10/27 Santa's Stamp-a-Stack!

I've been busy stamping and planning out all the details for my 2nd Annual Stanta Stamp-a-Stack! A few of the cards were ones that I came across on the internet and they were so perfect that I pretty much "cased" them exactly!! I will provide the link to the original creators. A few of the cards I came up with all by myself! (I'll be sure to point those out, too! - heehee!)

So . . . how does my Santa Stamp-a-Stack work? Well . . . it's pretty easy. Just pick any combination of your favorites for a total of 12 cards. All materials will be provided, including a beverage and a snack. Just bring yourself and you will leave with fabulous hand crafted holiday cards. You pick the day and time that work the best for you. If you wish, you can make samples for reference, stamp all your card stock and then assemble the cards at home. The price for 12 cards is $15. Here are the dates and times:

Friday, November 21 from 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Monday, November 24 from 6:30 - 9:30 pm

Tuesday, November 25 from 6:30 - 9:30 pm

RSVP your card selections by 11/13

Monday, December 1 from 6:30 - 9:30 pm
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Tuesday, December 2 from 6:30 - 9:30 pm
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RSVP your card selections by 11/20

If you want to make all of your holiday cards at my house . . . you are welcome to attend several Stamp-a-Stacks!! Santa will be so proud of you! Here are a few more price breakdowns if you are interested in making more than 12.

24 for $30 *** 36 for $45 *** 48 for $60

60 for $75 *** 72 for $90 *** 84 for $105

Each card includes an envelope that can be stamped to match. Each card is priced at $1.25. A minimum order of 12 cards is required in order to participate in this event. If you choose to place a SU catalog order of at least $50 in advance of or during this event, your cards will be discounted to just $1 each! Club orders will count towards this discounted rate ;) !!

In order to ensure that I have enough material for everyone at these events, I do need you to RSVP as indicated. Thank YOU, so much! In conjunction with my Stamp-a-Stacks, I will be collecting donations for our local food shelf. You will get to select a hand-crafted card from my card collection as a thank you for your contribution.

If you are interested in creating these cards at home, I will mail you your pre-cut card stock, any embellishments, punched and die-cut items. No stamps or stamped items are included in your order but you will receive an e-mail with a full color instruction sheet for each card style ordered. Priority shipping costs will be added to your order. This will be $4.80 for 12 - 25 cards, or $9.80 for 26 or more cards which will need to be shipped in a flat-rate box. Please allow up to 2 weeks for me to prepare your order for shipping.

If you wish to purchase any of the stamp sets and/or inks used on these cards, you may do that through my Stampin'Up website. When you get there, click on the Shop Now in the upper right hand corner. Or, if you prefer, you can contact me by e-mail (stampawayk@yahoo.com) too, and I can place the order for you. Remember, a $50 Stampin'Up order qualifies you for the discounted card rate!

CARD # 1 - Frosty

From the lady who turned "Frankie" into an overnight sensation . . . Dawn Griffith now brings us "Frosty!" Isn't he the CUTEST?? Oh, my gosh, the second I saw him I knew he would have to be part of my Santa Stamp-a-Stack! I didn't change a lot on him . . . except I used the Large Star punch to create the nose. I thought that made it look a bit more like a carrot!

Stamps: All Holidays (contains the Christmas sentiment stamped on the inside of the card) Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red Ink: Pretty in Pink, Basic Black (used for the sentiment on the inside) Accessories: Sponge Dauber, White Gel Pen, Two-Way Glue Pen, Trio Flower Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Large Star Punch

CARD # 2 - Formal Scandinavian

I love how Lauri Hamden used white accents on her Scandinavian Season card that you can see on her blog called Paperville. I was so inspired by that card that I had to create my own version for my Santa Stamp-a-Stack. Isn't it awesome?? I just love how it looks like a Black Tie Christmas event!

Stamps: All Holidays (contains the Christmas sentiment stamped on the inside of the card), Scandiavian Season Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red Ink: Basic Black (also used for the sentiment on the inside) Accessories: White Gel Pen, Pretties Kit Rhinestone Brad, 1/4" Red Grosgrain Ribbon

CARD # 3 - Cardinal Christmas

Whoo Hoo! This card is my own design!! I was trying to come up with a card that featured the stamp set called A Cardinal Christmas, but did not have to be watercolored thus making it easier to mass produce. I think it turned out so beautifully!

Stamps: A Cardinal Christmas Paper: Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Night of Navy, Ski Slope DSP Ink: Riding Hood Red, Night of Navy (both colors are also used for stamping the sentiment and the decoration on the inside) Accessories: Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals


CARD # 4 - A Merry Season

All the credit for this card goes to Traci Gentry, a SU demonstrator who has a knack for making beautiful yet easy to create cards. I really didn't change a thing except I used felt ribbon instead of grosgrain. It is one of my favorite cards of the season - so easy to make and absolutely beautiful!!

Stamps: Season of Friendship, Best Yet (level one hostess set for the sentiment) Paper: Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip Ink: Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze Accessories: Large Oval Punch, Wide Oval Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Alpine Ribbon Originals in felt

CARD # 5 - Swirly Christmas

Kristen Moore gets the credit for this beauty. I changed just a few things but you can see that I pretty much "cased" her!! Case means to "Copy And Share Everything!" Thank goodness for demonstrators who share their great talents on their blogs. It's a way we all help each other out . . . even though we may live 100's of miles away from each other!

Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Punches Three (level one hostess set for the sentiment) Paper: Basic Gray, Rose Red Prints DSP, Naturals White Ink: Rose Red Accessories: 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Scallop Square Punch, Dimensionals

CARD # 6 - 4-Square Christmas

Another awesome stamper is Gina Rallo who created this card that I cased and modified just a bit. I love the sketch and whenever you can use punches in your creation . . . it makes for faster stamping! My card has one less layer of dimensionals to make for easier mailing.

Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Punches Three (level one hostess set for the sentiment) Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Night of Navy, Rose Red, Glossy White, Bella Rose DSP Ink: Rose Red, Night of Navy Accessories: Scallop Square Punch, Dimensionals, 1/4" Night of Navy Grosgrain

Card #7 - Nature's Winter Post

Yeah - let's hear it for me! lol! A card I came up with all by myself!! One of my most favorite stamp sets this holiday season is Winter Post that is featured as one of Shelli's favorites in the Holiday Mini. It has all of my favorite things: nature, vintage syle, a beautiful snowflake, and a postal feel. So, so cool!!

Stamps: Winter Post, Heard from the Heart (sentiment), All Holidays (inside sentiment) Paper: Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Real Red Ink: Whisper White Craft, Chocolate Chip Accessories: Snowflakes Set #2 Sizzlets Die Four Pack, Big Shot Machine, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Photo Corner Punch, BoHo Blossoms Punch (to make the heart from), Dimensional cut down to attach the heart


Card #8 - Christmas Skaters

Another card I designed without any help!! Sometimes I get on a roll and it's easy to do so with this set - my favorite - Winter Post.

Stamps: Winter Post, Sanded, Heard from the Heart (sentiment on the inside) Paper: Kraft, Riding Hood Red, Naturals White Ink: Whisper White Craft, Chocolate Chip Accessories: 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Alpine Ribbon Originals - striped, 1" Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon in Chocolate Chip, Dimensionals


Card #9 - Merry & Bright

Back to Kristen Moore's blog for another cased creation. I put my own twist on it by changing the stamp set, adding a ribbon and using only one circle scallop. The minute I saw her card, I just went "Aaahhh." One of those moments when something is so cute . . . you just can't help sighing and saying Aaahhh!

Stamps: Merry & Bright, Snow Jumbo Wheel, Sincere Salutations (sentiment on the inside) Paper: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Basic Gray Ink: Basic Black, Whisper White Craft, Basic Gray (to color the hat), Baja Breeze (to color the hat) Accessories: White Taffeta Ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch, Wide Oval Punch, Top Note Die, Big Shot Machine, Dimensionals, sponge, Blender Pen for coloring the hat and scarf


Card #10 - Cozy Holiday Home
Deb Kemp gave me the idea to put a strip of designer series paper onto the paper that you plan to use in your Big Shot. I love how this turned out!! My card was inspired by her card as you can surely see, but mine turned into a full sized A-2 card.

Stamps: To You & Yours Paper: Kraft, Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Natural White, Ski Slope DSP Ink: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White Craft Accessories: Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon, Wide Oval Punch, Top Note Die, Big Shot Machine, Dimensionals, sponge

Comments

Oh my gosh! These cards are so awesome!! And can I say that I just adore cards #7 & #8 and will be CASEing them for sure! Wow are they fantastic!
Traci G said…
Wow!!! These are all fantastic! I'm so honored that you liked one of mine well enough to CASE it! I need some ideas for my November stamp clubs, and I will probably be CASEing right back at ya!!! I love the ones you did with the Winter Post set!!
Lynn said…
Good morning, Kay. Love your cards! What a clever idea; letting participants pick their cards. I've been dissapointed many times at stamp-a-stacks, nto liking the cards and being "stuck" with them. I've joined several swaps so I should be fine with Christmas cards but if by chance I don't have quite enough look for me in December! I'm personally planning on cutting down on cards this year but when the time comes I'll probably send out as many as I've always done!
What a great collection of cards, and such a wonderful variety. I particulary love your 'post card' card - one of the best I've seen with this set. Thanks for sharing. Wish I lived closer - I'd come!
Heather said…
I shared your Christmas cards with two of my downlines. We are getting ready to do a Christmas Card Workshop that is a PTO fundraiser for the school our kids go to. 500 fliers went out on that one, a fundraiser for a youthgroup, and a community wide Christmas Card workshop all in 2 weekends! I imagine we will be Christmas Carded out! I saw your comment on my Kick Stand card on SCS today and that you had been by my blog. I have enjoyed going thru your blog today. I visited it the other day. I think I left a comment somewhere, but I can not find it now. I love all of your Christmas Card Designs! My two downlines did too!

Great Job TFS,

Heather Schlatter
Lauri said…
Wow! Great cards!!!! and thanks for the shout out and link! I am going to case you cases!!! Thanks again!!!
Anonymous said…
Adorable!! I live in MN myself and used to be a demo but am no longer. You have done a beautiful job with these cards! Hope your stamp a stack is a great success
-Lenita in N Mankato