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sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

November 26, 2007
6:29 PM

Post #4231612

I have been busy making Christmas cards and I am sure many of you have been too. Wouldn't it be fun to share our designs?

My mom and my sister and I all got together and made cards. Also, a few of my cards, I made at a Stampin' Up Stamp a Stack. The gathering with mom and sis was done similar to the SU SAS.

This first card I made was one of the designs my mom brought.

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sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

November 26, 2007
6:31 PM

Post #4231619

Another of the designs mom brought

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sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

November 26, 2007
6:32 PM

Post #4231624

This is one of my sister's designs

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sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

November 26, 2007
6:34 PM

Post #4231627

This is one of the ones done at the SU SAS

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sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

November 26, 2007
6:35 PM

Post #4231630

Another of my sister's designs

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sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

November 26, 2007
6:36 PM

Post #4231634

Another from the SU SAS

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sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

November 26, 2007
6:38 PM

Post #4231640

One of mom's designs

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sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

November 26, 2007
6:39 PM

Post #4231642

Another from SU SAS

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sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

November 26, 2007
6:47 PM

Post #4231659

Another one from teh SU SAS

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sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

November 26, 2007
6:48 PM

Post #4231663

Ah, finally one of my designs-bet you were starting to think none of them would be my own!!! LOL

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sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

November 26, 2007
6:50 PM

Post #4231665

One of my sister's

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sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

November 26, 2007
6:51 PM

Post #4231669

One of mom's

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sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

November 26, 2007
6:52 PM

Post #4231671

Another of mom's

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sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

November 26, 2007
6:54 PM

Post #4231674

Another of mine

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sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

November 26, 2007
6:58 PM

Post #4231680

This is sorta my design. I laid out the paper and the stamp set and my friend, who had come to help me get ready for my day with my mom and sis, did the rest of the designing.

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sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

November 26, 2007
7:06 PM

Post #4231702

I have a couple more but they just don't seem to want to post. Not sure why. Maybe I'll try again later. I hope many of you will share your designs as well!!
dpoitras
Upstate, NY
(Zone 5a)

November 26, 2007
10:49 PM

Post #4232535

Beautiful cards!! They are VERY beautiful. Uhm...how do you get on your Christmas card list? ;)

One of the girls I work with is also a card maker. She gives me a card every holiday and for the change of seasons. I frame the cards and make them part of my holiday decor. They look great! I know how much time and effort goes into them.
sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

November 26, 2007
11:04 PM

Post #4232586

dpoitras-dmail me your address and I will send you one. I do have some extra!! What else will I do with them??
sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

December 5, 2007
2:21 PM

Post #4263700

Have none of you made your own cards? I would love to see them!! I am sure many of our fellow DGers would also. Please, pretty please, snap a picture and post it???

Happy Holidays to you all!!!
dpoitras
Upstate, NY
(Zone 5a)

December 5, 2007
11:43 PM

Post #4265566

Seriously??!!!! Sending you a dmail right away!! OH MY THANK YOU!! I am going to give it a shot at making my own cards!! I am so excited!!
sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

December 5, 2007
11:44 PM

Post #4265571

Oh cool!! Yes, I will send one out to you in tomorrows mail!

dpoitras
Upstate, NY
(Zone 5a)

December 17, 2007
11:07 PM

Post #4304952

I got the cards today!! I have to tell you that the internet does not do your cards justice!! They are beautiful! Truly they are! I can't even pick a favorite! Beautiful work. Thank you so much. They will be on display for many Christmas's to come. Thank you again. Did you use embossing powder on the angel and the joy card? I just love them all.
sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

December 17, 2007
11:52 PM

Post #4305060

I am so glad that you liked the cards! Yes, embossing powder on both. I can not believe that no one here has made a Christmas card to post!! : ( Are you still going to make a few????

