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A Window on Winter Post

Welcome Back!  I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day with your family and friends. 

This year's family Thanksgiving feast was held at my sister's home.  We all brought appetizers, side dishes and desserts to complement the terrific turkey and ham that she made.  I am the oldest of six children and my parents were pleased to see five of us with our spouses and many of our children and grandchildren at the dinner table.  We sorely missed those who were not able to join us this year. 

Today's post is the second card I designed for my annual Christmas Card class.  This card continues the old fashioned Christmas card look using the Winter Post stamp set and the Merry Moments Designer Series Paper. 


The ice skaters are visible through a window created using the Big Shot and the Movers & Shapers Curly Label die.  This die cuts out the Real Red card, scores the fold, and punches out the window.  How cool is that!  In addition, the punch window can be located anywhere on the card front by positioning the magnetic window punch to your preference on the Movers & Shapers die. 

Merry Moments Designer Series Paper is used to further accent the card front.  An Old Olive cardstock strip is stamped in Chocolate Chip Classic with the snowflake from the Winter Post stamp set.  A Styled Vanilla round ribbon slide is threaded onto a piece of Chocolate Chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon to add interest and dimension.  "Merry Christmas," from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, is stamped with Garden Green Classic on Very Vanilla, punched out with the Word Window punch, and placed on a piece of Chocolate Chip Textured cardstock punched with the Modern Label punch.  Note that all of the edges of the cardstock and Designer Series Paper pieces are sponged with Chocolate Chip Classic ink. 

To make sure that the skaters are positioned properly in the punch window, adhere the Very Vanilla cardstock to the card interior.  Close the card, and make small pencil dots where the Curly Label punch window bumps out into the punch window.  Open the card and stamp the skaters with Chocolate Chip Classic, positioning the upper part of the stamp in between the pencil dots.  Don't forget to erase the pencil dots!

The Very Vanilla envelope is stamped with "Merry Christmas" in Garden Green Classic and the ice skaters in Chocolate Chip Classic.


One thing that I am always concerned about with the Christmas cards I design is postage.  The Post Office has some pretty strict rules concerning the bulkiness of the envelope that passes through the postage machine.  This card might present a problem because of the Styled Vanilla ribbon slide.  Be sure to check with a postal clerk prior to mailing to ensure that those that receive the card in the mail don't have to pay the extra postage!


Stamps:  Winter Post, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Inks:  Chocolate Chip Classic, Garden Green Classic; Cardstock:  Chocolate Chip Textured, Old Olive, Real Red, Very Vanilla; Embellishments:  Chocolate Chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardward (round ribbon slide); Adhesives:  SNAIL, Mini Glue Dots, Sticky Strip; Tools:  Paper Snips, Paper Cutter/Scorer, Big Shot w/XL Cutting Plates, Movers & Shapers Curly Label die, Sponge, Modern Label punch, Word Window punch, pencil; Other:  Medium Very Vanilla envelope


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Cindy E.

Beautiful card, Mickey! I have that stamp set, and haven't even used it yet - I need to get busy!!!

Adriana B

Very pretty card. TFS!

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