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Christmas Cards 2017

Are you busy making Christmas Cards this season?    I sure am! If you need some ideas, here's the ones I'm working on.   

Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper  - #144621 $11 with 12 sheets.  2 each of 6 double sided designs 12"x12".  Acid free, lignin free.   Basic Black, Whisper White, Old Olive card stock.







Stampin' Up! has the best Designer Series Paper. My favorite this year is the Merry Little Christmas with Whisper White, Basic Black and Old Olive. #144621 $11 (12 sheets, 2 each of 6 double-sided designs, 12"x12". Acid free, lignin free.

Beautiful Sunflowers - Workshop - September 9, 2017

Early Autumn is the time when Sunflowers show us their beauty.   How happy I was when Stampin' Up! introduced a sunflower set that included a Leaf Punch.   (I've been using the Leaf Punch on lots of cards.)    I also used two other punches that are getting a lot of use by me and they are:  2" Circle and Starburst punches.    Stampin' Up!'s punches are very durable.   If I were to choose between punching or Big Shot framelits . . . well the punch would win.   Maybe I just like the way it produces a quick, clear cut.   



  • Stamp Set - Painted Harvest (144783 13 photopolymer stamps $21)
  • Card Stock - Chocolate Chip 8 1/2x5 1/2" score & fold 4 1/4".   Crushed Curring 5 1/4x4, plus scrap.   Very Vanilla 5" x 3 3/4" (2 pieces) plus scrap.
  • Inks - Chocolate Chip, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Wild Wasabi, Tranquil Tide
  • Punches - Leaf, Starburst, 2" Circle
  • Ribbon -6"
  • Double-sided tape and Dimensionals 
  • Directions - On Very Vanilla card stock, stamp sunflowers by layering colors, light first, then darker shade.    On Very Vanilla scrap stamp message and leaves.    Leaves are layered shades of green with lighter shade first, then darker shade.   Punch the leaves out.   Tape decorative brown, yellow or green ribbon a little below the center.   From Crushed Curry scrap, punch a Starburst Punch and apply to back of message punched out with 2" Circle.   Place message over ribbon with several Dimensionals.   Punch leaves and add to card cover.   Add a few dots from the Painted Harvest stamp set.   

Painted Harvest (13 photopolymer stamps) #144783 $21 





Half Full Glass - Workshop - September 9, 2017

The Half Full Stamp Set has so much meaning to me.   Not just because it is about wine, but because in was inspired by my upline Stampin' Up! Demonstrator:   Linda Bauwin.   She was a Million Dollar Achiever in 2016 and as part of her rewards, she was able to inspire a stamp set and have it featured in the Holiday Catalog.    It is on page 42 in the 2017 Holiday Catalog and acknowledges her achievement.    Linda works hards and does a wonderful job inspiring stampers like me.    Congratulations Linda on a job well done!   



  • Stamp Set - Half Full (#144999 10 rubber stamps $22) Inspired by Million Dollar Achiever Linda Bauwin
  • Card Stock - Pool Party 8 1/2"x5 1/2", score & fold 4 1/4".    Rich Raspberry 5 1/4x4.   Whisper White 5x 1 3/4.   Petal Garden Designer Series Paper 5"x2".
  • Ribbon - 7" and 5"
  • Wink of Stella Gold
  • Ink - Stazon Black, Rich Raspberry Marker
  • Double-sided tape, Scott Tape
  • Directions -  Tape the Whisper White and Petal Garden Designer Paper together on the back with one-sided scotch tape.  Stamp message and image on Whisper White card stock.   Add ribbon and attached cover onto Rich Raspberry card stock piece.   Then apply onto folded Pool Party card stock.   I added a little Wink of Stella on the wine glass stems. 


Half Full Stamp Set   - 10 rubber stamps

#144996 $30 (wood blocks)     #144999 $22 (for clear acrylic blocks)