Last Christmas Cards for 2017!

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My last Christmas Order wasn’t due until Jan 12th so I was able to work on them the beginning of the month.

Panda Christmas

I couldn’t find Christmas Panda images that fit in my cuteness category….I’m probably going to have to break down and buy some clear stamps! So I just saw some Panda stickers in my stash the other day so I thought I would look at them and see if I could make them into a Christmas Card. Well this card design just came to me so I went with it. I was pretty excited how it turned out!

Thank you Trek for my Tim Holtz christmas word dies!!

SUPPLIES:
Panda Sticker: The Paper Studio
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, Bazzill Green, white, Bazzill Red)
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio
Accents/Tools: ribbon, Tim Holtz Script Holiday Words thinlits dies,

Polar Bear Christmas

This is for one of the granddaughters that likes polar bears. I used sketch #1 from the Jan Card Sketch Challenge.

Jan Inspirational Card Challenge – cold – polar bears live in the cold and there is snow embossed background. He also must be cold as he has a hat and scarf on!

SUPPLIES:
Digital Stamp: Polar Bear Red @ Studio Cin Co Etsy store
Cardstock: Bazzill (Cranapple dark, Rain Forest, White)
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories (Handmade Holidays)
Ink: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Carta Bella Embossing folder – snow flurries, Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge

Christmas Son-in-law - Margie

Christmas Daughter - Margie
This was the card for the lady’s daughter. She wanted a card that told her what a wonderful daughter she was. When I bought the paper in Branson and it had all these cute photo cards she picked one for SIL (see previous card) and one for her daughter. I used Jan Card Sketch #1 as my inspiration. I just moved the paper over to the left because I wanted more of it to show and added epoxy dots instead of a sentiment.
Jan Inspiration Card Challenge – Theme – Cold – snow, snowman, snowflakesSUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Red, white)
Patterned Paper: Echo Park (A Perfect Christmas)
Accents/Tools: Queen & Co epoxy dots, Darice Embossing Folder

Masculine Plaid Cards

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Grandpa Gold in his heart

A lady requested this quote for her grandpa’s birthday. It was a good thing that my local scrapbook store found some very old BasicGrey papers in their storage room. They had one sheet of this so I picked it up along with some others. Good thing I did because it was perfect for this saying….at least I thought so!
I used Freshly Made Sketches 276 as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1)December Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Product Category – plaid paper.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, White)
Patterned Paper: BasicGrey (Little Black Dress Collection – Classy Chic)
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge

 

In April I made a “DAD” card for my FIL’s birthday.  (which I apparently forgot to post!)
Dad Birthday
I showed it to a lady and she said she wanted one for her dad’s birthday. Well I didn’t have the same paper so this is what I came up with…

Stars - Dad

I put the dad on the bottom right corner this time so I moved the stars up to the left corner. She loved it!

CHALLENGES:
1) December Inspirational Card Challenge – Color Category.
2) December Scraplift Your Favorites – I ended up “lifting” one of my own cards!

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (old retired)
Patterned Paper: Authentique (Loyal Collection)
Accents/Tools: Gina Marie Designs (Stitched Stars), burlap twine, Cricut, Xyron X, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

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.

Sweet 16 Golf and Fishing Birthday Cards

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One of the ladies at the retirement home asked me to make Sweet 16 Birthday cards for her triplet grandsons. Two of them are big into golf and one of them is into flying fishing so this is what I came up with.

Golf Kid Birthday

Inside:

May your 16th Birthday

be on par for fun

and your drives

always stay on the fairway!

Sketch: Try Stampin’ on Tuesday #160

Technique: Hybrid – Paper pieced and colored in photoshop. I colored some of the items in photoshop and then paper pieced the hat and clothes. The grass was colored with a Tombow marker.

CHALLENGES:

1) April Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorites Category – use a sketch or card that you have saved in your favorites

Golf cart Birthday

Inside: … how about a nice drive in the park? Happy Birthday

Technique: Paper Pieced

CHALLENGES:

1) Operation Write Home Sketch #219 – Use the sketch provided as inspiration.

Fly fishing lures birthday

Inside:

May only the big ones bite,

and warm breezes be light.

May your line stay strong, &

you catch fish, all day long!

CHALLENGES:

1) April Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – sketch #3 – It is an old sketch from The Sweet Stop Sketch Blog #80.

 

 

SUPPLIES:

Golfer Boy Card

Digital Image: Little Golfer @ A Random Fan

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Pepples (Love you more – Blake)

Accents/Tools: brads, pop dots,

 

Golf Cart Card

Digital Image: Golf Cart Digital Stamp set @ Tiffany Doodles

Cardstock: Bazzill (Parakeet, Lava, Cheddar)

Digital Paper: Pinecone Press Papers (The lake, Sleeping bag)

Accent/Tools: red brads, EK Success border punch

 

Fly Fishing Card

Digital Image:  Father’s Day / Fly Fishing @ My Clipart Store

Cardstock: Bazzill (Truffle, Sea Salt, kraft)

Accent/Tools: Burlap ribbon, EK Success border punch

 

National Scrapbook Day Challenge 1 – completed!

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Thank You - Washi tape

Today I’m  hosting 4 challenges throughout the day on Clearly iStamp Blog. The 1st Challenge is an ALL DAY Challenge and goes till tomorrow at noon. So come out and play with me!

Clearly iStamp NSD Challenge #1: Make any project (cards, scrapbook pages, altered art, tags, etc) using a Clearly Digi Stamp.

I used Lisa Lara’s Cool Tape Digital Stamp which contains DIGITAL WASHI TAPE!!! Isn’t it what amazing people can do with computers. If you look at where the green and pink overlap you will see the pink coming through the green! I then used Say Thank You Digital Image for the sentiment.

CHALLENGES:

1) Card Makin Mamas Challenge #68 – Washi Tape

2) Pink Elephant Challenge #197 – Washi Tape

3) MOJO Monday Sketch #291 – use the sketch for inspiration.

SUPPLIES:

Stamps:  Cool Tape Digital Stamp and Say Thank You Digital Image

Cardstock: Bazzill

Inks: Pre-colored digital image printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge, pop dots, ribbon

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