Christmas 2017 Feed

DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #260-Celebrate the Season

#260

Hi Stampers,

Back for another Stars Thursday Challenge. When I saw the colors, I thought what the heck? To be honest, not something I would pull together. Well, it is a challenge for a reason, right? LOL I actually like how my card turned out!!! Surprise, surprise, right? Right now, we are in the middle of a major snowstorm. My husband is out plowing the driveway and there is about 7-8 inches of the beautiful white stuff. It certainly puts you in the Christmas mood. Especially while I am inside where it is warm and cozy, crafting. LOL Got love that!!!

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I just love the basic black shimmer ribbon!! It is gorgeous in real life!! I hope I was able to inspire you in some way!!! Go get your craft on!!!

 


Christmas Crafts

Hi Stampers,

I took a bit of a break from blogging. I am trying to get all of my Christmas crafts done!! WHEW!!! Talk about time sneaking up on you!!! Well here are some of them I was working on:

Frosty the Snowman Hats

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Christmas Bulb Treat Holders to give to friends, coworkers and who ever else brightens my day!!!

 

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Art Clips for children's art work to hang on fridge

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Happy crafting!!!

 


DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #259-Let It Snow

#259

Hi Stampers,

We are having a sketch pad challenge this week!!! WOOHOO!! My fav!!! This card came together so fast it scared me!!! LOL I used this month's Paper Pumpkin stamp set for the sentiment.

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As I live in Michigan we are supposed to get our first accumulating snow this evening 1-3". This weekend we are supposed to get more. I can't wait!!! Time off from work, snowing, drinking coffee and having a craft day. It doesn't get much better than this!!

 

 

 


DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #257-Smitten Mittens

#257

Hi Stampers,

I just love the above photo!!! I believe it is called buffalo check or buffalo plaid? It is EVERYWHERE this year!!! Very on trend to say the least. It reminds me of flannel shirts and warmth. I went looking through my DSP stack and came upon the Merry Little Christmas DSP from the Christmas catty. The papers are Basic Black, Old Olive and Whisper White. Well, I chose the black and white buffalo check and grabbed my Real Red sponge and went to town. It worked out beautifully!!

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I made my own!!! If you haven't done this--you need to!!! Very cool results. I then reached for my new Smitten Mittens bundle I just received this past week. I am so glad I purchased this set. Absolutely adorable!!! I used the Cut Apart Technique. You basically line the card score line at the 2" inch mark and cut. Move the cardstock over and cut again at 2" inches. Usually you would use the leftover piece of cardstock to bridge the card together but in this case I used the mitten diecuts to achieve this.

Of course, you have to add bling and a little white bow!!!

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DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #256-Santa Box

#256

Hi Stampers,

This week for our challenge we have a Color My World challenge. These colors just SCREAM Christmas to me. I just couldn't get that out of my head probably because when I am crafting I am listening to Christmas music. Our local radio station started playing it November 1 and it is one of my many guilty pleasures. I just LOVE it!!! Instead of making a card this week I thought it would be fun to make a 3D item, hence the Santa Box Treat Holder. I even typed up a pdf for you!!!

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Download Santa Box Treat Holder


DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #254-Night in Bethlehem Eclipse

#254

Hi Stampers,

Back for another DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge. We are to showcase the Holiday Products. When I first looked at the catalog, the Night in Bethlehem was immediately #1 on my list.  It was a must have for me. The Edgelit dies cut out intricate shapes and in my opinion it is just gorgeous!!! I know this will be a favorite of mine for a long time to come. If you peruse Pinterest like I do, you should have seen the Eclipse Technique. It is where you die cut out words, or in my case, numbers. You then pop them up on dimensionals and put the die cut back in the cut to make an eclipse. I want the letter framelits so bad but I used what I had which are the numbers. I envisioned something different but it turned out okay. I am tired from work and it shows. LOL I was measuring it wrong -- twice!!!; put the die cut on crooked!!; put adhesive on the wrong side of the die cut..... I should have just called it a night but I didn't. I just kept cutting out the same thing. LOL I hope this happens to other stampers!!!

I definitely want to play around with different colors and sketches with this set. Hopefully I will get some time this weekend and be able to post soon.

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Remember, if you would like to recreate this card for yourself, you can order all the supplies in my online store.

 

 

 


DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #250-Carols of Christmas

#250

Hi Stampers,

I hope you enjoy this week's DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge. It is a product spotlight, spotlighting the product suites. I actually used two different suites this week, Carols of Christmas and the sentiment from Snowflake Sentiments. I like the silhouette of the row of evergreens behind the tree and deer don't you?

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You can purchase supplies for this card and all my projects on my online Stampin' Up! Website by clicking on the catalog picture above right. 

I can't wait to see the rest of the STARS creations this week. 


DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #246-Cookie Cutter Christmas

#246

Hi Stampers,

For our challenge this week we are to use one of the three 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folders. Say that fast 20 times!!! WHEW!!! I only have one of them as the others are still on my wish list. It happens to be the cable knit embossing folder. It is perfect for the upcoming cooler season---think of bonfires, sweaters, scarves....... My favorite time of year!!!

I scoured Pinterest and found a card similar to the one I made. I just changed up the greeting, ribbon and added pearls.

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I just made my own template and used the 1-1/2" circle punch for the collar. I then ran it thru the Big Shot with the cable knit embossing folder. I loved how it turned out.

Be sure to check out the rest of the team!!!


DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #244-Snowflake Sentiments

#244

Hi Stampers,

Welcome back!!! We have a Color My World challenge this week which just screams CHRISTMAS!!! (Ok, well, at least to me) Cherry Cobbler is my all time fav of all the Stampin' Up! colors and I couldn't wait to use it this week for my card.

Instead of banging my head against the wall, an idea popped into my head and I went with it.

I got to use my new Everyday Label Punch (available Sept.1) and a new stamp set called Snowflake Sentiments (available Sept.1) This could be you playing with new products if you sign up as a new demo!! 

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I also used the hollyberry stamp and punch from Holly Berry Happiness.

A very quick and cute card!!!