Season of Joy

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Last Christmas Stamp-A-Stack for the year…..

This past Thursday was my final Christmas Stamp-A-Stack for the year.

Here is the 1st card we made:

Solemn Stillness SAS

I’ve used the Solemn Stillness stamp set with the overlay done using Gold EP.

The colours used are Kraft, Bravo Burgundy, Blue Bayou and Very Vanilla cardstock along with Mellow Moss, Bravo Burgundy and Versamark inkpads.

I don’t often use Kraft but was very happy with this combination so must make a note to self to try and use Kraft more often.

Now the second card I’ve used my all time favourite stamp set ‘Season of Joy’. I’m so going to miss this set on Monday when it’s no longer available for purchase but at least I have mine. If you like it as much as me but still don’t have your own set then don’t miss out place your order with me by 9pm Sunday 30th November. I can have it shipped directly to you anywhere in Australia and you will still have time to make some last minute Christmas Cards……. You can place your order by email or phone on 02 9620 9092 or Mob: 0418 218 467

Now to actually show you the card:

Season of Joy SAS

This is a very quick and simple card but still very effective and definitely says ‘Christmas’.

I’ve used Real Red, Old Olive, River Rock and Very Vanilla Cardstock along with some Dashing DSP, Real Red Inkpad and a little bit of Real Red grosgrain ribbon.

This would make an ideal last minute card as it takes very little time and you can make multiples using just 1 sheet of the Dashing DSP along with your coordinating cardstock in no time.

Another creation using Holiday Harmony DSP

In my last post I shared all the items we created at my Christmas Extravaganza which was held last Saturday evening. I mentioned in the post that even after making all these items we still had some DSP left, so I decided to make this project I’m sharing with you today, which is another of Makeesha Byl’s wonderful creations she generously shares on a Demonstrator group each Monday and also uploads to her blog to share with all her readers.

Love Notes Christmas Box top

This project is called ‘Love Notes Gift Boxes’.

This project is made using 1 sheet of DSP, 1 12 x 12 sheet of cardstock, some ribbon, 4 Love Notes & envelopes, stamps, ink and embellishments if desired.

This is the inside of the box:Love Notes Christmas Box inside

The sides of the box is actually held together by the ribbon which on the inside holds the Love Notes in place.

There is still room for some choccies or other treat to be placed in the centre of the box before giving it to some lucky person.

Like to see the Love Notes??

Love Notes Christmas Box Cards

All the Love Notes have been decorated with the Season of Joy stamp set and coordinating colours. I’ve used some left over Holiday Harmony DSP on 3 of them (there is still plenty of DSP left I just thought the 4th card had enough) and I’ve stamped an edge of the envelopes to match.

I really love the colour combination for the Holiday Harmony DSP which is Always Artichoke, Purely Pomegranate and River Rock. It’s going to be a shame when I’ve made enough Christmas things but I’m sure I can put the colour combination to use with another stamp set or two…….

Now to work out what else I can make with the remaining Holiday Harmony DSP left. It’s surprising how far 1 packet of Designer Series Paper actually goes.

Remember the Holiday Harmony DSP, Season of Joy Stamp set and many other items in the Spring Mini Catalogue are only available till tomorrow. I’ll place my last order Sunday 30th at 9pm so if there is still something you would like let me know either by email or phone 02 9620 9092 or Mob: 0418 218 467

Christmas Extravaganza update

Last night was my Christmas Extravaganza event and we had lots of fun making our projects that were displayed in my last post. It ended up being a very late night, or maybe I should say, early morning but everyone went home happy with their items.

All the projects made where done using 1 packet of Holiday Harmony Designer Series paper along with coordinating items and there is still some DSP left over. This DSP along with the Season of Joy stamp set that I’ve used and the Purely Pomegranate Satin ribbon are only available till 30th November so if you wanted some order now so you don’t miss out. All other materials used are in the current IB&C and therefore available for purchase until 31st March.

Most of the projects have been CASED from Splitcoaststampers, Stampin’ Up demonstrators or craft lovers that have generously provided tutorials for us to share and recreate these items. All items that have been CASED have a link to the original tutorials that I have used.

Would you like to see the projects in closer detail?

Project 1 was an Accordian Card Bag created by Dannie Graves which you can find instructions for here

Accordian Card Box

and the side view so you can see the Accordian part…..

