Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop ~ Christmas

Once again  I am thrilled to be taking part  in the Ink . Stamp . Share blog hop,  we are a group of Stampin’ Up!®️Demonstrators from around the globe here to bring you inspiration through creativity!

You will have either arrived from Deb Naylor’s  post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME . This month’s theme is CHRISTMAS ~ this is my first Christmas card for 2019!

We are still having 90+F temperatures here in North Texas and it is a little difficult to think of Christmas so I have gone with contemporary colors that sound ‘summery’ ~ Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana!

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Snow Globes with the Still Scenes Bundle from Stampin’ UP!

welcome back to my corner of the world.

It is a couple of weeks since the 2019 Holiday Catalog was released with lots of different holiday themed goodies for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and a little Valentine.  To be honest I have focused mainly on Halloween but not yet started on Christmas.

I thought I would share one of Stampin’ UP!’s video’s featuring the Still Scenes Bundle which allows your to create cards with  a snow globe – amongst other things – I am so excited to see the Snow Globe Scenes Dies which has a great tree scene, polar bear AND  reindeer.

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Foil Edged Cards ~ Stampin’ UP!

Christmas Day is tomorrow and toward the end of next week we will be welcoming the New Year and welcoming the 2019 Occasions Catalog…………….. but at the same time we shall be saying goodbye to the 2018 Holiday Catalog 😦 – however there are a number of products in the holiday catalog that will be carrrying over to the New Year and I am featuring a few of them today.

Now if you want the ones that are retiring you will need to place your order in the next few days – you can do that on-line – see the links below, or contact me and I will place an order for you.

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Time for some Gift Tags ~ Christmas Traditions Punch Box

The other day I shared a little gift bag – perfect for some holiday packaging – today I have some quick and simple gift tags using the Christmas Traditions Punch Box. (oh and by the way – this punch box is currently on clearance at $27 instead of $45…… for this bargain click here

The punch box has the ink, clear block, 6 different stamps and a co-ordinating punch – all of which I used to make these tags + plus a few other supplies 🙂

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Mini Gift Bag

Christmas is just 14 days away and maybe you are looking for some gift wrapping ideas or maybe a little favor for your holiday table.

This little bag measures just 3 x 3 1/2 x 1 1/2 and it can hold  a bunch of goodies…….. 8 tealights or lots and lots of Hershey’s Nuggets or Kisses, or a couple of bottle of nail polish or a couple of small bottles of hand-sanitizer or possibly a lovely piece of jewelry!

I made one for each of the ladies who came to my November Monthly card class as a thank you for their support and shopping for their Stampin’ UP! supplies with me over the last year.

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Winter Woods Christmas

After a beautiful sunny weekend it has turned chilly here in North Texas – we just woke up to 31F this morning.  But we are in December so we cannot complain, Christmas is just around the corner and a little cold weather always makes it seem a bit more ‘Christmassy’ as does putting up the Christmas decorations.  My husband, Brian and I spent one of our sunny days putting the lights up on the outside of the house so that along with the colder weather is really making things Merry and Bright.

Which is the theme of my card today using the Winter Woods Stamp Set along with the coordinating die set In the Woods Framelit Dies, this was one of the projects we made at a recent get-together  with my Stampin’ Mum and Sisters.

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Lovely as a Tree meets Dashing Deer

I cannot let this Christmas season go by without an appearance of the perennial favorite Lovely as a Tree Stamp set.  I have been associated with Stampin’ UP! since 2006 and this stamp set was available back then.  I heard a rumour that it was either designed or the brain child of Shelli Gardner’s sister, Vonna, both of whom co-founded the company back in 1988 ( we have spent the last year celebrating the 30 year anniversary) and that because of this it will never retire – who knows the truth of it but it is a lovely story 🙂

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Christmas Packaging ~Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop

Today I am thrilled to be taking part  in the Ink . Stamp . Share blog hop again, we are a group of Stampin’ Up!®️Demonstrators from around the globe here to bring you inspiration through creativity!

You will have either arrived from Sandra’s post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME . This month’s theme is Christmas Packaging! 

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