Sheri
dpoitras
Upstate, NY
(Zone 5a)

December 18, 2007
12:48 AM

Post #4305209

That is the goal. With Christmas so close I'm not sure. I really want to. I just can't get over how beautiful your cards are. Mine will pale in comparison! Tonight I am making cookies, tomorrow night I am going to make at least 1 card to post?? Thanks again. It really means a lot to me that you sent me so many beautiful cards. I know that when people make homemade anything a part of that person goes into what they made. Thank you again. They are one of my favorite gifts this season.
sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

December 18, 2007
2:28 AM

Post #4305510

It warms my heart to know I have touched you! Knowing how much you have enjoyed receiving the cards is MY best gift!!
gardenobsession
Yorktown Heights, NY

January 4, 2008
3:02 AM

Post #4358535

Here are some card I made for Christmas 2007

http://www.scraphappykt.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=244
sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

January 4, 2008
3:09 AM

Post #4358566

Those are really nice! My favorite is the Mulberry ornaments! TFS
Tir_Na_Nog
Houston
United States
(Zone 9b)

January 22, 2008
5:10 PM

Post #4438567

Beautiful work! I'd just like to say I'm sad to even see the art of SENDING Christmas cards dying out I get less than half of what I send out BACK and have even included 4x6 photo of the family and newsletter to oh maybe 20 or so great old friends and relatives.

Where are the Christmas cards people? Is the Post Office eating them???? :)
NisiNJ
Bordentown, NJ
(Zone 7a)

March 17, 2008
5:56 AM

Post #4673497

Just discovered this thread today. Loved seeing all of your images. Hopefully more people will discover the thread near the end of 2008. If I can get my 18 yr old daughter to explain how to use her digital camera, I will post mine. But I have several months yet, right?

How early do you start to make your cards each year?
sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

March 17, 2008
12:32 PM

Post #4673828

Oh, it would really be nice to see someone else's work!

Me? LOL I am not one to get ahead of the game! I did better this past year than I have ever done. I hope to get started again med November but we will see.

If you think about it, and I am not, feel free to bump this up next fall/winter!

Thanks, Sheri
KraftyKacy
Temperance, MI
(Zone 5b)

May 30, 2008
9:15 PM

Post #5027362

I just found this group. I will load up some of my past Christmas cards.
Happy Stamping,
Kacy

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KraftyKacy
Temperance, MI
(Zone 5b)

May 30, 2008
9:21 PM

Post #5027388

This is done using the tea bog folding technique. I cut a hole in the front fo the card and put the tea bag through the hole instead of glueing it on. I'll scan the inside so you can see the effect.

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KraftyKacy
Temperance, MI
(Zone 5b)

May 30, 2008
9:23 PM

Post #5027395

The inside.

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KraftyKacy
Temperance, MI
(Zone 5b)

May 30, 2008
9:27 PM

Post #5027415

A shaker card.

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Maxine
Western, WI
(Zone 4a)

May 30, 2008
9:30 PM

Post #5027426

Very impressive Xmas card, KraftyKacy.

How bout posting your directions for a person who has difficulty looking at a picture and figuring things out?

Maxine
KraftyKacy
Temperance, MI
(Zone 5b)

May 30, 2008
9:31 PM

Post #5027434

Which card?
KraftyKacy
Temperance, MI
(Zone 5b)

May 30, 2008
9:33 PM

Post #5027446

Here's one doning Iris folding.

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KraftyKacy
Temperance, MI
(Zone 5b)

May 30, 2008
9:43 PM

Post #5027472

This one uses the Spirelli technique.

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KraftyKacy
Temperance, MI
(Zone 5b)

May 30, 2008
9:54 PM

Post #5027509

I'm looking on line for tea bag folding instructions for the star fold which is what I used on that card (I think, I made it 5 years ago.) If I can't find it on line I try to locate the book I got the instructions out of but that may take a while.
Happy Stamping,
Kacy
KraftyKacy
Temperance, MI
(Zone 5b)

May 30, 2008
10:02 PM

Post #5027536

Here's a link to instructions for doing a star tea bog fold. It's not exactly like the one that I did but it should work. After having your tea bag medallion all put together & glued you would cut a hole in the card front just big enough for one set of points to fit through the hole but not the second set of points so that it stays in place.
Hope this helps. If not lket me know if I need to find the book with the instructions taht I followwed
Happy Stamping,
Kacy

http://www.handcraftedgreetings.com/tbtristar.html
KraftyKacy
Temperance, MI
(Zone 5b)

May 30, 2008
10:09 PM

Post #5027556

Here's a card I made with the Spinner technique. The snowflake spins from one side of the card to the other.

If you need a wonderful sight to learn card making techniques go here:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ee/index.php/resources/C87/

If the link doesn't work do a search for "Split Coast Stampers", once you are in the web site click on resources. There are two sections: Projects & Techniques. Both have differenct techiques in them.

Happy Stamping,
Kacy

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KraftyKacy
Temperance, MI
(Zone 5b)

May 30, 2008
10:14 PM

Post #5027574

This one wasn't for Christmas but I had to share. I made it special for a friend of my Mother's to get to her daughter. That scan didn't focus well on the back layers but it really shows off the depth.

