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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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.

Warm Winter Wishes

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This is the Jan Digi of the Month at From the Heart Stamps. If you make a card with this image you get a free image next month…and they are cute images!! I thought this image would be perfect to use with the colors in the Jan Card Challenge- Color Category so I sent my husband the image and the colors and he colored this in photoshop for me!! I’m so spoiled! Then I couldn’t decide what kind of card I wanted to make with this image. I saw the sketch on the Cardmakers Card Challenge and the ideal of snowflakes came to mind so I went with a Christmas card which is good because my goal is to make 1-3 Christmas cards a month.

I promise that is Berrylicious (pink family) and not a red on there!

CHALLENGES:
1) Jan Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – color category – use the all the colors provided.
2) Cardmakers Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – 01/11/2015 Sketch – the original sketch is a Pagemaps Card Sketch Jan 2014.
3) From the Heart Stamps Digi of the Month Challenge – use the image provided to get next months image free.
4) Crimbo Crackers Christmas Challenge #98 – Anything Goes
5) Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge #63 – Use Designer Paper. I’m guessing that means patterned paper.
6) Christmas Card Challenge #7 – Any Christmas Card or use the optional theme (which was an inspirational photo). I did not do the optional theme.
7) Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge #264 – Cute Christmas/Winter or Anything Goes. I went with cute!

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Cozy Kittens @ Crafting From the Heart Digital Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill ( Ash, Berrylicious, Kachina)
Patterned Paper: Recollections (Aqua Dot)
Inks: colored in photoshop by my wonderful husband and printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Accent Essentials Cricut Cartridge, Xyron “X” sticker maker, Xyron 510 Sticker maker

Horsey Holidays

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One of my regular customers has a grandson that loves anything cowboys, rodeo, horses, etc so I try to make him a Christmas card in one of those themes each year. Since she isn’t celebrating with them for a couple weeks I didn’t have to have the cards made till now. So this is what I came up after my husband colored (in Photoshop)  in this retired digi that is no longer available.

Horse Christmas

Inside: Wishing you a Christmas Day filled with everything that makes you smile!

Sorry about the lighting still trying to figure out my new camera!

CHALLENGES:

  1. Jan Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorites Category – make a card using a sketch or card that you have saved to favorites. I used Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #139. It doesn’t look exact but I took the ideal of the 3 boxes placed the way they are.

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Horsey Holidays by Sundays with Crissy (no longer available)

Cardstock: Bazzill (Ruby Slipper, white)

Patterned Paper: Jillibean soup (Christmas Chestnut Soup)

Inks: image colored in Photoshop by my husband and then printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: Darci Embossing Folder (snowflakes)

Beagle Christmas Sled

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I’m always on the lookout for cute Beagle’s and Basset Hounds because there is a guy at work that has a standing order for his mom and aunt to get a card every holiday and birthday with a Beagle or Basset Hound on it. A lot of the time he finds photos on the internet and sends them to me so I can’t post them on my blog but this year his Aunt got a card made with a new digital stamp, Christmas Sled, from Imagine That!…Digis by Kris.

I was in such a hurry to get his order done I was only able to take a crappy photo of the original just to document what I made her this year (have to keep a record so I don’t duplicate over the years!) So I cut the left over paper so I could make another one and ended up cutting it for a rectangle card even though the original was a 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 square card.  I decided to make it any way and then make a square one too! So now I have a couple cards ready for next years craft sale!

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CHALLENGES:

  1. Imagine That! – Customer Gallery – link up 10 cards using any Imagine That! digi. (card #3 out of 10)

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Christmas Sled @ Imagine That!…Digis by Kris.

Cardstock: Bazzill (white)

Patterned Paper: Recollections (Bright and Jolly)

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

Accents/Tools: brads, Recollections enamel dot stickers

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

Christmas wishes for you

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Snowman with bird

Inside:

…and the sweetest joys
the season can hold.

Merry Christmas

I love my husband for many reasons and supporting my hobbies is one of them. Not only does he let me have several rooms to store my craft stuff but he will also color digital stamps in Photoshop for me! And when I tell him to just slap some paint on I get this masterpiece! He is amazing and I’m very thankful.

So here is my finished card just in time for the From the Heart Digi of the Month Challenge. You make a project using the digital image for that month and you get next month’s image FREE!!

I used a Clean & Simple Stamping Sketch (01/14/11) for my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:

  1. From the Heart Digi of the Month Challenge – make a project with the monthly image.
  2. Christmas Cards All Year ‘Round – snowflakes…they are in the paper.
  3. The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up – snow people
  4. Christmas Card Challenges #39 – Anything Goes

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Candy Cane for Snowman @ From the Heart Stamps

Patterned Paper: left over scrap pieces in my scrap drawers

Cardstock: Bazzill

Inks: colored in Photoshop by my wonderful husband and printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: glitter paper, pop dots, cutter bee scissors

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