Sunday, December 15, 2013

Team Christmas Party Gift......

At our annual Steph's Stampers Team Christmas party, we always do a secret santa.  So here's what I made for this year.
A Stationary Set.
Firstly......4 pegs, to use as clips or to hold together important papers.  The embellishment is made using 3 scallop circles and a button ......all held together with Crystal Effects.

And from the side......

Next is a pencil pot.......

And finally, a box of note papers.  This is a photo of the top.....

And on the inside......

And yes, I stamped each of those sheets of paper!!  All 200 of them!!
And here's a close up of the bow on the pencil pot and note paper box.

Stamp Set: Happy Day
Ink: Crushed Curry
Card Stock: Smokey Slate
Other: Regals and Naturals buttons, Basic Grey Satin Ribbon (retired), White Bakers Twine
Happy Stamping.......Manda

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Card 4......

The last card from the Stamp-a-Stack uses some unconventional colours.....and stamps, but I like it!!
Stamp Sets: Lacy and Lovely, Joyful Christmas
Card stock: Pool Party, Very Vanilla, Elegant Eggplant
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Pool Party, Rose Red
Other: Basic Rhinestones, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Dimensionals
Happy Stamping.....Manda

Friday, December 13, 2013

Card 3......

This card came together really quickly......Simple and elegant.

Stamp Sets: Warmth and Wonder, Christmas Star (single stamp)
Ink: Midnight Muse and Soft Sky
Card stock: Midnight Muse, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Other: 2 way glue pen, large rhinestones, dazzling diamonds.
Happy Stamping.....Manda

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Card 2.......

Second card features the Joyful Christmas Stamp Set. 
Notice the back ground stamping on the card base with the poinsettia stamp. 

Card stock: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Very Vanilla
Ink: Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler
Stamp Set: Joyful Christmas
Other: Dimensions, pearls and paper snips for all that fussy cutting!!!
Happy Stamping.....Manda

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

December Stamp-a-stack Card 1......

Here's what you missed on the I'm not rubbing it in!!  LOL.  ;-)
We used the new Circle Card Thinlits Die to make this awesome flip card.
In this next shot you can see the chevrons stamped on the right hand panel at the bottom.

And on the inside.....

Card Stock: Real Red, Very Vanilla
Ink: Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Illuminate, Basic Black
Stamp Sets: Pennant Parade, Oh Hello
Other: Read Red 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain ribbon, Modern Medley DSP, Circle punches and Dimensionals. 
Happy Stamping.....Manda

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Christmas SAS....

I've just realised, as I'm prepping for the SAS tomorrow, that I haven't posted the photos for the cards from the last SAS in November.
Here they are...... 

Not sure what's happened to the last photo......sorry ;-D
Happy Stamping.....Manda

And here's the packaged ones......

Thanks to my teaching next-door-neighbour, I now have a photo of the packaged tags......
Colours again are Primrose Petals and Pistashio Pudding.......
Petite Pairs for the sentiment.
Happy Stamping.......Manda

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Christmas procrastination????......

Work is crazy busy at the moment, with reporting and cleaning and finishing up the end of year.  So of course that would be the perfect time to make some Christmas tags for end of year gifts for my colleagues - wouldn't it????

I made 400 of these tags......40 of each design and then gift packaged them beautifully for the staff.....though I did forget to take a photo of the finished product! LOL!  It was nice to see that one was used at our Secret Santa party yesterday. Hopefully they will come in handy at Christmas time.
Colours: Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, Baked Brown Sugar and Summer Starfruit.
Stamp Sets:  Lots!!!  Some retired sets but also some current......I've also tried to use non-Christmas sets in a different way.  (love a versatile set!!)
Happy Stamping.....Manda
P.S. Holidays in 2 more stay tuned for my annual updating of the blog. :-)