Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Christmas Card Buffet!!

Okay, so here they are... the TEN different designs that will be included in my Christmas Card Buffet! All cards come with a coordinating envelope that can also be stamped to match, which is included in the photographs. I intentionally designed each of these cards so that they would be easy to mass produce. None of them are difficult to make, so even beginning stampers can make homemade Christmas cards this year! Keep in mind, too, that the sentiments are interchangeable.

The way this works is that you pick only the cards you like, and make as many of each as you like! My only restriction on quantity is that they be ordered in sets of 2. So, for instance, you can order 8 of one design, 24 of another, and 12 of a third... and so on. No odd numbers.

My local readers can sign up to come to my house to make the cards using my stamps and ink, and my non-local readers can order the supplies by mail. Details, dates, and full pricing information is at the bottom of this post.

Ready? Here we go...

Card #1: Uses Heard From the Heart and Merry & Bright. Colors are Real Red, Kiwi Kiss, and Whisper White. Tools include the Scalloped Edge punch. Optional: you can use a 1/16" circle punch on the scallops. Edited to add: I forgot to mention that this first card is actually a CASE from Susanne Purvis. I did make some minor changes, but the overall look is her design and I loved it immediately. I'm usually good about giving credit where credit is due, but I flat-out forgot to do it in this case. Sorry, Susanne!

Card #2: Uses Season of Joy, Many Merry Messages, and the So Swirly jumbo wheel. Colors are Brocade Blue, Night of Navy, Kiwi Kiss and Whisper White.

Card #3: Uses Snow Swirled. Colors are Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Ruby Red, and Naturals Ivory. Tools include the 1/2" Circle punch. Sentiment inside: "May the true spirit of Christmas fill your heart with peace, your home with love."

Card #4: Uses Season of Joy. Colors are Bashful Blue, Real Red, and Whisper White. Snowflake uses a Glue Pen and Dazzling Diamonds (not visible in photo).

Card #5: Uses Scandinavian Season, Scandinavian wheel, and a sentiment of your choice for the inside. Colors are Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, and Kiwi Kiss.

Card #6: Uses Wonderful You and Best Yet. Colors are Old Olive, Ruby Red, and Naturals White. Flower is watercolored using an Aquapainter. Tools include the Designer Label punch.

Card #7: Uses It's a Stretch, Holiday Blitz, and Classic Stripes background. Colors are Elegant Eggplant, Almost Amethyst, Whisper White, and Real Red. Stocking is colored with Stampin' Write markers.

Card #8: Uses Season of Joy and Many Merry Messages. Colors are Riding Hood Red, More Mustard, Garden Green, and Whisper White. The Vellum mutes the design, as shown in the second photo.

Card #9: Uses Season of Simple Grace. Colors are So Saffron, More Mustard, Night of Navy, and Whisper White. Tools include the Tearing Edge. Star is sparkled with Dazzling Diamonds (not visible in photo). Sentiment inside: "May your season be touched with the simple grace of Christ's love. Merry Christmas!"

Card #10: Uses Bold Snowflakes jumbo wheel and Many Merry Messages. Colors are Bravo Burgundy and Whisper White. The snowflakes are embossed with Irridescent Ice powder, and was difficult to photograph, that's why it's on somewhat of a slant in the picture.

And there you have it!

Listed below are the dates I have available to come and make these cards at my home. You can come on more than one date, which I recommend if you plan to make a lot of cards. Upon signing up, you must indicate how many of each card you would like to make. I do have deadlines to sign up for each date to ensure that I have enough supplies for you. There is no cost to come to the class - only the cost of the cards that you order. All cardstock will be pre-cut and scored. Because of the high quantity of cards to be made, I will not be supplying adhesive. Please bring your own SNAIL (or equivalent) and Glue Dots (if desired). I will, however, provide Dimensionals where necessary.

Card Buffet Class Times:
Monday, November 3rd, 7-9pm (deadline to sign up: 10/27)
Saturday, November 8th, 10am-noon (deadline to sign up: 11/1)
Saturday, November 8th, 2-4pm (deadline to sign up: 11/1)
Tuesday, November 11th, 7-9pm (deadline to sign up: 11/4)
...and one last date for my procrastinators, or those who just didn't finish:
Thursday, December 4th, 7-9pm (deadline to sign up: 11/27)

Pricing Information:
Orders must be in sets of 2. Each set of cards costs $2.50, OR just $2.00 with a $50 catalog order (before tax & shipping). Both prices include the envelopes.

