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
Last weekend I got to go to a local Stampin’ Up! demonstrator Christmas party. We heard some tips from some successful demonstrators, made a couple of projects, then played dirty Santa. We each made a handmade gift that we would be proud to give to our best friend, wrapped it up, and brought it to the party ready to exchange (and ooooo and ahh over). If you are a demonstrator near OKC and want to come to our next get-together, let me know!
There were so many cute gifts. I made a poinsettia wreath. I started with a 12″ chipboard wreath base from the craft store, then looped a roll of deco mesh over the base. I tied the deco mesh on with pipe cleaners. Next I made several paper poinsettias I made based on this tutorial I found on YouTube. I attached pipe cleaners to each paper poinsettia and attached them to the wreath with the pipe cleaners. It went together fairly quickly once I figured out what I was going to do. Let me know if you have any questions!
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.
Click here if you can’t view the video above.
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 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:
This is a project I made for a class I had when the holdiay catalog launched. I think this would make a great and practical gift for friends or coworkers around the holiday season.
I sandwiched a trimmed down small paper bag between 2 top-note die cuts. I then used the small oval punch to make the handles.
I went to an event last weekend called “Unite and Excite”. It is an event Stampin’ Up holds for demonstrators to connect with other demonstrators and learn a few things while having a lot of fun. The day after this event, my upline hosted a stamping retreat. I had such a great weekend! I learned a lot and got a lot of new project ideas.
As with any stamping event, there was a swap! Here is the card I made for the swap. I got a lot of great swaps in exchange!
Here are the steps to make this card:
- Attach a piece of DSP measuring 4” x 5-1/4” to Whisper White card base with snail.
- Cut Cherry Cobbler cardstock with second smallest Deco Label Framelit.
- Stamp star with gold metallic Encore ink. Sprinkle with clear embossing powder and emboss with heat tool. Cut out star with Framelit.
- Stamp “Season’s Greetings” in Cherry Cobbler ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 3-1/4“ x 3/4”. Mat with a piece of gold foil paper measuring 3-1/2” x 1”. Use Tombow to attach whisper white piece to gold foil. Use Tombow to attach to gold star. Attach to Deco Label with Dimensionals.
- Layer ribbon with sequin trim and attach to back of Deco Label with glue dots.
- Attach Deco Label to card base with Dimensionals.
And here are the supplies I used to create this card: