Warm Holidays and Blog Candy

Warm Holidays

Happy Monday Morning, right?  Not without our coffee!  Here’s the 3rd card for the Winter Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop.  Using some left over papers from the first two cards, I created this shaker card.  Beary Christmas and the Kraft paper go well together.  Used the dies to cut out the circle out and some transparency sheet to make the window.  3D foam tape is wonderful for making making the space for the toppings in the shaker.  The topping are from Kat’s Scrappiness, the Jack Frost collection. 

 

This cute bear comes from Punny Pals, CTMH’s Operation Smile Stamp Set.  $7.00 of every stamp set sold goes to Operation Smile, a wonderful non-profit that helps fix children’s smiles so they can eat, talk, and be a part of their communities.   The cap on the bear comes from a retired CTMH stamp set, Jack Cardmaking.  The little coffee cup and sentiment come from Pretty Pink Posh’s Christmas Friends.   Pretty Pink Posh is a Super Sponsor for the blog hop and I was lucky enough last Spring Hop to win this stamp set!  Now that I’m looking at the card as I blog, I’m going to go back and add some of the wonderful Beary Christmas Dots – the silver dots are glitter dots with the Cranberry and New England Ivy dots being enamel.  Just to add some bling.

 

Be sure to stop and check out the Winter Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop and even play.  There are some amazing artists and work on it.

Blog Candy

Last but not least, for the dedicated blog commenters, there needs to be a little treat to help you wake up and to thank you for stopping by. We are on Day 4 of the hop with lots of entries!

When you comment, you’ll be entered to win this wonderful Coffee Chunk from Perfectly Posh (not to be confused with Pretty Pink Posh).    A little yumminess in the shower to help you wake up!  Winner will be picked on Saturday, Dec 16th, after the blog hop is done.  =)

December things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world. I hope you are enjoying a good cup of coffee this am as you hop through the awesome blogs in the Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop.   Don’t forget to leave a comment to win the blog candy!

Treat Yourself. Be Your Own Elf!

Treat Yourself.  Be Your Own Elf!

 

 

 

Ever buy a gift, wrap it, and put it under the Christmas Tree? I have! One of the best gifts you can give yourself is being a consultant with Close To My Heart. There are so many fun benefits:

Amazing, top quality product to craft and scrapbook with
Always getting 22% off your products
Having a great group of people to craft and exchange ideas with
Wonderful Corporate Events
Tax Deductable Crafting if you decide to share your love for paper, stamps and scrapbooking with others

Check out this awesome New Consultant Kit! Don’t you just wish it was headed your way??

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Look at what you get for $75!!

Adhesive Runner (Z3372)
2″ × 2″ My Acrylix® Block (Y1003)
Charcoal Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2831)
Custom Cardstock Combo Pack (Z9976)
Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors (Z1836)
Make It from Your Heart™ Volume 3 (9043)
Everyday Life™: Album — Bashful (Z9996)
Customer Order Forms (1 pack of 25, W101)
Seasonal Expressions 1 Idea Book (qty. 5, WCS1182)
Annual Inspirations Idea Book (qty. 5, WC1181)
Cardstock Sampler (W1180)
Fundamentals Sampler (W1181)
Seasonal Expressions 1 B&T Duos™ Sampler (W1171)
Petite Perks™ Heartstrings Stamp Set (qty. 3, W2039)
Desk Pad (W1140)
Let Me Show You How Stamp Set (W1190)

AND $50.00 of CTMH Cash to pick out new products to complete your kit!! Essentially, everything above for $25.00!!

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My team, The World Wide Stampettes is a part of a much larger team, Connected Hearts (above). We have several Facebook groups for support and Naomi does a weekly team FB live as well as having challenges in her group where you can post art and win. I have challenges as well and a private FB group for my 1st downline.

I’ve been with CTMH for 17 years and joined to have quality supplies for my crafting at a discount. I love having color coordinated paper packs. It evolved into a business over the years. The friendships and fun have been such a part of my life, I can’t image live without CTMH.

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE:

Calendar Kit Contents

Sign up in December and you’ll receive the “Through The Year” Calendar kit for FREE. That’s another $50.00 value. You can create this awesome calendar:

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Pretty nice, right?! The Through The Year kit that comes with your New Awesome Consultant Kit does not have the November Stamp of the Month, S1711 Through the Year in it. I have 6 more of these sets here and if you are in the first 6 to sign up, you’ll get one of them FREE. That’s $17.95 plus s/h/t.

