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Christmas Stockings

Hello my dear Stampers!  Have you been super busy with all the hustle and bustle of this wonderful season?  The November Paper Pumpkin was just so darling…but I decided to do it my way.

I added initials for each member of the family coming to Christmas dinner…then ran each stocking through the Big Shot with the Cable Knit Embossing Folder.

 

Then I added the tags with last years red “ribbon” and a sprig of leaves from the new leaf punch.

I filled each stocking with a lip balm and either bubble gum for the kids or candy for the adults…oh, everyone also got a candy cane. These will be at each person’s place at the table. 

I had so much fun making these and I hope everyone will enjoy them on Christmas Day.

Slow down and enjoy the season…stay healthy!

Happy Stamping!    Donna

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Patchwork Christmas

Hello Stampers!  Today’s card is made with the Quilt Builder Framelits. I REALLY like this set of dies and the matching stamp set. I have so many friends who are quilters that this set will be used over and over in so many different ways.

This is another card we made in our Christmas Card Class and I made about 20 myself…this is one of my cards I’m sending to friends and family. I actually made enough extras of each of the Christmas Card Class examples to fill my own personal card list. Yay!

Sorry about the deep colors…I’m trying out a new editing app since PicMonkey no longer offers FREE editing. I need to work with this new one to get the hang of it.

We had so much fun with this card. We actually die cut each piece then put it back together to glue it into the frame of the patchwork. Trust me…we learned that isn’t necessary…you can just die cut the DSP, die cut the black frame, adhere frame over DSP and you’re done. Why didn’t I think of that when I was creating this card!!!

The extra touch of holly leaves really adds to this design.

I LOVE this sentiment…what it says and the font.

This inside sentiment is from a retired stamp set called Versatile Christmas. I find that after the Holiday Catalog ends we never see some of our favorite stamp sets or dies again. Don’t let that happen to you…if you really like something in the Holiday Catalog then buy it BEFORE January 2, 2018

 

Stampin’ Up Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Christmas Quilt, Oh, What Fun (on the envelope), Versatile Christmas (R)

Ink – Real Red, Garden Green

Paper – Real Red, Garden Green, Whisper White, Black, Quilted Christmas DSP

Accessories – Quilt Builder Framelits, Paper Punch (for berries)

 

I hope you enjoyed today’s post and card.

This is such a wonderful season for making and sending cards. It’s still not too late to make your own cards for sending. The design can be simple and your family and friends will be so impressed and you will get pleasure out of making them. If you need help with ideas…just give me a call or email me. Together we can come up with something to your liking.

Until my next post…Happy Stamping!     Donna 🙂

 

Deck the Halls Card

Hello Stampers…it’s been a while. 

Today I have a very nice Christmas card that we made in our Christmas Card Class. There is just a bit of detail but so worth it.

You can see that we used dies, and lots of Stampin’  Dimensionals.  I love the added touch of the little poinsettias popped up. The colors are basic Christmas colors…Real Red, Emerald Envy and Whisper White.

A simple sentiment finished this card off.

 

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Carols of Christmas, Greetings of the Season (R)

Ink – Real Red, Stampin’ Markers (Real Red & Emerald Envy)

Paper – Real Red, Emerald Envy, Whisper White

Accessories – Card Front Builder Thinlits, Layering Ovals Framelits

 

Hope you enjoyed seeing today’s card.

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Until next Friday (I’ve decided to only post once a week on Friday)…

Happy Stamping!    Donna

 

 

Night in Bethlehem

Hello Stampers! I’m really into making Christmas cards right now since I have a craft fair coming up in October. This is card number 1 for this month’s card classes. When I saw this bundle (Night in Bethlehem Stamp Set and Bethlehem Edgelits) I knew I had to have it. 

I was inspired by several different cards I’ve seen. The dies in this set are awesome. 

 

 

This card was well received by my first class and I’m pretty sure that tomorrow’s class will like it as well. 

The card base is Sahara Sand cut at 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″

The Whisper White measures 4″ x 4 1/4″  (I also did the same on the inside with a verse.)

The black strips on top and bottom are just strips of black cut at 1/4″ x 4 1/4″

 

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Night in Bethlehem

Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper – Sahara Sand, Black, Whisper White, Gold Foil

Accessories – Bethlehem Edgelits

 

Try this card…it really is very nice and I like that it’s not using the usual Christmas colors. 

Until next time…Happy Stamping!    Donna

Rudolph and Deck the Halls Tri-Fold Pocket Card

Hello Stampers! Today I have a GREAT fold card that I learned from Dawn Griffith. As I’m sure you’ve already noticed I do love different folded cards. This one will be a keeper for sure! Originally Dawn showed a square card but I decided that I could make it a regular A2 card by just adhering the square to a piece of 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ cardstock. I’ll show you both my designs.

First, I made the square card.

