Archive of ‘Christmas’ category

Christmas Countdown – Project 38

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

chair-decorations

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.

candles

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.

Happy Stampin’

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”, http://www.stampingwithsteph.com.au/

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).

Happy Stampin’

Christmas Countdown – Project 69

This is a card that we made at a recent class.

Unfortunately I didn’t realise that this embossing folder had retired, however many current ones would look great in its place.

The sentiment has been stamped in Pool Party Embossing Ink and heat set.  The ornament is embossed in Silver.

 

Remember that Ornament Keepsakes is still available in our carry over flyer, along with the matching framelits.

 

ornamentCan you see a little bit of Silver Glimmer Paper in there? it adds such a special touch.

The sentiment is from More Merry Messages which is also available in the carry over flyer.  You will find the flyer on the website here…..

http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/catalogs/SP/20130201_AutumnWinter-Carryover_SP/20130201_AutumnWinter-Carryover_SP.pdf

Happy Stampin’

 

Christmas Countdown – Project 70

Here is a great project that would make the perfect Christmas Gift for teachers or work colleagues…

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Here it is open…

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Fill them up with gift tags and you have an easy but handy gift.    They were inspired by a gift given to me by Lyanna George at an event held by our Stampin’ Up Team Leader Steph.

Let me know if you would like any further information so that you can make your own.

Happy Stampin’

Christmas Countdown – Project 71

 

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This card uses Concord Crush and Confetti White.  The little snow flakes along the bottom of the card have been stamped in Versamark, sprinkled with Clear Embossing Powder and then heat set.  The Concord Crush Ink is sponged over the top using an emboss resist technique (as the ink will not stick to where you have heat embossed).  The ribbon hides the space where the sponging ends.  The Stamps are from the set “Snow Swirled”, my favourite Christmas Stamp Set. A little basic jewel completes the card.  The whole card has been spray with a mixture of Frost White All Purpose Ink and Isocol.

I have kept this card simple as we usually need to make our Christmas Cards in bulk, and very few of us have weeks to devote to the task.

Happy Stampin’

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