This is the second card we made at our monthly stamp club last week. It uses a new sneak peek stamp set that will be in the Stampin’ Up!Holiday Catalog. As a Demonstrator we were able to purchase it early in July. That is one of the perks of being a Demonstrator. Now, Stampin” Up! has released it to everyone a month before it officially comes out.
The stamp set is called Carols Of Christmas. It has a couple of big sentiments in it, as well as some ornaments, poinsettias and holly. The best part of this set is the matching Thinlits called Card Front Builder. It cuts out the usual shapes in the stamp set but also has this cute border that we used around the card base and has some other border dies such as one that cuts out stars and a moon.
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I must admit I am having a hard time making Christmas cards when it is still 70 degrees out. I guess if I lived in the South, this would be normal but since I live in the North, it just seems odd.
This is one of the cards we made at our monthly club meeting. It uses a stamp set from the 2016 Holiday Catalog called Santa’s Sleigh. It has a set of matching Thinlits also called Santa’s Sleigh and you can save 10% by purchasing both in a Bundle. It is a cute set yet it is elegant with the sleigh pieces. The sleigh is actually made from two different dies. Other than the pieces we used for this card, this set also has a reindeer, a small wreath, teddy bear, bows and a few other shapes. I know you can’t really tell from this picture but we also used the Wink Of Stella on the red part of the sleigh and the star to give it a little shine.
The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, a stamp set that is a must have because it has every sentiment you can ever need! The snow in the background is made from an Embossing Folder called Softly Falling.
Ok, Ladies. It is almost October so it is time to think about what you are going to do for your Christmas cards. I know the holiday season gets very busy and sometimes you just can’t find the time to make cards on top of everything else you have to do. This is why I am reminding you to get started early. I expect a Christmas card from all my friends and customers! I am just kidding. Sort of. Kind of. Not really. Get moving!
I made this quick and easy Christmas card to show you that you don’t have to get all fancy and complicated with your cards. I used a new stamp set from the Holiday Catalog called Santa’s Sleigh. It has a set of matching Thinlits also called Santa’s Sleigh and you can save 10% by purchasing both in a Bundle.
I embossed the background with an embossing folder called Softly Falling. I traced the curve out with a bowl and then cut it by hand. I find that cutting quickly make it smoother for some reason. The first time I tried it came out all jagged because I went slowly.
This is the second card we made at our monthly Stampin’ Club meeting. It uses the stamp set called Winter Wishes that is in the 2015 Holiday Catalog. This is a great vintage set (yes, I did buy it!!). It has a sled, skis, skates and the stamps we used on this card. The snowflake is also from the Holiday Catalog and is called Snowflake Elements. It is actually made of wood and comes in a light tan color. We took an Aqua Painter and dipped it in Cherry Cobbler Ink and colored the snowflake. The first time I tried it, I just pressed the snowflake into the ink but it came out really dark (almost black). The Aqua Painter worked much better.
This is a great card if you want to make your own Christmas cards because it is not very hard to make but is so cute.
This is the third card we made at our monthly club meeting last week. It uses the new Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies that are in the 2015 Holiday Catalog. I love these dies. I think they look so pretty together. There are a couple tricks to making it easier to use them though. First of all, use wax paper between the dies and the cardstock. This will allow you to pop out the die easier without ripping the finer pieces. You can use Snail along the bottom of the cardstock but use the new Fine Tip Glue Pen to attach to trees, sleigh and houses. The pieces are so fine that Snail can tear them. My ladies discovered this at class.
The sentiment and the tiny snowflakes are from the new stamp set called A LIttle Something. That is also in the Holiday Catalog.
Here a picture of Madelyn doing a sensory exercise at day care. Her feet are in oatmeal. I am not too sure about this but maybe it will help when she is old enough to sit on grass. I know all three of my boys were scared to death of grass the first time they felt it.
This year I used the Stampin’ Up Stamp Set called Wondrous Wreath for my Christmas Card. This was my favorite set from the Holiday Catalog. I love it because you can use it any time of year by just changing the colors. You can make a spring or summer wreath by adding flowers on it and a fall wreath by stamping it in fall colors (Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler, etc). It is a 3 step stamp set which means it has three different stamps that you layer on top of each other. I used Island Indigo, Lost Lagoon and the Encore Silver Ink Pad. One of the best things about it is it also has a set of matching Framelits called Wonderful Wreath so no tedious cutting. If you look closely, I stamped Lovely As A Tree behind the window. The sentiment is from Holiday Home.