Wednesday, August 31, 2016

FATHER CHRISTMAS - A Vintage Christmas Card & Other News

Tomorrow is the BIG day. Starting tomorrow, September 1, you can start ordering from the Holiday Catalog. Nestled among the cutest stamp sets ever, is this vintage set called "Father Christmas". I love vintage and this is my first attempt at a vintage card. When I finished the card, I thought maybe it was too vintage-looking, but you certainly get the idea.

I used the  Holly Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on Very Vanilla cardstock. I sponged the embossing with Crumb Cake ink and colored the Santa with Real Red and Garden Green Stampin' Write Markers. The Santa and backing were die cut with the Layering Ovals Framelits. The ribbon is the 3/8" Real Red Stitched Satin Ribbon.

The inside square is 3 3/4" x 5", and the Real Red cardstock backing is 3 7/8" x 5 1/8". I tied it with ribbon and mounted it on the embossed card base.

The next card is quick and easy. I used the "This Christmas" Specialty Designer Series Paper in the Annual Catalog. This 12" x 12" printed paper is so pretty and, unlike other Designer Series Papers, you get 4 sheets each of 6 designs. Perfect for making Christmas cards. I used Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green cardstock. While I fussy-cut the pine cone bouquet from one of the papers, the "Peace This Christmas" stamp set would be perfect for this card. The sentiment is from the "Reason for the Season" stamp set.

I added pearls to the centers of the pinecone cluster and flower.

I hope you enjoyed today's post. I would love to hear from you. Stay tuned for my first video tutorial ever - coming soon!

Now for the news:

For the next 3 weeks, Stampin' Up! is having a weekly sale. This is the first sale (September 1 - 7) and these products are 25% off this week only!

More good news
The Thoughtful Branches stamp set is still available to order while supplies last. We learned this set will not be offered in future catalogs, so now is the time to buy. When it's gone, it's gone forever. 

Here's the Host Code for September:  XXKDMY2A 
Use the host code when ordering and get extra Customer Rewards! If you're unsure about how to order online, see the tab above "How To Order" and also take a look at my "Customer Rewards" tab as well.

Happy Stamping,


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