Thursday, December 4, 2008

A New Christmas Card Design

8 Blessings to Shine Bright for Christmas!!!
Hi Everyone,
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Well I am finally back if you are still reading???? LOL.
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The last few weeks have just been so busy! 3 Stampin Up workshops, a Craft Fair, Two Thanksgiving Trips a total of 24 hours of driving, A baby with Ear infections, Dr.'s Appointments, Pre-School, Helping in Piper's Class, About a Million Loads of laundry, cleaning, helping a friend out with watching her son (Willow loved that!!!!), Taking care of the 3 kids, Piper's 1st Grade Christmas program, practices for the kids church program, trying to get some DT application projects done........ et... et....
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I have been in major stamping withdrawals too!!!! I am serious while I was stamping everyday before it actually helped me to feel more grounded and keep up with everything better, but the last few weeks have just been crazy busy!
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My Mother in Law was able to be here visiting the last couple of days and she helped me with Laundry and I helped her with designing her Christmas Cards. She is making about 75 of them, and here is the Design we came up with. I thought it would be cool to design a Keepsake "Book Mark" Card the kind where you pull out a card inside a pocket card. So anyway she already had purchased the Ruby Red Card Stock and the Christmas Patterned Paper, and then we added some baja breeze, and old olive to the other colors (these colors were already in the patterned paper).
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Here are both pieces of the Card put together. The Pocket part of the card is Ruby Red SU card stock with a Baja Breeze curly label SU punch behind a large star SU Punch in the Pat. Paper. The front flap of the Pocket is folded down 1 1/2" then scalloped with the scallop edge punch. Then we took an old Fiskers punch of mine that looks like an 8 point shining star punched them in Old Olive parts of the patterned paper. We stamped the saying which we felt both went well with the stars, and with the grandchildren being blessings as well! Any way saying stamped in Whisper White and then embossed with glittery silver embossing powder. Here is the Christmas Picture this year. Left to right is Willow, Jim holding Tucker, Ben in back, Piper up front, Nathan up front, Erik in back, Marianne holding Jonathan, Abigail up front. Marianne had made the girls dresses and then we just dressed all the boys in red, white, black and khaki. Marianne and I noticed that all the blonds are on the left and all the dark heads are on the right. Which is funny because Marianne is full blooded Dutch so she should be with all the blonds, and Jim is Swedish so he should be with the dark heads!!!! The kids ages are:
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Piper 6, Willow 4, Abby 4 (six weeks younger than Willow), Ben 3, Nathan 3, Erik 2, Tucker 1, and Jonathan 10 months.
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We sat them so siblings would be together. Ben and Erik on the Back hay bale, Piper Willow and Tucker in the left triangle, and Abi, Nathan, and Jonathan in the right triangle.
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We were talking today about how all of the 5 boys were all born in exactly 3 years time. Ben and Jonathan share the same Birthday and Nathan, Erik, Tucker, are between those two. Ben and Nathan are about 9 months apart, Nathan and Erik are about 9 months apart, Erik and Tucker are 11 months apart, and Tucker and Jonathan are just under 7 months apart.

The pocket part of the card the saying is really pretty with the shiny glittery embossing.

The two parts of the card next to each other. The Dimensions are Pocket 5 1/2" x 4 3/4", and Book Mark part 6 1/2" by 4 1/4". The Baja Breeze circle punch is the 3/4" circle, and we used the crop-a-dile to punch the whole in it. She is using pretty white and silver striped organza ribbon thru the punched hole.

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Well I have two more posts to try to get posted tonight so that is all for this post. I hope you enjoy the Christmas Card!!!!

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Heather

9 comments:

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Heather! So glad you've found some time to stamp again. This picture is AWESOME! And so is the card. You guys are making 75 of these?! WOW!! Those little dresses the girls are in are way too cute!!
hugs, Jami

Liz :) said...

This is a great Chrismtas card! They are really cute! I love the embossing, I have yet to try it but I think it will work wonders on some wedding invitations I will be doing soon... I may have to bug you on some techniques for those! :)

Paula said...

Oh wow wish I could make some cards like these Will you help me?????

Jamie Martin said...

This is so nice, what a wonderful idea :)

Kristin Bueter said...

Heather~

These turned out so cute! How sweet of you to help design and make them :] I love the color combo..

The picture is too funny. That's something I would do...seat everyone just so, then notice afterward that they were sectioned off according to hair color :O) LOL

pasiakowa said...

Wonderful idea that turned into something beautiful!
I love the card and the pocket for it very much :)

Janna said...

What a great family picture!!! I love this idea!!

Man you have been busy! I can't belive that you are even able to type!! I would be wiped out for a week!

Hopefully everything will calm down soon!

Smiles,

Janna

Justine said...

I LOVE how appropriate the sentiment is that you chose to go with the photo. I may have to try this card and pocket.TFS

Ashley said...

This is the CUTE card ever!