Thursday, 13 December 2012

Frosty's Icicle Window

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Hi Friends!  Here is a card that members of my "Stamp Club Express" made this month.  They loved it! It's so cute.  It's always a 'wow' when you're masking something on your cards, I think.  There's something kinda exciting when you peel away the mask or post it note to reveal your images in a new way.  On this card the reveal was having the little snowpeople suddenly 'appear' outside the window! FUN!!  The icicles are also a 'cool' way to add "WOW" to your cards too. 



Supplies used:
Not Quite Navy Card Stock # 100867
Whisper White Card Stock # 100730
2-Way Glue Pen #100425
Snail Adhesive #104332  ~ Refill #104331
Bone Folder #102300
Paper Trimmer #126889
Soft Suede Classic Ink Pad #126968
Baja Breeze Classic Ink Pad #126960
Petite Pairs Stamp Set #122495 (w) #122497 (c)
Cottage Window Stamp Set #127280 (w) #127282 (c)
Frosty Friends Stamp #128117 - Only Available until Jan 1/13!
Crystal Effects #101055
Dazzling Diamonds Glitter #102023
Basic Rhinestones #119246
Jet Black Stazon #101406
Stamp-a-ma-jig #101049
Gumball Green Marker (2012-2014 In Color Markers) #126856
Real Red Marker #100052
Daffodil Delight Marker #119677
Not Quite Navy Marker (Many Marvelous Markers) #119806
Aqua Painter #103954
Northern Flurry Embossing Folder #120902
Big Shot #113439
Post it Notes      
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Here are another couple of cards I made:




Are you still busy planning your Christmas gifts? Trying to figure out what to get whom?  Perhaps funds are tight or you just can't figure out what to buy for your friends and family?  I know how you can make the holidays really special just by making your gifts this year. I've made my gifts for years because I enjoy it so much.  I love tucking all my homemade items into baskets - jams, jellies, salsas, my homemade hand cream, tea cup candles, tea mix, my own dried fruit potpourri that makes the whole house smell divine while it simmers on the stove, ornaments, recipe books, calendars and memory books created with My Digitial Studio.  I'm never at a loss for ideas - the hard part is narrowing them down!  
Sometimes my husband will even help me which makes it even more special because we're creating fun Christmas memories together.  And speaking of husband, here's his favourite Christmas recipe that makes fabulous a gift - just package up and tuck into a nice mug!

CAMP COFFEE

Ingredients

  • 2 cups powdered non-dairy coffee creamer
  • 1 1/2 cups instant hot chocolate mix
  • 1 1/2 cups instant coffee granules
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Directions
  1. In a large bowl, stir together the coffee creamer, hot chocolate mix, instant coffee, sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
  2. To make 1 cup, spoon 2 heaping tablespoons of the mix into a coffee mug, and add 1 cup of boiling water. Stir until dissolved.
Making gifts allows you to give unique and personal gifts with a handmade touch. “It’s the thought that counts” or so the saying goes. And it’s never more true than when the gift is homemade. Why? Because you can make it special and just for the recipient. And while you are making it, guess what you’re doing? Thinking about the person that you are making it for! I always say this because it's true when you're making cards too!  Do you need some ideas of what you could make? 
Try some of these:

-  a box of handstamped cards

-  a scrapbook ready for pictures

-  a finished scrapbook (great for grandparents!)

-  journals & notebooks

-  personalized stationery

-  customized office supplies (folders, paper clips, notepads, etc.)

-  a calendar

-  a stamped scarf

-  decorated photo frame (with or without a handstamped insert)

-  an ornament

-  a wreath

... and if you need MORE ideas, check out Stampin' Up!'s boards on Pinterest!


So grab a cup of cocoa (or Camp Coffee!), put on some seasonal music and create your own handcrafted holidays.

HAPPY STAMPING!


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1 comment:

Regina said...

How adorable! Love your coloring, and the sparkles look fabulous!

hugs Regina