Merry Christmas

I want to take this opportunity to you, your family & friends a very Merry Christmas.  Have a lovely day wherever you may be.

If you are driving, please take care.  If at the beach, please swim between the flags.

Enjoy your day!

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Merry Christmas

I had a stall at the local Christmas Fair 2 weeks ago.  Wow, talk about being organised & so well set up.  I couldn’t believe it.  Thank you so much to John & the team.  Thank you to Wendy, Irene & their volunteers who help set up Santa’s Workshop for the kids – they loved it.

I like to create packs of 3 x 3 Gift Cards for Christmas & find they are very popular.  This year I decided to use the new “Holly Berry Happiness” Bundle from the 2016 Holiday Catalogue.  The packs have 6 cards & envelopes in each.

I stamped the Holly Image direct onto a piece of Whisper White Card in Garden Green Ink.  The “Merry Christmas” is from “Teeny Tiny Sentiments” & was stamped in Chocolate Chip Ink. 

The bow was stamped in Real Red Ink direct onto scraps of Real Red Card before punching with the coordinating Holly Punch & adhering to the Holly with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

The piece was then layered onto the Base Card of Real Red.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Here’s to Cheers

I have a short post for you today but one using the great little “Here’s to Cheers” Bundle, Page 39 from the 2016 Holiday Catalogue.

I created a heap of these tags, bundled them up into packs of 4 for the Christmas Fair I 20161220_130752_resizedblogdid a couple of weeks ago.  Much to my surprise they proved very popular & even received a couple of orders for more.  I had the bottle on display (cased from the Catalogue) along with the packs of Tags sitting on my table. Orders come in for Wine Bottles to be created the same as the display bottle.  Much to my dismay I forgot to take photos as they were all different.

To create my Tags, I basically followed the “Cheerful Tags” Framelit Dies & then worked in the colours of Old Olive, Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Gold Foil along with Ribbons, some of which have been retired.

I can see myself using this Bundle a lot more & for other occasions.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Card # 2 – Merry Christmas

Today’s Card is continuing from our Play Day & was created by Gail.  I took inspiration from it & used Stampin’ Up! products Gailon it.  As you can see I have changed it a little – well a lot!  I just couldn’t stop & kept going!

I actually purchased this Stamp Set – Choose Happiness – to create a Christmas Card.  For some reason it reminded me of Christmas & had to go along with it.  I also saw a card from the very talented Julie Gearinger which screamed this stamp.  Thank you Gail & Julie for your inspiration.

The ladies had heaps of fun creating the card & as usual even though we all start out with the same kit but they quickly grew into completely different cards – see photo below of our cards.

Don’t forget to click on the link above the photo to grab a free tutorial on how I created my card.

Until next time, happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Have a Cozy Christmas

On Saturday, we had a bit of a Play Day with some of the ladies from our Technique Class as well as my volunteer class.  It Rose-wmwas a fun day & all went home with a couple of Christmas Cards, Box & Gift Bag of goodies.

Everyone who came along had to create a card, 3-d project or something that would be quick, easy & fun.  Amazing how we all start out with the same kit but all end up with different looks.

In fact, they are asking when the next one will be.  I intend on holding more of these next year plus all day workshops, but more on that at a later day.

Our first card was created by Rose & this is my interpretation of it.  We used the new “Hearth & Home” Dies, “Wonderland” & “Cozy Christmas” Stamp Sets plus the lovely “Softly Falling” EF.  The only thing I have done is use Blackberry Bliss CS & the trees from “Wonderland” Stamp Set.  This is Rose’s card above.

To create your own card, please click on the link above the card.

Don’t forget to pop back in a couple of days for more of our creations.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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