A Jolly Christmas …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I want to share a card that I made with the beautiful “Father Christmas” stamp set. I knew when I saw this in the Holiday Catalog … I just had to have it. It’s nostalgic and I can just picture so many different uses with this set.

The card I’m sharing today is called a “Step Card” … it’s not that hard to make with some good instructions and a little cutting skill, you can create one in no time at all.

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You’ll notice that I used that same paper as the card earlier this week, the “This Christmas” Specialty Designer paper. (This Designer Paper one of the pillow gifts our Retreat Attendee’s received) There are many beautiful patterns.

Santa was simply stamped in the center section with Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad (Permanent ink perfect for using with watercoloring techniques). I used my blender pen and Classic Ink pads  to color my image. The Aqua Painters would also work well with this stamp set.

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The greeting comes directly from the “Father Christmas” stamp set and is highlighted by cutting them out with the “Layering Circle Framelits”. My base colors for today’s card are Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Very Vanilla, and you can purchase the “This Christmas” Cardstock Pack to coordinate with your designer paper.

I finished the inside of the card by stamping the bottom of the “frame” that is included in the stamp set and then added the Warm Wishes sentiment from my go to stamp set … “Tin of Tags”.

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When you place a $50 order with me, you will receive this card with the written instructions, my two club cards and a hand stamped Thank You card.  With the END OF YEAR CLEARANCE SALE going on right now, it’s a great time to stock up on some items you need, or give a gift to a stampin’ friend.

*** If you place an order of $150 or more (before shipping & taxes) you will receive all of the above items, hostess benefits (Do Not Use the Hostess Code) … Three (3 or more) Virtual Rewards points AND I will send you the NEW WATERCOLOR PENCILS for FREE beginning January 3rd when the Occasions Catalog is Live!!

Please let me know if you have any questions concerning today’s card, or the Special Offer I have posted for you.

Thank you for sharing a part of your day with me.  Stay warm and …

Have a Jolly day ~

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A Holiday Welcome …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am back from our Annual Holiday Stampin’ Retreat. Today I have a quick post for you to share how we welcome our stampin’ guests to the Holiday Retreat!

Each of our guests has a “Name Tag” on their door that not only designates their room, but greets them as they come in. These would also make cute little place markers for a holiday dinner table.

I used the “Father Christmas” stamp set from the Holiday Catalog. The stamp set already includes the frame that I used and also has a beautiful holly branch and Santa’s bag, so it will be very versatile in your cardmaking and / or scrapbooking.

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To add a pop of color to our tag, I grabbed my “Holly Berry Happiness” bundle and stamped some holly leaves and punched them out. I’ve used this stamp set many times already … the greetings and verses are awesome!

The cute little houses were made from “Sweet Home” Bundle … I’ve seen the cutest houses made from this bundle that I just had to share with our guests.  These little houses (and we had different styles & colors) adorned the mantle in the dining room. We wanted the retreat to feel warm and inviting as they entered.

The fun part was that each guest got to pick out their favorite at the end of our retreat stay and take one home with them. It’s a token of our appreciation for being our guest and a little reminder of the fun we had this weekend and that Eileen and I are honored to share the “Holiday Retreat” home with such marvelous women.

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I’ll be sharing more about our retreat along with some photos of the awesome cards, both from the retreat and the swap cards! Let me say … these ladies are “very” talented!

Thanks for stopping by today, and please join me tomorrow to see a little more about our retreat.

Have a great day ~

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