With the temperatures hoovering in the 80s it may seem a little early to be thinking about Christmas but when you’re a crafter you are always working months ahead. So while we may be cooling off in the pool during the day, at night we are in our craft rooms creating beautiul cards and gifts for the holidays

Just the other day I was playing with the new Trees for Sale stamp set from Stampin’ Up!. At first glance I was enamoured with the set BUT when they introducted matching dies during Sale-a-bration I was hooked! I had to get both and boy am I glad I did! I had so much fun working with the stamps and dies that I featured it on my most recent Facebook & YouTube live demo. Take a look at the cards

The dimensions for both cards are the same. The card base measures 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″. The first layer measures 5 1/4″ x 4″ and the second layer measures 5″ x 3 3/4″. I always place a piece of Basic White on the inside that measures 5 1/4″ x 4″. For the advanced technique card I also used scraps of addtional cardstock to cut out the camper and tree pieces. I backed the cardstock with adhesive sheets first to make it easier to put all the pieces together. I find the adhesive sheets are less messy than using liquid glue. Here’s a list of all the supplies I used to make these cards.

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I know it may seem like alot but remember, I’ve been crafting for years and have accumulated a lot of supplies so it’s easy for me to pull bits and pieces together. If you are just starting out all you really need are stamps, ink, paper, adhesive, and clear blocks for your stamps. Stamping has evolved from when I first started over 20 years ago. Gone are the days of single stamps mounted on bulky wood blocks. Stamps today, whether photopolymer or red rubber cling stamps are mounted on reusable clear blocks. When you are, just clean the stamp, peel it off the block and store it away in its case.

Be sure to check out my video demonstration of the Trees for Sale and Tree Lot dies to see how quick and easy it is to create these beautiful cards. You can check it out on my Crafty Klock YouTube channel here. Thanks for reading and Happy Stamping!

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