Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Thank You

Okay, two days before Christmas. I have finished and sent my Christmas cards, I have my gifts wrapped and decorated with cute tags and trinkets, the cookies are all baked...now what. Thank You Cards! I don't know about you but with everything going on I want something simple to assemble and send out.

I created this cute little 3"x3" card for my thank yous. I saw this idea on a post and changed it a little to match what I already had in the house. However, I am very sorry, when I went through my starred items to give credit to the original idea, I couldn't locate it. Let me know if this idea is yours!

The Real Red is cut to 6"x3". My plan is to write my message on the entire span of the inside. I love the Christmas Cocoa DS paper. It is the textured piece and I think it adds a lot to the card. Check out my previous post to use other paper from the Christmas Cocoa DS and a business envelope to make matching envelopes that fit this card.

Stamp Set(s) - none required
Card Stock - Real Red, Christmas Cocoa DS, Whisper White
Ink - none required
Accessories -Mistletoe Ribbon, Snowflake Punch, Pretties Kit

Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas Wishes Gift Card Holder

I got this project from the Stampin' Success magazine you get when you are a demonstrator. Just another perk of being a demonstrator! If you would like to become a demonstrator contact me today to learn how. And another great thing, Sale-A-Bration begins January 5th. If you sign up to be a demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration you will receive 15% off your Starter Kit AND receive a FREE Stamp Set from the catalog! Hard to beat such a great deal.

I made a handful of these this year as a great way to give gift certificates. They are very simple to create!

First, cut the Certainly Celery (7"x4") and score it at 1-3/4" and 4-1/2".

Then, cut the Very Vanilla (7-1/4"x2-1/2") and score it at 2" and 4-1/2".

Last, cut the Ruby Red (7-1/4"x1") and score it at 2" and 4-1/2". Then punch out the scallop edge.

Now all you have to do is assemble and decorate! Tape the Ruby Red Scallop piece to the Very Vanilla piece. Fold the Certainly Celery piece and then fold the Very Vanilla piece around it. Do not tape this part down.

Tie a ribbon around the two pieces to hold it together but make sure it is still loose enough so it can be slid off. Just decorate the outside of your holder, attach the gift card to the inside and your all done!

Stamp Set(s) - Delightful Decorations
Card Stock - Very Vanilla, Certainly Celery, Ruby Red
Ink - Ruby Red
Accessories -Stampin' Dimensionals, Scallop Edge Punch, Mistletoe Ribbon, Ornament Punch

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas Scrapbook

This weekend my husband and I went to Disney World for a D23 event, Magic and Merriment. It was absolutely AMAZING. Not only did we get to enjoy all the lights and Christmas celebration that we see every year (and it only gets better) but we also got to listen to speakers talk about how all the decorating happens, how the gingerbread houses are put together and the stories behind the Osborne lights. Incredible! We also got to tour Cinderella's Castle Suite, had reserved seating for the Candlelight Processional, enjoyed a Disney catered dinner (on the set of Lights, Motors, Action) and Lunch (at the Diamond Horseshoe Saloon), and ate cookies and drinks on the Liberty Belle. Not to mention the many gifts and wonderful people!

An experience like this just needs to be preserved in something beautiful! I found a class listed by a fellow demonstrator and emailed her to find how she created this amazing 6x6 album. She was kind enough to share her creation with me. This album is made from CD Envelopes and Stampin' Up!s Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin' Kit.

Between each page I have shown in the pictures is a double page spread of just Designer Series Paper to add pictures as well. I really enjoyed making this album and I cant wait to add my pictures!
Want to learn how to make this album? Contact me today to purchase a class-to-go. You will receive the necessary materials and directions for assembly. The cost is $35.00 plus shipping. If you are a demonstrator, just email me and I will share the recipe!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

More the Merrier

As we are now full into the Holiday Season, I am finding it harder and harder to find time to post. Sorry it has been so long! I will keep posting this month it just may not be as often as I like.

This card I CASEd off of one I found the demonstrator website. I changed up the colors and the papers. It turned out really cute! I am using this as my swap for my Stampin' Up! Christmas Party tonight. I can't wait, we will have so much fun!

Stamp Set(s) - The More the Merrier
Card Stock - Old Olive, Whisper White, Christmas Jingle Simply Scrapin' Kit
Ink - Basic Black; Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Bravo Burgundy Markers
Accessories -Very Vanilla 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Demensionals