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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

2016 Totally Lovin' Christmas

Every year my Stampin' Up Upline, Liz Thayer, holds a Christmas cardmaking extravaganza event she calls Totally Lovin' Christmas where we are presented with ten different card designs to make.  I generally use this event to get my Christmas cardmaking mojo going.  I have several Stampin' Up demonstrator friends that I enjoy going to their events and making their card designs with fellow cardmaking buddies.  


Sometimes I use their design as a jumping off point and do some modifications to their card design and sometimes I just make the card design as presented.  My own card designs almost never fall in the clean and simple style and are usually not the common A2 size created by most Stampin' Up cardmakers, as I favor larger cards that are at least 4-3/4" x 6," making my own envelopes.  Sometimes these are the reasons why I might modifying a card. . .to add more color layers and to enlarge the card, but sometimes its just that I get a creative flash when I look at a design and an idea pops into my mind that I feel I must add to the card.  For whatever the reason, it never means that I don't like the original card. . .it just says I want to make it more me.  


With all that said...here are seven of the ten card designs that I made at Liz's Totally Lovin' Christmas this past October.  I made these just as she presented them with no changes. . .very cute cards aren't they!  Check out the brief ingredient list below each.


Ingredients:  Stampin' Up:  cardstock--Night of Navy, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla.  Stamps--Snow Place (snowman); It's a Celebration (snowflakes-2016 Holiday). Endless Birthday Wishes (background dots).  White Craft Ink.  Woodland Embossing Folder, Ink--Soft Suede + marker (tree sponging/ lined marking); Night of Navy (background dots). 5/8" Burlap ribbon.  

Ingredients:  Stampin' Up:  cardstock--Real Red, Very Vanilla.  Stamps: Christmas Magic (2016 Holiday).  Soft Suede Ink.  Holly Embossing Folder.  Layering Squares framelits.  3/8" Real Red Stitched ribbon (2016 Holiday). (Layers: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"; 3-1/4" x 4-1/2"; 2" square; 1-3/16" square).

Ingredients:  Stampin' Up: cardstock--Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Real Red.  Candy Cane Lane dsp (2016 Holiday-gingerbread house fussy-cut).  Stamps: Flurry of Wishes (sentiment).  Ink: Early Espresso.  Softly Falling Embossing Folder.  3/4" Real Red Scallop Edge ribbon/ Bells-2016 Holiday.

Ingredients:  Stampin' Up - Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Real Red.  Candy Cane Lane dsp (2016 Holiday).  Stamps: Cookie Cutter Christmas + Cookie Cutter Builder punch (2016 Holiday).  Ink: Early Espresso Ink; Soft Suede (sponging).  Gold Mica Flakes/ Green Metallic Thread (2016 Holiday).

Ingredients:  Stampin'Up - cardstock:  Real Red, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer.  Stamps: Merriest Wishes (red splatter-2016 Holiday); Oh, What Fun (sentiment).  Dies: Santa's Sleigh Thinlits (reindeer-2016 Holiday).  Punch: Classic Label.  Candy Cane Lane Washi (2016 Holiday).   

Ingredients: Stampin' Up:  cardstock:  Shimmery White, Emerald Envy.  Stamps: Twinkle Trees (2016 Holiday-stamp off technique); Peaceful Pines (red ornaments).  Ink: Emerald Envy, Real Red.  Wonderful Wreath framelits. Punch: Itty Bitty Accents-Star (retired).

Ingredients:  Stampin' Up - Cardstock: Soft Sky, Dapper Denim, Shimmery White.  Ink: Dapper Denim.  Stamps: Star of Light + Starlight Thinlits (2016 Holiday).  Ink: Dapper Denim. White Embossing Powder.  3/8": Dapper Denim Ruffled ribbon. 

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