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KraftyKacy
Temperance, MI
(Zone 5b)

May 30, 2008
10:16 PM

Post #5027580

I used this same technique to make shadowboxes for my Mom & my finance's Mom for Christmas this past year. Here's how one of them turned out.

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sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

May 30, 2008
11:37 PM

Post #5027902

Oh awesome!! I love your cards. Thanks for adding them. :)
Maxine
Western, WI
(Zone 4a)

May 31, 2008
10:10 AM

Post #5029745

Are you using the nesstiablites or cutting your own ovals?
Sorry about the spelling on that one word.
From what I can ascertain, you are layering each of the ovals along with the flower cut outs?
Lots of putsy work.

Beautiful though.

Maxine
NisiNJ
Bordentown, NJ
(Zone 7a)

June 1, 2008
9:10 PM

Post #5037080

Kacy: Your cards are incredible. You deserve to have "Krafty" in your name.

I particularly like the snowflake background on your spinning snowflake card. If that is scrapbook paper, what brand is it? If you stamped the snowflakes, what is the name of the blue ink?

NisiNJ
NisiNJ
Bordentown, NJ
(Zone 7a)

July 29, 2008
1:57 AM

Post #5335679

Has anyone started yet? Yeah, right! LOL

Actually, I am bumping this up because there is a blogger group that just had a challenge to make a Christmas card in July. Here is the link ...

http://docs.google.com/View?docid=dcbfbsrv_72kdt9wt2

If you go down the list, clicking on each name, you will see the cards they made to answer the challenge.

I certainly had my printer hooked up to make ideas for future reference!

sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

July 29, 2008
7:20 PM

Post #5339166

Cool!! TFS
ceep
Feasterville Trevose, PA

August 28, 2008
5:26 PM

Post #5478927

Here's a snowglobe one. On my blog you can download the file and put your own picture in the snowglobe.

http://extremecards.blogspot.com/2008/08/digital-photo-snow-globe.html

I made it into a card that flips the snowglobe from back to front as the card opens.

See tutorial here:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=220614.msg2377261#msg2377261

This message was edited Aug 28, 2008 12:34 PM

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dpoitras
Upstate, NY
(Zone 5a)

August 28, 2008
5:52 PM

Post #5479035

I framed the ones sjweld sent me last year and they are now a part of my Christmas decor! I LOVE them!!
sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

September 2, 2008
9:48 PM

Post #5499816

dpoitras, that is so cool you framed the cards! I am flattered!

I love the idea of the globe card. I may have to give that a try.

Jeannie63

Jeannie63
Mequon, WI
(Zone 4b)

September 4, 2008
3:04 PM

Post #5507282

No, Sheri - I have reserved that card idea for our Christmas Card swap this year!
dpoitras
Upstate, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 4, 2008
4:42 PM

Post #5507729

The cards deserved to be framed they are beautiful!!
sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

September 4, 2008
7:49 PM

Post #5508315

Just so we make some Jeannie, that's just fine with me!! You can do the prep work for it then Ha Ha...

Thanks dpoitras!!

It won't be long and it will be time to start making this years cards. "Gasp"

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 30, 2008
4:36 PM

Post #5733552

It's that time of year isn't it..busy with Christmas cards...must learn not to teach everyone how to make them now how will I make cards for them all...

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Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 30, 2008
4:38 PM

Post #5733554

and some more...

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Fairy1004
(bestest fairy)Tempe, MI
(Zone 5b)

October 30, 2008
5:00 PM

Post #5733629

KraftyKacy-where do you live??? I life off Sterns between Jackman & Douglas!!!!! OMG another DGer in Temperance-I about fell off my chair!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

October 30, 2008
5:07 PM

Post #5733647

Those are awesome! Great job We will be having our card workshop (Jeannie, our mom and me) in two weeks. Pictures to come!!!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 30, 2008
7:34 PM

Post #5734047

looking forward to seeing them...always appreciate ideas...waving Fairy!!!!
Maxine
Western, WI
(Zone 4a)

October 30, 2008
8:24 PM

Post #5734210

Betty, excellent folding on your cards. Haven't really started making Xmas cards yet. Have to get one done for my granddaughters wedding on the 8th. Now if I can quit canning, maybe I can get something else done.

Looking forward to seeing all the examples.

