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.
Made with a standard Stampin' Up! envelope inside makes the pockets super easy to do.
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.
Would you like a Stampin' Up! voucher for Christmas or to give to a friend this season? contact me to arrange!
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!
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
This is an awesome little box with sooooo much potential! AND this die is on special this month too!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.