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I just have to remind you about this paper stack in the big Idea Book & Catalogue because it is going to go beautifully with the stamps in the upcoming (January 4th) Occasions catalogue and Sale-a-bration products.
Have a great New Year's weekend and I will see you Monday Next Year!
Hope that you had a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends. This week I am going to be lazy and enjoy life so no cards but I will share with you some videos to give you so techniques and ideas to try out. While some of the ideas will be ones some of you already know but I think even if you do know how to do something, you can always get little tips that help you. First up, the Chalkboard Technique
I used up lots of bits and pieces on this card. Anytime I cut things out on my Big Shot I always cut a few extra pieces especially when the paper isn't big enough to put away. But quite often there is enough to die cut a scallop circle, an extra leaf etc. Other times, I have a great idea in my head, cut out the pieces, try to put it together and my head and reality don't mesh. So I put these pieces in a little bin on my desk and then sometimes you don't even have to get out the Big Shot, the piece you need is just waiting for you and perfect for a super quick card.
I wish you all a wonderful Christmas surrounded with the love and laughter of your friends and family.
Another of my favourite old Stampin' Up sets, Sunny Season Greetings. It doesn't surprise those who know me, I love the sun and the heat that this set would appeal to me. Spending Christmas in the sun is something I love to do (and have done a lot) and with those I love and yes, Santa still comes to visit, but he does shed his warm suit and hat and shows up looking just like this!
Swim trunks , flip flops and sunglasses. This year no palm trees so not quite sure where he is!
I've used them quite often for wrapping paper but normally I cut them up but this time I used a lunch bag just as it is. But this would not be a blog about stamping if I didn't stamp it, right?
Our Kinley loves Goldfish, not the in the water type but the ones from Pepperidge Farms, they are really crackers.
A perfect wy to wrap them, pop them in a standard lunch bag that you stamp first. And just what stamp, you should know already, the snowflake from Tin of Tags! This time I used just Versamark giving a watermark impression. Fold over the top, add a tag with a little Scotch Tape and perfect for a little one.
When we were small, after Christmas my Mum used to sit us down to write thank you notes for the gifts we received. Still to this day, I believe it is an important thing to do. Today it is so easy to just send of a text thanking someone for a gift, but just like birthday cards, I am changing this year and actually going back to writing notes. I don't know about you but opening the mail box to find a handwritten envelope amongst the bills, certainly brings a smile to my face.
This card is a super easy one but looks so fancy thanks to Detailed Floral Thinlits die, it does all the work (your work is turning that handle and then using your Die brush to loosen the pieces). As this is a pretty intricate die, I really think you must use the Precision Plate for it, I love mine and using it has certainly cleaned up my vocabulary! the little pieces come right out with our die brush as the cut is clean. I used Very Vanilla card stock a colour I certainly do not use enough and layered it onto a Pacific Point card base. The sentiment comes from Cottage Greetings, kind of a funky font.The hardest part of the entire card, where to put the Gold Enamel dots and hearts!