Maxine
Fairy1004
(bestest fairy)Tempe, MI
(Zone 5b)

October 30, 2008
10:12 PM

Post #5734549

I love all the cars-I really hope I have the time next year to make at least some:) Maybe I will get lucky and my new job will let me do things like that just like Betty:)
dp72
Woodway, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 3, 2008
4:00 AM

Post #5746081

Here is my Christmas Card from 1994!!!!!

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sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

November 3, 2008
4:26 AM

Post #5746172

Awesome cards!!
dp72
Woodway, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 3, 2008
4:57 AM

Post #5746248

another

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dp72
Woodway, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 3, 2008
4:57 AM

Post #5746250

and another

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Fairy1004
(bestest fairy)Tempe, MI
(Zone 5b)

November 3, 2008
10:51 AM

Post #5746543

I REALLY like the last one-do you have instructions??
Maxine
Western, WI
(Zone 4a)

November 3, 2008
11:07 AM

Post #5746572

Fairy, she is using a template to mark and then cut the lines so they pop up. I have them, but have never gotten around to using them.
my bad! LOL
Have lots of stamping supplies that I haven't used. Any one else in that catagory?

Maxine
Fairy1004
(bestest fairy)Tempe, MI
(Zone 5b)

November 3, 2008
11:09 AM

Post #5746576

so then I guess I need to ask "can I have a copy of that template" then right Maxine??;)
dp72
Woodway, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 3, 2008
2:21 PM

Post #5747026

Fairy, since Maxine says I used a template, I'll just let her send you a copy.

And I'm a he, not a she.
weedsgalore
Tampa, FL

November 3, 2008
2:55 PM

Post #5747126

Wow! I MISSED this thread!! Some very innovative and creative cards here!! Love all of your cards...and yes, i have accumulated tons of supplies...i love crafting and card making things...i hoard them away like a miser!! But we run "challenges" weekly on the Ck scrapbooking site, and it is a good way to gift them to others..things you thought you would use and haven't. dp72...awesome card...and it is nice to see a male in this art form...it brings a wonderfully different outlook and design interpretation to our favorite hobby! Here is a card made with my cricut, that i posted on a thread earlier this morning...since it is not your traditional colors..i will post it here...i love dimensional things..thanks all!

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dp72
Woodway, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 3, 2008
3:05 PM

Post #5747154

weedsgalore- beautiful card! I'm just the opposite of a lot of people who make cards (other than being male!) in that I am a minimalist- few supplies, use fairly cheap paper and so on. I have a good many punches and stamps, but I don't have the expensive die-cut devices, the Zyron or whatever that is that applies adhesive to the back, for example. I like TECHNIQUE rather than finished product. I don't produce much work- just when I need something to send- I do make my Christmas cards every year, and a birthday card for each year. For instance, starting Jan. 1 I'll have a new birthday card design and everybody on my list will get the same bday card from me in 2009. It's easier to make 60 of one design that 60 different designs. I really enjoy seeing what the others of you are doing. When you say dimensional, I am the same way. I want my cards to be 3-D or to do something- pop-up, or slide, or twist, or have some surprise for whoever gets it.

James
Maxine
Western, WI
(Zone 4a)

November 3, 2008
5:46 PM

Post #5747662


sorry James, but you are the first man that I have met that does cards. Not saying their aren't more out there, but just have never run into them.

Fairy, I don't know if I can send you the templates or not. Give me a couple of weeks, please and I will see what I can come up with.
Granddaughter getting married Sat. oldest daughter is coming in tomorrow from N.M. for the wedding and I am getting snowed under with company.
Plus I am taking a class making cards using a different technique.

Maxine
Fairy1004
(bestest fairy)Tempe, MI
(Zone 5b)

November 3, 2008
5:51 PM

Post #5747682

James-
I love your cards-I take it from your comment that you didn't use a template?? I have never made carsds B4 and while I make a ton of other crafty things, I think I would like to make my own cards next year for xmas which means I better start on them in January!!LOL If you have any tips, techniques, templates or anything you can tell me to help m get started??

