Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas Stamp and Stack - Dasher and the Ornament Punch

Saturday was the Christmas Stamp and Stack and we sure missed those of you that couldn't attend.  We had a lot of fun despite the fact that my house was not decorated for Christmas.  :(  Actually... I was removing the Halloween lights and the bat from the front door as the first stampers arrived.  :)  Being sick with bronchitis (for 3 weeks!!) has really set me back for this Christmas season.

Smiles and laughter are always a part of stampers getting together and this was no exception.  I love stamping with my customers, club members and downline.  They enjoy what I love and spending time with each and every one of them is fun and something I always look forward to.

Gigi and Joyce

Jeannie and Leishman   

Did you notice not one picture of me...I always forget to take pictures with me in them. :)             
I shared two of the cards already in past posts for this Stamp and Stack and now I would like to share the last two.  First we have Dasher with small pearls in his antlers.  Backed by the beautiful Elegant Lines embossing folder.  I heard several "we need this Big Shot."  I so agree...I barely know how to make a card without it.  And it's so easy to earn one at 50% off. Just ask...I'll be happy to explain.

The base of the Dasher card is whisper white cut at 4-1/4" by 9" and then scored at 5-1/2".  The short end is punched with the scallop edge punch and then embossed.  The Soft Suede layer is actually 4-1/4" by slightly less then 5-1/2".  That's so it isn't too long when you fold the card.

Stamp Set: Dasher, Forest Festivities
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Paper: Whisper White, Soft Suede
Accessories: Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, 5/8" Old Olive Satin Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Dimensionals 

Next is a card that was inspired or maybe I should say cased from Catherine Pooler.  I did of course make some changes to make it mine.  I loved the way Catherine did the ornament using the Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Paper.  I changed the card base to Chocolate Chip and added the Real Read embossed layer.  I used the Finial Press embossing folder and then sponged it with Crumb Cake ink to make it stand out.  Very vintage and something different then the standard Christmas card.

Stamp Set: Fabulous Phrases
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Crumb Cake, Holly Berry Bouquet
Accessories: Finial Press Embossing Folder, 1/8" Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

This week club gets together to learn some new techniques.  I have several ladies that have decided to wait until after Christmas to join us.  If you feel like you would enjoy spending time with a great group of ladies who love to stamp come join us too.  For details and to RSVP for January Click Here.


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