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Catching Up with Christmas

Merry Christmas!

Catching up seems to be all I do these days.  It's just that time of the year. I have a bunch of projects to share with you that I designed for Christmas, but now it's probably too late for you to be able to make them.  Bummer!  But that doesn't mean that you can't save the ideas for next year!  Or use the basic card design for other projects that you make during the year.

So for this post, I'm sharing the cards that I featured for my annual Christmas card classes.  If you need specifics about how these cards are made, please contact me and I'll send you the step-by-step instructions. 

I'll start with my favorite:  Snowflakes in Blue.

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Snowflake_In_Blue_Inside
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Snowflake_In_Blue_Envelope
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Stamps:  Delighful Dozen; Inks:  Baja Breeze, Island Indigo; Cardstock:  Baja Breeze, Glossy, Island Indigo, Whisper White, Shimmery White, Champagne Glimmer Paper, Silver Glimmer Paper; Designer Series Paper:  Snow Festival; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Paper Cutter, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, Sponge or Sponge Daubers, 1/2" circle punch, BoHo Blossoms punch, Scallop Trim Border punch, Big Shot w/Standard Cutting Plates, Snow Flurry Bigz die; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope

This card evokes a vintage feel:  Vintage Ornament Tag.

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Ornament_Tag_Inside
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Ornament_Tag_Envelope
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Stamps:  Bells & Boughs, Lovely as a Tree, More Merry Messages, Ornament Keepsakes; Inks:  Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Garden Green, Gumball Green; Stampin' Write Marker:  Crumb Cake; Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso Core'Dinations, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper:  Be of Good Cheer; Embellishments:  Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Seam Binding ribbon; Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine; Adhesive:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Paper Cutter, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, Sponge, Color Spritzer Tool, Sanding Block, 1/2" circle punch, 1/4" circle punch (retired), Big Shot w/Standard Cutting Plates, Multi-Purpose Platform, Large Scallop Edgelits, Holiday Ornament Framelits, Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions embossing folder; Other:  Medium Very Vanilla Envelope

The third card was super simple and used a variety of the Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Papers for the upper area of the card front so that each one looked different:  Greetings of the Season.

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Greetings_of_the_Season_Inside
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Greetings_of_the_Season_Envelope
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Stamps:  Bells & Boughs, Greetings of the Season, Petite Pairs; Inks:  Early Espresso, Riding Hood Red; Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Cherry Cobbler Core'Dinations, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper:  Be of Good Cheer; Embellishments:  Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin ribbon; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Paper Cutter, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, Sanding Block, Big Shot w/Standard Cutting Plates, Multi-Purpose Platform, Large Scallop Edgelits, Finishing Touches Edgelits, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Delicate Designs Textured Impressions embossing folder; Other:  Medium Very Vanilla Envelope

I always include one card in non-traditional colors.  This one features Primrose Petals:  Framed Ornament.

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Framed_Ornament_Inside
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Framed_Ornament_Envelope
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Stamps:  Greetings of the Season, More Merry Messages, Ornament Keepsakes; Inks:  Primrose Petals; Cardstock:  Pink Pirouette, Primrose Petals, Whisper White, Shimmery White; Designer Series Paper:  2012-2014 In Color Pack; Embellishments:  Primrose Petals 3/8" Stitched Satin ribbon; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Paper Cutter, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, 3/4" circle punch, Big Shot w/Standard Cutting Plates, Multi-Purpose Platform, Adorning Accents Edgelits, Holiday Ornaments Framelits, Holiday Frame Textured Impressions embossing folder; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope

The fifth, and final card, seemed the most fun and festive:  Season's Greetings.

Seasons_Greetings
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Seasons_Greetings_Inside
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Seasons_Greetings_Envelope
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Stamps:  Merry Mini's, More Merry Messages; Inks:  Cherry Cobbler, Illuminate Glimmer Watermark; Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Snow Festival; Embellishments:  Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin ribbon; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Paper Cutter, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, Festive Paper Piercing Pack, Paper Piercing Tool, Stampin' Pierce Mat, Extra Large Oval punch, Scallop Edge Border punch, Big Shot w/Standard Cutting Plates, Multi-Purpose Platform, Window Frames Collection Framelits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope

There are lots of great Christmas wishes contained in these cards.  I wish them all to you with the prayer that you will have a wonderful holiday with those you treasure most.

Robertssiggy

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Linda Tarolli

Great card ideas. I love the use of the designer paper on the insides of all of your cards and will have to remember to do that because it adds so much. TFS

Yapha

Fabulous projects, Mickey! I love that first one, Snowflakes in Blue, the best. And how you finish the insides of the card as well. Maybe that should be one of my new year's resolutions!

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