Saturday, November 5, 2011

I Love Christmas Cards!

Ho! Ho! Ho!  It's that time of year already! Can you believe it?  Time to get those Christmas Cards started!  The best Christmas card is a handmade one, don't you agree?  All of my cards are fast, simple and easy to mass produce.

Recently I held a Christmas Card workshop and the participants made four each of five designs...twenty cards total in just three hours!  I thought I would share the card designs over the next few days and maybe you will get inspired to make your own cards this year!  This one was super easy! 

Here's what you need to make this super cute Santa card for your friends and family!
Paper:  Believe Level 2 (X7145B), includes Sweet Leaf cardstock and White Daisy cardstock
Embellishments: red sparkles (Z1326), assorted ribbon
Stamp Set: Christmas Cheer (D1494)
Ink Colors: Holiday Red (Z2127), Black Z2105), Bamboo (Z2103)
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge (Z1686)
Blending Pen (3174)

Believe red plaid B&T: 4” x 5 ¼”
White Daisy cardstock: 3 ½” x 3”
Card Base: 4 ¼” x 5 ½” White Daisy (cut at 8.5 x 5.5, and fold in half to create card)

Additional Instructions:

Use the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge to cut the following:
o Square 2, 3”: Sweet Leaf and Believe diagonal stripe B&T
o Square 3, 2 ¾”: Believe blue & white dot B&T
o Tag 3, 2 ¾”: White Daisy cardstock

Stamp Santa in Black on the 3” x 3 ½” White Daisy piece. Use micro tip scissors to trim.

Use the Blending Pen and the puddle pad technique to add color to Santa. (See p. 51 in the current idea book or click here to see this easy technique!)

Stamp scalloped frame in Holiday Red on the White Daisy tag.

Stamp “MERRY CHRISTMAS” message in Black on the White Daisy tag.

Attach three red sparkles to the tag.

Tie a ribbon to the tag. You can use Holiday Red, White Daisy or Sweet Leaf ribbon.

Use foam layering tape or pop dots to “pop up” the blue and white dot square.

Assemble as pictured.

Just as promised, this card is super easy and super quick!  If you want to order these supplies or more, please contact me or visit my website to shop 24/7!  I've included the item numbers above to make it easy for you to grab these supplies and get started.

Happy Crafting!  And stay tuned for more Christmas cards in the next few days!

Jill Kaale
Close to My Heart Independent Consultant
Facebook:  Jill Nagel Kaale

Happy November! Cherish the Day!

Happy November! It is a new month and we have new specials! Take a peek at this month’s Stamp of the Month….Cherish The Day! The cool thing about this stamp set is that it coordinates with the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge! Haven’t ordered yours yet? Then do so today! Anyone who places an order for the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge before 9pm CST Sunday evening (11/6/11) will get a special treat in the mail from me this month! I love email but I still have a thing for snail mail! Nothing like receiving goodies in your mailbox!

Wait… there is more!!!!!! During the month of November you can order the stamp set Holiday Wishes for only $5.00 with a $25.00 stamp purchase. This set is exclusive, not in the catalog, only available through the END of the month. It is a beauty… can’t wait to make my Christmas Cards using this set! The retail value of this set is $17.95! That’s a big savings! And you guessed it… THE IMAGES COORDINATE WITH THE CRICUT ART PHILOSOPHY!  I've included a picture below of the carrier sheet so you can see how cute this stamp set really is!

To sum it all up….

If you spend $50 you get the November Stamp of the Month for just $5! (retail price $17.95)

If you spend $25 in stamps, you get the Holiday Wishes Stamp Set for just $5! (retail price $17.95)

These two offers can be combined! For example, if you spend $25 in stamps and an additional $25 on anything else in the catalog you will get both stamp sets for a total of $10. That’s a SAVINGS of $25.90!

Simply contact me to place your order or go directly to my website, locate the SHOP ONLINE tab and place your order 24/ will ship directly to you!

Ho, Ho, Ho… bring on the holidays!