Cards - Christmas & Winter

Workshop December 10, 2016 Summary - Part 2 of 2

Every year I enjoy sharing this holiday workshop dedicated to making 4 different cards.   One for Jesus.   One for Fun.   One for Peace.  One for Thanks.   The cards were fun for the workshop attendees and they all took home lovely, usable cards to share.    

On two of the cards, I chose not to add more color because I thought the stamped figures were just perfect the way they were.  If you would like to kick up the design a little, I recommend adding Wink-of-Stella Gold on head areas or color the figures in completely.   You could highlight the mice presents with gold as well.  

Card for Peace     This one is special for a table decoration and as a little bread & butter gift to a hostess during the holiday.   

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  • Stamp Set - Jar of Cheer, Jar of Love
  • Framelits - Everyday Jars
  • Embossing Folder - Woodland
  • Card Stock - Tip Top Taupe - 11"x4 1/4", score at 5 1/2", 2 3/4", and 5 1/2"x4 1/4".    Cherry Cobbler - 2 1/2"x1".       Very Vanilla 1 3/4"x1".  Vellum - 2 1/2"x4".
  • Adhesives - glue dots, Tombo Glue, Dimensionals
  • Wink of Stella - Gold
  • Ink - Black Stazon, markers in yellow, green and red
  • Rhinestone
  • Directions:  stamp the jar and candle image on the vellum; sit aside to completely dry.   When dry, use the markers and wink of stella to add color to the candle.   Using the jar shape frame lit, place the 5 1/2"x4 1/4" card stock on the scored card stock base.  Cut the jar in the middle of both pieces of card stock.   Stamp message below jar outline of 5 1/2"x4 1/4" sheet and add Woodland embossing image.   Glue dot the vellum on the inside and use Tombo glue on only lower half of sheet of folded down card base.   I used the stamp "You Light Up My Life"  from Jar of Love on the Cherry Cobbler piece and placed it to hold back the jar image and leave enough room for a battery tea light.   The place holder needs 4 dimensionals to raise it up to hold the jar candle image in place.   

 

Card for Thanks

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  • Stamp Set - Jar of Cheer, Jar of Love
  • Embossing Folder - Softly Falling
  • Card Stock - Whisper White - 10 1/2"x4", score & fold at 5 1/4".  Emerald Envy (2016-2018 In Color) 5 1/2"x 4 1/4"
  • Ink - Emerald Envy, Chocolate Chip, markers in Emerald Envy and Orange
  • Pearl Basic Jewels for end of snow cap 
  • Directions - stamp the card first with the snowman and then stamp the tree and without re-inking, stamp a shadow to give the trees some depth.   Add some color to the snowman and then emboss with Softly Falling snow folder.   I added the word THANKS from the Jar of Love stamp set.   Tape the Whisper White to the Emerald Envy card base to nicely outline the card.   

 


Workshop December 10, 2016 Summary Part 1 of 2

Every year I enjoy sharing this holiday workshop dedicated to making 4 different cards.   One for Jesus.   One for Fun.   One for Peace.  One for Thanks.   The cards were fun for the workshop attendees and they all took home lovely, usable cards to share.    

On two of the cards, I choose not to add more color because I thought the stamped figures were just perfect the way they were.  If you would like to kick up the design a little, I recommend adding Wink-of-Stella Gold on head areas or color the figures in completely.   You could highlight the mice presents with gold as well.  

Card for Jesus

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  • Stamp Set - All Ye Faithful 
  • Card Stock - Very Vanilla - 5 1/2"x8 1/2", score & fold 4 1/4" and 4 3/4"x3 1/2".   Cherry Cobbler - 5 1/4"x4"
  • Ink - Cherry Cobbler 
  • Directions - This card is simple and elegant.   the 1/4" border around the stamped message brings it all together.   This card is easy and quick for the person who wants to send handmade Christmas cards, but doesn't have time to spend on a more complicated design.    I personally mailed about 30 of these and used every stamp in the set.   

 

Card for Fun

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  • Stamp Set - Merry Mice
  • Card Stock - Very Vanilla - 5 1/2"x2" and 5"x3 3/4".   Cherry Cobbler 5 1/2"x2 1/4".   Garden Green 5 12/"x8 1/2", score & fold at 4 1/4".   This Christmas Designer Series Paper - 5 1/2"x3 3/4".
  • Ink - Cherry Cobbler
  • 14" Thread - Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green  
  • Directions:   After cutting the paper, stamp from the right side of the very vanilla the 3 mice and message.   Then tape the Very Vanilla to the Cherry Cobbler and tie a bow on the left end.  Tape the Designer Series Paper first and then add the message.   Tape the second Very Vanilla paper inside and choose another mouse character and another message.   I loved the 3 mice so much, I added them onto the back envelop flap.   Cute.     

 


Christmas Card Ideas for 2016 - Part 1

Over the last couple of days, I've been working on Christmas card ideas.   Stampin' Up! has so many types of cards to make from Christmas, Welcome Baby Jesus, Whimsical Mice, and flowers representing the Christmas season and colors.   I'm not sure which ones I want to make  yet to send to friends and family, but I'm working on it!  

Snow Place  #139738 $26 Stamp Set

Love the little snowman characters.   I used the penguin last year in cards and tags for presents.  Now it is the snowmen turn to smile.  

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Reason for the Season #139730 $21

There are two cards from the Stampin' Up! set, Reason for the Season.   I also added the cut flowers from the new May Flowers Framelits #140276 $31 set. 

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This card uses the new copper foil paper.   LOVE the copper and there is copper thread and embossing powder, to make a shiny, coordinated look.   (Shh... I expect to see more copper in my future.)  

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Snow Place Tags

I needed to make several youth Christmas present tags and used the adorable Snow Place Stamp Set and Snow Friends Framelits Dies bundle from Stampin' Up! (140844 $45).  Order from my Stampin' Up! website until May 31, 2016.   

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Since snowmen and penguins are cold weather friends, I plan to use the stamp set in January and February.   Every January I host a tea for an Assistance Living facility and it is called "Let It Snow Tea".  So these characters will help me entertain and make the tea more fun.     I used bow ties for the boys and earmuffs for the girls.  

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  • Stampin' Up! Bundle - Snow Place Stamp Set and Snow Friends Framelits Dies (#140844 $45)
  • Card Stock - Basic Black and Whisper White 
  • Inks - Stazon Black, Real Red, Cucumber Crush, and one of my orange SU markers for the feet and beak
  • Silver 1/8" ribbon and Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (#133324 $23)

 

Donna J. Payerle     DJ Cards and More