I wanted to make a bunch of cards this weekend (on World Card Making Day no less!!) to send to a friend in England for a fund raising effort she’s involved with.  Actually, I made two sets, I’ll show you the other set in a few days.  Happily this coincided with the Christmas Cards all Year Round blog as they want us to Prepare for Christmas by making a set of cards.

For my cards I used the same LO and Penny Black stamps.  The area to be stamped is quite small which allowed me to use some of those smaller images on the transparent sets that would be lost on a larger card.

Here’s the five together to show they were all made at the same time.

 And each card individually:

Card Recipe:

  • Card: The Paper Company card blanks ~ Michaels card blanks ~ Red card free with a UK craft magazine ~ GinaK Pure Luxury White for stamping
  • Stamps: Penny Black The Wonder, Jolly Follies Jolly Friends clear sets ~ Penny Black Xmouse Ornament and Joy, Hope wood stamps
  • Ink: ColorBox Wicked Black ~ Memento & Versmagic to edge ~ Versamagic Red Magic
  • Embelles: Prisma Pencils ~ Michaels, JoAnn & BoBunny Pearls and Gems ~ Michaels & JoAnns varios ribbon ~ Crystal & Frosted Lace Stickles ~ Martha Stewart Fine Glitter ~ Perfect Pearls
  • Tools: Cuttlebug ~ Stampin Up Embossing Folder

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Challenges:

Christmas Cards All Year Round ~ Prepare for Christmas (Make A Set)

Crafty Hazels Christmas Extra ~ Anything Goes

Crimbo Crackers ~ Embossing

Christmas Card Challenges ~ Anything Goes

SisterAct Card Challenge ~ Anything Goes (I think! Can’t find a theme for the challenge!!)