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And the icing on the cake? When you join, I have a few of these beautiful layouts ready to go in the mail with that stamp set! Value $10.00. While there are two color choices right now, it’s a first come, first choice, and while they last!

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Total Value of your $75.00 New Consultant Kit in December:
* $214 for the kit with $50.00 of you to choose your own products
* $50.00 for the Through The Year Kit
* $17.95 for the November SOM for the first 6 to sign up
*$10.00 for the Folding Photo Gallary Layout Kit (while they last)

GRAND TOTAL: $291.95! That’s getting everything for 74% off.

So treat yourself and be your own elf! Sign up as a CTMH Consultant and enjoy all the wonderful benefits that come with being a part of the CTMH Family! We’d love to have you!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,

The Magic

The Magic

Here’s my 2nd card for the Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop.  I’m using mostly CTMH products/stamps (all retired) on this.   Kraft paper is amazing and a wonderful match for anything coffee.    I love Wreath Essentials which has a die for it.  Added some berries from Season of Magic.  Emboss in gold the sentiment.   The coffee cup is from Technique Tuesday Perk Up.

The coffee cups are stamped on the CTMH watercolor paper and then watercolored with the Espresso Ink Pad and the watercolor pen.

On the flower, after stamping in Cranberry, go over it in Gold Shimmer Pen.  If you like Wink Of Stella pens, you need to check out our shimmer pens.  More juice and shimmer, less money.  Win win.  Roll the petals to give it some dimension before you glue dot it down.  The old Florence sequins have four colors in the pack .  The red and copper with Gold Glitter Gems in the center makes for perfect embellishments!

Be sure to stop and check out the Winter Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop and even play.  There are some amazing artists and work on it.

December things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world. I hope you are enjoying a good cup of coffee and some holiday magic this am as you hop through the awesome blogs in the Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop.

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Here’s a simple but elegant card I made using the negative piece left over after I cut out the word “Christmas” with a retired thin cut die from CTMH.  I was cutting a bunch of these out and looking at the pieces.  Just by adding some glitter paper under the negative image, it makes the word pop.

I stamped “Very Merry” above “Christmas”.  Emboss the base of the card with a snowflake embossing folder (or any one of your choice).  When putting the layers together, use 3D Foam Tape to up up the negative cut for dimensions.

This is a great way to use your scraps and create a fast, elegant card for Christmas.

December things to keep in mind:

  • Free Card Kit when you purchase the December SOM for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase – Check it out.
  • Through The Year Calendar Kit.  Purchase yours with stamp set and get a free layout (If you got the SOM in November you will not need the stamp set and got this layout last month).  With the purchase of either kit, you’ll get the Studio Sus guides for her amazing workshop that creates 24 pages and 12 month title toppers!  Check it out. 
  • Join My Team in December and get a FREE Through the Year Calendar Kit ($75.00 with a total value over $250).  There are a few other freebies from me as well.  =)
  • Happy Mail Club: With online orders over $25.00 of product, you will receive workshop guides (see the FB Group for the album) and more.  Check it out.

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world.  I hope Christmas card inspires you to use your negative cutout images more!  Be creative!

Catching up with CardzTV

Catching up with CardzTV

It’s been a crazy busy month for me with three weekends of crop and then Thanksgiving.  Getting a headcold last week, certainly didn’t help.  My friend Mary at CardzTV is my featured guest artist as she has made some wonderful Christmas projects with the Cricut You Are Here Cartridge.  Mary is so creative and talented.  Here are the YouTubes to watch:


Don’t miss out the November Specials!  Here are the links:

  • S1711– Through the Year is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.  Purchase this set for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase, and you’ll get a fun layout kit for FREE as part of your Happy Mail goodies!  Best of all, this set is used for the upcoming Calendar Kit which you can purchase on Dec 1.   If you wait until December, the stamp set will only be available for $17.95. 
  • Just for Fun It’s our monthly special and super deal.  All of the Fundamental Papers, compliments, and ribbon are 30% OR 40% off if you get the bundles!  It does not get better than this.  These are selling fast and are available only while supplies last:
  • 20+Wonderful Workshop guides, one of which can be yours free with qualifying purchase of $25.00!  Check it out whats current for this month!  Join my FB Customer Group to see all available workshops.
  • Join My Team  and receive your choice of a Fundamental Bundle for FREE, value of $48.69.  It’s $75 to join CTMH. The contents of the Consultant kit are worth $164 AND you get $50.00 of Product Credit to pick out other papers/inks/stamps for a value of $214.  Plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • The Holiday Expressions  live now until December 31, 2017!
  • Events – check them out on my calendar 
  • Like My FB Page: Linda Creates 
  • Join My Customer Special Peeps Group (Customers only, no consultants please).  In this group, you can see the different workshops in albums along with tracking the Great Cricut Giveaway.
  • C1716 Stronger Together – Disaster Relief – 100% of the profits are going to the American Red Cross to help those around the country who are suffering from the wild fires and hurricanes.  If you buy nothing else this month, please purchase this.  I make nothing from the purchase nor am I given sale credit, nor does it count towards sales for hostess credit, as we wanted the most amount of money possible to go to the American Red Cross.  This stamp set does not count towards the total for any special from me as the company does not give me credit for the sale.

