Saturday, November 5, 2011

Swaps and a Way to Stay Organized for the Holidays?

I wanted to share just a few of swaps today from my down line meeting this past week.  I just love the Pennant Parade Stamp set because it's so versatile. And when I saw Mary Fish's 3D tree I knew I needed to make one too.  Of course I made a few changes, one of them being the textured Cherry Cobbler layer.  I used the Snow Burst embossing folder which of course is one of my favorites. :)  And even though this card has a 3D element mailing it is not a problem because the tree lays flat in the envelope.

Isn't Leishman's "So Much Fun" card a cute one?  It's a clean and simple one layer card that almost makes you wish for snow.  She just bought her starter kit recently and is having a great time especially with her new free Big Shot. (Remember... you still have until November the 11th to get yours.)

Gigi's card used the Loads of Love stamp set.  The truck can haul all kinds of things in this stamp set but in this case it's bringing home a Christmas tree for the holidays.  The Cherry Cobbler baker's twine adds a nice touch.

We also did two make and takes.  Gigi did a cute place card for the Thanksgiving table.  Can you all say gobble gobble?  Or better yet... Be Thankful!  The stamp set is the Gift Givers from the Holiday Mini.  It's a cute set that includes many of the holidays and give you a chance to do some coloring.  She used lots of punches on this card.  Can you name them all?

I thought it would be fun to do a stamp case organizer to keep my new team members organized for the holidays.  They loved it!  We decorated a sheet of Designer Series Paper to place in the sleeve of an empty stamp case. don't need to dump all your stamps sets into a bucket.  Stampin' Up! sells these cases 4 to a pack.

On the inside left I created a calendar for November and December using My Digital Studio and placed it in one of two clear envelopes that are attached to the inside cover.  The second one can hold a list of who you need to buy gifts for, or your holiday menus.  Whatever you think you will find useful.  On the right we attached a matching note pad and of course you need a pen or pencil.  You can have the legal pads cut down to size at your local office supply store.  

Underneath the calendar is a small folder to place your receipts.

These are fun organizers that can be used throughout the year.  I love the hard case for when I just throw it into my purse.  I will be making a new cover when Christmas is over for the rest of the year.  Wouldn't this be a great gift for a teacher or maybe someone planning their wedding.  Just use your imagination and some of that designer paper you're hoarding! :)

If you would like to learn to make these to give as gifts this Christmas get a few friends together and let's have a stampin' party!  Email or call me so I can but you on my schedule.


  1. Looks like you guys had lots of fun!

  2. We did and it was a great first meeting. Want to join us? The free Big Shot is still available until November 11. :)


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