
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Pool Party cut at 8-1/2 x 5-1/2
Pop of Pink cut at 2 x 5-1/2Pool Party cut at 3-1/2 x 3-1/2
Glimmer Paper cut at 3-1/4 x 3-1/4
Whisper White Card Stock cut at 3×3
I got to go to OnStage local yesterday in Kansas City. I had a blast and learned a lot of new ideas that I am excited to try. We got to see the Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogs that are coming up in January. There are tons of cute and trendy things coming soon!
Like with any Stampin’ Up! Event, there was a lot of swapping going on. I came up with a “magic” gift card holder for my swap project. It was inspired by Brandi Barnard’s Magic card she made earlier this year. The video, supplies and measurements are listed below. Thanks for visiting!
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Melon Mambo Card Stock
Cut at 2-2/4 x 11
Score at 3-3/8, 6-7/8, 10-3/8
Whisper White Card Stock
Cut at 3-1/4 x 10
Score at 4, 8
Cut at 3-1/4 x 4
Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper
Cut at 2-3/4 x 3-1/2
Other Supplies: gold glimmer paper, melon mambo ink, staz-on ink, melon mambo 1/8 inch stitched ribbon, big shot, layering squares framelits, hello you thinlits, celebrate today stamp set
I’ve been eyeing this birthday stamp set and thinlets bundle for a while. I was getting ready to order the bundle to make a birthday card make-n-take for an event coming up, but as I was preparing for my event, I discovered that I had 2 stamp sets and a set of the framelits! I guess I wanted this stamp set reaaaaaally bad! More than I even remember! Haha!
This was a card that was inspired from some I saw on Pinterest. I also stamped the image from #imbringingbirthdaysback on the back of the card. I love making birthday cards and am pretty happy with how this one turned out!
Links by TheseAreMyStamps.com
I somehow overlooked the Birthday Blooms stamp set the first 12 or so times I looked through this year’s Occasions catalog, and I am not sure how I did it! It is such a pretty stamp set that you could use for a lot more than just birthday projects. I think maybe I am just in the habit of feeling intimidated by images that look like they take a lot of work to color, despite the fact that I do actually like to color!
I’ve been thinking about what I could do for this week’s Mojo Monday challenge all week. I finally came up with something using the Birthday Blooms stamp set and am pretty happy with it. I decided to do watercolor with ink pads and the aqua painter to color in the flower.
Here is the sketch for this card:
It looks pretty simple, but it was a challenge to lay something out that didn’t look too plain!
Birthday Blooms For You Card Supplies
Let me know if you have any questions or if you would like to see a video tutorial on how I made this card. Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look!
I made this “Just for You” card using the “Botanicals for You” stamp set from the Sale-a-bration catalog. It’s one of the sets that you can get free with a $50 order! This card my entry for this week’s Mojo Monday card sketch challenge.
I used the new Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to add some sparkle to the “Just for You” stamped words. I absolutely love this new glitter tool and will probably start adding glitter to everything now! I really love that this method of adding sparkle is mess-free!
Since this card is a square shape, it will probably cost extra to mail it. I hate having to pay extra postage, but I really do love square-shaped cards!
Here are instructions on how I made it:
– Cut a piece of Mossy Meadow card stock to 5″ x 10″. Score at 10″ and fold in half to form card base.
– Cut a piece of Birthday Bouquet DSP measuring 4-3/4 x 4-3/4 and attach to front of card base.
– Cut another piece of Mossy Meadow card stock to 4-1/4 x 3
– Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock to 4 x 2 3/4
– Stamp Just for You image on Whisper White piece using Watermelon Wonder Ink.
– Layer stamped image with Mossy Meadow piece.
– Cut one strip each of Watermelon Wonder card stock (I was out of Watermelon Wonder CS, so I actually used Calypso Coral card stock) at:
3/4 x 3
1 x 3
1-1/2 x 3
– Trim the ends of the Watermelon Wonder pieces to form a banner shape on the ends and adhere to card base toward the bottom.
– Attach the stamped image that is layered with the Mossy Meadow piece to the front of the card, toward the left side.
– Use a Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to trace over the words of the stamped image.
– Stamp 1 large flower and 2 small flowers on Whisper White card stock with Mossy Meadow Ink. Cut out flowers.
– Attach flowers to upper left corner of card and place a rhinestone in the center of each.
Here are a couple of other variations of this card using different paper and colors
I think this is my favorite Christmas card I’ve made this season! I used the Jolly Christmas stamp set, versamark ink for the patterned background, and some creative layering. Thanks for looking!
Here is another card I made using the Berry Merry stamp set. My husband said it looks masculine except for the glitter (lol), so this one might be a good one to give to the men in your life. The Berry Merry stamp set is now part of the year-end clearance sale that starts today (see below for more about this sale).
Here are the supplies I used to make this card:
Back to that little sale I mentioned above. The year-end sale! Along with other products, several holiday catalog items have been added into this sale. The stamp set and ribbon I used in the card above are included in the sale! To see all of the items, visit my shop here.
As an added little bonus, everyone who places an order with me this month will get a thank you card, and everyone who orders at least $25 of product will also receive a kit to make a card! When you checkout, please make sure your account isn’t set to “no contact”. If it is, I won’t be able to see your name or address, and I won’t be able to mail a thank you card and kit to you. 🙁
I know I am probably months behind everyone else, but I am still working on my Christmas cards! I am even having a local class this weekend. This is one of the cards we are going to make at my class and one I will be sending out.
It was one of those cards that I kind of designed by accident. I had been trying to make other card designs and kept messing up and just throwing my “mess ups” into a pile on my desk. I looked over and I had a messed up “Joy” stamped image laying on top of some blue paper and a wasted strip of glimmer paper. I though…”huh…that pile of trash looks good!” lol! So from there, I ended up coming up with this card and absolutely love it! If you are like me, you get stressed by a messy table. I am trying to get past that, because sometimes a messy desk can lead to maximum creativity!
Precision Base Plate Weekly Deal
Next, I was really excited to see the weekly deals this week. I have really been wanting to get the Precision Base Plate, but have been procrastinating because I know I can get basically the same thing much cheaper online, but if I bought it online, I wouldn’t be supporting my own business. Well, this week, the precision base plate is on sale for about the same price you can get it anywhere, woohoo!
If you haven’t heard about the precision base plate, you are missing out. Those great framelits with all the intricate details are so pretty, but are a major pain when you try to remove all the little hanging chads (as I call them!) and bits of paper that get stuck in between all the details. The precision base plate is rumored to solve that problem. Here is a video from Stampin’ Up! that shows how this plate works.
Here are all of the weekly deals for this week: