Blinged up Santa Card

Santa card from October Paper Pumpkin kit

We were able to gather in person this month for our first Christmas Card Camp!

This is the first in person event we've held since February of 2020!

The first card I presented included some layering fun!

Let's take a look:

Card Basics

Cardbase - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" Real Red cardstock, folded in half for left hinge opening

Background piece - 4" x 5 1/4" Real Red cardstock

Inside piece - 4" x 5 1/4" Basic White cardstock

Pretty Paper - (Festive Foil Specialty paper) Piece one (2" x 5"), Piece two (3"x3")

Accent - Real Red Glimmer Paper 4" x 3/4"

Focal piece - Basic White cardstock 2 1/2" x 3 3/4"

Embellishments - Iridescent Trim (approx 6 " and 4" pieces), Wonderful Snowflakes, and Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewel

 

Assembly instructions

  1. Prepare cardbase
  2. On background piece, adhere paper layer one (keeping equal border on top, bottom and left side).
  3. Attach the square paper towards the top (keeping equal spacing left and right).
  4. Attach the red glimmer piece at the bottom edge of the square paper.
  5. Wrap a piece of trim along the left side of the background piece. Attaching at the back (I used transparent tape). Tie a shorter piece of trim to create a knot. Trim ends.
  6. Attach a Wonderful Snowflake using a Mini Glue Dot to the top corner of the pretty paper layers.
  7. Attach the background piece to the cardbase using Dimensionals keeping equal spacing on four sides.
  8. Stamp Santa onto the top center of the focal piece and a greeting at the bottom center. Use markers to color in Santa.
  9. Attach the focal piece over the snowflake using Dimensionals.
  10. Accent the ball of the hat using an Iridescent Rhinestone.
  11. Stamp a greeting onto the neutral cardstock piece for the inside and then attach inside, keeping equal spacing on four sides.

The stamp set that I used for this card came from the October 2022 Paper Pumpkin kit.

 

I've said it before and I'll say it again!

 

I'm a BIG FAN of Paper Pumpkin!

I LOVE getting an exclusive stamp set every month.

You can see why Paper Pumpkin is such a great value!

Not only do you get the awesome project that is included in the kit, but you can use the stamp set to create your own projects after.

You should become a monthly Paper Pumpkin subscriber so you never miss out on the exclusive stamp set!

 

Card Kit in the Mail - Christmas Card Camp 2

Happy Christmas card making season!

Let us help you get started on your cards this year! 

Our November Card Kit in the Mail will use items from the Annual Catalog and the Holiday Mini Catalog.

The card designs will be for Christmas cards!

You can use whatever greetings you have on hand or may we suggest you purchase some great current greeting sets.

 KIT IS SOLD OUT!!!

Christmas card making FUN delivered right to your door!

The kit will contain all the pre-cut supplies, color photo instructions, embellishments, envelopes, specialty adhesives and other fun items you'll need to create the projects.

You just need to stamp and assemble the cards (as shown with last month's kit below = assembled and stamped by Pat Mann).

Choose the CARD KIT SIZE that is JUST RIGHT for your needs!!

You can choose: Single - 4 cards, Double - 8 cards, Triple - 12 cards, or if you just need the ideas grab the instructions!

All the kits include pre-cut project pieces (cardstock and pretty paper), embellishments (such as sparkles and ribbon, etc), and specialty adhesive (such as Mini glue Dots or Dimensionals),

envelopes, and full color instructions for assembling the cards.

Card Kit in the Mail is stamping fun brought right to your door!

Make them when it's convenient for you!

Relax and have fun, all the "hard work" is done for you already!

Invite a friend over to make cards with you!

CARD KIT IS SOLD OUT!

Christmas Card Camps 2022 - Local Madison, WI

November Christmas Card Camp!

YOU MUST RSVP FOR THIS! NO WALK INS CAN BE ACCOMMODATED!

We have been shut down since Feb 2020, but we are BACK for our final Christmas Card Camp for 2022!

 

Come stamp with us! Join us!

 

Sunday November 20 at 1:00 pm in Waunakee, WI at the Simon Builders (newly remodeled) offices!

 

You will make 8 separate Christmas card designs for $20!

You can do a double set for $35 or a triple set for $55!

 

Cards will include envelopes and you can use our supplies to complete the projects!

 

Special notes: Card kits can not be split between attendees and can not be prepared for you- you must register for your own kit and if you're unable to attend, you must make arrangements to pick up the kit or have it mailed to you. This kit will not have the pieces prepared for you and will not include an instruction sheet.

No late reservations can be accommodated. We are past the cut-off for RSVPs!

 

Bring your own tool kit with adhesive, bone folder, and scissors or you can rent a set of tools for $5.

October Card Kit in the Mail! All Christmas Cards!

Cards shown are from a past kit and are not going to be in the kit offering this month!

First for two ALL CHRISTMAS CARD KITS! KIT ONE IS SOLD OUT!!! Watch for Kit 2 coming in November!

Pull out your favorite Christmas sentiment stamps and get yourself ready for all Christmas card designs!

KIT IS SOLD OUT!

The kits will be mailed out by Monday October 24.

Christmas card making FUN delivered right to your door!

The kit will contain all the pre-cut supplies, color photo instructions, embellishments, envelopes, specialty adhesives and other fun items you'll need to create the projects.

You just need to stamp and assemble the cards!

 

 

Card Kit in the Mail is stamping fun brought right to your door!

Make them when it's convenient for you!

Relax and have fun, all the "hard work" is done for you already!

Invite a friend over to make cards with you! 

KIT IS SOLD OUT!

All kits will be mailed no later than Monday October 24.

Autumn Inspiration card

I've got a beautiful fall inspiration card for you that my stamping partner Cheryl made for a recent card kit in the mail!

Let's check it out!

Autumn card idea, Fall card idea

Card Basics

Cardbase:

Crumb Cake cardstock, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Background Layer:

Granny Apple Green cardstock, 4" x 5 1/4" embossed with the Stitched Greenery die

Pretty Paper:

As shown Celebrate Everything paper pack is a Host reward offering (available free with min of $150 order or party), cut to 2" x 4 1/4" and banner cut on the bottom

Greeting tag:

Stamp a greeting on a scrap piece of Basic White cardstock, then die cut using the oval from All That Dies.

Greeting Accent:

Shown leaf is die cut from Cajun Craze cardstock with a retired die, but could use the currently available Leaf Label and Amber Gem Pack

Embellishments:

Gold Simply Elegant Trim - approx 12" long

Assembly Instructions:

  1. Fold Base in half and make a left hinge opening card.
  2. Stamp a greeting inside the card first.
  3. Attach the greenery layer to the center of the cardfront and make equal space on all 4 sides.
  4. Attach the banner paper over the center of the greenery layer.
  5. Layer the leaf accent over the paper and loop the gold trim in two big loops and attach to the cardfront.
  6. Stamp a greeting onto the scrap White cardstock and then die cut or punch.
  7. Attach the greeting piece to the cardfront using Dimensionals.

September Card Kit in the Mail - Happy Fall Y'all 2022

Time to think about Sunflowers, Pumpkins, and leaves changing colors!

Our September Card Kit in the Mail  is called Happy Fall Y'all and is SOLD OUT!!

 

We will use items from the Annual Catalog and the Holiday Mini Catalog.

 

The card designs will be for All Occasion cards! 

 

You can use whatever greetings you have on hand so you can change them up for another occasion if you'd like.

 

You can purchase the kit starting today and until Monday September 19 at 9 pm central time!

 

The kits will be mailed out by Monday September 26.

 

Card shown is from a past kit and is shown as a sample of the quality of the cards.

Cardmaking made easy!

 

The kit will contain all the pre-cut supplies, color photo instructions, embellishments, envelopes, and specialty adhesives you'll need to create the projects.

 

You just need to stamp and assemble the cards!

 

SOLD OUT!

 

Be sure to use the downarrow on the button below to choose the size kit you'd like before clicking Buy NOW

 

You can choose: Single - 4 cards, Double - 8 cards, Triple - 12 cards, or if you just need the ideas grab the instructions!

 

 

Card shown is from a past kit and isn't a sample of actual kit.

Card Kit in the Mail is stamping fun brought to your door!

 

Make them when it's convenient for you!

 

Relax and have fun, all the "hard work" is done for you already!

 

Invite a friend over to make cards with you! 

 

KIT IS SOLD OUT! Check back in October for our next KIT

Weekend Card Making Inspiration 220909

As we head into the weekend, I'm so grateful that I have a full time career that I love.

I'm blessed, but what I really want to tell you about is the sweet little side hustle I have!

I get to create pretty things and they bring joy to others!

What could be better than THAT?!

I know you've heard me say this before, but I'll say it again.

I'm building my forever "job".

My stamping is something that I will always want to do!

It is something that is so relaxing to me.

I never think of it as "selling". I always think of it as sharing.

I think, HOW CAN I HELP someone USE the products they have?

Here's a card idea that should help you use something you have on hand.

My stamping partner Cheryl created this for a recent Card Kit in the Mail!

Let's get the details!

Basics for the Floral Doily Card, created by Cheryl Heiman

Cardbase:

Rich Razzleberry cardstock, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", folded in half. Decide if you want it to be a side hinge or a top hinge opening card.

This project works EITHER WAY!

Pretty Paper:

Shown - Wonderful World (retired) paper 2" x 5 1/4" or 5/1/4" x 2" (depending on the pattern on the paper...you might need to decide which direction to cut BEFORE you cut. With the pattern on this paper it  doesn't matter.

 

Greeting tag:

Two Basic White cardstock circles and one from Rich Razzleberry, all die cut with Stitched Shapes Dies

 

Greeting Accent:

(shown) retired Pearlized Doily, if you don't have doilies, you can create an accent using a scalloped circle in the All That Dies, Layering Circle Dies, wispy circle from the Painted Labels Dies, or use the Country Wreaths Dies.

 

Embellishments:

Effervescent Elements or any bling you have on hand! Use at least three to accent several areas of your card

 

Inside card:

Neutral cardstock (Basic White) 4" X 5 1/4" or turn if horizontal, You could add a strip of pretty paper that is 4" x 1/2" or 5 1//4" x 1/2".

 

Assembly Instructions:

 

  1. Fold Base in half (decide on the direction of the cardbase).
  2. Attach the pretty paper (to the left or top depending on orientation) and use equal space 3 sides.
  3. Stamp a greeting onto the smallest White circle then layer the circle stack as follows: Doily/scalloped circle, larger white stitched circle, Rich Razzleberry stitched circle, and greeting circle on top. Use adhesive to join the circles together, but use Dimensionals to attach the combined circles to the center of the cardfront.
  4. Accent the card with your favorite bling! Randomly placing them around the card front.

Use the supplies you have on hand!

You can be inspired by this card even if you don't have the exact supplies!

We'd LOVE to see your version of the card! Please post a photo on our Facebook page using the HASHTAG #WCMI9.

Use a different paper. Use a die cut item instead of the doily!

Be inspired! No need to MAKE THE EXACT CARD!

Make a card! Send a card! Make someone's day!