Oct 06 2010

JustRite 12 Weeks Of Christmas Blog Hop #5

Welcome to JustRite Stampersí newest Wednesday feature, 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hops #5!†† Every Wednesday up until Thanksgiving some of your favorite designers will be joining some of the JustRite design team for a series of Christmas blog hops, showcasing JustRiteís entire Christmas Collection of stamps!† This week, itís the Stamp Simply design team!† So mark your calendars for Wednesdays at 9am Central for great Christmas gift, card & project ideas, starting at the JustRite Inspiration blog!

And here’s my project for today — a set of coordinated Christmas cards and one small tag used on a gift box:

When I think of making Christmas cards, the one thing that comes to mind first and foremost is SIMPLICITY.† Life is busy for all of us, so I like to keep the designs simple enough that it still remains fun and not a chore!† And JustRite hit the nail on the head for me and my personal style†this year when they came out†with Christmas Nested Sentiments.† This is a set of eight beautifully scripted Christmas sentiments made to coordinate with the JustRite Nested Frames series, specifically Christmas Nested Frames.† The Nested series of stamps work beautifully with the Set of 2†Clear Horizontal Stampers, allowing you to see exactly where you are stamping.† All Nested Frames and Nested Sentiment sets are totally interchangeable.†Today I chose to use Christmas Nested Sentiments alone as the focal point of each card.

This card is A6 sized.† It fits into the envelopes I pick up at Wal-Mart called Invitation Envelopes.† I enjoy this size card for many reasons — it†gives me just a bit more room that I often feel I need (or like) AND this size envelope allows you to slip in a 4 x 6 photo.† The photo fits in perfectly and how many of us send photos with our Christmas cards?† I know I do.

This card is a standard A2 sized and it’s in my favorite elongated orientation.† The sentiments from Christmas Nested Sentiments are SO pretty they can easily stand on their own as the focal point of the card — and I like that!† I cut them all with one of my favorite Spellbinders dies – Labels 4 Nestabilities. †Just one amber Kaiser Rhinestone accents each card by creating the dot on the *i* in Christmas.

This card is also a standard A2 size, tent fold. All cards have an Antique Gold 100% Silk Bow (May Arts Ribbon), made on the Bow Easy.† They are quick to make and are glued on with Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue — it is inexpensive, it holds tight, and dries clear!† And if you’ll notice,†the striped panels on each card are edged with an 18 kt Gold Krylon Leafing Pen.† Again, for the sake of simplicity, I didn’t go overboard edging everything in sight –one panel only — it’s enough to lend an elegant touch without being so much as to make it labor intensive.

And this one was super fun!† It’s a small 3 x 3″ card, or tag.† I’m using it as a gift tag and attached it to a gift box that I wrapped in inexpensive foil Christmas wrap.† For the outside I cut out one of the images from my paper pad (Christmas Past by Graphic 45), edged it in gold leaf and created my tag top.† This time I used my sentiment from Christmas Nested Sentiments on the inside of the card — take a look:

Perfect for the inside!† And take a look at the package front.

What a pretty and easy way to give a small gift a little bit of that WOW factor!

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All items used on today’s project are available at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.† Here are the links:

Christmas Nested Sentiments and the†Set of 2 Clear Rectangle Stampers, along with all other JustRite Products (I carry the entire line of JustRite) can be seen on this page.

Christmas Past 8×8 Pad by Graphic 45 can be seen here, along with the Kaiser Rhinestones, 18 kt Gold Leafing Pens†and VersaFine Onyx Black ink used.

Christmas Past is also available in KIT form.† The KIT contents were used on today’s project.† KITS can be seen here.

The 100% Silk Ribbon by May Arts can be seen here.

The Bow Easy, Spellbinders Labels 10 Nestabilities†and Scor-Boards can be seen here.† All Spellbinders Products are currently on sale for 15% off until Monday, 11/11.

To order, just email me at ssj@up.net with your list and your state/zip OR country and I’ll get back to you with an invoice.

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Please visit these designersí blogs to see what fabulous Christmas projects they have for you on the hop today!

JustRite Inspiration Blog

Sharon Harnist

Debbie Olson

Sharon Johnson

Michele Kovack

Deb Saaranen

Kazan Clark

Stephanie Kraft

Holly McMillen 
Barb Schram

Michelle Woerner

Angela Barkhouse

Sally Lynn MacDonald

Kellie Fortin

Kathy Jones

Thanks so much for hopping with us today — enjoy the projects!!!

22 responses so far

22 Responses to “JustRite 12 Weeks Of Christmas Blog Hop #5”

  1. Hey Sharon, me and my circles and you and your silk bows!! Hey, we should combine them!!

    This set is just GORGEOUS! I love the soft feel to them and the gold accents is perfect! Hugs,

  2. Angela says:

    beautiful card ensemble Sharon!! I always love your color choices – very elegant

  3. Your cards are always so classy and elegant!!

  4. Jerri Kay says:

    Stunning Sharon, I love the gold . . . . rich, elegant, traditional . . . as Michele said above always classy and elegant!

  5. Jessica says:

    What a beautiful way to wrap a guift. It’s really 2 gifts! TFS

  6. Lovely set, Sharon! Each card is simple yet elegant and your packaging is fabulous!

  7. Rebekka says:

    These cards are stunning, love the colors and love the bows.

  8. Troy Louise says:

    Those are definitely wow! Very, very pretty. Thanks so much.

  9. Bev J. says:

    Really beautiful cards and tag. Love the colors used-elegant.

  10. This is just gorgeous, love the colors!

  11. Linda Duensing says:

    Sharon – I love these cards. The soft colors and papers are beautiful together. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

  12. Marilyn says:

    Elegant cards!

  13. Kathyc on SCS says:

    Sharon these are all just beautiful! You sure know how to make ‘simple’ as elegant as it can be! Awesome!

  14. These are gorgeous cards! Love your ribbon bows! Thanks for sharing your talent!

  15. Oh My – Sharon this is Simple Elegance at it’s finest!!!! What a gorgeous set you’ve created and love the colours you’ve chosen!!!!

  16. Anna/Oma says:

    Beautiful! So classy and elegant!

  17. Nita says:

    I am not a blogger, but I love to read yours. You have the most elegant cards…they are truly and inspiration.

  18. Marcie Smith says:

    Sharon, these are all so striking. Love the earth rich gold tones that you used. Very pretty. I like your present decorated with the gift card and beautiful bow. By the time I am 3/4’s of the way through my Christmas wrapping I truly run out of unique ideas. I will definitely have to borrow this one.
    Marcie

  19. Teresa says:

    All are beautiful. I love the angel the best. Along with the gift it is so special.

  20. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, beatiful cards. I love how you use the striped paper in different directions.
    Great job!

  21. Michelle says:

    What beautiful and elegant cards! Wow!

  22. Peachy Wessels says:

    What a lovely group of cards! So easy, yet so beautiful and elegant! Your ribbons used for the bows are very pretty!

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