Thanks, Stacey

PS=Weeds-what an elegant card!!
Fairy1004
(bestest fairy)Tempe, MI
(Zone 5b)

November 3, 2008
6:00 PM

Post #5747719

Thanks Maxine:)
weedsgalore
Tampa, FL

November 3, 2008
7:43 PM

Post #5748037

Fairy1004, if there is a class offered at your local Michael's, JoAnnes, or scrapbooking store, it is an excellent way to start making cards...they will walk you through the basics...and don't be shy,,,everyone had to start somewhere!! thankyou for your compliment! sue
sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

November 3, 2008
8:34 PM

Post #5748163

For those who are commenting about having a surplus of extra supplies, have you seen this thread:
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/919495/
Maxine
Western, WI
(Zone 4a)

November 3, 2008
10:25 PM

Post #5748504

Fairy, I would suggest that you find a local card shop that specializes in teaching rubber stamping. Will probably also offer scrapbooking too.
People there are very knowledgeable and willing to help, plus the charge is nominal for a class.
The one I am taking tomorrow is $8.00 making 3 cards. One of the ladies who is part owner I had suggested that she offer a class making sympathy cards as it seems I always need one when I don't have any stamped ahead of time.
Hope this makes sense.

Maxine
Fairy1004
(bestest fairy)Tempe, MI
(Zone 5b)

November 3, 2008
10:56 PM

Post #5748641

The only place here closed about a month ago:(
NisiNJ
Bordentown, NJ
(Zone 7a)

November 4, 2008
12:18 AM

Post #5748879

James:

How wide of a piece of cardstock did you need for the "Peace on Earth Good Will to Men" card? Did you have to piece any of it together? By my calculations (admittedly not my strongest skill) a 12" piece of cardstock folded that many times would result in a card only 2" wide!???

Obviously, we're intrigued by your ingenuity!

NisiNJ (Denise)
dp72
Woodway, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 4, 2008
1:20 AM

Post #5749111

Hi, Denise. I got off on the wrong foot here because I sweat blood over my cards and then someone here said I use a (bought) template. I'm more than happy, though, to explain to you as well as I can the steps involved in the Peace on Earth card. Your math is good. The sheet before folding is about 17 inches, so I must have bought 18x24 paper. Is there such a size? No, wait. It was probably 11x17. That's a standard "double" letter size, and that would give me the 17 inches. I don't use expensive papers. This was bought as a ream. After the folds, it is narrow- just under 3 inches wide. It's much simpler than it may look. It's a simple accordian fold (6 sections) with some cross cuts and reverse folds so parts pop back and others pop forward. Planning the sections took some time, but it was fun. I then Xeroxed parts of it, including my lettering, and as you can prob. tell used rubber stamps and stickers for part of it. Colored with colored pencils in a few places. I probably made 75 of them, and once you get going it's not bad. I'm glad you liked it. If you want to design something similar and need more detailed instructions I could photograph it flat and show where the folds and CUTS go.
Best of luck to you.

James
dp72
Woodway, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 4, 2008
1:33 AM

Post #5749245

Fairy, I have extras of the tree card. If you want to send a SASE, I'll be glad to send you one. I think I have extras of the other two I posted so would throw them in too. If you're interested, just d-mail me. The reason I offer to send you an actual card is that you can unfold it and fold it back and see exactly how the cuts are done. Basically, you just make twin parallel cuts getting wider as you go down the "tree" to make it wider, then reverse the folds. Once you see a card you'll know exactly how to do it.
Maxine
Western, WI
(Zone 4a)

November 4, 2008
11:10 AM

Post #5750309

Well James, I am sorry that you took offense at what I stated. I have the templates showing the cuts that are made making this card, plus other templates for different cuts.
I can give you the name of the company from whom I purchased them if you wish.

Maxine
dp72
Woodway, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 4, 2008
8:30 PM

Post #5751993

No need to do that, Maxine. This idea has been used a lot, I'm sure, because it's a logical one for a pop-out card. I had seen cards at Hallmark and places like that done the same way, so I just folded a sheet of paper in two and made the cuts. I'm not sure why anyone would need a template for this one. It's straightforward.

Happy cardcrafting.

JMS
dpoitras
Upstate, NY
(Zone 5a)

November 7, 2008
1:25 AM

Post #5760886

James - you sure like a challenge! I LOVE the peace on earth card!! Your talented.

Debby
Fairy1004
(bestest fairy)Tempe, MI
(Zone 5b)

November 8, 2008
1:42 PM

Post #5765844

James & Betty are sending me some help:) If anyone does have templates that they can copy I am happy to send postage:) You all have been very helpful:) I can't wait-these will be my Feb & March project-after that I am busy for the rest of the year...
sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

November 10, 2008
4:05 AM

Post #5772589

Ok, this years cards from our Christmas Card Making Party this weekend. I think I have explained how we do this before but just for clairity:

Jeannie(63), our mom and I each design 4 cards, we precut and organize the supplies needed for our designs and make up packets for each. When we get together, we all make 3 cards of each design. That means by the end of the weekend we all have 36 cards which we have made ourselves.

