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

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Card from Santa

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Santa paper pieced

A lady contacted me and stated she was going to buy her kids seasons passes to Wonders of Wildlife (Bass Pro) but didn’t have any cool way to present it to the kids. She said she was disappointed that Bass Pro didn’t have any cards to do this. So she requested one from me! She wanted it to be from Santa to the kids. I came up with the ideal of Santa checking his list and finding out the family was nice so he would give them a season pass. So I sent the ideal to my girlfriend who is amazing with coming up with sentiments.

Santa Bass Pro - inside
On the inside I printed off a photo of W.O.W. and made it a pocket so the season pass would go on a tag that could be pulled out.

Santa Bass Pro

 

So I was telling my massage therapist about this card and he said oh make me one I want to take it my friend that works at Bass Pro. So who know maybe Bass Pro will “copy” my ideal!

While I was looking for images on the internet I came across this digital stamp/svg file at Scarlett Rose Designs and thought it would be perfect for the envelope to put the card in. I printed their names on the front.

Santa Gift envelope

SUPPLIES:
Digital Stamp/SVG file: Merry Christmas Santa @ Miss Kate Cuttables and Rudolph Express @ Scarlett Rose Designs
Cardstock: Bazzill
Accents/Tools: EK Success dotted scallop punch, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Xyron X

Beachy Christmas

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One of the guys at work has a standing order for a flamingo for grandma and warm/southwest Christmas for mom. Well I forgot to take a picture of Grandma’s card. But this is the one I did for his mom. Santa, presents and top of the umbrella are all pop dotted for dimension. I saw the saying on the internet.

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

SUPPLIES:
Digital Stamp: Sun Tan Santa @ JW Illustrations
Cardstock: Bazzill (lava, kraft, white)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer.
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1/16 pop dots, cutter bee scissors, Fiskars scallop border punch

Rockin’ Christmas 6 x 6 Paper Pad

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This was another card made for the regular (guy from our old church) card customer that needed 20 cards. I had bought a 6 x 6 paper pad at Hobby Lobby in the fall because it was cute and on sale. Well it was perfect as I made several cards from the paper in the pack. I used Tuesday Morning Sketches #371 as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1) December Card Sketch Challenge – Bonus – use a past sketch – October 2016 sketch #5.
2) December Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – product – 6 x 6 paper pad.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven)
Patterned Paper: Sugar & Spice Studio (Rockin’ Christmas)
Accents/Tools: ribbon, white button, 1/8 scor-tape,

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Another one made with the 6 x 6 paper pad since I needed to make 20 cards quick. I started out with a sketch but it didn’t work so ended up with this.

CHALLENGES:
1) December Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – product – 6 x 6 paper pad.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Sea Water, white)
Patterned Paper: Sugar & Spice Studio (Rockin’ Christmas)
Accents/Tools: Martha Stewart Aspen Snowflake punch, glue dots, EK success 1/16 pop dots, cutter bee scissors, gems

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So I started out making the snowflake card and I cut this piece of polka dot paper but it didn’t end up working out. So I found this square image of Santa in the paper pack and thought it fit perfectly on here once it was mounted on black cardstock. Simple but it works!

CHALLENGES:
1) December Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – product – 6 x 6 paper pad.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Sea Water, white, Raven)
Patterned Paper: Sugar & Spice Studio (Rockin’ Christmas)
Accents/Tools: Martha Stewart Aspen Snowflake punch,

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So I had these scraps sitting on my desk after make 3 different cards from a 6 x 6 paper pad. Decided to use them to make a simple but cute Christmas card. I added snowflakes to the middle panel then added stickles to all three panels (hard to see in the photo).

CHALLENGES:
1) December Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – product – 6 x 6 paper pad.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Sea Water, white)
Patterned Paper: Sugar & Spice Studio (Rockin’ Christmas)
Accents/Tools: Martha Stewart Aspen Snowflake punch, Frosted Lace Stickles, micro glue dots

Don’t be Naughty

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I have a standing order for a lady at work to make her daughter, son-in-law, and 3 grandchildren cards for Christmas. She said for her son-in-law this year she wanted something to do coal and “don’t be naughty”. Well I immediately thought of this Santa looking at his list from Gerda Steiner Designs – Wishlist Santa. I found this saying on the internet and then the inside says “Don’t be Naughty! Merry Christmas”. She said it was perfect and exactly what she wanted. I used Sketch Saturday #430.

