As promised, this weeks Coffee and a Card involved making Christmas cards.  But despite what I said, I’ve also used some retired DSP, as I currently do not have any of the 2018/19 Christmas DSP….in fact I’m not overly keen on the one in the catalogue and I’m hoping for something great in the Autumn /Winter catalogue!

Anyhow, I made a square Happy Reindeer card, using the Reinderr from the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set, and stamped this in Memento ink on a Stitched Shapes circle.  I coloured the reindeer with pro markers (my range of Stampin’ Blends is limited), embossed the background with Polka Dots Basic embossing folder. I used a non SU die for the scalloped circle, and stamped  the sentiment onto card and cut with the Banner Triple Punch.


The next Christmas card used the same stamp set…Cookie Cutter Christmas.  I stamped Santa, coloured him with pro markers, and then fussy cut him out – I don’t have the punch yet and its not too difficult to cut him.  The bobble on his hat was probably harder coz it was so small!

To make the chimney, I used the brick mask from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks and ran it through my big shot using the new Big Shot embossing mats (actually, they are new to Stampin’ Up…..I’ve had mine for years!!) on early espresso card.  The brick detail works great! I topped the chimney with some black card.

The back ground is the Softly Falling embsossing folder, the snow on the chimney is shimmery white embossing paste.  The sentiment is from Half Full stamp set, punched with the pretty label punch.  To make the red punched shape, I punched the shape twice in red, cut one in half horizontally and glued it popping out top and bottom to the white punched shape.  The second red punched shape, I chopped the left and right edges off and using just these bits glue them to the previously glued piece.


Happy Crafting XX