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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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.

Penguins sledding

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penguin-sledding

A lady at work has an elderly friend that loves penguins. So this is the 2nd year she has requested a box card set to give her friend as a gift (then her friend will have 5 cards to hand out next year). I make the cards flat so it is easier for her mail. I used Tuesday Morning Sketches #328 as my inspiration. She gets 5 cards and 5 envelopes in the handmade box (see next photo).

CHALLENGES:
1) December Inspirational Card Challenge – Bonus – something that begins with “s” or “t” – toboggan sled, snowflakes, scarfs, stocking hat, snow, sledding

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Penguins Sledding @ Miss Kate Cuttables
Cardstock: Bazzill (lava, white, Yosemite, Classic Yellowgreen)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Darice snowflake embossing folder, Flocking,

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This is the box that the Christmas cards come in.

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So then I make a card similar to the ones that are in the set for the lady to give her friend. I used Digi Sketch Challenge (8/18/14) as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1) Dec Inspirational Card Challenge – Bonus Category – something that begins with “s” or “t” – toboggan sled, snowflakes, scarfs, stocking hat, snow, sledding

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Penguins Sledding @ Miss Kate Cuttables
Cardstock: Bazzill (lava, white, Yosemite, Classic Yellowgreen)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Darice snowflake embossing folder, Flocking, blue brads (Paper Studio)

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

Rockin’ Christmas 6 x 6 Paper Pad

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Ho Ho Ho Card.JPG

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

Ho Ho Ho Santa.JPG

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,

Merry Christmas Reindeer.JPG

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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santa-naughty-list

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

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