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Giveaway: Attention Card Makers, ShortCuts Product

** This Giveaway is Now Closed **

What day other than World Card Making Day would be the best to offer up today’s giveaway?

Today’s prize is sponsored by ShortCuts. Launched in June of 2008, the sister site to SheetLoad of Cards, is dedicated to making your papercrafting quicker and easier. Everybody likes a short cut every now and then!

The first ShortCutsproduct, available for purchase since July 1, was Gift Card Holder Folders (GCHF). The latest ShortCuts product, Clear & Frosted Card Blanks, will help you to make fabulous clear and frosted cards.

These ready-to-assemble-and-decorate card blanks will help you create stunning cards, as you can see from the fabulous artist samples that were created by Carla Peicheff!

Each of the stocks is made of a thick vinyl material. Think clear/frosted cardstock – none of that flimsy transparency material. Best of all the clear cards are fingerprint resistant. No more wearing white gloves while making your clear cards.

The prize up for grabs today is a Card Blank – Mixed – Large Pack. You will receive 20 card blanks in each of the two styles shown in the picture above (clear & frosted) to decorate as you please.

Make sure to stop by the ShortCuts site to learn more about the product and to place your order. We also sell full sheets of the clear and frosted material.

If you place an order through ShortCuts Online Shopping Cart before October 15, 2008, make sure to enter the discount code “scrapscene10” during your PayPal check out, and receive 10% off your order*! *10% will be taken off package price(s) only, not S/H charges.

Giveaway Information:

For your chance to win this prize, please comment to this post.  Would love to hear your thoughts on making your own Christmas/Holiday cards. Have you begun making them yet this year?  Are you going to?  How many do you figure you will need to make?  Do you make them all the same, or are they all one-of-a-kind?  I know, lots of questions, you don’t have to answer them all… it’s just a topic I’m interested in! :)  We will keep comments open until Monday night, October 6th at midnight EST and announce a winner on Tuesday, October 7th.

91 Comments

  1. Lynn Judge
    Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I have been making my christmas cards for a few years now and my friends and family love getting them!! They know that i took time away just to create something special!!

  2. Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    How very nice!! I’ve not started, unless you count a few leftover.cards from last Christmas. Will probably panic and stress come December as usual :p

  3. Kim M
    Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I am feeling a bit overwhelmed this year, so GASP, I will not be making homemade cards. I am just going to use store bought, oh the horror!!!

  4. Isabelle
    Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    My list is done. I have about 40 cards to make this year. I’m planning on starting my production very soon.

  5. Nathalie
    Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I usually make my own (about 40 as well) but I am not organized enough to have any plans yet! I might buy a card kit, I found that to be a great solution last year!

  6. Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    Every year I think I should make Christmas cards but it never really happens. I usually send out a photo greeting card with a picture of my daughter on it.

  7. Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I love to make the cards, but i haven’t started yet this year.

  8. Theresa B
    Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I have actually started making my cards already :) Yeah!!!!! Some years I make them all the same some years I make them different it just depends on how much time I have. Last year we made about 20 (Yes DH actually sat down and helped me make them.) I am sure we will need to make more this yr though we have tons of new friends:)

  9. lori p
    Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    i make about 80 cards each year. i send mine out between Christmas and new years. one year i ran out of time and sent them between the holidays, well the next year when i sent them out everybody balked. they like getting my cards between the holidays, as an extra boost when there is no fun mail. i usually make all the same, however, this year i am making a different card to be sent to my four siblings and mother. it was a funny card that i found in papercrafts cards magazine and just have to make it.

    i am also teaching about 20 women next month how to make their own cards, should be fun, i just have to decide how to narrow my focus and zone in on the specifics,. these clear card blanks would be great!! (hint!hint!) thanks for the great giveaway!!

  10. Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    i plan to make unique cards for each one to reflect their personality. good luck to me. :)

  11. Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I make my own Christmas cards every year…this will be the 4th year in a row!!! I used to only send out about 50 but since we’ve moved so much it’s now up to over 100! I was actually toying with the idea of making a clear card this year… I found your company and LOVE the idea of those clear sheets!!! I make all my cards the exact same and always include a family picture. Awesome products!!

