Monday, December 12, 2016

Countdown to Christmas - Day 12

Since most of my cards have gone out, I thought I'd post the other holiday card I've been sending out.  Now this is a classic example of a card that looks awesome in your mind and great (if I do say so myself) in paper....until you try to make 80 of them.  Each swirl needed brushed, each bow traced in Wink of Stella, and each bow wrapped.  Each green banner needed created, each saying run through the Big Shot, and then when I thought using my Cherry Cobbler cards would help, I realized I had to stamp and cut an additional piece for the inside.  It took forever but was super fun to work on for Family Crafting Day.

Then you have to sign them, sign newsletters, print pictures.  I say "have to" but I really "wanted to" because I love making things for Christmas and this is my way of sending a little bit of time and love to those that I think of throughout the year.  Yes, I could print a card with some great photos and that has worked for me in the past, but this year, I wanted to remind those that we care for and love that we care for and love them.  Regardless of politics, regardless of circumstance, regardless of how long it has been since we have seen them.  We are still thinking of all of you and all of them and everyone this season because our lives are full of blessings called friends and family.

So anyhow, enough sappiness, here are the cards!  I ran a piece of Garden Green through the Big Shot and layered on a piece of This Christmas Specialty Designer Paper using my Fine Tip Glue Pen. Then I made a banner end on a piece of either Garden Green or This Christmas DSP using the Triple Banner Punch and attached all of it to the card front.  The saying is stamped with Garden Green after I punched out the circle using the 2nd circle in the Stitched Shapes Framelit set and it's up on dimensionals.  The bow, ah, that bow.  It's punched out using the Holly Builder Punch.  Then I traced it with the Wink of Stella pen and wrapped a small piece of gold twine around it and added it to the card with dimensionals.  80 of those took the longest so be wary of this step on your cards.....

But they are beautiful, especially in person!

  • Cardstock/DSP: Whisper White (8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scrap), This Christmas Specialty Paper (5 x 2, 3 x 3), Garden Green (scrap), Cherry Cobbler (scrap, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 if doing the other card)
  • Ink: Garden Green
  • Stamp Set: Stitched with Cheer
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Cutting Mats and Platform, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Swirly Scribbles Framelits, Baker's Twine Trio, Holly Builder Punch, Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, Triple Banner Punch, Dimensionals, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Scissors, and Adhesive


To order supplies for these projects, please visit my online store here.  Please use this hostess code when checking out when you find something to order if ordering by December 24th. 
  • December Code:  The code through Christmas is WEEMARQ7.


It’s our Year End Closeout Sale – take a look at these great specials!  These include discounts up to 60% on retiring holiday products, clearance items, and high inventory items.  Those placing orders through my Web site will be put into a drawing for a doorprize – hint – it’s something new from the new occasions catalog!

Just a few notes:
  • High inventory items are on discount through January 3rd.
  • Retiring accessories are while supplies last.
  • Retiring items will all discontinue as of January 3rd.
  • Retiring holiday stamp sets are guaranteed through December 21st.


While we have many great products on closeout, there is one program that you really should check out as well.  I only sell things I'm passionate about and this product line is definitely one of my favorites!

Paper Pumpkin is creativity in a box.  It costs $19.95 plus tax and ships to your mailbox once a month.  It contains everything you need for your own creative escape.  Besides the instructions and pieces for the cards or project, it also contains ink and photopolymer stamps and usually the adhesive you need as well.  My subscribers will also get a project sheet with tips and additional ideas and instructions that they can make with the supplies in the kits and sometimes some supplemental supplies.  They also are invited to participate in a free Paper Pumpkin Playdate to make their kits using any of my additional supplies like framelits and punches!  It's a wonderful program and I'd love for you to try it out!  Sign up by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit!


    If you are interested in joining out team and participating in monthly meetings with free make-n-take projects and outstanding company, contact me today or go here to sign up!  You can get $125 in free merchandise that you choose yourself for only $99 plus tax.  The new Occasion catalog is coming out and you could pre-order from it as a demonstrator!  Contact me today for more information!

    Come back tomorrow for more ideas!

    Have a craftastic day,

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