Is this the year that you’re going to make Christmas cards for your special friends instead of settling for a generic box of everyday store cards?

Is this the year you’re going to make a little something for the neighbors or your coworkers or the kids’ teachers?

Is this the year you’re going to get everything done early so you can enjoy the holidays?

12 Weeks of Christmas IdeasWell, I can tell you that it’s a good thing that Ann watches my calendar!

We’re starting 12 Weeks of Christmas Ideas in your inbox on Wednesday!  I counted on my puppy toes twice just to be sure!

Can you believe it?  I was almost caught off guard myself!

Ann’s been been offering 12 Weeks of Christmas Ideas even before I was a glimmer in Ann’s eye.  So this is probably the 12th year.

Now, if you’re already getting emails from Ann (other than by blog barks), you’ll get them automatically.

But if not, you can click here (or the picture on the left) and get A-Listed.

But wait!  There’s more!

Of course, there’s more!

We’ll also start you off with a 4 video series to make your own coloring book that you can give as a gift or do it yourself.

The project is really two-fold.  It also teaches you a bit about the different types of stamps we offer and how they work.

Of course, you can skip to the end if you know everything.  I won’t tell.

And to help get you in the spirit, here’s a little quick and easy card in non-traditional colors that you can use at Christmas or anytime this time of year.

Enter Tip Top Taupe and Dapper Denim!Christmas Card idea

Let’s just call this the first version.  (I think Ann saved some of the best stuff for the 12 Weeks of Christmas!)

Card Making Tips

  1. Did you notice that I had Ann use the Tip Top Taupe marker to color in those loops so she wouldn’t ask me to chew them out?  Much better than fussy cutting and gets the same effect if you’re careful how you color.  I love that the colors of Stampin’ Up!’s inks, markers, papers and accessories coordinate!
  2. If you look at the Christmas Pines stamp set, you’ll notice that there is no stamp that says “season of Blessings”.  In fact, it’s nowhere in the catalog!  That’s because there isn’t one!  Using the photopolymer stamps allows you to easily line up the parts from two different stamps in the Christmas Pines set to make it say that.
  3. You can save 10% by bundling the Christmas Pines Stamp set and the Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies together.

Stampin’ Up! Supply List

(If you’re reading this in your email & you don’t see the supplies, please click here to see the supply list photos.)

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Have you joined the 12 Weeks of Christmas Ideas list yet?