Category: Carols of Christmas

Christmas themed Stamp-a-Stacks

Stamp-a-Stack event featuring Stampin' Up product

Thank you to the lovely ladies who joined me for my Stamp-a-Stack events in September and October. We had a great time and made so many lovely cards.

All the projects were Christmas themed, in my opinion you can never start too early….. There were 5 tables with 2 cards designs on each table, the ladies made 2 of each card giving them a total of 20 cards.

On arrival each lady was given a bag containing a pack of Merry Little Christmas dsp, 20 card bases in co-ordinating colours – Whisper White, Old Olive and Real Red, a spool of ⅛” Real Red ribbon, 20 Whisper White Envelopes and packets of pre-cut card stock layers to make each card. I prepped the packs for the second Stamp-a-Stack when I was in the grip of a migraine and managed to miss-label some of the packs which caused some hilarity. Luckily I always bring spare cardstock and was able to rectify the mix up with no problems.

Crafty ladies
www.crafty-rootes.co.uk – ladies enjoying a Christmas themed Stamp-a-Stack

As always the day whizzed by so quickly. Here is a picture of some of the ladies hard at work and of some of the projects they made.

Stamp-a-Stack event featuring Stampin' Up product
www.crafty-rootes.com – cards for a Christmas themed Stamp-a-Stack event

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, if you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would love to be yours!  If you don’t have a catalogue and you would like one, please let me know and I will send one to you.  To order any supplies click on the “shop online” button at the top of the page. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place an order for you.

Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used:
Stamp sets
Good Tidings, Carols of Christmas, Feeling Of Christmas, Season Like Christmas, Hearts Come Home
Dies
Card Front Builder framelits, Lots of Labels dies & Hometown framelits
Embossing Folder
Oh My Stars
Cardstock
Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Real Red, Old Olive & Basic Black
DSP
Merry Little Christmas dsp
Ink Pads and/or Marker
Old Olive, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Always Artichoke, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Sofft Suede, Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso, Basic Grey, Basic Black, Momento Tuxedo Black & Versamark
Tools
Big Shots, Multipurpose Platform + 2 cutting pads, Standard Platform + 2 cutting pads, Heat Guns, Paper Trimmers, Stampin Scrubs and Stampin Mist, Bone folders and Scissors
Acrylic Blocks – multiples
A, B, C, D, E, G & H
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
Grid Paper, Embossing Buddy, Silver Embossing Powder, ⅛” Real Red Ribbon & Whisper White Envelopes

Carols of Christmas for a Team Challenge

Today I am sharing my entry for our July Team Challenge. The theme was Christmas in July. I always feel a bit weird making Christmas cards in the height of summer but luckily the weather has been so atrocious, cold and wet, that it feels like Autumn already; so bring it on. I decided to use the new Carols of Christmas stamp set which will be available to order from 1st August, today…….hoorah. You can also get the co-ordinating Card Front Builder dies which are going to be so popular.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Craols of Christmas stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

I stamped the sentiment large in Momento Tuxedo Black ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock 5” by 3”, towards the top of the panel. I masked it off with a Post It Note leaving the black crosshatching on the bottom visible. I inked both of the bauble stamps with the Momento Tuxedo Black ink and stamped them underneath the masked sentiment. I wanted the illusion that the baubles were hanging from the letters.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Carols of Christmas stamp set and Card Builder dies by Stampin’ Up!

I stamped both sets of baubles again onto scrap Very Vanilla cardstock in both Cherry Cobbler ink and Tranquil Tide ink and die cut them out using the Big Shot. I added each small bauble over top of the black stamped version using a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional. To add a bit of sparkle I added some Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper to the bottom of the panel, this was a piece I had left over from another project. To finish the panel off I added a couple of Basic Rhinestones to the centre of a couple of the baubles.

I cut a panel of Cherry Cobbler cardstock 5” by 3” and added it to the Crumb Cake card base with Tombow Liquid Adhesive, offsetting it before adding the stamped panel with Tombow Liquid Adhesive. The stamped panel was added straight, lining up with the 4 sides of the card base.

I was really happy with how this card turned out. Hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, if you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would love to be yours!  If you don’t have a catalogue and you would like one, please let me know and I will send one to you.  To order any supplies click on the “shop online” button at the top of the page. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place an order for you. If you are local please check out my classes and events using the button at the top of the page or leave me a comment.

Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used:
Stamp sets
Carols of Christmas
Dies
Card Front Builder Dies
Cardstock
Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Ink Pads
Momento Tuxedo Black, Cherry Cobbler & Tranquil Tide
Tools
Stampin’ Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Bone Folder, Paper Piercer and Scissors
Acrylic Blocks
E, H & H
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive & Stampin Dimensionals
Accessories
Basic Rhinestones, Grid Paper & Very Vanilla Envelope