Dec 182010

Lots of Christmas cards to share today.  They’re making a stop here before being sent on their way!

This card uses the “Bells and Boughs” set from SU’s Holiday Mini.  It is colored with Copics.

(At the end of my blog posts I usually list the “recipes” for the cards.  But today, because of the number of cards posted, I will put the recipe for each card directly following that card.  This will make it easier for those interested to find the ingredients used for each specific card.)

Poinsettia Card

Stamps: SU Bells & Boughs

Papers: SU Whisper White and Old Olive; Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy; Daisy D’s Paisley Sugarplum Designer Paper

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics:

Accessories: GG Ribbon, Brads, SU Corners and Scalloped Edger Punches and Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder


Love this birch tree image from Papertrey Ink.

On the first card, a small bird was punched from Memory Box’s “Mistletoe” designer paper and popped up on the trees.

On the second card one of the bird images from the set was stamped with Craft ink.

Brown Birch Tree Card

Stamps: Papertrey Ink Through the Trees; SU Teeny Tiny Wishes

Papers: Papertrey Ink Select White; SU Bravo Burgundy and Bashful Blue; Memory Box Mistletoe Designer Paper

Inks: SU Bravo Burgundy and Bashful Blue (for sponging)

Accessories: GG Ribbon; Kaiser Pearls; 3/4″ Round Punch

Black Birch Tree Card

Stamps: Papertrey Ink Through the Trees; SU Teeny Tiny Wishes

Papers: Papertrey Ink Select White, True Black and Pure Poppy; Memory Box Mistletoe Designer Paper

Inks: Archival Brilliance Graphite Black; SU Real Red Craft

Accessories: 1″ Double Stitched GG Ribbon; Kaiser Rhinestones


As time got short, several cards with the same design had to be made.

I’m not a big fan of mass production, but this was a very fun, quick and easy one to do.

Love how the twine gives a touch of country charm.

Punched Trees Cards

Stamps: Verve O Christmas Tree

Papers: Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream and Pinefeather; Webster’s Pages Wonderfall Designer Paper (stripe); K & Company Christmas Cheer Designer Paper

Inks: SU Handsome Hunter

Accessories: Kaiser Rhinestones; Cuttlebug Snowflake Embossing Folder; Martha Stewart Pines Border Punch; Classic Circle Nestability Die; Twine


I wasn’t going to post or use this next card until my son, seeing all the various cards spread across the dining table, said that this one was his favorite.  Must have a masculine appeal to it that I don’t appreciate!

Crown Card

Stamps: Flourishes City of David

Papers: Papertrey Ink True Black, SU Gold and Silver Metallic; Graphic 45 On the Boardwalk Designer Paper

Inks: Versamark

Accessories: Silver Embossing Powder; GG Ribbon; Cuttlebug Crown Die Cut & Embossing Folder; Fiskar’s Edger Punch; Brads


This next design is one that I CASEd from a card kit that I saw on Ebay.  Unfortunately the auction ended, and I did not remember to record the designer of this clean and simple beauty.

This is such a creative use of this large medallion stamp from SU.  The center sentiment circle was cut out using a Circle Nestability Die and then popped up with foam tape.

Medallion Wreath Card

Stamps: SU Medallion; Verve O Christmas Tree

Papers: Papertrey Ink Select White and Pure Poppy

Inks: SU Handsome Hunter

Accessories: Classic Circle Nestability Die; Kaiser Rhinestones; Satin Ribbon


This silhouetted bird image from Inkadinkado is stamped directly on to the designer paper.

A few of the flowers in the design were filled in with a white gel pen.  Stickles was added for some sparkle.

Silhouetted Bird Card

Stamps: Inkadinkado Winter Birds and Papertrey Ink Sign Language

Papers: Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream and Dark Chocolate; Basic Grey Designer Paper

Inks: Archival Jet Black; White Gel Pen

Accessories: Stickles; Satin Ribbon


The final pair of cards uses Tim Holtz’s “Reindeer Flight” die cut and his “Tall Pines” embossing folder.

On the first card the designer paper and the Essentials by Ellen Craft-a-Board were cut separately and then adhered together with foam tape.

On the second card however, the designer paper was adhered to the craft-a-board before cutting out the reindeer.  Then both the paper and craft-a-board were cut at the same time.  This method worked much better and is what I would recommend.