  12. Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    Last year I made enough cards to last me for a few years out of scraps and stickers that I knew I’d never use on my scrapbook pages. All are different.

  13. Cherrie
    Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I make holiday cards for my special friends only – I usually send out 75+ cards each year and about 25 of them are hand made. I have not started on these yet – but thanks for the nudge.

  14. audrey
    Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    making my own cards is a must, commercial ones are just so expensive and ‘cold’. Scrappers alwas have scraps to use (we just never throw them away), so I have noe excuses

  15. Kim
    Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I have been making my cards for the last 8 years. I usually make about 50 cards so it takes me awhile.I’m gonna get on this pretty quick so that I don’t have them to do last minute.

  16. Linda Peterson
    Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I try to make on the average of 1 Christmas card every day. A little behind at this time. I make about 30 cards–making extra this year to send to our troops.
    Linda Peterson

  17. Carla Pullum
    Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    Wow I haven’t seen these yet perfect for giftcards!
    Now got to get back to cardmaking for Christmas!

  18. Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    Every year I say I will make my cards myself but at the end I will only make a couple for some family members and dearfriends. Maybe I should start working on them as we speak!

  19. StampinCathy
    Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    Happy WCMD!
    This is sweet candy here. I make my Christmas cards every year. I make around 50 and try to keep them close to the same. Once you start making them, everybody expects them and are excited to see what they look like. Which is why it is worth it all and to put a smile on someones face makes my day. Thanks for a chance.

  20. Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    Wow, these will be great for frosty winter cards :o)

  21. Wendy Lust
    Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    Last year I made a few and will probably do the same this year. We have a short list of recipients.

  22. Erin Glee
    Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    These clear and frosted cards look so pretty!
    I send 50-70 Holiday cards. I handmade them before kids, but now I have less time to craft, so we send photocards of the kids~all the same~stamping on the envelope to dress it up. Happy WCMD!

  23. Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I made digital Christmas cards last year with our pictures. I haven’t decided if I’ll make any this year. I’ve been in so many challenges and swaps (groups of 12 and up) this year that I’m a little burned out. But I’m still making individual cards for my card box. I would love to make a clear or frosted card with some of the stamps I have.

    Hugs,

    Patti M
    (Pattie’s passion)

    I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!!!

  24. Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I make hundreds of Christmas cards each year, but not for me….for the troops overseas! I am one of the shippers at http://www.cardsforheroes.org , where we make and collect cards for our troops to pick from and send home to their loved ones. I love making Christmas cards.
    Claudia
    [email protected]
    http://www.claudiafranson.blogspot.com

  25. Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    Haven’t started my cards yet!! I’m working today toward that goal!! I’m going to use acrylic this year!

  26. J. Harmon
    Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    Although I have not started, I want to make my own cards this year. I am hoping that you will have some good ideas!

  27. CYndi
    Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I have been making my own cards the last few years, but I have not started mine yet. I have the stamps I want to use, but haven’t decided on a design for sure.

  28. Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I dont start making them until after thanksgiving. As I only make a few, I have plenty of time. I like to make each card different. Generally, I start collecting ideas (and supplies) much earlier, then after the tree goes up and the Christmas music plays, I enjoy making one or two cards every day until it’s time to mail them. The process is wonderfully relaxing during a season when things CAN and DO indeed get a bit hectic … It would be nice to try out this new product sounds like a fun challenge.

  29. Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I keep a list on the computer and add to it throughout the year …usually they are different, the same for non scrappy friends(who don’t appreciate the details) and for scrappy friends the same but more detailed…usually make them around Thanksgiving ..as the for the design collect ideas and then wing it….

  30. Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I started making my christmas card sets today! :)

  31. Elizabeth M.
    Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I’m moving my craft center from the basement to one of the spare bedrooms this weekend so I haven’t been able to make anything. I figure I’ll have it organized within the week and get back to it. I typically make two of each card and keep one of them to start having a stockpile.

