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Batch Making Christmas Cards After Class

For my Saturday class this week we made another Christmas card.

Loved how crisp and clean the card looked so after everyone had gone home I made a batch of them ready to send out to friends and family.

So glad I decided to do refresher courses with the girls and revisit some of the old techniques that we have already covered.

I was just a little stunned that the girls could not remember that I taught the spotlighting technique to them a few years back.

Love this technique as there are so many ways that you can spotlight certain areas.


Everything was in front of me on the table so grabbed my camera and took a few step by step photos.

My Misti is over a year old now and it has revolutionised my stamping especially as I have Rheumatoid Arthritis.

The only draw back has always been its limitations in the size of paper you can use and it can also be a bit cumbersome.

It had to happen that someone would hop on the band wagon and invent a tool that would eliminate this problem.

Wahooooo! My Saturday girls and I have all put our orders in for the new:

Rare Earth Load N Fold Solid Stamping Tool Set.

Smaller, more manageable and – the best bit – you can use any size paper you want … yayyyy!!!


Best part of making these cards was the white embossing of the trees and then inking with green ink.

A few splatters of white paint before punching out with a stamp punch from SU.



7 Responses to “Batch Making Christmas Cards After Class”

  1. Brenda says:

    If it’s any consolation Shirl, I have exactly the same and now often type up a little prompt sheet for them to take away, one can but hope !!

    Really like the design on this one.

    B x

  2. coco says:

    A very lovely card and technique Shirl, thanks for the reminder too, could be useful one day for my own classes..
    And I have the misti too (I bought it just a few weeks ago…), but didn’t try it yet!! I’m waiting for the perfect occasion, but I think I should use it much more! 🙂 xxx

  3. Shirley says:

    Wow gorgeous card, fabulous stamping, I love it! Shirleyx

  4. Donna Ellis says:

    You are SO CLEVER, Shirl! What a great combination of techniques! I LOVE THIS! And how wise to make several at one time! AND your squares all lined up perfectly! LOL I don’t think I could manage for my squares to be perfect – but then again, I guess if I trimmed the bottom of the green panel before punching or die cutting it would work LOL Obviously, my brain is on vacation right now – thanks for sharing your process! hugs, de

  5. Craftyfield says:

    A lovely throwback Shirl! I have been eyeing the Misti for a while but the dimensions did stop me. This new one looks interesting bar the fact that it’s only available on Create and Craft TV, there’s also one from WRMK and a tool by Hampton Art which looks like the Misti (at half the price) so I’m following developments closely!

  6. Sandra says:

    A lovely card Shirl, very crisp and clean and as you say, this is a perfect card for batch making. I think I may have mentioned before that I made my own A4 stamping tool with a folding photo frame from IKEA it cost me £3 and I’m really happy with it. When you were making these cards Shirl, I bet there was a part of you thinking……..I wonder if I could grunge these up a little 😉 Lovely cards. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

  7. Leanne says:

    Lovely card Shirley and love the idea of stamping out the green and applying it on to the card – very clever! I bet this went down well in your class. Leanne xx

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