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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Simple Christmas BANNER Card & Christmas Envelopes

Happy Saturday!

It's fun making cards, but how about customizing some envelopes?
After I show you my card, I have a couple of envelopes I stamped on to show you too.

I've been using the Inspiration Sheet that came with the 
Simon Says Stamp Card Kit which has 6 card ideas on it.
THANK YOU, SSS, for including that!
I see the CAS cards on there and think they are so pretty.
Then when I make them I think, I need to add more STUFF.
LOL  But I don't. I'm just not used to the CAS (clean and simple) style.
I'll adjust.

Here's my card for today following one of the samples on the inspiration sheet:


The banners were created by cutting strips of the pattern paper, and using my square punch to flag the ends except for the large banner - that flagged end was cut by hand.

The Christmas tree was stamped and cut out leaving a white border.
I also hand cut the tree stem.

The large banner, stamped tree, and stamped sentiment are all adhered with foam squares for dimension.

I'm mailing a couple of packages out and didn't want the card to get lost in the padded envelope of goodies, so I decided to stamp an envelope for the card to put inside the padded envelope.
It's so simple to add a little personal touch to envelopes with stamping, don't you think?

Here are a couple of the envelopes I stamped.
Just wanted to share them with you.


They make me smile.
Hopefully, they will make the people receiving them smile too.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
See you tomorrow.
:) Janis

Submitted:
Tag Your It - (love the banners from the photo)
PDE Linky Party - banners on cards or walls
Crafty Catz - Christmas is coming
Jingle Bells - the great outdoors
Winter Wonderland - Christmas
Sparkle Creations - Christmas Card
My Perfect Life - Christmas
Stamping Sensations - Christmas

16 comments:

  1. I love all the cards you make!! You have such great ideas and it just WOWS me every time! The card and envelopes are beautiful!!! I have family that lives far away....will keep the envelope idea in mind! Thanks!

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  2. I love CAS cards Janis, they just always grab my eye before anything else. Doesn't mean I don't love the other cards because I do, but CAS just seems to grab my attention first. lol Love your card and love the way you have decorated your envies. In my stamp group I go too the ladies always stamp their envies to match the card. I always forget and need to get into that habit because it is very nice to do. Hugs, Brenda

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  3. Love those banners ... so pretty ... so very glad you joined us at in the Great Outdoors at Jingle Belles.

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  4. Love how you used the kit!!! The envelopes are perfect!!

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  5. So very elegant Janis, a lovely Christmas card and envelopes as well, how lovely.

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

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  6. What a fantastic design - it looks great and the envelopes are gorgeous too. Thanks a lot for joining in with my Festive 48.

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  7. très mignonne et charmante création Janis, merci de jouer avec nous chez CSAYL, biz

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  8. A lovely christmas card and fabulous envelopes. Thanks for joining in with our 'Christmas Decorations' challenge at Winter Wonderland this week, and good luck
    Eileen x

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  9. oh my gosh, that is so clever and so pretty, what a happy, vibrant holiday card! thanks for joining us JINGLE BELLES in "the great outdoors"! ♥

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  10. Oh, this is so sweet! I love it! Wonderful take on Lynn's card!

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  11. Really beautiful card and lovey envelopes. Thank you for sharing them with us at Stamping Sensation.
    Eret x

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  12. A gorgeous card and such a perfect design! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Winter Wonderland - good luck!
    Rebecca.

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  13. That card is beautiful! Love the banners. And those envelopes are so pretty; now the card definitely won't get lots in the shuffle. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

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  14. A great card - thank you for sharing it with us at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long.

    Helen x

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