Some stamping time for me

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I was able to go to my upline, Jan's on Sunday to stamp for a while. It was so nice to have stuff prepped for me! Here's some of what I did using New items from the upcoming catalog. This page uses Kiwi Designer paper, Baja Breeze CS & Designer Paper, Pacific Point striped ribbon, and check out the new Sizzlit that cuts and embosses!
Here's a closeup.

Love those felt flowers and buttons too. I didn't glue them down real well yet so I can slip my pictures underneath some.
Here's another scrapbook page that I love! Can't wait to snap a pic of my kiddos to put in it. It uses the new Love You Much stamp set and 3 heart punch along with that yummy ribbon from the Holiday Mini. Oh - and the filligree brad for the flower is so cute! Riding Hood Red and Kraft look great together. I also made a card that matches.

I'll have more for you later!

Merry Christmas!

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A Wish for Peace, Love and Joy this holiday season to all of you, and a Stampin' New Year!

(felt snowflake placed inside clear ornament ball and cut word from die and ran through Xyron to adhere to front of ball)

Teacher gifts

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Here are some monogramed stationary sets I made for teacher gifts. I made the blue ones first then discovered the adhesive strips from SS Kits went much faster. I love those kits - I find new things to do with them more and more. This one here is the retired Crew Kids Girl and the other is from an older DSP we had. The J is from the Lovely Letters Alphabet. I like the way they came out - hope they do too!

Counting Down

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A little more than a week left til Christmas and I'm still making Christmas cards! There's just something about the set To You & Yours that makes me keep coming back to it. I had another piece of the DSP from "I Wish" SS kit that made a nice background. And I've had this idea to use the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder as a snowy look for a while now, I just embossed the Top Notes Die and sponged the edges. The sentiment is punched with the large oval but the house and red layer was done with the Coluzzle - all sponged as well. Choc. Chip polytwill ribbon finishes it. My hubby liked this one, hope you do too!

Quilted Joy

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This is the closest I get to quilting. I saw Lee Ann Groff's card and had to case. I actually simplified it a little, but it's the main idea I really like. The four punched squares are from the I Wish SS Kit and spread out a little on White cs, then layered on Real Red. There's a red rhinestone brad in the middle to complete the quilt look. The Olive patterned paper is from the kit as well (love this kit!) and I cut just the "joy" part of the Sizzix die to put on top. The wide red grograin goes under the panel, which I popped up with dimensionals. I really like the choc. chip with red combo for holiday cards. And how appropriately named since you have to have choc. chip cookies at Christmas time. : )

Lip Balm Holders

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I love this idea for a "little something" gift. I looked up directions on Splitcoast but wound up making modifications. Here's what I did:

Cut outer layer of DSP 5 1/2 X 4" and score at 2 3/8" from each side. Cut inner layer of cardstock 5 1/4" X 3 3/4" and score at 2 1/4" from each side. Then I cut across the score lines in the middle at 1 1/2" and 2" starting from the 2" mark down to the 3 1/4" mark on my paper cutter. That makes the opening for the tube to go into. For the tabs to stop the lip balm from sliding out, I made a little pencil mark (erase later) at the top and bottom of the tube, then took it out. With the slit punch upside down, move it in until the pencil mark is about half way down the punch and squeeze. You'll notice it doesn't punch the paper all the way down, which is why you did that. Press the tabs down and your lip balm holder should fit nicely inside. Cut a piece of ribbon about 14" long to adhere across the middle of the inside cover. Adhere the inside cardstock on top, centered. Here I stamped "Happy Holidays" from a retired hostess set, Warmest Regards in Choc. Chip. For the lip balm: take off whatever wrapper it has. Cut a piece of DSP 1 7/8" X 2 1/8" and adhere across the tube. Scotch makes a tear by hand packing tape that is 1 7/8" that wraps around your paper perfectly to protect it. (I think I got mine at Wal-mart) Now for the front: I used the retired Holiday Minis poinsettia stamp and colored it in with a blender pen and Riding Hood Red ink and Old Olive ink. Then I embossed it with clear EP and cut it out. Added some dimensionals and placed on the front. Tie the ribbon and you're done! If I left anything out, let me know.


Trash to Treasure

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As we empty containers in my house, I'm eyeing them up to see if they can be altered and reused in some way. I made some oatmeal cookies the other day and thought the container would be great to put the cookies in - or some other treat. I know it's food safe and with a little paper and ribbon it makes the perfect treat holder. I'm actually thinking of filling it with chocolate dipped pretzels for my son's teacher.

The paper is from DCWV that I got a while ago on clearance and it matches SU!'s Old Olive wide ribbon. The dangling gingerbread man is from the level 2 hostess set Deer Friends, and says "sweet treat" all around it. I markered him in with Choc. Chip, Baroque Burgundy and Old Olive, punched him out with the 1 1/4" circle punch then layered him on Burgundy 1 3/8" circle. Hung him with linen thread. I think it came out pretty cute - and I'm being "green" - right? : )

On Board Ornament Kit

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These ornaments are so quick and easy! The hardest part is finding the coordinating paper for your shape. You just pop it out and adhere it to the chipboard. I sponged the edges too. This is a kit in the Holiday Mini that we'll be using at my next Stamp Camp. The first picture features some words and I really liked the sample in the brochure of "joy" so I copied the idea of using a star for the top of the j. I used 24 gauge wire for my "hanger". The chipboard was a lot easier to punch than I thought. I just used my regular 1/16" punch and threaded the wire through and curled. These would make great scrapbook embellishments as well as tags on a gift too. The second picture features 2 pieces layered and a silver cord.