Time for Christmas card Stamp-A-Stack classes, and my first one used the Brightly Gleaming Suite. I like for the cards to be a matching set, so here are the 3 cards I designed for this class. Each person makes a dozen (4 of each design).
I’m in love with the new metallic ink and especially the copper. I stamped all the ornaments in copper ink and painted some accents using the copper ink refill too. The colors are Pretty Peacock, Mossy Meadow, and Night of Navy. The twine is Mossy Meadow from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack plus some regular Linen Thread on the Pretty Peacock design. Here are close-ups of each design.
I used a Stampin’ Blend to put dots of color on the Vanilla ornaments to add just a little color and interest.
I used everything in this suite except the Hammered Metal 3D embossing folder. After the class, I made 8 of each design plus my 2 card samples giving me 10 of each…love that!
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This card uses the Beauty Abounds stamp set on Gold Foil Cards with a Gorgeous Grape mat and gold embossing. I also watered down some Vegas Gold Shimmer Paint with alcohol and painted on some accents.
I found and copied this design for my demo meeting project and then also used it for a club project. I really love these Gold Foil-Edged Cards & Envelopes from the Holiday Catalog, and I’m so glad that they carried over into 2019. I also had designed a Christmas card using these back in October (see further down).
Here’s the Beauty Abounds card.
Here’s the Christmas cards I did back in October with these card packs. I did a silver version with Night of Navy ribbon and a gold version with Cherry Cobbler ribbon.
I colored the ribbon with Stampin’ Blends markers. Loved how these came out. It stiffens the ribbon a little, but it’s so pretty and easy.
My second Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack is in 2 weeks. I have 3 different designs ready for this one. This set is more down-home Christmas.
The first one uses the Mistletoe Season stamp set in the big catalog with the matching Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper. It’s Shaded Spruce and Old Olive with a Cherry Cobbler bow. I love how the Gold Foil paper for the little jingle bells turned out.
Mistletoe Season Stamp Set
Mistletoe Season Stamp Set Close-up
The second one uses the new Buffalo Check background stamp and the Winter Woods stamp set. This one is Real Red, Crumb Cake, and Early Espresso. I colored in the birch tree trunks with our Chalk Marker and used a little Burlap Ribbon under the main image.
Winter Woods Stamp Set
Winter Woods Stamp Set Close-up
The third one uses the Christmas Bulb Builder punch and Making Christmas Bright stamp set. I also “hung” the light bulbs from Braided Linen Trim and used the Corrugated Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for the background.
Christmas Bulb Builder punch
Christmas Bulb Builder punch close-up
I can’t wait to have everyone over again to make these cards. I just finished making the extras I cut for myself from the first class…24 cards total. I mail a Christmas card to every customer that buys from me, so I need a lot of cards. Thankfully, my Christmas card drawer is already getting full.
I love doing Stamp-A-Stack classes. And, Christmas cards are the perfect project for this type of class. For my first SAS class, I designed elegant cards using the Joyous Noel 6×6 Glimmer Paper in the Holiday Catalog. I just love the colors of this glimmer pack: Copper, Merry Merlot, and Tranquil Tide. One thing I also try to do is not use the Big Shot for these since we are making a dozen cards. That way, everyone can finish 12 cards in 3 hours, plus if they want to make tons more, the designs are easy to duplicate.
September 30th Christmas Card Stamp-A-Stack
Here’s a closer look at the cards:
Hardwood & Winter Woods stamp sets
Bright Copper Shimmer Paint to border the tag
Dashing Deer stamp set
Dazzling Diamonds on the antlers
Flourish Filigree stamp set and Vellum card stock
I made these at my retreat last weekend plus another set for a SAS in October. I’m in love with the Dashing Deer stamp set…I think I made about 4 Christmas card designs using that bundle so far.
Here’s an easy wow to spice up your cards. I’ve seen these before, but didn’t realize just how easy they are. The tunnel card technique instructions are below on the technique page I made for my stamp club members.
Here’s the front. The whole scene is dusted with Dazzling Diamonds glitter. It didn’t show in the photo, so use your imagination…lol. I used Winter Wonderland Specialty paper and the Wonderland stamp set.
And, here’s the technique page with a tiny sample tunnel card.
I just realized I haven’t posted my 3rd design from my Stamp-a-Stack. I’ve been busy making up all my extra Christmas cards from classes, and I almost sealed them all in the envelopes without snapping a photo!
I’ve been trying to line all my Christmas cards with Whisper White inside for the greeting. It’s just so much nicer to stamp on then competing with the card base color…plus the extra layer makes it feel great.
Colors: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Marina Mist, Momento Black