Christmas, Flash Cards by Connie

Santa’s Gifts

Another Santa’s Gifts card. I finally remembered to get out my Bow Builder Punch (#137414 $38.00 p167) and it adds a special touch to this card. My Stampin’ Write Markers came out too along with a White Stampin’ Chalk Marker for some highlights. Isn’t the little candy cane  cute as a background and did you spot the wee bird down in the bottom corner?


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Flash Thanks

I went soft and subtle with this one. Soft Sky, Mint Macaron, and touches of Watermelon Wonder with Flash Card 2.0 pieces. I love the Hello You Thinlits and I saving up for the new Greetings ones too which are a little smaller and a different font. Even better, Ive had a  sneaky preview that there are some new Christmas ones in the upcoming Holiday catalogue which will be out on September 1st! This is a really simple design I used the flower image as a background and as a design element along with the leaf image around the die cut negative. The lines were scored in with my Scoreboard, such a simple addition but one that can add a lot.


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Brick Wall Flash

A quick and easy design which looks really elegant with the ribbon border. The Brick Wall Embossing Folder adds a bit of texture and dimension to the card. It is in the new 6X6″ design which allows you to run the design up the card or across it.  I love the Cottage Greetings set, it has the most gorgeous script style sentiments with matching complementing sentiments for inside the card or just to add to the bigger ones.


Top Tip: Stamp the flowers and sentiment before you punch them out so you can get them nicely positioned in the shape.



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Made With Love Tied with a Bow

Yes folks I have used Flash Card 2.0 pieces again – so quick and easy when they are just sitting there waiting for me to pick them up! P1050117


The rabbit was stamped on the white piece and then cut out from it carefully leaving the outer edges in uncut. When you have the onesie stuck on you wont even know there is a space under there. As you can see there is no “hoppy little baby” sentiment beside the rabbit. I decided the stamp would be more useful if I trimmed the sentiment off. I can still pop it back in place if I want to use it but it sure does make inking up the rabbit easier if I don’t have it attached.

Here are some instructions:

  • Use the Scallop Tag Topper punch to shape each end of the Whisper White Strip then cut it at about 4 cm from one end.
  • Stamp the sentiment on the small piece and then add a star at each end of it.
  • Stamp the rabbit in the middle of the larger piece of white, punch or poke a hole through close to the rabbit to allow you to get your scissors in to cut around him out without having to cut up the outer cardstock.
  • Stamp the onesie on the coloured piece of card and fussy cut it out and glue the Rabbit in place. Add colour to the nose and upright ear.
  • Glue the onesie onto the top tag and add single stars and solid stars as a background.
  • Stamp the rabbit all over the Card Front
  • Use Dimensionals to mount both of the tag pieces on the card front aligning the cut end with edge of the card. Leave the scalloped tips with no Dimensionals so you can thread some ribbon through to tie them together. I used Whisper White 1/4″ cotton ribbon.
  • Add a tiny rhinestone to each of the bigger stars. Done!
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Flash Onesie


This one started out being a Flash Card but I ended up having to mount it on a card base because I just could get it quite right. I had trimmed the Very Vanilla piece narrower by 1/2″ to use for the sentiment which also made the coloured piece wide enough to do a torn edge on each side. I used the small spotty  image to make the border strip on the right and to add some interest to the onesie too. The faux stitching really brought it all together.

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Introducing Made with Love

138662GMade With Love is such a cute stamp set that I knew I had to have it as soon as I saw it. It is a more expensive set but it does have 20.. YES…. 20 images in it covering small accents, lots of sentiments, cute animals and a couple of onesies – which fit the Babies First Framelits but are easy enough to fussy cut. And being photopolymer you can easily see through them to add any of the images to the front of the onesies. I used Flash Card pieces to make this card and used a square framelit to cut a window. For this card the Very Vanilla piece is behind the coloured piece which is popped up on dimensionals.

So cute


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Diagonal Flash Cards

I had an enquiry for instructions on how to create the Diagonal Flash Card from my Flash Birds post a few days ago so I did a wee photo tutorial which you can download below. Here are another couple of samples using this cut.


The one above uses the Made with Love Stamp set and the colours from the TGIF Challenge Pool Party, Basic Grey and Daffodil Delight. I used Markers to outline each of the small images which is a great way to add colour if you don’t like colouring in. I did have to add the tiny bit of white for the little banner but otherwise its all Flash Card pieces.


Here is another one but instead of neutral card for the top layer I used some DSP and used the same outlining method to do the background pattern. The white borders cover my little boo boo and I used the leftover strip for cutting the neutral pieces of the Flash cards. Here is the PDF for this technique. Flash Card Diagonal Cut – Flash Birdies Enjoy!

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Flash Birdies


Something a bit different for me but I was playing. You would never guess this is card is made using Flash Card pieces like I was talking about earlier in the week. You can check out Flash Cards by Connie Stewart HERE to see what Im talking about. Both the coloured piece and the white piece are cut diagonally. then one set goes long ways across the bottom and then you FLIP the other one and it goes longways UP the card. Be sure to do your stamping on the card base (and triangles) BEFORE you glue the pieces to the card base.  The flowers were punched  from the coloured triangles. You never see the spaces once its all stuck together. I do love to make my own papers and one of the most useful stamp sets for that is Gorgeous Grunge its a great “filler” and means you can add more colour and details to your designs without overdoing it.