Category Archives: Christmas

Christmas in July Blog Hop

Welcome to the Christmas in July Blog Hop – a collection of ideas from Stampin’ UP! demonstrators all over the globe showcasing  the brand new and fantastic ‘Carols of Christmas’ bundle which has a stamp set with the same name and the ‘Card Front Builder Thinlets Dies.You will have come from Betty Bickford ~ I just hope my card is up to the same standard.

Each of us has been asked to design a card using this bundle and other products from the current 2017 – 2018 annual catalog.

When I saw the bundle for the first time it literally screamed GOLD heat embossing to me so that was my starting point, I chose very traditional colors of Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla to compliment the gold.
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Merry Christmas Sampler Frame

Frame Art, Samplers…. call them what you will – I just love to design and create these little vignettes out of card, ink and  embellishments.  This is the fifth in a series I have designed and offered as classes to my lovely ladies.

As this is Christmas I thought I would share this one with you…………………….

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Lip Balm Holder Tutorial ~ Stampin’ Up! Products

We are coming up to the holiday season and gift exchanges.  I like to have a few small, decorated items on hand so I can hand out to folks to show how I appreciate them ~ it could be my hairdresser, the lady who does my nails, the mail lady …. oh just about everyone.

Today I am sharing a Lip Balm holder with a video to show some of the details, if you have folks in your lives, teachers, co-workers, crossing guard, maybe you would consider making something for them to show your appreciation.

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Glittery Frosted Medallions ~ Stampin’ Up! Products

The 2016 Holiday Catalog from Stampin” Up! has a couple of products tucked away on page 7 – glittery embossing powder in Real Red and Emerald Envy – just perfect Christmas colors.

I have said before and will probably say again ~ I love heat embossing ~ it just has to be one of my most favorite techniques, so I paired the embossing powders with the perfectly named Frosted Medallions stamp set and once I had out all the tools I just played away with card to see the different effects.

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Sassy Seasons…………… Part 2

I promised to share the other 2 seasonal themed cards using the same layout, format and masking technique, which came out of musings during my card class earlier this week.

This time we have Autumn and Winter plus a bonus for a Christmas theme!

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EOS Hand lotion meets Fry Box!!!!!

I love to make 3D items, especially ones to put little gifts into.  I was in one of the large local stores a couple of months ago and came across the handbag/purse size EOS Hand lotions.  It is such a lovely shape and perfect for a gift.

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Merry Christmas………………..

I just want to extend a heartfelt wish to all my readers, customers and friends for a very Merry Christmas.  I really appreciate the trust you put in me and the time you spend coming to classes or reading my blog or giving me feedback on my ideas for future papercrafting projects.

As many of you know I hold several Christmas card classes during the autumn and you have come and made cards along side of me – I think I designed about 14 different Christmas cards this year for all my classes.  So when it comes to sending a card to each of my lovely ladies, I can hardly send one that they have already seen.

So here is my card for this year:

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Christmas Banner #2

The other day I shared one of my banners – it was in traditional red and green with tones of glimmer and shine.

The second banner I made this year is in more contemporary Pool Party, Crumb Cake and Whisper White, this one is a lot smaller than the red/green one and made a perfect addition to the Christmas tree in my study ~ since I spend a lot of my time in the study I like to have a tree in there as well!

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Christmas Banner # 1

This time next week we shall be celebrating Christmas Day – I have decorated my house (3 Christmas trees) and my husband had decorated the front garden.  Practically all the decorations we have put up are ‘shop bought’ which is strange when I spend most of my time ‘crafting’ but it true when they say ‘ the shoe-makers children are the last ones to get shoes’!!!  My house is usually the last to get hand made decor – but I do have a couple of banners which I made and have displayed.

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Stampin Getaway…….. part 2

Last week I shared some of the preparation and projects for the Stampin’ Getaway I hosted on October 3rd.  We had a great location – in the Community Room of one of the Fire Station’s in McKinney – we had lots of space to spread out, little kitchen area for lunch and snacks and with the exception of the monthly testing of the fire sirens – it was very quiet!

Mark your calendars……………. our next Getaway with be in May 2016.

Here are a few more pictures to share with you of our projects and the day…………

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