Karen C’s Christmas Card

Karen C. is in my Stampin Club.  She makes beautiful cards.  Here is her 2012 Christmas card.  Karen used the Holiday Frame Embossing Folder and the Joyous Celebrations Stamp Set from the Holiday Catalog.   On either side of the Frame, Karen used the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch.  Beautiful, isn’t it?

Christmas Card From Karen C

Christmas Card From Karen C

A Christmas Card From A Friend

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here.  The cards are starting to come in and I love all of them.  This first card was made by my friend, Char D.  Char used  the embossing folder called Northern Flurry Folder from the Annual Catalog.  She then put some Rhinestones in the middle of the snow flakes.  So pretty!

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More Christmas Swaps

This card I got from another demonstrator named Christine Guida who lives in New Hampshire.  I am not sure if you can tell up close but the snowflake background and the snow on the roof of the house are full of sparkles.  The sleigh is embossed in Cherry Cobbler.  The card has such a softness to it.  Beautiful!

Christmas Card From Christine

The next swap I got was made by Stephanie Osgood.  Stephanie used the Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set with Soft Suede and Very Vanilla.  I love that it uses different colors than the usual red and green.  Very pretty!

Card From Stephanie Osgood

Christmas Thank You’s

Here is another card that we made at our Club Meeting.  It uses the single stamp called Bold Snowflake and Curly Cute.  I thought it would be a great card to use for some of those Thank You Cards you might need to write after the Holidays.  This card uses the colors Baja Breeze and Island Indigo.  The snowflake fits perfectly with the Blossom Punch and the Thank You is cut out using the Apothecary Accents Framelits.

Christmas Thank You

Easel Card Directions

I have had a lot of requests about how to make this Easel Card so I thought I would share the directions.  It is very easy to make.

Side View With Easel Open

Side View With Easel Open

Looking Down

Looking Down

Take a normal sized piece of cardstock (to make A2) 5.5 x 8.5 and fold in half.  Cut a line up to the fold at 1.5″ and 4″.  This gives you three pieces on the front of the card.  Glue the two out side pieces down.

Score the middle section at 2 1/8″ .  Then decorate.  I used the Window Frames Collection Framelits and the Bold Snowflake Stamp.  The DSP is Be Of Good Cheer and the inside stamp is from Pretty Postage.

What A Great Kit!

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This Kit Makes Ten Ornaments for $14.95!

This Kit Makes Ten Ornaments for $14.95!

The ornament on the cover of our holiday catalog is such a hit that we are making it available–just in time to deck the halls with terrific trimmings you’ve made yourself! We’ve simplified this fun project so that you can quickly and easily achieve the same results. In addition to the kit, all you need is a glue gun, scissors, and adhesive. (Our Anywhere Glue Sticks [104045] are perfect for assembly.) Want greeting or place cards to go with those ornaments? The Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set (W 128048 C 128051) gives you perfect coordination. Fancy a little sparkle and shine? Sprinkle on our Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter (102023)!

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The Ornamental Elegance Kit (132832) is $14.95 and includes:

  • Die-Cut Cardstock Elements
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  • Natural Linen Thread
  • Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons
  • Large Pearl Basic Jewels
Ornament Kit

Ornament Kit

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Easel Card

I have seen a lot of Easel Cards online lately and decided to make my own.  There are all kinds of different styles to do this.  The card I made is a called a Center Easel Card.  I used one of the Single Stamps that we are now able to buy from Stampin Up.  This is a new stamp that is not in any catalog.  It is called Bold Snowflake and comes in clear mount only.  I also used the set of Framelits called Window Frames Collection from the Holiday Mini.  The Designer Series Paper is called Be of Good Cheer.  I love the colors in this paper.  The “thanks” stamp is from Pretty Postage and was punched out using the 1″Square Punch and the Postage Stamp Punch.

Front View

Side View With Easel Open


Looking Down

Buy My Digital Studio at 1/2 Price Ends Tomorrow

My Digital Studio 2 and My Digital Studio 2+ is on sale for half price through tomorrow.  It is a great deal.  If you are thinking about buying it all, you should do it today!  You can buy the software only for $19.98 or the software with $500 worth of digital content for $39.98.  The digital content is definitely worth getting.  You can stamps, embellishments, punches and pre-designed projects.

Here are two cards and a scrapbook page I made using MDS.  All I needed to do was open the program, pick the size card or project I want, pick a design and print!  For the scrapbook page, I just added a photo and printed.  That is it!  Everything is done for you or you can design your own.

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MDS Happy Birthday Card


















MDS Scrapbook Page



More Christmas Swaps

Do you ever wish you had purchased a set of stamps, framelits or a punch and then have it be retired before you got around to it?  This is how I feel about the Sensational Season Stamp Set and the matching framelits called the Holiday Collection.  When I first saw it, I thought to myself I can live without it.  Now that I have participated in this Christmas swap  I wish I had purchased it.

Kathe Deck made this card for the swap.  It is so cute.  She used the new Core’dinations paper in Gumball Green as the background and cut the trees out of various other greens Stampin Up carries (Certainly Celery, Garden Green and Gumball Green).  She cut the stars out with the new Gold Glimmer Paper.  Love it!

Christmas Card from Kathe Deck

The next card I received is from my new found sister, Buffy Cooper.  You have seen a few items on my blog from her.  Each one is even better than the other, which you would think would be impossible to do.

Buffy used the Ornament Keepsakes Stamp set and matching Framelits from the Holiday catalog.  She embossed her background with the Holiday Frame Embossing Folder and cut that cute bow using two hearts and circle out of silver glimmer paper.  The prettiest part is she embossed a snowflake using Silver Embossing Powder.  Remind me to ask her where the snowflake came from because it is beautiful (maybe I can get her to tell us in the comments below).

Buffy Cooper’s Christmas Card

Christmas Club Part 3 (and Last!)

I was saving the best for last.  This is one of my favorite cards we made at our Christmas Club meetings.  I love the stamp set Merry Minis and the matching punch set.  If you look back on our earlier posts you will see we used this set a total of three times.  Of course, I also had to use More Merry Messagse!

Merry Minis

You can’t tell very well by the picture but some of the ornaments are raised up by using Dimensionals.  This is another product that you can not do without.  Believe me, I have seen the ones that other stores sell and they are horrible compared to Stampin Up’s Dimensionals.  You get 300 in a pack that should last a very long time (except in my case since I use them so much!).

My Club Members are going to make a Christmas card to share at our next meeting.  I think it is time for another contest.  The first three Club Members who comment on this post AND bring a card to share at our December meeting will get a prize.  Last month we had one.  Hopefully we will get more this month.