Greetings! Can you believe it is September already, Christmas will be here is no time! I hope you are thinking about my Christmas cards or even better if you have started. Last weekend, I had my launch party for the new Holiday Catalogue from Stampin’ Up! and I loved seeing the attendees getting excited about the new stamps. See the new catalogue here.
The card I am showing today uses the stamp set that made many of my ladies go weak in the knees (their words) it is called Father Christmas it is a vintage Santa stamp set and SO lovely, I created my card for the current Global Design Project challenge of CASE the designer, who is me this time round.
It is pretty clear where the inspiration came from? Just in case you can not tell, the sketch! This was a sketch we used for INKspired blog hop and is a sketch I have used many times, you could say a never fail sketch when mojo is missing. How sweet is this Christmas image.
Each year I like to find something to make with my nieces for their teachers and support staff as Christmas gifts. Today, they had a pupil free day and I offered to have them for the day as I planned on spending the day stamping and catching up on Stampin’ Up! “stuff” they love getting in my craft room and helping me, I needed to create something for the Global Design Project challenge of food, thinking we could find a cute packaging of a yummy treat they could bake with my sister – their mum.
A quick search on Pinterest with the key words: food, gift and Christmas, we had our project popped up! Cookie mixes in a jar, there are so many ideas from oats to chocolate chip, the girls selected a M & M’s mix.
What a great chance to start working on Christmas gifts and keep two little cuties busy; they prepared a list of who needed gifts and then started making their tags, that is all we could do at this early stage but at least in December we can spend an afternoon, filling the jars.
I even used my older niece as the hand model.
The back of the tag has the instructions.
All of the products used are from Stampin’ Up!’s upcoming Holiday Catalogue, that is out September 1st.
WARNING- Christmas card ahead and it is only August, but this stamper can not contain her Christmas excitement after ordering almost everything for the upcoming Holiday catalogue from Stampin’ Up!. Demonstrators are able to preorder this month and customers will be able to buy from 1st September.
The card I am sharing today was created for the Global Design Project, this week is a sketch challenge; I am the resident sketch creator at GDP to help challenge mastermind Louise Sharp out. You will see the sketch below, I am kind of excited to see what everyone creates inspired by this sketch; I am loving the little cluster of stitching, ticket greeting and the trademark GDP heart.
I am CRAZY (can you feel my excitement through my shouty capital letters) in LOVE with the “Noel” die that is so easy to overlook but a MUST HAVE, you need to check out the Christmas Stocking Thinlets Dies on page 15 of the Holiday Catalogue when it is live. The holly is from Holly Berry Happiness and if you love a matching punch, you will be happy to hear there is a bundle of the stamp set and punch.
The printed paper is called Presents and Pinecones, I think it will inspire my Christmas colours for 2016 Cherry Cobbler, Mint Macaron, Emerald Envy and Delightful Dijon (note: Delightful Dijon is not shown but in other sheets of the DSP). Finally, LOOK at the CUTE little bells! I have used them like berries on the holly.
I have an open house of the Holiday Catalogue this Saturday 27th August, from 2-4pm if you are local to me in Western Sydney, please email me for more details. Due to limited room, this is a customer-only event.
Thank you for stopping by, you have arrived just in time for a INKspired blog hop or you are already on the blog hop and arrived from Barbara Williams AKA my mum. We have 7 stops on the blog hop, all cards are based on the sketch below.
I am LOVING the background I created, there is a fabulous new Designer Series Paper called Fancy Forst being released next both from Stampin’ Up! it is all white cardstock that has been dry embossed, I took the striped design and watercolored the surface to give me this wonderful background. I can’t wait to play around a little more, as it will be a class for my card ladies next month.
The stamp set I used is called “Gift of Love” and it is a hostess stamp set, I just adore this set!!! You can only buy the set if you have a workshop of $250 plus and use some of you Stampin’ rewards.
Next blog to visit is Lissa Carter
Greeting to you on a cold and raining Sydney day! Please send some warmer weather my way. It was perfect stay inside to stamp weather and it just so happened I needed to make a card for the INKspired blog hop. I wish I did not leave it to the day of; to create. It was a really easy sketch so I thought I could whip it up in no time!!! NO, I had total mind blank, missing all my stamping mojo, my crafty desk is a MESS, I have pulled out so many stamps to try different ideas and nothing looked any good. I ended up changing the base to a square and then everything started to come together.
Above is the sketch that looks super easy but had my pulling my head out. Below is what I created, I mix up of stamp sets; that is often a sign that I was struggling. Normally I can use just one, maybe two sets to create a card as Stampin’ Up! do such a wonderful creating well-balanced designs stamp sets. Today I have used the border from Moroccan Nights, the greeting is from Designer Tin of Cards stamp set and the flowers are from Jar of Love.
Now click the button below to hop over to the sweet Lissa Carter