I’ve been really busy, getting ready for more classes, clubs and workshops. I’ve also put together my monthly newsletter – let me know if you’d like to receive it, and I’ll add you to my mailing list. My newsletter will be sent out in a couple of days (via email). In this month’s issue there’s some great ideas on how to start planning your holiday card making – as well as a great template for a sweet gift box. Just pop your cardstock into your printer, print out the template (it will come out on two pages), cut, adhere and VOILA! Decorate as desired and you’ve got one stinkin’ cute box to fill up with candy, cookies, perfume, gift cards, STAMPS, or whatever! Love it!
Here are some photos of cards I’ve made and some recent classes I’ve had:
This group of “Dazzling Divas” enjoyed the “Christmas Stamp-a-Stack” class. Each person made 10 cards, 2 each of 5 designs. We had a SUPER fun night!!!! Everyone LOVED their cards – if you’d like to sign up for a Christmas SAS, the next class is on November 19th. Hurry to RSVP! Seating is limited and I only have three seats left.
I cased some of the cards above and can’t for the life of me remember from who – so if you recognize your card, let me know so that I can give you some credit! The bottom card with my mug shot was a template from Debbie McNeil. Her Holiday Helper is FABULOUS!
This is a super fast card to make, with stunning results. The Whisper White card stock was put through the Big Shot with the “Northern Flurry” embossing folder (LOVE this!!!) and the snowflake is vellum, cut with the “Northern Frost” decorative strip die (also for the Big Shot). I added a ‘diamond’ in the centre of the snowflake for some bling. Isn’t the “Peace on Earth” gorgeous? I love this script. This stamp is from a level 3 stamp set in the Holiday Mini. I received this set for FREE while at convention this past summer. YAY!
Becky and her Mom, Shelley, took one of my Holiday Gift Classes. We made the above card (with some of the new fabric); a stamped candle and coordinating tile coaster, a glass etched mug and a cute tic-tac holder, perfect for stocking stuffers!
Shallon’s hubby asked me if I’d make a card for him to give to Shallon; I made the above. This is an old, retired stamp set called “Stella Stamper”. The card is an easel card (see the tutorial for this on Splitcoaststampers). REALLY easy to make. All of Shallon’s family and stampin’ girls bought her Stampin’ Up! items from her wish list!
I love Stampin’ Up!.
Some of the items I saw at convention were so darn cute that I am planning on making them for some Christmas gifts this year. I’ll be starting my own Christmas crafting – and holiday card making – this week. As my hubby’s family is England, and mine are all out West, everything’s got to get in the mail PRONTO! We’ve already missed the posting deadline for the UK. Yikes! On that note, I’m going to get going and put in an hour (or two) or stamping before bed.