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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas Cards from the Past

"Peace on Earth, Peace on Earth, Peace on Earth...Goodwill to men." Christmas Christmas everywhere! I absolutely LOVE this time of year. I feel like it's one of my most "crafty" seasons! These 4 cards were actually created last Christmas. These cards were actually designed by Stampin' Up consultant Kim Parker. She had an October Stamp Camp last year to create Christmas cards. These were so fun to create. My mom even went with me! :) By far this peace on earth card was my favorite to create. The card is made from the Stampin' Up cardstock. We then used the Christmas polka dotted paper to create the background layer. We then glued a red ribbon strip in the middle of the polka dotted paper. We then gluded the darker green cardstock square in the center of the card. After that we stamped the sediment "peace on earth, goodwill toward all men" onto the light green cardstock rectangle using Stampin' Up stamp set and green ink. To create the animals we stamped our stamp into embossing glue then onto the ivory cardstock. We then put black embossing powder onto the image and dusted the excess off. Then we took our heat embossing gun and hated the powder, creating the raised glossy finish on the image. We then cut around the stamped animals and used pop-its to make the stamped image look 3D on top of the light green cardstock. Love it!
"Deck the halls with boughs of holly, fa-la-la-la la-la-la-la." This card was fun to create too! The card is made out of Stampin' Up dark green cardstock. We then took ivory colored cardstock and cut it slightly smaller than the card, to have a border. The background stamp (words) was a rolling stamp. Very neat! We rolled the stamp in Stampin' Up dark green ink, then rolled it over our ivory cardstock. Very very neat. I loved the rolling stamp so much I purchased one on Ebay! We then stamped the stocking stamp into red ink and onto ivory cardstock and cut around it. Kim then had us punch a little hole in the stocking to tie twine in it. Before attaching our stocking to the card, we tied green ribbon into a bow in the center of the card. Then we tied our twine (with the stocking) in the middle of the ribbon. SO cute!
"Happy Holidays...Happy Holidays..While the merry bells are ringing..Happy Holidays to you!" This card was great too! This one was a little challenging though. This card had lots of steps. First we took green cardstock and made the background for our card. Then we folded up the bottom right corner into a triangle. We then used the eyelet setter to set our eyelet to hold the folded corner back. We then stamped the "verry merry" stamp into dark green and stamped it on the corner of the card. Then we cut a rectangle out of red cardstock and white cardstock. On the white cardstock we created "fake" stitching. We used this tool that poked holes around the edges. Then we took a green fine tip pen and traced around the holes creating the stitched look. We then took the happy holiday stamp and stamped it onto black ink and onto the white cardstock we fake stitched. We then took a red felt tip pen and colored in Happy. After coloring, we stamped the happy holidays stamp again and colored in only the tree. we then put tacky tape on top of the tree and cut around the triangle tree. We then peeled the top of the tacky tape and put clear micro-beads on top. We then used a pop-it to stick the embellished triangle on top of the plain triangle. We then colored in the star on top of the tree with a yellow fine tip pen. This was a difficult card to make but was so fun!
"We wish you a Merry Christmas, We wish you a Merry Christmas, We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year." This card was cute but also a little complicating to make. We first made our card out of white cardstock. Then cut a pinkish-red cardstock into a rectangle slightly smaller than the card. Towards the bottom in the center we stamped Merry Christmas in red ink. We then took lime green carstock and cut a rectangle out for the border behind the picture. After that we cut white cardstock slightly smaller than the green rectangle. We then stamped the setiment in red in and onto the left side of the small white rectangle. We then stamped the tree in green ink and wiped it off of the star and colored the star with yellow ink and stamped it beside the setiment. After that we tied a bow around the white cardstock rectangle using green ribbon. Then we glued the white rectangle on top of the green rectangle and attached it in the middle of the card near the top. This was probably the most complicated card to make that night but it turned out so pretty! :)

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