That said here are the cards we made this weekend!

I'll post Jeannie's 4 designs first:

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sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

November 10, 2008
4:08 AM

Post #5772601

This is a really cool card and I am not sure the pictures will really depict how it works but I'll try.

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sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

November 10, 2008
4:10 AM

Post #5772612

That card sorta "pulls" open from the middle. Maybe Jeannie can describe it better. Anyway here is what it looks like opened up:

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sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

November 10, 2008
4:12 AM

Post #5772635

This is done with red flocking on the tree.

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sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

November 10, 2008
4:17 AM

Post #5772649

We had to cut out all the little gingerbread men but the card was so cute we agreed it was worth all the putzyness (is that a word?). LOL

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sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

November 10, 2008
4:18 AM

Post #5772652

We even did some fancy work on the inside of the Gingerbread Man card:

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sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

November 10, 2008
4:23 AM

Post #5772662

OK, now mom's 4 designs:

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sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

November 10, 2008
4:25 AM

Post #5772666

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sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

November 10, 2008
4:27 AM

Post #5772671

I used this stamp on one of my designs last year and mom did a very different, very pretty card with it this year:

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sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

November 10, 2008
4:29 AM

Post #5772674

This one was really cool. The tree is under the acetate and the rest is on top of it.

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sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

November 10, 2008
4:30 AM

Post #5772676

Now, my 4 designs:

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sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

November 10, 2008
4:31 AM

Post #5772679

The snowflakes on this vellum are "fuzzy".

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sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

November 10, 2008
4:35 AM

Post #5772687

I have tried to post this one twice already but here goes one more time! It just won't post grrrrrr:

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sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

November 10, 2008
4:36 AM

Post #5772692

Woohoo!!! It finally posted :)

And of the 4 I designed, this is my favorite (it is DH's fav of my designs also)

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gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

November 10, 2008
7:47 AM

Post #5772999

This thread should be in the DG Hall of Fame Wow! I'm just getting ready to start on some Christmas cards and you have given me some ideas. I love the multi-dimensional ones.




detheo
Macomb, MI
(Zone 5b)

November 10, 2008
3:14 PM

Post #5773737

Wonderful work ladies ;o)...

You should be proud!
Fairy1004
(bestest fairy)Tempe, MI
(Zone 5b)

November 10, 2008
3:56 PM

Post #5773879

My fave is 2nd to last-the snowmen:) GREAT JOB though-so many wonderful cards!!!
weedsgalore
Tampa, FL

November 11, 2008
2:59 AM

Post #5776354

What an industrious family here!! Great cards, and a nice time for family bonding...i love the snowmen one, and i like the snowflake one too!! Great job!! sue
sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

November 11, 2008
3:20 AM

Post #5776423

Thanks guys!! Yeah, we are a rather crafty family over all. Until Dad's hands got too shakey, he was scrapbooking for a few years too. I went to a few scrapmania nights with him at Archivers. You should see the ladies look when a 70 something man sat down to scrapbook!!
weedsgalore
Tampa, FL

November 11, 2008
2:37 PM

Post #5777667

Bless you for taking him to Achivers!! lol...i would think the ladies would spoil him!! You sound like you lavish love and attention on your parents, how wonderful!!! I miss my dad, gone now 10 yrs. So enjoy them, while you have them!! sue
NisiNJ
Bordentown, NJ
(Zone 7a)

November 16, 2008
3:31 AM

Post #5796065

Dear Sheri and Jeannie (63):

From your explanation above, I gather that the gingerbread cards were initiated by Jeannie. Could I ask one or both of you a question?

Did you use the Martha Stewart stamp set? My daughter just bought those stamps and wants to use them to make cards. My actual question is...what did you use to put the "icing" lines on the gingerbread house?

Another question...Where do you buy flocking? I can't find it in Michael's or AC Moore (there are no Hobby Hobby's here.)

Thanks so much. Great cards!

Denise
detheo
Macomb, MI
(Zone 5b)

November 16, 2008
4:51 AM

Post #5796238

Denise do you have an "archivers" in your area? Thats a wonderful store...or you can go on-line and order it too from a scrapbooking site that carries it.

