Monday, December 03, 2018

4 Christmas Card ideas - #GDP167



This past weekend I had my annual Christmas Cards and Cocktails event. I look forward to this every year! I design and prep three different cards and my customers come and create as many as they like. We sip on festive cocktails and enjoy the night together. It always amazes me how many cards we can create in just one night!

card no.01 - snowflake wishes



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card no.02 - chalkboard greeting




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card no.03 - whiteout christmas 



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card no.04 - tartan joy



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My intent when I design cards for this event, is to keep them simple, with very little big shot work. This makes it easy to make multiples. 

Hope these have inspired you get stamp your Christmas cards! Have a creative day!

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Sending Christmas Wishes - November Fancy Friday blog hop


Welcome to the November Fancy Friday blog hop! We are a group of past Stampin' Up!© Artisan award winning demonstrators, that come to you each month with a blog hop that will wow you! This month we have welcome new members to our design team! Be sure to click through and see what we all are creating!


This month, our theme is "My Christmas Card". We want to share the Christmas cards that we are creating to send to our families and friends. Confession ... I am terrible at sending Christmas cards!!!! *gasp*.

Years ago, when Stampin' up!© had digital scrapbooking software, I started to create a family newsletter that I sent. I have hung onto that tradition and still manage to get over 100 letters sent each year. I will be gathering my photographs this weekend and journal our year so that I can mail them in about a weeks time. Thankfully, Canada Post ended their strike this week and our letters will actually get delivered! 

The odd thing with all of this, is that I still create dozens of Christmas cards each year as I teach classes and events. The sad part is that most of them are collected in boxes labeled "Christmas Cards". I have decided this year that I am going to bundle these cards in acetate card boxes and give them as teacher gifts! 

Here is a card that I have recently created and will be tucking in the teachers gift boxes ... 



Because I feel like I am not inspiring you to send Christmas cards, I thought I would make up for it by sharing another Christmas card that I created at a stamp club event in November. 



Originally, this was the card that I was going to share with you today ... but then I realized that some of these beautiful products are only available until 11:50PM MST, November 30, 2018!


Showflake Showcase - Limited time product offer


This velvety soft snowflake was created with Stampin' Up!© White Velvet Sheets that were a part of the Snowflake Showcase promotion. These sheets sold out very quickly and are no longer available. I still wanted to share this card, just in case you were one of the lucky ones to get some!


For those of you that do not have the White Velvet Sheets, I created a second alternative with Campaign Foil Sheets!



Comment below and tell me - do you send Christmas newsletters like I do?! I just love sitting down each year to write ours and think back on all of the things we have done and experienced! I also love receiving them ... it gives me a window into the world of those that I do not get to see as often as I like!

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Up next is one of my fave Kiwi's ~ Paula Donson

Thank-you for visiting! Have a creative Christmas-y day!


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2019 Stamp Clubs


I am starting to take registration for new stamp clubs starting in January! We would love to have you join us one night a month for Stamping fun!



To register, email: Kristafrattin@yahoo.com!



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Monday, November 26, 2018

The warmth of tartan - #GDP166


It looks like tartan and buffalo check are all the rage this holiday season! Tartan reminds me of a traditional Christmas, cozy by the fire with hot cocoa and a Christmas movie! For me, the "warmth of the season" stamp is perfectly paired with the tartan heart in my card today!


This is a completely new layout for me! It was inspired by this weeks Global Design Project challenge sketch! I love it! Sometimes it feels like I am doing the same layout over and over again and this one was fresh and inspiring! 






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