WHILE PREPPING FOR OUR CHRISTMAS CARD MAKING MARATHON earlier this month I came upon Christmas cards that we’ve sent out in years past.  I have this skinny tree in my stamp room for ambiance again this year and I’ve decorated it with 4 of these Cards of Christmas Past along with other little treasures. 


Skinny little tree in stamp room!

We’ve decided that putting a real tree in the house will not happen this year.  Four month old kitties are just a hazard!  The little tree that’s in my stamp room was in the house until they brought it to the ground and thought it was a great playground.


2004 'kitchen' tree card 2004 closed
My husband, Russ, ‘manufactured’ a jig for perfect placement of the window panes which utilized Stampin’ Up!’s 1-1/4″ square punch.  The tree ‘lives’ outside of our kitchen window.  It’s probably grown 4-5 feet since this card photo and now interferes with our clothes line.  It was destined to be cut down this year and brought inside but………kitties have given it a reprieve!

2004 'kitchen' tree 2 open



2005 snowy trees almost closed

This card has an odd fold, landscape position, top fold about 1-1/2″ and bottom fold 3-1/2″.  Then a 3″ x 4″ stamped piece was added to the top flap and lifted to view the inside.

2005 snowy trees open 200?


2008 reindeer card

I do believe this card was inspired by in infamous Jackie Topa, Queen of Punches!  We got a LOT of positive comments on it!


2009 snow scene embossed card

And now it’s time to finish this year’s cards, a collection of all card samples, kits, and c.a.s.e.s (copy and share everything) that I came across while cleaning my room prior to the Marathon Card Weekend at the beginning of the month.

Have a great Sunday!



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