Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Christmas Card Class Stampin' Supplies

I wanted to share the supplies used to make each of the cards below, since the class is over now. Feel free to email me with any questions, or for suggestions on how to make these cards work with images from other sets you may have!

None of the cards use the same supplies, except maybe some adhesive types and extra sets of Paper Snips, so you can set up four different stations for them very easily. This would make a great activity to do with family over the Thanksgiving weekend.

Bella Rose Wow Flowers Christmas Card (top left) Stampin' Supplies:
Curly Label Punch Bundle (use punch and stamp set), Wow Flowers stamp set, Kiwi Kiss ink pad, Old Olive ink pad (for curly label only), Riding Hood Red ink pad, Bella Rose DSP, Whisper White card stock, Kiwi Kiss card stock, Riding Hood Red Tafetta ribbon, Earth Elements brads (Old Olive), 1/8" hole punch (holes for ribbon), Paper Snips, Stampin' Dimensionals (under label punch only), Mini Glue Dots (under brad-centered flowers).
Cutting Notes: Card base is 4-1/4"x11", then folded at the top. Thick strips of DSP are 1", thinner strip of DSP is 1/2", square of DSP is 2"x2". Flowers along bottom edge are hand-trimmed with Paper Snips from center of Wow Flowers Happy Birthday stamp.
Tips/Alternate Suggestions: Instead of brads use 1/8" circles that you've punched out of Old Olive card stock. You could eliminate the little flowers along the bottom if you want to keep it simple. Maybe substitute using the Scalloped Edge Punch along the bottom strip of DSP instead.

Deer Friend Christmas Card (top right) Stampin' Supplies:
Deer Friends Hostess stamp set, Heard from the Heart stamp set, Jumbo So Swirly wheel, Chocolate Chip ink pad, Versamark ink pad (ink up wheel in it), Baja Breeze ink pad (sponge on edges of scalloped square), Creamy Caramel marker (deer's nose and antlers), Real Red marker (optional hand-drawn heart at end of saying), Ski Slope DSP, Whisper White card stock, Chocolate Chip card stock, Baja Breeze card stock, 1/4" circle punch (for ribbon to wrap around and come through from back, to tie in front), Scallop Square punch, Stampin' Dimensionals (under deer only), White Tafetta Ribbon, Stampin' Sponge.
Cutting Notes: Card base is 5-1/2"x8-1/2", then folded on the left. Red layer of DSP is 2"x2" and blue layer is 3"x3". Chocolate Chip card stock layer is 3-1/4" square.
Tips/Alternate Suggestions: Try using the Bashful Blue ink cartridge in the wheel handle, if you don't want to mess with inking up a wheel using a Versamark may be light enough to work. I tried Baja Breeze with the wheel and I felt it was too dark and heavy.

Merry & Bright Christmas Card (bottom left) Stampin' Supplies**:
Merry & Bright stamp set, Real Red ink pad, Garden Green ink pad (to stamp and watercolor trees, also to stamp snowflakes on green layer), Big Shot & Top Note die, Real Red card stock, Garden Green card stock, Kraft card stock, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Horizontal Slot Punch (for ribbon to go thru on one side), Stampin' Sponge (for edges of Top Note), Blender Pen (to color in santa hat and scarf with Real Red), Real Red Striped Grosgrain, Stampin' Dimensionals (under scallop circle only), Dazzling Diamonds Glitter & 2-Way Glue Pen (for ball and brim on santa hat), Paper Snips (to cut "Merry & Bright" saying out in a strip), Mini Glue Dots (under Merry & Bright saying only).
Cutting Notes: Card base is 5-1/2"x8-1/2", then folded on the top. Green layer is 5-1/4"x4", then the corners are rounded.
Tips/Alternate Suggestions: You could use a different Real Red ribbon if you want. You could leave off the sponging of the Top Note, the Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, and/or the "Merry & Bright" saying to keep it super simple.
**Oddly enough, I liked this card the least, but my teenage daughter liked it the most!

Very Merry Christmas Card (bottom right) Stampin' Supplies:
Sock Monkey Accessories stamp set (gift pkg), Short & Sweet stamp set ("very merry" saying and snowflake), Ruby Red ink pad (for saying and snowflake),Ruby Red marker (to color pkgs), Bashful Blue marker, Certainly Celery marker, StazOn Jet Black ink pad (stamp gifts in this--you may want to do it ahead of time so guests don't get permanent ink all over, or smear it if it isn't dry yet), 1-1/4" Square Punch (gifts), 1-3/8" Square Punch (blue layers), Whisper White card stock, Ruby Red card stock, Bashful Blue card stock, Certainly Celery card stock, Large Oval Punch, Crop-A-Dile (1/8" punch on each side of bottom for ribbon to go thru), Bashful Blue Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals (under "very merry" only).
Cutting Notes: Card base is 5-1/2"x8-1/2", then folded on the top. DSP layer is 2"x5-1/2", and Certainly Celery layer is 2-1/2"x5-1/2".
Tips/Alternate Suggestions: This is a pretty simple card, it's just the coloring of the packages that takes a while. Be sure the colors are used on a different part of each pkg on each image--there are 3 parts (bow, pkg background, dots) and 3 colors, so it shouldn't be too hard. Maybe consider using Blender Pens with pastels if you don't want to use markers. You could also switch up the layering and move them around in a different orientation. If you stamp the packages in StazOn and punch them out ahead of time, the kids can color them in with markers or even crayons.

1 comment :

  1. Love the colors you used in your cards! Too cute once again!
    Stampin' Smiles from Ear to Ear,
    Ann :)


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