Simply Sunday: Christmas Cards Made Simple

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Have you’ve been meaning to make Christmas cards year after year but you just run out of time or you don’t get as many made as you’d like to, let me help … Today my Simply Sunday post is to share beautiful yet simple cards that will be easy for you to get those cards done.

Pretty right!? The base of the card is the Gold Foil Edge Cards & Envelopes!! You can find these on page 11 of the Holiday Catalog and you get 20 of each (card base & envelope). Then I simply cut a front to emboss, you don’t have to … you can go directly to the greetings which are from the “Merry Christmas to All” bundle. It can be that easy!

If you do want to step it up and create some texture on the card, the front is 5″ x 3-3/4″ then run it through the BigShot with your favorite embossing folder.  I used the “Tufted” but the new “Swirls and Curls” embossing folder that is part of the All is Bright product suite, either would work great!  The new Seasonal Wreath would be pretty too!

The “Happy” is heat embossed in gold and the “Holidays” is cut from the Gold Foil paper, again both are from the Merry Christmas to All Bundle from the All is Bright product suite found on pages 4 and 5 of the Holiday Catalog.

If you want to step it up a bit …

So in they style of keepin’ it simple, I am still using the Gold Foil-Edged cards, envelopes, and the Merry Christmas to All Bundle with the Gold Foil Sheets, BUT instead of the Vanilla cardstock … I’m using Cherry Cobbler cut to the 5″ x 3-3/4″ card front.

The Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Designer paper adds a beautiful layer to your card with ease. This pattern reminds me of poinsettia’s.  You know, this would be pretty over the Vanilla paper too! This amazing laser cut paper has Whisper White on one side and Very Vanilla on the other … how cool is that!?

I’m so happy and grateful that you’ve taken time out of your Sunday to sit with me a while.

Enjoy the rest of your day, and I’ll see you tomorrow.

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A Walk through the Winter Woods …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Sometimes we look for holiday cards that are a little on the simple side, earthy, more masculine … well, today is the day for you. I have a wonderful card to share with you that I created using the Winter Woods stamp set.

I started this card using Very Vanilla cardstock … base is 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ with a 4″ x 5-1/4″ background that I embossed with the Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. It adds such a nice texture to the card.

I stamped the birch in Soft Suede on a piece of 2-3/4″ by 3-3/4″ Very Vanilla and then I tied a bow around it … to keep the natural look of the card I used the Burlap Ribbon and pulled it apart!! Love the way it adds so much texture to your card.

I chose to mat the tree with the beautiful Joyous Noel Glimmer paper (Merry Merlot) and measures 3″ x 4″, just to add a little holiday color -n- sparkle.

The greeting comes from the Winter Woods stamp set so no need to look any further, and is stamped in Merry Merlot to coordinate with the glimmer paper. To finish it off, I cut it out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.

A nice simple layout with touches of texture and dimension to bring our nature scene alive… and a touch of holiday bling!!

Thank you for taking a stroll in the woods with me today, hope you enjoyed the view!  I’ll be back tomorrow with my Simply Sunday series.

Have a wonderful weekend.

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Year-End Closeout officially begins!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I have a cute card to share with you today created by Guest Stamper: Jennifer F. Plus… I wanted to let you know that our Year-End Closeout Sale has begun!!

During the Year-End Closeout, you will be able to save on a selection of retiring and surplus items—while supplies last. Some of the retiring items on your holiday catalog wish list are discounted!

Reminder: Place you orders sooner rather than later, because supplies are limited and the Year-End Closeout ends on January 2. After that, some of your favorite retiring items may be gone for good!  Don’t forget the Clearance Rack.

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Oh Wow … I can’t believe the “CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS PUNCH BOX” is 40% Off.  This my friends is a perfect Christmas Gift for your crafter.  It contains 6 stamps, a block, two ink spots and the punch, not to mention the beautiful tin it’s all contained in.  Wrap up the box and make someone happy! At that price, gift one to yourself.

Time to get out your Christmas list and start shopping for your craftin’ friends & family members …

Now … for that cute little card I promised.  This card was created by Jennifer as a swap card for our Attendee Swap at my annual Holiday Stampin’ Retreat.  I couldn’t help but fall in love with this one, it was one of my favorites sayings …

Don’t you just love it!!  Let me know if you need any help getting that “SPECIAL DELIVERY” from the North Pole.

