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Black & White Quick Christmas Card with video

Simple, but elegant. Black and white design is always a bit of something extra when used in any project. I often dress in black and white because it is easy to coordinate top to bottom and I have lots to choose from. It’s not a surprise that I would somehow design a black and white Christmas card!

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Using simple color choices also helps me to make a simple card design. This card measures 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, top folding standard US card size.  The pack of Designer Series Paper (patterned paper) Pop of Pink, has a pink choice on one side and a black & white design on the flip side. I wasn’t too keen on the pink design but turn the paper over and there is something I can work with 🙂  The simple etched design of the Christmas Bell works nicely to give a natural shading to the image when it is stamped in black & white.

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I added clear sparkly sequins and a length of ribbon to kick this card up a notch, without going too far as to distract from the overall design. The new stitched framelits would work very well with this design! I will be using them in some future projects, so keep your eye out for them soon.

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I made a video tutorial for this card project, CLICK HERE TO WATCH or watch below…

https://youtu.be/BnXc3O3fB1Q

Here is a list of supplies I used to make this card project. Links are here that you can click to get product info and purchase items as well. Thank you for your support with your purchase 🙂



Thank you for visiting my blog today. I hope you find a simple card design and make it your own.  Lets make it together!

-Jenny Hall
YOUR Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

 

JOIN THE SWAP!!     Only a few days left to register

As Demonstrators prepare for OnStage in November, we will all be busily making “swap” cards. For those unable to go to OnStage, they do not get to experience the swap on a large scale. If you would like to participate in an “Across the Miles Swap”, please contact me to sign up. Here is how it will work: You will need to sign up to participate by November 15th. Once we close off the sign up date, I will contact you to let you know how many cards to make for swap. You will get back as many as you send in. If you want to swap one card, then sign up to send in one card. If you want to swap with all particiants, I will let you know how many to make and that’s how many you will send in and get back. This is a great way to share your work with others and to see what everyone else is doing. I do not anticipate this swap to go too big but if it does then I will break us into groups so as not to have everyone make a ton of cards. Are you ready to join the swap? You have until Nov 15th to sign up. Let’s make it together!    (open to demos and non-demos)

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Are you interested in purchasing one of the finished cards I have featured on a blog post? Visit my Etsy shop at www.jennystampsup.etsy.com for a small selection. If the card you are looking for is not there, drop me a note and I will place it in the shop for you. -Jenny xoxo

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  plus 25% off stamp sets!!!!

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Not only are stitches a classic trend, they illustrate the quality, precision, and extra care taken when creating a piece. When you give a stitched gift it shows just how much you value that relationship. Starting November 1, you can purchase Stitched Shapes Framelits ahead of their official release in the 2017-2018 annual catalog! With Stitched Shapes Framelits you can make thoughtful paper stitches in seconds, turning any project into one that is stitched from the heart. And during the month of November, coordinating stamp sets are 25% off! But don’t worry…Stitched Shapes Framelits will still be available for purchase after November 30.

Item Description Retail Price Sale Price
145372 Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies—set of 12 dies which includes four circles, ovals, and squares $30 USD/ $40 CAD No discount
142069 (HC p. 11) Greetings From Santa Wood-mount Stamp Set $27 USD/ $35 CAD $20.25 USD/ $26.25 CAD
143269 (HC p. 11) Greetings From Santa Clear-mount Stamp Set $19 USD/ $25 CAD $14.25 USD/ $18.75 CAD
142114 (HC p. 15) Hang Your Stocking Photopolymer Stamp Set $21 USD/ $26 CAD $15.75 USD/ $19.50 CAD
142049 (HC p. 19) Christmas Pines Photopolymer Stamp Set $35 USD/ $43 CAD $26.25 USD/ $32.25 CAD
142142 (HC p. 23) Merry Mice Wood-mount Stamp Set $23 USD/ $30 CAD $17.25 USD/ $22.50 CAD
142145 (HC p. 23) Merry Mice Clear-mount Stamp Set $17 USD/ $22 CAD $12.75 USD/ $16.50 CAD
142180 (HC p. 33) Tin of Tags Photopolymer Stamp Set $21 USD/ $26 CAD $15.75 USD/ $19.50 CAD
142206 (HC p. 43) Suite Season Wood-mount Stamp Set $28 USD/ $36 CAD $21 USD/ $27 CAD
142209 (HC p. 43) Suite Season Clear-mount Stamp Set $20 USD/ $27 CAD $15 USD/ $20.25 CAD
140386 (AC p. 31) Oh, What Fun Photopolymer Stamp Set $21 USD/ $26 CAD $15.75 USD/ $19.50 CAD
141859 (AC p. 61) Baby Bear Photopolymer Stamp Set $26 USD/ $32 CAD $19.50 USD/ $24 CAD
141784 (AC p. 139) Blooms & Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set $21 USD/ $26 CAD $15.75 USD/ $19.50 CAD

*AC refers to the annual catalog; HC refers to the holiday catalog.

Details:

  • Stitched Shapes Framelits available beginning November 1, 2016
  • November 1-30, 2016: select stamp sets 25% off
  • Stamp sets also available in French
  • Ordering Deadline (25% off stamp sets): November 30, 2016, by 11:50 PM (MT)

Cut thoughtfully stitched circles, squares, and ovals in seconds with Framelits dies and the Big Shot.
Framelits Dies help you create detailed die-cuts with just a few turns of the Big Shot handle. Dies include ejection holes so you can remove the paper easily.
*12 dies
*Circle: 4 dies, largest image 2-7/8″
*Square: 4 dies, largest image 2-5/8”
*Ovals: 4 dies, largest image 3-1/4” x 2-5/16”
*Use with Big Shot, Big Shot Platform, and Standard Cutting Pads

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