Shipping Information:
If the supplies need to be mailed, Priority Shipping costs will be added to the order. This will be $4.80 if the supplies can fit in a flat-rate envelope, or $9.80 for a flat-rate box. I will notify you which applies upon receiving your order. All mail orders will receive a full color Instruction Sheet for each card style ordered. Please allow up to 2 weeks for me to prepare your order for shipping.

If you wish to purchase any of the stamp sets and/or ink used on these cards, you may do that at anytime through my website - just click on Shop Now in the upper right-hand corner. Or, if you prefer, you may contact me via e-mail and I can place the order for you. Remember that a $50 catalog order qualifies you for the discounted Christmas Card rate!

So there you have it! Now all you need to do is pick out your cards, contact me to sign up and/or order, and get 'em done long before you even put up the tree!

As a final note, would you kindly leave a comment with your top 3 cards? I'm conducting a survey to get a better feel for what my readers like to see. Thank you so much!!

PS: In a post this long, I'm bound to have left out some important detail. Let me know if you have any questions and I'll edit the post accordingly.


Anonymous said...

OMGosh, you want me to only pick 3?? You are cruel!! LOL! Ok, ok, ok,...ummmmm, #7, #9, and #1, no,...#2,, you can see it's not that simple!!! GREAT JOB Michele, ALL of the cards are amazing...just like you! Off to deliver a couple Scentsy orders and then I'll put my order in!!! Breathe, breathe, breathe....I'M SO EXCITED!!!!!
Liz K

Anonymous said...

I liked all of the cards, but my favorites were 1,2, and 4. You did a great job!

Tiffany Bauer said...

These cards are awesome Michele!!! I wish I lived ALOT closer I would be right over to get my cards done!!! This is sooo hard to pick just 3 cards but here goes...I like 1,8,10. I actually like them ALL!!!

Nancy Riley said...

Michele, these are all FANTASTIC!!!! If I must choose, #3, #5, and #8 are my favorites.

Joanne said...

They are all lovely cards! My favs are 7, 8 and 9.

Mia said...

The 3 cards that really stand out for me are #3, #5, & #10. Mostly because of color choices & elegant design. All are beautiful, though! :)

Kim said...

My favorites are 10, 8 and 5 - but I love them all! Great ideas!

Jazen said...

Those are great. My faves are 1, 4, 10. I am checking my calendar. I will let you know asap.

Cheryl said...

Hmm I can't narrow it down either. #1,#2,#4, and #6.
You are so creative. I found your page about a month ago and have to check back A LOT!
Thanks for the inspiration.

Michelle said...

Beautiful. Beautiful. Thank you!

Angela said...

Wow - the cards are lovely! I couldn't pick just my faves are #1 (love the colors), #5 (colors! and {heart} the scandinavian set!), #7 (cute & whimsy factor!), and #10 (love, love, LOVE embossing!)

Marelle Taylor said...

Love 'em all, but 3,6,7 are my faves.
Looks like we all like different ones!

Linda said...

Great idea Michele and a fab set of cards. I'm sure you will have lots of takers. My faves, well it's hard to choose just three but based on colour/stamps used/designs I love numbers 2,3 and 8. Cheers!

Pattie Sykes (psychspa) said...

You have been a very busy lady. These are all beautiful. Love, love, love #9. I collect nativity scenes, so this set has a special place in my heart! Why haven't I ordered it yet? #10 is elegantly simple and I'm starting to love all embossing (didn't at first---I'm not crazy about having glittery stuff all over everything). And finally #7. Playful like the holiday should be (sometimes).

Thanks for sharing all these ideas. Once again you have WoW'd us all!

Anonymous said...

I like them all but since you said 3 - #5 so nice and fancy, #7 love the whimsy look, #10 contemporary and love the embossed look.

Anonymous said...

They are all fabulous! Well worth the wait. Thanks so much for sharing all your creativity with us! I really like #5, #7, and especially #10.

jayfersgirl said...

2, 5, and 10 -- though I was partial to the others that use Season of Joy, since I have that set and am looking for more ideas for my cards for this year:)

Sue said...

WOW - only 3 favorites? Hmm - I think 5, 8 and 9 (and not necessarily in that order)- but that could change if I look again. All lovely cards!

Jan said...

GREAT samples and I love the non-traditional colors you used on many of these cards. Thanks so much for sharing your blog link on SCS! They are ALL lovely! I saw the Season of Simple Grace card in the Holiday Winter mini gallery which is where I found your link, too. Good luck with your class! Jan