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
Two of the designs from my stamp-a-stack in October. I’ll post the 3rd one next. These are both inspired by other cards I’ve seen. The snowflake card was inspired by the one featured in our holiday catalog. I am in love with this Lost Lagoon color!
The Ornamental Pine card is a great one to mail since other than 4 dimensionals, it’s flat. Don’t want to anger the postal machines 🙂
Endless Wishes Card: Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White
Ornamental Pine Card: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Gold
Here are the stamps and accessories:
I love the nutcracker and Santa in the Santa Stache set. So, they are the focus of my December 7th Christmas tags class. I did this class last year and the girls loved it, so I thought I’d do it again. Here’s the project…it’s 4 of each tag plus a decorated tin to hold them all. And, we get to play with the Blendabilities!
You can’t see it, but the large To & From stamp is also on the back of all these tags. The girls laughed at me while I was stamping the To & From because every time I stamped it, I said how much I loved that stamp. We’ve never had a large To & From like this, and I know I’m never putting that one on my sale table…I’m in love with it! Maybe I should buy two just in case I lose it…lol
I still have a few spots left for this class if you live nearby.
We made these cool gift card holders at our recent crafting retreat. My friend, Dee, saw a store bought version and figured out the dimensions to make it with the envelope punch board. I used this for my monthly technique in September. Everyone loved it! You can also decorate these for birthdays or any occasion.
Here are the instructions that I gave my club members to put in their technique book:
The Card Stock measurements and score instructions are for the card itself (the Garden Green pieces). The Cover CS Mats refers to the Cherry Cobbler card stock, and the Cover Designer Paper refers to the Early Espresso Christmas tree patterned paper.
Here is a close up photo to illustrate the “attach above the spine” instruction. The spine should be free to open and close.
And here are the tools I used:
Have fun making these!