Planning for Christmas!

Because I sell cards and teach cardmaking, I need to stay ahead of the seasons!  I am teaching a Christmas card class this week, and have designed three cards. First is a fun fold, with 4.25 by 8.5 inch cardstock, folded at 2.75 and 7 inches.

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The gorgeous paper is Brightly Gleaming designer paper, and the stamp set is Christmas Gleaming, with coordinating punches.  Punches are great if you don’t have a diecutting/embossing machine!  After the fold, I just made panels to fit, stamped and punched the ornaments (and their “shadows”), gluing them to the left panel, with one overlapping the gap, and I stamped a sentiment from the Still Scenes stamp set, matted it and glued that to the right panel.

Next I made a simpler card, using two of the designs from Toile Tidings designer paper, Real Red cardstock for the mat, and Real Red Ruched Ribbon. I stamped the sentiment using stamps from the Merry Christmas to all set, and cut it and the mat with the Stitched Shapes ovals.

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Lastly, I used the Snow Globe Shaker Domes, Snow Globe Scenes dies, and Still Scenes stamp set.  I love this suite, and can imagine lots of non- Christmas snow globes!  The stamps and dies give you lots of options for scenes, and I chose to combine the homestead stamp with the church diecut.  Our Snowfall Accents Puff Paint adds to the dimension. The paper is another design from the Brightly Gleaming set.

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I hope you enjoyed looking at my cards.  All supplies mentioned are from Stampin’ Up!, and can be purchased by going to my store- just click the Visit My Site button on this page.  Thanks for stopping by; follow my blog for more stamping fun, or see my cards on Instagram @readyinkgo.

Happy stamping,

Michelle

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