Fun, Quick Christmas Tags

 Hi all!  It’s that time of year that is busy for many of us, and I don’t know about your calendar, but mine is full.  Of course, I love every minute of it!!!  

Yesterday was a much needed rainy day in Georgia. It was the perfect day to put on holiday music, get cookies baking and work on gift tags. If you follow me on Instagram, you got a peek of the gift tags.  The tags are simple and come together quickly.  

For the 3″ x 3″ gift tag, the moose stamped image required “fussy cutting” which took a little extra time but the remainder of the tag was very easy.  The Candy Cane Lane washi tape was stacked on the front of the card and the “Merry Christmas” sentiment is from the Star of Light photopolymer stamp set.  Note:  When adding the washi tape to the card, I use the Stampin’ Up! Grid Paper to ensure that the tape is straight.  Position your card so that it’s straight, select the washi tape you wish to start with and add it across the card front using the grid lines to ensure it is straight.  I overlap the card with the washi tape and after all layers of washi tape are added, remove from grid paper and trim washi tape along sides of card.  It couldn’t be easier!
The reindeer gift tag was very quick…just a little stamping, punching and layering.  Of course, I committed the cardinal sin and didn’t check my fingers after stamping and messed up three of the tags with inky fingers which required a redo.  Lesson learned!
Note – many of the stamps and materials used for these tags are part of the current Year-End Closeout sale.  You’ll find a majority of the items discounted so head over to my store and order so you don’t miss out.
Be sure to check back later this week for another project…

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Oh so pretty pines!

Last month’s card class focused on preparing Christmas cards.  One of the cards made used the Pretty Pines Thinlits  in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog.  The catalog is full of bundles to prepare holiday cards and I have had a difficult time deciding on which is my favorite, but I can say that Christmas Pines Bundle with the Pretty Pines Thinlits is competing for the top spot!
“Merry Christmas” using Pretty Pines Thinlits & Pine Bought TIEF from Stampin’ Up! 
Here are card details-
Base:  Cherry Cobbler cardstock 5 1/2″ X 11″, score at 4 1/4″  and fold to form card base
DSP Layer:  5 1/4″ x 4″
Embossed Layer:  Whisper White 5″ x 3 3/4″ 
Scraps of Old Olive cardstock, Garden Green Cardstock, Early Espresso Cardstock, Soft Suede cardstock
Use the Pine Bough Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF)  to emboss the Whisper White cardstock. Highlight the embossed areas using Clear Wink of Stella. Using the Pretty Pines Thinlits, cut a solid pine cone from a scrap piece of Early Espresso cardstock  and an open pine cone from the Soft Suede cardstock.  With the Early Espresso ink sponge the edges of the open cut pine cone and layer onto the solid pine cone using glue dots to adhere at the top of the pine cone.  Cut 1 large and 2 small pine needles from the scraps of green cardstock using the thinlits.  Assemble as shown in photo of finished card.  Stamp sentiment using Cherry Cobbler ink (note: sentiment is from the Hang Your Stocking stamp set) and top with bow made using Cherry Cobbler Thick Baker’s Twine.
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Yes! 97th Birthday Celebration…

It’s been a busy few weeks and during that time, I attended a birthday celebration for a friend’s mother.  Birthdays are wonderful to celebrate and this was special as Ms. Lorraine celebrated her 97th birthday.  To commemorate, I made a special card using the Number of Years stamp set bundle with touches of embellishment from the Jar of Love stamp set.  The color scheme uses Watermelon Wonder.

“97th Birthday” using Stampin’ Up! Number of Years Stamp Set and Large Numbers Framelits
Naturally the card interior needed some special touches too!
“97th Birthday” card interior using Stampin’ Up! Number of Years and Jar of Love Stamp Sets
You would never know that Ms. Lorraine is 97 years old and I am sure that I’ll be changing the number for several years ahead!

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Fall is in the air!

Cooler temperatures have finally arrived and there’s a feeling of Fall is in the air.  Here in Georgia, it was a long hot summer and I have been looking forward to the cool evenings and crisp early morning temperatures.  It won’t be long before the leaves will start to show their vibrant colors.  With Fall arriving, one of the cards in a recent class used the Vintage Leaf Stamp Set and the colors of fall were selected from the Petals & Paisley Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP).  The sentiment is from the Paisleys & Posies Stamp Set.
Fall Card using Stampin’ Up! Vintage Leaves Stamp Set & Petals & Paisleys DSP 

In addition, I’m sharing with you a project that was made in the recent neighborhood craft class…it’s a pumpkin made using mason jar lid rings!  The idea came from Pinterest and is super easy, as well as, fun to make. 

Pick your favorite fall spray paint color, spray the mason jar lid rings (size used is for wide mouth quart jars).  After the rings are dry, string onto a a cord ensuring that the lids are all facing the same way.  Shape into a circle and tie the string to hold the lids in place.  Embellish as desired.  Note:  fallen tree limbs were cut to use for our pumpkin stems.

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or wish to purchase any of the products used in the card project!

Jars of Spooky Treats!

Hi Everyone!  Hope you’re enjoying your weekend.  I had a few extra minutes so thought I would take the opportunity to share one of the Halloween cards made in this week’s card class. Attendees had lots of fun making this card.  The Jar of Haunts and matching Everyday Jar Framelits Dies makes it easy to create a variety of Halloween cards or treat holders.  The options are almost endless!
“Spooky Treat Jars” using Stampin’ Up! Jar of Haunts Stamp Set, Everyday Jars Framelits Dies & Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper
A few items to note when making the card…in the jar with the floating eyeball, the water portion was lightly sponged with Soft Sky ink to add a slight color contrast.  The center jar images were stamped directly onto Old Olive and a Real Red Stampin’ Marker was used to color the dripping blood on the jar.  The jar lid was stamped onto basic gray and highlighted with clear Wink of Stella.  Smoky Slate Stampin’ Marker outlines the mummy jar and the smallest Basic Rhinestone Jewels are the peeking eyes.  The spider web stamp is found in the Ghoulish Grunge set and the sentiment is from Spooky Fun.  I’m sure you see the randomly stamped spiders!
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