A Word Of Thanks To All Of My Crafting Friends at Joans Craft World

I wanted to take a minute and thank all of you for your wonderful support and encouragement you have given me throughout the year.  While Joans Craft Worlds blog is alot of fun, and a great way to share my handmade cards and scrapbooking creations with all of you, You my Crafting Friends are the ones that really make it all worthwhile.

I want you to know how much I appreciate each and every one of you that takes the time to visit Joans Craft World blog on a regular basis, and how I especially appreciate it when you take the time to leave a comment.  It always puts a smile on my face when I read your comments – let’s face it, it makes me feel good to know that you enjoy my creations and my crafting tips that I have learned along the way, and that you enjoy stopping by for a visit…so please keep it up, don’t stop.

I am planning some fun new things for the New Year.  I see videos in 2010 for Joans Craft World to make things more fun along with some other crafty things.  It’s going to be a great year for all of us.

Wishing all of you the Happiest Christmas and a Crafty New Year!


Joans Craft World 2009 Handmade Christmas Card

What do you get when you have a Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug Embossing Folders, Martha Stewart Paper Punch, Stickles, Ribbon, White Cardstock, Strip of colored cardstock and a rubber stamp?


Our 2009 Handmade Christmas Card!

I can share our card with you because they are all out in the mail.  For my family and friends who follow JoansCraftWorld, hopefully they will have already received our Christmas card.

I have been making our Christmas Cards since for a few months now and since I make around 75-100 cards, I need to have a system.  Usually I make cards that are layered (of course, more work) but I love the way that they look.  So my card this year has 5 layers on the outside, a Christmas saying on the inside, and my holiday signature on the back.

One layer is a one inch cut piece of colored cardstock. (the Paper Studio)

One is a border punch (Martha Stewart Frosty Village Edge punch)

Two are embossed using my Cuttlebug (Swiss Dots and Snowflakes Embossing folders)

And the last one is rubber stamped with an added ribbon embellishment. (Hero Arts)

Oh I forgot to tell you that three of the layers are hand ripped or some people call it hand torn cardstock, for a really cool look.

And to finish each card I added stickles for that special “bling” (Stickles –  Star Dust & Diamonds)


Wishing all of my Fellow Crafters a Very Merry Christmas and a Fantastic New Year!

Make it a Great Day and don’t forget to leave time to Craft!

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