Well – it’s happened again, y’all! Another week has gone by in a blink! Yikes! I realized today that there’s like…two months until Christmas. Okay – a little over that but…you know what I’m saying! The Post Office is saying the shipping deadline for packages is 15 Dec for ground shipping. And 18 December for greeting cards! If the year keeps going as it has been – that’s like…tomorrow! 😉
If you were able to join me yesterday for my YouTube live, I appreciate you spending some time with me – if not, but you’d like to see the replay, here ’tis! 🙂
This card – which uses the soon-to-be-available (but only for a LIMITED time!) Curvy Christmas stamp set – is the PERFECT solution for your Christmas card-sending needs this year! I promise! I stamped four images onto Very Vanilla card stock and added some Gold Cards & Envelopes and bing-bada-boom….Christmas Cards in a Hot Second! Take a look-see:
The real workhorse on this card is….your Stamparatus! It allows you to set up the four stamps from the Curvy Christmas set – two images and two sentiments – using both acrylic plates. That way – you just put your cardstock on the platform – ink your stamp – stamp your stamp – next! Easy Peasy!
The tutorial video is pretty short – and in it I show you how to how to set your Stamparatus up to make quick work of your card making!
I stamped all my card fronts first – first with the tree-line image in Shaded Spruce, then with the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler – using the Stamparatus.
I put the two little star images from Curvy Christmas on a block and stamped them next to each sentiment in Bumble Bee.
Once I’d finished all my card fronts, I turned my stamping plates over and started on the inner liners!
I stamped a second image – the swoopy stars – in Bumble Bee on Very Vanilla panels. Then I added a second sentiment in Cherry Cobbler.
I adhered the inner liner into my card base (from the Gold Cards & Envelopes) with Stampin’ Seal and used Dimensionals to pop my card fronts on – and…yep. Done!
I didn’t have do a thing to the already-gorgeous Gold Envelopes!
Once I got everything set up and in place, each card took about five minutes to make!
Et Voila! Four elegant – clean – and super easy Christmas cards ready to go! They’re almost a single-layer card – and they weigh around half-an-ounce. So – one postage-stamp perfection!
Let me ask you – are you kind of tired of buying grocery store packs of Christmas cards? Mass produced and not even sort of personal or unique? Well – let’s make 2020 the year you make your own!
Let’s do a little math (don’t be scared – it’s easy!). Assuming you have the three Classic Ink pads (Shaded Spruce, Cherry Cobbler, and Bumble Bee), the Stamparatus and adhesives – then here’s the cost breakdown:
- Gold Cards & Envelopes: $10 for 10 cards & envelopes
- Very Vanilla Card Stock: one sheet will make 2 cards. One sheet costs about $0.24 so each card use $0.12 worth of Very Vanilla card stock
- Curvy Christmas Stamp set: $21
So – 10 beautiful (and all yours!) Christmas cards for $32.20. That’s $3.22 a piece for your first 10 cards.
After that – you’re just paying for the additional Gold Cards & Envelopes and Very Vanilla cardstock. Each additional card would cost about $1.12 to make (one card & envelope plus 1/2 sheet of cardstock).
Whew – made it thru the math. I think. I…hope? If you see a fault in my math – let me know, okay?? 😉
If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!
HOST CODE FOR 1 OCT – 15 OCT: 6MJYB2G4
Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial) from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog! That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets! See my Rewards page for full details. The October Tutorial features the Poinsettia Petals Bundle!
SAVE 15% ON DESIGNER SERIES PAPER!
We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you’ll get a 15% discount on select papers from our current catalogs! Now’s a great time to stock up and save on some of our most popular paper designs!
Here’s the deets:
- Sale prices will be in effect until 31 October 2020 at 11:50 pm (MT)
- All order types qualify for this promotion.
- There is no limit to how many packages of Designer Series Paper may be purchased during this promotion.
- Only select Designer Series Papers are available at a 15% discount during this promotion.
- Orders must be placed—and closed—during the promotion period for the 15% discount to apply.
- Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards qualify for the 15% discount
Here are the papers you can pick up at this great savings!
Coming on 3 November!
The Curvy Celebrations Variety Bundle!
Celebrate with curvy stamps, dies, and more! Designed for a variety of special occasions, the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle includes everything you need to create one-of-a-kind crafts.
Don’t let stress steal your spirit—get ahead and order this exclusive bundle for a festive and frenzy-free season!
The Quite Curvy Variety Bundle is available right now for demonstrators – just one of the perks of being a Demonstrator! The customer sales period runs 3 November 2020–4 January 2021.
This flyer gives you the info you need! The Curvy Christmas stamp set and Classic Christmas 6″ x 6″ DSP will only be available during the promotion period (3 Nov – 4 Jan) – which means you’ll want to get it earlier rather than later. The Quite Curvy Bundle is actually an awesome sneak peek from the Jan – Jun 2021 Mini Catalog – so it’ll be available thru that catalog! Yeah!
Time is Running Out to Get the Joy To The World October Paper Pumpkin Kit!
This holiday season, share the joy with Paper Pumpkin! The Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin Kit is an exclusive holiday kit that provides a specially-designed box, enough supplies to create eight elegant cards, and an opportunity to connect with the Stampin’ Up! global community! What? THAT’S new!! Read on to see what other fun features are included this month!
With October’s magical kit, not only will you get a head start on your holiday crafting – you’ll get to create Christmas cards, share project ideas, and spread holiday cheer with Stampin’ Up! customers and demonstrators around the world! After you receive their kits, you’ll be able to join the Joy of Paper Pumpkin Facebook group to make the most of this month’s kit. Fun!
Here’s the deets….
- Kit Name: Joy To The World
- Kit contains enough supplies to create eight cards—four each of two designs—and coordinating envelopes.
- Kit includes die-cut pieces in English, French, and German. This will allow you to create cards you can use to connect with other customers and demonstrators around the world—in their language!
- October’s Paper Pumpkin kit was designed to bring people together—connecting them with one another and spreading joy with each other around the world! With die-cut sentiments in English, French, and German, subscribers can send holiday cheer to their friends across the globe—in their language.
- Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
- Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″
- Coordinating Colors: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Just Jade, Soft Sea Foam.
- And – to get THIS kit, you MUST be signed up by 10 October!! That’s coming up fast, folks!
- Supplies may be limited towards the end of the subscription period.
If you’re not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, but would like to give it a try, you can either sign up for a subscription where you’re billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store. For more info and to get signed up for the monthly kit – click here. Or, see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store here.
Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in These Projects:
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Gold Cards & Envelopes for the card bases
Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (card fronts); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liners)
If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!
Some – most? – of the best pictures of my dig-Dog (I call him that sometimes. I don’t know why) require no caption at all.
Case in point.