Thanks for reading to the end of this email/post and taking up space in your mail box.  Enjoy these great tutorials by Mary from CardzTV. She’s amazing.

I’ll be Home…..

I’ll Be Home….

It seems very strange to be talking about Christmas right now but it’s only 2.5 months away!  Here’s a layout I created to be able to get working on getting some pages done. I made this for a team challenge that I gave to create something Christmas with the new “You Are Here” cartridge!  =)

You can only get the physical cartridge until we run out.  The other three add-ons are digital only.  I love that you get a full pack of our cardstock, which is now two toned.

The treas that have have what looks like the white overlay, are actually done in white glitter paper.   On the tree with the yellow star, I used Shimmer Brush to add some sparkle to it.

This house is so cute and one of two houses on the cartridge.  The white glitter paper give the illusion of snow.  I crossed the one set of trees to over lap the pages.  Put on the left side.  Trim.  Match up the pages and glue the remaining piece on to the left side.

The heart on the door shows love and going home for Christmas is exciting when you get to see friends and family who you haven’t seen for a bit.

To make this, you need:

October is a full of optimism!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • S1709– Christmas Tunes is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Share A Smile is about Operation Smile.  It’s our monthly special and super cute!! Learn more about this stamp set, Punny Pals, the matching thin cuts, and the special card kit with printed directions HERE.  In addition, we have wonderful shirts that you can purchase showing your support!! Check them out HERE!
  • 10+Wonderful Workshop guides, one of which can be yours free with qualifying purchase of $25.00!  Check it out whats current for this month!  Join my FB Customer Group to see all available workshops.
  • Join My Team  and receive the Share A Smile card kit, value of $48.69, FREE.  It’s $75 to join CTMH. The contents of the Consultant kit are worth $164 AND you get $50.00 of Product Credit to pick out other papers/inks/stamps for a value of $214.  Plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • The Holiday Expressions  live now until December 31, 2017!
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Like My FB Pages: Linda Creates and You’ve Got Oils
  • Join My Customer Special Peeps Group (Customers only, no consultants please).  In this group, you can see the different workshops in albums along with tracking the Great Cricut Giveaway.
  • C1716 Stronger Together – Disaster Relief – 100% of the profits are going to the American Red Cross to help those around the country who are suffering from the wild fires and hurricanes.  If you buy nothing else this month, please purchase this.  I make nothing from the purchase nor am I given sale credit, nor does it count towards sales for hostess credit, as we wanted the most amount of money possible to go to the American Red Cross.  This stamp set does not count towards the total for any special from me as the company does not give me credit for the sale.

Thanks for reading to the end of this email/post and taking up space in your mail box.  I hope you can take the Design Space file and create your own “I’ll be Home For Christmas” layout.  I’d love to see what you create with it!

Christmas Tunes

Christmas Tunes

The October Stamp of the Month is S1710 Christmas Tunes.  Hard to believe that it’s time for Christmas Card making, right?  Time has definitely flown this year.  Here’s the first of a few cards with this set.  Using the Very Beary Paper Pack (super cute) for the poinsettia paper as well as the other patterned paper used on the card.

Cuts:

  • Base Card 4.25″ x 8.5″, score at the 4.25″ mark and fold (make sure the fold is on the top.  Round corners of the card base and all the rest of the pieces.
  • Cranberry base is 4″x4″
  • Poinsettia paper is 3.75″x 3.75″
  • NEI Background strip is 3.75″ x .75″
  • Red Shimmer Trim is 3.75″
  • 2nd Cranberry Piece is 3.25″x 3.25″
  • Circle from the Fa La La paper (in the Very Beary Paper Pack) – 3″ – Cut on the Cricut.  Stamp in Cranberry Ink Pad.  Don’t forget our ink pads are now magnetic!  Color the leaves with Vivid Green Shin Touch. 
  • Stamp “O Holy Night” in Fern and fussy cut.  Use 3D foam tape to  pop it up.
  • Adhere the Cranberry Panel 2″ down and centered on the cardbase
  • Embellish with Bitty Sparkles.  Color them with the Carmine Shin Touch Marker.  I did not do this but recommend doing it for future cards.

