Monday, December 30, 2013

An Easy Wow! Label Thinlit Card

This card uses the Label Thinlits Die (133479). It's  a card from my Holiday Card class. I wish I could remember who I sent this one out to. I have been having lots of fun with this die. I have made a few birthday cards that I will be sharing soon so stay tuned. The cute little envelope was made from the brilliant envelope punch (133774). I simply LOVE this punch and all of the amazing things you can create with it. Both were made using the Winter Frost Specialty Paper (132341).
Here is a peek at the inside of the card. I used a 5-1/2  X  8-1/2 sheet of cardstock to create this card. By using this length I was able to have an additional flap for my hidden message. Other product used includes:
Foil Sheets (132178)
Silver Brushed Card stock (100712)

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

A Fancy Folds Card

 Fancy folds are one of my new favorites things to do when making cards. I love the cute little pockets. They create a great spot to stick little things, like a note card or even a gift card. This is one of the cards we made at my Holiday Card Class. I am hoping to have a fancy folds class early next year. Keep a look out for the date. This card idea came from Kelly Gettelfinger. She has some awesome videos with step by step instructions. She has a variety of cards with all kinds of folds and pockets. Check her out HERE.
Not only does the outside of this card have a pocket but.... wait for it.... the inside does too! Just imagine all of the possibilities for this little gem. The ladies in the class really liked this card. I used papers from the Winter Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper which has some gorgeous patterned papers.  Check them out in the holiday catalog. You have just until January 2nd so act fast!

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Saturday, December 28, 2013


 Stampin' Up! is always on trend. Look at the beautiful holiday colors that came in this Christmas Banner Simply Created Accessory kit! (132697) A few weeks ago I held a Banner class. This is a sample of the banner we made.
 Here is a closer look at the lollies. These were fun to make. It was the first time for each of the ladies. One thing I added that wasn't in the Banners kit, is the silver glimmer snowflake using the Festive Flurries stamp set (131778) and dies (132193) from the Holiday catalog. Purchase them a a bundle and save 15% (133284).
The trickiest part was getting the lollies to stay attached to the twine. First, I tried sticky strip above and below the twine on a 2- 1/2" circle....but that didn't last, so a hot glue gun was definitely needed for durability. We also used it on the buttons and ribbon....pretty much to attach just about everything.
I wish I had taken pictures of how beautiful the ladies banners turned out. I chose to use the word Peace. One stamper created a snow banner and I think there was a holly one too! They all turned out really well. We learned that they were very portable. When the banners were done and hot glue had cooled we were able to fold them over and place them in zip loc bags to transport them away.
Since most of our house is decorated in red and gold, I decided to hang my banner in our dining room. It's perfect on the china cabinet. I got lots of compliments on it on Christmas day. I think I will make a snow one just so I can have another one to hang here for just a bit longer. Have you made a banner yet? Leave a comment with a link to a picture of yours. I would love to see what others have come up with.

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Friday, December 27, 2013

Christmas Tags

I know it's after Christmas but I want to share how I used the Stamp a Tag Kit 132806 from the Holiday Catalog. A few weeks ago I held a Christmas Tag Class. Each attendee received the Stamp a Tag Kit as part of their class fee. It comes with 24 tags, two stamps and a Cherry Cobbler ink spot and also an Old Olive ink spot. Each person left with 24 completed tags. The tags were used as the top layer for each tag. All materials were pre cut and punched so stampers just needed to stamp and stick. There was indeed lots of stamping and adhering and when all was stamped and done the finished project was all set and ready for some cute gift adorning.

I used many of mine for teachers tags. I also made more to give out with little holiday favors for some of my colleagues.

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

The Day After the Big Day

Another wonderful Christmas day has come and gone! I truly love this time of year and am a little sad to see it go by. I love sharing and hearing the story of Jesus. I love the spirit of giving, the decorations, the joy in the eyes of children and so much more. This year was extra special. I am so thankful to be in good health and have this time with my family and friends. I hope it has been a wonderful Christmas for you and yours.

I made this years card using MDS. It was quick and easy. It is a trifold card. (I didn't realize it until it arrived. Did you know you can rush your MDS projects? Well, you can. I placed the order and had it shipped in 2 days time so that I could get them out before Christmas. It was sooo worth the rush. Once I folded the card it looked kind of bare so I added a snowflake. What do you think?
I really love the silver ribbon. I ran out while putting the finishing touches on my card. I had to use pool party for the last few. So glad it will still be available in the Occasions catalog. Yippee!

I know I haven't been posting lately and am hoping to blog more often. I've had lots of events just haven't been blogging about them. Stop back by, I am going to share them for the next few days to make Christmas last just a bit longer.

Hope you enjoy! Thanks for stopping by and may the Christmas spirit last a bit longer for you and your family.