I have done a couple of workshops the last couple of weeks. The thing with workshops is you need to design a card that doesn’t take a lot of time to make. When there are 8 or 10 people trying to all make a cards, it can sometimes take a while. This is one of the cards we made. It uses the Photopolymer Stamp Set called Flower Patch. This set has 19 different stamps in it. Most of the stamps are different flowers but it also has some leaves and a couple of sentiments.
I also introduced the Texture Boutique Machine. This machine uses Embossing Folders to emboss beautiful designs into your cardstock. It is smaller than the Big Shot but embosses just as well. In this case we used the Filigree Frame Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I think it gives the card a little elegance.
Are you getting tired of Christmas Cards yet? I have decided that I am not going to post any more of them after December 10th. By then you should be pretty much sick of them, although I have tried not to post only Christmas cards these past couple of weeks.
This card was made using the stamp set called Serene Silhouettes. All I did was use a Mellow Moss Marker to color the branches and a Real Red Marker to color the birds. I embossed the outside of the card using the Filagree Frame Embossing Folder that is in the Holiday Catalog. I decided it needed something else so I added the three Candy Dots in Real Red.
I hate to say this but I just thought I should warn you. There are only 43 days left until Christmas. Most people send Christmas cards before Christmas (although I do have a cousin who always sends me one afterwards). If you want to send Christmas cards this year, then you need to get moving.
One of the things I love about the stamp set called Festival of Trees is that it really can by used year round. I already showed you a couple of cards that used this set but did not have a Christmas theme. This particular card does (as you can tell). It also uses an embossing folder from the Holiday Catalog called Filigree Frame. It adds a nice touch, don’t you think?
This is one of the cards we made at our monthly club meeting. The stamp set is called Wondrous Wreath. It has matching Framelits which are always great to have. No fussy cutting (as they like to say). Normally you would use this stamp for Christmas but all I did was change the colors and now it becomes a Fall wreath. I also love the new Embossing Folder called Filigree Framed Textured Impression. All of these items are in the 2014 Holiday Catalog.
There is a trick to using this stamp and the Framelits. Here is a great video that Stampin’ Up! made explaining how to line them up. Once you watch this, it becomes really easy to do!