  32. Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I have started making a few cards, but I’m going to need way more. So far my calculation is that I’ll need about 100.

  33. Teresa
    Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I am starting to make them this weekend in celebration with an online crop for WCMD. I love making my Christmas cards every year. I make about 30 more personalized ones for family. Am in a card swap and will make 7 of 3 different sets. Then will attempt to make smaller gift cards if time allows.

  34. Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I’ve only made a single christmas card so far…but I plan to make about 15-20, to send to my closest friends and family. I hate repeating myself, so therefore I usually make them all different – TOTALLY different! Love buying christmas stamps, so I’ve got a few by now.:)

  35. tanya
    Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    My girlfriend and I are catching up next week for a Xmas card making frenzy, although as past years have shown I only create a few and then dont sent out cards at all because it gets too hard. This year lets hope I get loads done, I have the supplies *blush*.

  36. Lori
    Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I always intend to start my cards early but the holidays have a way of sneaking up on me. I do love making cards and it just feels wrong if I don’t, ya know? Guess I should just get started now, thanks for the kick!

  37. Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    Hi! I’m normally a procrastinator but have started holiday cards … Halloween and Thanksgiving cards, that is! I’m about ready to switch gears to Christmas and normally only make ‘em for family and send store-purchased ones to others. I generally mix ‘em up – that’s the fun of it to me! Thanx for the inspiration and chance at the t’riffic blog candy!

  38. Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I all ready made several flap fold christmas cards that i got the design for to cut out on my cricut design studio. Very fun and easy to make.

  39. Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    Xmas has a way of sneaking up so quickly!
    I haven’t started mine yet, but I’ll make around 30 when i get started.
    :-)

  40. Jenifer Cowles
    Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I love making cards I make them all year that way there is no excuse to not send one.

  41. Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I have made 7 Christmas cards so far. All of these cards were made for challenges on one of the message boards I participate in. I think I will have to make about 30 cards this year. I don’t make all of my cards the same. Usually they are all differenrt.

  42. Denise L.
    Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I need to make about 75 Christmas cards and I am stumped for ideas!

  43. Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I usually only make Christmas cards for a few friends. For everyone else, we write a Christmas letter and just mail that. This year, I also want to make a few cards to send to the soldiers overseas.

  44. Heather Donahue
    Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I have not started my cards yet. I do have ideas though. I usually make one style for close family and another for anyone who I know will just toss the card in the trash. That way I don’t spend tons of time/money on them to have them thrown out.

    I usually make about 50 cards in all. I love it!

  45. Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    Wow! Those are awesome! What a great product! I am just in the planning stages for holiday cards, I have been perusing the new holiday paper lines as they come in, it is so hard to choose. I have to make them for our business and for family so I have to make ALOT!

  46. Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I do love making holiday cards but I haven’t started this year. I’ll need about 40 cards for my specially friends and family and these are all different.
    Thanks so much to win the great give away!!
    Greetings from Germany Regina

  47. Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I’ve started ordering supplies and thinking about a design, but I haven’t started making them yet. I’ll make about 50 this year, all the same. If I need any extra I might make one of a kind.

  48. Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I have started making mine this year-first year. I have made 4 different variations with several of each. I am really enjoying it!

  49. Peggy Forshee
    Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    Yes, this year I’m going to make my own. I think I will make them all the same this time. I’ll probably make about 20 this year. I gotta get busy brain storming!

  50. Cathy K.
    Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I will use the same basic pattern with different papers for about 50 cards and have been gathering all my supplies into my crop bag. Hopefully I’ll get most done over two all day crops over the next few weeks!

  51. Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    Yes I will be making my own Christmas cards, I do every year. I always make 60 to 100. I already have about 10 done. Made three more last night for WCMD. The way I see it, I still have plenty of time. :) Those cards (giveaway) are pretty cool!!

