October Christmas Stamp-a-Stack

September is already starting to fly by. Before we get too far into the month, I thought I would tell you a little bit about my October Christmas Stamp-a-Stack scheduled for October 20th at 9:00 a.m. I will have five (5) differently designed Christmas cards, and you will be making three (3) cards of each of the designs, for a total of 15 cards. The fee will be $30, and payment for the class is needed by October 6th.

Pennant Christmas

Above is a sample of one of the cards we made last year at my Christmas Buffet camp. Although the Stamp-a-Stack is a little different, we will be making the same type of cards — lots of layers, Designer Series Paper, and embellishments. Hope to see you then!

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Baby Cards

The church I attend has a small card ministry. Every four or five months, I design cards and cut card stock for our church volunteers to stamp and assemble. These cards then have a personal note placed in them by other volunteers and are sent out as needed to members during the year. Usually I try to design very simple cards that are easily mailed and very general in nature.

This time around, though, we were in need of baby cards. It’s been quite a while since I’ve done a baby card, and I had to rummage through my stamp sets to see what I had that was suitable. Well, the retired hostess set Slice of Life came to my rescue. 

Here is the how-to:

  • The card base is Whisper White card stock, dimensions of 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5-1/2″.
  • I opened up the card and placed it sideways in the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder and ran it through the Big Shot. This way, only a portion of the front of the card was embossed.
  • I punched/die cut the Blushing Bride card stock using the 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, the Heart to Heart Punch, and the Tasteful Trims Big Shot Die. The trim piece was attached at the bottom of the embossed area, and the heart was placed in the bottom right-hand corner.
  • I stamped the onesie in Black Staz-on on Whisper White card stock, cut it out, and used the Blushing Bride Marker to color in the stripes. I placed a rhinestone on the heart of the cut-out onesie.
  • I stamped the word “baby” from the Pennant Parade stamp set in Black Staz-on from Whisper White CS and punched it out using the Jewelry Tag Punch.
  • Finally, I attached the tag to the back of the onesie and attached the onesie to the scallop circle. I then attached this to the card base using Dimensionals.

The baby boy’s card was done in much the same fashion, except I attached the punched circle to the card base and then embossed the card front using the Houndstooth Embossing Folder. Then the onesie was attached to the embossed circle with Dimensionals.

Hope you enjoyed these quick and simple cards!