Non Traditional Christmas Card

I thought I’d share a couple of Christmas cards we made in my Christmas Card workshop recently. They are both non traditional and CASED (Copy And Share Everything) from Pinterest. Good old Pinterest – what a way to waste  a day :)
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This card uses the Festival of Trees Photopolymer Stamp Set with Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey and Smoky Slate ink pads with some stamping off and wiping the ink off the trunks of the trees. I added some sequins from the Frosted Sequins pack to ‘bling’ the card up a bit. It’s all done on Whisper White and I’ve used the sentiment from Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer Stamp Set.

Well I hope you like my non traditional Christmas card and pop back again on Monday and see how Glimmer Paper can make wonderful Christmas cards for Monday Makes.


Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you come back again soon to see what else I have to share.

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12 Weeks of Christmas with the Latte Girls – Week 8

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This week it’s my pleasure to be presenting the projects for Week 8 of the 12 Weeks of Christmas. I can’t believe how quickly the weeks are passing. However, I am enjoying all the projects the Latte Girls are bringing you each week.So onto this week’s projects.
I’ve made a bag with a shaker frame on the front, a Star Gift and two cards to pop inside the bag. This would make a lovely gift to give someone before Christmas. 
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Here’s a closer look at the bag:
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The shaker frame is made using the Stars Framelit Dies, Many Merry Stars Photopolymer Stamp Set Confetti Stars Punch with Red Glimmer Paper and Frosted Sequins.
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The bag itself is made using the Under the Tree Speciality Designer Series Paper from the Holiday Catalogue.

The Star Gift has a small Kit Kat Chocolate inside it and would be great as a stocking filler or a teacher gift, teamed with a bottle of wine or a coffee voucher etc.
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The two cards also use the Many Merry Stars Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Stars Framelit Dies with the Big Shot.
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This card uses layering of stars and Dimensionals to give depth and dimension. Both cards are stamped inside and the envelopes are also stamped.
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The last card uses the nesting of the Stars Framelit Dies again to make a frame of Gold Glimmer Paper which adds some sparkle to this card along with the Frosted Sequins.

If you would like the full instructions for this set of projects, email  me

THIS WEEK’S SPECIAL BUNDLE

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Many Merry Stars Photopolymer Stamp Set

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It’s a Geometrical Monday Makes for Christmas Cards

I saw this idea on Pinterest (I think) and loved it so just had to CASE (Copy And Share Everything) it. I’ve made it in two colour ways and I think it works well in both for Christmas Cards.
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I’ve used In Colours for these cards and some paper tearing. Now if you tear the card towards you, you get that fibrous look that gives you almost the feeling of snow. Now I know we don’t get snow here at Christmas so pretend it’s white sand instead. Each triangle of colour is adhered with Dimensionals with the tree trunks being hand drawn using a Stampin’ Write Marker. For this card, I’ve used the sentiment from Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer stamp set. Here’s the second card:
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The photograph of this card doesn’t do it justice. However, again I have used In Colours to make the card. I’ve used the sentiment from Many Merry Stars ( Holiday Supplement). Now as this is a Photopolymer stamp set, you can actually bend the stamp to the shape you want for the space on your card. Being Photopolymer also means you can see exactly where you’re stamping.
I hope you like my shares for Monday Makes this week.


Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you come back again soon to see what else I have to share.

If you would like to purchase Stampin’ Up! Product to complete your paper crafting projects, please shop at my online store. 
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12 WEEKS OF CHRISTMAS – WEEK 7!

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It is Jenny Hayward’s turn this week to bring you the 12 Weeks of Christmas project.  We’re excited to share this project with you.  Today Jenny shares some Christmas Ornaments that you can make to hang on your Christmas Tree this year, or to give as a gift to someone special.



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These were really hard to take photos of and I apologise for the reflection.  I would have spent an hour and a half taking photos inside and out trying to get the best ones.  These turned out the best and I liked them being outside hanging off our bushes as I hadn’t got our Christmas tree up yet – and didn’t want to do that just yet!!! :)

I have been looking out for these clear Ornaments for  the past few years but never able to find them but I came across these a few weeks ago.  For locals these were from RIOT Arts and Crafts.  For other people you might be able to get them from your local craft store.

I discovered how to create these from a little blog surfing getting ideas from a few different blogs so today I thought I would show you.

CREATING YOUR CLEAR CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS

1. On a piece of Acetate draw a circle in NON-PERMANENT MARKER. (This is really important so you can wipe this off afterwards).  Add a little square tab piece at the top.  The size of your circle will depend on the size of your ornament.  These ornaments were about 7cm (just a little less than 3 inches).  The circle I drew was about 6cm (just over 2 inches).  To draw your circle you can trace around a circular object or a circle die.  I used the base of a container.


