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! :)


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Susan Carlson said...


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Diana said...

Love your Smores. Following through SC. Welcome, Good luck, TFS and God Bless.


Patty said...

Cute Smore card!!

I'm your newest follower through the thread on Stampin' Connection. I invite you to stop by and follow me as well at

Have a super day!

Debbie said...

What sweet cards and so is your blog.
I'm following you from Stampin'Connection. I hope you have time to follow my blog too. I'm #188 on the list as

have a great evening,


Penny Hanuszak said...

Hi Rhonda. I'm now following you since seeing your comment on Stampin' Connection. If you want to follow me too, I'm #312 on the SC list. Pop over and visit sometime:

Chanda Stehlik said...

These are really cute! Love the S'mores man! I'm a follower from Stampin' Connection! Stop on by sometime!

Chanda Stehlik

Eileen Lang said...

Fun Christmas cards!
Following you from SC.

Dragonflyink said...

great idea for the snowman. Following you from SC

helloholley said...

Love these cards!!!! I'm now following from SC!!

Dawn said...

I LOVE the s'more man!
Now following you from SC. You can find me at

Patti said...

Cute cards, but my favorite is the s'more snowman. I'm a new follower from Stampin' Connection.

Kath said...

My Granddaughter wants me to make this card. . . too cute!

Nanci said...

Very cute cards!
Following you from SC. Hope you'll join me too!

Amy Taylor said...

I love the smore's card! I'm also following your blog now from Stampin' Connection.

Amy Taylor

Candi Hume said...

Cute Cards!! I am following you from Stamin Connection. Keep up theawesome work I look forward to followin you


Cindy said...

Such an adorable S'more! I must try this! Following you via Stampin Connection

A Work of Heart said...

Following you now from SC, #117.

Karla c(:

Ann Marie said...

This is so cute!! Following along from SC!

mamia (me and mine in Alabama) said...

Your little smore man is the cutest! Following from SC #284.

teresea said...

Cute Christmas cards. New follower from SC. #276 - Teresea