Cards - Christmas

A Christmas Thank You

It's getting to be time for December class, so I've been working on designing cards for it.  I have to say that this time, I'm getting a lot of ideas from Pinterest.  We are so lucky to have this tool available.  I've been busy with Christmas crafting so it's just nice to rely on the creativity of others.  Today's card is my own.  I had a request to use the Cable Knit embossing folder.  I told my customers no Christmas for December class.  I'm reneging a little on this.  It's a Christmas thank you card.  I'm sure we all have someone we need to thank.

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It doesn't scream Christmas.  You know, that could just be a winter tree.  Here are the details.

  • Start with a card base of Garden Green cut 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4 and folded.
  • The Very Vanilla layer measures 4 x 5 1/4.  Run it through the Big Shot with the Cable Knit embossing folder.  This folder is so thick.  Run it through like usual but use only one of your plastic plates.  Also, when using one of the larger folders, be sure to put the bended part of your folder on one of the ends instead of the side of the plate.
  • I used the new Stitched Shapes to cut ovals from Garden Green (largest oval) and Whisper White (next largest oval).
  • I used the Perfect Pines Framelits for the tree.  They're in the annual catalog.  I used the middle sized tree.  The Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper is perfect for this.
  • The Garden Green twine from the Baker's Twine Trio Pack was used for the bow on top of the tree.
  • The banner at the bottom uses the Home Sweet Home bundle.  The banner is in the stamp set Sweet Home.  Cut it out with the framelit in Home Sweet Home. You can purchase these as a bundle in the Holiday catalog.  The sentiment itself comes from the Designer Tin of Cards stamp set.  It's all stamped in Basic Black Archival Ink.
  • Glue the ovals to each other and then attach to the card with dimensionals.

Here's the inside of the card.

Perfect pines inside

I cut another tree with the smallest tree from Perfect Pines.  The sentiment is from Thankful Thoughts and is stamped in black.

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I do like how this card turned out.  If you want to make one, the supply list follows. OR, you could just come to my classes on December 1st or 2nd if you live near Conover, NC.  Contact me.


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Embellished Ornaments Christmas Card

I get so excited about the Holiday catalog that I sometimes forget about the annual Stampin' Up! catalog.  I'm so glad they included Christmas stamp sets in the annual catalog.  It lets you get a jump on the season.  Here's a simple card using the Embellished Ornaments stamp set and the coordinating Delicate Ornament Thinlit Dies.

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This was a favorite at my classes last week.  It's elegant without being too involved.  I did have some help from Pinterest on this one.  There are many that are very close. This card used the Pine Bough Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  That's the elegant touch.  For the front of the card, I put the paper in the embossing folder side ways.  It's hard to see on this picture, but maybe it helps.

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I stamped the ornament in Cherry Cobbler and cut it out with the coordinating thinlit. Glue it onto the card.  I used the Golf Foil Sheets for the decoration and the ornament topper.  Embellish with pearls in the center and a bow of gold twine from the Baker's Twine Trio Pack.  All that's left is the sentiment from the same set and a few sparkles from the Metallics Sequin Assortment.

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Do you ever think about embossing the inside of the card?  This time I embossed in the folder with the paper turned in the usual way.  Add the sentiment and the inside is done.  This sentiment is also from the Embellished Ornaments stamp set.

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So, there you have it.  I must tell you that the gold embellishment in the center of the card goes a certain way on there to cover the white lines.  It's not too hard to figure out.  If you need a pretty, but easy card, this one fits the bill.



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Bus Swap on the way to Atlanta!

On my last post, I shared my swap for OnStage Atlanta.  Nine of us from the NC Demo Facebook group rode down in a van.  We decided to do a bus swap.  This was my swap.

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For information and details about this card, go here.  Today I want to share the rest of the cards I received on the bus.

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Kaye Owenby made this card.  She is part of my Luv 2 Create group.  The next card was made by Martha Morin.  She is also a part of my downline.

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I also belong to a group of local demonstrators called the Southern Belles.  We meet once a month and all live in what is called the Unifour area of NC.  Along with my Luv 2 Create group the next two cards were made from ladies in that group.  Want to be a part of this group?  Let me know.

