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5 Minute Christmas Cards: Welcome Christmas

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This week I worked on quick'n'easy Christmas card designs for a Stamp Club member. We wanted them to feature the Jolly Holiday designer series paper and the coordinating colours of Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla along with the Welcome Christmas stamp set PLUS the ribbon that you can get free at the moment as part of the "Dress Up Christmas" promotion. You can click on any of these pics to see them better.



This last one was CASEd from the flyer (click to download)….

Each of these cards take no more than 5 minutes to make, and if you do your cutting and stamping in bulk it won't take long to create a whole stack of cards using minimal supplies. Too easy!

We had a fun time at the Melbourne Regionals last weekend, catching up with old and new demonstrator friends. I was soooo proud of my team member Maureen Crameri who did a fabulous Workshop Wow and knocked our socks off with her amazing birdhouse projects. Here's a photo of some of us. 

That's me wearing the black Stampin' Up! apron just before I was due to do a business presentation (I may not look it but I was feeling very nervous).

And this is how we spent the rest of the weekend…

…except for when it was raining!

I was fascinated with Miss 3's reaction to the sand…

Since we moved to the country we don't get to the beach as often as we like so it was a bit of a novelty for her. It took her a while to get used to the sand. Aren't they adorable at that age?

Happy stamping, 

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Circle Scissors Christmas Tree

I spent the past weekend in Canberra with my friends and downlines Melissa and Juliana. It was a combination girls’ weekend/Stampin’ Up! event as we all went to the Canberra Regional training day together too.

Mel was one of the lucky few who won a brand new stamp set from the upcoming Summer Mini catalogue.

Here she is with Sophie Zadeh, the training facilitator from Stampin’ Up!

On the Saturday night we did ‘shoebox swaps’. What’s that, you ask? Well, first of all you have to go shopping and buy a new pair of shoes so you have a shoebox… Only kidding!

(But we did do some serious shopping while in Canberra, and had a few spare shoeboxes by the end of it!)

So with a shoebox swap, each person brings the supplies to make a project (bring enough for everyone) and then you take it in turns creating each other’s project using the supplies in the box.

The great thing about shoebox swaps is that we are all contributing to the craft session, and we all get to make new things too! Mel’s project was the very cool Designer Series Paper tree at the top of this post. It was made by cutting circles of different sizes with the Circle Scissor Plus (p149 Idea Book & Catalogue). Then just fold each circle in half four times to create score lines, then fold along those lines concertina-style. There’s a wooden skewer up the middle of mine.

Mel even supplied the little red bucket and the florist foam for it to sit in. (Thanks Mel – what a hostess!).

When I came home I had the bright idea – well, I thought so at the time – to cover the florist foam with tiny punched out flowers from the Boho Blossoms punch and matching Punch Potpourri stamp set (Level 1 hostess set). But…. do you know how many punched out flowers it takes to cover a fairly small area? Let me tell you, it’s a lot! LOL. But it was a great project to make with Miss 7 who had a little operation today. She’s fine, but needed to stick extra close to her mum today so we had plenty of time to stamp and punch lots… and lots…. and lots of flowers.

I love how the new limited edition Sleigh Bells ribbon goes so well with the Jolly Holiday designer series paper.

Happy stamping,

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