The Twelve Days Of Christmas – Day 12

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Welcome to Day 12 of the Twelve Days Of Christmas series.  This is the last card of the series.  Maybe I should have  made it the 25 days of Christmas so it didn’t have to end so soon.

This card was made with the snowflake from the stamp set called Festive Flurry.  The sentiment is from Greetings of the Season.  Both of these sets were used to make a few of the cards I have shown you, yet each card looked different.

To make this card, just stamp your snowflake and greeting in Versamark.  Then sprinkle Gold Embossing Powder and melt the powder with your Heat Tool.  Then just put the card stock layers together.  Easy!

I hope you have enjoyed my Christmas card series showing you how to make simple, yet beautiful Christmas cards.  There should be at least one in the series you liked (I hope!).

Have fun making your cards and don’t forget to send me one!

The Twelve Days Of Christmas – Day 11

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Welcome to Day 11 of the Twelve Days Of Christmas Series.  There is only one day left so I hope you have gotten some good ideas on designing your own Christmas card.  Remember, it is ok with me if you copy one of my designs.  That is called CASEing (Copy & Share Everything) and is perfectly acceptable in the stamping world!

This card uses the stamp set called Festive Flurry that is in the Holiday Catalog. It has matching framelits, also called Festive Flurry Framelits.  You can buy both in a Bundle and save 15%.  The greeting is from Greetings of the Season and the Designer Series Paper is called Winter Frost Specialty.  Easy!

The Twelve Days Of Christmas – Day Five

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Welcome to the fifth day of the Twelve Days of Christmas.  I hope you are enjoying this series that shows you how to make simple but pretty Christmas Cards.

This card uses the stamp set called Lovely As A Tree.  This set has been around the longest of any of the sets from Stampin Up! because it is still one of the prettiest.  The greeting is from Greetings of the Season which is not in any of the catalogs but is still available for purchase.

To make this card, stamp the tree in Versamark.  Sprinkle White Embossing Powder on it and heat with your Heat Tool until set.  Stamp your greeting in Midnight Muse.  Take a Stampin Sponge and tap it on the Midnight Muse Ink pad and rub over the trees until you get the darkness you wish.  Wipe off the ink that is on the trees and put your card together.  Easy!

 

The Twelve Days Of Christmas – Day Four

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Welcome to Day Four of the Twelve Days of Christmas Series.  If you have been following this series you will see that some of the cards are very simple and some are just simple, but none of them are very complicated.  No more excuses as to why you can’t make your own Christmas Cards!

This card uses the stamp set called Daydream Medallions.  It has matching Framelits called Floral Frames.  Stamp the wreath in Gumball Green and cut it out using the framelits in your Big Shot.  Then punch out the center of the wreath with 1 3/4″ Circle Punch.  Back the center with a small piece of Gumball Green card stock.  Stamp Merry Christmas from the stamp set called Greetings of the Season.  Add red Candy Dots and put your card together.  Easy!

The Twelve Days Of Christmas – Day Three

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Welcome to Day Three of The Twelve Days of Christmas Series.  The point of this series is to show you how to make Christmas Cards that are not elaborate but still are pretty enough to send out.

As you can see from this card, it has very little stamping.  The only thing you stamp is the greeting in Real Red.  The greeting is from the stamp set called (appropriately enough) Greetings of the Season.  This card uses a set of Framelits called Holiday Ornaments.  This set is not in the catalog but is still available for purchase.

To put this card together, cut out the ornament using the Holidays Ornaments Framelit in Whisper White card stock.  Then run it through the Big Shot using the embossing folder called Stylish Stripes. Put a piece of Silver Glimmer Paper (3.5 x 2.25) behind the card stock.  Stamp your greeting and cut into a banner.  Tie your ribbon (1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon in Real Red) and put the card together.  Easy!

The Twelve Days Of Christmas – Day One

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Today is the first day of the Twelve Days Of Christmas.  Starting today and for the next 11 days, I will be posting a Christmas Card that is easy to make.  The point of this series is to show you that it is not hard to make your own cards.  If you start today and make a couple of cards a day, you will finish them in no time at all.

Today’s card uses the stamp set called Festive Flurry.  It has a matching Framelits also called Festive Flurry.  If buy both you will save 15% on the Bundle.  The “Peace” is from the set called Greetings of the Season.  This set is not in the catalog but is still available for purchase.

To make this card you just stamp the smallest snowflake in Midnight Muse and then cut it out using the matching Framelit.  Then you stamp the same snowflake in Soft Sky on the Whisper White, stamp the greeting in Midnight Muse and just put the card together.  Easy!

Freshly Made Sketches Christmas

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Here is my entry for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches.  I used the stamp set called Thoughts and Prayers and just used markers to color the leaves and flowers.  The Merry Christmas sentiment is from the stamp set called Greetings of the Season.  I love the font on this particular stamp.  Of course, I had to use Candy Dots.  I love, love, love them.  You still get the look of brads but no more punching and no more bulk when mailing your cards.  They stick very well on the card so they don’t fall off.  Plus they come in all the regular Stampin Up! colors (Brights, Regals, Subtles and Neutrals)!

Here is this week’s sketch:

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Festive Flurry Christmas Card

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I made this simple Christmas card using the Festive Flurry Stamp Set with the matching Framelits.  You can buy them both in a Bundle and save 15%.  I had cut out a snowflake in Whisper White for another project I was working on and realized I cut out one too many.  Instead of wasting it, I used it to make this card.  I took the larger snowflake and cut the smaller one out of the middle of it and attached it to the card with Dimensionals.  I am not sure if you can tell by the picture, but I made the snowflake in the middle with Heat & Stick Powder and Stampin Glitter in Silver which is in the Holiday Catalog.  To be totally honest with you, I am not sure if I have ever used my Heat & Stick Powder because I didn’t know quite what to do with it.  Then the Holiday Catalog came out and offered Glitter in Black & Orange and Silver & Gold.  The best way to put on the glitter is to use Heat & Stick Powder.

My 2012 Christmas Card

Here is my 2012 Christmas card.  I used the colors Bashful Blue, Midnight Muse and the Brushed Silver Card Stock  from Stampin Up.  I used the embossing folder called Fancy Fan Folder on the background.  The Noel is from the stamp set in the Holiday Catalog called Greetings of the Season.  I also used the Snow Flurry Bigz Die from the Holiday Catalog to make the snowflakes.  I love this die because it has three different sized snowflakes on it.  Of course, I had to finish it with just enough bling using the Rhinestone Basic Jewels from the Annual Catalog.

My 2012 Christmas Card

My 2012 Christmas Card

Every month I try to do some kind of challenge to my Club members.  This month leave a comment on this post and tell me what your favorite holiday tradition is.  The first 3 members to do this will win a prize.

Christmas Swap

I am honored to belong to a group of fellow demonstrators who are so talented.  We share many thoughts and ideas together.  Most are stamp related but not everything.  A member of this group organized a swap amongst the rest of us.  I don’t usually participate in swaps but these ladies are so talented that I wanted to.  My card used a variety of stamps sets.  The wreath is from Daydream Medallions.  The ornament is from Ornament Keepsakes and the saying is from Greetings of the Season.  You can’t really tell by the picture but the ornament was put on with Dimensionals so it gives it a little depth.  I embossed everything in gold with Stampin Up’s embossing powder.  Remind me to show you the difference between SU’s embossing powder and another company’s powder.  I will have to get Rob to use his fancy camera for the close up picture.  You wouldn’t think something like embossing powder would make a difference but it was amazing how much better SU’s powder came out.