Merry Christmas To You

Merry Christmas to all of you!!  I hope this day brings you happiness and love with family and friends.  Today I am sharing the main Christmas card I sent out.  I ran out towards the end of my list, Ooops!!  I definitely miss counted.  So the last ones were some I have been blogging with.

 

 

I used the Christmas Gleaming Stamp set along with the Christmastime Is Here Designer Series paper.  The paper is all from the one pack.  I stamped the Holly and colored it with stampin’ blends, and used it as a hanger for the ornament.  The holly and the sentiment are the only stamping on the front of the card.

I wish you all great joy on this wonderful holiday!

 

 

 

The list below is the CARRYOVER List.  Items from the Holiday Catalog that will carry over to the 2020 Holiday Catalog.  They will not be orderable between the two catalogs however.

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Nature’s Christmas

I am giving one last love, probably, to Nature’s Beauty stamp set.  I said probably because I may use it again as just a winter time card.  I love the animals and the background I envision with them.

 

 

As with most of my cards, this did not end up the way I intended when I began.  But I am okay with that.  I started with the stamp set and saw the negative of the Stitched Nested Labels Dies from the challenge card the other day.  That gave me the idea for sponging that I have not done in some time.

I used Pool Party and Balmy Blue for my background sponging but they did not show up very well.  I wanted light, but this was too light.  So I decided to give it a border.  I first used the Journaling Pens on page 170 of the Annual Catalog.  With the negative still in place, I just drew around the inside.  I was a bit off, the negative slipped, but that is okay as well.

The journaling pens gave the look I wanted, but it still needed something.  I decided this leaf would work perfectly.  Sort of like the old pictures you see draped in pine boughs.

I hope this gives you some ideas for all of the negatives I am sure you have from using your die shapes.  Thank you for stopping in today.  Merry Christmas Eve!!

 

 

 

The list below is the CARRYOVER List.  Items from the Holiday Catalog that will carry over to the 2020 Holiday Catalog.  They will not be orderable between the two catalogs however.

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Holiday Stars for InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s December Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around CHRISTMAS. It’s a wonderful time of year, and we are having lots of fun with our Christmas-themed projects. We are so excited to share them with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

I have once again fallen back on my favorite type of Christmas card, a Gift Card holder.  As we wind down the days until Christmas, I have had a few requests for these from friends.  So I assume if I and my friends need gift card holders, then you may as well.  I started with my “Go To” gift card and added to that.

 

Stampin' Up!, So Many Stars, Wrapped In Plaid, Perfectly Plaid, Jackie Beers

 

I paired Wrapped In Plaid Designer Series paper with the So Many Stars Bundle.  I used three different sheets of the Wrapped In Plaid.  They all coordinate which makes the matching super easy. The large star is stamped using Crushed Curry and die cut using the Stitched Stars Dies. (And the dies are carrying over to the Mini Catalog!!)  The small Gold Foil Stars are leftovers from a swap I did using the swirl die from this die set.  It has quite a few of the little stars that pop out and I made a dozen cards so I have a little container of them on my desk.  They were just the accent I needed.

Here is the card with the flap open:

 

The gold stripe in the DSP made the lining up of the two sections very easy!  And here is a view of the inside.

 

I have the complete directions for this gift card below the Hop Lineup.  Please check it out and see how easy it is.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

 

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  3. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  4. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  5. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  6. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  7. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  8. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  9. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  10. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts

 

The basic card is 4 1/4 X 11 and it is scored at 2 and 5 1/2.  The 2″ is folded to the inside.  I used the 1″ Circle punch to do a half circle finger hole for the gift card.  Add Tear & Tape to the edges of the fold to secure.  By doing it at the edges you have plenty of room for the gift card.  Remember to place the gift card in the pocket as you are securing it though.  That gives you a little more room. The DSP for the pocket is 4 X 1 3/4.  Hint: hold this piece in position  on the pocket when you are punching the finger hole.

The flap is attached beneath the right side Cherry Cobbler and DSP.  The flap is 5 1/4 X 3 1/4, scored at 1/2.  The 1/2 is folded and centered under the Cherry Cobbler.  Then the Cherry Cobbler layer is adhered. The right side of DSP and Cherry Cobbler measure 4 X 1 3/4 and 3 3/4 X 1 1/2.  The center Whisper White sentiment layer is 4 X 3 1/4.

The front left is Cherry Cobbler and DSP cut to 4 X 3 1/3 and 3 3/4 X 3.  The focal point is the flap.  The gold foil layer is 4 1/2 X 3 and the DSP is 4 1/4 X 2 3/4.  The front sentiment is Gold foil at 2 1/4 X 1 3/4 and White at 2 X 1 5/8.

All of the supplies I used are listed below.  And don’t forget the newly refreshed Clearance Rack and the End of Year Closeout sales.

 

 

 

The list below is the CARRYOVER List.  Items from the Holiday Catalog that will carry over to the 2020 Holiday Catalog.  They will not be orderable between the two catalogs however.

