Extra Special Christmas Cards You Can Make

My Grandmother is in a nursing home in Connecticut.  She is 92 and there isn’t a lot that she really wants or needs for Christmas.  I always try to find extra special Christmas cards to send her each year.  She likes to display them in her room so I want to get her something that’s truly pretty. Lately, I have not had much luck finding cards for her that I really liked.   When I was asked to review the Festive Flurry Ornament Kit from Stampin’ Up!, I knew it would be the perfect card for her.

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Extra special Christmas cards from Stampin' Up!

Extra Special Christmas Cards

With the Festive Flurry Ornament Kit from Stampin’ Up!, you can easily create a beautiful snowflake and use it in a variety of ways! You can take any package and make it beautiful, decorate a home or tree easily, and enhance a party invitation in just minutes. All of the hard work has been done – the cutting, scoring of folds – everything. All you have to do is bring your glue gun and assemble. There is a video that shows you step by step how to create them. I watched it on my phone and it was very easy to follow along.

Extra special Christmas cards from Stampin' Up!

I was very impressed with how easy it was to press out the precut and scored pieces. It took just a few seconds to pop out the pieces. You can use the kit to create Christmas cards (just supply a blank card and envelope) or you can create ornaments to hang on a tree or use as decor or on Christmas gifts.  Each sheet has 4 pieces – one is a circle that won’t be used if you attach the snowflake to a card. Also included in the kit is silver glittery stars, ribbon and rhinestones.

Extra special Christmas cards from Stampin' Up!

Extra special Christmas cards from Stampin' Up!

You fold two of the snowflake pieces at the folds. It’s very simple to do since they are all scored.  Using a hot glue gun, you glue a flat piece on the blank card,  add the folded pieces one by one (pinching to let the hot glue dry) and then top with the small flat snowflake piece. You add a rhinestone on top to finish each off.

Extra special Christmas cards from Stampin' Up!

I was originally just going to make one card for my Grandmother but I had so much fun making them that I made them all.  I did some on a gray note card and some one a blue note card. I did two as decorations to hang on each end of the string we hang our Christmas cards on.

Extra special Christmas cards from Stampin' Up!

Extra special Christmas cards from Stampin' Up!

To turn them into ornaments, just flip them over, glue a short piece of ribbon to the back, and then cover it with a circle.

Extra special Christmas cards from Stampin' Up!

One of my readers will win this kit to make their own extra special Christmas cards.

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  2. Jenna Wood says:
    I love paper crafting, and this looks simple enough for me to do! I like the Merry Minis punch pack!
  3. Keely Hostetter says:
    I would like the stampin trimmer
  4. These snowflakes are so elegant. Always looking for new inspiration!
  5. I love the Gift Bow Bigz L Die---although I don't have the required cutting board so I guess I'd need that, too.   Those are cool! 
  6. I need new ink pads. In blues and greend
  7. Julia Cosgrove says:
  8. Mippy/Sabrina says:
    The Snowflake Season Simply Sent 132176 Price: $14.95 looks cool! :)
  9. These pearl embellishments are really lovely: http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=125577
  10. Kathie Craig says:
    I would love to have the Big Shot Die-Cut Machine.
  11. Chevron Border Punch  http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=132154
  12. I like the Festive Flurry Ornament Kit
  13. So beautiful! I could imagine those all over a tree.... but they would make really amazing cards too.
  14. I like this item-1-3/4 Inch Scallop Circle Punch.
  15. Ok, now that is beautifully creative, Ellen! Such a beautiful card. Your grandmother is going to love displaying that card. And I would definitely love to have the cookie handle and cookie stamps. Fun!
  16. I'd love to have the Fifty Nifty set. I could create a ton of road trip journals with that. 
  17. I also love their downloads!!
  18. Artisan Label Punch
  19. I like the bermuda bay taffeta ribbon
  20. I would like the stamp and write markers.
  21. I would love to have the POP & PLACE HOLIDAY GIFT TAGS STARTER BUNDLE 
  22. Ashley Fryer says:
    I like the Tag a Bag bundle. 
  23. Lace tape would be awesome I LOVE LACE!
  24. Amy Honious says:
    I love the envelope punch board!  Thanks for such a nice giveaway and happy holidays :)
  25. I really like the Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Stamp Set . Thanks for the great giveaway.
  26. theodore esteghamat says:
    I like the Holly Jolly Greetings Simply Sent kit.
  27. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have the Big Shot!
  28. Francine Anchondo says:
  29. Vikki Billings says:
    I would also like to have the Christmas Collectibles Clear-Mount Stamp Set


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