One of just a few clean & simple Christmas cards for some very lucky people. I designed this card more than a month ago and I only made 20 of them. All my Christmas will be quick and easy for you to recreate.
As a matter of fact, they were all cut and stamped while I was deployed. They were all ready to go and I carried them in my backpack because I thought I would stamp on my way home… on the plane.
Then a week before my homecoming, I hurt my lower back and was hardly able to move, much less enjoy some stamping while flying the friendly skies.
After reintegrating with family, friends, work, and starting my recovery with physical therapy… I put all 20 cards together. They are now ready to be written in and put in the mail.
There is so much going on in preparation for the new year… take a look at what already here now and get ready ahead of time…. click here now!
My questions to you today is… have you finished making your Christmas cards? I can't wait to read your comments.
I've been caught in a whirl wind of travel and visiting family & friends after returning from my deployment. It took me a week just to reorganize my craft room. I only had time to post one card over a week ago and I'm back for now.
At the beginning of the year I will begin a monthly shoebox card exchange using Stampin' Up! products for my local guys/gals. Once that kicks off, I will offer free card classes for hostesses who want to earn free products.
For those of you who submitted a request for a free card kit… they will be the mail by this weekend. I do apologize for the delay, but I underestimated how busy I would be. Thank you so much for your patience.
Now let me tell you about this birthday card that I made for a sweet friend of many years. This is one of those cards where the card itself has become a gift. A quite quick & easy card to make with a clean & simple twist!
The crown is the reason why you need to look at the specials offered in the Clearance Rack, the Weekly Deals, or the Holiday Sale products. I got the set of crowns from the Clearance Rack and they are no longer available.
What do you give that person that has everything? A card kit that what! Look at them here.
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I love my little masculine birthday card and the Cherry Cobbler added a perfect accent to the Very Vanilla with the Birthday Basics designer series paper and the Label Love clear mount stamp set (on Sale Right Now!)
You have got to admit that the Artisan Label punch (on Sale Right Now!) has a very masculine look to it too! C'mon admit it… it's a must have! LOL. Although, using basic gray ink simply seems to add a more bold flavor to the stamp, don't you think?
Yes, this card was pre-made before sending my supplies home about a month ago and now that I'm home reconnecting with family is the very best thing in the world. So much so that it's just a little bit overwhelming.
Yet the emotions are sweet with a morsel sense of peace and quiet. Not sure if it makes sense to you and it's a tiny bit difficult to explain, but trying to re-adjust to a 13-hour time difference is not easy.
In the meantime, there is a box of Stampin' Up! goodies waiting for me in my craft room… my mind often wonders and I find myself daydreaming of the cute gifts I'm making my co-workers for Christmas… LOL.
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However, I'm beyond stoked with all the special sales going on with Stampin' Up! Check them out right now because it's the time to get them in time for either making Christmas Tags or card kits as gifts… yayyyyy!
You know what? Last week marked my two year anniversary with Stampin' Up! and I'm happier now than I was two years ago. Not that I was unhappy then, but my life just seems more colorful.
I receive inspiration from the people around me… especially my Circle of Pals and my Pretty Pals. It is so easy to make a card from a sketch challenge like Pals Paper Arts, Freshly Made Sketches, or Mojo Monday. You can check out every sketch challenge I've ever entered here.
I love sharing my craft with you and especially with those who have never made a card in their life.
As a favor, I'm asking you to forward this post (by clicking on gray envelope in the middle below this post) to your family & friends who you think would love to put a quick and easy card together, so they can then send it to someone that could use some sunshine. It's okay to submit a request yourself if you've never made one.
During my deployment I received dozens of cards and they made me feel loved. It humbled me deeply to know you were thinking of me. They brightened my day when I was feeling sad being so far from home. As my journey comes to an end in a few days I'm hoping to pay it forward and allow someone to experience the same feeling I had.
If you have received this post by someone you know click here to submit your information and I will send you a FREE do-it-yourself (DIY) card kit, so you too can brighten someone's day. *U.S.. addresses only.
Inks/Color: Elegant Eggplant
As I reflect back on the last six months of my deployment I think about how it flew by so fast. The saying, "time flies when you're having fun" holds true to me.
It's been real, it's been fun, but it hasn't always been real fun. I'm just happy that Stampin' Up! is a portable business and hobby!
This card is for you, my stamping friend, my visitors, my subscribers, my family, and my friends. My deepest sincerity for thinking of me and sending me your thoughts, prayers, and care packages.
There could be no better stamp set to use use when giving thanks. To me, it gives off an old-fashioned feeling when inked on paper. It's perfect for giving thanks.
I used the Small Heart punch to give the word heart a real red emphasis. I love rhinestones and take any opportunity to put them anywhere on a card to add the extra sparkle. Leave me a comment and tell me if you have a favorite embellishment.
The only thing I could ever ask for from you is to share me with someone who is new to crafting. Whether it's making handmade cards, digital cards, hybrid cards, scrapbooking, or just anything crafty. All you have to do is slick on the gray envelope below and "share the love." I sincerely thank you from the bottom of my heart. =)