Delane

Jeannie63

Jeannie63
Mequon, WI
(Zone 4b)

November 16, 2008
4:58 AM

Post #5796248

Denise, yes I used the Martha Stewart Gingerbread stamp set. (Did you see that she has a matching punch for an edging?). The icing on the gingerbread house was done with a white pen that was supposed to turn puffy as it dried - it didn't get real puffy, but did give a nice effect. Tomorrow I can get the name of the pen (my other sister is sleeping in my craft room tonight, visiting).

I bought the flocking at Archivers (a midwestern scrapbooking store). Did you look in the same section of the store where they sell embossing powder? It is usually in that same section (in fact, the packaging is very similar to embossing powder). Try looking for some regular scrapbooking stores in your area. Looks like there may be a few across the river, on Route 1.

Wish we had AC Moore out here! I moved to WI in 2006 after spending 25 years in Pennsylvania. I like AC Moore much better than MIchaels.

Thanks!
Highmtn
Cliff Dweller, WA
(Zone 8b)

November 16, 2008
2:39 PM

Post #5796953

Ok...I turned into a quilter about 2.5 years ago but in the past I've done my share of making cards for all occasions! I have an entire cupboard of stamping/card making supplies!

I just have to say... you people are REALLY CREATIVE ARTISTS and making some beaaaaaaaaautiful cards! Eventually I want to make little gift tags that match the quilts I send out.

For now...I'm very busy sewing, but SERIOUSLY ENJOYING watching the posts in here.

BRAVO! REALLY REALLLLLLLLY NICE CARDS!!!
detheo
Macomb, MI
(Zone 5b)

November 16, 2008
3:45 PM

Post #5797235

highmtn,
happy quilting...I'm finishing up on one myself!!
Cards are so fun to create and make for others...very relaxing as well!
I went to hobby lobby for the first time lastnight (OMGosh) I love that place.
I seen a wood block stamp that was a turkey and he had a sign that read
"eat beef" and I'm sorry now I didn't buy it so now I have an excuse to go back..
I did buy two other stamps though.

Have a great Sunday!
Delane
Highmtn
Cliff Dweller, WA
(Zone 8b)

November 16, 2008
4:55 PM

Post #5797513

HI Delane!

Ah! You are living proof that MAYBE I'll get back to doing "both" hobbies again! I have a new motto..."I want it... I buy it"..lol At the price of gas I figure the trip back will be more expensive then if I just get “the treasure” when I first spot it..lol Of course...my kids are all grown and I'm not trying to raise a family etc. I have boxes of stamps that I miss so much! Looking at your posted cards really took me down memory lane! I'm terrified to ask if "hobby lobby" has a website... *gasp*...I might not want to know!

I've gone soooooo quilt crazy that on Dec 6th I have a finger food potluck at our quilters club and I am going to cut allll my cheeses/lunch meats etc into the parts of an Ohio Star...and serve them on a platter assembled like a quilt block...lololol I'm going to lay down a holiday napkin and cover that with plastic wrap so the little 1/2" gaps between the parts will even make it look MORE quiltish...lol I plan on taking a picture..lol I'll post it.

*STAMPING TIP*
I saw a deal on one of Carol Duvall's shows a long time ago where this guy was cutting up magazine pages that had good photographed textures and/or colors on them. He would stamp ...say like a butter fly wing and then emboss it with some metallic. So you had this beautiful wing with not only the embossed powder, but the really unique look of the magazine page. Then...he's glued that on his card of the already stamped up image. The 3-D effect was stunning! OMG...I FOUND THE LINK!!!...LOLOL I'm in shock...lol Check it out!
http://www.hgtv.com/crafting/stamped-faux-cloisonne-card/index.html
See bottom of my post for a photo example. Enjoy!!

Ok... I got off topic, so I hope this link to stamping at Carol Duvall’s website will absolve me from any wrong doing...hehe

Hugs and poof*




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Highmtn
Cliff Dweller, WA
(Zone 8b)

November 16, 2008
5:02 PM

Post #5797540

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh noooooooooooooooooo... Hobby Lobby has a website...lol http://hobbylobby.com/ This is very bad...lol

Fairy1004
(bestest fairy)Tempe, MI
(Zone 5b)

November 16, 2008
5:12 PM

Post #5797575

Thanks for the link Highmtn-that looks awesome!!!

