November 18th, 2013
Happy Monday! First I want to thank everyone for the comments and e-mails after my last post. The love and encouragement shown to me by so many has truly meant the world to me! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
It’s been over a week since I held my November Stamp Class, and I know my girls always like to have the projects posted up here on my blog for reference, so I thought I better get caught up. This was my Christmas class and we created four projects all featuring Taylored Expressions stamps and dies. First up is this adorable little penguin bag/box/sack made with the Sack It Die set and the Sack It Penguin add-on die set.
While this project is super simple, I have to say that I wouldn’t recommend it for a class of 10 or more people. I’m afraid that all the die cutting of so many pieces (along with the next project I have to show you) was a bit too much for a class setting. I always want my classes to be fun and relaxing and I think I may have stressed out some of the girls. SORRY!
The cute little penguin is attached to the front of a simple little die cut sack that can be used for party favors or any small gift. I think he’s DARLING!!
The next project was a Santa gift card holder. This was created with the Santa dies that come with the Sack It Die and the addition of the medium scallop border die (with white felt). Instead of layering the Santa pieces onto the sack, we used the Tag Pocket Die to create a gift card holder.
Everyone uses gift card holders at Christmas, right? We also created a little tag to go inside and then the gift card slides in behind the tag.
The sentiment on the tag is Stampin’ Up!
Next up is a card I CASEd from my friend Wanda Guess. I pretty much LOVE everything she creates and as soon as I saw her card during the October Release, I knew we had to make it in class. It features the stamp set Christmas Doodles.
So quick and easy and so super cute!
The last project we created was a card featuring A Winter View. Each student had a choice between two versions of the card. The designer paper is from SU and you see the two sides of the same paper on the two cards. It’s hard to see in the photo, but the paper is shimmery. I love all the window dies and the stamp sets to coordinate with them! We heat embossed the image with silver embossing powder for a special holiday sparkle and watercolored over that. Unfortunately, the photo just doesn’t do these cards justice.
Of course you can click on any of the photos above to see them larger. Thanks so much for stopping by! Time for me to get ready for work. It’s the “busy season” with Thanksgiving and Christmas quickly approaching. It seems there is never a time when the church office isn’t busy, but I think this next 5-6 weeks might just be the busiest of all! Have a great day!!