Saturday, 20 August 2011

Count down to Christmas ~ Wk 1

Hi there,

Between now and the end of November my Saturday posts will all be Xmas projects ~ yes, I know it's only August, but did you know that 18 weeks today it will be Christmas Eve!!! - I don't know about you but from my point of view - EEK!!!  I have set myself a target to make all my cards this year and make at least 50 for the local charity shop as well as making holders for gift cards and money, tree decorations, table decorations etc etc -  deep gulp!! :o/

So, to get started, this weeks project is a card.  It is quite simply and easy to mass produce, I've made about 8 of them over the last couple of days, so a good start, I just hope I can keep this up, along with the other projects and cards I have to make for the birthdays, anniversaries, new baby and the wedding that is coming up within my family and friends circle between now and Christmas!

I used the "Jolly Holidays" Designer Series Paper, (DSP). I love this paper and will be sad when it retires at the end of September. I kept the very classic colour palette from the DSP of "Old Olive", "Very Vanilla" and "Cherry Cobbler" which is such a great Christmas combination.

Oh, and of course there is sparkle; it's both glittery and shimmery  :o)

Hope you like them, if you would like to get your hands on this fab DSP or any Stampin' Up products, please don't hesitate to get in contact, always happy to chat about pretty paper and delightful stamps. Oh, and if you are now starting to think that you need a big input of Christmasy crafting inspiration, then please head over to my lovely Stampin' Up 'Mum's' blog where she has a mega tutorial that you can buy for a dozen crafty Christmas ideas, trust me, all the projects are excellent, easy to follow and a bargain price! Check it out for yourself here dazzlin-dozen-tutorials

take care and have a great weekend ... xx

Project Ingredients

Stamp Sets :  "Contempo Christmas" - Both image & sentiment.
Card stock  :  "Old Olive"; "Very Vanilla" & "Basic Black".
DSP : "Jolly Holiday".
Accessories : 5/8" Satin Ribbon in "Old Olive"; "Champagne Mist" - mixed in Surgical Spirit & Spritzed; "Dazzling Diamonds" glitter.
Tools : "Scallop Edge" Border punch; "SNAIL" tape runner adhesive "Stampin' Dimensionals"

1 comment:

  1. A great card to start your Christmas makes with Anna, and thanks, I am glad you like the tutorials too :-)
    Hugs xxx