  52. jeanne
    Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    yikes! I’ve not started yet–and am still trying to think of a design.tho these might be pretty cool to use!!
    mmmm , now, if I could only win…
    :)

  53. Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I make my cards every year – but in terms of how many – that depends on how many people I deem “card worthy”! haha This year I’ve already made over 30 cards and I still have a ways to go.

  54. Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    This will be my first attempt at making Christmas cards – I’m a newbie to card making.

  55. Carrie
    Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I have only begun to think about making the christmas cards but I need to get a jump on them as christmas time is right arounnd the corner. I don’t make them for everyone just the ones I know will appreciate them probably make about 20 this year.

  56. Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I like to try to make my cards every year-time is the deciding factor! I prefer sending handmade though! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

  57. Gina Stratos
    Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I think this year I’m going to make a small bunch of cards (maybe 10) and send store-bought for the rest.
    [email protected]

  58. Stephanie
    Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I have about 30-50 cards to make this year and I am going to try to make them all look the same. I haven’t started yet and this will be my first year trying to make them all! Good luck to me :)

  59. Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I have started my Holiday cards at a card-crop a couple of months ago. I love to recycle cards that I have received last year. I cut the fronts off and add them to a new card and add embellishments to them, I either matt the original saying on the inside or rubber stamp a new saying.

    I’ve been doing this for years for all types of cards – every occasion.

  60. Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    Christmas cards are my favorite ones to create. I already started in January and at this moment I have about 20 cards, all different ones. I’m not sure if I’ll have enough cards at Christmas, but if necessary I’ll just make a couple of the same, simple ones. Thanks for a chance to win! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

  61. Wendy Lust
    Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I usually just make a few cards and the rest are purchased. The ones I make are each different because I like making a variety. We don’t send many Christmas cards, so I may make enough to send to the entire list.

  62. Nicole
    Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I’ve seen lots of transparent cards but haven’t made one yet – this would be a great chance to check ‘em out! I have done transparent albums and they are a blast!

  63. Marie
    Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I don’t make as many cards as I’d like to. Usually just when there is a need, b-days etc. At the moment I’m planning a b-day and wedding card. I just came across the clear and frosted card bases and am so excited about them. Talk about an inspiration!

  64. Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I usually do a mass production, something simple and make the most of pretty patterned paper.

  65. Cyndi
    Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    Fabulous samples! Love this idea!

  66. Cyndi
    Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    Forgot to answer the question! Duh! Yes….I have many ideas running through my head to make cards. I’ll probably make a few of each and then send these out to my fav people. How many I make depends on time and supplies. I’ll definitely be using rubber stamps and stickles.

  67. Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I started making cards for Mother’s Day and had a blast. I’d love to make some for my family at Christmas. I will only be making for the people in my immediate family. Probably no more than 10.

  68. Terri Scott
    Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I’ve only been making cards for a couple months, but I love checking out the sites and blogs for ideas! Blog candy just makes it more special!

  69. Terri Scott
    Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I forgot to answer too, but I think I’ll make pretty much the same for one side of the family, and a different for the other, and even a different style for just friends. Should need over 50 total. So I’d better come up with something fairly quick!

  70. Georgia
    Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    OOOH, how exciting! That looks fun to use. I make my Christmas cards every year and usually have 2-3 designs. I try to assembly-line make them so it goes a little faster.

  71. Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I just finished my halloween cards, and will be gearing up with my Christmas cards next! LOVE these!

    make today great!

  72. candie
    Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I always intend to make my own holiday cards, but time always gets away from me. (as if I don’t know the holidays are coming…) But this year will be different (at least that is what I tell myself) These clear cards would be perfect! I just need someone to show me how…

  73. Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    Goodness, I guess I better get started thinking on my cards this year!! I always make them but would like to one year not be doing them at the last minute!!

  74. Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I make all of my holiday card, each one is an original. I rarely make duplicates of any card. I started making a few here and there about 2 months ago. I usually make them all the way thru the holiday season and always end up with more than needed.

  75. Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    These look like such a great idea!

    I have only just started making cards so I’m looking for original ideas.

