Christmas Cards 2013 – Almost Done! :)

Thanks to modern medicine, I’m back crafting again!!! Woooohooo!  I’ve been so busy trying to get caught up on making my Christmas cards and envelopes — and getting them in the mail by Friday this past week — I did not have time to even think about blogging as I did them.  However, I did take pictures before I mailed them.  So, here are the ones I put in the mail this week…. (I did some earlier that you can see in previous posts).  I still have a few more to do, and I will try to post them later.

It always amazes me how many different products I use when I make a card. I never really noticed until I started listing the supplies for each card.  While it may look daunting to someone new to this craft, it’s really not any worse than say….a recipe for a cake.

Card 1: Gold Trees Trio

I added glossy accents to the bird in front of the middle tree to help make it stand out.

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Supplies:

  • Card Base – Papertrey Ink Shimmer Cardstock
  • Other Cardstock/paper – Glossy Cardstock
  • Color Mediums – Adirondack Alcohol Blending Solution, Adirondack Pearl Mixative, Adirondack Alcohol Inks (Stream, Purple Twilight, & Raspberry)
  • Dry Mediums – Ranger Holographic Embossing Powder, Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Die – Impression Obsession Bird Bath [birds] (www.iostamps.com)
  • Ink – Versamark
  • Background Stamp –  Rubbernecker Snowflake Panel (www.rubbernecker.com/snowflake-panel.html)
  • Stamps – JustRite “O Christmas Tree” (www.justritepapercraft.com/products/o-christmas-tree-clear-stamps-cr-02235)

Card 2: Dove Card

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Supplies:

Card 3: Gingham Card

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Supplies:

Card 4: Pink and Silver Peace Card

I apologize for the quality of the picture of this card — it does not do it justice.  I took a couple of pictures before mailing it, but none of them turned out well — I should have checked before I mailed it!

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Supplies:

Card 5: Silver LaBlanche

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Supplies:

  • Card Base – Neenah Solar White
  • Other Cardstock –  DCWV Glitzy Glitter Cardstock Stack 12″x12″, Ponderosa Pine Linen cardstock from www.paperandmore.com
  • Dry Mediums – Ranger Super Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • Ink – Versamark
  • Embossing Folder – Sizzix Flowers #6 A2 Large
  • Stamp – LaBlanche Tree with Notes

Card 6: Gold LaBlanche

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Supplies:

  • Card Base – Neenah Solar White
  • Other Cardstock/paper – Pearlescent Metallic Paper, Text Weight from Paperandmore.com (colored with green ink pad to make green background that was stamped with music background); Glossy Cardstock (colored with alcohol inks)
  • Color Mediums – Adirondack Alcohol Blending Solution, Adirondack Pearl Mixative, Adirondack Alcohol Ink (Red Pepper)
  • Dry Mediums – Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Ink – Versamark
  • Background Stamp –  Impression Obsession MUSIC Cover-A-Card Background – CC029 (www.iostamps.com)
  • Stamp – LaBlanche Tree with Notes
  • Other –  3/8″ Hunter Velvet Ribbon from www.papermart.com, embellishments from stash

Card 7: Present Card

I love the simplicity of this card.

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Supplies:

  • Card Base –  Ponderosa Pine Linen #80 cardstock from www.paperandmore.com
  • Other Cardstock/paper – Papertrey Ink Shimmer (Gold, Scarlett (berries), Leaf (leafs) )
  • Embossing Folder – Couture Creations Giving Embossing Folder
  • Die/Stamp – Lil’ Inker Designs Stitched Rectangle Mats (www.lilinkerdesigns.com), WPlus9 Merry & Bright Dies and stamps (www.wplus9.com)

Card 8:  Candle Card

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Supplies:

  • Card Base –  WPlus9 Cranberry Cardstock
  • Other Cardstock/paper – Papertrey Ink Shimmer (Gold (candle flame), Scarlett (berries), Leaf (leafs) ), The Paper Studio Old World Winter (4.5″ x 6.5″ paper pad), Acetate, Neenah Solar White (inside)
  • Dies –  Lil’ Inker Designs Stitched CIrcle Mats (www.lilinkerdesigns.com),  Creative Time Dies Fun Stitched Edges (shop.my-creative-time.com/main.sc)
  • Die/Stamp –   WPlus9 Merry & Bright Dies and stamps (www.wplus9.com/)
  • Ink – Versamark
  • Embossing Folder – Anna Griffin

Card 9: Joy Card

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Supplies:

  • Card Base – Papertrey Ink Scarlet Shimmer
  • Other Cardstock/paper – Bo Bunny Silver & Gold 6″x6″ (for ornament border)
  • Punch – EK Success for ornament border
  • Die –  Savvy Dies Joy typed #10144 (www.savvystamps.com)
  • Other – ribbon from www.papermart.com, Distress Stickles, Wink of Stella

Card 10: Liquid Pearl Wreath

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Supplies:

  • Card Base – Solid Cherry Red Card Stock 100#, 8 1/2 x 11 from www.paperandmore.com
  • Other Cardstock/paper – Lawn fawn Peace, Love, Joy 6″x6″ paper pad
  • Dies – My Favorite Things Die-namics Blueprints 1 & 6
  • Ink – Memento Bamboo Leaves; Ranger Archival Vermillion
  • Stamp – Papertrey Ink Holiday Cheer Stamp set
  • Other – Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll Pens (lime star, red); Liquid Pearls (Ocean Blue, Key Lime, Rouge, Bisque); Sequins from Lawn Fawn

Card 11: Christmas Mouse

I made this card for my almost-2-years-old great-nephew.  He’s at the stage where he has to touch and feel everything – so I put the two embellishments on his card for his entertainment! 🙂  One is fuzzy and velvet-y  feeling and the other is hard and bumpy.

