Christmas Cards 2009

Reedsburg, WI(Zone 4b)

I am again doing a Christmas Card Party this weekend with my sister and my mom. For those of you who either weren't here last year, or just don't remember, we get together to do our cards. Each of us comes up with 3 designs and then puts together kits so that the others can easily make 4 cards of each of our designs. This year, another sister (from Tx!!) has also come up and will be joining us. So the only other sister (who somehow missed the creative gene) has decided she will also join us. She is going to be our runner, stamp cleaner, envelope addresser, and meal maker!! We are going to make some extra cards for her to take home and send out as well. :)

Anyway, these are my 3 designs and after the weekend, I will post the rest of them that others have come up with.

Please feel free to add your cards too as you make them! I love to see the creations of others!!

Here is the first card (and my least favorite-it just doesn't say "WOW" to me)

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Reedsburg, WI(Zone 4b)

Another one:

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Reedsburg, WI(Zone 4b)

And the last (this opens up from the center just like a shirt would)

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Mequon, WI(Zone 4b)

Sheri, they are all very cute, but I just love that last one!

I should have taken pictures of mine before I packed them up - maybe we can do that this afternoon or tonight :)

I am all ready to go as soon as that noon bell rings!

Jeannie (Sheri's most creative sister)

Reedsburg, WI(Zone 4b)

Very much most creative and yes we should be able to get your cards photoed and posted before the rest arrive!! (think about that first card and if you can come up with an alteration/addition that would help it say "WOW" that would be awesome!!)

Mequon, WI(Zone 4b)

What do you have for white/off white sparkly paper? Maybe you could add just the tiniest mat around the snowflake cardstock?

Jim Falls, WI(Zone 4a)

Sherie try a darker color for the flake background! Then not as bright a blue for the other Maybe navy. I like the idea tho. But there is no wow yet! The Santa coat is my favorite so far. Sorry to butt in!

Reedsburg, WI(Zone 4b)

I have a ton of paper left from making Heather's wedding invites and the off white is one I have a lot of full sheets of so we will play with it later!!

Reedsburg, WI(Zone 4b)

Vicky you are more than welcome to "butt" in--this thread is for everyone not just Jeannie and me!! The problem with MAJOR change is I already have the kits made (papers cut) for what you see. Pretty much has to be a minor addition/alteration to what is there.

Jim Falls, WI(Zone 4a)

Sherie that is what I thought but maybe it will help you for next year! LOL I love crafts but no time. I paint or did! Now I get the urge every once in awhile! So butt in I will! Say I have the weekend off so try to stay connected this weekend and I can butt in lots! You have fun! Jeannie too! Can hardly wait to see your designs!

Waukesha, WI(Zone 5a)

ILOVE the Santa coat:) Creative I'm not, I can make angels snowflakes ornaments crocheted or I used to be able to its been just yeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrs!

You are all so talented.

Rehoboth, MA(Zone 5a)

Sheri, they are all nice, my favorite one is the second card. Everything represents winter and the holidays
Maria

Mequon, WI(Zone 4b)

Hmm... I see Sheri never got around to posting pictures of the finished cards. I will try to get that done tonight, so you can see what our mom, older sister, and I came up with in addition to Sheri's cards.

We had such an awesome weekend that the sister from Texas is already planning to come back next year for another weekend!

Reedsburg, WI(Zone 4b)

Apparently I forgot to post the link here. Really thought I had, sorry about that!! The new picture I took of the one card I did that just didn't pop didn't turn out. What we did was to mat the snowflake paper with a thin mat of green shimmer paper. It looked much better.

These are pictures from the full weekend along with a closeup of each card. http://picasaweb.google.com/sjweld/CardParty2009?feat=directlink

Waukesha, WI(Zone 5a)

Excellent cards ALL of them I am impressed.

Reedsburg, WI(Zone 4b)

Thanks Cherie!! My favorite is Jeannie's trifold design card -- it was fun to make too. :)

Western, WI(Zone 4a)

Some of these are left from 2008 and a couple from 2009. Must get busy and make some more.

Maxine

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Reedsburg, WI(Zone 4b)

Those are very pretty! I like the one with all trees on it! Do you have a close up of that one Maxine?

Western, WI(Zone 4a)

Will take a picture separately. Might take me a little while.

Maxine

Mequon, WI(Zone 4b)

Oh those are all very nice!

Western, WI(Zone 4a)

Here ya go!

