Monday, December 30, 2019

I Get Cards!

One of the side benefits of sending out Christmas cards is that you get them back, and when you send out hand-stamped Christmas cards, you often get beautiful hand stamped cards back again.

Now I love and appreciate all the Christmas cards I receive and I look forward to hearing from all my friends, but as a stamper and crafter, I really admire the hand-crafted Christmas cards that I receive and understand the time and effort that went into all the ones that come my way! So I wanted to share them with you today. Hopefully, you will get the same inspiration from them that I did! 

In no particular order, here are the hand crafted cards I received! I really hope that I am not leaving one out, one that somehow didn't get displayed by accident as I was on the run somewhere or other. Let me know if I forgot yours and I will go a separate post just for yours!!

The one on the left was created by my friend, hair stylist and fellow demonstrator, Susanne Netz of Sunn Stamping! Speaking of "Unique", this card is simple but so effective with the stamped snowflakes and highlighted centers on kraft paper! The one on the right is from a good friend, Gail Peters! She used the Beautiful Boughs dies, Peaceful Boughs stamp set and some heat embossing to create a layered look in white, silver and navy that is beautiful and effective!

The next two are both from my downline members. The lovely card on the left is from Doreen Austgarden, who made great use of the Frosted Foliage stamp set and the Frosted Frames dies to create that beautiful frosty composition in Smoky Slate, Balmy Blue and Silver. The little skate box is a clever 3D craft by Susan Martin using the Detailed Skate dies and the Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP.

On the left is a card from one of my customers, Eunice Stoneman, with beautiful workmanship using ribbon, DSP of different patterns that I recognize and loved from a couple of years ago, and beautiful embellishments. The card on the right travelled a long way from New Zealand, from one of my fellow As You See It Challenges Design Team Members, Jan Clothier. I love all the texture in her card from the Hammered Metal embossed background to the Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP to the heat embossed holly! It's all just gorgeous!

The next card showcases the Feels Like Frost DSP and the Frosted Foliage Bundle. I love the little tuck of metallic-edge ribbon behind the sprig of Seaside Spray foliage.

The lovely, antique look of the card on the left was created by my downline, Dianne Gough and I love the way she's combined the Christmastime is Here Designer Series Paper (you can still get this suite, by the way) with the Heirloom Frames dies and 3D Embossing Folders in Gold Foil Sheets! So elegant. The card on the right was sent to me by a fellow BC demonstrator, Laura Buechler. This is a great layout and uses the Brightly Gleaming Suite of products, including the Hammered Metal 3D embossing folder.

The last card I have to share with you, I only received yesterday morning from  a friend of mine, Marlene Beagle. I don't recognize all the images, so I'm not sure if they are all Stampin' Up!, but I do recognize the skill and artistry that has gone into the making of this card! Beautiful!

Thanks for everyone, for sending me these lovely cards. My eyes feast on them every time I go into my livingroom!

Only 4 more days to get what you want from the retiring list from the Holiday Catalogue until it's gone for good! Get your orders to me ASAP, or order online at my Online Store! Last day to order is Jan. 2.

1 comment :

  1. I recognize the stamps from the last card :). Definitely Stampin Up and that set may still be in my box of stamps to sell.


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