James-thank you-I got them!!!!
detheo
Macomb, MI
(Zone 5b)

November 16, 2008
5:57 PM

Post #5797747

Highmtn,

Oh know you found it LOL...They have a 40% coupon that you can print too!
I just added myself to their e-mail list... I love your idea with the finger foods
I can't wait for you to post a picture! You sound very creative...;o)
That is a neat idea with the magazine pictures! Is there an Archivers
in your area? That is an amazing place as well...I watched my girlfriends
kitties (her girls) while she was on vacation 10 days and she sent me
an awesome card with an Archivers gift card in it Woooo Hoooo ;o)
I was so happy to get that! I have to "self counsel myself" before I go in
I can see that I'm going to do that with hobby lobby as well. Nothing
like damage control...yikes!
Sometimes I have to leave the bags in the car if hubby is home LOL..LOL
so I don't get in to much trouble...My kids are "almost grown" but I'm still not
able to find enough "ME" time to accomplish all that I want to do...and finish
my quilts,cards,cropping,yard art ect ect. I was bummed that one of my favorite
quilt shops closed ughhh they had the best prints,kits ect.ect. but I did find another
one 20 mins away on a much smaller scale which is actually alot better for me
because of the trouble I can get into... Happy Happy Crafting! :o)...Delane

Fairy- I wish you had an Archivers by you...they have everything you'd ever need!
there are only 2 in Mi so far...One in Novi, and the other by me in St. Heights.
There are many on-line stores...As I find templates and cool ideas I will
forword them to you! ;o)

The snow is on it's way...stay warm everyone!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

November 17, 2008
1:03 AM

Post #5799211

Snow has hit..blizzard here today/tonight...
Picture from my window this aft. before the major snowfall...

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gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

November 17, 2008
2:57 AM

Post #5799608

How pretty! Howie and I are not much liking the change to cold weather. If summers weren't so hot in the more temperate areas, we wouldn't mind relocating eventually. I do love how snow looks, though. :)
sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

November 17, 2008
4:45 AM

Post #5799772

That magazine picture idea looks stunning. :) Thanks

I am really enjoying the sharing that is going on in this thread.
NisiNJ
Bordentown, NJ
(Zone 7a)

November 18, 2008
12:35 AM

Post #5802946

I see that the guy who was the guest on the Carol Duvall Show link (Highmtn's Nov 16 post above) was Michael Strong. He is a frequent presenter on the Scrapbook Lounge video site:

http://sbl.tvweekly.com/player.php?31fa147b49491bdee28b7f43df6918bcy6988

He actually is this week's presenter! If you haven't seen the Scrapbook Lounge before, you might be interested in their past episodes. Click on "Archives" to see them. Some of them are Christmas themed. (I added that because this post strayed from the thread topic. Sorry.)
ceep
Feasterville Trevose, PA

December 12, 2008
11:46 AM

Post #5884057

Right now I'm getting my butt kicked in a Christmas Card contest. Some good stuff there! Vote for your favorite:

http://tipjunkie.blogspot.com/2008/12/christmas-card-contest-vote-now.html

Carol
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

December 12, 2008
9:21 PM

Post #5885486

Thanks for the heads-up, Carol. :) There are some amazing Christmas cards posted there!
sarah_9
seattle
USA Minor Outlying Islands

April 20, 2009
9:33 AM

Post #6435750

Hello,

You know what i just love viewing this post, so many creative ideas and good designs at one place , it is very motivating for newbies like me.


Regards,
sarah_9


Handmade Papers
NisiNJ
Bordentown, NJ
(Zone 7a)

August 3, 2009
10:55 PM

Post #6903421

If anyone is interested, there is now a tutorial at Splitcoaststampers website for making James' Nov 3 "trifold" card above. To me it looks like the same cutting pattern, anyway.

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/trishuttercard

Denise

ps. Has anyone heard from dp72 (James)?
gardengus
Flora, IN
(Zone 5a)

August 4, 2009
12:10 AM

Post #6903702

dp72 has a thread in photography/camera started last month.
insectlady
Augusta, GA

August 19, 2009
7:01 PM

Post #6965406

Hello to everyone! I just found your forum and am a pop-up card maker of many years. I have never stamped any cards, but am very impressed by what all of you have done. You are an inspiration to me, and I thank you for it!
sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

August 19, 2009
7:51 PM

Post #6965549

WELCOME!! I hope you will show us some of your work also!
sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

August 30, 2009
5:25 PM

Post #7004931

OH!! I am going to check it out right now. :) Thanks

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