Red Shimmer Tape is great because it’s sticky tape and makes application super easy.  Adding glitter anything to a card adds the bling to catch the eye.

Finish off the card with bitty gems.  Now, looking at the card, I’ll go back and color the gems in red with our Shin Han Touch Markers.  The nice thing about clear gems and white pearls is you can make them any color you need them to be with the alcohol markers.  They dry fast!

October is a full of optimism!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • S1709– Christmas Tunes is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Share A Smile is about Operation Smile.  It’s our monthly special and super cute!! Learn more about this stamp set, Punny Pals, the matching thin cuts, and the special card kit with printed directions HERE.  In addition, we have wonderful shirts that you can purchase showing your support!! Check them out HERE!
  • 10+Wonderful Workshop guides, one of which can be yours free with qualifying purchase of $25.00!  Check it out whats current for this month!  Join my FB Customer Group to see all available workshops.
  • Join My Team  and receive the Share A Smile card kit, value of $48.69, FREE.  It’s $75 to join CTMH. The contents of the Consultant kit are worth $164 AND you get $50.00 of Product Credit to pick out other papers/inks/stamps for a value of $214.  Plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • The Holiday Expressions  live now until December 31, 2017!
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Like My FB Pages: Linda Creates and You’ve Got Oils
  • Join My Customer Special Peeps Group (Customers only, no consultants please).  In this group, you can see the different workshops in albums along with tracking the Great Cricut Giveaway.
  • C1716 Stronger Together – Disaster Relief – 100% of the profits are going to the American Red Cross to help those around the country who are suffering from the wild fires and hurricanes.  If you buy nothing else this month, please purchase this.  I make nothing from the purchase nor am I given sale credit, nor does it count towards sales for hostess credit, as we wanted the most amount of money possible to go to the American Red Cross.  This stamp set does not count towards the total for any special from me as the company does not give me credit for the sale.

Thanks for reading to the end of this email/post and taking up space in your mail box.  Enjoy the first of a few Christmas Cards to spark your creativity. It’s that time of the year again!  =)

Happy Happy Christmas Bundle and Projects

Happy, Happy Christmas

November 2016 Constant Campaign

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The Happy, Happy Christmas Campaign features a workshop designed to help you  have a happy, happy Christmas! We have made this workshop to help you create not only a beautiful Christmas album, just in time for the holiday season, but also to give you the materials to create four additional items that would make beautiful holiday gifts! It’s like getting five amazing projects all in one workshop!

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During November, save over 10% off the retail value when you purchase one of the 12″ × 12″ album bundles (CC1179 and CC1180) for only $69.95 each! This bundle includes an exclusive guide to walk you through the steps of assembling five beautiful 2-page layouts. Add on additional items to make additional projects with your leftover materials, too! Review the campaign materials below for complete campaign details!

D-Ring Red Album Bundle

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  • Z2505 My Legacy™ D-Ring Album—Red
  • 4110 Memory Protectors™—Top Load (10 Pack)
  • Z4020 My Crush® Happy, Happy Christmas
  • Z4019 Picture My Life™ Happy, Happy Christmas Cards
  • X7213C City Sidewalks Complements
  • X7214C Oh Deer! Assortment
  • White Daisy Cardstock (12 sheets)

Retail Value: $83.65

Your Price: $69.95

Post-bound Red Album Bundle

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  • Z3505 My Legacy™ Post-bound Album—Red
  • 4110 Memory Protectors™—Top Load (10 Pack)
  • Z4020 My Crush® Happy, Happy Christmas
  • Z4019 Picture My Life™ Happy, Happy Christmas Cards
  • X7213C City Sidewalks Complements
  • X7214C Oh Deer! Assortment
  • White Daisy Cardstock (12 sheets)

Retail Value: $83.65

Your Price: $69.95

Everyday Life™ Album—Sea Glass Bundle

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  • Z4027 Everyday Life™ Album—Sea Glass
  • Z3252 Memory Protectors™ 8″ × 6″
  • Z3192 Memory Protectors™ 4″ × 6″
  • Z3191 Memory Protectors™ 4″ × 3″

$35.80

Designed Décor Red Magnetic Chalkboard

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Framed chalkboard with magnetic surface. Sawtooth hangers on back. Interior dimensions: 14½″ × 12″.

