More Christmas Card Ideas

Here are the last few Christmas cards I am sharing this year. They are some of my favorites. This first card I wanted to use up Christmas designer papers I had from the Holiday catalog. I also used glimmer paper with the Sprig punch to make the swag embellishment. I always use glue dots when putting glimmer paper together. There is dimensionals behind the sentiment for added texture. The bow is also adhered with a glue dot.

The next card is actually a gift card or money holder. I got the idea from Patty Bennett. I changed up the designer papers. I wanted to make it look like a present. The sentiment inside actually came from two different stamp sets.

This next card uses the Dashing Deer Bundle from the Holiday catalog. I love the dies in this bundle.

This last card is simple but elegant. I like to use embossing during the Christmas season. I used copper embossing powder on this card. The inside words are also embossed. The sentiment on the front is actually two stamps put on the same block.

I hope you all have a happy, healthy new year and I look forward to seeing you all soon!

Sheila Rudnicki

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Pretty Poinsettia

Today I’m sharing another Christmas card I’ve made this year. When I want to create a card, I pull the papers, stamps and embellishments that coordinate for the particular card I have in mind to make. I have really enjoyed using the Under The Mistletoe Designer Series Paper in the annual catalog on page 95. This is the second card I’ve posted using these beautiful papers.The colors and patterns are very versatile for many different looks for your papercrafting projects.

Because the paper was very busy, I was able to use a large sentiment. Layering the sentiment with the colors in the designer paper helps to pop out the sentiment. I usually like some kind of embellishment on my cards like a bow, jewels, or in this case, I cut out a poinsettia and leaves to add dimension to the card. I listed the items used in the card below.

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Under The Mistletoe

Don’t you just love the designer papers in the Stampin’ Up! catalogs? They make beautiful quick cards all on their own. Stamp a sentiment and possibly add an embellishment and you have a beautiful card. It’s my go to when I need cards quickly.

That’s exactly what I did here with the Under The Mistletoe Designer Series Paper. The designer papers always have a busier pattern and a muted pattern that coordinate nicely. The coordinating colors are listed on the back of the designer paper packaging to make things even easier. Put some dimensionals under one of the layers and taa daa you have your card! I love these easy WOW cards!

I have listed all supplies used for this project below.

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Joyous Noel Snowflake

While it’s great to CASE (copy and share everything) a card on Pinterest, I love when I have time to be creative on my own. I pull out the designer paper I want to use. On the back of the designer papers the coordinating colors are listed. I pull out the coordinating cardstock, ribbons, etc and go from there. 

The Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper is a gorgeous set of papers with copper foil accents. These papers allow for many different creative ideas for cards, home decor, scrapbooking and other paper crafting. I used Merry Merlot to accent the paper I chose from the Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper. The copper snowflake is from the Snowfall dies. This set was offered during the month of November. The luscious ribbon is Merry Merlot & Copper reversible ribbon. It’s a great addition to the copper accents on the card.

Tip on cutting the copper foil – place the foil side down so the cutting side of the blade cuts through the back of the foil first. There’s a thin film that will cut through better if you cut it this way.

I’ve listed all the supplies used for this card below.

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Tasty Gift

I love this time of year! I especially love all the different recipes that only get made this time of year. I made one of these recipes. Not that it couldn’t be made all year but for some reason I only make it in December. It is the yummy cinnamon butter. They make a nice little gift. I had fun decorating the jars with our designer papers, ribbons and punches.

I used a 2″ circle punch and the designer paper to put on the lid. I attached it with glue dots. I also used the glue dots to attach the Sprig punch pieces.  I only used two punched out sprigs but you can certainly do more. The ribbon bow and the ribbon around the lid were also attached with glue dots.

The recipe for the cinnamon butter is 2 sticks of butter at room temperature, 1/4 cup of honey, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. I used 4oz mason jars and estimated one stick of butter per jar. I did have some leftover for my family. It makes yummy toast in the morning. Check out the supplies used for this cute jars of yummy goodness below.

