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Merry Christmas!

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones!

Below are the cards I created and sent out to my family and friends.  I made over 120 cards this year!!

I love to create photo cards.  However, in order to have enough room for design, personalization and a picture, I have found 5 x 7 cards or z-fold cards at 12 x 5.25 work best.

First card… being of South American descent, wine tends to play a big role in our festivities…

The Half Full stamp set came in handy for this.  I’d like to say I intentionally stamped the sentiment crooked to appear as if I had been already drinking wine when making the card, but  I am just a crooked stamper…

Next up, I really enjoyed the Santa’s suit bundle.

Oh dear, Santa’s on the back of the card looking for his suit…

The Smitten Mittens was another favorite bundle of mine.

Depending on the color, the feel of the card really changes.  I also added Snowflake Sentiments to the second card.

Keeping with Lemon Lime Twist, I used the Season Like Christmas stamp set to create the card below.

And a couple more using Season Like Christmas stamp set.

Lastly, here is a 5 x 7 card using the Carols of Christmas stamp set.

For the 5 x 7 cards, I make my own envelopes using the envelope punch board.

Thank you for stopping by!

~Paola

Christmas Card Ideas!

I cannot believe it has been almost a month since I last posted….

However, I have something fun to share.  I’ve been working on my Christmas cards and I wanted to share those ideas with you.  I make picture cards and always struggle between the balance of stamping art and the picture itself.  This year, I did primarily z-fold cards and a few 5 x 7 cards.  I really like the z-fold cards because they showcase the stamping art and the picture separately.  They also fit in the standard 5 3/4″ x 4 3/8″ envelopes Stampin’ Up sells.  For the 5 x 7 cards, I make my envelopes using the Stampin’ Up punch board.

Below is a collage of all my card designs.

Be sure to check back these next few days to see more instruction on how I made the different designs.

Thanks for stopping by!!