Merry Christmas

Hello Everyone,

I thought it would be fitting to just post an assortment of Christmas Cards that I have made this year.  I was pleased that I actually got to make and send out Christmas cards this year.  That was a feat within itself for me.  I have not been very good about sending out Christmas cards for the last couple of years.  I unfortunately did not get a chance to take very good pictures of all the cards we did make and send out.  We utilized different paper and supplies that I wanted to use up in order to make room for some of the great new stuff coming out in the new seasonal spring catalog as well as for sale-a-bration.  So I am just sharing the cards today with very little explanation of supplies or techniques.

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I hope you enjoyed seeing this selection of Christmas cards and that you all have a Merry Christmas.

Jenny

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Happy Birthday Flower Card

What a great day, it started with worship,then an afternoon visiting my Grandma and ended with making a card with my daughter.  I needed a quick birthday card for one of my sister’s colleagues at work and had seen a design similar to this in a back issue of Stampin’ Success.  I also wanted to try making a flower using the crumpling method.  This card was super easy to make and yet anyone that receives it will feel like a million bucks.

My colors for this are Chocolate Chip, Daffodil Delight, and Whisper White.  I started by punching 3 flowers using a flower punch.  I then spritzed each flower with water before attaching all 3 flowers together with the brad in the middle.  I then crumpled and formed my flower once I was happy with the flower I set it aside to dry.  I used the petals-a-plenty embossing folder and embossed the chocolate chip card stock.  I then cut the Daffodil Delight and used the scallop trim border punch on each side.  I then layered a piece of chocolate chip and then a piece of Daffodil Delight DSP from the Brights Stack.  The ribbon is the the Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon you can get free with a $40 order in September.  I used my scallop oval punch and my small oval punch for the happy birthday which is from the create a cupcake stamp set.  Attack the flower once it is dry and the card is finished.
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I did go ahead and add some more whisper white trimmed with the scallop trim border punch to the inside.  I stamped another phrase from the create a cupcake stamp set inside along with a cupcake to match the sentiment. Once I had the cupcake top stamped in the Calypso Coral, I re-stamped the top in Versa Mark ink and added the vanilla scented heat embossing powder. This made the top of the cupcake shinny and it smells like a real cupcake. The final touch is the string of pearls on the cupcake. This card is beautiful on the outside and has a fun surprise on the inside.
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This is not a card that you can mail but hand delivered along with a cake at work the design works.  If you need to mail it a non crumpled flower with just the brad in the center would still be a beautiful card (I am feeling a followup post already.)

I hope you enjoyed this crumpled flower card.  See you tomorrow.

Jenny

Angel Christmas Card I’ve got the blues

Here I am trying to get my post done again in the evening.  It was a busy day at the house. We had the internet repairman come which took time but we have internet again at the house.  My daughter got her cast off so that was time spent at the Doctor’s office.  We are thankful her arm has healed well.  I also had to run to the grocery store.  I did get the card finished but not posted til now.

The card I made today is using the Rejoicing With You stamp set.  I used the angel and the verse from Psalms stamps.  My card stock colors are Midnight Muse, Bashful Blue, and Whisper White.  I started the card by stamping the angel using Versa Mark ink on the Midnight Muse.  I then used Silver Embossing powder to heat emboss the angel image on the Midnight Muse.  I then added a silver edge around the angel by thwacking Illuminate Ink around the edges.  Illuminate is a brand new watermark  ink in the Holiday Catalog.  I then used the Big Shot and the Top Note die to cut a top note out of Whisper White.  I wanted to add a little color so I thwacked the edges this time with Midnight Muse.  My card base is the Bashful Blue.  I then used a background stamp and stamped the card using the Illuminate watermark ink to just give the card front a little shimmer (I hope you can see it in the pictures).  Finally, I stamped my sentiment in Midnight Muse on Whisper White.  I finished it by rounding the corners and attaching it to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added the ribbon and tied the bow to finish it all off.

