Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!!!

Here is a quick little thank you card that I made (X16) for my spoiled little boys to send to all their friends and relatives. Christmas has been a blast, now I need to start scrapbooking it.
The colours used were kiwi kiss, tempting turquoise, riding hood red and whisper white. The sets used were Thank you Kindly, Spotlight on Christmas, Seeing Spots and Itty Bitty Backgrounds. Plus a white gel pen and the large star punch.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Paint Can

Sorry I have not been posting more regularly - but the snow has just been too much fun. Matthew and I have been building snowmen, snow forts and sledding.
Here is a little paint can I picked up at the dollar store. I just wrapped a piece of ski slope paper around the middle, used the top note die cut to cover up the gap since the can is more than 12" around. I used Enjoy every moment stamp set and the snowflake from the level 3 hostess bundle (Seasonal icons). For the handle I tied bit of riding hood red and baja breeze striped ribbon, and I used the Deer Friends hostess set for the tag. Hope you all have a safe, happy Christmas!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

December Calendar page

This is the December page from a scrapbooking calendar I made with my stamping group. Over the next few days I will try to post the whole calendar. The paper is textured real red, baja breeze, Ski Slope Designer Paper. I used chipboard, silver cord baja breeze ribbon and 'Spotlight on Christmas' stamp set for the embellishments.

Treat Bag Toppers

This cute little gingerbread bag topper was made using the Big Shot - Top Notes die, Ski Slope paper, real red paper, real red and close to cocoa ink, Deer Friends and Many Merry Messages stamp sets. I glued all the cardstock and Designer Paper together before running it through the Big Shot. My 3 year old actually helped me baked and decorate the cookies and to cut the top note die.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Card Swap

In late November I particpated in a card swap with fellow demonstrators at Pam Lee's Team Canada Christmas party. Everybody made beautiful cards to swap, so I thought I would share them with you. Sorry, I don't have a photo of the card I made. Hope you enjoy these, if you have questions about how they were made just contact me.

stamped by Pam Lee (cased from Caroline Lebel)
stamped by Kathleen
stamped by Mary Kent
stamped by Tanya Czens
stamped by ? (no name on it, and my brain is mush today - sorry)
We also made two great gift card holders (below) as a make'n'take. It was a fun evening.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas Bagelope

This cute little bag was made using a medium envelope and some designer paper. All you do is seal the envelope, decorate using stamps (or I used a roller), then trim 1/8" off the top to create an opening. Score the bag 1" from the other 3 sides to create sides and a bottom. Fold all your crease lines, open it up, fold the flaps under and use sticky strip to adhere them to the bottom.

To create the topper, cut a piece of DSP using the Top Notes die in the Big Shot. Fold the die cut in half and glue to the back of your bagelope. Use the cropadile to punch 2 holes through the folded diecut. Then use the cropadile again to secure the jumbo eyelets. Finally, fill your pouch with a gift or treats, thread a piece of ribbon through, and tie it closed. I also use some silver cord to attach a gift tag that I created using the Deer Friends hostess set and the scallop punch. If my instructions have confused you or you would like to order supplies to create your own bagelopes, just contact me and I'll be glad to help out.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Gift Wrap idea

For those of you done your Christmas shopping (or just starting). I thought I would share some fun ways to wrap them up over the next few days. Today I thought I'd share the cute can I used to package some chocolates for Matthew's daycare provider.

The process takes a bit of time, but is pretty easy. You need to get a pop top can (I used a soup can, you can also buy fruit cocktail in the pop top cans that are smaller.) When you open it, you need to use a safety opener and open the bottom of the can. Then clean it out and let dry. Next fill it up with your gift or treat. Use Crystal Effects to glue the base back on. You will want to put a heavy book or weight of some sort on it and leave it over night. The next day you designer paper and a piece of sticky strip to wrap around the can. Decorate as desired.
I used Ski Slope DSP, 5/8" chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon, cute & curly punch bundle, a hat pin and beads from the Pretties Kit, cardstock and the scallop order punch.
I hope you like this idea. If you need further instructions contact me or you can see a video of the process at . She has great ideas and a full video tutorial library.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Still Time to Shop!!

We've just decorated our tree and I am finishing my Christmas shopping. If you have a stamper on your list this year, check out these great gift ideas. Or give a wishlist of your own (and my e-mail/ telephone number) to your family - there is still time to shop! I will place the last order guaranteed to arrive before Christmas on Dec. 7th, so contact me soon.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Holiday Extravaganza

With the start of Stampin' Up's Holiday Extravaganza I thought this would be a great time to start a stampin' blog. Please visit often as I will hopefully be updating every few days and adding new card ideas. I will also be posting Stampin' Up news here and some of my own personal sales.
For now have fun browsing your catalogue and checking out the amazing deals that are being offered until Dec. 1st (or until supplies run out).

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