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sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

November 6, 2009
1:54 PM

Post #7247067

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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sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

November 6, 2009
1:55 PM

Post #7247070

Another one:

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sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

November 6, 2009
1:56 PM

Post #7247073

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

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Jeannie63

Jeannie63
Mequon, WI
(Zone 4b)

November 6, 2009
2:30 PM

Post #7247196

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)
sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

November 6, 2009
2:37 PM

Post #7247217

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!!)

Jeannie63

Jeannie63
Mequon, WI
(Zone 4b)

November 6, 2009
2:42 PM

Post #7247233

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

ves522

ves522
Jim Falls, WI
(Zone 4a)

November 6, 2009
2:45 PM

Post #7247244

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!
sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

November 6, 2009
2:46 PM

Post #7247248

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!!
sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

November 6, 2009
2:47 PM

Post #7247253

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.

ves522

ves522
Jim Falls, WI
(Zone 4a)

November 6, 2009
2:54 PM

Post #7247264

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!

cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

November 6, 2009
3:24 PM

Post #7247357

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.
Maria
Rehoboth, MA
(Zone 5a)

November 6, 2009
4:30 PM

Post #7247563

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

Jeannie63

Jeannie63
Mequon, WI
(Zone 4b)

November 23, 2009
9:00 PM

Post #7303403

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!
sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

November 24, 2009
2:53 AM

Post #7304550

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

cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

November 24, 2009
3:04 AM

Post #7304580

Excellent cards ALL of them I am impressed.
sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

November 24, 2009
4:46 AM

Post #7304821

Thanks Cherie!! My favorite is Jeannie's trifold design card -- it was fun to make too. :)
Maxine
Western, WI
(Zone 4a)

November 24, 2009
8:16 PM

Post #7306526

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

Maxine

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sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

November 24, 2009
8:22 PM

Post #7306543

Those are very pretty! I like the one with all trees on it! Do you have a close up of that one Maxine?
Maxine
Western, WI
(Zone 4a)

November 24, 2009
9:34 PM

Post #7306715

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

Maxine

Jeannie63

Jeannie63
Mequon, WI
(Zone 4b)

November 24, 2009
9:45 PM

Post #7306739

Oh those are all very nice!
Maxine
Western, WI
(Zone 4a)

November 24, 2009
10:05 PM

Post #7306797

Here ya go!

Maxine

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sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

November 25, 2009
1:12 AM

Post #7307347

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

ves522

ves522
Jim Falls, WI
(Zone 4a)

November 25, 2009
1:27 PM

Post #7308334

Very pretty!
ggd
North Saanich
Canada

December 11, 2009
6:31 PM

Post #7359191

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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Jeannie63

Jeannie63
Mequon, WI
(Zone 4b)

December 11, 2009
7:27 PM

Post #7359342

Wow! That is absolutely beautiful! Wow!!
ggd
North Saanich
Canada

December 11, 2009
8:19 PM

Post #7359485

Thanks so much. Glad you like it!!!
Maxine
Western, WI
(Zone 4a)

December 11, 2009
10:34 PM

Post #7359850

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
sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

December 16, 2009
4:06 AM

Post #7373052

That card is absolutely beautiful!!

Jeannie63

Jeannie63
Mequon, WI
(Zone 4b)

December 20, 2009
2:50 AM

Post #7383704

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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Jeannie63

Jeannie63
Mequon, WI
(Zone 4b)

December 20, 2009
2:51 AM

Post #7383708

Another one:

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Jeannie63

Jeannie63
Mequon, WI
(Zone 4b)

December 20, 2009
2:53 AM

Post #7383712

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

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Maxine
Western, WI
(Zone 4a)

December 20, 2009
11:48 AM

Post #7384440

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
rainy_jane
Hanson, KY
(Zone 6a)

December 20, 2009
11:39 PM

Post #7386096

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
Maxine
Western, WI
(Zone 4a)

December 21, 2009
11:53 AM

Post #7387262

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
rainy_jane
Hanson, KY
(Zone 6a)

December 21, 2009
12:26 PM

Post #7387310

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

Jeannie63

Jeannie63
Mequon, WI
(Zone 4b)

December 21, 2009
1:52 PM

Post #7387489

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
rainy_jane
Hanson, KY
(Zone 6a)

December 21, 2009
2:34 PM

Post #7387684

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
NisiNJ
Bordentown, NJ
(Zone 7a)

February 22, 2011
7:12 AM

Post #8386146

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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sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 22, 2011
11:04 AM

Post #8386581

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?

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

February 23, 2011
9:51 AM

Post #8388257

Love the card!

