Here is one of my Christmas cards from last year. The stamp set used is "Snow Much Fun" by Stampin Up. This is a CASE'd (Copy and Steal Everything) card. The credit for this card goes to Sharon Field. Here's a link to instructions on how to make this card, too. http://createdbyu.blogspot.com/2011/07/its-super-saturday-and-christmas-duo.htmlTri-Fold (or bi-fold) Window Punched Christmas Card Duo. I did add touches of my own. I want apologize ahead of time for how dark this card looks. My camera didn't seem to cooperate the day I took these pictures. This card was labor intensive, but still fun to make. I used Bashful Blue and Brilliant Blue from Stampin' Up. to sponge the blue background. I used Encore! Silver Ink by Tsukineko to stamp snowflakes (from Stampin' Up and Hero Arts). I also randomly stamped Glitter Glue from Gary M. Burlin & Co. on this page too.
On this part of the card, I used the Brilliant Blue and Bashful Blue (Stampin' Up) to stamp the snowflakes (Stampin' Up & Hero Arts). The saying is from Stampendous called Family Season and stamped with black ink (Stampin' Up). I stamped the bird with Going Gray (Stampin' Up) ink, and colored the bird with Brilliant Blue marker and Pumpkin Pie for the beak & feet. I also colored the snowball with Ranger Diamond Stickles.
The inside of the card was masked with an oval frame and sponged using Bashful Blue (Stampin' Up) ink pad. The tree was stamped with Basic Gray (Stampin' Up) ink pad and then outlined with Alway Artichoke marker (Stampin' Up). The Christmas bulbs on the tree were colored with Brilliant Blue as is the bird sitting on top of the tree. The bird's feet & beak are colored with Pumpkin Pie (Stampin' Up) marker. The saying is from Stampin' Up and stamped in black ink (Stampin' Up).
I have started working on this year's Christmas cards already. If you ask my husband, Al, he can't believe I'm ahead of the game. I usually wait until mid-November to even figure out ideas in my head. I then scramble to get them out on time. I make about 90 to 100 cards each year and have always had them in the mail by Dec. 20. I have one card almost fully figured out. Just need to settle on a final design so I can start making a lot of them. I have other card ideas floating around in my head, just need to find time to work them out on paper.
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