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#12 of 12 Cards of Christmas

Hello Stamping Friends,

Christmas isn’t officially over until we actually go to bed right?  So it is still Christmas at my house and I have one last card for you.  This card with its removable angel ornament was made for Safyre in New York.  She is the little girl the internet was buzzing about who lost her family and her home in a fire.  She survived but is badly burned.  Her wish was for Christmas cards to hang on her tree so I decided she needed an angel to hang on her tree.  Do you remember the punch art angel we made with the Gift Bow Bigz Die?  It uses the smaller of the two bows on the die.

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I wondered what the angel would look like with our new Bow Builder Punch, so I made one!

Punch Art Angels

Of course I needed to make a card for the delivery of the little winged ornament so voila:

Punch Art Angel

And for the inside I tied in the red and gold using gold metallic ink.  That ink is discontinued but gold embossing powder would be better!

Punch Art Angel Inside

Here are the instructions followed by the supplies used:

Punch Art Angel Card PDF Instruction Sheet

 

 

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Salt030So Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!  It is SAL time – sleep a lot!  Karen
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#10 & #11 of Twelve Cards of Christmas

Hello Stamping Friends,

The two cards for today are from the November Paper Pumpkin kit.  Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and for $19.95 a month (plus tax) you will receive a kit with all the supplies and complete instructions for that month’s projects.  A great way to indulge your need to create something without the brain fry of doing the designing. (However –  Pinterest is full of alternate ideas you can use!)  Click HERE to subscribe.  You will be asked to choose a demonstrator and I would love to be your choice.

Holly Card Paper Pumpkin

And for the inside I used the greeting from the hostess set Six Sayings.  The holly leaf is a Paper Pumpkin stamp colored with markers.  I added a Cherry Cobbler layer with a Whisper White layer on top instead of stamping directly to the Paper Pumpkin card.  The Paper Pumpkin stamps had “Bright & Merry”, “Seasons Greetings”, “Happy Holidays” and a “NOEL” stamp like the “JOY” stamp, so you really don’t need other stamps.

Holly Card Inside Paper Pumpkin

If you would like to create your own similar card I have added a PDF instruction sheet with dimensions.  We have tools to cut out greenery and could easily convert either of these Paper Pumpkin cards to a birthday card  or……….

Holly Card-Paper Pumpkin PDF Instruction Sheet

There were supplies in the Paper Pumpkin for five of the Holly cards and five of this next Mistletoe Card:

Mistletoe Paper Pumpkin

Mistletoe Inside

I used the Cozy Christmas stamp set for all the stamped images and added layers to the inside of the card for a bit of extra pizzaz.

Mistletoe Card-Paper Pumpkin PDF Instruction Sheet

Paper Pumpkin would make a great gift and can be purchased in 1-month, 3-month, 6 month, or 12 month subscriptions. Click on the image to go to my store and purchase a subscription.  You will then receive a code by email and a link to www.paperpumpkin.com where you will enter the code to complete your subscription.

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Merry Christmas!  See you soon for one last very special card for a very special little girl.  Stay tuned.

Karen

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#8 & #9 of Twelve Cards of Christmas

Hello Stamping Friends,

Today’s card is a quick and easy card with two different versions.  You can cut out all the layers the same and then customize the top with either the Holy family or the Wonderland trees. The Seasonal Frame Thinlits Dies set (#139658) is on sale and great for saving money on paper by using the large rectangle to cut out the inside of your layers.  We will do that on this card with the silver foil layers.  Download the PDF instruction sheet, shown after the images, for all the dimensions.

Card #8  All Is Calm Version 1

All is Calm

The Holy family and the inside greeting are from the All Ye Faithful stamp set in the holiday catalog.  The star is from Every Blessing on page 70 of the main catalog.  The “All is calm, all is bright” greeting on the side is from the Wonderland set.  The embellishment is in the holiday catalog, page 23, and on sale now!

All is Calm Inside

  Card #9 All Is Calm Version 2

Cased from Deb Valder with a few changes.

All is Calm Trees

I originally bought the Wonderland stamp set just to have one stamp with six different sizes of snowflakes but the trees are just fabulous and when shadow stamped on the inside (ink and stamp and then move your stamp slightly and stamp again without reinking) they are so striking! I used the 2-way glue pen to add glitter to the trees and snowflakes; just be careful to only put the glue over the stamped image so it doesn’t look yellowy when it gets on the whisper white.

All is Calm Trees Inside

The greeting is from Every Blessing. Click on the blue link for the PDF instruction sheet:

All Is Calm, All Is Bright PDF Instruction Sheet

Here is the list of supplies:

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Click on the above to go to the store for the Year End Sale or click on the image below.  Welcome to all my new followers!  If you are a demonstrator I hope to provide you with many ideas for your business.   If you need a demonstrator I would love to earn your business.
 SAL    Stamp A Lot of Christmas Cards  ( I wish I would follow my own advice…..SAL  sigh a loud)
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#7 of 12 Cards of Christmas

Hello Stamping Friends,

It is snowing here in Castle Rock, Colorado, with several inches expected, so today’s card is just perfect!  This was one of our club cards in November.  Club will start again in January so contact me if you are interested in joining.

