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Stampin Up Gift Class- A fall project to share

Do you need a fall gift idea to hand out to friends and family at Halloween or even Thanksgiving? I have the perfect treat.

It was one of the favorite projects at my Holiday Gift Packaging Class this week.

Tracy and Lori just finished their fall treat package and are on to the next fun project of the night. There were 10 in all, so everyone was able to relax and enjoy a fun girls night of stamping, chatting and eating chocolate.


The fall treat was made with the Pick A Pumpkin stamp set and coordinating dies. I especialy LOVE the Year of Cheer designer paper and Copper Foil Sheets that we used to make this stunning package. The insert was a 2x5 piece of Copper Foil Sheet scored at 1/4" in on each side.


We wrapped the Year of Cheer paper around little Hershey Nuggets. They fit perfectly in our 2x8 Cellophane Bags.


The ladies had a choice of a Halloween or a Thanksgiving greeting. This one was for Trick or Treat, but I think its actually more perfect for Thanksgiving.


Sue enjoyed making a set of Christmas cards and envelopes that fit inside the new acetate card boxes, that we decorated with snowflakes and ribbons.


Here's Sandy, finishing up her last projects of the day... reindeer and pumpkin treat tubes and a fluffy snowman popcorn treat!  She was my fun stamping partner during the morning session.


All in all it was a great class and the ladies left with a basketfull of beautiful holiday gifts to hand out to the special people in their lives. 

Thank you for stopping by today.

Until the next time...

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Stampin' Up Gift Packaging Class - A few fun photos!

I have to say, that the Holiday Gift Packaging Class, yesterday, was a big hit. We had a great time creating fall and Christmas gift ideas both in the morning and evening classes. The attendees made 10 Holiday projects- gifts included!

Thanks to all who attended, for making the day extra fun and special!

Lori and Jan are excited to create their first project of the day, using the mini acetate boxes. Some yummy Ghirardelli chocolate and a candle fill the two boxes and are ready for gift giving!


We decorated a mini pizza box with the Foil Frenzy designer paper and a shiny foil snowflake.


Inside were 5 mini 3x3 cards and matching envelopes. How darling!


So perfectly snug in the cute little Stampin' Up Mini Pizza Box.


Leah and Cheryl were excited to see that chocolate was one of the main ingredients in their first project.


Here they are showing off their favorite creations of the day.


Jan and Lori also had a few favorites- especially, the Seasonal Chums set- because they loved the cute little deer (which they named Chip- just in case you needed to know-lol)


Here's Chip :)


He's a little treat tube candy holder. Here's a look at the inside:


Well, thats all for now, folks. I'll be sharing more of the projects and pics later this week.

Thanks for checking in!

Until the next time...

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Sneak Peek- Holiday Gift Packaging Class

I thought I'd share a quick peek at the Stampin' Up treat tubes from the Holiday Catalog, that we will be making at my Holiday Gift Packaging Class this week.

We are making 10 projects all together. I think the treat tubes are fabulous and so fun! Fill them will all sorts of candy or treats.

I matched the candy to the stamped image theme: red hots for Rudophs "nose" and Reeses's pieces to match the pumpkin pie pumpkin!


I got the cute idea for the reindeer on a toothpick from my friend Cindy. She always has fun ideas to share! See her blog here.

I'm looking forward to sharing the other amazing holiday projects with my attendees this Wednesday.

Thanks for taking a "peek" at my blog today!

Until the next time...

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Carols of Christmas Class Card

This shiny card was made at Kim's Card Class last week and was one of the favorites of the night. I almost ditched this idea, because I wasn't excited about the outcome. I'm glad I didn't because the ladies loved it.

I used the Carols of Christmas stamp set and coordinating Card Front Builder dies to make this card.


I also used the Stitched Shape Framelits for the large circle that I stamped Peace On Earth in early espresso ink. The other ink colors are cherry cobbler and tranquil tide. I also used the new Year of Cheer designer paper and the beautiful new Foil Snowflakes. I cut the snowflake in half and tucked it under the stitched circle.


Just how darling is that little gold foil deer- so sweet!

I hope you enjoyed my Carols of Christmas card. I know the ladies at class were happy to get to re-create it.

Until the next time...

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Stampin' Up! Night In Bethlehem- Beauty in Blue

I think this just may be my favorite of all favorites, in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog. The more I use it, the more I love it.

The Night of Bethlehem stamp set and Bethlehem Edgelit dies were used for this monochromatic-ish Christmas card. I decided on all blue colors in different shades to keep it subtle and serene.

I used soft sky, marina mist and dapper denim inks from dark to light as I shadowed each set of buildings one over the next. I got this idea from the sample in the Holiday catalog, where the artist used the same shadowing, only with different colors.


I paired the blue colors with silver glimmer paper and silver foil sheets to not only, compliment, but blend with the subtle hues of blue.


I started with dapper denim, then stamped next in marina mist and finally, soft sky ink. The cut out images were attached with dimensionals.


I wanted to stamp the images on soft sky cardstock to give it a softer background and not so bold as if I were to stamp it on a whisper white background. However, I did use whisper white on the inside of the card for a nice crisp background for the inside verse.


A few sparkles were added to the sky with the rhinestone jewels and ombre glitter enamel dots. We made this card at my team meeting and a close version of this same card at my card class last week.

I think everyone enjoyed using this gorgeous stamp set as much as I did!

Thanks for stopping by today.

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Window Card - Stampin' Up Christmas Quilt

Here's a fun and simple window card, using the star and framelits from the Christmas Quilt Bundle. I used the Quilt Builder Framelits to cut the window on the front flap of the garden green card.

I then stamped the star with the Christmas Quilt stamp set in garden green and pool party. I love these two colors together. It makes an interesting and unique color combination for Christmas cards- think ice and pine trees...


I added a strip of the Quilted Christmas designer paper across the front of the card to pull in more of the star pattern and ink colors.


I mounted the stamped star image on a square of pool party cardstock and attached it inside the card, directly behind the window that I cut out.


A strip of silver metallic edge ribbon tied in a knot and attached with a glue dot is mounted on the top corner of the card and an Enamel Shape is centered in the middle of the cut out window.


Its the perfect little non traditional Christmas Quilt window card to send out this season.

Thanks a bunch, for stopping by today!

Until the next time...

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