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This card was made by Tina Lesson.

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Beth Fox made this card.

Making new friends and getting to know them better is so important.  I so enjoyed having the next ladies on the van and knowing them better.

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This card was made by Beverly Carlen.

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Wanda Williams made this card.

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Shavon Borders made this card.

Sandy Herman has been a friend for a while.  She has attended my Stampin' Up! catalog Bingo events.  She won the Merry Medley stamp set and made this card for the swap.

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So you can see that we have some super talented people here in North Carolina.  I think we are all ready to attend the Savannah OnStage event in April!  Want to go?  If you aren't a demonstrator it's really easy to become one.  Just let me know if I can help!  See you next time with another craft fair project.

Swap Card for OnStage Atlanta

I just got back from Stampin' Up!'s OnStage Event in Atlanta.  We had a great time. Nine of us from the piedmont of NC took a Sprinter down there.  My husband works for a tour company, Christian Tours, and he volunteered to drive us down.

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North Carolina is fortunate to have a SU Demo group.  We are very active.  It gives us another avenue to share with one another.  It's a wonderful group.  We have Quarterlies from time to time that are a little like mini conventions!  I digress.  Our group on the bus had a card swap.  I want to share mine with you today.

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  • Start with a Thick Whisper White card stock base cut 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2 and folded.
  • The next layer is Cherry Cobbler cut at  3 3/4 x 5.  
  • The layer of This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper measures 3 1/4 x 4 1/2.
  • The stamp set used is Jar of Cheers.  Stamp the sentiment on Whisper White in Cherry Cobbler ink.  Use the Layering Ovals framelits to cut this out.
  • Use the Cherry Cobbler twine from the Baker's Twine Trio Pack behind the sentiment panel.  Adhere the panel with dimentionals.
  • The hat and the scarf come from the Jolly Friends bundle.  The punch works so well with the stamp set.  Sadly, the scarf has to be fussy cut.  I also added these with dimentionals.

It's really a pretty easy card, but I really liked it!

Atlanta swap 2

I would also like to show you some of my Luv 2 Create group that went to Atlanta with me.  

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The first beautiful lady is my sister Martha.  My other downline attending is Kaye, my very first recruit.  I love our group of stampers.  We are a real family.  Well, Martha is really my family, but I meant all of us.  Want to be a part of our group?  Just make a comment and I'll get right with you!  I'm hoping we'll have more of the group attend with us in Savannah.  Stampin' Up! was so good to us.  Lots of free goodies make us very excited!  I wish I could share, but not yet.  It's still a secret!

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A Little Holly for Christmas

This week I have been sharing some of the cards we made at my October Christmas card class.  I hope you have enjoyed them.  Today I am sharing the last card from our class.  It features Holly Berry Happiness and the Holly Berry Builder Punch.  That's another bundle available in the Holiday Catalog on page 27.  Here's my card.

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I'm sure some of you would like to know how the card was made so here we go!

  • Start with a card base of Thick Whisper White.  It's perfect for the base of a card because it gives it more substance.  Cut your paper at 4 1/4 x 11, score at 5 1/2 and fold.  Be sure to score first so you have a smoother fold.
  • The Cherry Cobbler layer measures 4 x 5 1/4.
  • The Whisper White layer is 3 7/8 x 5 1/8.  Use your Big Shot and the Holly embossing folder.  That folder is so pretty.  I had a customer tell me she wanted to order one as soon as she saw it!
  • I used the Layering Squares for the center piece using Whisper White for the plain square and Cherry Cobbler for the scalloped square.  Add some of the Gold Metallic Thread to the back.  I wrapped it around 4 fingers several times, slid it off, and adhered with snail.  Put the snail down before you start.  The sentiment is from Christmas Pines.  Adhere this with dimensionals to the card front.

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  • The holly is made with the Holly Berry Happiness stamp set and the Holly Berry Builder punch.  Again I used Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler.  Stamp first in the coordinating color and then punch.  Glue them on the corners of the panel.

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The sentiment inside the card is from Flurry of Wishes.  It is stamped in Basic Black Archival ink and the snowflakes are stamped in Smoky Slate.

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I just love Christmas, don't you?  Hope to see you next week!



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