Category Archives: christmas cards

Creating Pretty Cards # 78 ~ Star of Light

Each month in addition to the great 3D projects that Craft Project Central has for you, they also host a monthly card challenge – Creating Pretty Cards!!

To help you recreate the sketch each month, they also provide a free Sketch Mini Tutorial! This mini tutorial has information about how the inspiration card (using the sketch) was created, supplies used, and basic measurements!!

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Pizza Box Gift Set

Thanksgiving is behind us and Christmas 2017 is just on the horizon – it does not seem that long since we were planning and preparing for Christmas 2016 – the year has simply flown by!

Today’s project would make the most perfect gift for a friend, co-worker, teacher, hairdresser you name it and it will just fit the bill…… and everything fits into a mini pizza box! Continue reading

Jar of Love Shaker Card

Rather than just have Thanksgiving projects during November and Christmas during December I am going to mix things up a little and scatter them over the coming weeks.

Today I have a really cute Christmas themed shaker card – unusually for me I have used 3 stamp sets on this one but it gave me the effect I was looking for. Continue reading

Christmas in July Blog Hop

Welcome to the Christmas in July Blog Hop – a collection of ideas from Stampin’ UP! demonstrators all over the globe showcasing  the brand new and fantastic ‘Carols of Christmas’ bundle which has a stamp set with the same name and the ‘Card Front Builder Thinlets Dies.You will have come from Betty Bickford ~ I just hope my card is up to the same standard.

Each of us has been asked to design a card using this bundle and other products from the current 2017 – 2018 annual catalog.

When I saw the bundle for the first time it literally screamed GOLD heat embossing to me so that was my starting point, I chose very traditional colors of Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla to compliment the gold.
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Advent Calendar – Countdown to Christmas ~ Day 23

When Elly, my friend from the UK, and I designed the advent calendar back in early October I wanted day 23 to show the warmth and coziness of creating a new home.   December 23rd is a special day in our family as it is our youngest son’s wedding anniversary – yep 2 days before Christmas – it was a magical day full of love and sparkle and Father Christmas (as he is known in the UK)  came to hand out the wedding favors!

You will want to open each post, as there will be a little treat behind each one!  Some days it might be some virtual ‘candy’ or sweeties as we call them in the UK, other times it might be a card, 3D project or a video!

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Advent Calendar – Countdown to Christmas ~ Day 15

Back in October my friend, Elly, from the UK and I designed an advent calendar using a 24 cup mini muffin pan.  During December I am sharing  one of the squares each day, with a brief description of how we made it.

You will want to open each post, as there will be a little treat behind each one!  Some days it might be some virtual ‘candy’ or sweeties as we call them in the UK, other times it might be a card, 3D project or a video!

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Glittery Frosted Medallions ~ Stampin’ Up! Products

The 2016 Holiday Catalog from Stampin” Up! has a couple of products tucked away on page 7 – glittery embossing powder in Real Red and Emerald Envy – just perfect Christmas colors.

I have said before and will probably say again ~ I love heat embossing ~ it just has to be one of my most favorite techniques, so I paired the embossing powders with the perfectly named Frosted Medallions stamp set and once I had out all the tools I just played away with card to see the different effects.

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