Accordian Card Box side

Supplies:
Stamp set: Season of Joy
Card: Purely Pomegranate, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, Holiday Harmony DSP
Ink: Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: Hemp Twine, Purely Pomegranate Satin ribbon, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ circle punch, Crop-a-dile, Pewter Jumbo Brads, Scor-pal

Project 2 was the Treat Box from SplitCoastStampers which can be found here

Project 2 - Treat Box

Supplies:
Card: River Rock, Holiday Harmony DSP
Accessories: Crop-a-dile, Metallic Eyelets, River Rock Double-stitched ribbon, Scor-pal

Project 3 was the Origami Box & Paper Bow from Splitcoaststampers which can be found here and here

Project 3 - Origami Box & Paper Bow

Supplies:
Card: Holiday Harmony DSP
Accessories: 1/16″ handheld circle punch, silver brads, Pop-Up Glue Dots

Project 4 was the Box in a Bag which was created by Dianna Gibbs and you can see her tutorial here

Project 4 - Box in a Bag

Supplies:
Stamp set: Season of Joy
Card: River Rock, Very Vanilla, Holiday Harmony DSP
Ink: Always Artichoke, River Rock
Accessories: Sticky Strip, Round Tab punch, Slit punch, 1/8″ handheld circle punch, Purely Pomegranate double-stitched ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Scor-pal

Project 5 was the lovely Gift Box with tutorial provided by Makeesha Byl which you can find here

Project 5 - Gift Box & Tag

Supplies:
Stamp set: Season of Joy
Card: River Rock, Very Vanilla, Holiday Harmony DSP
Ink: River Rock, Always Artichoke, Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, 1 1/4″ circle punch, River Rock double-stitched ribbon, Purely Pomegranate satin ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals, thick cardstock (DSP backing board is ideal), Scor-pal, silver cord

Project 6 was another project provided by Makeesha Byl which is a CD Holder and this tutorial can be found here

Project 6 - CD Holder Project 6 - CD Holder close up

Supplies:
Stamp set: Season of Joy
Card: Purely Pomegranate, Very Vanilla, Holiday Harmony DSP
Ink: Always Artichoke, Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: Large Oval Punch, 1 3/8″ circle punch, Purely Pomegranate satin ribbon, 2-way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Project 7 was a card box with acetate lid and belly band along with 6 matching cards & envelopes.

Project 7 - Card Box, 6 cards & envelopes Project 7 - Card

The measurements to make this box are as follows:

Box base: Always Artichoke 236mm x 187mm. Score all sides at 35mm
Lid: Acetate cut to 197mm X 148mm. Score all sides at 15mm.

To make the Belly Band I only had A4 card in River Rock available so this is what I did.

1 x River Rock 34mm x 225mm, 1 x River Rock 34mm x 100mm

1 x DSP 30mm x 225mm, 1 x DSP 30mm x 100mm

I layered the pattern pieces onto the matching River Rock piece and then scored the 225mm length as follows:

Score at 15mm then at 53mm at either end. Place over lid of box and wrap to back adhere the smaller piece just connecting the edges so there is room to slide the belly band on and off the box. (hope that makes sense)

Supplies:
Stamp sets: Season of Joy, Party Punch (Hostess Level 1)
Card: Always Artichoke, River Rock, Purely Pomegranate, Very Vanilla, Holiday Harmony DSP
Ink: Always Artichoke, Purely Pomegranate, River Rock
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, 1″, 1 1/4″ & 1 3/8″ circle punches, Always Artichoke 1/4″ grosgrain ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Transperancy Sheet, Very Vanilla C6 envelopes.

Project 8 was another of Makeesha’s projects and this is a Gift Card Holder which a tutorial can be found here

Project 8 - Gift Card Holder

Supplies:
Stamp set: Season of Joy
Card: Always Artichoke, River Rock, Very Vanilla, Holiday Harmony DSP
Ink: River Rock, Purely Pomegranate, Always Artichoke
Accessories: 1 3/8″ circle punch (for inside slot), Large Oval Punch, River Rock double-stitched ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sticky Strip

and the final project was a Christmas Cracker and a great tutorial for making this project can be found on Lynette Couper’s blog here

Project 9 - Christmas Cracker

I’ll try and replace this picture when I can take a better shot of it. The light was just too glary at the time.

Supplies:
Stamp set: Season of Joy
Card: Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, Holiday Harmony DSP
Ink: Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: Purely Pomegranate double-stitched ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Rich Regal Brads.

 

If you would like to purchase any of the items I’ve used to make these projects then contact me now by email or phone 0418 218 467.

Remember the stamp set – Season of Joy, the Holiday Harmony DSP and the Purely Pomegranate Satin ribbon is only available till 30th November.