30 Days of Christmas Cards Day 30

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For the last day of 30 Days of Christmas Cards, I went a bit crazy with my gold embossing powder. I actually embossed about 10 different images. I’ll be using those on other cards or in my December Daily. IMG_5979

Today’s card features one of my favorite retired SU stamps: Star Tree. I love the simplicity of this stamp. And yet, I always forget I own it until I start digging in my Christmas supply box As this embossed image is so striking in person, I decided to do a simple pattern paper background and some layering cardstock. The card was still missing something. Thankfully I finally found my misplaced Home for Christmas Enamel Dots. Perfect finish!
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  • Stamps: Star Tree
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  • Cardstock: Trim the Tree DSP; Garden Green; Real Red; Whisper White
  • Accessories: Home for Christmas Enamel Dots; Gold Embossing Powder
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30 Days of Christmas Cards Day 29

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I had almost an entire stack of this Nordic Noel DSP hanging out doing nothing. So of course I wanted to feature it on a card. Simple layering and some sparkly accessories complete today’s card.IMG_5936

  • Stamps: Christmas Bliss
  • Inks: Real Red
  • Cardstock: Nordic Noel DSP (retired); Real Red; Garden Green; Silver Glimmer Paper
  • Accessories: Frosted Sequins
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30 Days of Christmas Cards Day 28

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Today’s card is actually a trio of cards. After almost a month of making cards, I have a ton of scraps laying around the desk. I hate to throw them away, but what to make with them? Of course, a banner card! I jazzed this one up a bit by embossing the vanilla piece and adding a simple sentiment on the bottom. The inside includes a little Christmas quote. IMG_5916

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  • Stamps: Retired SU Sentiment
  • Inks: Mossy Meadow; Cherry Cobbler; Midnight Muse (retired)
  • Cardstock: Merry Moments DSP; Trim the Tree DSP (retired); Festival of Prints DSP (retired); Mossy Meadow; Cherry Cobbler; Midnight Muse (retired)
  • Accessories:
  • Tools: Stars Embossing Folder; Hexagon Punch (banner ends)

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Nutcracker GC Holders

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Today’s card is featured over at Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration and features a Christmas card challenge. This month I also joined Punk Projects for their 30 Days of Christmas Cards challenge.

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For today’s project, I decided to move beyond a greeting a card and made a few gift card holders. These are incredibly easy to make. Cut a piece of cardstock 3 1/2″ x 8 1/2″. Score at 2″ and 6″. Fold. Glue down the bottom flap. Add some patterned paper and a belly band and voila! Instant gift card holder! For these ones, I added a cute little nutcracker embellishment to help finish off the look!

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I did a few more GC holders of different looks, colors, and papers.

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  • Stamps: Sparkly Seasons
  • Inks: Real Red; Mossy Meadow; Old Olive; Cherry Cobbler; Craft White; Cucumber Crush
  • Cardstock: Merry Moments DSP; Mossy Meadow; Old Olive; Crumb Cake; Cherry Cobbler; Real Red
  • Accessories:
  • Tools: Seasonal Frames Framelits

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30 Days of Christmas Cards Day 23

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I have had these button stickers for a while and couldn’t find a way to use them. I’m not a huge button person. Instead of putting random buttons on cards, I decided to make a Christmas tree from the buttons. Problem solved!

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  • Stamps: random stripe stamp
  • Inks: Cherry Cobbler
  • Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler; Kraft
  • Accessories: random buttons
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30 Days of Christmas Cards Day 22

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Today’s set of cards was an easy way to use up scraps and random retired papers. Plus I wanted to use my new Cup of Cheer stamp set. I love that you can color the letters to customize the stamp. IMG_5857 Here’s the whole set:IMG_5854

  • Stamps: Cup of Cheer
  • Inks: Garden Green; Real Red; Old Olive; Riding Hood Red; Gumball Green (retired); Chocolate Chip
  • Cardstock: Trim the Tree DSP (retired); Cherry Cobbler; Whisper White; random papers; Festival of Prints DSP (retired); Very Vanilla
  • Accessories: Snowflakes; Holly stickers
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30 Days of Christmas Cards Day 21

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Another fun card featuring Festival of Trees and Seasonal Snapshot 2015. I was just about to glue this card down but realized I was missing a few elements. I quickly embossed the strip of Mossy Meadow to give the card some texture. Lastly, I added the tree silhouettes to the circle sentiment to help fill the white space. Perfect!

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  • Stamps: Seasonal Snapshot 2015; Festival of Trees
  • Inks: Real Red; Mossy Meadow; Old Olive
  • Cardstock: Merry Moments DSP; Mossy Meadow; Old Olive; Crumb Cake; Whisper White
  • Accessories:
  • Tools: Tree Punch; Stripes Embossing Folder; Circles Framelits

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