A Medley of Christmas Cards – using Stampin’ Up! ® products

Well I finally managed to finish all my Christmas cards, including 42 for classmates and friends for Regan and 12 for Lewis’ playgroup.

Next year, remind me to pick one or two designs and stick to that. I was busy with workshops, classes and convention over October and November and didn’t really plan my own Christmas card making too well. When I finally started to make my own I ended up using up bits and pieces of what was there thinking it would save time – hmmmm not sure it did really.

Here’s a few of the designs I made:

I cut the word Merry from Silver Glimmer Paper using the Expressions Thinlits. (Top tip: use a layer of wax paper between the thinlit and card stock and the word will pop out really easily).

I used the Essentials paper-piercing pack to pierce the “strings” for the baubles.

I used the Essentials paper-piercing pack to pierce the border around the outside of the top layer on this card and the card at the top.

I used the sentiment from the Special Season Stamp set to stamp the greeting down the left side of this card. This card follows a design I made in August (except I didn’t do the paper piercing on this one as I made about 40 of them)

I used the Stampin’ Write markers on the gifts stack stamp from Wishing You, so each gift would be a different colour.

For these cards I have used the following products:

Card stock: Textured 12″ x 12″- Island Indigo (132132), Smoky Slate (132131), Cherry Cobbler (132129), Whisper White (106549), Silver Glimmer (124005)
DSP: Winter Frost (132341)
Ink pads: Island Indigo (126986), Smoky Slate (131179), Coastal Cabana (131175), Cherry Cobbler (126966), Old Olive (126593)
Stampin’ Write Markers: Smoky Slate (131898), Coastal Cabana (131260 set of 5 In-colours 2013/15), Island Indigo (131262 Regals Collection)
Stamp Sets: Delightful Dozen, Special Season (W 131766, C 131769), Wishing You (W 131748, C 131751), Very Merry Tags (W 130393, C 130402)
Punches: Mosaic (131267), Hexagon (130919)
Tools: Expressions Thinlits Dies 132171, Paper piercer (126189), Stampin’ Pierce Mat (126199). Paper-Piercing Pack Essentials (126187)

Well so far I have managed to write and get about half my cards in the post. Number one task now is to complete the other half!

Today is the last day for orders if you want them before Christmas.

Partying and Scrappin’ using Stampin’ Up! ® products

Oh I’ve been super busy lately. I had a great party last week with a group of avid scrapbookers. It’s the first scrapbooking party I have done, and I decided to go with a Christmas layout I had seen on Pinterest ages ago and been meaning to try out. I’m all for following the two birds with one stone motto!

The ladies all enjoyed themselves, I’m pleased to report and loved using the Stampin’ Up! products. Since then I have been madly getting ready for my Christmas Card class on Thursday night, in between a weekend of birthday parties and looking after one poorly little boy. Its true you should be careful what you wish for – next time I’m wishing for a little peace and quiet when the Bedlam Brothers are at full pelt, I will try to remember how horrible it feels when they are lying poorly on the sofa not tearing around.

Anyway, back to my scrapbook page. I have some lovely pictures from Christmas 2011 and I wanted to showcase Stampin’ Up!’s 12 x 12 cardstock and DSP.  I chose to use the Winter Frost Speciality DSP with the Island Indigo and Smoky Slate textured cardstock. I love it – I really need to get scrapping more.

Products Used:
Textured 12″ x 12″ Cardstock – Island Indigo 132132, Smoky Slate 132131
Winter Frost Speciality DSP 132341
Pool Party A4 Cardstock 124391
Classic Stampin’ Pad – Pool Party 126982, Island Indigo 126986
Stamps – Morning Post Numbers Clear 131841, Very Merry Tags Wood 130393, Clear 130402, Mixed Bunch Wood 128442,  Clear 125537

If you would like to order any of the products used you can order directly online (SHOP NOW) or you can still order via email or by phone.

And don’t forget there’s still time to join in all the fun either as a demonstrator….

……or as a hostess!