December 23, 2009

Santa and his Side Kicks are busy with 3 days to go

Santa and his side kick friends were a part of my treat bag class a few weeks ago.  This time we made them into cards, they work very well either way.   Santa and his friends are made with Stampin' Up! punches and die cuts from the Big Shot as well as Stampin' Up card stock and ribbon.  I hope you enjoy them as much as we did when we made them. Thanks goes to Gretchen Barron for the orginal idea.

Merry Christmas

December 20, 2009

Sparkling trees with 5 days to go! featuring Becky Gaylord

My featured stamper today  is Becky G.she used the Patterned Pines and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets to make her sparkling trees.  This card is more beautiful than I could get to highlight in the picture.  Becky chose bashful blue, whisper white and Chocolate chip card stock, kraft taffata ribbon, gold embossing powder and the frost shimmer paint.  hanks Becky for sharing your card.  Cindy

December 15, 2009

Snow for us From Cathy Curry- only 9 days to go

My featured stamper today is Cathy Curry.
 Cathy chose the Scenic Seasons, Winter Post and Snow Swirled Stamp sets.  Cathy chose two different techniques from our past All that Glitters and Masking classes, she does a wonderful job watercoloring.  These pictures do not do justice to how beautiful they are in person.  The card on the right has glitter over the entire image, and the one on the left had the glitter as a accent ( I believe her husband might have added the glitter to this card ?  only Santa knows for sure) .  Thanks Cathy for sharing your beautiful cards with us and participating in my challange.

Thanks so much for looking Cindy

December 14, 2009

Make it a Gift Certificate with 10 days to go

A Gift Certificate is always a good choice for stampers and scrapbookers.  Your gift can be used for either a purchase from Stampin' Up! or to join a class or camp I am holding.

My gift certificate holder has a base of old olive cardstock that was stamped with versamark using the Snow Swirled stamp set. A real red card stock belly band that was embossed with the Stampin' Up! Textured Impressions Folder Petals-A-Plenty holds the holder together.  I used Merry Moments designer series paper and the hostess stamp set Christmas Punch in real red classic ink to finish the gift certificate holder.

The gift certificate is held in the holder by using the slit punch on each side, making it easy to remove and spend on the perfect gift they chose.

Thanks for looking Cindy

December 13, 2009

11 days until Christmas featuring Amber Jarrett

We are getting closer, just 11 days to go until Christmas.  This month my challange was for everyone to create a Christmas Card using any of the techniques from the past few months.  My featured stamper is Amber Jarrett she is in the Bodacious Babes card club and she took me up on the challange.  Ambers card uses real red, chocolate chip, garden green and brushed gold card stock.  Amber used a technique from the all that glitters class, she started with the large garden green scallop circle, cut that piece into a tree shape,  punched stars from the garden green cardstock, she then put packing tape behind those stars and added the Stampin' Up gold glitter to the sticky side.  The card was finished off with a chocolate chip modern label for the tree trunk and a brushed gold star for the top.
Thank you Amber

Thanks for looking Cindy

Wrap It! 12 days to go

Gift Wrap Stampin' Up! style
My last class of the year was a Wrap it! Bag it! Tag it! class. We made our own wrapping paper using stamps and Decor Stencils. 

The snowflake paper we used craft white ink and classic night of navy ink, two tags Stampin' Up! dies for the big shot, snowflakes from the Berry Christmas,Christmas Punch, and Patterned Pines stamp sets,  the Snowflake punch and white organza ribbon.

Package #2 featured the Vintage Ornament stencils I and II, old olive and real red classic ink, Silver Encore Metallic ink, Champagne Mist Shimmer paint and real red and old olive 1/4 in grosgrain ribbon and the Merry Christmas stamp from the Holiday Best stamp set.

The 3rd package was stamped with real red and old olive with Delighful Decorations and All Holidays stamps and a gift tag using 4 of the Delightful Decoration ornaments punched and glued together to make a hanging ornament.

Thanks for looking

December 12, 2009

A small gift, 13 days and counting

This small gift features the Stampin' Up! Table setting die, Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer series paper,
3/4"Real Red Polka-Dot ribbon and the Merry Christmas stamp from the Delightful Decorations stamp set in the Holiday Mini catalog.  I added a Stampin' Up! nail file and a couple of chocolate coated peppermint sticks to comlete my gift.

Thanks for looking Cindy

December 10, 2009

Count Down to Christmas 14 days

Let start our count down to Christmas by decorating our tree.  I made my ornaments using clear bulbs from the local craft store, and the Holiday Mix Decor Elements $9.95 from page 30 in the Holiday Mini Catalog.  I purchased both the white and red sets so I could mix them for more combinations.  As a final touch I add a little Old Olive ribbon from the Mistletoe Ribbon Originals $10.95 page 33 in the Holiday Mini catalog.

Here is one of my double color combinations of Holiday Mix Decor Elements.

These Decor Element image sheets will make 9 or 10 ornaments plus 3 other projects using the words Joy, Snow, and Noel on other craft project such as a picture frame for under $10.00. I think you will love how easy they are to make.

Thanks for looking Cindy