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A PEEK AT CHRISTMASes PAST and PRESENT

December 23, 2014

I thought I’d share a few of the hand stamped cards my husband and I have made over the years, all using Stampin’ Up! products.  It was amazing to be able to put our fingers on so many of them.  It’s also fun to sit and make your holiday cards with your sweetie!

2004

2004 'kitchen' tree card 2004 closed
My husband, Russ, ‘manufactured’ a jig for perfect placement of the window panes which utilized Stampin’ Up!’s 1-1/4″ square punch.  The tree ‘lives’ outside of our kitchen window.  It’s probably grown 4 feet since this card photo and now interferes with our clothes line.  It was destined to be cut down this year and brought inside but………it still is right there, outside the window.  Actually, I think the clothes line will be moved rather than the tree cut down!

2005

2005 snowy trees almost closed

The card below has an odd fold, landscape position, top fold about 1-1/2″ and bottom fold 3-1/2″.  Then a 3″ x 4″ stamped piece was added to the top flap which needed to be lifted to view the inside.  These trees are on a ‘landing’ about 1/3 mile out and ‘up’ behind our house.  It was just so pretty with fresh snow and low low clouds.

2006

2005 snowy trees open 200?

2007

2004 2004 'kitchen' tree card 2004 closed My husband, Russ, 'manufactured' a jig for perfect placement of the window panes which utilized Stampin' Up!'s 1-1/4" square punch. The tree 'lives' outside of our kitchen window. It's probably grown 4-5 feet since this card photo and now interferes with our clothes line. It was destined to be cut down this year and brought inside but.........kitties have given it a reprieve! 2004 'kitchen' tree 2 open 2005 2005 snowy trees almost closed This card has an odd fold, landscape position, top fold about 1-1/2" and bottom fold 3-1/2". Then a 3" x 4" stamped piece was added to the top flap and lifted to view the inside. 2005 snowy trees open 200? 2008 2008 reindeer card I do believe this card was inspired by in infamous Jackie Topa, Queen of Punches! We got a LOT of positive comments on it! 2009 2009 snow scene embossed card

It is so much fun to capture our ‘back yard’ after fresh snow AND with some blue sky.  Do you remember the organza ribbon!  The greeting is under the left flap.

2008

2008 reindeer card

I do believe the card above was inspired by in infamous Jackie Topa, Queen of Punches!  Lots of detail but it is just so darned cute!  We got a LOT of positive comments on it!

2009

2009 snow scene embossed card

Also 2009

2004 2004 'kitchen' tree card 2004 closed My husband, Russ, 'manufactured' a jig for perfect placement of the window panes which utilized Stampin' Up!'s 1-1/4" square punch. The tree 'lives' outside of our kitchen window. It's probably grown 4-5 feet since this card photo and now interferes with our clothes line. It was destined to be cut down this year and brought inside but.........kitties have given it a reprieve! 2004 'kitchen' tree 2 open 2005 2005 snowy trees almost closed This card has an odd fold, landscape position, top fold about 1-1/2" and bottom fold 3-1/2". Then a 3" x 4" stamped piece was added to the top flap and lifted to view the inside. 2005 snowy trees open 200? 2008 2008 reindeer card I do believe this card was inspired by in infamous Jackie Topa, Queen of Punches! We got a LOT of positive comments on it! 2009 2009 snow scene embossed card

This was one of my first ventures into using My Digital Studio and I only had one card (maybe 5?) printed.  It was ‘just a test’.  (Hubby made the phone box for me.  Yes I love it!)

 

I have no idea where the missing years’ cards are but I do have this year’s card:

2014

Klipple's 2014 Christmas Card + stamped envelopeI do l-o-v-e this Wonderous Wreath stamp set and coordinating framelits.

The clock is certainly clicking down now.  Two more days until Christmas 2014.  Yes, I have plenty to finish up today!  Thanks for taking a few minutes to stop by and reminisce with me.  It’s fun to see the older stamp sets and styles.  And the card stock colors that have been retired:  Sage Shadow, Handsome Hunter, and Kiwi Kiss.  And you know what?  I don’t really miss them.  We have beautiful replacement colors.

Have a great day!

SU! logo with a Santa hat

Happy Holidays from Blythe

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