CHALLENGES:
1) Gerda Steiner Designs – Monthly Stamp Challenge – use the stamp provided and you get next months stamp free.
2) December Inspirational Card Challenge @ scrapbook.com – Bonus Category – have something that starts with an “S” or “T”. I did Santa, stripes, snowflakes.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Wishlist Santa @ Gerda Steiner Designs
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, White)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug Design (here comes Santa – Happy Holly Day)
Inks: husband colored it in Photoshop and then it was printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Doodlebug brads, Carta Bella Snow Flurries embossing folder

Gift Cards and Money Holders

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In October I made a gift card holder so when I sold my cards at our work bazaar I placed them out and let people know I could make different ones since I ran out of time to have several designs displayed. I got orders….so I had to make up more!! I also had a lady ask if I could do money cards so I told her yes, so I had to make those up too. Now money cards were a little tricky finding a size that looked right for money and then finding envelopes. I got my inspiration from this blog but she used Stampin’ Up envelopes that I believe are discontinued as I couldn’t find them in a current catalog.  I figured out what size I needed it to be around and after searching the internet I found 3 7/8 x 7 1/2 envelopes at envelopesexpress.com so the finished card is 3 1/2 x 7 1/4.

I started with the gift cards holders since I already had one made for the order (the deer I made in October). She also wanted the cat image I made a card with and then an ice skater. I was excited about the ice skater as I bought this image, Bella Ice Skate, by Kristi Dailey several years ago and have never had the time to use it. She said the girls hair was between a blond and light brown so I did both and she chose the blond! The original gift card holder ideal I got my inspiration from was at Dawn’s Stamping Thoughts.

Gift Card Holder - Ice Skater-email Gift Card Holder - Ice Skater Blond-email

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Challenge:

Imagine That….digis by Kris – Customer Link up – link up 10 projects using Imagine That images and receive a $5.00 coupon to the store.

The lady who wanted the money orders wasn’t exactly sure what images she wanted so I made up an ice skater and the reindeer and sent her photos.

Money Holder - Ice Skater

I used I {heart} Sketches #101 as my inspiration.

Here is what the inside looks like:

Money Holder - Ice Skater - Inside

Money Holder - Reindeer

Inspired by Evelyn Holmberg’s sketch on Stick it Down Blog.

I also made a regular card this size to see what they would look like. *Sorry the lighting is not that great. I got a new camera and still trying to figure out how to use it!

Reindeer card

CHALLENGES:

  1. Imagine That….digis by Kris – Customer Link up – link up 10 projects using Imagine That images and receive a $5.00 coupon to the store.
  2. ABC Christmas Challenge – Z is for ZooZoo Animal and of course your creation needs to be christmas.

She really liked the reindeer since her children were 17-21 yoa. So then I sent her other images for her to pick from and this is what she chose.

Money Card - Ho Ho Ho

Money Card - Santa

SUPPLIES:

Bella Ice Skater

Digital Image: Bella Ice Skater by Kristi Dailey

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper:

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: pop dots, scor-tape, Darci Embossing Folder, brads, corner rounder

Mistletoe Kitty

Digital Image: Mistletoe Kitty @ Imagine That…..digis by Kris

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye (Merry Little Christmas)

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: pop dots, scor-tape

Joyous Reindeer

Digital Image: Joyous Reindeer @ Imagine That…..digis by Kris

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Recollections (Bright and Jolly)

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: corner rounder, scor-tape, Velcro

Ho Ho Ho Stocking

Digital Image: Christmas Cookies @ Deedee’s Digis (going out of business 12/31/15)

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper:

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: Corner Rounder, scor-tape, Velcro, pop dots

Santa Sleigh

Digital Image: Santa In Sleigh SVG or Digital File @ Miss Kate Cuttables

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Recollections (Bright and Jolly)

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: Corner Rounder, scor-tape, Velcro, pop dots, Martha Stewart snowflake punch, glue dots, stickles

Time to get sketchy

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Deedee’s Digis is sponsoring Outlawz Sketch Challenge each Wednesday in November. Here is today’s sketch:

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Here is my take on the sketch:

Secret Santa

CHALLENGES:

1) Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge #200 – Tags and/or Ticket

2) Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #126 – Cut it out. She would like to see die cutting or punching on your project please. I used scallop border punch on the red strip and the green mat.

3) Creative Card Crew Challenge #74 – Christmas Joy. This guy is sure to bring joy to the secret pal! I have a standing ordering for a lady at retirement home to make a Secret Pal card for each holiday.

4) My Perfect Life – Festive 48 Challenge – Week 43 – make one Christmas card each week.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Santa Daniel @ Deedee’s Digis
Cardstock: Bazzill ( and darker green unknown)
Patterned Paper: old stuff from my scraps
Accents/Tools: brads, tag, Fiskars scallop border punch, Cutter bee scissors

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