Category Archives: Christmas

Christmas Blocks

Good morning!

Today I am sharing two cards on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog using the new Christmas Blocks stamp set released this week on the Sweet ‘n Sassy website.  When it comes to making Christmas cards, I am usually making multiples so I need to make them quick & easy!  One great way to make CAS cards is to start with an assorted box of pre-printed card bases.  Just add your stamps and embellishments!

For the first card, I stamped and colored the Santa face, popped him up with foam tape, and stamped the sentiment.  Some Stickles and Wink of Stella add a bit of sparkle to complete the cards.

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The second card had a snowman pre-printed on the front.  I simply die cut a speech bubble window and stamped the sentiment on the inside to peek through.

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When opened, you see a second sentiment stamped beneath the first one. I also added the little present image in the corner and kept the coloring minimal.  Some Stickles added to the card front finished this one as well.

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Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Christmas Blocks; paper- white, Recollections Jingle Jolly Assorted Box of Cards; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, Clear Wink of Stella, Stickles, foam tape, retired SNSS Speech Bubbles dies.

snowmen collage

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using the Merriest Christmas Set (4790) . The small flake is from the Michael’s exclusive set called Warm Wishes.  Even though this set was designed for Christmas, these snow people are perfect for your cards all winter long!

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I did make a bunch of these for Christmas, though, so I kept them CAS with no coloring and sort of made a collage.

I added some crystal lacquer to the “glass” on the light pole and some Stickles to the tree and snow.  The tree was popped with dimensionals.

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Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Merriest Christmas Set (4790), small flake from Michael’s exclusive- Warm Wishes; paper- white, SU! Always Artichoke and Crumb Cake; ink- Distress Vintage Photo, SU! Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede; accessories- Tim Holtz Dot Fade stencil, Marianne Creatables tree die, twine, Stickles, Crystal Effects, foam tape.

Luke 2

I finally got a Christmas page done for my Bible Journaling Class….if you are local and want to join us, call Lisa at The Craft Shack to sign up!  With the Christmas holiday and other conflicts, we decided to postpone our December class until January.

Luke 2 diane zechman

This was done with Stazon ink, Prismacolor pencils, and Gamsol.  No prep!  I used my Joy to the World and Poinsettias & Candles stamp sets.

And here’s another page I did in the fall…

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Several SNSS stamp sets were used here… mainly I used Harvest Blessings and a couple different alphabet sets.

Thanks for popping in and… happy stamping!

 

blessings ornament

Sooo…the big question this time of year is always… “Are you ready for Christmas?”.  Umm…No. We finally got our tree up Sunday night. I still have baking and shopping to do. But on Christmas Eve, I hope I can say “Yes, I’m ready.” ha.

I was playing around, though, with some salt dough ornaments using my Poinsettias & Candles stamp set and one of my Christmas cookie stamps.

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I mixed my dough and rolled it out on freezer paper, then cut the hearts by hand.  I used 1/2 cup flour, 1/4 cup salt and 1/4 cup warm water but my mixture was sticky and needed more flour. Next time I’ll add more salt or less water. Use a toothpick or straw to make a hole.

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The hearts were stamped with Versafine ink.

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I baked them in a toaster oven at 200 degrees and flipped them a few times (not sure how long) but my toaster oven runs hot so next time I’ll use the regular oven.  The toaster oven browned them a bit…so I sponged some Distress Vintage Photo on to “age” them.

This might be my last post before the holiday so I hope you all have a blessed Christmas!

a merry snowflake

When I was preparing for a swap last month, I made this Christmas card with some SU! (merry and borders) and Sweet ‘n Sassy (snowflake) dies.  Then I realized how many I had to make and how many passes through the die cut machine it would take and quickly scrapped the idea. lol.  But not before getting a few created.

My card was inspired by THIS one in the SCS gallery.

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I glued the bottom of each layer of the snowflake down but added foam tape to the upper edges.

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Have a great Saturday!

merry Chris-mouse

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using the Chris-mouse Mini Shaker Set (4796) .  This is definitely one of my faves from the recent release!

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Did you see the recipe card I made where I paper pieced his jammies?  This time I kept him in a simple green so he would stand out from the cute Christmas papers.  The jingle bell image is on a Mini Action Wobble… these are so fun!

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Enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of the season (ohhh…tastes too! lol)!  Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Chris-mouse Mini Shaker Set (4796); paper- white, SU! Gumball Green, Doodlebug- home for the holidays; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Ai Mini Action Wobble, Labels 14 Nestabilities, adhesive pearls.

Christmas sled

At a gathering with friends last month, this was my card for the Christmas card swap.  I like the white on white with a pop of red!  What you can’t see is the sparkle of Stickles on the rooftops.

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The sentiment is from my Poinsettias & Candles stamp set and the background is an old Cuttlebug embossing folder.   The Impression Obsession Evergreen Trees and sledding die came from The Craft Shack. :)

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Poinsettias & Candles ; paper- white, SU! Cherry Cobbler; ink- Versafine Black; accessories- Cuttlebug Winter House embossing folder, MFT Blueprints 20 dies (banner), Impression Obsession sled (108-F) and Evergreen Trees (217-E), foam tape, twine, Stickles.

bringing home the tree

I am seeing lots of pics on FB of everyone setting up their trees…and they look wonderful!  I love to put my tree up early and take it down late, enjoying it as long as I can.  I haven’t put mine up yet this year…hopefully soon.

This card was my shoebox project for a gathering with friends last month.

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The car and tree were cut out and popped with dimensionals.  I used a glitter pen on the stars and snow line.

Have a great day!

stamps- SU! White Christmas; paper- white, black, SU! Crumb Cake, Recollections- Be Merry ; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! markers, Distress Stormy Sky; accessories- Square & Scalloped Square Nestabilities, foam dimensionals, Gelly Roll glitter pen.

joy to you

Here’s another card I found playing catch-up. This one I made last year using a Paper Pumpkin kit. At the time, I thought the card needed something so I added an image from my Joy To The World stamp set.

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Hope you are having a great weekend!

a very dairy Christmas

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a couple cards using the Dairy Christmas Set (4789) .  I think this first one is my fave… how fun is that joyous cow?  I gave it a simple water-colored background and used some Copics to dot the festive scarf.

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The next two are cards that would be perfect for all our chicken lovin’ friends… cluck cluck!

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I went with bright, non-traditional colors here…  :)

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I hope you are enjoying your Christmas card crafting.  Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Dairy Christmas Set (4789); paper- white, black, SU! Gumball Green and Marina Mist, Doodlebug- home for the holidays, MME- Colorful Christmas; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Die-Namics Blueprints 20 and Stitched Traditional Tags, Prima Watercolor Confections- Classics, foam dimensionals, adhesive pearls, Labels 14 and Circle Nestabilities, Eyelet Outlet ornament brad.