Many thanks for all the messages of love and support I have received since I announced at the end of July that I was stepping back from making videos, blogging etc. due to ongoing health issues. I’m truly grateful for them all. I’m still recovering from the major surgery I had at the end of October, with tiredness being the biggest problem at the moment! Full recovery can take 3 – 4 months so I need to be patient!
The Christmas cards I’m sharing are the only cards I’ve made this year! Details how they were made and measurements are below.
I was inspired by a video made by Frenchie aka France Martin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phEL3kDEi5s. The video includes another card using the second main image in the Peace to You Stamp Set – 159776. NOTE: this stamp set is retiring on 4th January 2023 and may now be unavailable. The US measurements can be found via this link: https://wp.me/pa4wJA-d4H
These are A4 cardstock measurements:
Starry Sky Cardstock – card base 8¼” x 5¾” (21cm x 14.6cm)
Basic White Cardstock – middle layer 3⅞” x 5½” (9.9cm x 14cm)
Basic White Cardstock – layer inside card 3¾” x 5⅜” (9.6cm x 13.7cm)
Starry Sky Cardstock – layer for image 2⅞ x 4½” (7.2cm x 11.3cm)
Basic White Cardstock – image layer 2⅝” x 4¼” (6.6cm x 10.7cm)
Other products I’ve used but not used by Frenchie:
God’s Peace Stamp Set – 150479 retired
Night in Bethlehem Stamp Set – 145282 retired
Iridescent Pearls Basic Jewels – 158987
Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder – 156505
I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very peaceful and happy Christmas. God bless you all.
I will send another update in the New Year.
Beautiful card! Love Frenchi too! Take Care, heal and get back crafting soon! Merry Christmas!
Claire Gagne says
Oh Jan, I had no idea. I haven’t been around much, but had noticed that I had not seen any new videos in quite some time & that’s not you. I wish you the very best of health & with the help of the Lord He will guide you through and make you well again. I really miss your projects a great deal. But I do go back & re-watch and make your cards. I shall place you on my list of prayers I have going at the moment. Hope you & hubby have a great Christmas/Holiday Season. Thank you for this update. Hugs
Carolyn Manning says
I was so pleased to see your message in my inbox. I have been thinking of you and hoping all was going well with your recovery. Happy to hear you are on the mend. Hope you and your family have a very happy Christmas and 2023 brings good health. Thank you for letting us know how you are. Also thanks for the bonus card instructions, lovely Christmas gift from you to all of us who enjoy your videos and interesting pictures of your trips. We’ll see you in the new year!❤️
Jane Doggart says
Merry Christmas Jan,
I hope that you continue to recover well and I hope to see you back in your craft room soon.
Look after yourself.
The card is beautiful, I’m glad you were able to make and share it with us.
I wish I could be there to stand in front of you and tell you how much you mean to so many. Don’t overdo things and get well and healthy again.
God Bless and Merry Christmas, Jan and Othman! xx
Rookaya Parak says
Please take of yourself. God will you will recover from your surgery.
Sending you lots of hugs and prayers
Ann Lauzon says
Merry Christmas Jan, I’m so glad to hear that you are on the road to recovery. I’ve missed your videos and blog posts, actually I was just thinking of you yesterday and wondering how you were doing…Get Well Soon, Ann in Canada
Margaret Symonette says
It was nice hearing from you. You are missed. I am glad to hear you are doing better but if you need the time to heal please do so.
Hope you and your family have an enjoyable Christmas Holiday.
Will keep you in my prayers.
Ann Anderson says
Thank you so much for the update Jan, glad to hear you are on the mend, albeit slowly.
Merry Christmas to you and your family and all the very best for the coming year.
Ann in Canada
Barb E says
JanB, It is so good to hear from you. Your card is beautiful and I hope you continue to heal and feel better. I hope am looking forward to hearing more from you as you continue to recover. Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year to you and your family.
Lola Miller says
Jan, I have so missed your videos, but glad to hear you are recovering. Will keep watching for you to be back with us.
Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Barbara Cardwell says
Miss all the lovely idea’s that you have provided over the last years.
Wishing you a speedy recovery and a Healthy coming 2023.
Looking forward to you being back on board with more great projects.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
to you and your family
Janet K Cressy says
I have enjoyed your beautiful cards this year. Thank you for your excellent instructions.
Carol Burke says
Merry Christmas Jan and family. Thank you for taking the time to contact us. Hope you are well soon. Sure do miss your videos. I am in the USA but you are my favorite. Wishing you many blessings in the coming year.
Sharron Freeman says
Rite back at you Jan have missed you. I hope the New year finds you in good health..
bonjour je vous remercie sa fait trop plaisir d avoir de vos nouvelles .bon Noël et passez de jolies fêtes de fin d’année gros bisous Dominique
Reba Robertson says
So glad you are on the mend. Do as the doctor says and get well soon. I’ve missed you card ideas. Reba.
Vivien Mortimore says
Wishing you a speedy recovery.
I’ve missed your tutorials but health comes first.
Merry Christmas and a healthy new year
Thinking of you across the miles from Northern British Columbia Canada, wishing you continued improvement to your health. Sure have missed you and look forward to the future when you can get back in your craft studio. All the best in 2023
LYNDA RUSSELL says
SURE, GLAD TO HEAR FROM YOU AND THAT YOU ARE ON THE MEND. TAKE CARE AND COME BACK WHEN YOU ARE WELL. hAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU AND YOURS.
ANDREE PERIGARD says
je vois que mon message n’est pas enregistré alors je vous écrit de nouveau tout d’abord pour m’excusez de n’avoir pas vu votre tuto de juillet et donc de ne pas avoir lu que vous étiez malade ensuite pour vous remercier de tous vos tutos,bonnes idées et jolies cartes que vous faites Merci pour les instructions des cartes, très joli cadeau de Noël avec la carte de la nativité de votre part pour nous tous
j’espère que malgré votre fatigue et votre opération vous avez passé en famille un excellent Noël
je profite pour vous souhaiter un prompte retablissement, surtout prenez votre temps pour bien revenir en forme parmi nous, ne faites aucune imprudence, prenez bien, je dirai même,très bien soin de vous car la santé est un grande richesse
je vous souhaite pour 2023 plein de bonheur, de joie, de paix, de prosperité, et la plus grande richesse que l’Homme peut avoir une meilleure santé; pour tous les vôtres aussi je leurs presente mes voeux pour 2023 que celle-ci accomplissent tous les rêves de chacun et les vôtres ; donnez nous, si vous en avez la force, de temps temps de vos nouvelles, personnellement cela me ferait très plaisir(si cela ne vous dérange pas)
revenez nous en pleine forme, nous vous attendons
Merci pour les instructions de la carte , très joli cadeau de Noël de votre part pour nous tous
Rosemary Gray says
loved the card Jan. Is it still possible to buy the stamps as it’s not 4th January yet. I would love one.
Hi, Rosemary. I know this stamp set has sold out in the Europe market. It may still be available in the North America and/or South Pacific markets. It retires on 5th January 2023. If you’re on Facebook, you could register to the ISO (in search of) groups which applies to retired Stampin’ Up! products only. This is the link for the UK group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/315784885548196. I imagine there must be similar groups in other countries. I hope you are able to get a copy of this stamp set; I think it’s one of the best from SU! Wishing you a healthy and happy new year. xxx