Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Holiday Card Class 2012

I had a difficult time deciding on what holiday cards to make this year so we will be making 7 cards and some cute little boxes that hold a candy kiss.

I kept the cards simple this year since we are making so many :-)

Below are photos of our cards.

group shot of all cards and boxes

The Hanukkah card has a diagonal background by using my Score Pal to create the design.  This was very simple and I have always wanted to try this technique and it looks great.  The stamp is from Stampin' Up the single "Hanukkah" stamp is retired from last year.

I used the "Beautiful Season" Stampin' Up stamp for this next card.  I used colored pencils and blending pen for the coloring for the stamp image.  The outside design is created by the embossing folder "framed tulips" also by Stampin' Up.  I used crumb cake ink to highlight the design and the card stock color is Very Vanilla.

For this card I used the new "Make a Mitten" stamp set and the new mitten punch, both by Stampin' Up. The greeting is from "Four the Holidays" a retired stamp set.  The designer paper is Holiday Treasures retired from Stampin' Up.

I haven't done an origami card in a long time so back by popular demand this years origami card :-)  The card shape I used the framelits "labels" from Stampin' Up.  I used the largest framelit for the card and the next size down for the front of the card sentiment.  The greeting and holly leaf is from the retired stamp set "Peaceful Season".  Inside the card I used stamps from "Jolly Bingo Bits" and scallop square & 1" square punch all from Stampin' Up. The designer paper is Holiday Treasures.
I found the origami instructions on Cathy's blog, Stamps & Scrapbooks; she has a video on how to fold and create this card.

This cute card I used the new "Ornament Keepsakes" and matching Holiday Ornaments framelits from Stampin' Ups Holiday Catalog.  For the center of the ornaments I used a jewel, a pearl and dazzling details silver color.  The baker's twine is of course from Stampin' Up color Cherry Cobbler. 

Here's this year's shaker card that doesn't shake :-(  I didn't make it thick enough for the mica flakes to move around but I love the look of the card anyway.  The stamp is "Sweet Snowglobe" a retired single stamp from last year. I also used dazzling details for the snow on the trees and little house.  It's difficult to see the detail; sorry.

I love this card I finally used the background stamp "Christmas Collage" a retired stamp from Stampin' Up.  I stamped the background on white card stock and colored in certain areas.  Using a square 1 3/8" punch I punched out areas of the background and attached to white card stock with the Framed Tulips embossed around the outside.  I used crumb cake to distress each square and bring out the embossed edge.  The greeting is from "Four the Holidays" stamp set.

These cute little boxes hold one candy kiss!  I used the "Petal Card Double" punch from Stampin' Up to create these cute little boxes.  To decorate the outside I used stamps from "Jolly Bingo Bits".  I found the directions for these boxes from Mary of "Stampin' Pretty".  Here's the link to her video on how to make these cute little boxes.

I made this cards simple enough that you could use whatever holiday stamps you may have in your craft room.  I hope you enjoy these cards and hope to see you in class.

Enjoy your week...

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