Sunday, December 4, 2016

Bonus Christmas Card

This year I've gotten over my 'dislike' of sequins on cards.  Actually, I've used them quite a bit.  I thought this would be a cute idea.  The people that see it really love it! 

 I'll admit to using too many sequins as "snow" behind the window but as an excuse, it was my first time in the shaker card.  Next time... use less!

The thing that took the longest on this card was measuring the back of the window die cut to cut the window sheet to the correct size.  Otherwise, everything went together quite quickly!

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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Christmas Card Stamp-A-Stack Card 6 of 6

 I don't even know what to say about this card.  In person, this is seriously impressive!

 When making this card you'll want to use the precision plate with the dies to get beautifully clean cuts. It also takes away the struggle of hand cutting the last piece that didn't cut properly to release the pieces from the rest of the card stock.  The Noel comes from another set of dies.  It worked perfectly here! 
 

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Christmas Card Stamp-A-Stack Card 5 of 6

 This card also came from a swap in Kansas City at our Demonstrator event.  What a spectacular idea for a card!

I didn't have the oval dies, but I did have the Deco Labels and used them. 
This card breaks some rules Stampers generally live by...  stamp first, then cut.  Photopolymer has changed that for us.  With this die cut and stamps, I broke this rule and stamped after the die cuts were made.

Here you have the view of the front of the card.

Open the flap, and you have the sentiment piece.
 Place a darker piece of cardstock behind the white die cuts to help line up your stamps.  Add the holly leaves, and you're ready to go!

Open the card, and you have the perfect spot to write a message.
The Merry Christmas stamp is long retired, but I love it so much!  I have a few that are continual favorites.  This is one I'll always use.

The card doesn't take many supplies to reproduce!  Pre-cut your pieces, choose which dies you want to use for the front and under the flap, and you're ready to go!

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