How many people out there need Christmas Cards?  How many of you wait to the last minute to make your Christmas Cards?  How many of you wished you had time or knew how to create your own Christmas Cards?  Well if you have answered yes to any one of these questions I have the solution for you with the Watercolor Christmas Project kit from Stampin’ Up!.  Here’s a what the completed kit looks like.

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Watercolor without a Brush:

The Watercolor Christmas Project Kit comes with the supplies to make 20 Christmas Cards (5 each of 4 designs).  Everything in the kit is preprinted for you all you have to do is do the assembly and the stamping.  How easy is that?  The project kit makes it so quick and easy to complete twenty Christmas cards in a snap, and you have them all ready to go and get them in the mail.

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Kit includes:
* 20 card bases, 5 each of 4 designs, folded card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
* Envelopes with gold foil liners
* Cardstock
*Printed die-cut accents and backgrounds
* Gold Mini Sequin Trim

The kit as all of Stampin’ Up!’s project kits has preprinted easy to follow instructions on the inside.  The instructions will lead you step by step on how to create each card.  I am going to share with you a close up of each card and give you my tips and tricks for each.  I am also going to share with you a video by Stampin’ Up! about this kit.

Video:

Tips & Tricks:

These cards have a darling whimsical look to them with your traditional reds and greens with just a hint of Emerald envy in them to make them look very on tread.  The card bases are preprinted to feature this gorgeous watercolor look to make it look like you spent days creating each card you can put them together during your favorite Christmas movie and have them ready in a snap.  You will have to have a few additional supplies to complete the kit all of which can be picked up in my online store.  My suggests will be in italics in under each image of the card.  Lets have a closer look at each of the designs shall we.

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The real red Merriest Christmas Wishes Holly card was very easy to put together I followed the printed instructions exactly without having to change much.  The only thing that I did add extra was when putting on the holly berries and leaves I attached mini with mini glue dots to make it faster and a little easier.  Also an easy way to get the sequins on is to lick your finger before you try picking it up and dab it off and then pick it up on the end of your finger then putting it in the glue.  Or you can put a mini glue dot on a tooth pick and run it across your pants a couple times to destickafy it a little and use another toothpick to get it off once you have it in the glue.

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Next I did the Oh Joy Card featuring the Gold Trim and the red die cut banner.  The instructions suggested to use 12 inches of the gold trim.  I found that this was a little to long for my liking so I shorted it down to just 10 inches and I think it was a better fit.  I also added just a little bit of Fast Fuse to the center of the banner instead of the fine-tip glue to hold it in place while the glue dried .

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For the Season of Cheer card I followed the instructions very closely.  The only additional thing that I did was a little Fast Fuse Adhesive to secure the trim into place while the fine-tip glue dried on the two outside edges of the trim sticking out to hold in place.

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For the Season of Cheer Wreath card which I think is my favorite.   I just added a little fast fuse on the banner to old the trim in place.  I found that doing this helped.

Additional Supplies Needed:

Like I said above you do need a few additional supplies to complete this kit since this is not an all inclusive kit you will need the following:

Supply List

 I added in the mini glue dots to the list of additional supplies since I found it easier to add the holly on with them then the fine-tip glue pen.
If you would like to make some quick easy impressive handmade Christmas Cards this year and you are running out of time to get them made or have never crafted before the Watercolor Wishes Card Kit is the way to go.  You can pick all the supplies up in my online store 24/7 by clicking on the links above in the menu section or by clicking on products in the additional supply section above.  Or you can click on the shop now button below my name.  Remember I also have gift certificates available for your loved ones to purchase Stampin’ Up! products for you.  Here’s a little letter to SANTA for you to print out and give to them if you would like Stampin’ Up! products under the tree this year.  I am happy to help you or your loved ones shop for you.  If you would like to order this kit and supplies you can do so on my online store or email me your shipping and payment information and your order or you can fill out the contact form below and I am happy to place the order for you.
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