This card was made using a variety of items. The tree branches are from the stamp set called Winter Wishes. As you know, it is one of my favorites from the 2015 Holiday Catalog. I just love all the stamps in this set. This time, I used the branch to look like a tree with ornaments hanging down. The ornaments are from the stamp set called Holly Jolly Greetings. I had to add to the string in some of the ornaments to make them longer so I just used a marker to do this. The Joy is from Wonderful Wreath Framelits.
If you want to order from the Holiday Catalog you still have until January 4th in most cases. Stampin’ Up! has been adding a “while supplies last” to their catalogs for the last couple of years. If something from the catalog sells out they will not be able to replace it due to time restraints. So if you want something, order it soon.
Here is another card using the stamp set called Winter Wishes. Nothing says old fashioned Christmas like a sled. When I was a kid, we lived near a golf course that had an amazing hill to sled down. My Dad would load us all in the car, along with a giant toboggan and we would spend the day sliding. My two sisters and I would all fit on the toboggan but none of us would ever make it to the bottom of the hill. There were always a little girl or two thrown off when we would hit a bump. Sometimes the toboggan would end up at the bottom of the hill without any of us. When we got bigger, we each had out own sled or saucer to go down and my friends and I would spend hours there. Saucers were always the most fun because you usually ended up going down the hill backwards. People always had to get out of the way or they would get run over. It is a fun memory!
I think Waffles is trying to climb into Madelyn’s bath!
Here is a quick and easy Christmas card you can make with a few scraps of Designer Series Paper and a couple of other items. Sometimes I just need a card and don’t have a lot of time to make one so I love it when I can come up with a easy card that still looks nice. I had some left over Merry Moments Designer Series Paper Stack so I didn’t need to cut anything. I just used my Corner Rounder Punch to round the edges of one piece and adhered them to the Whisper White card stock. I cut out the word Jolly from the Christmas Greetings Thinlits Die set from a piece of scrap Whisper White. I then stamped a couple of words from Holly Jolly Greetings (you can buy the stamp set and the Thinllits as a bundle as save 15%) and popped on a few Home For Christmas Enamel Dots. The whole card took about 5 minutes!
It is that time of year when you need to start thinking about designing your Christmas cards. It is better to start now and take your time than to stress out about it at the last minute. Stampin’ Up! has some great holiday stamp sets, dies and punches in the 2015 Holiday Catalog. I used the new Sleigh Ride Edgelits to make this card. I think they are beautiful and delicate and make a really nice Christmas card.
If you look closely you can see where my night sky sparkles with little stars. I first stamped the stars in Whisper White Craft Ink. Then a spaced dots of glue using the Fine Tip Glue Pen all over the cardstock and sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds over it. It left little dots of sparkle all over the place.
Here is another of Madelyn’s Halloween Photos. Apparently, her mother stood her up and Dad took the photo quickly before she toppled over!
Here is a very simple Christmas card made with the stamp set called Holly Jolly Greetings. It is one of the new stamp sets that is in the 2015 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog. You can get a set of Framelits called Christmas Greetings with this stamp set in a Bundle and save 15%. I didn’t use the set of Framelits in this particular card, but I have used them in previous cards.
I first stamped the snow flakes in Blackberry Bliss. Then I stamped the tiny little stars in Versamark and sprinkled Gold Embossing Powder or it and heat set that. The “joy” is also embossed in gold. There is a Candy Dot that is in the middle of one of the snowflakes . I colored this Candy Dot using a gold sharpie. It is so easy to do and a great idea because Candy Dots don’t come in gold right now.
This is the third and last card we made at our monthly club meeting. I didn’t think it would be as hard as it turned out to be. We had to cut two of the ornaments from Blackberry Bliss cards stock and then glue them together. It is not that it was hard to do, but it does take some time to poke out all those little pieces. I personally think it is worth the effort because the ornaments are so pretty. It made it much easier to use an unscented dryer sheet when cutting them out. The Big Shot sandwich is plate>dryer sheet>cardstock>waxed paper>die>plate. You also have to run it through a couple of time to make sure all the little pieces cut. Most of the little pieces end up sticking to the dryer sheet which made it easier too.
Madelyn came for a visit last weekend. Her parents had to go to a wedding so Grandpa and I got to take care of her for a couple of days. She was so much fun! We taught her how to blow bubbles. I am not sure how pleased her parents are about that, but it is so cute! I caught her midway in a roll over with this picture.