Sunday, October 25, 2015

Countdown to Christmas - 2 months

I can't believe it - but there are only 2 months until Christmas!  Have you been working on your Christmas cards throughout the year?  I have been making a few each month, and for the first time in several years, I am hoping to get them mailed out in time this year!

This is a gift card holder that I made last year for everyone that I work with.  Inside, I put a gift certificate for a local restaurant where we all went for lunch on the last day of school before Christmas Break.
 If you do not want a gift card holder, then you can just cut off the bottom flap of the card.

All year long, on the 25th of each month, I have posted a Christmas Card.  You can see them all by clicking each link below.










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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Among the Branches Bundle

At my September stamp club meetings, my stampers chose which of the following cards they wanted to make.  All three cards were made using the stamp set Among the Branches and the Woodland textured impressions embossing folder from Stampin' Up!

This first Halloween card was sent to me by my upline, Susan Elise Morton. You may not be able to see it in the photo, but the trees have a touch of glitter along the edges.
Below is an Autumn card using the same stamp set and embossing folder.
 And here is the Christmas card.
 You can purchase the stamp set and embossing folder together in a bundle for only $21.50 (item #140872.)  That is an awesome price for supplies that you can use to make cards for three holidays.

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Sunday, October 18, 2015

Double Fold Gate Card

This is the first card we made at my September stamp club classes.  (Yes, I'm a little behind on posting!)  It is a Double Fold Gate card that shows off both sides of Stampin' Up!'s Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper.  I CASED this card from Dawn O.  The photo below shows the card opened:
Below are two more versions of the card - an Autumn one , using Into the Woods Designer Series Paper:
 And a Christmas one using Season of Cheer designer series paper:
All of these cards were made using the same stamp set: Among The Branches (Stampin' Up!)  You can bundle it with the popular Woodland embossing folder and save 15%.

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If you are planning to order stamp sets, you may want to wait - because they will be 15 % off from October 19 - 23.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

September Stamp Club Projects

My October stamp club classes are coming up this weekend, so I think it's about time that I show you what we created at our September classes!  We usually make two cards and one 3D item.  But I had so many new products and a cool technique for everyone to try out - so everyone made 3 cards this month (and no 3D item.)

Everyone made a Gate fold card (either Halloween, Autumn, or Christmas theme), a card using the new Woodlands Embossing Folder (choice of same themes) and a card using the Bokeh technique..

I think everyone enjoyed making these projects.  If you missed club, or are not a regular attendee of our monthly gatherings, then CONTACT ME to arrange a private class for you and a few friends!

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Monday, October 12, 2015

Birthday Gift Bag

Three of the children in my preschool class will be turning 4 years old this week.  This is the gift bag I made for Katherine, whose birthday we will celebrate today.  I started with a white gift bag that I purchased at the craft store.  I cut a piece of card stock to fold over the top - so she can't peek in until she gets home!  I used the modern label punch to cut out a section to fit over the handles.  I was just going to make the banner, then decided to stamp some flowers on the bag to coordinate with the Designer Series Paper I used in the banner.
This is a close up of the banner.  I used the Bow Builder punch to make the bow.  (The number 4 was cut using a retired Bigz Die.)

This is the card that I will put inside the bag with a few goodies for the Birthday Girl.  I thought I was being clever this summer when I made enough of these candle cards for my entire class.  But now I wish I would have waited and used colors that coordinated with the bag.  I made the candles using scraps of retired paper - so I didn't have any left to decorate the gift bag.  Oh well, I'm sure Katherine won't notice!

My stamp club classes are coming up this weekend.  Please CLICK HERE to visit my calendar of events and to RSVP.

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