I already showed you the first two cards during a sneak peek on this blog, Pinterest and Facebook.
I will start, however, with the third, unseen, card because it is new and it was the most simple!
Punches: tree punch (Holiday catalog), star (from Itty Bitty Accents punch pack)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Stamps: Sassy Salutations
Other: linen thread, gold basic metal buttons (Holiday catalog)
NOTES: I punched three trees in total: two out of DSP and one out of chocolate chip card stock. Then I could just trim away the tree trunk and glue it to the back of the DSP trees (I snipped off the tree trunks on those)
The other option of course, is to glue one DSP tree directly to the cardstock tree, but my hands weren't steady enough to get them glued evenly:
By doing this you can add dimension to the card and it will still fold flat when mailing/giving!
Phew! That was a long explanation for a five minute card! LOL
By the way does any one else's work area look like this, or is it just me?
I have a 10-foot countertop on which to work but I end up with about 6 inches of workspace! As I'm working on a card all of the supplies just get thrown around - crowding any available space!
There must be a name for this condition....
I already suffer from "stampers butt", so I know there's a name for this out there as well. If you know it, let me know and I will bring it up at my next therapy session and see if I can't be cured.
One of the things I like about a punch class is that I use up some of my scraps. It's easy to punch pieces out of small leftover pieces of cardstock from other cards and/or projects!
Another thing that I like is that I often use retired products. At this class I don't feel the need to use all current items because many of my customers already own the punches that I use, and unlike club, there is no purchase commitment.
With that in mind, I bring you the next two cards...
Paper: Garden Green, Basic Black, and Baked Brown Sugar cardstocks, Season of Style DSP paper stack (retired), red glimmer paper
Punches: 1" circle and 3/4" circle punches, snowflake punch (retired), circle framelits for Big Shot
Ink: Whisper White pad (can also use StazOn white), Black marker, White chalk marker
Stamp: Merry Little Christmas (retired)
Other: sponge daubers, silver 1/8" ribbon
I turned it into a card by adding a few current elements:
Paper: Crumb Cake, Real Red, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, and Basic Black cardstocks, Season of Style DSP paper stack (retired)
Punches: 1 3/8" circle, extra large oval, round tab punch (retired,) Festive Flurry framelits for Big Shot (retired), circle framelits for Big Shot, and Bitty Banner framelits for Big Shot
Ink: Basic Black, Whisper White (for sponging)
Stamp: greeting from White Christmas (Holiday catalog)
and frosted embellishments (retired)
**NOTE: For the scarf, I simply used the largest of the Bitty Banner framelits, cut it to fit his neck and used the leftover for the other piece of scarf.
For the greeting I simply "flagged" a long strip of white card stock and scored it twice on each side, adding Dimensionals under the main piece to make it pop up!
I hope you find these explanations helpful whether you purchased the un-assembled card kit from me or you own all the punches and want to re-create these cards on your own.
To purchase any of these items please visit my website and click on "store" in the upper right-hand corner. http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/dandyspandy/
Hope to see you at the next Christmas card punched class!
Date will be announced soon!