Here is the last card in the upcoming Christmas Class.
This card demonstrates to you how to get that stamped image to go across the layers seamlessly without having ink on your colour cardstock. Easy once you know how…
Remember to RSVP now if you would like to come along on November 30 at 7pm ($20, held at my home in Cashmere). Or maybe you would like to book your own class with a small group of friends, my house or yours!
The Christmas Criss Cross Card (wow, what a mouthful) was another of our projects from the Christmas in July. The outside is made from an entire sheet of A4, I have found another way to make it, however it makes the “inner” area smaller, so that you can’t have the insert going to the edges and therefore doesn’t look as nice.
Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Very Vanilla Cardstock have been used, the perfect match to the Jolly Holiday DSP. The stamp on the front is from “Gifted” and we used the markers on the stamp so that we could easily get the two colours. The other stamps are from “Snow Swirled”.
Here is a tutorial if you are interested in making your own…
Please keep in mind that it is American Card Size measurements. If you would like to modify it back to our measurements in Australia then you would intially cut down the length of an A4 piece of cardstock at 10.5 cm and then score each one at the A5 mark (which is about 14.8cm).
Here is another one of our Christmas Cards that we did at my recent Christmas in July classes…
This card uses Concord Crush and Confetti White. The little snow flakes along the bottom of the card have been stamped in Versamark, sprinkled with Clear Embossing Powder and then heat set. The Concord Crush Ink is sponged over the top using an emboss resist technique (as the ink will not stick to where you have heat embossed). The ribbon hides the space where the sponging ends. The Stamps are from the set “Snow Swirled”, my favourite Christmas Stamp Set. A little basic jewel completes the card. The whole card has been spray with a mixture of Frost White All Purpose Ink and Isocol.
I have kept this card simple as we usually need to make our Christmas Cards in bulk, and very few of us have weeks to devote to the task.
So why is it called “the Pringle card”. One of my favourite people can remember my favourite movies and music, I thought the least I could do is design a card with one of her favourite colours!
My familyand I are going to celebrate Christmas in July this year. To get in the spirit I am in the midst of holding some Christmas Classes, here is one of the projects from this class:
I really love this card and I’m looking forward to playing around with it and a few other colours. In this example I have used Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy and Confetti Cream. Once stamped and completely put together I sprayed it with a mixture of Champagne Mist All Purpose Ink and Isocol. It really enhances the card but it is really hard to show in photos. This card was cased from one here
I have used the Medallion and Snow Swirled Stamp Sets. The punch is the Decorative Label Punch which is currently available in the Autumn Winter Mini. It is just the one size, we cut and layered two punched out shapes together. I have used a basic rhinestone jewel in the centre of the stamped image, these are on page 140 of the main catalogue (they always seem to be so hard to find within the catalogue). The background stamp is En Francais, even though it is actually a poem about Spring that has been written in French I think it looks lovely on the background.
My next class is full, however if you are interested in making some Christmas Cards with me why don’t you book a class of your own, my house or yours!
Here is one of the cards you would be making if you join us on the 15th or 16th…
Many of you would probably recognise this card from our beautiful Idea Book and Catalogue, something I reach for often for inspiration. One of my customers requested we do this card as she had not yet done much heat embossing. I love your suggestions for future workshops so keep ‘em coming!
The photo doesn’t seem all that clear but you may be able to see our new Jewels have been used to accent the tree from the stamp set “Snow Swirled” that has been heat embossed in Silver. The little “star” up the top has been stamped with Daffodil Delight. The ribbon is Old Olive and Very Vanilla Grosgrain layered over each other (a little SNAIL helps keep them in place). Cardstock used is Crumb Cake, Early Expresso and Very Vanilla. I have used a large brad from the HodgePodge Kit to add a special finishing touch and also to keep all the ribbon anchored.
We have recently had some special birthdays around us, one of them was my friend Linda. As she is always spoiling me with one thing or another I wanted to take the opportunity to make her something nice for a change. I knew it would be with the DSP Candy Lane as it is her favourite.
The picture is not the best, I have had to use my crappy mobile phone as my camera is getting repaired.
I got the template from Becky Roberts (check down the sidebar on the right of her blog). Her templates are very affordable and comprehensive.
I have used the “Snow Swirled” stamp set, it is always great to use a Christmas Stamp Set at other times of the year! I have also used the wide striped Riding Hood Red ribbon that is now retired. The colours I have used are Very Vanilla and Pink Pirouette. The little milk cartons open from underneath and were filled with fudge, mini cherry ripes and a little chocolate soap.
Here is the matching card:
Thanks for looking and happy stampin’.
Can you believe I have even more gifts to share???
Linda gave me this gorgeous bag, check out that wide ribbon (it is from our current Summer Mini). The scallop tag has been stamped wtih an image from “Snow Swirled” and has a Rhinestone brad from the Fire collection. I didn’t take a photo of the back but she has stamped “to/from” from the “Punch Pals” stamp set. PLUS Linda didn’t write on it so that I could regift the bag and tag, however I doubt that I will want to part with them.
As if that was not enough check out what was inside….
This beautifully decorated DVD tin. As you can see Linda has used ”Candy Lane” Designer Series Paper, the scallop edge punch, the Razzle Dazzle stamp set (from the current Summer Mini) which she has stamped using a Rock and Roll technique.
all these cards and envelopes!!!
I am very spoilt!
Was it just me, or did Christmas come and go with the most amazing speed in 2009? Here is a little greeting to you from us:
This super cute card is very time consuming and remained an original
- Stamp sets: Many Merry Messages, All in the Family, Family Favourite, Family Phrases.
- Cardstock: Real Red, Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip.
- Inks: Chocolate Chip, Jet Black Staz On, Old Olive, Real Red, Basic Grey. (markers were used to colour in the family members)
- DSP: Ski Slope (now retired, from the Spring Mini).
- Accessories: Scallop Line Punch.
Conversely this card was copied from one by Teneale Williams and was very easy to duplicate quickly…
- Stamp sets: Snow Swirled
- Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Whisper White.
- Inks: Sahara Sand, Whisper White Craft Ink.
- Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, White Taffeta Ribbon.
I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas!