Saturday, November 8, 2014

It's a card party!

(If you are looking for the 25 Days of Christmas tags, see post below!)

Last night I held a card party at my house for the moms in our neighborhood moms group. We get together once a month and usually go out to dinner, but I had an idea to have a potluck at my house and do some holiday card making with them! So I put on the holiday music (Netflix has a "Fireplace For Your Home" show you can watch on TV that plays holiday music), got out the Christmas wine glasses and had so much fun teaching these cards!
Wasn't sure if they had all stamped before, so I cut out most of the supplies ahead of time and made a kit for each person (each card had all its supplies in one baggie, so it was easy to find in the kit!). This way, I thought it would make things go faster. I included a Phrase Play #8 stamp set and die in their kits to take home, so they could make more things with it later!
The first card above uses an older dotted Cuttlebug folder to emboss the background, then the joy frame is cut out with white cardstock and another with red, offsetting it for a fun layered look.  The holly was die cut with the Holly Jolly die set.
The second card uses a gold joy die cut from gold foil sticky backed paper, and we added mica flakes onto a Damask Snowflake. 
Then we had a little halftime break. :)

During the break, I asked them to choose a paper color for the joy on card #3 below, the chalkboard tag card, so they could customize it to their own personal favorite colors. I had them try out the Cuttlebug during the break and cut the "joy" out themselves. This one was their favorite card! We stamped the background with Polkadot Basics #3, cut the tag from Tag Sale #4 and did a chalkboard technique on the tag.
Last is a card with a stamped and embossed snowflake background, done with Peace Be Still. We added the Pure Poppy joy die cut and a sentiment.
(EDITED TO ADD: kits are now sold out. Thank you!) There are two kits left if anyone is interested in a kit. $20 plus shipping, will send them to the first two who email me and pay! dflanders71@hotmail.com. Most of the supplies have been cut out already, but you do get the Phrase Play #8 stamps and dies in the kit, plus the little extras I used on these cards.
Hope you are having a great weekend!
Danielle

15 comments:

aileen (mum) said...

Gee I wish I lived down the road from you or even in the same country. What a set of beautiful cards. I would say pick me pick me but postage would just be tooo high.

Meghan said...

I'm with Aileen! Wish I lived down the road, too!

Petra Swart said...

Oh, Danielle, how I would have loved to have one of your kits, but shipping to South Africa is just to costly!! Your cards are soooo sweet and what fun you and the ladies must have had, making these!!! I bet they would want to do this on a regular basis now!!!

Have a lovely Sunday!!!

~amy~ said...

These are absolutely amazing!

Pam Young said...

Oh my gosh me too!! Plus snacks!!

Trish said...

I just e-mailed you! I would love to buy a kit and I am ready to pay! These cards are just wonderful, I love that die. I know it was a great party- wish I could be your real life neighbor, but I so appreciate this virtual sharing! Love your blog!

Melanie MacKenzie said...

What a wonderful set of cards! I bet you have a ball when you and the ladies get together and I am sure they enjoyed every minute of the cardmaking session. Cheers. :)

Trish said...

I emailed you and I'd love to buy a kit. I am ready to pay! That was a wonderful party and beautiful cards- hope I get a kit!

jintyoo7 said...

Me too - I'm with Aileen and Meghan, I wish I lived near you! Stunning cards, and I am sure the mum's group had a fantastic time.

Karen Beldon said...

Yes I wish I lived in your neighborhood too! You didn't happen to settle in Highlands Ranch did you?! ;) These cards are gorgeous and how fun to get into the festive spirit!

Nora N. said...

Oh what stunning cards!! It was so kind of you to host this fun event!! I love how you used that die but each one of the cards you created is so different. Fabulous design!!

Danielle Flanders said...

Thank you so much, everyone! Karen, we are in Parker. :)
Danielle

Stella said...

These are stunning. I especially love the one with white and gold!

EdaMommy said...

Beautiful cards using Phrase Play #8! Wow! I wish I lived in your neighborhood :)

Kim S said...

What a wonderful hostess you are!! Each of these is just perfect - they have so much interest yet I can see that they are doable by a beginner!