Card #7   Flurry of Wishes  with the technique of Watercoloring on Vellum.

I saw this technique on Stacey Lane’s blog “A Work of Carte” and then revised it to make a more mottled look.  Hmmm, I think we should call it coloring with rubbing alcohol.  My PDF sheet has step by step instructions but the basic idea is to dot your vellum with reinkers, then dribble with a cap of rubbing alcohol and use a paintbrush to swirl the ink.  Salt the inked sheet, let stand for several minutes, then spritz with alcohol to get a mottled look. Let dry and then use a paper towel to remove the salt.

Flurry of Wishes

Flurry of Wishes Inside

Flurry of Wishes PDF Instruction Sheet

The main Merry Christmas is from the Flurry of Wishes set but the others are from a random selection of stamp sets.  I wanted a collage look but after stamping the “Love, Peace, Joy” I decided less was more!  Wishing you every blessing is from Every Blessing in the big catalog, Love, Peace, Joy comes from A Little Something, Warm Wishes from Winter Wishes, Sending Every Good Wish is in the carryover White Christmas set.  When I used just part of a saying, I masked what I didn’t want with a sticky note, inked the stamp, removed the sticky note and stamped.  Except for the main Merry Christmas, the greetings are stamped off on scrap paper first and then stamped on the card.  Supplies used:

 

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 The Precision Base Plate is on sale this week in weekly specials and a must have tool for all the thinlits we just love.  With this tool you won’t be running your thinlits back and forth through the Big Shot until they finally cut!
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Be careful, though, it is not to be used with framelits – those cutting tools that are only an outside “frame” with no inside areas.  For example you would use it with the large butterfly pictured below but not the small butterfly.  Stampin’ up gives us guidance here:
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  That is more than enough information for today so I will sign off and go drink hot chocolate and watch it snow!
  SAL   (Snow A Lot)
  Karen
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#6 of Twelve Cards of Christmas

Merry Christmas Stamping Friends,

Yay!  It is December and we can say Merry Christmas.  Sheri Sullivan won the blog candy for November!  Add a comment to the blog in December and your name will be in the December drawing.  (It is a bribe so that I know someone is really out there!)

Today’s card is titled “Home For Christmas”, Red Foil with Whisper White and just a touch of gold!  Dazzling in real life…..

Home For Christmas

Home For Christmas InsideClick on this blue link for the instructions which will also be in the recipe box.  If you are viewing this in an email you will need to click the little SAL PAL icon at the top of the post to be redirected to the full blog.  The recipe box is one of the tabs at the top.

Home For Christmas PDF Instruction Sheet  

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Price: $110.00

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What is your favorite Christmas song?  Didn’t you love all the stamp sets in the catalog with words from songs like the Christmas Cuties set with “it’s the most wonderful time of the year!”  and “it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas”?  Or the Cup of Cheer stamp set with “Soon it will be Christmas day” and “Although it’s been said many times, many ways, Merry Christmas to you.”  And don’t forget the Cozy Christmas set with “Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas”.    Maybe we should just get them all and work on Christmas cards all year long!
Click on the computer SAL Pal to go to the online store.  Thanks for visiting.
SAL  (Silly A Little)
Karen
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# 5 of Twelve Cards of Christmas

Hello Stamping Friends,

Thank you for visiting/following.  I would love to hear if any of the cards has inspired you!  I am calling today’s card the Rejoicing Pocket Card.  It is one that would be easy to mass produce and is the fourth card using the Versatile Christmas stamp set.   The Designer Series Paper (DSP) that I used in the pictured card is retired but the new “Home For Christmas” paper on page 9 of the Holiday catalog has a red and white striped paper that would look really awesome with the red and white striped ribbon.  The directions are in a blue link right after the pictures in a printable PDF file.  Just click on the blue link and the file will download for you.  The card and directions will also be in the recipe box so you have the measurements and can make pocket cards for birthdays, get well, or other times when you need a quick card.  I first saw it on Dawn Olchefske’s blog.  Thank you, Dawn!

Pocket CardPocket Card Inside

Rejoicing – Pocket Card Printable PDF Instruction Sheet

I think I need a new camera, (or new glasses?).  Yesterday’s post looked like I spritzed it with Crumb Cake instead of sparkly white and today’s very vanilla looks a tint of red.  Sigh A  Loud!  (Can’t resist playing with SAL acronyms.)

So here are the supplies you need.  Just click on any product image to go directly to the online store.

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 Thanks for visiting!  If you are viewing this in your email, it is just a post.  Click on the little SAL PAL to be redirected to the main blog.
Merry Christmas!
Karen
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#4 of Twelve Cards of Christmas

Hello Stamping Friends,

As you think about Christmas this Black Friday, don’t forget all the great specials at our online extravaganza!  Give gifts of stamping tools and accessories or buy what you need to make special handmade gifts!