Reindeer Card #1

Stamps: SU Itty Bitty Backgrounds (stamped on reindeer cardstock)

Papers: Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Fine Linen, Ocean Tides and Dark Chocolate; Webster’s Pages Waiting for Santa

Inks: SU Chocolate Chip and Close to Cocoa

Accessories: Essentials by Ellen Craft-a-Board; Tim Holtz’s Reindeer Flight Die Cut and Tall Pines Embossing Folder; GG Ribbon; Velvet and Lace Ribbon; Ruffled Ribbon; Metallic Rope; Kaiser Pearl; SU Corners Punch

Reindeer Card #2

Stamps: Papertrey Ink Sign Language

Papers: Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Fine Linen, Ocean Tides and Dark Chocolate; Webster’s Pages Waiting for Santa

Inks: SU Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa and Handsome Hunter

Accessories: Essentials by Ellen Craft-a-Board; Tim Holtz’s Reindeer Flight Die Cut and Tall Pines Embossing Folder; GG Ribbons; Metallic Rope; Kaiser Pearl; SU Corners Punch

Thanks for dropping by today.  Hope that everyone is having a wonderful Holiday Season.

24 Responses to “Christmas Cards!”

  1. I loved ALL of them!!! They are just gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us before they went out the door. Got to check out that PTI set. Hope you have a wonderful holiday!

  2. You are amazing to have created all these fabulous cards in such a short time period! Everything is beautifully detailed, but I have to admit……..your mass produced cards are my favorite! I love the classic design and gorgeous colors! Imagine all the joy you’ll be spreading when your recipients open their cards!
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

  3. You’ve been busy! What a fabulous array of cards, each with their own lovely touches and look. Have a blessed Christmas 🙂

  4. Your Christmas cards are beautiful. I would be delighted if I were the recipient of any of your cards.

    Ter 😉

  5. Susan…these are all amazing! My fave is the first one…I’m a flower girl, and I’m also taken with the way you used the crown in the Wise Men card…so clever and absolutely “right”. Fabulous designs..I wondered what you were doing between blog posts!!

  6. Gorgeous..I can’t pick a favorite! I have some of these supplies-maybe next year? Then, of course, there will be something new on the market! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Wow! Just look at these wonderful cards! Each of them has a unique style, and I love how you used embellishments on all of them. Thank you so much for sharing them, Susan!

  8. Susan, I do not know which card I love the best! They are all fabulous, gf! Merry Christmas to you and your family…

  9. WOwzers, girl! You are so GOOD!!!! These are gorgeous Susan and will be very much coveted and treasured by the recipients! Merry Christmas to all of you!! {{{hugs}}}

  10. WOW, WOW, WOW – you sure have been busy – each and every card is different and beautiful!!!

  11. What beautiful cards, Susan. The people on your Christmas card list are very lucky!!!

  12. Susan, all of these cards are fabulous! I’m glad you listened to your son and posted the crown one. That one is really elegant and definitely has a masculine feel to it.

  13. Hi Susan, You have outdone yourself. Your creativity is such an inspiration. What a spectacular collection of Christmas cards! Each and every design is beautiful. Sending wishes your way for the merriest Christmas and a joyous New Year! Hugs

  14. WOW so much GORGEOUS eye-candy!!

  15. SO many beautiful cards! I loved the first poinsettia one and the medallion wreath!
    My little girl loved the crown one… 🙂

  16. Wow you’ve been busy, they are all great but my favorite has to be the trees card, love how you used that border punch and the snowflake embossing folder is perfect here, and like you said it has that great country feel to it!

  17. Oh my goodness those are so very pretty! I have too many favorites to choose 🙂 Merry Christmas Susan

  18. Susan, they are all absolutely lovely. I think I have finished so I am bookmarking this post so I will be inspired for next year. Beautiful job.

  19. These are all so very pretty but I really love the poinsettia card! That one just really stands out to me.

  20. OMG, Susan…each and every card is absolutely FABULOUS!!! You have been working your fingers to the bone, gf!!! I know all your family and friends will treasure these and appreciate all your efforts!!!

  21. WOW Susan wonderful cards, each and every card is adorable.

    Merry Christmas to you

  22. Wow, Susan! I’m just a little bit overwhelmed with all this beauty, variety, creativity, and talent! I do love your mass-produced card. Such an easy design, but so darn perfect! The bird with the flowers is gorgeous — love that touch. The coloring and the paper on the poinsettia card — exquisite! I can see the masculine appeal in the one your son liked, too. It’s beautiful and very manly even with the bow. They’re all just wonderful! Happy holidays!

  23. Holy smokes you do have the cards to share. All these are wonderful and a lot of CAS style cards. I need to make stacks of these next year! Hope you had a wonderful and blessed Christmas Susan.

  24. Just stopped by to wish you and your family a very Happy New Year, Susan! Hope you have a wonerful holiday time! 🙂

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