Saturday, November 9, 2013

Christmas Countdown with Holiday Cards Continues...45 Days


Only 45 days left until Christmas. Today I'm working on Christmas gift card holders and browsing around on Pinterest. I love Pinterest! So many great ideas. 

Aubrey and Katie both have boards set up to pin their Christmas wish lists. I like to shop online so I think this will work out great! Theoretically, all I'll have to do is click on their pins and I'll be taken to the websites to purchase the items. I'll let you know how it works out.

For instructions on making a gift card holder see my Father's Day Gift Card Holder post. 


Materials:
  • Paper:  Holly Berry Bouquet (Stampin' Up! - retired)
  • Cardstock:  Wild Wasabi and Real Red (Stampin' Up!)
  • Tools:  Score Pal (Stampin' Up!), Big Shot (Stampin' Up! - Sizzix), Stocking Accents Die (Stampin' Up! - Sizzix)



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Friday, November 8, 2013

Christmas Wishes Card - 46 Days


The countdown to Christmas continues...only 46 days 10 hours til Christmas. And I just realized that Thanksgiving is really late this year so if you're waiting until Thanksgiving to start making your holiday plans you might find yourself in a bit of trouble. I know I'm already starting to feel behind the game.

Today's Christmas card is simple but elegant. I think we will be one of the cards we make at our annual Christmas Card Camp.

TIP:  After stamping the greeting I white cardstock and cutting it out with one of the Apothecary Accent dies I thought it looked a little blah.  So I inked the edges, punched two holes for ribbon and tied it to my card.

Materials:
  • Paper:
    • Designer Paper:  Season of Style Paper Stack (Stampin' Up!)
    • Cardstock:  Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler (Stampin' Up!)
  • Stamp Set:  Joy to the World (Stampin' Up!)
  • Ink:  Cherry Cobbler (Stampin' Up!)
  • Accessories:  
    • Ribbon - Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding (Stampin' Up!)
    • Envelope - Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
    • Big Shot and Apothecary Accents Framelits die (Stampin' Up!)



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Thursday, November 7, 2013

More Thanksgiving or Fall Wedding Place Cards

Thanksgiving Place Cards

I'm trying to get some work done today.  I'm feeling WAY behind. These place cards are from a custom order I mailed out yesterday.  The customer requested multicolored leaves instead of the gold or orange that I had listed in the shop. I liked the look so much that they are now a stock item.  

That's how I get so many of my ideas...inspired by you!

Materials:
  • Paper:  Soft Suede and Very Vanilla cardstock (Stampin' Up!), Orange, Green and Gold  Glitter cardstock (Core'dinations)
  • Punches:  Scallop Border Punch (Stampin' Up!)
  • Tools:  Big Shot (Stampin' Up! - Sizzix), Leaf Die (Cuttlebug), Score Pal (Stampin' Up!)


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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Christmas Countdown!


Halloween is over, Thanksgiving is just around the corner so you know what that means...that's right...time to start Christmas shopping and making your holiday plans. Only 51 days, 7 hours left.

This stamp is my latest Stampin' Up! purchase. I thought it was cute in the catalog. But in person, it's awesome! I can think of so many possibilities. So stay tuned, I'm sure you will see more of this guy on my blog!

Materials:

  • Paper:
    • Designer Paper:  Season of Style Paper Stack (Stampin' Up!)
    • Cardstock:  Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler (Stampin' Up!)
  • Stamp Set:  Santa's List (Stampin' Up!)
  • Ink:  Cherry Cobbler (Stampin' Up!)
  • Accessories:  
    • Button - Old Olive (Stampin' Up! - Clearance Rack)
    • Ribbon - Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding (Stampin' Up!)
    • White #3 Crochet Thread (Aunt Lydia's)
    • Envelope - Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)



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Friday, November 1, 2013

More Thanksgiving Place Cards


Here's another set of Thanksgiving place cards that are a little more elegant. The ivory paper with scallop border, soft suede background, and glitter leaf give them a formal look. 

These tent style place cards measure 3" x 2" (folded measurements). So you would need to cut your base cardstock piece 3" x 4" and score in the middle. Like the place cards in my previous post, the names are printed using my word processing program, and the leaves are cut out with my Big Shot. 

The matching tags can be used as napkin rings, tied around favor bags, wine bottles or wine glasses.

Materials:
  • Paper:  Soft Suede and Very Vanilla cardstock (Stampin' Up!), Orange Glitter cardstock (Core'dinations)
  • Punches:  Scallop Border Punch (Stampin' Up!), 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch (Stampin' Up!), 2 1/4" Circle Punch.
  • Tools:  Big Shot (Stampin' Up! - Sizzix), Leaf Die (Cuttlebug), Score Pal (Stampin' Up!)
  • Accessories:  1/4" Satin Ribbon (Michael's)



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Monday, October 28, 2013

What Kind of Thanksgiving Table Do You Set?


What kind of Thanksgiving table do you set? Formal with fine china, cloth napkins and place cards? Buffet style with paper plates? Or something in between?

I've always wanted to have a formal Thanksgiving table.  You know, like Martha Stewart meets Norman Rockwell. The problem is, we have a small house, a tiny dining room and lots of people. So out of necessity, we end up having a buffet style Thanksgiving on paper plates with everyone eating wherever the feel most comfortable. Usually, the men are in the family room watching football. Women in the dining room with wine and gossip, The kids at the coffee table in the living room watching a Christmas movie.

If I could set a formal Thanksgiving table, I would use these place cards. They have just the right balance. The kraft cardstock give them a casual tone, while the printed names gives them a touch of elegance.  

These were pretty easy to make. The most difficult part was setting up a template in my word processing program to get the names in the right spot.  Once I had that set, I printed the names on a sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" kraft cardstock, cut out the place cards, scored them and embellished them with an autumn colored cardstock leaf which I cut out using my Big Shot.

While I can't use these on my Thanksgiving table, you can! They are available in my Etsy Shop, AcarrdianCards or go ahead and make them for yourself.  If you do end up using them, send me a photo. I love to live vicariously!

Materials:
  • Paper:  
    • Base:  65lb Kraft cardstock (Michael's), 
    • Leaves:  Variety of Autumn colored cardstock (Stampin' Up!)
  • Tools:
    • Big Shot (Stampin' Up!)
    • Simply Scored - Scoring Board (Stampin' Up!)
    • Leaf Dies (Cuttlebug)

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Halloween Mini Cards


These cute mini cards are great to use as tags or thank you cards at your annual Halloween party. But I really think they are perfect for children to pass out to their friends and classmates...similar to valentines. What a fun tradition to start. 

These little cards measure 3" x 3" and are flat.  Your greeting can be put on the back.

Happy Halloween,
hope you have a spooky day!

your friend,
Jaime


How cute is that?  Halloween valentines.

Materials:
  • Cardstock:  12" x 12" Black (Recollections), Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
  • Paper:  Halloween Scrapbook Paper (Target)
  • Stamp Set:  Batty For You (Stampin' Up! - retired)
  • Ink:  Tangerine Tango (Stampin' Up!)
  • Punches:  Scallop Circle Punch (Fiskars), 1 1/4" Circle Punch (Stampin' Up!)


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