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2.Once you have drawn your circle you can cut it out and then wipe off the marked circle with a tissue.

3. Stamp your image in Staz On on the acetate circle.  This image is from ‘Get your Santa On’.   Now you can’t colour this on this surface with the Blendabilities as it reacts with the Staz On.  Turn  your circle over and colour your image from the back with your Blendabilities. (So colour on the opposite side to your Staz On stamped image).  You might be able to see too on my image I added some dots of Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details on the wreath circle and hanging wreath on the chimney to add some sparkle.  This was added on the front of the circle so on the stamped image side.

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For the snowflake Ornament I stamped the image in White Staz On.  This snowflake is from the stamp set ‘December Wonder’ from the Holiday Supplement.  (It is marked as a Project Life set but don’t just dismiss these if you don’t do Project Life.  There can still be some great images in these sets).

4. To insert the acetate piece in to your Ornament you need to roll up the piece in to a tight roll and squeeze it in through the top.  Be sure to have the tab piece at the top and hold that as it gets further in to the ornament.  This piece will sit in the top of the ornament to keep the piece in place.  As the circle unrolls you many need to give it a little spin around or you may have to get a pen or the Paper Piercer down to jiggle it around in place. (If you have trouble holding the tab piece add a length os clear twine or fishing line through the tab and hold onto that.)

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You can add some little embellishments in the Ornament as well.  For the Santa one I punched some stars with the Confetti Stars punch from Real Red and Gold cardstock.  For the Snowflake one I added some sequins (snowflakes and silver sequins) from the Frosted Sequins Embellishment pack in the Holiday Catalogue (p 22).  I also added some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and shook that around in the ornament.  This stuck to the sides of the Ornaments giving it a “snowy” effect I guess.  Then you can replace the cap and tie some ribbon around the top and a ribbon loop for them to hang off your tree.

Now if you are giving this as a gift to someone it would be nice to dress it up a little, so I have a Gift Box for you.  This is using the Kraft Gift Boxes in the Annual Catalogue (p 200).  These Ornaments fit just nicely in them.  You would need to check the size of the Ornaments you are using though.

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I decorated the sides and top with Designer Series Paper. This is from the Nordic Noel DSP pack from the Holiday Catalogue.

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Finish this off with some Red Satin Ribbon and a tag.  This makes a nice gift to give someone.

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Here is a close-up of the tag.  I used ‘December Wonder’ stamp set again.  The JOY is punched with the oval punch on Real Red.  I cut a label in Garden Green cardstock from the Chalk Talk Dies and then ran that through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder. Then I layered these together. I finished it off with a Frosted Sequin snowflake and a Rhinestone.

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I hope you like these and can get hold of some ornaments to create your own.  Now as with our other projects I have put together a Bundle for you. 

This weeks Bundle includes: 

December Wonder Stamp set (Photopolymer) 136562  $27.95

Kraft Gift Boxes 124106   $5.95

Confetti Stars Punch 135861 $37.95

Frosted Sequins 135835 $8.95

Total  $80.80.  Receive just over 10%  off = $70.00
If you’d like to purchase this bundle please contact me as it’s only available through me and NOT my online store

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you come back again soon to see what else I have to share.

If you would like to purchase Stampin’ Up! Product to complete your paper crafting projects, please shop at my online store. 
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Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share …
LibbySigMed

 

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Bright and Beautiful with Glittering Stars

My apologies for the Monday Makes no post yesterday. Life just happens sometimes. Anyway I have a wonderful share for you today using the Bright and Beautiful Stamp Set once again.
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Here’s my first card. I have another view for you as well, so you can see I stamped the inside of the card too. I also stamped the envelope. Receiving a hand stamped envelope, just adds that little bit of excitement to happy mail, I think and besides you can’t have a naked envelope. Here’s the other view for you:
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So this card uses the Bright and Beautiful Wood Mount stamp set as well as the Stars framelit Dies along with Blackberry Bliss 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon and Blackberry Bliss ink. There will be a full list of products at the end. Now for my second card
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As you can see I have used the same supplies for this card. However, I have added some Vellum and stamped in VersaMark Ink and embossed in Gold, then added the Gold Glimmer Paper to the lower edge of the Vellum. I used the 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon to tie a knot to the left edge of the Vellum. Here’s the other view showing the stamping on the inside:
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So, there are my 2 shares for today. I do hope you enjoyed them. If you don’t have this stamp set or the Framelit Dies yet, you really need to place them on your shopping list.
Product List
Simply Stars Clear-mount Stamp Set
Simply Stars Clear-mount Stamp Set
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$18.95

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you come back again soon to see what else I have to share.