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

Now what..lol
sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 23, 2011
11:48 AM

Post #8388456

I love my cricut. My mom has one too. I use the Gypsy for my designing, she just uses the cricut. I don't think I would get very far w/just the cricut. I like to see it all laid out before I begin.

Christmas 2010:

My sister Charlene's design:

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sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 23, 2011
11:49 AM

Post #8388457

Another of Charlene's designs: (I believe the bow on this was cut on Mom's cricut)

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sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 23, 2011
11:50 AM

Post #8388458

Oh, it was the gift box and bow cut on cricut. They are 1 piece. The ornament above was also cut on cricut.

Charlene's 3rd design:

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sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 23, 2011
11:51 AM

Post #8388460

My sister Jeannie also had 3 designs

#1:

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sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 23, 2011
11:53 AM

Post #8388461

#2

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sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 23, 2011
11:55 AM

Post #8388464

#3 (version 1)

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sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 23, 2011
11:55 AM

Post #8388468

#3 (version 2)

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sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 23, 2011
11:56 AM

Post #8388471

Mom's 3 designs:

#1

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sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 23, 2011
11:56 AM

Post #8388472

#2

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sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 23, 2011
11:57 AM

Post #8388477

#3

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sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 23, 2011
11:58 AM

Post #8388478

And my 3

#1

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sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 23, 2011
11:59 AM

Post #8388480

#1 opened:

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sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 23, 2011
12:02 PM

Post #8388487

#2 (version 1)


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sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 23, 2011
12:03 PM

Post #8388488

#2 (version 2)

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sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 23, 2011
12:06 PM

Post #8388495

I needed a few more cards than what we ended up with plus at least one design that my sisters and mom hadn't seen to send to them. I made 3 more designs after the card party weekend.

#1

(I used the "May the holiday spirit find a home in your heart" stamp that you see in the purse card above on the inside of this card)
sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 23, 2011
12:07 PM

Post #8388496

oops:

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sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 23, 2011
12:08 PM

Post #8388501

#2

On this card only the inner red piece lifts up rather than opening in the "normal" way.

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sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 23, 2011
12:09 PM

Post #8388504

And lastly, #3:

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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

February 23, 2011
1:26 PM

Post #8388629

Just too adorable..almost makes me want to start doing Christmas cards..lol..thank you for going through all of the trouble to post and encourage me!
NisiNJ
Bordentown, NJ
(Zone 7a)

February 23, 2011
2:17 PM

Post #8388709

Amazing! So much creativity. And it looks like you spent a lot of time with the scissors!

How was Jeannie's #2 card made? Is that a semicircle stamp used four times and cut out?

sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 23, 2011
3:42 PM

Post #8388855

Glad you enjoyed them!

Some of the cutting was done ahead of time on the Cricut but some was done by hand.

Jeannie's #2 card was made from a half moon stamp and a square stamp (they go together) You stamp out the square and then the half moon on all 4 sides of the square. Cut it out on the outer edges and fold. You can find that stamp set (and many more cool stamps including the santa jacket one I used the year before) here: http://shopping.toomuchfunrubberstamps.com/folios.html This place is at the rubber stamping expo in Milwaukee (or has been the last 2 or 3 times we went) and we both love them!
I used a stamp from them to make this card also:

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sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 23, 2011
3:43 PM

Post #8388857

Sorry I must have taken that photo w/my phone. It's not the best. They even have little buttons and hangers for the shirts!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

February 24, 2011
10:06 AM

Post #8390258

Very nice indeed!

There is a new and used show in Barrie on Saturday that is offering cuttlebug supplies and circuit cutter programs..hoping that weather co-operates so I get drive in.
ticollins
Sioux Falls, SD

December 11, 2011
12:50 PM

Post #8925283

Those are great. This is from 2009, but I would love to use some of these cards for this year!
Maxine
Western, WI
(Zone 4a)

December 11, 2011
1:55 PM

Post #8925358

You guys have been busy! Loved most of them. I have the cuddlebug machine and just love it. Also have a Sizzex, but don't use it at all.
I have some cards left over from last yr. and a few that I have made, but nothing addressed yet and sent out.
My, but the days are going fast, aren't they?

Thanks for posting, its always nice to see other people's work.

Maxine

Jeannie63

Jeannie63
Mequon, WI
(Zone 4b)

December 11, 2011
8:15 PM

Post #8925684

Sheri is not on DG anymore, but I'll try to get photos of this year's cards and post them :)
Maxine
Western, WI
(Zone 4a)

December 12, 2011
6:54 AM

Post #8926007

Thanks Jeannie, I didn't know that she had left.

Merry Christmas

Maxine

Jeannie63

Jeannie63
Mequon, WI
(Zone 4b)

December 13, 2011
7:40 PM

Post #8928639

I started a new thread for this year's cards:

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1233535/

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