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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.

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  1. October 4th, 2008Posted | 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!!

  2. jeanne
    October 4th, 2008Posted | 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…

  3. October 4th, 2008Posted | 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.

  4. October 4th, 2008Posted | Permalink

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

  5. Carrie
    October 4th, 2008Posted | 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.

  6. October 4th, 2008Posted | 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!

  7. Gina Stratos
    October 4th, 2008Posted | 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]

  8. Stephanie
    October 4th, 2008Posted | 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 🙂

  9. October 4th, 2008Posted | 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.

  10. October 4th, 2008Posted | 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

  11. Wendy Lust
    October 4th, 2008Posted | 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.

  12. Nicole
    October 4th, 2008Posted | 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!

  13. Marie
    October 4th, 2008Posted | 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!

  14. October 4th, 2008Posted | Permalink

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

  15. Cyndi
    October 4th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    Fabulous samples! Love this idea!

  16. Cyndi
    October 4th, 2008Posted | 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.

  17. October 4th, 2008Posted | 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.

  18. Terri Scott
    October 4th, 2008Posted | 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!

  19. Terri Scott
    October 4th, 2008Posted | 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!

  20. Georgia
    October 4th, 2008Posted | 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.

  21. October 4th, 2008Posted | Permalink

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

    make today great!

  22. candie
    October 4th, 2008Posted | 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…

  23. October 4th, 2008Posted | 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!!

  24. October 4th, 2008Posted | 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.

  25. October 4th, 2008Posted | 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

  26. October 4th, 2008Posted | Permalink

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

  27. Susan M.
    October 4th, 2008Posted | Permalink

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

  28. October 4th, 2008Posted | Permalink

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

  29. October 4th, 2008Posted | 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 ( There are many card programs for soldiers out there! Craft on!

  30. October 4th, 2008Posted | 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!

  31. Veronica
    October 4th, 2008Posted | 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.

  32. ca longhorn
    October 4th, 2008Posted | 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.

  33. Barb
    October 4th, 2008Posted | 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

  34. October 4th, 2008Posted | 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!

  35. Jean Marmo
    October 4th, 2008Posted | 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.

  36. October 4th, 2008Posted | Permalink

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

  37. October 4th, 2008Posted | 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.

  38. October 4th, 2008Posted | 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.

  39. lynn
    October 4th, 2008Posted | 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.

  40. Maddie
    October 4th, 2008Posted | 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 ( 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 😉

  41. Edelmira Rivera
    October 4th, 2008Posted | 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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