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Quick Christmas Cards

Hi there

One week until Christmas and you need a few more Christmas cards? Yes, that is me too, lol. I have a versatile layout for you that lets beautiful designer series paper do all the heavy lifting.

I have used the bold Christmas sentiment from the 'Sassy Salutations' stamp set at the top of each card in a colour that coordinates with the DSP. This first card uses the snowy scene design from the 'Home for Christmas'  DSP which was perfect for a couple of friends going overseas for a white Christmas. The base card is Pool Party with Real Red accents - one of my favourite contemporary Christmas colour combos.


The second option uses the bold ornament design also from 'Home for Christmas' DSP pack. I love the pop that Pacific Point gives this card. I've added some sparkle with the  red glimmer band. I have embossed the Pacific Point banner with the Softly Falling TIEF for some extra texture and interest.


The next option uses my favourite design from the 'Season of Cheer' DSP. The base card is in Cherry Cobbler with a Mossy Meadow greeting. I have used the 'Brushstrokes' background stamp to create the striped banner and it works really well with the watercolour style of the designer paper.


I have keep the inside decoration very simple, using another coordinating piece of DSP at the base with a glimmer accent. 


Although the layout is the same, the DSP gives each card a different feel and I love that I'm using up the paper instead of saving it for a day that will probably never come! You can get 9 cards from a sheet of 12 x 12 DSP using this layout, so that is good value too.

Project Details
Stamps Sassy Salutations, Brushstrokes
Card stock & Papers     Pool Party, Real Red, Whisper White, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper, Home for Christmas DSP, Brights Pattern Stack, Very Vanilla, Red Glimmer paper, Pacific Point, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Sky,
 Ink Real Red, Mossy Meadow, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories Snowflake Elements, Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Iced Rhinestones
Tools     Softly Falling TIEF, Banners Framelits, Big Shot, Glue Dots 

Thanks for looking!

CASE-ing the CTC Crew

Hi there

It is the last of the CASE-ing the Catty for this year, but we will be back next year with inspiration from the wonderful new Occasions catalogue. You may have come from Helen's Blog, but if you are visiting me you can join the trail by using the button at the bottom of this post.

For something a little different, we are finishing up by CASE-ing a CASE from one of the CTC crew! I'm casing this card from the lovely Rachel Palmieri. I love the softly coloured nutcracker image and the Pool Party and Real Red colour combo Rachel has used. 


I didn't end up purchasing the 'Sparkly Seasons' stamp  set although it got on the list a couple of times. I do like snow globes and it is quite a versatile set with the ballerina in addition to winter, Christmas and Halloween images. I might relent now it is in the amazing End of Year sale.  So, to my card.  I have improvised by creating my snow globe with the Sleigh Ride Edgelits and Circles Collection framelits; creating a night scene with the sparkly black glimmer paper in the background, Lost Lagoon in the middle and gorgeous Dazzling Diamonds in the foreground. I've finished it off with a wooden Snowflake element a little bow of silver cording trim.

Stampin' Up! Snow Globe with Sleigh Ride Edgelits, Christmas Greetings Thinlits - Judy May, Just Judy Designs


Project Details
Stamps Holly Jolly Greetings
Card stock & Papers     Lost Lagoon, Whisper White Thick, Black Glimmer, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer, Silver Foil
 Ink Lost Lagoon
Accessories Snowflake Elements, Silver Cording trim, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools     Sleigh Ride Edgelits, Circle Collection Framelits, Christmas Greetings Thinlits, Stylish Stripes TIEF, Big Shot, Precision Plate, Dimensionals

Next up is the lovely Rachel, so I hope you continue on and visit all the CTC crew taking part today.



As always, you can head over to the CASE-ing the Catty Blog and see the full list of today's participants.


Thanks for looking!

Christmas Gift Wallets

Hi there

Well, it has been a crazy busy few weeks.  One thing that occupied most of a week was making 31 of these combine card and gift wallets for a corporate commission.  Some lucky people are going to be getting a Christmas bonus this year!

I have used the 'Merry Moments' designer series paper, which makes for a great unisex result in traditional Christmas colours. 


These gift wallets are sized to hold currency, but they would serve just as well for a gift card. Here is a closer look at the polka dot and plaid combination. For the belly band, I have used the lovely greeting from the 'Lots of Joy' stamp set and die cut it with the scallop die from the retired Apothecary Accents framelits (these are currently in the Clearance Rack at a great price!). I popped it up on a Mossy Meadow oval and then a Real Oval. I finished it with some gold flat back pearls.

Combined Christmas Card/Currency wallet using Stampin' Up! Merry Moments DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

There are 2 panels on the inside. I created the frame and greeting on my computer and then printed and cut them to size. The holly from the 'Embellished Ornaments' stamp set was stamped on both panels as a finishing touch. The panel at the top is for a personal message. The wallets measure 18.5cm ( 7 1/4") x 9cm (3 1/2") and fit into a standard DL sized envelope.



Here you can see how it looks with the currency inserted into the slot in the middle.



You can find the combined tutorial for this currency wallet and my previous gift card holder on my tutorials page here.

Project Details
Stamps Lots of Joy, Embellished Ornaments
Card stock & Papers     Real Red, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, Cherry Cobbler, Merry Moments DSP
 Ink Real Red, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow
Accessories Gold flat back pearls (not SU)
Tools     Ovals Framelits, Apothecary Accents Framelits (retired), Big Shot, Simply Scored Board, Corner Rounder punch, Word Window punch, Dimensionals, Tear & Tape, computer & printer

Thanks for looking!