My first card uses the Jingle All The Way stamp set and the matching dies and the interactive Window trio. The trio window I got for free during the August release. Now this is an interactive window because each window is suppose to have a flap over it. However, I had a stamping accident and I will be honest, I didn't want to start over so I tore the flaps off as they are perforated when it is die cut. I didn't realize until I was all finished assembling my card that the white of the perforation shows in the window above the Santa. But the little imperfections make handmade cards the best, right! The Jingle All The Way set has these three different Santa's in the set as well as both sentiments that I used. Here is a link for the set. I love this set and it will be the star of my Christmas cards this year. This is a very popular set so sometimes it is sold out but you can sign to be notified when it is back in stock and I do that all the time. The card stock is from last year's Simon Say Stamp Card of the Month kit. I believe it was the December kit. The snowflakes on the "Merry Everything" piece of card stock are sparkly but my camera doesn't pick it very well. A new camera is on my Christmas list. The big silver sequins and the snowflakes are from a set that I got from Stampin' UP! unfortunately it is a retired item but you can get a lot of great sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. Finally I attached this piece to a base of Real Red card stock from Stampin' UP!.I colored my Santa's using my colored pencils and odorless mineral spirits or Gamsol. Then I covered his suit, hat, and beard with clear Wink of Stella. Very sparkly in real life.
My second card uses the "Merry" die cut as well as the Jingle all the way stamp set. I wanted to make a shaker card but wasn't sure how to accomplish that and still use my die cut so the first card was the practice. I used Real Red card stock cut at 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. I put the die at angle and put it through my Big Shot. I backed the Merry with the sparkly snowflake paper. I used the tree from the Jingle All The Way set. I colored it using the same technique as I used for the Santa's, putting clear Wink of Stella on the star. I used the sentiment "Merry Everything" but only stamped the word "everything. I really wanted to make a shaker card so I did some "noodling" about how to make it happen. I cut the die again on the same size card stock as this first card and then I took a second piece of card stock in that same size, I used my Scotch foam tape to create a frame around the card stock. I did two layers of foam tape so my sequins and snowflakes had plenty of room to shake. I put all that sequins that I wanted in to the frame and then laid a piece of thin acetate over it. As you can see it the last two pictures there is an edge of silver sparkle paper. I used this to cover the foam tape along the sides of the card. I used the "everything" sentiment again. I used the same snowflakes and silver sequins to decorate the front of the card because it looked kind of bare. I hope you like my cards. I might do one more card using another stamp set I have so check back again. Thanks for stopping by. Andi.