My 2018 Christmas Cards

I’ve been making Christmas cards since July, so it’s a funny thing to sit down and design a Christmas card to send to friends and family. While many of my customers and friends received some of the cards I’ve designed over the past six months, more received my 2018 Christmas card. I’m sharing that card with you today.

Here’s a look a the card I made:

Flourish Filigree, Feathers & Frost, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Christmas cardAnd I made a lot of them. My first-level team members, top customers and close friends all received a card from me (much better than the zero cards I sent out last year). Go, me!

The card front is mostly layers of cardstock, but there are two stamp sets on the front. The Mossy Meadow emblem on the Whisper White panel gives this card a regal feel. It’s stamped on a 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ panel of Whisper White cardstock with the Flourish Filigree stamp set. If you haven’t picked up this set, you can still get it retires on January 2. Here’s a look at this versatile stamp set:

Flourish Filigree, Stampin' Up!, 147870The “JOY” sentiment is from another FF stamp set in Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Occasions Catalog. While the base is Flourish Filigree, the sentiment is Feathers & Frost. Flourish Filigree and Feathers & Frost – what festive, friendly, fellows! Here’s a look at the Feathers & Frost stamp set (also retiring on January 2):

Feathers & Frost, Stampin' Up! 147771Here’s a closer look at the combination of these two sets on the front of my card:

Flourish Filigree, Feathers & Frost, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Christmas cardAs you can see from the closeup, I added a single Red Rhinestone Basic Jewel to the “O” in Joy to pull a little red into the circle on the front. These rhinestones, from the 2018 Annual Catalog, are on discount as part of the Year-End Closeout. While you are purchasing (FINALLY) your FF stamps, be sure to pick up some of these great rhinestones! Just think about how wonderful it will be to have these for Valentine’s Day! You’re welcome!

I combined two stamp sets for the inside of my card – one from the Flourish Filigree stamp set and one from Snowflake Sentiments. Here’s a look at the inside of my card:

Flourish Filigree, Snowflake Sentiments, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Christmas cardI love many red-and-green combinations for Christmas, and this combination of Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow and Real Red is one of my favorites. I love how bright Real Red appears against the richness of Mossy Meadow. If you like this combination as much as I do, please save this:

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Real RedWhenever I make multiples of a cards, I like to take an infinity shot of all the cards lined up next to each other. Here are two infinity shots of this card:

Flourish Filigree, Feathers & Frost, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Christmas card Flourish Filigree, Feathers & Frost, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Christmas cardStamp Sets: Flourish Filigree, Feathers & Frost  Papers: Mossy Meadow, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Whisper White  Inks: Mossy Meadow, Real Red, Basic Black  Accessories: Red Rhinestones, 1-1/4″ Circle punch, Layering Circles Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Clearance Rack Update

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Product Shares and Designer Series Paper Swatch Books. With the release of each catalog, I offer product shares and swatch books. It’s fun to share these new products with you. I’m scheduled to release these after Christmas, but I might share them earlier. 🙂 If you’ve ordered shares or swatch books from me in the past year, you’ll receive an email from me when the details are released. If you haven’t recently purchased shares but would like to receive an email when they are shared, please email me.

Year-End Closeout & Other Information

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  1. I loved your card. THANK YOU!!
    Merry Christmas Brian.

  2. I’m so fortunate one of these came to me. Gorgeous design, right down to the red rhinestone bling!

    • Yay! I’m so glad you like it, Mary! It was a fun card to pull together – a bit more work than I anticipated, but I still loved creating and sending them. ♥ Merry Christmas!

  3. Darn ! I thought I was the ONLY ONE that got this BEAUTY !!! Giggle !
    So pretty …thank you ! You are a Sweetie !!
    Merry Merry Christmas !

  4. Gorgeous! (And the infinity shot!!!!) Merry Christmas,Brian.

  5. You are freakin’ amazing Brian! So many thanks to you for your card, for sharing your talents and for being the fabulous person that you are. Oh, and before I forget, thanks Mary for giving us such a great guy! Merry Christmas and Happy 2019 to all.

  6. WOW! What a beautiful card! The rhinestone is just the perfect touch!

  7. What a pretty card, Brian. Love the simplicity of it with a touch of bling. I am always in awe when I see your infinity shots. Merry Christmas to you!

  8. I so love this card and was happy to receive in the mail…I do not get many hand made cards sent to me though I send lots…believe it or not…but one from you is special indeed…Merry Christmas my friend!

  9. Can I say SWOON? I am totally in love with this card even though I have yet to find one in my mailbox yet. Love all the finery from the flourish to the red rhinestone and the color combo is my favorite! I am going to be doing more of a winter/New Years cards for my card making friends since I had more on my plate than I thought I would. So, you will have to wait a week or two so you have plenty of time to whip one of these up again for yours truly! Anyway, wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season!

  10. Always a fan of your infinity shots, but these are epic! Charming card, between the layering and the simple and classic stamping. (And with the perfect touch of bling.) Here’s hoping that your holidays are filled with health, happiness and the love of family, and that those blessings continue all year long. Merry Christmas! <3

    • Thanks so much, Linda! I’m so glad you like the card and the infinity shots. I enjoyed this card so much – designed it in November and then held on to it to make as my card to send out. All the best to you and your family at Christmas! ♥

  11. Proud recipient of this gorgeous layered card! Thank you so much Brian. Wishing you love, joy and prosperity for 2019!

  12. I received one of these beauties, thank you!

  13. WOW, Brian. That is a simple yet very stunning card. I LOVE every bit of it. Thanks for sharing yet another awesome creation of yours.
    Merry Christmas!

  14. Brian,
    Are you going to do a product share for upcoming catalog?

    • Hey, Debbie! Yes, of course. 🙂 There’s information at the base of the post – I’ll be posting after Christmas. You are on my email list, so I’ll be sure to touch base with you with the information. Thanks! ♥

  15. Absolutely gorgeous and elegant, this color combination is perfect for Christmas.
    I want to wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas Brian, may 2019 be filled with Joy, Health and Peace.

  16. WOW!~ You’re absolutely right, Brian. This filigree makes a beautiful Christmas card. I passed this by…I’m now ordering it before it’s gone. I love your color choices as well, and the little red rhinestone is a perfect addition. Great card, Brian. Merry Christmas to you and yours! Hugs my friend.

    • Thanks so much, Bobbi! I really had a good time with this card and love these colors. Mossy Meadow is such a gorgeous green – so happy to see it back again. ♥ Merry Christmas to you and your family, my friend!

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