Christmas Cards

Someething For Christmas Gift Voucher Card

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This is a project I do almost every year – and it's a super one!  Great for gift vouchers or small gifts or photos, this template can be adapted to any occasion.

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Made with a standard Stampin' Up! envelope inside makes the pockets super easy to do.

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I've enjoyed using this Something for Christmas set this year – one of the few stamps we sell as individual stamps.  On this sample I've coloured it with markers to get all the different colours.  My next post will be a sample with this one stamped all in one colour – also effective.

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Would you like a Stampin' Up! voucher for Christmas or to give to a friend this season?  contact me to arrange!


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Folded Exploding Ornament

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This is a neat and quick project shown to my by friend and customer, Kathe O.  Thank you so much for sharing!  This is the ornament closed:

And open:

I chose to use the Mocha Specialty papers because one I love them and two because they have a bit of metallic shimmer to the prints.

The label on the front is just the same stamp layered up with punches.  Turned out nice and so quick.  Perfect Punches is one of those stamp sets I don’t pull out often enough.

Email me with any questions or to have this shown to you in a class!

supplies Used:

Stamps: Perfect Punches $38.95

Colours: Brushed Gold, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso

Other: Mocha Specialty Papers, Pearl Bead, Embroidery thread or a fine ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/4 circle punch, Gold Brads, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

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Stitched Stockings Now Available!

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Those cute cute cute Christmas Stockings available last month are now available again!

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Get these now for Christmas projects – stamp set available in both wood and clear mount and the matching punch makes it a very easy image to use.

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Order yours today to get it in time for Christmas tags and projects!

Stitched Stockings set of seven $51.95 clear mount or $64.95 wood mount

Builder Stocking Punch $41.50


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Vintage Beautiful Season

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I have really enjoyed teaching this card to my classes – I think most everyone has seen it now!

I took this idea off of a swap board at one of our events; I don’t know who the original artist is but it sure is good one!

Beautiful Season isn’t an expensive set as it’s just the four stamps.  They are rather large and quite detailed though, so it’s great value for money.

I used a water pen and quickly coloured in the image.  The great thing about watercolouring is you can be a little sloppy and it still looks great. OR you can take your time and make something really amazing.  But when doing mass production like Christmas cards, sloppy passes.

The project also uses very few supplies – just one colour cardstock and some pieces of Naturals Ivory cardstock.  No ribbon even.  Instead, we’ve used a piece of the ribbon border punch here.  You do need this one; it’s absolutely gorgeous.

You do still have time to make some Christmas cards, especially if you choose a quick one like this.  Order your supplies today and I will make sure it gets to you as quickly as possible!

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Beautiful Season set of four $40.95, En Francais $40.95

Colours: Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Old Olive

Other: Lace Ribbon Border Punch, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Black Staz-On, sponges, water pen, Modern Label PUnch, Hemp Twine

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Christmas Petal Cone

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This is an awesome little box with sooooo much potential!  AND this die is on special this month too!

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This box is done with two die cuts – you can make a flat pouch using just one die.  I taught this project at our three team extravaganzas and really enjoyed it.  It was easy to do and so effective!  The photo doesn’t do these gorgeous colours justice, really.

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These make a very cute box to hang on the Christmas tree or on a doorknob.  So cute!  Of all the Christmas sets, I’ve used this one Tags Till Christmas the most this year.

Design inspired by Delys Cram

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Tags Til Christmas $57.95

Colours: Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo

Other: Petal Cone Die, Petals A Plenty Embossing Folder, Scallop Square Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Silver Brads, Lace Ribbon Border Punch, 1/8 inch Taffeta Ribbon, 1 1/4 square punch




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An Island Oasis Christmas

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Merry Christmas Everyone!

The last few days have been busy with house project, finishing up gifts, and fun times with my girls.

This Christmas card is nearly a direct CASE from the talented Karen Rogers


I just loved her swap she did.  My mother was here visiting, and I realized karen's card was a perfect Christmas card for someone living in Florida (mom). 

And it's a great Kiwi Christmas card, too.  I sent mom home to Florida with 30 of these. She was thrilled.

Isn't that new Lattice Embossing Folder great?


I hope you all have a wonderful day today, tomorrow and the next!


Supplies Used:

Stamps: Tropical Party set of five $30.95

Colours: Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, So Saffron, Old Olive

Other: Brights Brads, Hemp Twine, Fresh Cut Notes, Square Lattice Embossing Folder

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Christmas Breakfast 2010

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This was so much fun for me!  I love to give gifts – heartfelt and personal ones, which is one reason why I am in the business in the first place isn't it. 

We had our annual Christmas Breakfast this morning with everyone bringing a gift and food. And oh so much food!!

Sofie was so excited, she set up a little reception desk at the front door and my self-appointed secretary dished out all the numbers for the gift exchange.

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It makes me laugh how kids have such creativity within themselves.  Who would have thought to use two stools to make herself a perfect little desk and then to use her jazz costume hat to draw out the numbers.  I love it.

The year's gift was definately a team effort between myself, my daughters, my student Pascale, Chrissie Patterson, and Janine Pearce.  But it was great fun chatting around the table as we worked.

We made lanyards for the Stampin Up Scissors using various beads, but most prominantly beads made out of the Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers:

The idea is to wear these during classes and workshops.  Maybe I'm the only one, but I've cut myself more than once reaching into my pocket for my scissors . . . And I have certainly lost more than a pair or two . .

The other cool thing is the scissors detach and have a little toggle on them, so now you always know which pair is yours.

Didn't those DSP beads turn out Gorgeous?!


It was a truly lovely morning, as it is every year.  Everyone leaves and I am on such a high.  Christmas is such a wonderful time of year.

I did take quite a few photos of the tree (My girls and I hung all the lanyards on the Christmas tree for the presentation) and the ladies, but all the photos turned out black.  (I've had terrible luck with cameras this last year) .  I do have this one that turned out okay:



And I do have this video that Madeleine was taking, unbeknownst to most of the ladies (and Dave, our token male).  I wasn't going to publish this because I desperately needed to pull my pants UP, but since I have no pictures, this is what I can offer.  And I don't really love that Madeleine filmed me from the Jolly Green Giant perspective, but it is what it is.  Just ignore ME.  LOL




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Easy Snow Swirled Christmas Card

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This is a take on a lovely Christmas card I received last year from Val McGunnigle.  Everyone loved it in my sample box ~


The reason I put this one down as “easy” is because it uses only one stamp set and only one colour + two neutral colours.  There isn’t a lot of fiddling to do with colours and can be easily made up in different colourways.

Don’t you love the rhinestones on the tree?

It’s not too late to do your Christmas cards!  I whipped up 20 of these during a 90 minute cheer practice.

Place your orders today! 

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Snow Swirled $58.95

Colours: Rich Razzleberry, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla

Other: Rich Razzleberry Ribbon, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Rhinestones

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