Christmas cards


Ok. Don’t get too upset with me. I know most of you aren’t ready to be thinking about candy canes or the Sugar Plum Fairy, not to mention the dreaded ‘s’ word.  (Shhh… it’s snow.) But Stampin’ Up! is releasing their Holiday Catalogue tomorrow. That’s September 5th. And well. I cannot help but share some of the cute items inside! Let’s start with this simple watercolour card showing off that beautiful deer. I mean. How gorgeous is that? You can create tags with this little guy alone. Stamp “To: and From:” on the back, add a little string and you’ve got yourself a holiday tag! You can find these die cuts and coordinating stamps from the Dashing Deer Bundle. The next two cards are a slightly stepped up version of the clean and simple card above; however, it includes pieces of patterned paper from the “you gotta see it, to believe…

Welcome to the  Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog today.  Its Karan Gerber and I thought I would share a Christmas Card with you using some products from Heartfelt Creations My card is designed using the O Holy Night collection which was released last month. The mini poinsettias and leaves along with that delicate holly branch are from last year, but still one of my favorites go-to’s when doing Christmas Cards. So let’s get started. First, we will need to cut our papers, the card base is a 6×12 folded in half; the dark green is 5.75 x 5.75.  I like the border the white automatically creates, if you prefer to have the green go to the full 6×6, that would look lovely too. The red is 5.25 x 5.25 and the wood looking paper is cut from the reverse of the center of this one and measures 5×5. Using the Ornament Die set from Heartfelt;…

Deck the Halls with Christmas Sweaters by Cathy Caines The holiday season is upon us and I am in full swing. I am so ready for the magic of Christmas and all the simple joys it brings as I enjoy the wonder of the season through the eyes of my children Jane (7) and Jack (5). I am wishing you and your families the very best this holiday season – from my family to yours. About a month ago Stampin’ Up! released their new line of alcohol markers called Stampin’ Blends. Ever since the release, I have been coloring just about everything. However, the Stampin’ Up! Christmas Sweaters stamp set is by far my favourite. The markers seem to bring the sweaters to life.Before making any projects, I coloured several of the images while catching up on The Americans TV show. Once I found myself back in my craft room,…

Hey Creative Scrapbooker Fans- Katelyn Grosart here today on the blog! Christmas is almost here and I’ve started to create some Christmas Cards. I usually don’t even think about creating Christmas cards until it’s too late and Christmas has passed, but this year, I’ve started early. Hopefully I will end up getting more created, but at least right now, I know I have two. I hope that my Christmas Cards will inspire you to recreate them for your loved ones and friends.  Using the Sugarplum Collection, Holly Decorative Punch and Poinsettia Punch from Creative Memories. As well as Fitted Circles die from Elizabeth Craft Designs and adhesive from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. Here are the Christmas cards that I created.For the December 25th Christmas card, I combined the Poinsettia punch, Holly Decorative Border Punch, Sugarplum Embellishments, Sugarplum Designer Paper Pack and the Sugarplum Variety Mat Pack all from Creative Memories, to create…

Hello Friends its Karan Gerber here with you today on the Creative Scrapbooker blog sharing a Christmas card with you using Heartfelt Creations paper, stamps and coordinating dies. What i love about the collections from Heartfelt Creations is how easy it is to create gorgeous cards by just adding a few die cut images. I am working with the papers from the Festive Holly Collection Stamps and dies also from the Festive Holly Collection and the small poinsettias are from Celebrate the Season Today I am using distress inks from Ranger and Zig Clean Color Brush Markers from Kuretake to color my images. Lets get started; stamp out your images on canson water color paper using Archival Coffee Ink. Begin to color with the zig makers. I used the following colors.Next die cut outthe  above images, then stamp poinsettias from Celebrate the Season on canson watercolor paper using Archival Coffee…

Hi everyone  Cathy Caines here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Blog. I am so excited to be sharing with you the latest product that Stampin’ Up! has released: Stampin’  Blends. Stampin’ Blends are alcohol markers and come in packs of two including a light and dark colour of each shade. As of November 1st, there are 12 colours available to be purchased in Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive colours. In addition, there is a colour lifter and two neutral shades (ivory and bronze). I’ve been so excited and have been colouring many images. The blending of these markers not only works within shades but also between different colours.Today’s projects uses one of my favourite holiday stamp sets released by Stampin’ Up! called Santa’s Suit. I can’t help but be in love with the sweet little clothesline!I first began this project by stamping the clothing items in Black Archival Ink then colouring…

Once again, Betty Hung has illustrated a card for us to download, print and colour!  December’s Christmas card is beautiful! Betty used the same colouring techniques with Tombow Dual brush pens as she did last month. Isn’t that plaid effect on the Merry Christmas wonderful? Here is what the card looks like when you download it and print it…in 8.5 x 11″ size. Then you can cut it out and colour! Just click HERE to download your free colouring card, and share with us on Facebook when you’re finished. To see more of Betty’s artwork and colouring techniques, click HERE to visit her blog. Save Save Save

Hi everyone,Kim here ? Thanks for checking into the CSM blog today. I just wanted to share this month’s sketch, designed by Kelly Klapstein. This month’s sketch was designed with card making in mind, ‘tis the season of making, giving and receiving cards! It’s a great sketch! I however used it as a starting point for a layout. That’s is the cool thing about sketches…they are simply a starting point for creativity. I used Close to My Heart’s “City Sidewalk” collection. I ADORE everything about this collection, it’s full of fun, whimsical papers, die cuts and glittery accents and also has a corresponding Cricut cartridge to keep the fun going strong! I decided to make a gift card holder while I had all this fun product out, I’ll need a few more before December 25th! As you can see, I did not follow the sketch for the card…but plan to…

It’s that time of year. You’ve got to do your Christmas Cards. I am here to tell you: Don’t be ambitious.  Be realistic. You need a card that is a) beautiful b) quick and c) has a wow factor. That’s this card. Say hello to… Well. Simply – one glittery bulb using Stampin’ Up! products. You can make these in bulk quickly. Step one: Stamp using versamark your image onto watercolour paper.  I chose this delightful Stampin’ Up! Happy Ornament stamp set. Heat emboss using black embossing powder. I usually do this in batches of 10. Step two: Watercolour using your Stampin’ Write markers and an aqua painter.  See last months Creative Scrapbooker Magazine post on how to do this.  Let air dry or use a heat gun. Step Three: It’s concoction time.  To achieve this “glittery bulb” look, I took a piece of transparency and poured some Crystal…

If you are looking for fun, fresh and modern designs for your paper crafting, look no farther than Avery Elle. Their clear, photopolymer stamps will give you crisp, clean images right out of the package! Avery Elle is a one stop shop with coordinating papers, inks, stamps, dies and crafting supplies. Co-coordinating products take the guess work out of what will look good together so you can have fun designing your layouts and cards! I spent some time browsing through their blog and it is FULL of Christmas and winter inspiration. If you are thinking about an early start on your Christmas cards…grab a coffee and check it out. You can also find them on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Flicr Subscribe today to have our quarterly publication delivered right to your mailbox!

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