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Abstract Impressions

I know they say Summer is almost over but I’m hanging on to it as long as possible! Flowers always speak Spring and Summer to me so I’m showcasing the Abstract Impressions Bundle.  I love all the possibilities with this bundle.

This is a photopolymer stamp set with 21 stamps including images and words. It is a 2-step stamp set so you get great images with details. Use the lighter ink on the first stamp and a darker ink on the second stamp to make a quick and easy card.

This bundle also makes great 3-D projects like pictures for decorating your home and scrapbook pages for those wonderful memories of Summer.  The Springtime Impressions Thinlit dies are part of the bundle. The detailed butterfly makes a wonderful addition to a card or decoration.  The corner die can be used in whole on the corner of a card or scrapbook page, you can add color to the die cut or you can cut up the shapes in the piece to be used separately. So many different options to choose from!

Also used from the Garden Impressions Suite is the Garden Impressions 6″ x 6″ Designer Series paper. These papers will make beautiful cards on their own. Just add a sentiment and you have a quick card. They also coordinate with the Abstract Impressions Bundle. Tip for today – when you turn over the package of designer papers you will see all the coordinating colors to use with the papers. No guess work involved! I love the way everything with Stampin’ Up! coordinates. This takes your stamping to a whole new level.

The supplies for my card are listed below. You can order these supplies and more by clicking HERE. Enjoy the rest of your Summer!


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Color Your Season Bundle

I am currently in Florida with my Dad while he is in hospice care. I was going through stamping withdrawal being away from all my supplies at home in Connecticut so I had supplies sent to Florida. One of those items was the Color Your Season bundle. Here are the cards I made one night with this limited time set.

I did do some fussy cutting for the flowers. The flowers were colored in with both packages of watercolor pencils. Color in the center of the petals and use the blender pen to pull the color out to the rest of the petal. the color will get lighter as you pull out the color giving the petals a shaded effect.

I don’t have my Big Shot with me in Florida so it was a challenge for the background of the cards. I normally use an embossing folder for a little background detail. This time I used the designer paper layered with a coordinating cardstock for interest.

It always a nice idea to stamp the bottom left corner or the back flap of the envelope. It’s a hint of what’s inside.

Look and these great colors in the new set of watercolor pencils.

There are a lot of possibilities with this bundle. It is only available the month of August so order yours Here today!


Varied Vases Bundle

Have you seen the Varied Vases bundle in the annual catalog? If you came to Open House you had the opportunity to create with this wonder stamp set and punch. There are many different types of vases and flowers to create many different looks. The word stamps included in the Varied Vases stamp set for inside and outside your cards really complete this stamp set. I love when there are word stamps in the set.

The coordinating Vases Builder punch will punch out the different vase shapes, flowers and leaves for more dimension and interest to your projects.

At Open House we made a card using both the Varied Vases stamp set and the Vase Builder punch. You can see the supply list for this quick and easy card below.

Sheila Rudnicki


Hand Delivered

Check out this fun set! This set is called Hand Delivered. It is a Host set in the back of the catalog on page 229. There are so many different options when using this set. I love all the word stamps and the fonts of the word stamps. Don’t you just love when there are word stamps in the set?

Here is a card my daughter Abby and I created for thank you cards from her graduation party. I love using the words as a background. The girl carrying the books with the apple was very appropriate since Abby received her degree in Special Education. This set will be great with so many different occasions. Scroll down to see all the supplies for this card. You can order all the supplies for this card here.


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Rooted In Nature Bundle

The Rooted In Nature Bundle has 16 rubber images and 12 dies. That means lots of different combinations for lots of creativity! I love the details in the the stamps. The dies also include texture embossed dies for the leaves to give them a more realistic look. The beautiful, natural images are designed to use with a variety of techniques.

I made this card with the Rooted In Nature stamp set for a special friend. I used the Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper which coordinates nicely with the set. Scroll down to see all the supplies for this card.

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