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Easy Peasy Christmas Cards 67 ~ A Very Merry Christmas 3

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Hello again! Here’s my 3rd Easy Peasy Christmas card for today. As I mentioned in my last post, I had my stamp-a-ma-jig all set up to use with this sentiment so I’m making up for lost time and using to the max today.

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Card measures 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
-cut patterned paper (I used Basic Grey, Aspen Frost since I still had it out from my last card) through with the Mini-snowflakes Movers & Shapers Die through die cutting machine (I have a big shot and love it to pieces!)
-ink up die cut snowflakes with embossing ink
-sprinkle clear embossing powder on snowflakes and heat set
-stamp sentiment
-add embossing powder on sentiment and heat set
-add pearls or rhinestones (optional)

This is one of those great cards where you don’t have to use festive patterned paper. The snowflakes die cut just gives you a little snippet and you don’t need an intricate pattern. You can also use colours that aren’t necessarily festive either, the die cut shape takes care of that. You can of course use up those ugly patterned papers that you don’t wish to throw out and the recipient would never know! He, he, he… ;)
You also don’t have to clear emboss the snowflakes either but I love the feel that it gives. I’ve used pearls on this card and it does give a little bit of a dimensional effect. It isn’t enough to affect postage. You can also pick up little round holographic stickers that you can use or even liquid pearls which would give you the pearl look but not as much dimension.

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Well that’s all for Easy Peasy Christmas cards for today. I can’t wait, I have a few wonderful projects that I’ll be sharing with you this coming week.
This weekend it’s Canadian Thanksgiving and I’m up to prepare the proteins. No turkey for us this year, I’ll be manning the BBQ with slow cooked/BBQ’ed brisket, ribs, chicken and pork.

I am thankful for YOU, my wonderful readers!! Thank you for being dedicated, patient and supportive!! Have an amazing weekend!!

Love,

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Easy Peasy Christmas Cards 66 ~ A Very Merry Christmas 2

If this is the first time you’re just joining us…WELCOME to my Friday weekly installment on quick and easy to make Christmas cards. By making a few here and there you will avoid the rush later :D
If you’d like more details, please click either the Easy Peasy Christmas Cards tab at the top (if you’re viewing directly from the blog) or click here to take you to the Easy Peasy Christmas Cards Page OR go to the Easy Peasy Christmas Cards Pin Board on Pinterest to see them all.

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Surprise!!! So did I tell you that I have Easy Peasy Christmas cards to catch up on? I thought I’d do some double time (and just for today even triple time!) to catch up!
Since I had this sentiment stamp still on my table, I thought to do the 3 cards today with the same sentiment! Now of course you don’t have use the same sentiment. Please use what you have on hand to make it work.
In case you’re wondering this sentiment is from I think it’s from Amuse in the before time. (Before they went to their direct sales model.) I could have sworn that I’ve used this stamp many more times than I have but…I made note that this stamp, stamps crooked which is probably why I hadn’t used it as much I would have liked. Since I had my stamp-a-ma-jig out from the previous card, I was ready to go for this one!

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Card measures 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
Red card stock measures 5 x 3 3/4
Pattered paper measures 4 3/4 x 3 1/2 (I used last years Basic Grey, Aspen Frost)
Sentiment piece will vary with your chosen sentiment, I had approximately 1/4″ border around it.
-edge around patterned paper with a sponge using Distress Ink, Fired Brick, then with Walnut stain.
-stamp sentiment with Vern Green Archival Ink (couldn’t resist diving into Wendy Vecchi’s signature Archival ink colours!)
-add clear embossing powder and heat set
-edge around sentiment using Walnut Stain Distress ink

One thing I’ve found that sometimes even when the colours coordinate, that having a pattered paper beside coloured card stock can be too much (or not enough) of a contrast, by edging the patterned piece with a little bit of ink will help. You can easily drag the piece across an ink pad or if you want more of a coloured edge, use a sponge. I like to use cut and dry foam, then wash them (Distress ink is water soluble, although the sponge may be stained) you can easily reuse them again. Some folks keep a separate sponge for each colour of ink, I do that with the foam pads for my inking tools but not for general inking. (If that makes any sense, if it doesn’t just ignore the last half of that sentence! LOL)

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Thanks for joining me today, be sure to check later today for my 3rd Easy Peasy Christmas card of the day! ;)

Love,

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