    I think i’ll be making about 20 cards this time. My cards will be stamped and watercoloured (which is my absolute favourite thing at the moment. :)

    Good luck with it all!

    Morag x

  76. Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    great idea and wonderful blanks,oh heading off to shop#1

  77. Susan M.
    Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I am a verg beginner card maker and can use all the help I can get.

  78. Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I have not started making my cards yet. I usually make about 75 cards! I should get started!

  79. Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I have made several cards this year and am currently working on an altered Christmas tag swap. This will be the first year that I have done this. I expect to send about fifty or so cards. If time permits, I will also ba making some for the soldiers to send home (www.boatsie.com) There are many card programs for soldiers out there! Craft on!

  80. Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I joined in a couple of Christmas card blog challenges – so far I have made around 45, mostly different but I found a sketch or two that worked soooo well & that made batches of 9! LOL. I have also made ‘happy winter’ & new year cards for non-christian friends & will make 100 or so for me & the children to give. I’ll probably make more than that & gift some to relatives that don’t make their own. I’m also pretty much using scraps & embellishments that I’ve had forever … so it’s all part of the campaign to use my stash.
    Love these clear & frosted cards though – would love to try them out!

  81. Veronica
    Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    Every year I think I’m going to make my own Christmas cards and then I remember the stack of cards I bought for 75% off the day after Christmas. Since I don’t want to waste those, I don’t get around to making any cards. But my list is a lot longer this year so I think I’ll wind up making about 10-15.

  82. ca longhorn
    Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    Every year I plan on making Christmas cards, but usually end up with a mass produced Christmas letter and photo that goes out after Christmas.

  83. Barb
    Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I have never seen a product more adaptive than this, it is a great way to experiment. I do lots of projects with my grandchildren and hope to be able to work with this one with ease. They love the glue gun and markers, and the great time we have

  84. Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I love making cards but only make a few very special ones for about 6 people who “get It” :) and then I make the rest using a simpler design using mostly stamps. I ned to start in October but haven’t yet! Thanks!

  85. Jean Marmo
    Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I don’t usually make very many Christmas cards. We have a long list of people so I do use premade ones. I make specail ones for family.

  86. Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I am planning to make xmas cards this year, but first I need to work on DD’s bday invites!!!

  87. Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    My Grandson and I love to make our Xmas cards, They are a at least 5 different kinds, And we give these to several familys. We make about 20 per yr. They are just sile cards as my grandson is only 5 . but he realy enjoys this craft.

  88. Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I make about half of my Christmas cards. The total list is around 50 cards, so it isn’t bad to make 25.
    I usually send the handmade ones to my family and close friends.
    I haven’t started on them yet. I’ve done a hybrid card the past few years. An enhanced photo with some cardstock, ribbon and embellishments.

  89. lynn
    Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I enjoy making cards all year long! My family members always comment on them….everyone loves to receive a handmade card!
    Special handmade Christmas cards only go to the family. Not sure what I’m making this year.

  90. Maddie
    Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    I wish I had the time to make my Christmas cards, I have tried. I always make birthday and special occasion cards throughout the year but Christmas is sooo busy. I usually try to make my Mom’s and Grammy’s, secretly I know it means the most to them ;) What I did last year that worked well was ordered my cards online with a personalized picture (www.truechristmascards.com) and then decorated each envelope uniquely with beautiful gold stamps, one of my girlfriends still has it hanging on her fridge. Which I love of course ;)

  91. Edelmira Rivera
    Posted 5 years, 6 months ago | Permalink

    Hellooooooo… This is the second Xmas that I’m in the SB hobby… I’ll definitely make some cards to send to the loved ones and I will certainly do some that people ask me to do for them… I haven’t begun yet… I was very busy with lots of stuff for my 40th bday (it’s tomorrow but we celebrated last Saturday)… I should start soon… and not… they will not be the same … I usually make the cards one-of-a-kind and depending on the inspiration of the moment… thanks for the opportunity to comment. Edelmira

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