Friday, September 3, 2010

Merry Christmas! What? You're not ready?!?

Good morning! Yes, I said Christmas and it's only September! Well, we can never be ready too soon, can we? This is a first for me too. I decided to offer a series of three Christmas card classes. At each class we will make 5 cards of 3 different designs, so each person leaves with 15 cards. If you attend all 3 sessions, you'll have 45 cards, 9 different designs. And ready before St. Nick is ready to deliver presents!!
So, here was card number 1:

Using our wonderful ornament punch and matching stamp set, old olive card stock run through the big shot in the finial press folder, a little Jolly Holiday DSP, stamp ink is cherry cobbler & old olive...Presto! Card #1 :)

For our next card:

This was CASE'd from our current 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog, with a few changes. Card stock is Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White & Old Olive. Stamp set is Punch Pals, punch used was the Scallop Circle, ink was Old Olive and StazOn black. We used water color pencils and blender pens to color our little friends on top.

And last, but certainly not least:

Our friendly S'more Man! This was a CASE from my upline Wendy Groves..we had made a scrapbook page with this guy. I did however forget his arms...which are made from the snow flake punch. Card stock: Very Vanilla (run through big shot in the Perfect Polka Dots folder) Snowflake stamp from Punch pals, Early Espresso & Crumb Cake card stock punched out with the Word Window punch, markers to make buttons & eyes. I used Pacific Point for the buttons with the white gel pen to make the button holes, tangarine tango for his nose and basic black for his face. Use the square punch for his body and then round the corners. I "toasted" him by sponging Crumb Cake around his edges. If you prefer him to be burnt (as I love do with my marshmallows over the bonfire...LOL), you can use Early Espresso. :)
Stay tuned for scenes from our next Christmas Card class on September 18! :)