Rockin around the Christmas Tree

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Rockin Around Christmas Tree

I had a request for a guitar themed Christmas card. I found this SVG/digital stamp file. The original has the “as” partial on the guitar. Any way the way the guitar was in my cutting program there were way to many little pieces. So I asked my husband to separate guitar so I could just print it as one piece and add it to the cut out letters. Since all those letters were cut on the cricut I only made one card. If I can figure out how to do differently I make more!

SUPPLIES:
Digital Stamp/SVG file: Rockin Around the Christmas Tree from Scarlett Rose Designs
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, Classic Yellowgreen, Bazzill Red)
Accents/Tools: Xyron X, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

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Cute Cards from Journaling/Photo Cards

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Christmas Tree with buttons

I had this image on my desk with buttons that I pulled for it earlier in the year but never made a card with it. I needed a card for a regular customer so I thought this image would work perfectly. This image is from a paper pack I bought a couple years ago. It has several journal cards with images on them. I ended up using several this year to make quick cards. I used Freshly Made Sketches #268 for my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1) December Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Bonus Category – use something in your stash that is over a year old….paper pack.
2) December Scraplift your Favorites @ Scrapbook.com – You can lift a favorite layout, a favorite card, a favorite sketch, a favorite project or whatever your favorites may be. It can be a favorite from anywhere (Pinterest, blog, scrapbook.com, etc). I used a sketch saved in my favorites – Freshly Made Sketches #268.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (red, rain forest, Java)
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories (Handmade Holiday)
Accents/Tools: Gina Marie Designs (stitched square die cut), buttons, glue dots

Peace & Joy

Made several cards using the photo/journal cards that came in a Simple Stories paper pack (Handmade Holidays).

CHALLENGES:
1) December Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Bonus Category – use item that is over a year old – paper pack.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (white)
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories (Handmade Holidays)
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge

Happy Holidays

Made several cards using the photo/journal cards that came in a Simple Stories paper pack (Handmade Holidays).

CHALLENGES:
1) December Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Bonus Category – use item that is over a year old – paper pack.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (cranapple dark)
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories (Handmade Holidays)
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Grand Labels One,

 

Stanta Clause comes tonight

Made several cards using the photo/journal cards that came in a Simple Stories paper pack (Handmade Holidays).

CHALLENGES:
1) December Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Bonus Category – use item that is over a year old – paper pack.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (cranapple dark)
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories (Handmade Holidays)
Accents/Tools: Snowflake brads, brad – green bar

Plaid Snowman

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Plaid Snowman w-stickles

My Christmas stash is gone so needed to make some Christmas cards. When I saw this FREE image I thought it would make super cute cards and I have a friend that would love it! And I think my step-MIL will like this one too! One of my regulars needed a card for a friend of his and he didn’t have anything in mind. So I thought this would work. I sent him a photo and his response was “can I have that one for my mom instead!” He said she loves Cardinals. So then I had to think of another card for his friend (see button Christmas tree). I added stickles to the snowflakes and snow mounds but the snowflake sparkle didn’t show up very well. I used this card from Taylored Expressions as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1) December Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Lift Category – lift a card from Taylored Expressions blog or Pinterest.
2) December Scraplift your Favorites @ Scrapbook.com – Any Favorite. You can lift a favorite layout, a favorite card, a favorite sketch, a favorite project or whatever your favorites may be. It can be a favorite from anywhere (Pinterest, blog, scrapbook.com, etc).

Supplies:
Digital Stamp: Warm Winter Snow @ Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps (she has three versions with and without snow) My husband then worked his magic and made it a color version with no snow.
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Cardstock: Bazzill (bazzill red, white, raven)
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio (Plaid Tidings)
Accents/Tools: Darice snowflake embossing folder, Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders, Frosted Lace Stickles, EK Success 1/16 pop dots.

Joy

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Joy.JPG

So Tuesday after my root canal I decided to clean up a pile on my craft room floor. In doing so I made this card. When trying to come up with ideals last month if I saw a sketch that sparked an ideal I set it aside with the product that I thought would work with it. This was one of those so I made it instead of putting the stuff away. The JOY was actually on a journaling card that came with the paper pack but the patterned paper it was on was not clicking for me. So I cut the JOY out and put it on solid paper and liked it a lot better. The sketch that inspired this card was Try Stampin’ on Tuesday #289.
I turned the sketch on it’s side.