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Today’s card #4 of our 12 cards of Christmas, and the third of our verses from Versatile Christmas, is called the     “Pick Me…”  Forest card.   The instructions include the technique “Stamping on Embossing Folders”.

"Pick Me..." Forest Card

"Pick Me.." Forest Card Inside

_Pick Me.._ Forest Card Printable PDF Instruction Sheet

The instruction sheet has two additional pictures of images stamped on the Woodland embossing folder to show you the potential of this folder.  Here are the supplies:

 

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Thank you for visiting!  If you are viewing this in an email just click on the little SAL PAL image at the very top and you can go to the main blog to see the first three cards of the series.
SAL,  (Stamp A Lot, Smile A LIttle, Share A Love, and always be Salt And Light)
Karen
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#3 of Twelve Cards of Christmas

(If you are viewing this in your email, it is a post.  Click on the little SAL image to go to the full blog!)

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Happy Thanksgiving dear friends!  May your day be blessed with food, fun, friends and family!  Should you need an afternoon craft project I have a fun Christmas card that is quite easy to make.

Best of Times   #3 of Twelve Cards of Christmas

Best of TimesBest of Times OpenedThis is the second card using the Versatile Christmas stamp set.  I challenged myself to create a card for each of the verses and came up with this “clock” card.  The Merry Moments DSP used on the front has a Merry Moments Cardstock Pack that matches! There are eight sheets of three cardstock colors, Smoky Slate, Cherry Cobbler, and Old Olive.  What a great new product bundling that Stampin’ Up! is doing for us!   It takes a 6X6 envelope so have your envelope punch board ready!  Here are your instructions with all the measurements and helpful hints:

Best of Times Clock Card Printable PDF Instruction Sheet

Supplies for the card, click to be redirected to the online store:

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Along with the weekly deals we have an Online Extravaganza sale:
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Have a great week!
SAL,
Karen
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#2 of Twelve Cards of Christmas

Hello Stamping Friends,

(If you are viewing this in your email, it is just a current blog post.  For the entire blog where you will find other great ideas just click on the little SAL pal to the left to be redirected.)

Welcome to all my new blog followers!  I plan on giving you lots of fun ideas for Christmas cards!

I have two events coming up with room left if you are interested.

Saturday, November 21, at 10:00 AM I will be teaching a Christmas boxes class at the Crossroads Church on 9900 S Twenty Mile Road.  It is $10 to make six boxes, two curvy keepsakes, two pillow boxes, and two gift bags with the gift bag punch board.  Call me at 303-815-0838 and I will get kits made for you!

Saturday, December 5:

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While at the Denver Merchandise Mart for a scrapbooking event I found a booth called PineconePress and they had a most interesting slider gift card.  I immediately thought how nice the card would look with stamped images and beautiful Stampin’ Up! designer paper.  So here is my creation resized to fit our SU products:

Gift Card Slider Card

When you pull on the right side, the left side slides open:

Fift Card Slider Card Open

I challenged myself to use all the greetings in the Versatile Christmas stamp set (page 26 of the holiday catalog).  Stampin’ Up! listened to our request for more stamp sets with outside and inside greetings and this one is awesome with great fonts and verses!  A gift card seemed the best way to use “The gift of LOVE, the gift of PEACE, the gift of HEALTH & HAPPINESS….. May all these be yours at CHRISTMAS”.  Stay tuned for the next three cards which will use the other verses.  Of course you must have a direction sheet which I will also post here and to the recipe box on the main blog!

Gift Card Slider Card Printable PDF – Two Pages

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Additionally, you may want to buy the envelope punch board, page 150 of the big book, item #133774 for $20; and the red envelope paper, page 26 of the Holiday catalog, item #139604, 20 sheets of 12 X 12 for $6.00.  With the envelope punch board and a 3 1/2″  X  6 1/2″ piece of red envelope paper you can make the perfect envelope!
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 Another great thing Stampin’ Up! is doing for us is showing us a list of what will retire with the current Holiday Catalog.  We usually hold our breath hoping our favorites reappear next year but now we will know for sure what is gone and what will be carried over.  Click on the link for a list of the retiring items.
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Place an online order and be entered in our November goody bag drawing!
Have fun making Christmas cards,
SAL,
Karen
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#1 of Twelve Cards of Christmas

Hello Stamping Friends,

We had a great time at the card buffet.  Let me show you what we made in hopes you will find the perfect design for your Christmas cards this year!  I will do separate posts for each card so I can list the supplies.

#1  White Christmas Tree    The picture doesn’t do it justice!  The Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper is lovely!

White Christmas Tree – Printable PDF Instruction Sheet

 

White Christmas Tree

White Christmas Tree Inside

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I missed the Precision Plate on page 14 of the Holiday Catalog.  It makes a huge difference when cutting out the window frame.
Stay tuned for 12 cards of Christmas!
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If you need a demonstrator I would love to earn your business.  Many thanks to all those who are supporting me now!
SAL   (Stamp A Lot, Smile A Little, Share A Love, and always be Salt And Light)
Karen
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