Maxine

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Reedsburg, WI(Zone 4b)

OH yes!! That is every bit as pretty as I thought it was!!!!! :)

Jim Falls, WI(Zone 4a)

Very pretty!

North Saanich, Canada

Finally got around to scanning my card for this year. Got a Thomas Kincaide stamp that I absolutely love. Used a very fine paintbrush with my watercolor pencils to make the accents. Time consuming but well worth it.

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Mequon, WI(Zone 4b)

Wow! That is absolutely beautiful! Wow!!

North Saanich, Canada

Thanks so much. Glad you like it!!!

Western, WI(Zone 4a)

Incredible!
My favorite stamping store got them in a few months ago and I am trying not to purchase any. Love using water colors though.

Maxine

Reedsburg, WI(Zone 4b)

That card is absolutely beautiful!!

Mequon, WI(Zone 4b)

Mom and I went to a Christmas Card class today called "Merry Glitzmas". The pictures used in the cards were on a 12x12 sheet, and were pre-cut to be punched out. We then added glitzy embellishments using Stickles, Smooches, glitter pens, and glaze pens.

Here is the first one:

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Mequon, WI(Zone 4b)

Another one:

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Mequon, WI(Zone 4b)

And one more (you can see the other three at http://picasaweb.google.com/Jeannie63/ChristmasCards?feat=directlink )

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Western, WI(Zone 4a)

What a hoot, Jeanie. I just picked up the same paper this week at my favorite card shop. Doubt if I will find time to make mine up though.
Aren't the images great?
Of course I like anything that looks old timey.

Maxine

Hanson, KY(Zone 6a)

Hi...I am a beginner and haven't got a clue what I need to buy to make a few of these wonderful cards like you very creative ladies are making.
Could someone give me a little how-to info for card crafting or at least point me in the right direction?


Jane

Western, WI(Zone 4a)

How close are you to a town? Look up in the yellow pages to find a stamping store near you and get ready to enjoy all the things that they offer. If they offer classes, which I am sure they do, sign up to take one. Ask if one of them is good for a beginner.
I have been stamping cards for over 10 yrs. so have accumulated mucho stuff.

Maxine

Hanson, KY(Zone 6a)

Thanks Maxine for your reply,
I'll check the yellow pages and see what I can find. We are about 15 minutes from town but don't know if it has or offers anything like this but I'll find out.

Thanks again & Merry Chrisymas to you & yours!
Jane

Mequon, WI(Zone 4b)

Jane,

I did a quick search on Google for scrapbooking stores near Hanson KY, and got the following hits:

The Scrapbook Nook
343 East Center Street, Madisonville, KY‎ - (270) 824-0408‎ - 6.2 mi S

Serendipity‎
19 South Main Street, Henderson, KY‎ - (270) 827-3288‎ - 30 mi N

Scrapbook Haven‎
1413 Bosley Road, Owensboro, KY‎ - (270) 240-5200‎ - 30 mi NE

Scrap Yard Scrapbooking‎
106 East Main Street, Princeton, KY‎ - (270) 365-6299‎ - 31 mi SW

Memories On Main
125 West 2nd Street, Owensboro, KY‎ - (270) 684-9901‎ - 32 mi NE

Scrapper's Paradise
103 Newman Dr, Eddyville, KY‎ - (270) 388-1685‎ - 41 mi SW


I'd start with the first one! Good luck
Jeannie

Hanson, KY(Zone 6a)

Jeannie,
You are such a sweetheart! The Madisonville location is just 15 mins or so from me, so I'll for sure be checking it out.
There's nothing that makes me feel more special than to receive one of these beautiful cards from a friend...just knowing they thought enough of me to take the time to make a handcrafted card really... makes me feel super special... I would love to be able to give them...as well as some other special people...a card that is handmade with love just for them.

Thanks for taking the time to google this for me, you and Maxine are very special ladies indeed!
Jane

Bordentown, NJ(Zone 7a)

I thought I would bump this thread instead of starting a new one. If you think a new thread is a better idea, please go ahead and start one and I'll happily participate.

Here is one of my cards from 2010. I'll reserve posting the rest in case you want a new thread.

Did you all make more last Christmas?

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Reedsburg, WI(Zone 4b)

Oh yes we did! I forgot about this thread. Please do post your's and I'll come back later and post the pics of the ones we made this year. It's nice to have a place to look back and see them all isn't it?

Victoria Harbour, ON

Love the card!

Just bought a circut expression, looking at it last night...

Now what..lol

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