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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Christmas Card Workshop - It's Snowing!


It's time for the final CTMH Christmas Card Workshop of the season - and the theme of the cards seems to be SNOW. In addition to creating 12 fun cards (3 each of 4 different designs), everyone who attends will also create one of these adorable little snowman Tic Tac candy holders. These are really simple to make using the Snow Friends stamp set, and are a great little gift to give.



This card made using the Snow Flurries stamp set is one of my favorites. The 'snow flurry' is simply embossed in white, and several small pearls are added as a finishing touch. Each class participant will receive a package of 48 self-adhesive pearls in a variety of sizes. You will have plenty of pearls to decorate your cards, and still have left-overs to use on other projects.


A tree from the versatile Four Seasons stamp set is used with plaid paper from the Aspen packet and the Cuttlebug Snowflakes embossing folder to create a simple, yet very pretty winter card.


Close To My Heart's new Christmas paper this year is Jingle, and has fun colors and patterns which are a bit more whimsical than traditional. The Jingle papers are used along with the Holiday Trinkets stamp set and some Prisma Glitter to create a quick and easy Christmas card.

The November workshop will be offered on Friday evening, November 20 (starting at 7 pm) and also Saturday afternoon, November 21 (at 1 pm). Whichever day you choose to attend, the cards will be the same. You will create 4 cards each of 3 different designs - a total of 12 cards and matching envelopes for $15. You will also create the Snowman Tic Tac 'bonus project' and receive a package of 48 self-adhesive pearls. All supplies are included and pre-cut for you. You just need to bring your own favorite adhesive, stamp your images, and assemble your cards.

Please let me know if you would like to attend one of the Christmas Card workshops in November. Feel free to leave me a comment on this blog, send an email to sheilabennett@comcat.net, or call 913-485-4355. Even if you can't attend, I would love to read any comments you may have for the blog. :)


And remember to visit the Retiring Stamp Sets section of MyCTMH site to see the list of stamp sets that will be retiring on December 31. You may want to stock up on some of the retiring stamps and take advantage of the Stampaganza Buy 2 - Get 1 free stamp set special through the end of November.

8 comments:

  1. Ohhhh these are GORGEOUS!!!! Love that tic tac holder. Your cards are all wonderful. So much inspiration..thanks so much!!!

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  2. Fun Tic Tac holder, and your cards are gorgeous!! TFS.

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  3. Beautiful cards! Your workshop attendees are very lucky!

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  4. Love the tree and Aspen paper. Wish I was closer to come and play!

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  5. Wish I lived closer because I would definitely be taking your class! I love your Snow Flurries card. I may have to scraplift once I order the stamp set (which I wasn't going to do until I saw this card). :)

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  6. my friend and i have been looking at that tree stamp and wondering what more we could do with it - i like how you matched it up with the aspen - feels so like home. thanks for visiting my tutorial on my christmas cards
    www.refashionedthreads.blogspot.com

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  7. Starla - Thanks for the nice comment about my Four Seasons-Aspen card. And I was going to write you back answering your question for more ideas with the Four Seasons stamp set, but I couldn't find your email address.

    Here is the link to a blog post with several cards using the Four Seasons stamp set. Hope it gives you some good ideas. :)

    http://sheila-bennett.blogspot.com/2009/10/four-seasons-tree-for-any-season-or.html

    Or, you can just click on the 'Four Seasons' under the Labels section in the right-hand column.

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Thanks for your comments! It is always nice to hear some feedback. :)