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CraftExpo and some quick and easy Stampin' Up! Christmas Cards ..

Wow - how much fun was that? I have to say CraftExpo has been the best craft show I've done (and you know how I've loved the others :) ) It was so much fun talking to so many people discovering Stampin' Up! for the very first time and seeing that WOW on their face. Waving to lots of our regular friends who popped by and said hello as well. Also great to see so many demonstrators stopping for a hello and a chat. The Royal Exhibition Buildings are such a perfect place for displaying beautiful crafts, as it's beautiful itself. I saw lots of beautiful things on display, so many different and interesting things. If you haven't got anything to do tomorrow it's still on and is definitely worth the trip! Have to say a HUGE thanks to the girls we have had working on our stand. It's been so easy to bring together and their excitement and enthusiasm has been fabulous. Thanks girls :)

So you'd think after our busy time leading up to the show and being there that we'd not feel like creating right? WRONG! I was so inspired myself by the gorgeous creations the girls had on display that I have felt so inspired to stamp. Time has been a bit hard this weekend as my hubby is away but I still managed to whip up some quick Christmas cards this afternoon.

These first two were from the start of a set I am making from a one sheet wonder. I wanted to add some brighter Christmas cards to my collection to send out, and these Stampin' Up! colours were perfect: Kiwi Kiss, Bravo Burgundy, Pink Passion, Pixie Pink and Old Olive.

Kiwi Kiss 2

I stamped the snowflake from Winter Post all over an A4 sheet of Whisper White, and then cut out squares with my 1 1/4" circle and matted them. Easy peasy! I stamped some of the snowflakes on the base card in Kiwi Kiss as well. The greeting is from Stampin' Up!'s Many Merry Messages set and has been embossed in white. Then I just added a Kiwi Kiss satin ribbon bow to a clip (loving using these!) and we're done.

Kiwi Kiss 1

This one has used the same concept of the squares, but also have punched the circle 'Santa Post' stamp from Winter Post (using a 1" circle punch) and matted it with the 1 1 /4" and 1 3/8" punch. I've also added a few stars and the greeting is from Stampin' Up! Occasional Greeting this time.

I have done 3 more cards using this One Sheet Wonder and these will be featured in my blog subscriber newsletter along with a little competition. That will be going out mid week, so if you haven't already signed up just pop your name in the sign up box top right.

Finally I did a super quick one. This one didn't turn out as yummy as I had hoped. Last year I did lots of Christmas cards with silver embossing on Purely Pomegranate which I loved. I thought I'd try Bravo Burgundy, but it's not quite the same. Quick and easy design though so thought I would show you still.

Silver on Bravo Burgundy

Just silver embossing, clear rhinestones, metallic silver card and cardstock. Looking at it now I would probably stamp some Bravo Burgundy snowflakes under the silver ones next time. What do you think it needs?

Off to do some scrapbooking now. Have had some lovely things happen I'd like to get down on paper. Hope you are having some creative fun too! Don't forget to pop your name down on the mailing list if you would like the last three cards from the one sheet wonder.

Until next time,

Claire xx


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Cards look great, as usual, Claire. Going to miss the craft show this time, busy with basketball tryouts for Miss Caitlin and family stuff, oh and my fabulous workshop yesterday....it was fun. Have a great week, Marls


It doesn't need anything more Claire. It's stunning.

Kirsty Brown

Hey Claire! I love your Chrissy cards. They are always fabulous. The bright colour combo is just stunning. Might have to give these a go!
Love Kirsty


Gorgeous cards Claire, thanks for some fab ideas on using this set.

Nicki Tidbold

Hey Miss Claire,
i LOVE that first chrissy card...just awesome! I am so totally caseing this one.
Nicki T. X


Beautiful christmas cards, love how they are not the usual xmassy colours. So bright and I think the silver embossing is great.

Sharon Kipe

Those are absolutely beautiful. Thanks for the ideas.

Rose Kerry

Very pretty, love the colors.

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