Sunday, December 6, 2015

Finally Starting Christmas!

STAMPS: Wonderland, Greetings of the Season (ret.)  INK: Mossy Meadow, VersaMark  CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Red Foil Sheets  ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Circles Framelits Dies, Circles Nestabilities Dies, Embossalicious folder, Heat Tool, Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, Embossing Buddy, Real Red Woven Satin Ribbon (ret.), Stampin' Dimensionals
Making Christmas cards is one of my favorite things about this time of year. Well, that and all the yummy baked goods, and the pretty lights, and the peace on earth and goodwill.  It's right up there with "Jingle Bells." You know, Santa Claus and ho-ho-ho, and mistletoe and presents to pretty girls. (Name that Christmas special!)

I am finally getting started on making my cards, after way too many delays. All of them legitimate, of course, but still causing me too much "last minute" stress!

This one is from the first batch. I plan on making 10-12 of each style, unless I hit on a great design that's easy to duplicate. Then I may make more. I'm thrilled that the Red Foil Sheets will be returning in the new Occasions Catalog that starts January 5th - you know how I love the shiny stuff!

And now I have to admit to using a SOB embossing folder (some other brand than Stampin' Up!). The combination of the two textures in one folder made the job much simpler. Trying to emboss one half of the cardstock with one folder, and the other half with a different folder is fine if you're only making one card, but gets tedious when making multiples.

So, I hope you are inspired to make a few Christmas cards, if you haven't already started.But if it gets down to crunch time and you have to send store-bought cards, don't beat yourself up about it. The important thing is staying in touch with loved ones and dear friends, and remembering the reason for the season.


  1. Love this! Would you might sharing the cutting measurements, please. Thanks

    1. Oh dear, I don't remember and the cards are long gone! Looking at it, I think the red foil is probably 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" and the white embossed part on top is 3-3/4" x 5". I have no clue what size circle dies I used, sorry!

  2. So very awesome!!! I might have to make some of these for Christmas. You always make such pretty cards!

  3. Love the card!! I try to make a few Christmas cards whenever I sit down to make cards. I will definitely try this one!! Tyfs


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