Archive of ‘Christmas’ category

Christmas Countdown – Project 35

Here is a very cute basket that uses the Scallop Envelope from the Big Shot.  I really love it the Christmas colours (Holly Jolly DSP has been used here), I also think it would be great for Easter as I think it would be awesome filled up with Easter treats!


Here it is from the back:


Once again I couldn’t resist popping heaps of gorgeous Big Shot flowers on the side, at least I’m getting great value out of the die!!!

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Christmas Countdown – Project 36

Here is my favourite card using the retired “Dasher” stamp…


As you can see I used Cherry Cobbler (loving this new colour), Very Vanilla and Early Expresso (also love this new colour).  Striped Early Expresso ribbon, Petals a Plenty Embossing Folder with the Big Shot have also been used.  The sentiment is from the stamp set “Many Merry Messages”.

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Christmas Countdown – Project 37

merry christmas to youHow are you going with your Christmas Preparations?  

This could be a great card to mass produce and could easily be made in different colours.

Stamp Sets: “Perfectly you” Hostess set from the Holiday Catalogue page 39, “Christmas Collectibles” page 35 Holiday Catalogue and “Ornament Keepsakes” from the carryover flyer.

Designer Series Paper: “Seasons of Style” page 23 Holiday Catalogue

Cardstock: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler.

Ink: Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler (I used Stampin’ Write Markers to colour in the little banner).

Twine: Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine.

Accessories: Rhinestone Basic Jewels page 171 Annual Catalogue

The banner was cut with the framelit “Hearts a Flutter” and the Big Shot.

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Christmas Countdown – Project 38

To finish off the red decorating theme here are some very quick decorations for your chairs…


Check out the discount stores for some inexpensive baubles this festive season…

Christmas Countdown – Project 39

Here is more detail regarding the candle holders that I had made for my Christmas Table a few years ago (we still have them and keep reusing them, they are holding up well.


You will need to get metal from Bunnings (or another big hardware store), it is roof flashing, I hope I said that correctly, they sell it in a roll, (yes the big shot can cut through thin metal).

I used the flower folds Die Cut.

I got the cheapest gold spray paint in a can (only about $4). If you are going to add the glitter it doesn’t really matter which gold spray paint you use, if you don’t intend to add the glitter then buy the nicer brighter gold spray paint, it is way more expensive (about $20 a can) but worth it.  Definitely get spray paint over the brush style – that would take way too long! Spray the paint and then add the glitter before the paint dries, adding the glitter was to fix a problem that occurred when the decorations were accidentally left out in an unexpected shower of rain – I love the glitter though.

Lily, Paige and I cut them all out (we needed 12), spray painted them and then the girls stuck them all together (in retrospect it is better to stick them together and THEN spray paint them).

By this time I had found some gorgeous glittery red candles at a local discount store (I had intended to just use basic tealight candles), I’m so glad I found these, they were perfect.

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Christmas Countdown – Project 50

Here is a gorgeous card to inspire your Christmas Card stamping.

Steph made this card for one of our past launches:

steph ornament

Steph’s work is amazeballs, be sure to stop by her blog and say “hi”,

Stamp Sets: Sanded, Contempo Christmas

Colours: Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White.

Accessories: Linen thread, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Big Shot.

For this card the embossing folder got a thick cover of ink, the square of Whisper White cardstock got but into it and then run through the Big Shot.  It is a technique that I had not done before, I love the effect it gives.

On the day everyone had to cut around the ornament, but you will be happy to know that there is a punch that matches (we just couldn’t get it in time).

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