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Stamp A Stack of Christmas Cards

Hello Stamping Friends,

We had so much fun at our second session of Stamp A Stacks.  Each guest made two cards each of three designs. Would you like to make them or make more?  I will showcase them today with measurements.

Today is the last day to order and be guaranteed delivery before Christmas (unless an item is on backorder).  Have Santa call me to place your order!

The new hostess code is AXG72X2F.  Jo will be our hostess for club on January 8th and this code will be good through then.  If your order is under $150 she will get the benefit of the hostess dollars.  Thank you in advance for your support!

Note:  I abbreviate Designer Series Paper to DSP

Card #1 – Spirited Snowmen

I cased this card idea from Mary Deatherage at  Stamps n Lingers.  I changed up the snowflakes and used the Snowfall Thinlits Dies.  I hope you bought this set while it was available in November.  If not, there are beautiful snowflakes in the Blizzard Thinlits Die (page 39 of the Holiday Catalog).

  • Base:  Very Vanilla  5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″  scored at 4 1/4″
  • Layer 1:  Cherry Cobbler 5 1/4″  X  4″  (this leaves a 1/8″ border)
  • Layer 2:  Festive Farmhouse DSP 5 1/8″ X 3 7/8″  ( 1/16″ border)  Adhere Layer 2 directly to Layer 1 and pop up on the Very Vanilla card base
  • Glue a 5 1/2″ Burlap Trim on Layer 2
  • Layer 3:  Cherry Cobbler 4″ X 3 3/8″
  • Layer 4:  Festive Farmhouse DSP 3 7/8″ X 3 1/4″  Adhere Layer 4 directly to Layer 3 and pop up over the burlap trim
  • Snowmen:  Very Vanilla 3 1/2″ X 3 1/2″;  Stamp image in Crumb Cake slightly to the left and color with Stampin’ Blends; Cut with the largest of the Stitched Shape Framelits.  Stampin’ Blends used:
    • Light & Dark Crumb Cake
    • Light & Dark Old Olive
    • Light & Dark Cherry Cobbler
    • Light & Dark Smoky Slate
    • Color Lifter to highlight-  My technique is to outline in the dark and then blend the color in to the middle with the light marker
  • Snowflakes:  Very Vanilla 2 1/4″ X 5″, cut with the flurry thinlit and one medium and one small thinlit
  • Greeting:  Very Vanilla 3 1/2″ X 1 1/4″, stamp the greeting in Cherry Cobbler then cut with the Petals & More Thinlits Die; punch a hole in the right hand side and insert two 3″ pieces of Cherry Cobbler Twine in the hole (I folded a 6″ piece in half and then cut it after inserting it in the hole).  Tie a 6″ linen thread around the Cherry Cobbler Twine
  • Inside Layer:  Very Vanilla 4″ X 3 3/8 “
  • Side Strip:  Cherry Cobbler  5/8″  X  3 3/8″
  • Side Strip Layer:  DSP 1/2″ X 3 1/4″
  • Embellishment:  Pearl Basic Jewels colored with the Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend marker.

Card #2 – Peaceful Poinsettia

  • Base:  Thick Whisper White 8 1/2″  X  5 1/2″  Scored at 4 1/4″
  • Layer 1 (make one for outside and one for inside):  Shaded Spruce  5 1/4″  X  4″
  • Layer 2 (make one for outside and one for inside):  Whisper White  5″ X  3 3/4″; Cut outside with corner Poinsettia Thinlit Die
  • Poinsettia: Whisper White 2″ X 5 1/4″;  stamp with Memento Ink and color with Shaded Spruce and Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend Markers; Cut out with Detailed Poinsettia Thinlits Die
  • Greeting:  Whisper White  3 1/4″ X 2″, Stamp in Shaded Spruce then punch with Pretty Label Punch
  • Greeting Frame”  Shaded Spruce 3 1/4″ X 2″  punched with the Pretty Label Punch then cut in half horizontally
  • Embellish with Red Rhinestones and Clear Rhinestones colored with Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend marker.

Card #3 – Hearts Come Home For Christmas

I cased this card from Debra Verbosh at debsrubberroom.com just changing out the DSP and the greeting and …… well you know, CASE – copy and selectively edit.  Sometimes I think we get so excited to use the framelits and thinlits and we forget how fun it is to stamp.  This card gives you the fun of stamping again!

