Sunday, November 6, 2011


Okay, change of plan!!  I was getting tired of posting my presentation projects using background stamps, so you are going to get some Christmas today.  It is still a little early for me to think of posting Christmas projects but I know I will be doing a lot more in the next month so I will interchange between my Christmas projects and Fall projects.  As long as there isn't snow on the ground yet, I guess I can get away with that plan -- how does it sound to you?

These cards were done for my annual Christmas Stamp-A-Stack.  I really concentrated on doing cards my customers could send in the mail without having to pay for extra postage and something fast, yet still have a "WOW."  I don't know if I achieved the "WOW" factor, but the ladies liked them (of course I was holding an axe over their head when I asked).  A couple of the cards were CASEd from swap cards.   (Sorry I don't have the all of the names who I CASEd from, so make sure to tell me if you know, that way I can give proper credit.)  Fast and simple cards are very, very hard for me so most times I have to CASE these, but I did create a couple for class or put my own twist on a CASE.  So here they are:

I got the layout idea for this card from one Ronda Wade created, just changed the image (Polar Party Stamp Set) and border to the Ribbon Punch, using the Silver Glimmer Paper (I just love this sparkly paper.)

This was a total CASE from another Ronda Wade card -- just changed the sentiment -- featuring the Christmas Lodge Stamp Set.

Very simple card featuring the new Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper, Cherry Cobbler Quilted Satin Ribbon, Stitched Stockings and Hand-Penned Holiday Stamp Sets, and the new Stocking Builder Punch.
You can't get any simpler than this card, but I still loved it and it was a favorite of my customers.  I used the Christmas Lodge and Welcome Christmas Stamp Sets.  (I have loved this set since seeing all of Tamie Ackerson's cards last year but waited to see if it would stay before buying it this year).
And finally, as soon as I saw this card Melissa Davies did for the Creative Convention shoebox swap, I knew I was going to CASE.  Yes, it does take a little more time, but I had everything prepped for my customers so it wasn't as bad.  They loved the card as much as I did.
Please leave a comment and let me know which one is your favorite (I hope you have one at least).  Now this girl has got to get back to decorating my Advent boxes!!!

Until next time,
"Now the body is not a single part, but many." -- I Corinthians 12:14
Father, help us to remember that it takes many people joining hearts and hands around the world to share "the gifts His goodness gave."


  1. Sandi, I love ALL the cards. The last one was the best of the best. (if you know what I mean!) TFS By the way I may case one.

  2. All of the cards are just adorable! The wreath is FAB. Thanks for the inspiration. Marie from Washington

  3. Lovely cards, thanks for sharing :)

  4. I love all of these cards you have posted here. You have a ton of talent, Sandi! Keep it up!!

  5. On the polar party stamp a stack what blue DSP did you use? I love the card is it beautiful and fun at the same time.

  6. On the Polar Party card, I used Marina Mist Card Stock -- sorry for not including this. I would e-mail "anonymous" but you didn't include your name/address.