CHALLENGES:
1) Jan Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – theme category – any holiday.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Cranapple dark, Rain Forest, Ruby Slipper)
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories (Handmade Holiday Paper Pad)
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1/16 pop dots, cutter bee scissors

Jeep Christmas

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Jeep Christmas.JPG

Inside:

Oh what fun it is to ride in the jeep with you on Christmas Day!!

I made this card for my husband. He is a jeep guy and as soon as I saw this digi at JW Illustrations I knew it would be perfect for him. I used Digi Sketch Challenge (8/18/14) as my inspiration.
I used Doodlebug Scraps I had. I did cut out the digi to pop dot it to give it dimension.

CHALLENGES:
1) Dec Inspirational Card Challenge – theme – Christmas

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Christmas Jeep @ JW Illustrations
Cardstock: Bazzill (bazzill green, lava), American Crafts (cricket)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Cheerfully Christmas)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1/16 pop dots, white brads

 

Cowboy Snowman

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So this is for the grandson of the lady at work. He is into cowboy/rodeo stuff so when I saw this FREE digital stamp from Free Dearie Dolls I knew it would be perfect. When I was in OK last month I found that the bigger town I take my aunt to for shopping has a scrapbook/craft store. I found this wonderful paper there and knew it would be perfect for this image. I did change the trim on him to blue as it was red in the original. She had snow drops on the original but when I added stickles it turned it grey because of the ink. So then I went with Flocking but it doesn’t stay as fluffy once on the glue. So I’m probably using the wrong glue. Bu if you look close there is flocked snow falling on and around him.

CHALLENGES:
1. Dec Card Sketch Challenge – Bonus Category – use a past sketch – Nov 2016 sketch 1.
2. Dec Inspirational Card Challenge – Theme – Christmas/Winter

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Cowboy Snowman @ Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (pinecone, Rain, and old stuff)
Patterned Paper: KaiserCraft (Prairie Lane – Maple Meadows)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Wrap it Up Cricut Cartridge, white brads (paper studio), Flocking (Gary M Burlin & Co), EK Success 1/16 pop dots

Poinsettia Christmas

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poinsettia-christmas

So there are two ladies at the retirement home that like special cards made for their kids (one has son and family and one has daughter and family). One of the ladies I’m super close to and she loves Poinsettia’s so I always make her sons card with a poinsettia. This year while looking through my Christmas paper and thinking of current sketches I saw this journaling card in the paper pack and thought it might work for sketch #3 of the Dec Card Sketch Challenge. This is what I came up with. I cut the poinsettia from the Wrap It Up Cricut Cartridge.

CHALLENGES:
1) December Card Sketch Challenge – sketch #3 – original sketch – retrosketches #241
2) December Inspirational Card Challenge – theme – Christmas/Winter

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (French Vanilla, Cranapple dark, Rain Forest)
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories (Handmade Holiday Paper Pad)
Accents/Tools: Sizzix framlits dotted rectangles, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

poinsettia-2

I decided since I made the lady’s son a card that I would make her one too since she loves poinsettia’s so much and she is “one of my ladies” from the retirement home! I also made one for a co-worker to give his step-mom for Christmas.
I used the same paper pad that was used for her son’s card but a different design. I made the poinsettia a little smaller and doubled up the green on the bottom.

CHALLENGES:
December Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorites Category – I got the ideal from this card.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Cranapple dark, Rain Forest)
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories (Handmade Holiday Paper Pad)
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Xyron X, Fiskars scallop edge punch, Cricut, Wrap It Up Cricut Cartridge,

poinsettia-music-card

This was for a lady at work’s daughter. She wanted it to be music themed and this is what I came up with. I decided to go with another poinsettia and then I will use this design to make one for my friend next year! I used Cas(e) this sketch #93 as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1) December Inspirational Card Challenge – Theme – Christmas/winter.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Cranapple dark, Rain Forest)
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories (Handmade Holiday Paper Pad)
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Xyron X, Cricut, Wrap It Up Cricut Cartridge, ribbon, gingham ribbon, gold brads

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