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Supplies:

  • Card Base – Papertrey Ink cardstock
  • Other Cardstock/paper – American Crafts Deck The Hall Stripes; Neenah Solar White
  • Dies –  Spellbinders Large Labels
  • Color medium – Copics C3, C5, C7 (body); R24, R27, R29 (hat & bow); R81, R83, R85 (cheeks & ears); B23, B26 (bell), 0
  • Stamp – Whimsy Stamps Elf Bell Mouse
  • Other – Dress It Up! Buttons with shanks removed (present & stocking)

Card 12: Man Wreath

The card has a little something extra – a fabulous woodsy/chocolately/coffee scent!   I sprinkled Elements Earth Textures Cacao over the wet embossing paste. It gives a great texture and scent to this simple, manly Christmas card! 🙂

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Supplies:

  • Card Base – Gina K. Chocolate Cardstock
  • Other Cardstock/paper – Papertrey Ink Shimmer (Scarlet & Leaf)
  • Dry medium –  Elements Earth Textures Cacao
  • Dies – Tim Holtz Sizzix Holiday Wreath Die
  • Other – Crafter’s Workshop Mini Woodgrain 6″x6″; Dreamweaver Translucent Embossing Paste; Liquid Pearls (Buttercup, Royal Blue, Rouge)

Card 13: Pine Border Acetate Card

I used a die to create the pine border as part of the back of the card.  Using my ATG, I ran adhesive along the back of the pine branches and adhered a cut acetate panel.  Then, I covered the adhesive with an iridescent glitter – which successfully covered the adhesive and just looks like ice/snow on the branches.  The acetate panel was embossed with an embossing folder for texture.

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Supplies:

  • Card Base – a combination of Ponderosa Pine Linen cardstock and acetate
  • Other Cardstock/paper – Neenah Solar White
  • Dry medium – Ranger Super Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • Die – Spellbinders Labels Eleven; Memory Box Pine Needle Border
  • Ink – Versamark
  • Stamp – Papertrey Ink Stylish Sentiments: Holiday
  • Other – Veneer Prisma Embossing Powder

Card 14: Poinsettia Music Card

This card utilizes the paper “inlay” technique.  The poinsettia is actually inlaid in the music  paper.

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Supplies:

  • Card Base – Solid Cherry Red Card Stock 100#, 8 1/2 x 11 from www.paperandmore.com
  • Other Cardstock/paper – Bazzill Basics Paper Nordic Pine paper pad; Neenah Solar White
  • Dry medium – Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Die – Memory Box Poinsettia Stem Die, Poppy Stamps Pine Springs, My Favorite Things Blueprints 2 (tag)
  • Ink – Distress Ink Barn Door, Distress Ink Festive Berries, Distress Ink Pine Needles, Distress Ink Evergreen Bough
  • Stamp – Memory Box Poinsettia Stem Stamp (G1790),
  • Other – Liquid Pearls Gold, Gold ribbon

Card 15: Embossed Ornament Card

This card is absolutely stunning in person.  Lots of shine!

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Supplies:

  • Card Base – Papertrey Ink Shimmer Cardstock in White Shimmer and Sea Shimmer
  • Dry medium – Ranger Super Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • Die – My Favorite Things Blueprints 1 (strip); Creative Time Dies Fun Size Scallop Stitched Bow Die (http://shop.my-creative-time.com/Fun-Size-Scallop-Stitched-Bow-Die-MCT-D57.htm?categoryId=-1)
  • Ink – Versamark
  • Stamp – Papertrey Ink Holly Jolly (sentiment)
  • Embossing Folder – Spellbinders M-Bossibilities EL-014 Holiday Magic
  • Other – Wink of Stella

Card 16: Foil Tape Present Card

The foil really makes the embossed design pop on this card!

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Supplies:

  • Card Base –  Solid Cherry Red Card Stock 100#, 8 1/2 x 11 from www.paperandmore.com
  • Other Cardstock/paper – Papertrey Ink Stamper’s Select White cardstock; Shrink Film
  • Dry medium – Ranger Super Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • Impression Plate  -Papertrey Ink Mehndi Medallion Impression Plate
  • Die – Papertrey Ink Bells and Boughs dies (to make embellishments from Shrink Film)
  • Ink – Staz-On Blazing Red, Staz-On Metallic Silver
  • Stamp – Papertrey Ink Bells and Boughs stamps
  • Other – Silver Foil Tape, Veneer Prisma Glitter, Glossy Accents

 

Card 17: Little Birdie Get Well

While this is not a Christmas card, it could easily be adapted to one!  My BFF and her hubby and her mother all came down with the Flu over Thanksgiving and this was a Get Well card for them.

I really like the white-on-white embossed brick on the white cardstock.

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Supplies:

  • Card Base – Solid Cherry Red Card Stock 100#, 8 1/2 x 11 from www.paperandmore.com
  • Other Cardstock/paper – Neenah Solar White
  • Dry medium – Opaque White embossing powder
  • Die – Memory Box Branch Die; Papertrey Ink Tweet Talk Die set
  • Ink – Versamark
  • Stamp – Papertrey ink Tweet Talk Stamp set; Impression Obsession C-A-C Brick

 

Hope you all are ready for the holidays, and I wish you all the happiest of holidays with family and friends.  May you and yours be full of Joy and Peace this holiday season. Warmest Hugs and Wishes, Stephanie

One thought on “Christmas Cards 2013 – Almost Done! :)

  1. Stephanie, your cards are SO BEAUTIFUL! Your loved ones are going to really enjoy and appreciate the fruits of your labor! Great job!

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