October Countdown To Christmas—Card #1

October Countdown To Christmas—Register By Sept. 18!

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There are only a few days left to register for Part 2 of my 4-Part Holiday Card Class Series designed to give you a fun & easy way get your holiday cards done! 

The October Countdown To Christmas class is Saturday, October 5, 2013, at 2pm! We'll be creating 12 cards (6 each of two cool designs), and you'll take home the Festive Flurry stamp set!  

Can't make it in person?  Order a Class-To-Go Kit!  September Class-To-Go Kits are still available, too!

Contact Me To Register!  Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 18, 2013

See Countdown To Christmas Info For Complete Details! 


Hi Stamping Friends!

How about a little preview of my October Countdown To Christmas Class today!  I couldn't wait to show you at least one of the cards we'll be making!  If you like what you see, be sure to register for my class before Wednesday! 

Festive flurry stamps 131781L 
Festive flurry framelits 132193L

If you don't have them already, you are gonna LOVE the Festive Flurry stamp set with it's beautiful snowflakes of all sizes!  They are so much fun to layer!  And, if you have the Big Shot, upgrading to the Festive Flurry Bundle is a must…plus, it saves you 15%! 

Festive flurry - two cool

Tips For Mass-Producing Holiday Cards

Keep It Simple—My first card design shows just how beautiful a single layer of the snowflakes can be!  It's a lovely, simple design that easy to reproduce when making lots of cards! 

Paper Stacks Are Perfect For Cards—My card also features the beautiful papers from the Winter Frost Designer Series Paper Stack.  If you're making lots of cards, the 4-1/2 x 6-1/2" DSP Stacks are absolutely perfect! 

You get 24 sheets of two different double-sided designs—48 sheets in all—so you don't have to worry about having enough of one paper style.  My cards show both sides of one of the double-sided sheets; just flip over the paper to completely change the look! 

Double The Die-Cutting—Look for ways that you can do two things at once.  You can cut two layers of card stock with the framelits when you're cutting shapes.  In the case of this card, where you need to have the images stamped first to line them up, you could run both the snowflake and the sentiment through at the same time.  Two cool!

Festive flurry - cabanna ink

Card Background—I embossed a 1-3/4" x 5-1/4" piece of Coastal Cabana to with the Argyle Texture Impressions Folder, then adhered that next to a 2-1/4" x 5-1/4" piece of the Winter Frost paper onto an Island Indigo card base.

Festive flurry - cabanna ink 2

Snowflake—I stamped the 2nd larges Festive Flurry snowflake in Island Indigo, then die-cut with the framelits and adhered to the card front with Dimensionals. I tied a little bow with the 1/8" Silver Ribbon and adhered that with a Mini Glue Dot to the center.

Festive flurry - cabanna ink 3

Sentiment with Silver Accent—I stamped the Christmas Messages greeting in Island Indigo, then die-cut with the smallest Deco Labels Framelits die.  Although it looks white/gray in the photographs, the banner behind the sentiment is actually a strip of Silver Foil to pick up the silver from the ribbon!  

Festive flurry - cabanna silver

I flipped the paper and added some beautiful silver embossing to the second version of this card. 

Festive flurry - cabanna silver 2

I love the silver-on-silver snowflake!  EEEeeeee!

Festive flurry - cabanna silver 3

And, the silver embossing looks awesome with the Silver Foil underneath. 

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Find all the supplies to create these projects & more at my Online Store!

Want to join us for the October Countdown To Christmas

Contact me to register by Wednesday, September 18.



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