It just looks like a cute square card, right…

Open it up and you have a nifty little pocket for a greeting, letter, gift card or money. That black and Very Vanilla card comes out and you can add your greeting. The added touch made by the Card Front Builder Thinlits really adds to the seasonal theme.  (From the new Early Release of the Carols of Christmas Bundle.) I love it!

Knowing the post office is not fond of square envelopes I made this card.

I made another square card and adhered it to a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock. I used the new Early Release stamp set Carols of Christmas. 

 

Since we usually send a Christmas letter to all our distant friends we don’t get to see often I worked on folding the letter so that it would fit in the pocket. I’ll probably put another square on the opposite side of the pocket with my greeting. In this case in Very Vanilla.

Don’t be surprised if you see a few more cards designed incorporating this awesome fold. My September classes will be focused on Christmas and a few Hanukkah cards so we’ll be in the holiday mood. I make all my Christmas cards…a LOT of them so I change up the designs so I don’t get bored. Plus, I’m doing a Fall Craft Fair at our church and I’d like to make boxes of Christmas cards to sell. My studio will become Santa’s Card Shop! 

Rather than my trying to explain the Tri-fold Pocket Card I’m going to give you the video done by Dawn Griffith. She does an outstanding job so why re-invent the wheel. 🙂

 

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Rudolph

Stamp Set – Cookie Cutter Christmas

Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin’ Markers

Paper – Real Red, DSP, Black, Very Vanilla

Accessories – Card Front Builder Thinlits, Real Red Ribbon

Deck the Halls

Stamp Set – Carols of Christmas

Ink – Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Real Red, Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper – Cherry Cobbler, DSP, Black, Very Vanilla

Accessories – Gold Glitter Washi Tape, Gold Ribbon

 

There are so many wonderful NEW items in the Holiday Catalog! I can’t wait to share them with you. I can’t put the catalog on line until September 1st when you can also order from it.  Just two weeks away!

I made my 2018 Class Schedule so please check it out (in the right hand side bar) and see if you will be able to attend any of them. They are always on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. 

Until my next post…Happy Stamping!    Donna

Peaceful Night

Hello Stampers!

As promised I have a Christmas card today using the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set and Card Front Builder Thinlits Bundle (available to you August 1st). The more I play around with this bundle the more I like it. The big bold sentiments are great for those who make a lot of Christmas cards because they almost fill the front of the card. I have a church craft fair coming up the last Sunday in October and I plan to make sets of Christmas cards to sell so I’ll be working on cards that can be mass produced!

For lack of a better name I call this my Triple Fold Out card. I know I got the inspiration from another but can’t remember where I saw this.

This gives you an idea of the three fold outs. See that great sentiment for the inside? It’s hard to tell but it is stamped on a rectangular Stitches Shape. I scalloped the front panel at the top using Seasonal Layers Framelits.

I used the Card Front Builder Thinlits to design the night sky, the trees and the deer. This set is FANTASTIC!  I just hand cut Whisper White Cardstock to form the snow drifts so the trees had perspective. I brushed a bit of Craft Stampin’ Ink in Whisper White on the trees for snow.

This is an easy fold and will make your cards really stand out. The base card measures 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″ and 8 1/4″.  The Whisper White front panel measures 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ but I cut some off with the scallop die. I used scraps of Whisper White to hand cut the snow drifts. Then you decorate as you like.

 

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Carols of Christmas

Ink – Tranquil Tide, Craft Stampin’ Ink Whisper White, Chocolate Chip (for deer on the envelope)

Paper – Tranquil Tide, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip

Accessories – Card Front Builder Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Seasonal Layers Framelits

 

I’ll have some more Christmas Cards using this wonderful bundle for you soon. Since we always send a letter in our cards I’m working on a way to enclose it without it just being in the card. Stay tuned! 

Until my next post…Happy Stamping!

Money Holder

Hello my friends, hope you all had a wonderful Christmas/holiday.  My husband and I had a great time with our daughter, three grandchildren and my 93 year old mom. Hopefully next year our son in law will be with us. (He has been in Okinawa with the Marines for almost a year now.)

Today’s item may be too late for some of you but…there’s always next year! I actually made this on Christmas Eve. I always forget something!

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Our daughter loves to see these little envelopes on the tree! This one is quick and easy.

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The flap slides under the tag to close. I used some of last years gold cord to top it off.

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Special note:  punch a half circle (above the tag) to make it easier to remove the $$$. I forgot to put that on the direction sheet below.

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I think I have all the measurements on this sheet for scoring and cutting. The only thing I forgot was the half circle punch.

 

Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Oh, What Fun, Cookie-Cutter Christmas

Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red, Garden Green

Paper – Real Red, Whisper White, Candy Cane Lane DSP

Accessories – 1″ Circle Punch, Gold Cord, Ornate Tag Topper (R)

 

Look for some Sneak Peeks of new items from the Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration in my next blog post! Until then…Happy Stamping!