I'm feeling very virtuous. I have finished my hand stamped Christmas cards and it's just past mid November! Here they are all stacked up with their matching stamped envelopes ready to be written in. Have you ever stamped on a Stampin' Up! envelope? They are such amazing quality to stamp and really finish off the card presentation.
This weekend thanks to a lovely day of inspired stamping with my stamping friend Sharon (who REALLY needs to become a demonstrator!), I finished nearly 60 more cards, mainly in 3 designs. As many of my fellow demonstrators will be receiving those I will keep those ones a surprise for now. I did do a few more one off cards' with ideas or bits and pieces I had left from other projects and I can show these ones.
This one has been going around in my head ever since we got the pennant punch. It's definitely not a 'make a lot at a time' card, but I do love how it turned out.
Everything is Stampin' Up! except the lace as I was right out of my Stampin' Up! Victorian lace which I love. The banner is made using the Stampin' Up! Petite Pennants Builder Punch, and also the Perfect Pennants Big Shot Die. The letters are from the Stampin' Up! Welcome Christmas stamp set. The greeting is from Contemp Christmas. My colours are Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla. Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke seam binding (yummm), along with Vintage Brads, lace and the First Edition DSP are also used.
The best bit about finishing my cards earlier than I usually do is I get to really relax and enjoy December. I love the lead up to Christmas and I really want to soak in the traditions, the excitement and the day to day enjoyment. This year for the first time I want to try and complete a December Daily album as inspired by Ali Edwards to catch all these memories. The trick is getting the foundation of the album completed in November so it is just about the words and photos in December, so that will be my project for this week.
If you are looking for lots more Christmas crafting ideas, be sure to pick up a copy of this months Scrapbook Creations. There are lots of Christmas projects to make and I have a vintage Christmas banner and also a baby's first Christmas mini album featured in there. The cover looks like this:
Just a couple of other housekeeping announcements!
New Summer Mini Catalogue
We have a new mini catalalogue which starts seling on December 1st. If you would like a copy sent out email me and I will pop one in the mail for you soon (Please note: if you already have a regular demonstrator please ask them as they will also have copies available). For my regular customers, your copy and my complimentary tutorial CD update will be in the mail to you soon!
Great Time to Join my Team
Don't forget the fabulous offer I mentioned in the last post - now is a fabulous time to sign up as a demonstrator! Join by November 27th and you get at least one extra free sets as a welcome gift, plus the first person will get 2 as I have an extra set I won at Regionals that I already had pre-ordered. Just call me on 0412120498 or email me for an obligation free chat. It's easy and quick to join online!
See you back here again soon,