If you would like to purchase Stampin’ Up! Product to complete your paper crafting projects, please shop at my online store. 
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A Little Glimmer and a Gift Box

Gift_Box Don’t you just love the look of Glimmer Paper? Team it with the Confetti Stars Punch and the Gift Box Punch Board and you have the perfect Gift Box. I shared my Cherry Cobbler Gift Box the other day when I made a pile of Gift Tags and needed a box to put them in. So, today I added Blackberry Bliss and Gold Glimmer Paper and also Bermuda Bay with Silver Foil.
I keep all the little confetti stars just in case I need them for a Shaker Bag that may be coming up in a couple of weeks for 12 Weeks of Christmas with the Latte Girls. Make sure you sign up for the newsletter to get updates each Thursday when the new projects are presented.





MEASUREMENTS:
For this particular box – 19cm square or 7 1/2″ square
Punch and score on the ‘L’  then 1/4 turn and just score at the ‘XL’
Strips measure 27cm x 2.5cm and 10cm x 2.5cm or 10 5/8″ x 1″ and 4″ x 1″

Product List
Silver Glimmer Paper
Silver Glimmer Paper
[124005]
$8.95

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If you would like to purchase Stampin’ Up! Product to complete your paper crafting projects, please shop at my online store. 
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12 Weeks of Christmas with the Latte Girls – Week 6


It’s time for another instalment of 12 Weeks of Christmas with the Latte Girls. This time Narelle Fasulo is bringing you the projects.

This time Narelle has created an Advent Calendar. Now the rest of this post is from Narelle. The Advent Calendar isn’t quite what it’s meant to be, but more on that later.


I had this idea rolling around in my head for a while and am relatively happy with how it turned out. Now this Advent Calendar is a little different to your normal Advent Calendar that is filled with sweets and small treats. This one is made up of little pouches, each with a tag inside. You can write anything you like on the tags, or even skip doing the tags and add Gift Vouchers etc into the pouches. Now because I have used the little pegs to hold the pouches onto the bakers twine, you will need to make sure you don’t put anything heavy in them.  And for the big day, Christmas Day, there is a gorgeous box which can contain a small gift.



In my Advent Calendar I have written something on each day that corresponds to the day number. The idea is that the child takes out the tag each day and on it is written things they can experience and claim throughout the year. For example, the tag may have on it “10 trips to the Movies”. They keep the tag and throughout the following year they can claim these 10 Movies. They simply keep count on the back of the tag how many times they have claimed it already.



I love this idea as it is a gift that keeps giving throughout the year and it isn’t all about buying gifts. A lot of the tags are about experiences and spending time with the child. And let’s face it, it also eliminates a lot of sweets that children really don’t need at this time of the year with all the extra treats around already.





Remember when I said I was relatively happy with it.  Well I LOVE all the little pouches and how they hang on the bakers twine, and I love the box BUT I am not happy with  how I have displayed them. I wanted to use a fancy frame and have it empty so the pouches just hung in the frame with nothing behind them. But what’s that saying about the best laid plans……well my poor daughter got sick and I couldn’t get to the shops for the ideal frame. So I looked around my house and found this frame…mmmmm…yes that will work I said, until I took it off the wall and looked at the back. It was taped and nailed shut like Fort Knox….LOL. So I had to cover the picture that was in it with Whisper White card stock….Nothing like a little compromising…lol

I do hope you can still see the effect I was aiming for.  If you would like to get instructions on how I created the different elements, then just pop me an email and I will be happy to send you the pdf.

Here is what my tags will have in them this Christmas, it might just give you some ideas for yours too. These are tailored to my daughter and include a lot of her favourite things, things that sometimes we don’t always get around to doing. This way she can claim her favourite things and we make sure they happen.
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Now as always we have a special bundle available for purchase. This bundle comprises some of the items used to create this Advent Calendar. So here it is:-


You get this product bundle for the special price of $89, AND get these FREE.



So not only do you get the items above at a reduced price but you also get the Clothespins added in for nothing. You can not order this bundle through my online store, you must contact me to purchase.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you come back again soon to see what else I have to share.

If you would like to purchase Stampin’ Up! Product to complete your paper crafting projects, please shop at my online store. 

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Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share …
LibbySigMed

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Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you come back again soon to see what else I have to share.

If you would like to purchase Stampin’ Up! Product to complete your paper crafting projects, please shop at my online store. 
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Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share …
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