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.

December Anniversary

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anniversary-toast

I had an order for a 23rd Wedding Anniversary card that was in December. The card was for her daughter and at the wedding they used her grandmother’s crystal/gold glasses for the toast….so that was my inspiration for the card.

CHALLENGES:
December Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Sketch #2 – original sketch Atlantic Hearts Sketch #180.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Ruby Slipper, Raven, White)
Image: Wrap it Up Cricut Cartridge, Basic George Cricut Cartridge
Accent/Tools: Cricut, Xyron X, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, sparkle white ribbon, Darice snowflake embossing folder

Snowman with Cocoa

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snowman with cocoa

Okay here is the finished product without any errors (well at least noticeable to me!)

So of course this was done at the last minute for the monthly challenge at From the Heart Stamps…not planned. I was actually not going to worry about it and just buy next months image but I saw a sketch on a challenge at scrapbook.com and thought it would work perfect and could be done quickly. Well, nothing goes quickly or smoothly when you are tired and have an hour before a challenge ends! I do like the finished product though and plan on making it in several different colors and patterned paper. I’m going through my scraps and if it would look cute paper pieced I’m making it. Need to use up supplies this year!!

CHALLENGES:

  1. Cardmakers Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – sketch #5 – (original is Sweet Sunday Sketch #293)
  2. Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge #270 – Use a Sentiment
  3. Christmas Card Challenges #13 – inspirational photo –  I went with all purple and white.
  4. Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge #66 – Getting Sentiment – al
  5. Stamp of the Month @ From the Heart Stamps – use the image provided to get next months image free!

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Snowman and Cocoa @ From the Heart Stamps (currently only $1.00)

Cardstock: Dark Purple – The Paper Studio, White and light purple – Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Recollections at Michael’s

Accents/Tools: Darci embossing folder, xyron “x” sticker maker, Cricut, Christmas Cheer Cricut Cartridge (snowflake), gem, white flock on hat

Technique: embossing, paper piecing

 

 

 

NOEL Snowman

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Noel Snowman

When I saw Vivian Lake’s card that is for the “lift” category in the Feb Inspirational Card Challenge I figured I had a digital stamp or SVG that I could use. But then I thought I bet I have 3- dimensional stickers that would work. I didn’t even get to the sticker binders before I found these in the cabinet laying next to the binders. While looking for paper I remember the challenge at Jingle Belles Christmas Challenge is to you lots lot of text. Well I know it is the same word over and over but when I saw it I thought it looked good and worked for the challenge. I embossed snowflakes on the white piece that look just like the ones on the blue piece.

CHALLENGES:
1) Feb Inspirational Card Challenge – Lift Category – lift Vivian Lake’s card that is posted.
2) Jingles Belles Feb 12th Challenge – Text Me – use fonts…focus on the text/words of the card.  Hopefully this is enough text on the card.
3) Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge #268 – use the color blue

4) Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge #65 – Emboss it

SUPPLIES:
Stickers: I believe they were at Hobby Lobby a few years ago
Cardstock: Bazzill (yellowgreen, Red Devil, white)
Patterned Paper: Recollections (Bright & Jolly)
Accents/Tools: Darci embossing folder, Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge


Princesses Valentine

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Princesses Valentine

Inside: I hope you have the Happiest Valentine Day in all the Kingdom.

So a lady at work saw the princess birthday card I did and wanted a valentine one for her nieces. So I kept design same but placed a heart in the middle…tried to make it look like they were holding it. This is the last of the princess dies in the package so will have to make Christmas cards with the rest of the dies.

CHALLENGES:
1) Feb Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – favorites Category – sketch saved was Mojo Monday Sketch #433.

SUPPLIES:
Die Cut: Pebbles (Winter Wonderland Collection)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Petunia, Lagoon)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Boys Only – puzzle pieces)
Accents/Tools: pop dots, Taylored Expressions Embossing folder diagonal stripe

Warm Winter Wishes

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Warm Winter Wishes.JPG

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

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