Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

I’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

I’d also like to take a moment to thank you all for taking the time to visit my blog and for all your support and encouragement this past year.  I really appreciate it!

(The above image was found on google and is not my own.)

Tall Nativity Christmas Card

Tall Nativity Christmas Card

(inside: Sending love & prayers for a blessed Christmas and a joyous new year!)

The holy family and star die cuts are from a Silhouette cut file called “Tall Nativity” by Lori Whitlock (Design ID 161572) and was cut with my Silhouette electronic die cutting machine. These images are shaped perfectly for a slim line card.

The greeting was cut with the “Joy” die by Impression Obsession (DIE436-D).

The patterned paper is from a digital file called “Snowy Paper” (no longer available?) by SBDigitalDesigns that I purchased on Etsy.

The inside sentiment is from the “Christmas Blessings” stamp set from Divinity Designs (previously Our Daily Bread).

I added a recollections rhinestone gem to the star to finish it off.

My finished card measures 4″ x 9 1/4″ and fits in a regular business envelope, but if you wanted to make a custom envelope with the We R Memory Keepers envelope punch board, start with a 10 5/8″ square and line up at 7 1/8″ for first punch/score line.

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Scribble Tree Christmas Card

Scribble Tree Christmas Card

This simple card design features stamps from the “Solemn Stillness – Two Step Stamping” set from Stampin’ Up. It’s a retired, red rubber set from 2004, and as I struggled to line up the two layers – with my MISTI and a piece of acetate after remounting the stamps to make them cling stamps – I wondered how people did two step stamping with wood-mounted, red rubber stamps before the hinged stamp positioners. Yes, I used to use my stamp-a-ma-jig, but I’m wondering if there is a way to do it without a positioner…

For the “solid” portion of the tree, I inked up the stamp with Gina K Designs Christmas Pine ink, sprayed the inked stamp with water, and then stamped it on a piece of heavy weight white card stock. I re-spritzed the stamp (without re-inking) and stamped again. As I mentioned above, I used my MISTI for my stamping, and I found that I had less splatter and running if I left the inked stamp on the table and brought the paper to the stamp instead bringing the stamp to the paper as one normally would.

Once that was dry, I heat embossed the top layer with GKD Fine Detail Gold embossing powder and Versamark ink.

The greeting is from the “Merry Tree” mini set (retired?) from Gina K Designs. LOVE that font!!

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Chanukah Circle Flip Card

Chanukah Circle Flip Card

I needed a bunch of these cards, and they came together pretty quickly once I had all the die cutting and embossing done. My MISTI made short work of the stamped panels on the inside. Good thing too because Chanukah starts on December 10th this year, and it kind of crept up on me!

The base for this flip card was made with the “Circle Flip Die” set from Creek Bank Creations. I added the Star of David from the “Menorah Medley Die Collection” from Papertrey Ink and used the Cuttlebug “Rebecca” embossing folder (discontinued?) to add some texture to the inside panel (that half shows even when the card is closed).

The greeting is from the Papertrey Ink “Menorah Medley Stamp Set” (no longer available?) stamped with Gina K Designs Blue Denim ink. The patterned paper is “Snowflakes” by Reminisce.

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Flourished Holly Christmas Card

Flourished Holly Christmas Card

This card features the “Flourished Holly” die (#1713) by Elizabeth Craft Designs, the “Cursive Merry Christmas Word Die” by Gina Marie Designs, and the “Stately” embossing folder by Craft Concepts.

I die cut the greeting and the holly from Gina K Designs Metallic Gold card stock and the holly again from scraps of red and green to inlay the sections of color. These were adhered to the embossed panel and then to a heavy weight card base.

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