Thank you so much for the visit today, I’ll be back tomorrow with more card shares for you.

Have a wonderful day ~

Mele Kalikimaka (Hawaiian Christmas Song)

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m sending you warm holiday wishes with our So Santa Stamp Set. Have you ever wondered what Santa is doing in his spare time? Well, here are some snapshots …

The card I’m going to share with you today is quite fitting for the Incentive Trip that Stampin’ Up! has planned for us … we are currently stamping towards Maui!! Warm breezes and Palm Trees swaying … doesn’t that sound perfect right now!!  So here is Santa saying … Mele Kalikimaka!

Here’s Bing Crosby (one of the first to record this song written in 1949 … it also features the Andrew Sisters) Blast from the past 🙂

Just some fun for a Tuesday … hope you enjoyed.  If your interested in finding out how you can go on an all expenses paid trip for two to Maui, contact me – there is plenty of time to earn this trip yet.

Thanks for stopping in, see you tomorrow ~

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Sending a Blizzard …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas ❤ Today I’d like to share with you come projects made with the Beautiful Blizzard Bundle.  I have shared cards with this bundle before but it fells fitting as the snow gently falls.

I love to share the versatility of a stamp set and/or bundle and this is no exception. Today’s card is more masculine than the past projects I’ve shared.  The Buffalo Check background stamp in Night of Navy and the touch of Real Red give me that “lumberjack” feeling!! lol  Maybe that is a bit strong but you get the idea.

I have the Buffalo Check background stamp and I will tell you that it works best using the Stamparatus.  This is what is going to give you the deep colors … You’ll stamp repeatedly until you get the desired richness.  And no worries about shadowing because the Stamparatus ensures it’s perfectly placed.

The Night of Navy greeting stamped onto the Crumb Cake plays well with the masculine theme and it really makes the Whisper White snowflakes pop!!  A little touch of Bakers twine really tie the whole card together.  Here is a picture of the past projects I’ve post (from the Holiday Catalog).

It’s kind of fun to see the contrast between they different styles creating with this one bundle.  And don’t forget that you can “emboss” with the Blizzard Thinlits Die and the Big Shot Embossing Die.

I hope you enjoyed todays card and I thank you for joining me today.

Have a great day and a fabulous weekend ~

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Simply Sunday: Guest Stamper Anne T.

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a beautiful card to share with you that was made by one of my Holiday Retreat attendees for our annual Attendee Swap!!   This magical card was made by Anne Tonsor … We begin with the background which was created using the Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

The Christmas was cut from the beautiful Gold Shimmer paper and comes from the Merry Christmas To All Photopolymer Bundle as does the stamped “wishes”.  Bundle and save! Buy these two coordinating products and save 10%.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Hope your Sunday is a good one.

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Christmas Wishes my Deer …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Are you someone who loves the look of nature yet wants to bling it up for the holidays?  I have something that may just interest you.  Today I have a card to share that I created with two awesome bundles …. Dashing Deer and Winter Woods.

This card gives you layers of dimension which starts with the color on color stamped in the background … My color choice is Shaded Spruce (with Shaded Spruce ink) which really gives you depth and is matted with Silver Foil.

Bringing you closer to the deer is the addition of the Vellum Cardstock trees … it added a nice touch of a wintery color and is then framed in Whisper White.

Before attaching my deer we needed to stamp our greeting … We used the “Happiest Christmas Wishes” from the Dashing Deer stamp set and omitted the “Happiest” to give you Christmas Wishes in Shaded Spruce.

The deer was cut from this Silver Foil and mounted with dimensionals in the center and I glued the ends onto my frame. The silver turns this natural card into a stunning holiday card … see how easy it would be to turn it down a bit with natural colors and add a Birthday Wish instead?!

This card may be layered but it was really easy to create … now you have the pattern so you can make some for yourself too.

Thank you so much for sharing part of your day with me.  Have a wonderful Saturday!

I’ll see you tomorrow with my Simply Sunday share.

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