Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Christmas Cards Galore (Front Range Stampers swap 10/2014)

This month's theme for my Front Range Stampers (Stampin' Up! Demo Group) swap was Christmas.  What wonderful creations were shared!  Hope these great cards inspire you to create something new and original of your own!  Click on any image for a closer look.

First for the make and takes:  Cathe Valdez and Juli Whitfield brought some great gift card holders for us to make:

Juli's couldn't be easier -- it will hold a check or cash or even a gift card, and fits into a #9  business envelope (8-3/4" x 3-7/8").  If all you have are standard #10 envelopes, those work too!

 Julie's Make and Take (closed)

Juli's Make and Take (open)
Quick instructions:  Score and fold an 8-1/2" x 8-1/2" piece of card stock at 2" and 5-1/2".  Fold away from the score lines to create card with pocket;  adhere Sticky Strip or other strong adhesive at each end on inside of pocket to hold it closed.  To make the belly band that holds the gift card closed, cut a strip of coordinating card stock 8-1/2" long x 1-1/4" wide; fold around gift card and adhere one end over the other, making sure it's not so tight that you can't pull the card out, but not so loose that the card falls out.  Embellish as you like!  (Hint:  If you adhere the ends on the front side of the card, you can hide the seam with your embellishment.)

Cathe's design is so cute . . . as you open the card, the gift card pulls up from a pocket on the inside.  The instructions are a bit too complicated to insert here, so watch for a separate post with that info.

Cathe's Make and Take (closed) 

Cathe's Make and Take (open)

Following are the swap cards.  (Watch for instructions for my card to be posted later.)

Cathy Hansen Swap Card

Joline Sanchez Swap Card

Cathe Valdez Swap Card

Wanda Williams Swap Card

Juli Whitfield Swap Card

Shirley Middaugh Swap Card

Jayne Fuller Swap Card

Sheryl Luttringer Swap Card

Carolyn Mahoney Swap Card

Ann Lohmeyer Swap Card

Julie Blanchet Swap Card

Barb Anderson Swap Card

Linda Anderson Swap Card

Debby Blair Swap Card

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