Christmas Cards

A Christmas Door & Important Message – please read

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This is a lovely idea for a relatively Quick and Easy Christmas card.  I did this idea as a make and take at a Scrapbooking Convention many years ago – still an effective project.

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The wreath is actually super easy – it's the wreath stamp from the Welcome Christmas stamp set.  It isn't as fiddly to cut out as it may appear; it's done quite randomly and they went pretty quickly.

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Supplies Used:

Stamps: Welcome Christmas, Tiny Tags

Colours: Real Red, Old Olive, Crumb Cake

Other: 3/8 inch silver brads, Real Red Satin Ribbon, Jewelery Punch

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{Merry Christmas! and Blog Candy Winner}

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Merry Christmas to everyone!

Stampinupsnowswirledvoucher I think this is the hottest one I've experienced so far in New Zealand!  We're just getting back from the pool and now off to have lunch with dear friends.  But first:

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That would be Janine!  Congrats janine and thanks all for playing my little game!  :)  Janine, contact me and I'll send that out to you.  Mail@stamphappy.co.nz 

Like the rest of the country (one thing I LOVE about NZ), I am going to put my feet up until January 5th.  I may blog here and there, but taking a much needed break from the computer. 

I will still check my emails 2x per day and am not leaving the country, but going on "light schedule" mode.  Happy Holidays everyone!

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{Sweet Treats Lollipops}

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Stampinupchristmaslollipop Great little project for a little something to give friends this year or anytime.  My girls enjoyed making a couple of these, too.

Make a flower or an ornament for the tree using the Sweet Treat cups in about ten minutes.  Great way to use up those leftover strips of DSP, too!Stampinupwashingtonapplelol

Scallop edge your strip of DSP and then run it through the crimper.  This will allow you to ease the strip around the sweet treat cup.  Now fill the cup and cover the back, sandwiching in the popsicle stick and an ornament hanger if you wish.

I also stamped the stick with staz-on.  I've never had an ice pop in New Zealand, but I recall as a kid the sticks having little jokes and things, so this is throwback to that.  Do you have that here?

And don't you love the polka dot ribbon! 

Order your sweet treat cups here.

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Short and Sweet set of twelve  $35.95 or Something Sweet $52.95

Other: strips of DSP, Scallop Edge Punch, Crimper, Sweet Treat Cups, Circle Scissors, Black Staz-on, Ribbon

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{Season of Joy Stepper Card}

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This has been one of my top three favourite cards to teach and share with my customers this Christmas season.  Such a cute fold and so easy!

09 24 09_0243_edited-1 Inspired by Teresa Brown and her Incentive Trip Swap, I chose to copy her concept but change the colours and the stamps.

I chose Season of Joy for two reasons: one, I love this set – complete with words, flourishes, background images, focal images, the works and two – it's the easiest tree to cut out in the book!

The poinsettas on the words feature the Stampin' Up! SuperNova glitter – a fine, fine coloured glitter that is truely fairy dust. It comes in five colors and at $6 per pottle, a bargain!  Plus, there's Chocolate Chip in the selection – what could be yummier than Chocolate Chip Glitter?

I have four spots left for classes/workshops before Christmas, there's still time to book in and learn how to make this before the holidays!

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Season of Joy set of eight $60.95

Colours: Bashful Blue, Rose Red, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive

Other: Super Nova Glitter, large oval punch, Scallop Oval Punch, 3/4 inch circle punch, Rose Red ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

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{Easy Easy Christmas Cracker}

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Stampinupcracker Although this is not a tradition that I grew up with, I think it's a great one that we may adopt over time.  What a fun thing – to have cleverly packaged gifts on the table for everyone to open.

This year, why not make your own?  it's very quick, easy, and probably will save you money, too.  (Unless you plan on putting jewelry inside)  For my class purposed, we just used eclairs . . .

Keep the embellishments simple as one would likely be making quite a few – great thing to have on hand for pop-in visitors.  This particular design is made so the box does not get ruined upon opening, which is a real bonus for those of us who appreciate the time put into handmade items!  🙂

Last day to order this Ski Slope Designer Series Paper!

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Winter Post set of seven $56.95

Colours: Baja Breeze, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive

Other: Designer label Punch, Chocolate Chip Ribbon

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{Heritage Winter Post Christmas Card}

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Stampinupwinterpost A Heritage Card was the request by some of my customers, and here is what I brought to them.  Many thanks to the talented artists on SCS who share their beautiful work such as this one!

The Winter Post Stamp Set is the predominent set used to create this work of epherma.  Layer upon layer, nearly every stamp in the box, and seven (yikes!) ink colours later, what a masterpiece.

The stamp set Frames with a Flourish is also mixed in there as well as the En Francais background stamp.  I've been noting to my customers that I know Frames with a Flourish is not one that would normally jump off the page at you, but it truly is a very good investment as it mixes in so well with sets that feature more focal images.  Result: greater variety and flexibility with the stamp sets you already own.

Two days left to order that scrummy wide Riding Hood Red and Vanilla ribbon!

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Winter Post set of seven $56.95, Frames with a Flourish set of seven $75.95, En Francais Backgroun $39.95

Colours: Riding Hood Red, Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive Brocade Blue, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel

Other: Vintage Brads, Riding Hood Red Striped Ribbon, Colour Spritzer

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