  • Base: Cherry Cobbler  8 1/2″  X  5 1/2″  Scored at 4 1/4″;  Cut 2″ off the front -vertically.
  • Flap:  Festive Farmhouse DSP  2″ X 5 1/4″; Wrap this with 6 1/2″ of Cherry Cobbler ribbon layered with 1/4″ Smoky Slate ribbon and tied with a 4″ tie of smoky slate ribbon.  I used snail to position the ribbons but then put a piece of Tear and Tape top and bottom over the ribbons to adhere them to the main card flap as well as snail on the edges
  • Circle:  Cherry Cobbler  4″ ; Score this at 3 1/2″ and fold
  • Top of Circle:  Whisper White  3 5/8″ Circle; Cut out the circle and then lay it on the 4″ circle to mark the scored edges and then cut off the edge to match the edge of the 4″ circle.  (I was using the old Circle Framelits) I used the Stamparatus to line up the three little houses from the Hearts Come Home stamp set and then masked the houses with sticky notes and stamped a tree from the stamp set with Tranquil Tide, once fully inked and twice stamped off without reinking.  The moon, stars, smokestack and greeting are all stamped in Smoky Slate.  Santa is stamped in black Memento Ink.  “from our home to yours” is from the Farmhouse Christmas stamp set but the rest are in the Hearts Come Home set.
  • Inside: Whisper White 5″ X  3 3/4″ ; Adhere the 4″ circle to the back of the Whisper White inside layer
  • Inside Greeting:  Festive Farmhouse DSP 3″ X 3″ Cut with Circle Framelit
  • Greeting Layer:  Whisper White  2 1/2″ X 2 1/2″  Cut with Circle Framelit; The greeting is from Farmhouse Christmas.

Bonus Card  –  Joy Ornament

I challenged myself to use Designer Series Paper last year and loved how this turned out.  The Pretty Label Punch and the Label Me Pretty stamp set is still available in the Annual Catalog – see page 22;  item #143861. The Pretty Label punch is so versatile as you see with its use on the above Poinsettia card with a large greeting and then on this card as a background.   The “Joy” is from the Hearts Come Home stamp set in the Annual Catalog and the inside greetings are from Holly Berry Happiness and a Paper Pumpkin set.  The layout is what I wanted to record with the small front panel of DSP matching the large background layer in the middle. Grab some scraps to make the ornament and you won’t need to use the dimensions given here.

  • Base:  Cherry Cobbler 8 1/2″  X  5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
  • Layer 1:  DSP (Be Merry of 2017) 5 3/8″ X 4 1/8″;  Wrap this layer with 6 1/2″ of ribbon
  • Panel Layer 1:  Cherry Cobbler  4 3/16″  X  2 1/4″
  • Panel Layer 2:  Whisper White  4 1/8″  X  2 3/16″
  • Panel Layer 3:  DSP  4″  X  2″
  • Ornament Layer 1:  Garden Green 6 1/2″  X  2″  Punch 2 with the Pretty Label Punch
  • Ornament Layer 2:  Whisper White 3 1/4″  X  2″  Stamp in Garden Green with the Label Me Pretty outline stamp and then punch adhered to frame and directly adhered to the DSP
  • Ornament Layer 3:  Garden Green  1 3/4″  X  1 3/4″   Use a 1 3/8 ” Circle framlit or punch for this layer; Pop this layer up with dimensionals
  • Ornament Layer 4:  Whisper White  1 1/2″  X  1 1/2″   Stamp the circle Thank You from the stamp set then fussy cut around the design to scallop; Pop this layer up with dimensionals
  • Ornament Layer 5:  Whisper White  1 1/4″  X  1 1/4″   Stamp the Joy from the Hearts Come Home set in Cherry Cobbler, coloring just the back of the one word or place a sticky note over the “to the world” while you ink and then remove the sticky note and stamp.  Punch with a 1″ punch and then color the edge with a Cherry Cobbler marker. Pop this layer up with dimensionals
  • Embellish with a little rhinestone in the “o” of the “Joy” and a bow of white twine above the ornament
  • Inside Layer 1:  Same DSP as front panel  5 3/8″  X  4 1/8″
  • Inside Layer 2:  Garden Green 4 3/8″  X  3 1/8″
  • Inside Layer 3:  Whisper White 4 1/4″  X  3″  stamped with greeting from Holly Berry Happiness in Cherry Cobbler and Merry Christmas in Garden Green

Do you think we will ever go back and use these layouts making it worth the time to record the dimensions?  Do you ever go to the recipe box to get layouts or do you ( and I)  just go to the internet and look for something new?  I would love to hear from you!  Remember today is the last day to order in time for Christmas delivery and the hostess code is AXG72X2F if you would like your order to qualify for your January club minimum.

Merry Christmas!

