Saturday, 7 December 2019

"Christmas Gleaming" Christmas Tealight Holder

Hi Friends! Happy Saturday! I usually only post on my blog Monday through Friday, BUT I couldn't resist sharing another Christmas project with you today! If you're looking to make some last-minute gifts this weekend, you may want to give these a go:

I use regular tealights in these holders, but battery-operated tealights will also work!

I have been making pretty tealight candle holders with our "Christmas Gleaming" bundle! These are just so beautiful and I can't wait to give them away as little gifts this season. I am going to tuck these tealights into baskets, with jars of my homemade jam and scone mix, for my neighbours! 

These little candle holders are so quick to whip up too! If you use glimmer card stock or Designer Series Papers, instead of stamping and heat embossing, these tealight holders will be even FASTER to make! I love that we can create Christmas cards & tags with the "Christmas Gleaming" bundle to coordinate with these tealight holders too!

I know you're going to really enjoy making these tealights! Your friends, co-workers and family who are lucky enough to receive them will be WOWED (and grateful for YOU too!).

Supply List:

I've got some friends coming over for the day, to stamp Christmas cards, tags and ornaments. I'm making a quiche and biscuits for our lunch, so I'd best get crackin' (no pun intended) and start rollin' out the dough. 

PS: You can find the recipes for the quiche and my scones here - just scroll through and you'll see them. xx

Have a wonderful weekend & HAPPY STAMPING!

Friday, 6 December 2019

"Punched Window | Reverse Spotlight Technique" with VIDEO

Hi Friends! Last night I held my monthly Stamp Club and the technique I shared was the "Punched Window / Reverse Spotlighting". The gals LOVED it! This is an easy and fun technique with WOW results. 

What I love about this technique is its versatility. While I used holly and flowers, imagine using little snowmen stamps or even different sentiments! You can also use different punches or dies for a variety of window shapes too. Instead of using neutral card stocks behind the punched windows, you could use Designer Series Papers, or metallic foil card stock or even glimmer paper! 

Here is my video demonstration for you:

Here are a few more samples:

Here are a couple of cards using the "Floral Essence" stamp set:

Instead of stamping the flowers on Whisper White card stock, I stamped them on scrap pieces of coloured card stock:

I love the bold, bright look of these flowers!

Supply List:

Enjoy the day & HAPPY STAMPING!

Thursday, 5 December 2019

12 Crafts from Christmas Past with VIDEOS!

Hi Friends! I've been going through some of my older videos and it's amazing how many cards, projects and techniques I've forgotten about! Sometimes, when I need some inspiration, I'll look back at things I've made in the past and tweak them. Of course, many of the stamps and products will have been long since retired, but it's fun to switch them out with our newer products. I thought I'd share some of my videos from years past that I think you'll enjoy (if you've not seen them before). I hope these projects inspire you during this holiday season, as you make your cards, gifts and ornaments.

12 Crafts from Christmas Past!

Here are the links to access the blog post with supplies, photos and details of each video:

  1. Star Ornament (this was a bonus tutorial project; no blog post)
  2. 3 x 3 Card Box (this was a Technique Club Project; no blog post)
  3. How to Make a Bagalope
  4. Lovely As a Tree Christmas Card (with Glitter Splatter Technique)
  5. Snowman Tealight Ornaments
  6. All in One Card and Treat Box
  7. Christmas Envelope Gift Card Holder 
  8. Christmas Recipe Booklet
  9. Sprig Wreath Christmas Ornament
  10. Adorable Tree Punch Ornament
  11. Festive Farmhouse Christmas Ornament
  12. Paper Cone Christmas Ornament 
Remember, though many of the Stampin' Up products used on the above projects are no longer available, you can use the inspiration with products that are in our current catalogues and/or what you already have in your craft stash. Have FUN creating! (Don't forget to put the Christmas music on...).

Enjoy the day & HAPPY STAMPING!

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

"From Our House to Yours" Christmas Card and VIDEO


Last night I had a play with the "From Our House to Yours" stamp set. I'd just gotten these stamps and I couldn't wait to make a card with them. I had an idea to use the trees from the "Snow Globe Scenes" dies and went from there.

I wasn't sure if I would upload a video for this card or not, but I did have the camera running just in case. So I shared a photo of the finished card on my "Serene Stamper" Facebook page last night, and asked for some feedback. A few sweet friends commented that they enjoy my videos, so this one's for you, ladies! XX

PS: If the "From Our House to Yours" stamp set has been on your wish list, NOW is the time to get it because it's on SALE! Click on the image of the stamp set (below) to view/purchase online. 

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Enjoy the day & HAPPY STAMPING!