Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A New Look . . .

Just thought I would try out something new. Not sure it goes with the Christmas photos I am posting, but I thought it was a cute layout. Gotta love cupcakes! I have been blogging for the last two hours (these things take up a lot of time)!

This past Friday and Sunday I held my Christmas Stamp Class and it was well-attended. There were 5 people on Friday and 10 people on Sunday. Everyone seemed to be in Christmas mode and I think we all enjoyed our stamping time together.

So - here are some of the projects we made, a couple of new things that you may not have seen and a few ideas for using your Christmas envelope items. If you have questions about any of the projects, just shoot me an e-mail - I'll be happy to help!

I made this snowman card last night with my Two Cool Dudes set in an attempt to come up with an idea for my Christmas cards. While I think he is cute, I'm not sure I am up for making him 50 - 60 times. I used the Frost White Shimmer Paint to make him shiny and then tied a scarf on him with embroidery floss. I love the scarf! It turned out better than I had hoped. Because there are so many layers, I think this card would probably need lots of extra postage. Another reason to not make 50 or 60 of them.

The tags below were cut with my Big Shot Two Tags Die and I included three of them in each person's Christmas envelope. You can always use tags around the holidays and these were super simple. I used the Simply Scrappin' Christmas Jingle Kit to embellish the cardstock. Super easy and no adhesive required!!! Just peel and stick and add string. Anyone can do this!
The same for the cards below. All peel and stick from the Christmas Jingle Kit. I embellished a little with the snowflake punch, a bit of red ribbon and a "Merry Christmas" sentiment and that is it - some super simple cards.

So why is it that I think my Christmas cards need to be so complicated and time consuming? Must be that stamper's illness that I have - you know what I'm talking about because I know a few of you who share my affliction!

Well, now I must go to sleep so that I can wake up when the alarm goes off at 4 a.m. Maybe I'll get to work on my cards tomorrow afternoon. Hope you are further along than I am! ~Amy
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