SAL,  (Be Salt and Light as we Share A Love of Jesus this Christmas)

Karen

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Hearts Come Home

Hello Stamping Friends,

Today I send you the Hearts Come Home Christmas card I designed.  I am sure you all have your cards made and mailed so you may want to consider these products for next year!  Imagine being that far ahead….  so Merry Christmas and may your heart find its home in the Father as your family returns home to celebrate with you!

I enjoy this card style with its flap on the front that reveals all the layers on the inside to make an eye pleasing card.

The stamp set and framelits are on page 39 of the Holiday catalog, bundled for a 10% discount- wood #146065, clear #146068.

The inside greeting and the bow  are from Holly Berry Happiness, pg. 118 of the Annual Catalog – #142061

The medallion is made with the hearts square from Window Box Thinlits and then cut with the #3 Regular Circle Framelit and backed by a red foil circle cut with the same framelit and offset just a little.

Card Base – Thick Whisper White, 7 3/4″ X 4 1/4″    Score at 5 1/2″

Red Foil Inside Layer – 4″ X 5 1/4″

Top Layer Inside – Regular Whisper White,  3 3/4″ X 5″  First, stamp the greeting and run through the Big Shot to cut out the village, then emboss with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder #139672.  Pull back slightly on the village pieces to make them stand out.

First Layer of the outside panel – Red Foil – 2″ X 4″

Second Layer of the panel – Regular Whisper White – 1 3/4″ X 3 3/4″ – Embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder

First Layer of the outside flap – Red Foil – 4 1/4″ X  3″

Second Layer of the flap – Regular Whisper White – 4  X  2  3/4″ Stamp the greeting close to the right edge so you have room for the church.  After stamping, emboss with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.

Third Layer of the flap – Village Cut out – regular Whisper White –  4 1/2″  X  3″  The trick here is to line your framelit up so the tree on the right side of the house is just at the right edge of the paper.  The framelit will not reach to the left edge so you will fussy cut to the edge and then you will cut off the tree at the right hand side and mount it at the edge of the left hand side, covering up the dent made by your framelit. The goal is to move the church to the right to leave room for the medallion.

Behind the scene – Red Foil – 4 1/2″ X  3″   – use the same alignment as you did with the white top layer detailed above.

Medallion – Red Foil – 2″ X 2″  Cut with #3 circle framelit, (old set) – 1 1/2″  circle framelit in the new set.  The Window Box Thinlits dies #142762 is used with a 2″ X 2″ piece of regular Whisper White.  The hearts are cut and then they are cut again with the circle framelit.

The bow is white embossed with the Holly Berry Happiness #142061 outline bow stamp on red foil – 1 3/4″ X 1 1/2″ and punched with the Holly Berry Builder Punch  #141843.

A touch of grey on the bell topped with the Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush #141897 finishes up your card!

SAL,  Sending A Love card to you

Karen

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November 18 Card Buffet – 6 card designs

Hello Stamping Friends,

Saturday, November 18, is the fourth Christmas Card Buffet here at my house in Castle Rock!  We have had fun times each month and some stampers are well on their way to having a number of handmade Christmas cards for those special people in their lives.

There are two sessions:  morning 9-12 and afternoon 1:30-4:30.  Bring a sack lunch and stay for both sessions if you would like. I will have drinks, snacks and chocolate to keep up your stamping energy.  There will be a door prize and a thank you gift as always. There are six card designs to choose from and prices are $5 for one card of one design,  $8 for two cards of one design, $10 for three cards of one design.  The cards, fronts and insides, are listed here with numbers for each design.  Just RSVP by Sunday evening, November 12 with  1) the cards’ design numbers  2) How many of each design  3) Which session you will be attending.


Card #1,  Believe


Card #2, Everything Merry


Card #3, Musical Season

Note:  The black embossed words caught the flash but are true black


Card #4, Bethlehem


Card #5, Ready For Christmas


Card #6, Hearts Come Home


Space is limited so RSVP soon with the session/s you would like to attend, the cards’ numbers you would like to make and how many of each card!

I will be posting each card individually with measurements and supplies in a future post.  If you would like to know right away so you can order just leave a comment, email or text me and I will feature that card first.  The hostess code for November is ZQEYYZXM.  Use the code if your order is under $150 and receive a thank you gift from me.  Over $150 and you receive the hostess benefits yourself!

Stampin’ Blends Available Now!

November 1 was the debut of Stampin’ Ups’ Alcohol Markers!  Click on the image below for a video from the home office.

 

Click on this image to go to the online store and view all the colors, kits, and package deals:

There are three days left to order your November Paper Pumpkin!  We’ve heard talk that it is awesome!  Click below:

As always contact me if you have any questions!

SAL,  Shine A Light this Christmas

Karen  (Click on SAL to go to the online store)

 

 

 

 

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