Last Minute Christmas Cards means a simple card is needed!

Hi Crafty Friends!

I have been rushing to finish up my Christmas cards and could not post for some time so I could catch up on the cards.  I also found that I was a bit short on the ones I needed. I wanted to come up with something quick so I could get my last cards sent out and I came up with this!

Stampin up Brushstrokes

Even though this was a quicker card to make, it still looks pretty!  I started with a base layer of Old Olive cardstock and then added a layer of Whisper White.  I used Gorgeous Grunge to stamp in a splatter look with Versamark and then heat embossed that with Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  To make the layers I started with a circle in Whisper White cut out with the my Circle Framelits. I then used my Brushstrokes Stamp set and added Real Red and Old Olive and then lightly spritzed it with water.  I actually used this technique once before on a previous card.  After that I selected some favorite patterns from my Merry Moments DSP paper and the Silver Glimmer paper and cut out trees with my tree punch. I then stamped the greeting from the Happy Scenes stamp set in Real Red and used my Hexagon punch to make it into a banner. I finished it off with random placement of the pretty Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Do you have last-minute cards you are working on?  I would love to see what you came up with too. Share your link with examples in comments so I can see them in case I need just a few more!

There have been a few sale announcements since I last posted so here they are:

year end sale 2015

Yippee! Lots of items you may have been thinking about getting, but didn’t yet, have been discounted.  You can just click on the picture above to see all the items available at a discount. Here are some things to keep in mind on this sale:

  • Promotion Dates run from December 10, 2015-January 4, 2016.
  • No minimum purchase required.
  • No refunds or exchanges on Year-End Sale items.
  • Items offered during the Year-End Sale are while supplies last.
  • Year-End Sale orders are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • Following the Year-End Sale, some remaining items may stay in the Clearance Rack. Other items may be removed from the Clearance Rack to be added at another undetermined time.
  • Deadlines:
    • Phone orders: January 4, 2016 6:50 PM (MT)
    • Online orders: January 4, 2016; 11:50 PM (MT)

As if that was not enough we still have the weekly deals that came out this past Tuesday:

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weekly deals dec 15 thru Dec 21 2015

These weekly deals are good through December 21!

I hope you are finding time to be creative amid all the fun Holiday activities!

~Kristal

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Crazy for Christmas Stars – Day 3!!

Happy Wednesday!!

This card is simple and fast, and it was literally made with “scraps”! Do you ever have those moments when you are looking at all the items you have laying on your craft desk and think, there has to be something I can make out of this. That is just what I did!  f93eb3b2-0989-4115-b47d-981294460a4d_zpsbaef3409

I used the negative of the stars I had cut out for other projects and positioned them in a cluster. Then I simply cut a one inch strip of glimmer paper and a 3/4 inch strip of Cherry Cobbler to accent the stars.  I tied some Cherry Cobbler twine around the paper and added a Merry Christmas Sentiment from the Merry Everything Stamp set. This card could be pulled together in 5-10 minutes so it would be a great one to make in the masses if you have lots of cards to send out.

I sure hope I am helping you crafty folks come up with Christmas card ideas if you don’t already have them! Come back tomorrow for more inspiration with Stars!

~Kristal

Supplies Used:

  • Ink: Cherry Cobbler
  • Paper: Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer, and Trim the Tree DSP
  • Stamp Set:  Merry Everything
  • Tools: Star Framelits, Note Tag punch, hole punch and Paper trimmer
  • Embellishments: Cherry Cobbler Twine and Rhinestone Basic Jewels