HOST CODE

My December Host Code is JTNY4EBH.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.

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Toile Christmas for GDP219

I don’t know about you folks, but I am so in love with the Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper.  And I am thrilled that it is on the new plan of returning certain items next Holiday Catalog.  I have used so much of this paper.  So to finish off my pack, I made a totally Toile Christmas card.

 

Stampin' Up!, Toile Tidings, Jackie Beers, Perfectly Plaid

 

This card fit perfectly for the O’ Christmas Tree theme from Global Design Project #219.  Here is their banner:

 

I did pair the Toile Tidings with the Perfectly Plaid Bundle.  The Merry Christmas is from the stamp set and the Pine Tree Punch is a must have.

The card is based on Real Red Card stock with a layer of Very Vanilla.  Then two different pieces of the Toile Tidings DSP are layered for the two parts of the card.  I wrapped the intersection of the two with the Real Red Ribbon.  A Side Note:  I did a party with this same card and was thrilled that a young fellow of about 8 yoa was in the class.  He made the cards perfectly and decided he liked the green version of this one.  So he turned all of his pieces over to the opposite sides that I have here.  I should have taken a picture of his card.  It was perfect!

The sentiment is punched using the Timeless Label Punch and then layered onto the Everyday Label punch.  The Christmas Tree is punched from yet another piece of the Toile Tidings DSP.  It is punched using the Pine Tree Punch and raised with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  There is one of the Star Designer Elements to top the tree.

Thank you for coming back today.  I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s blog hop card and this one.

Measurements:

  • Card base is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 folded in half
  • Vanilla layer is 5 1/4 X 4
  • Top DSP is 3 X 3 7/8
  • Bottom DSP is 3 X 3 7/8

 

 

The list below is the CARRYOVER List.  Items from the Holiday Catalog that will carry over to the 2020 Holiday Catalog.  They will not be orderable between the two catalogs however.

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Pals December Blog Hop

 

Welcome to the Pals’ Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects for our Retirement Fun Fold Party  – showcasing our favorite products from the Holiday Catalog that will be leaving us forever. You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

 I used the Holly Jolly Christmas stamp set for my card.  I love coloring and he is perfect for that.  I have made a gift card card holder for this project.  I love the fold that makes the gift card, as it can be done in several different directions.  It is a go to for me all year round.

 

 

The modified version I made is still super simple to do.  Here is another view of the inside.

 

 

Instead of it being the normal sideways, I added a piece to the back and folded it over to create a regular layered card look from the front view.

Gift cards are so important for me this time of year that I wanted to make one a little different.

Here is how I added the back piece.

 

 

To finish off the coloring, I added the Shimmery Crystal Effects to Santa’s fur.  It gives just a touch of shimmer and some shine.

Measurements:

  • 4 1/4 X 9 3/4 scored at 5 1/2 and 8 1/4
  • navy 3 3/4 X 5
  • DSP 3 1/4 X 4 1/8
  • Vanilla 3 X 3 7/8
  • Extra piece of Cherry is 4 1/4 X 3 1/4 scored at 1/2 on the 3 1/4 side
  • Strip of gift card is DSP 4 x 1 1/4 and vanilla 3 3/4 X 1

 

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you will leave a comment with your thoughts on today’s twist to a regular gift card holder.

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, January 8th, for our Time to Sale-A-Brate blog hop when our Design Team showcase projects using brand new products from the new mini catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure. Don’t miss the fun!

Pals Blog Hop Line-Up
  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  3. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  4. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  5. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  6. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  7. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  8. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  9. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  10. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  11. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  12. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  13. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  14. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  15. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  16. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’

 

 

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Merry Elfie

Besides the great FREE SHIPPING Sale for tomorrow, it is also the Pals Blog Hop.  We will be focusing on the Holiday Catalog.  So stop in and get some ideas for the great products that are going away.  I have the End Of Year Clearance link at the bottom, or you can just press the Shop Now button at the top and go directly to my online store.  You can choose the different sales, products, etc from there.

For today’s card I am focusing on one of my favorites from the Holiday Catalog.  It seemed the perfect choice for today’s post.  This cute Elf is on the “going away list”.  I think he is adorable and have enjoyed making several projects with him.  He is on all of my Christmas Tags for my gifts.

 

 

I adore this little elf.  He is taking a short break from Christmas Toy making!  The layout of this card is similar to the Thinking of You from yesterday.  This time I did use the Scoring Blade on the new Paper Trimmer.  It works wonderfully.  I only scored at the 1/2″ line all around.  And I used the raised side instead of the indented side.  This gives a very different look I believe.

I used a variety of the Stampin’ Blends for the elf and sign.  I went with Bright colors on this little guy.  And I finished it off with a Bright Granny Apple Green Ink for the sentiment.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Please check back tomorrow for the Pals Blog Hop.

 

The list below is the CARRYOVER List.  Items from the Holiday Catalog that will carry over to the 2020 Holiday Catalog.  They will not be orderable between the two catalogs however.

HOST CODE

My December Host Code is JTNY4EBH.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.

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