Yesterday I held my annual World Card Making Day event. This year I focused the day on ‘Christmas’. I know it’s still 82 more sleeps till Christmas but what better time to make a start (if you haven’t already) on those Christmas cards so you have them all done in time.
Everyone who attended yesterday made 5 Christmas Cards with an option to make more for an additional cost. I made sure the cards were reasonably simple so everyone could make them at their leisure rather than have to sit through a demonstration of each and then have to wait on things to make their card. This also meant everyone didn’t have to stay for the whole 4 hours either but come and go as they please. All the cards used different colours and stamp sets too with none of them being a traditional ‘green & red’ variety. Stampin’ Up’s new Colour Coach and wonderful new Colour Collections made this so easy to do.
Card 1. For this card I used a Clean & Simple Sketch #109 although I used the colour coach to help with the selection it’s not an actual colour coach combination. As the new Colour Coach has a sample of every colour on one side you can quite easily put colour together to see what they will look like. I know this card does have a ‘green & red’ in it but it’s not the traditional green & red colours I would think most of us associate with Christmas.
and created this
Stamp set: Season of Joy
Card: Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla
Inks: Wild Wasabi, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch.
Card 2. This card is a Colour Coach combination. I’m really liking the new In Colour Pear Pizzazz so I went with the Sweet Set option.
This set is a new one to me as I hadn’t purchased it from the IB&C last year. I’m looking forwards to using it a bit more before the year is out.
Stamp set: Christmas Classics
Card: Pear Pizzazz, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Whisper White
Inks: Pear Pizzazz, More Mustard & Cajun Craze Stampin’ Write Markers
Card 3. This card was CASED from Karen Graff-Povis who created this in 2009. I’ve changed the colours so they are current almost using a Colour Coach combination but I substituted the Pretty In Pink for Crumb Cake. This card was a favourite among everyone.
Stamp sets: Snow Swirled, Dasher
Card: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Ink: Versamark, Early Espresso, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Rich Razzleberry 1/4” Grosgrain ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Card 4. This card was CASED from Dawn Olchefske but again I’ve changed out the colours using the Colour Coach. This time I’ve gone with the Creative Combination for Elegant Eggplant.
Stamp sets: Delightful Decorations, Contempo Christmas
Card: Garden Green, Whisper White
Inks: Elegant Eggplant, More Mustard
Accessories: Whisper White 1/4” Grosgrain ribbon, Big Shot Movers & Shapers + Holiday Ornaments, Elegant Bouquet Textured Impressions Folder, Ornament Punch, Basic Jewels – Rhinestones, Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Card 5. This card uses another Colour Coach combination and this times it’s the Sweet Set combination for Soft Suede.
You can’t really tell from the picture but the reindeers noses have some glitter (sparkle) on them.
Stamp set: Sparkly & Bright
Card: Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Inks: Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler inkpads, Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Marker
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch, Two-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds.
Each person that attended also took home a couple of gifts from me along with a copy of the new IB&C or if they already had one they selected an inkpad. The day had a cost of $15 to attend.
One of the gifts they took home was a little Christmas box made using the new Box #2 Big Shot die.
Inside the boxes were some Christmas lollies.
These boxes are so easy to make and only need 1 little strip of sticky strip and the rest all folds together. You can whip them up in no time.
The other gift everyone received was one of these…..
I’d made up lots of these all in different colours and hung them on my Stampin’ Up card tree. One of my friends that attended said she wanted one of those…. The whole thing she was talking about…..lol
This is what they all looked like.
The idea for these came from Jodene Tripp.
I thought it would be a great way to show off the stamp set & punch along with using up some of my retired beads & pearls from the Pretties Kit.
They are so simple and quick to make too thanks to the ornament punch. I did these in a couple of hours while listening to the TV one night.
Till next time…..Nikki
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