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Peace This Christmas

Peaceful Pines Christmas


This month I started my Christmas Card Classes and can you believe that?  Christmas already?!  In the crafting world we usually start our Christmas planning and projects in July and August, especially anyone that does craft fairs.  

I have to admit on this card that I CASE'd (Copy And Share Everything) it from the talented SU demonstrator Tami White.  Thank you Tami for your sharing your beautiful card.  The reason I liked this card is how simple it was to make.  At my Christmas Card classes we make 12 cards, 3 of 4 different designs.  So, I need to make them easy to duplicate.  

We only used 2 inks, Always Artichoke and Cherry Cobbler.  I used the same colors for the paper along with Whisper White and Gold Foil paper for the star on the tree.  If you look closely you can see there is embossing on the white paper.  I used the folder called Softly Falling.  It is perfect for all of your Christmas and Winter cards and projects!

I popped up the tree with the star on it and did you notice the little red lights on it?  I cut the tree out using the Perfect Pines Framelits and it has a framelit that puts little holes in your tree.  To make the red show through I cut another tree out in Cherry Cobbler card stock and adhered them together.  Now the red will show through the white tree and make it look like it has lights.  I love that little trick!

To make this card you will need the following measurements:

Always Artichoke Card Stock #105119

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Cherry Cobbler Card Stock #119685

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"
  • scrap for the tree

Whisper White Card Stock #100730

  • cut at 3 3/4" x 5" for the front of the card
  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4" for the inside of the card
  • scrap piece for the tree

Gold Foil Sheets #132622

  • scrap for the star

I stamped my trees first, no real order just leave a little room for the tree you are going to add on.  I also stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment before I embossed it with the embossing folder.  It is much easier to stamp before embossing than after.  

On the inside of the card and the envelope  I just stamped one of the trees on the left hand side.  

School starts next week, so my daycare is going to be changing quite a bit.  I will have two in kindergarten this year and I get a new baby to care for in September.  I just love babies!  It will be different with a real little one again as my youngest right now is almost 2.  She is not going to be too happy about having to share Joycie with a baby.  She will do great once she realizes I still love her and will not leave her.   They all go through this every time a new baby comes into my daycare.  However, this is the longest that I haven't had an infant in my home.  

Thank you for stopping in today.  I hope you are having a great weekend!

Happy Stampin!



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