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I wanted something different for this card so I made it a Z-fold card.  The top note forms part of the front and it unfolds as you open the card. The bow helps hold the card shut till your ready to open the card. I finished the inside of the card with more illuminate ink and my background stamp and another sentiment from the Rejoicing With You stamp set stamped in Midnight Muse.

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I added some extra pictures so you could see the detail of this card.

Internet went down again so I will have to post supply list when it is working again.

I hope you enjoyed this Angel Christmas card in shades of blues and silvers. I will see you tomorrow.
Jenny

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Less is More Challenge Entry #2 One Layer

Well, what a weekend this has been!  Two days of garage sale, a fun night spent with friends, a Sunday Morning of worship, and then an afternoon spent helping my sister because she had a migraine and had a long list of stuff that had to get done for a big week at work.  Needless to say all that did not leave a lot of time for me to stamp or blog.  I missed my goal of posting everyday in September but I also learned that I need to make sure I have enough time for God and my family and posting yesterday would have gotten in the way of both of those.  So I am going to continue to post daily except on the weekends and then work to post at least one day on the weekends.

I did go downstairs last night about 9 pm and make my entry card for this weeks challenge on the Less is More blog but I did not stay up to type my post.  I am trying to get that done in between everything else that I am doing today, so I apologize for how late this is today.   I almost feel like an artist after making this card because I had a picture form in my head of what I wanted this card to look like once I saw what the challenge for the week was and it really does look like what I pictured in my head.  I always wanted to be artistic.  My Grandmother did beautiful china painting, my Aunt could draw and paint and make beautiful stuff out of nothing, and my mom can sew and make beautiful clothes so I have a family full of artists and I always wanted to be artistic and never was but now I am beginning to think I just needed to find my art form.

I had just seen how to create a moon effect using masking and sponging ink and wanted to try it.  I saw this technique using yellows and oranges for a Halloween card.  I wanted to do a Christmas/winter scene so I used blues.  I started by taking sticky notes and punching several sheets with my 1 3/4″ circle punch to get the circle for my moon.  I then placed my moon and tree and then used scrap paper and removable adhesive to tape off the white part of the card.  I used my lightest blue Marina Mist and sponged color onto my Whisper White card base working out from the center of my moon.  Next with Midnight Muse, I worked from the outside of my space towards my moon.  I finished off the space with some Night of Navy to blend for the finished look.  I can say it was very easy and I only did two cards last night to get a look I was happy with.  I used the stamping sponge which comes in a large circle cut into wedges.  I got 4 wedges out of half the sponge.  After I finished with the blue, I removed my circle and stamped my tree image.  I used the pine tree from the Lovely As a Tree stamp set and my Stampin’ Write markers in Early Espresso and Garden Green for the two toned stamped image.  (I am going to be doing some videos to show how I do some of these techniques.  I just have to have time when my sister is available to help me learn how to set up and use her camera.  I would love to know what you would like to see demonstrated.).  I cleaned my stamp and then strategically re-inked the stamp with versa mark ink so that I could add the white embossing on the tree.   Once I was all done embossing I added some Summer Starfruit ink to the moon and then wiped the excess off the tree with a paper towel.  Once I was all finished I removed the masking over the white space and stamped my greeting in Midnight Muse.

Here is my supply list for this project.  All items listed are from Stampin’ Up and include their item numbers.

Stamp Set: Lovely As a Tree Wood #115026 — Clear #127793 and Four the Holidays (retired)

Ink: Midnight Muse Classic Stampin’ Pad #126860, Marina Mist Classic Stampin’ Pad #119668, Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad #126970, Summer Starfruit Classic Stampin’ Pad #126991, Versa Mark Ink Pad #102283, Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker #119680, Garden Green Stampin’ Write Markers #119701 (this number is for the Regals pack of 10 markers)

Card Stock:  Whisper White #100730

Tools/Accessories: 1 3/4″ Circle Punch #119850, Heat Tool #129053, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder #109132, Stamping Sponges #101610, removable adhesive

I hope you enjoyed seeing  this one layer Christmas Card.  See you again tomorrow.

Jenny

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