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Christmas Cards

Ready or Not, Christmas is coming.  This year we will be showing you some (truly) quick and easy yet still impressive cards.  I plan on making an array of seasonal cards using punches, but this weekend (Sat morning, 10am to noon) I am teaching cards that use the whole gamut of your craft closet including stamps, punches, paper, embellishments, glitter and so forth!  How fun to pull everything out and see where it takes you!

Stampendous-snowmen-lg     This card is a good example of combining decorative paper, embellishments and stamps.  The snowmen stamp is from Stampendous.  Once I decided to use the Imaginisce Snowy Jo paper as the background, I drew the colors (I used Prismacolor pencils) from the paper.  Then I antiqued the white paper so it would match the background better.  If you double click on the photo and look at it enlarged, you will see that under the pearlescent blue snowflake brad there is a ghost snowflake (Heidi Swap).  The sentiment (Memory Box) is stamped then cut out using a Spellbinders label die.  Cute card and very fast and easy!

Snowmen-lg  Jeri made this card using the same stamp but with a completely different color scheme.  She stamped the same stamp on the background paper and embossed it using White Diamonds embossing powder (JudiKins).  I love using non traditional colors for the holidays!

Popup-outside-lg  My second card uses a new Hero Arts snowflake stamp that is big enough to cover the whole background in one stamping! I stamped it in Versamark and embossed it in White Diamonds.  Then I added a Cuttlebug snowflake and a holiday sentiment (Memory Box) cut out using the Spellbinders label die.  OK so far, but look inside. Popup-inside-lg The snowman pops up when the card is opened!  Isn't that the cutest!  Again once you have he template for making the card, it will be very quick and easy!  Join us Saturday for all the fun of making these and more Christmas cards. 

New Product Alert

We just received a partial shipment of the new Spellbinders dies!  Hooray!  They are so cool you will want them all.  I am hoping the rest will come very soon!Labels-2  Labels-2-sample 

Labels Set Two

Labels One  Labels-one-sample 

Labels Set One

S4-157-Sunflower  Sunflower-garden-sample 

Sunflower Set One

Sunflower-garden-sample-3  S5-006-Mega-Curved-Rectangles 

                                                Mega Curved Rectangles

Mega-Curved-Rectangles-sample-1   Mega-Curved-Rectangles-sample-2 

S4-172-Pinking-Circles  Sample-pinking-die-apron 

Pinking Circles (there are two sets)


If you are interested in any of these dies, call or email me now as they are already in short supply!  I will be ordering more this week.  We still are waiting for the new Piercabilities dies and the new labels small and large dies. Watch for an upcoming class using all these new dies!

Thanks for reading and please stop in the store soon!


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