Saturday, November 15, 2008

Holiday Cards

Here are some of the cards from my Christmas Stamp-A-Stack and from a card class I did for one of my customers a week ago. When I planned this event I was counting on my husband's help with the kids but that just didn't happen. He was supposed to leave out on a Sunday and return that following Thursday but had to extend his stay until the next Monday. So, with this turn of events I had limited time to prepare so I needed to keep it simple. I needed it to be something I could do in an evening. I came to the conclusion that there are so many ideas out there that did not need to reinvent the wheel, so I used them for the benefit of my sanity. I decided to make this class one of "previous inspiration," meaning looking at all of the talented samples out there and then making very little changes for my class.

This layout is one that I've used before. It is one that I have seen on Beate's blog. Check out her stuff. For this card I used the Ski Slope designer series paper, chocolate chip, real red, whisper white, and baja breeze cardstock. I also used rub-ons for this card.

This card also uses a layout that I've used in the past. I was trying to make one of the cards really simple. I used baja breeze, basic gray, and whisper white cardstock. The designer series paper I chose for this comes from the ski slope series. The snowman comes from the Punch Pals stamp set. I really like this one.

As you can see I really love this Ski Slope designer series paper. It really makes me think of snow and Christmas. I saw this layout on a blog. I am in an active search to find the artist. If it looks familiar to you please leave me a comment so I can credit the right person. I used baja breeze, whisper white, real red cardstock and designer series paper from the Ski Slope series. I used my photo corner punch for the tree, various circle punches,the window punch, and green grosgrain ribbon. The circle stamp comes from the Punch Pals stamp set. I used this set for many of my stamp-a-stack cards this year.

After viewing this stamp set being used by so many stampers I decided to go ahead and get one for myself. I love the images and the wording. It is a very versatile set. I chose to use the thank you for this card. I went with Garden Green cardstock because it is color that I really like but seldom use. I also used certainly celery, naturals ivory, and the I Wish Simply Scrappin' kit, along with green grosgrain ribbon. I came across this layout straight out of the catalog on page 40.

Another card inspired by Beate. I used this layout for a Christmas card and then for this one as a thank you card. I decided to go with the Kiwi Kiss incolor cardstock and ink. I also used the whisper white and Kraft cardstock and you guessed it the cute penguin came from the Punch Pals stamp set. I love the look of the Kraft ink with the Kiwi Kiss color.

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