This is how I Stamp-A-Stack – Christmas 2016

On Saturday, I hosted 8 lovely ladies for a Christmas Stamp-A-Stack.

What is a Stamp-A-Stack?  Typically, it’s a chance to make cards in bulk.  The card designs are a little simpler, but you walk away with more.

For this reason, they are perfect for Christmas where people often send cards in larger numbers.


When planning my S-A-S, I decided we were going to make 12 cards – 4 each of 3 designs.

The ad went out, and not only did I fill the class I’d advertised, but I filled another one as well!!!

Now, despite knowing that the cards needed to be stripped back a little so we could get through them in the class time, I’m not so good at simple and just love to spoil my class participants with interesting cards.

So, even though I promised 4 cards of 3 designs, I actually ended up making 2 variations of each design so we actually had 2 each of 6 designs in the end.

So, here’s what I ended up thinking of as my the deluxe S-A-S of 2016!!!

Card 1 – a variation of my shrink reindeer CTC swap from OnStage

Christmas 2016 Stamp-A-Stack.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Card 2 – a silver & purple variation of the card above!

Christmas 2016 Stamp-A-Stack.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Card 3 – peekaboo tree card using Build A Birthday

Christmas 2016 Stamp-A-Stack.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Card 4 – peekaboo tree card using Warmth & Cheer washi tape

Christmas 2016 Stamp-A-Stack.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Card 5 – stitched card using Letters for You stamps

Christmas 2016 Stamp-A-Stack.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Card 6 – stitched card using Merry Tags bauble & Large Letters

Christmas 2016 Stamp-A-Stack.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


The ladies loved the cards and were just fantastic at getting through all my ‘deluxe’ designs within the class time!

I helped them a little by doing some of the elements before the class (like the cute little reindeers) so there wasn’t too much wait time.

Do you have a favourite from the stack of cards?  I think mine is one of the stitched letter cards – maybe the JOY?!

I know they’ll all come in handy when it’s time to start sending cards.  How’s your stash looking?

If you need more supplies, don’t forget my November promotion.  All online orders using the host code TGEH7KV6 during November will go in the draw for $100 of Stampin’ Up! products.

Happy shopping!

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com

Shaker Joy GDP#057

Would you like to learn how easy it is to make shaker cards?

Like this card I made for the Global Design Project #057 Colour Challenge?

Shaker Joy. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


I have one place left in my shaker class next weekend – Saturday 22nd October, 9.30am-12.30pm, $25.

*** payment for classes required at the time of RSVP

Shaker Joy. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com


Product List

Simple Christmas Cards from the Holiday Catalogue

As much as I love a card with lots of layers & texture, it’s also great to have some designs that are quick and easy to create when you either need a card in a hurry – or you need to make a few.

My formula for quick cards –

  1. A strip of colour – DSP, cardstock or washi tape
  2. A feature – the main shape or decoration of the card
  3. The sentiment – stamped directly on the card to minimise time & fuss
  4. The extra – add a quick ribbon, twine, bling or glitter finish

Here’s 3 cards we made at my Holiday Catalogue class on the weekend using this formula.

Santa’s Reindeer

1 – Candy Cane Lane Washi
2 – Reindeer from Santa’s Sleigh
3 – Sentiment from Santa’s Sleigh
4 – Add a glittery red nose, a red bow & wink of Stella to make the reindeer into Rudolph

Quick & Easy Christmas Cards - Santa's Sleigh. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Christmas Joy

1 – Strip of Warmth & Cheer DSP
2 – Tag feature from Merry Tags Framelits
3 – Sentiment from Stitched with Cheer
4 – Green twine from Baker’s Twine Trio pack

Quick & Easy Christmas Cards - Stitched with Cheer & Merry Tags. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Happy Christmas Bells

1 – Fancy Frost DSP
2 – Stamped & punched bell feature
3 – Sentiment from Seasonal Bells
4 – Finish with silver Glitter Ribbon

Quick & Easy Christmas Cards - Seasonal Bells. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Try out this 1-2-3-4 formula next time you need quick & easy cards.

Let me know if it works for you!

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com


Product List – Santa’s Reindeer

Product List – Christmas Joy

Product List – Happy Christmas Bells

Bell Punch

$31.00

Glue Dots

$8.00