Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Very Trendy Holiday 2.0 + Giveaway!!!

Hi friends!
I am so excited to announce that  A Very Trendy Holiday 2.0 is now available for purchase.
  This is a class you won't want to miss!

Inside the classroom, the written and video tutorials will teach you:
  • Creative uses for dies
  • Faux Watercoloring with Distress Markers
  • Inlaid Die Cutting techniques
  • Simple cards that pack a huge WOW
  • Advanced stenciling techniques
  • How to make metal accent pieces
  • Simple coloring with Copics
  • Emboss Resist techniques
  • Watercoloring embossed images
  • CASEing cards, but making them your own
  • How to get perfectly aligned layers
  • Masking Techniques
  • and more!
Here’s a little sneak peek for you…

StampNation members got early access yesterday, along with a $10 off coupon!
They are loving the class!

This is a great time to become a member.  You will get access to StampNation and get a discount for the class! 

I'm lucky enough to have one  
to giveaway to one lucky commenter!  

Leave me a comment below and tell me what card trends you will be following (if any) for making your holiday cards  this year.
Please leave your first name and email in your comment so I can contact you if you are a winner.
A winner will be chosen at random and posted
 here on my blog on Thursday, Oct. 30th.

Hope to see you there!


  1. The card trends I'll be using are copic coloring, die cutting, using stencils. Thanks for the chance to win.

  2. I've been making my Christmas cards throughout the year so I'm not sure that I'm following any trends but several of them do have sequins on them.

  3. Woohoo, count me in! I like Simple cards that pack a huge WOW, Inlaid Die Cutting techniques, and Advanced stenciling techniques!

  4. Oooooohhh, how fun!!!! I am trying to use my stencils!

    Deanne :)

  5. Wow this is great giving someone a chance to join the fun ♥

  6. Wow! Exciting! I am not going to lie...I have no trend ideas! That is why this class sounds cool! I've always wanted to try a online Christmas card class! :)

  7. Ooh I would sooooooo love to win! Thank you for the chance. I have no great plan for my cards, I do what's in my head at the time - inky backgrounds are my thing at the mo but need to learn more stuff! Fingers and toes are crossed! xxx

  8. Yeeesssss! I need a spot!! I am usually a pretty traditional holiday card crafter. i WANT to be funky with different colours and trends, but I usually get cold feet. and the last few years, I just haven't made any at all :( sad truth

  9. I'll be using sequins on my cards for sure. Also, some stencils, watercolor, my Copics & definitely lots of dies. I would love to win this. Thanks for the chance, Kristie!

  10. I do a lot of die cutting and stamping! I only make one of each card so pretty much everything! Thx for the chance to win a spot in the class!

  11. Congrats on your involvement in this great series, I'm hoping to learn some new techniques an get some cards DONE. See you in class cuz I'm already registered!

  12. hoping to win a spot, as you are such a fantastic designer!

  13. Looks exciting. I make a lot of holiday cards...its craziness from October to mid December with three card worthy holidays all packed in together. I still love watercolors and I'll probably do a fair bit of copic coloring for cards. Would love to win a spot. My name is Cat my email is catluvspaper(at)gmail(dot)com.

  14. Those cards look amazing! I am leaning towards watercolour and CAS this Christmas!

  15. Hi Kristie,

    It is Tink. I am making 100 Christmas cards this year. Some of the trends I will be using are the homemade enamel dots that you posted on Stampnation trends article. There are other trends I will be using as well.

    Thank you for an opportunity to win a free class. I sure could use the help.

    Tink ....

  16. Thank you for the opportunity to win a free class!

  17. Looks like a fun and informative class. I would love to learn more. Thanks for a chance to win. I guess this year, I will work with watercolor trend on my Christmas cards.

  18. I don't have any ideas for my Christmas cards, but need to start soon. Thanks for sharing. Anne

  19. How wonderful of you to offer a space in this class which I want so much to take (but can't due to financial restrictions)! I have yet to start this year's Christmas cards, but when I do I'm sure I'll be gleaning ideas from the DT and other ladies of StampNation -- and I already know I'll be using stencils and plenty of sequins! If time allows, I hope to experiment with some inlaid die cutting techniques, too.

    I appreciate all you do at StampNation, Kristie!

    Joyce (StamperJoyce at gmail dot com)

  20. OMG, how awesome that would be to win a spot in this class. I not only need some ideas for my Christmas cards (about 100-120) but also another 30 for my sister. Sounds like lots of new trends out there that I need to learn. Kathy (bdlakebum at yahoo dot com)

  21. This class sounds like my cup of tea!!!

  22. oh sorry Ruby :)

  23. What a fabulous giveaway! Wow! :o) There are so many inspiring trends and I hope to incorporate Copics, dies, and advanced stenciling! I'm a mega beginner with stencils and am eager to learn techniques. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen (KaleidoscopicSparkles at yahoo dot com)

  24. Thank you for the chance to win! I am going to try my hand at watercoloring and also die cut greetings this year!

    1. Oops. Karen...

  25. I'm still loving watercolor. I would love to carry that into more of my Chistmas cards. It makes them so unique!!

  26. I think Wink of Stella will possibly feature on every card this year...the easiest and quickest way I can add a touch of sparkle to my Christmas cards!

  27. I'm loving in-laid die cuts at the moment! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

  28. I am using sequins, word dies and some stencilling this year. Thanks for a chance to win!

  29. Wow - thanks for the great opportunity Kristie! Got my fingers and toes crossed! I love doing the inlaid die technique but know that there is a whole lot of tricks out there to create clean, crisp images! Honestly though...there isn't a class listed that I wouldn't want to see and learn from!

  30. I've made 60 Christmas cards so far using die cut inlays and lots of stamping, careful to keep things pretty flat for mailing. I am interested in the stenciling and using sequins as well since those are "flat" as well. Thanks for the generous class giveaway. I've never done an online class.

  31. I'm planning to use sequins for 'glitz' on my cards this year as my Hubby's eyes cross when he sees 'bulk' on my cards -- LOL! I always use die cuts, so that's a given for me. Hoping to get some great ideas soon and sure this class would be beneficial! Thanks for a chance to win a seat, Kristie!

  32. I like the trend of using large sentiments (either stamped or die cut) on a card front. I will definitely be doing this on my holiday cards.

  33. I'll definitely be die cutting on my holiday cards this year and maybe using patterned papers - always looking for great ideas. Thanks for the chance to win!

  34. It's almost November and all I've done is think about making the cards. Nothing else! This will certainly give me the inspiration to create! Thanks for the opportunity to win.


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