Tuesday, December 20, 2011

My Christmas Cards for 2011

Here are the Christmas cards that I used this year. Since it has been a tough year, several of them a CASEd from other stampers, and I will try to give credit where appropriate. Enough with the disclaimers already, on with the cards!

This card was inspired by one that I saw in Stampin' Success Magazine, but I changed the image and the greeting. This a "cheater" out-of-the-box technique card, because I just stamped the image once on the oval and a second time on a separate sheet of WW cardstock, colored it, and then cut out leaves and berries and attached them with glue dots so that they hung outside the oval.
Stamps- Beautiful Season, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper - Riding Hood Red, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Letters to Santa DP; Ink: -Black Stazon, Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Basic Gray, So Saffron;  Accessories - Decorative Label Punch, Riding Hood Red Taffeta from Mistletoe Originals ribbon pack, Self adhesive pearls, Red sharpie to color pearls;  Techniques - Center Step, Watercoloring with Blender Pens, Out of the Box Technique, coloring pearls with sharpie markers 
This card was designed by my friend and fellow demonstrator, Lynn Anderson. The glitter on the roof and porch railings is Dazzling Details. I thought she did a beautiful job and had to remake it myself!
Stamps: Christmas Lodge 
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Basic Black, Frostwood Lodge DP 
Ink: Black Stazon 
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Quilted Ribbon, Dazzling Details 

Here are a couple of tips on how I made this card. I made the "mat" for the oval using eight flowers from the Blossom Bouquet punch. To get red rhinestones, I colored them with a red Sharpie before I put them on the image.
Stamps: Easy Events 
Paper: Real Red, Lucky Limeade DP, Very Vanilla 
Ink: Basic Black, Lucky Limeade 
Accessories: Real Red 5/8" Satin ribbon, Victoria Crochet Trim, Ovals Die, Blossom Bouquet punch, Basic Rhinestones, Red Sharpie, Blender Pen
Techniques: Coloring with Blender Pen, Coloring Rhinestones 

I CASED this from someone but I don't know who because I just saw it and then later did it from memory. I didn't make a lot of changes, except to make it an A2 size. The Medallion is stamped in Old Olive Craft Ink and embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder. The "merry" that has been punched out is from the Pennant Parade stamp set. 
Stamps: Medallion, Pennant Parade 
Paper: Whisper White 
Ink: Old Olive Classic and Craft inks 
Accessories: Old Olive Satin Ribbon, Jewelry Tag punch, Vintage Trinkets, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder 

I CASEd this card from Mary Fish. This version is very similar to hers, I just used the Postage Stamp Punch, changed the sentiment and used Silver Glimmer paper instead of the cardstock she had used for the scalloped edge. The front panel is popped up on Dimensionals to give the card a shadowbox effect.  
Stamps: Jolly Bingo Bits, Heard From the Heart 
Paper: Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper 
Ink: Cherry Cobbler 
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Postage Stamp Punch, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Dimensionals

I did a card very similar to this one about two years ago in Old Olive. I love the look of masking and sponging so much I thought it was time to revisit it! TFL!
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree 
Paper: Marina Mist, Whisper White 
Ink: Marina Mist 
Accessories: Marina Mist Scalloped Dotted Ribbon, Snowburst Embossing folder, Northern Frost die, Self-adhesive Rhinestones, Post-it Notes, Oval die (to cut post it notes), sponge 
Techniques: Masking, Sponging 

Stamps: Dasher, Serene Snowflakes, Four the Season 
Paper: Night of Navy, Brushed Gold 
Ink: Versamark 
Accessories: Gold Embossing powder 
Techniques: Heat Embossing 

Stamps: Pines and Poinsettias 
Paper: Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Holly Berry Bouquet DSP 
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi, Cherry Cobbler 
Accessories: Snow Burst embossing folder, 1-3/4" circle punch. 2-3/8" scallop circle punch, 2-1/2" circle punch, scallop trim border punch, riding hood red 3/8' taffeta ribbon 

I wanted to make a shaker frames card with the Sweet Snowglobe stamp, and found an adorable one made by Minders on Splitcoast Stampers. I just changed the background stamp, embossing folder, border punch and the greeting. Also I added a snowflake and a button! 
Stamps: Sweet Snowglobe, Jolly Bingo Bits, Season of Joy 
Paper: Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Read Red, Garden Green 
Ink: Bashful Blue, Read Red, Garden Green, Versamark 
Accessories: Snowflake Punch, Window sheets, 1-3/4" circle punch, 2-3/8" scallop circle punch, mica flakes, Brights Buttons (Real Red), Pretty Petals Embossing folder, Dazzling Details, Pinking Hearts Border Punch, glue dots and multipurpose liquid glue 
Techniques: Marker to stamp, Watermarking, shaker frame 

All items that I used to make this card are available from Stampin’ Up! The Christmas Lodge and Pines & Poinsettias stamp sets, Holly Berry Bouquet and Frostwood Lodge Designer Papers, Dazzling Details, Mica Flakes and Silver Glimmer Paper are only available in the Holiday Mini Catalog which lasts through January 3rd, so don’t miss out! If you would like to purchase any of the items shown here, please visit my business website at http://www.trina_kuriger.stampinup.net/


  1. Wow! Beautiful cards! Love them all!

  2. Making my cards silver and blue this year. Will be using your deer and snowflake card for reference!