Category Archives: Christmas

Clean & Simple Monday Challenge

This is week 10 of our All-Star Holiday Season with design team alumni!

CAS 251 – Bling it up! CAS style with glitter, gems, pearls or liquid pearls, etc.

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I chose cardstock that came with the glitter already on it! I love when it’s that simple 🙂 Christmas has already started here in my home. Busy, busy, busy… so clean & simple is just right!

Stamps: Gina K Designs
Paper: SU poppy parade, green glitter – unknown
Ink: Memento black, Copic markers, SU black marker
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities
Techniques: I used a SU marker to ink up just the “Christmas” portion of the sentiment. The inside says… is a fire that warms your heart.

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Clean & Simple Monday Challenge

This is week 9 of our All-Star Holiday Season with design team alumni!

CAS Challenge 250 – Holiday Parties or Shopping
(an alternative would be parties or shopping in general)

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Stamps: main image – Rubbernecker, sentiment – Gina K Designs
Paper: SU poppy parade dsp
Ink: Memento black, Copic markers, SU poppy parade markers
Tools: SU label punch

Triple Challenge – All Tangled Up Reindeer

Friday Free 4 All – Holly Greetings

Saturday – Inspiration Challenge: Hollanders. I chose this holly paper.

Sunday – Featured Stamper: Anita Madden a.k.a. Zacksmeema. I was inpsired bythis gorgeous card!

My card:

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* I used the same layout but made an A2 card instead of a square card.
* I used similar images and embellishments.
* I changed the dp but wanted to keep the script. The lightest I found was daffodil delight and it made the card much brighter than it already was. That seems to be my main style this Christmas anyway 🙂

Stamps: All Tangled up Reindeer – Whipper Snapper, holly – DRS Designs, sentiment – $1 stamp
Paper: SU real red & daffodil delight dsp, Creative Memories holly dp (retired?)
Ink: Memento black, Copic markers
Tools: Martha Stewart snowflake punch
Accessories: half pearls, SU real red taffeta ribbon

2 Challenges, one card

JINGLE ALL THE WAY

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Double Challenge: Wednesday’s sketch and today’s F4All “Let it Snow!”

Stamps – Various Stampin’ Up sets
Paper: real red, wild wasabi (or garden green), ballet blue (or bordering blue)
Ink: SU real red, wild wasabi, ballet blue, daffodil delight, Black Menmento, Copic markers
Tools: Cuttlebug EF, Spellbinders Nestabilities
Accessories: white opal Liquid Pearls

Flashback Friday

This pink and caramel Christmas Card was made in 2007.

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Stamps: Hung Up On the Holidays, Priceless, Holidays & Wishes
Paper: white, pretty in pink, creamy caramel
Ink: pretty in pink, creamy caramel
Accessories: markers, taffeta ribbon
Techniques: sponging

Next: Chocolate Snowflakes!

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This card was made in 2009 and the Clean & Simple challenge had just gotten a new design team!

CAS44 welcomes our new design team!
Congrats Julie, Karen, & Kristin!

Color Challenge: any shades of red and brown
+ white or vanilla

This card was CASEd from Vickie Y. You can see her gorgeous card posted in LaLatty’s gallery here.

Stamps: The Snowflake Spot, Snow Swirled (Stampin’ Up!)
Paper: white, chocolate chip
Ink: close to cocoa, creamy caramel, real red
Accessories: Martha Stewart edge punch, ribbon

Next: Silent Night, Holy Night

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This card was made in 2009.

Stamps: Jumbo Candle (F006), Holly Giga Circle (L120), Silent Night greeting (D484) – all DRS Designs
Paper: real red, white, unknown dp
Ink: black, apricot appeal, garden green, Copic markers

Tools: Martha Stewart lace edge punch, Marvy Giga scallop circle punch, CM custom cutting system, sponge (light glow around the flame)
Accessories: taffeta ribbon

CAS Challenge 248

It’s week 7 of our All-Star Holiday Season with our CAS design team alumni. This week’s clean & simple challenge is to make either holiday shopping or traditional holiday cards.

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Stamps: Fluffles – Stampendous

Paper: SU riding hood red

Ink: black Memento, Copic markers

Tools: Cuttlebug EF

Size: 4.25 square

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Stamps: main image – Stamping Bella, sentiment – DRS Designs

Paper: SU real red & garden green

Ink: SU garden green, Memento black, Copic markers

Tools: Cuttlebug EF, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Martha Stewart snowflake punch

Accessories: rhinestone

SCS Featured Stamper Cards

Featured Stamper: Julie Dinn, better know as stampinjewelsd!

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* I used the same colors and layout but left off a layer and used the white base card. I even have the same ribbon!
* I used a single stocking image and different sentiment.
* I did faux stitching.

Here’s Julie’s beautiful card.
 
Stamps: Gina K Designs
Paper: Stampin’ Up dsp
Ink: Memento black, Copic markers, SU old olive marker
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities, square punch (to make the banners)
Accessories: SU black gingham ribbon

 

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* I used different colors, less layers and added bling and ribbon.
* I stamped the ornaments instead of used die cuts.
* I used a circle instead of an oval for the main image and moved the sentiment.
* Instead of using three panels, I used a zig-zag border punch (because I noticed quite a few recent cards using a zig-zag pattern.) I had to use a Martha Stewart border punch to make the zig-zag design.

Here’s Julie’s beautiful card.

Stamps: Gina K Designs
Paper: SU real red & so saffron, unknown dp
Ink: Memento black, Copic markers, SU real red, brilliant blue, rich razzleberry
Tools: Martha Stewart border punch, SU oval, circle and design label punches, Spellbinders Nestabilities
Accessories: ribbon, rhinestones