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Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack

It’s beginning to look a bit like Christmas. At least around my stampin’ room it looks like the holidays. I’ve had so much fun getting ready for my next class. I just know you’re going to love it. Here’s the scoop.

Come create 25 holiday cards, 5 each of 5 designs.  You choose whether you want create 25 vintage cards with the Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper or 25 contemporary cards with the Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper plus you will also create 12 holiday gift tags!

You will follow a template and assemble 25 beautiful holiday cards. You’ll also have a choice of several holiday greetings to use to customize your cards just the way you like them!

25 cards not enough? Then request double the supplies and you’ll have extra materials to take home and create 25 additional cards. 50 cards is $55.  Please bring scissors and your favorite adhesive.


CHOICE OF DATES: Saturday, November 13 or Sunday, November 14 from 2-4 pm.

COST: (all consumable items will be provided but please bring your scissors and adhesive)

25 cards & 12 Tags- $30
50 cards & 12 Tags- $55

RSVP/Pre-paid Registration: RSVP by Friday, November 5th to ensure your project kit.
LOCATION:  419 Misty Water Lane, San Antonio TX 78260

If you would like to mail me your payment please mail to:

Genevieve Valdes

419 Misty Water Ln

San Antonio, TX 78260

Or use the Pay Pal links below to pay online.

Buy Now – Vintage Deck the Halls Christmas Cards

Buy Now – Contemporary Holly Jolly Christmas Cards

REFERRAL DISCOUNT- RSVP and Bring someone that is not already on my mailing list and you both can attend (to make the 25 card package-each) for just $45.00!!!

Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge #20

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a sketch challenge so I used the opportunity to finally use the stamp set Pedaling Past and to also participate in Pals Paper Arts color challenge.  The sketch comes from the June issue of Success magazine for demonstrators.  The color challenge at PPA is Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry and Soft Suede.

PPA 46 Color Challenge - Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Soft SuedeI love this stamp set, Pedaling Past because it looks vintage.  Therefore I wanted my card to look old and distressed so I used the distressing tool on the cutter kit for the edges of  all layers on my card.  I also used My Digital Studio to print out circles with the cog punch.  The cogs and circles are one layer but shadowing on the cogs gives them dimension.  I stamped the bicycle image with black Stazon then watercolored using my ink pads .  I also used the border image and the sentiment from the set and used the Curly Label punch for the sentiment.  All edges were sponged with Soft Suede.  Here’s my hybrid card.

Pedaling Past Card

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Cutter Kit

Cutter Kit, item #106958

All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.
All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Project Info:

Enjoy the Journey hybrid card

Finished card size:  4.25″ w x 5.5″h

Stamp Sets: Pedaling Past

Paper: Bermuda Bay CS, Crushed Curry CS, Soft Suede CS, Very Vanilla CS

Ink: Bermuda Bay Classic Ink (115655 retiring June 30, 2010), Crushed Curry ink (115659 retiring June 30, 2010), Soft Suede Classic Ink (115657)

Accessories: My Digital punches circle and cog punches, Curly Label punch, Cutter Kit, Paper-Piercing tool, Mat Pack

Techniques: stamping, paper piercing, digital crafting

Sponging and Stencils

For my make and take for my workshop this past Saturday I had my guests make a card with a vintage look with the Mostly Vintage stencil, item #118877 from the new Summer mini catalog.  For $9.95 you get both the positive and negative stencil to create intricate designs for your projects.  And there’s no end to your creativity—use the stencil again and again.

For that extra touch to the front of the card I used Log Cabin Smooch Spritz, item # 119921 – $4.95, to add that extra sparkle.  You should be able to see the sparkle when you enlarge the photo.  This spray is so much fun and easy to use.  To prevent the over-spray from landing on your work space or other projects accidentally you can purchase this nifty Color Catcher, item #121093 – $5.95.  It’s lightweight and portable, so you can pull it out and put it away anytime with complete ease.

Mostly Vintage stencil, item #118877

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All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.
All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Project info:

Finished size: 4.25″ w x 5.50″ h

Stamp Sets: Tiny Tags

Paper: Bashful Blue CS, Chocolate Chip CS, Kraft Brown CS

Ink: Chocolate Chip Classic Ink, Log Cabin Smooch Spritz

Accessories: Mostly Vintage stencil, Jewelry Tag Punch, Bashful Blue satin ribbon, sponge dauber

Techniques: sponging, stencils

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