Second Batch of Holiday Catalog Swap Cards

Good morning stampers! 20 Canadian demonstrators participated in this swap and 90% of us made Christmas cards. I really do think that most stampers are suckers for Christmas cards. I try not to get started on them in my classes until October, but it sure is rewarding to have a big stack of them all ready to out on December 1 so that there is no stress about making them. It is also so very nice to have enough hand made cards to give to everyone on my list. The first card I am sharing today is a clean and simple card by Sharon Davies. It really is stunning in its simplicity. The Winter Wonder embossing folder, silver foil sheets and rhinestones work so well together. Cheers to the Year is the stamp set used. I love you this set can be used not only for Christmas and New Year but also for weddings!

 

 

This next card uses the faux silk technique and was made by Winona Semler. It uses the stamp set Painted Harvest and the coordinating leaf punch. I love the soft look Winona created with the repeated leaf stamped background and the Layered Leaves embossing folder. The glitter enamel dots add just the right amount of sparkle to keep it lively.

 

 

This fun assymetrical card (big word that basically means things are at an angle or slightly offset) is made by Anne Granger. She used the Winter Wonder embossing folder and the stamp set Merry Cafe. The great thing about this set is that it coordinates with the Coffee Cafe suite in the annual catalog. This set embraces so many occasions. Fall with the pumpkin spice latte, Halloween with “witches brew with scream & sugar”, apple cider, Valentine’s Day with “love is brewing” and “I love you and coffee”. There is also a saying for tea lovers, for Christmas and for New Year.

 

 

Do you love traditional, sparkly Christmas scenes? If so, you will fall in love with this card by Cynthia Millan. She used embossing paste and dazzling diamonds glitter for the snow. The star of this card is the Hearts Come Home bundle. This bundle was at the top of my wish list for this holiday catalog.

 

 

This classic card by Alison Solven in black and white with a touch of red and green is stunning. She used the Carols of Christmas stamp set, the Merry Music Specialty paper and the 7/8″ striped ribbon from the Merry Little Suite of Christmas on page 11 and 12 of the holiday catalog.

 

 

The next card involves embossing on vellum which almost makes the vellum look like frosted glass. Great job Lisa Althouse.  Lisa used Snowflake Sentiments and Winter Wonder embossing folder. I really like how she used the stitched framelits and the layering squares framelits to make a unique focal point with the sentiment.

 

 

So this is the end of the second batch of swap cards. There will be one more batch tomorrow. I hope you are enjoying these cards as much as I did. The only hard thing will be deciding which card to CASE first!

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