Everyone loves to get a jump on making their Christmas Cards and because of this I decided to hold a "Christmas in July" stamp-a-stack workshop to help get things rolling. I actually offered this class on July 10th at my home and again on July 13th in Vernon, BC. What fun we had. Each participant made 4 of 4 different card designs in a 31/2 hour class. Whew!!! That was a lot to accomplish. Want to see what we made:
Each of the cards has it's own unique feel and utilizes a number of punches and stamp sets from the new 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalogue. Here are the individual cards and a brief description.
|Here are the 4 Christmas Card Designs.|
|The Vernon class used River Rock cardstock in place of the Sahara Sand and the edges were sponged in Cherry Cobbler. The combo really worked.|
The second card design was inspired by a design on page 21 of the IB&C which features the Snow Much Fun Stamp Set from page 35 of the catalogue. I love this new set and so did everyone in the class. I've also provided the details for this card in my earlier post entitled Inspiration in Action Case Contest.
Here's a closeup view of the Snowmall layering and the inside of the card. The layering makes the snowman look so fat and jolly and brings some life to the card too!
The third card featuring two adorable penquins in the snow is based on punch art using the Owl Builder Punch (118074) page 213 IB&C. What fun this was. To position all the little parts of this punch art like the eye balls and nose, we used a tip I found on one of the blogs (sorry if it's your blog please let me know so I can give you credit here) whereby you use a toothpick dipped in melted bees wax to pick up all the little pieces. This worked like a charm and made it both easy to glue and position these small little pieces. The card is layered on Whisper White cardstock. A piece of Baja Breeze is embossed with the Northern Flurries Embossing Folder and the sentiment is from the "Sincere Salutations" stamp set.
And finally, the fourth card which also uses one of my all time favourite seasonal stamps "Holiday Lineup" is designed to look like these happy little snowmen are all huddled outside a window on a cold frosty day. Lots of colouring with markers here but the design is super simple to recreate and is all about stamp placement.
I still have some class sets left so if you are interested in making the stamp a stack or a class just featuring one of each of the 4 designs then give me a call, I'd be happy to arrange a date and time.