Friday, September 5, 2014

Christmas Cheer non-traditional hand-stamped and embossed card

The holidays will be here in about 16 weeks.. eek!  OK so that is really 4 months away but that will fly by quickly.  Start NOW creating your holiday cards, then when the holiday madness and fun is here, you are ahead of the game!  Take it up a notch, you don't have to do a ton to a card to make it stand out from the masses - instead have fun with the colors you chose in your Christmas cards!
Create this non-traditional but fashionable hand-stamped card with:
Cheerful Christmas stamp set (wood 135146/clear 135149)
Rich Razzleberry card stock (115316)
Pearl Jewels (119247)
Versa Mark ink pad (102283)
 Embossing Buddy (103083)
 White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132)
Heat Tool (129053)
Filigree Frame Textured Embossing Folder (135818)
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439)
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I LOVE color and patterns.. the fact that they are back in style has my toes curling in bliss!  These faboo tights and cute boots will sooo be on my legs this Fall/Winter... and they inspired this fun, non-traditional, embossed hand-stamped card.  Happy Fashion Friday - have fun when finding inspiration in your crafting!
Creating a quick card can be fun too!  Here, inspired by these adorable tights, this non-traditional hand-crafted card will stand out from the crowd!  Choosing the Rich Razzleberry card stock is a fun way to have my hand-stamped Christmas card WOW.  Simply embossing using the Filigree Frame Embossing Folder and Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine your card stock base.
Rub the surface with the Embossing Buddy to prep the surface.  Then stamp this coordinating Christmas Cheer stamp set greeting with the Versa Mark ink pad.  Cover with the White Stampin' Embossing Powder and Heat Set with the Heat Tool for a shiny, raised image. 
Accent the border with the adhesive backed Pearl Jewels for a pretty and luxurious, but easy and quick, accent on this easy hand-crafted Christmas Card.
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It's Fall, so I'm busy (with 6 kids, a hubby and a business - I am always busy, lol).  Starting NOW to create hand-stamped (and stylish) holiday cards is a great way to avoid pressure during the holiday season (and maybe I'll enjoy it more).  Here a non-traditional colored hand-stamped and embossed (two ways) card will be part of the 200 I send out annually (most times way late).  I can't wait until Thanksgiving rolls around (one of my favorite holidays) and I can send my cards early - making me feel like Martha Stewart - lol.  Stand out form the crowd with your cards delivered on-time and with a fashion forward look like this easy hand-crafted card - take a class or book a Private Class with me!

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Jamie is so passionate and creative about making cards - and wants everyone else to join her in the fun! She is so encouraging and positive in her attitude, helping me along when I get frustrated - and then rejoicing with me at the finished product! I love going to her classes to get new ideas, learn techniques, and have loads of fun in the process. ~ Christine C.

Jamie has wicked awesome classes! If you don’t like a particular stamp or paper/ink color Jamie wants you to change it to suit your style! I did my sister-in-law’s entire bridal shower from invitations/thank you cards, party favors to decorations, it was quaint and whimsical! Everyone ooh’d and ahh’d! I’ve had lots of special requests for classes and Jamie delivers; she always has tasty treats and flavored coffees too ~Ashley W.

I have been attending Jamie's classes for over a year. Her ideas for cards are fresh and fun. She always tries to have several different styles of cards available, so everyone gets to make cards that fit their personal style. The techniques she shows each class can be used in many different applications. She is very patient teacher when instructing class members on how to use the Stampin Up products. ~ Carol D.

If I looked up the word sparkle in the dictionary, I would find Jamie Albanese picture there. I have had the sweet blessing of knowing Jamie and her family for over 5 years now. Every time I am with her I feel loved and inspired. When I am in one of her classes I feel my creative juices flow, as she encourages me to go outside my comfort zone. Jamie helped our girl scout troop make cards for a soldier who needed some encouragement!!! For any of you who have not been in one of Jamie's classes, please don't let another day slip by. She is a beautiful friend and she will become yours too. ~ Blessings, Karen:-)

Jamie has a great eye for style and flair, and it shows in her work. Yet she can pick up on your own individual style and makes great recommendations. I love that she is always flexible for last-minute decision maker mommies like me! So much fun to host craft events with your friends and family - that personal touch always means so much. ~ Adonna

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