Retail Value: $28.95

Your Price: $17.40

Display Tray

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Unique display for a favorite 12″ × 12″ cut-up scrapbook page. Wooden, includes hangers; 13″ × 13¼″ × 1″; Black.

Retail Value: $19.95

Your Price: $14

5″ × 7″ Hinged Display Tray

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5″ × 7″ fold-out wood tray with divided sections.

Retail Value: $18.95

Your Price: $12.35

Here’s a great way to get a head start on your Christmas Scrapbooking.  In addition to them you can create 5 gifts for the Holidays (or keep them yourselves). Get yours today and join the fun!! Order between Nov 1 and 15, get Free Shipping!  You place the order through my website and I will send the shipping back to you through PayPal or you can email me to place the order, info@lindacreates.com.   This special ends November 1, 2016 (12:00 am MDT) – November 30, 2016 (11:59 pm MDT)

New Thin Cuts

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Limited-time Constant Campaign

Love our Thin Cuts? Then you’re going to love this special, limited-time offer! We now have coordinating Thin Cuts for the following stamps sets found in our Annual Inspirations idea book: My Acrylix® Swirly Seashells (C1664), My Acrylix® Sweet Birthday (B1532), My Acrylix® Wreath (A1193), and My Acrylix® School Kids (D1706). These Thin Cuts are sure to go fast, so place your order today!

Dates: Thin Cuts offer for customers (separate sets) valid through July 2017, while supplies last.

Paper Pack featured in November:  City Side Walks

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This paper is dressed in holiday style

Ready for the holiday season?  City Side Walks will take you there!  The bright colors make the paper festive and fun.  The compliments add another level of versatility.  And look at this awesome Cricut Digital Pack you can get for $ and it goes with the paper pack.  Another way to get your cards, scrapbooks, and paper crafting done!

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November Stamp of the Month – S1611 – New Year’s Cheer

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Set of 13 for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase

Get ready to toast in the New Year with this stamp set.  Because there is not a date in this set, you’ll be able to use it over and over again.  The champagne glass and martini glass lend to any celebration, girls’ night out, or other events, like a retirement.  The “You’re Invited” stamp is basic and goes with everything.  This is a great, all-purpose stamp set.

Get this D-size Stamp of the Month set for a deal with a minimum qualifying purchase! Add the stamp set to your cart on this page at full retail price or, with your qualifying order, add it at checkout for the promotional price.

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Set of 13
Recommended My Acrylix® blocks:
1″ × 1″ (Y1000), 1″ × 3½” (Y1002), 2″ × 2″ (Y1003), 2″ × 3½” (Y1009)

Stamp images outlined in red coordinate with the Cricut® Flower Market collection (Z3285).

Calendar!

Be sure to check out my calendar for the upcoming events – Harbor Scrapbooking Crop, CropTastic, a Last Minute Stop and Shop (Dec 3), and Holiday Card Buffet! Join my Facebook Group to get updates as well:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/LindaCreatesSpecialPeeps/

Thanks for stopping by!

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A Star for you and New Years Eve

Here’s my last Christmas card made with a very simple star stamp set!

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Here is the sketch I used to create the card:

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I used this stamp set:

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I did a spray background and silhouette for the manger scene:

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Sequins are an easy embellishment to add to cards and it makes the cards more “post office friendly”!  =)

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The sentiment is taken from another stamp set I had  in my stash.  It’s New Year’s Eve – Have a fun and safe one!

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Thanks for stopping by!

Oh What Fun we had

I made this swing card from the Artfully Sent cartridge “Oh What Fun”

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I played with this for a bit before I was completely happy with it.  I used the White Pines paper.  I needed the saying to stand out so putting Fern cardstock behind it make it pop.

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I played with the different shades of the paper to see what would look best were on the front.  If you completely covered the front with either pattern, the words got lost so I only used some on one side of the front of the card and put the other back side.

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I made two different inserts playing with the stamp set (D1666 Believe in Christmas) which has some great traditional images (see below).

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I have a bunch of the Stickles Pearl paints which I get from my friend Lisa Hamrick at the crops we vend at.  I used different colors to make the ornaments on the tree stand out, on Santa, and on the cut out to make it stand out (used paint brushes to do this).  I think the pearl lends to the traditional look of the stamps.

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Even though the cards are more detailed, “what fun” they were to make! If you need a few more Christmas cards, give me a call and come over to make some!!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!