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Christmas Cheer – Inspire.Create. Stamping Challenge #005

My Christmas Cheer card is part of this week’s inspire.create.  sketch challenge:

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With the holiday’s approaching I knew I wanted to make a Christmas card and opted to go with non-traditional colours. I really wanted to play with my Stampin Blends markers so I chose colours based on those and opted for Pink Pirouette and Crumb Cake.

I used the Merry Cafe stamp set and Coffee Cafe Framelits for the cup and sentiments and coloured the cup and lid in with the Stampin Blend alcohol Markers. “A CUP OF” and “CHEER” are silver heat embossed.

The card  is 4.25″ x 4.25″ and opens in the middle. The lid of the cup is positioned so that it helps hold the card closed as the tip of the silver metallic snowflake tucks underneath. The inside sentiment is from the Every Good Wish stamp set.

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christmas cheer

christmas cheer

christmas cheer

Hope you enjoyed today’s Christmas Cheer card. Be sure to check out the other design team projects and submit your entry!

Happy Stampin!

Nature

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Inspire.Create.Challenge #003 – Festive Theme

festive theme challengeWhen I first realized the theme for this week I panicked a little.  “Festive” to me brings forth images of a traditional red, green, and white Christmas. I had not ordered any traditional Christmas products this year. I opted for the more modern and musical holiday papers. How was I going to come up with a “festive” card??  It  then occurred to me that I could make my own traditional Designer Series Paper and embellishments using my sponge brayers and Stampin’ Blends (NEW product alert! Available to customers November 1st!)

I used garden green ink and a brayer to colour the Merry Music DSP . Then I used my dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin Blend marker to turn white pearl embellishments into red berries and change the white trimmed gold ribbon to cherry cobbler trimmed ribbon!

The wreath is the 2 layer flower from Stampin’ Up!’s Painted Harvest set. The sentiment and decorative banner are from the Christmas Pines stamp set. They are both heat embossed (one in gold and one in white).

After I had come up with design for this card it was clarified that “festive” didn’t have to be Christmas-y (so don’t panic if you don’t have anything holiday themed for this challenge- but you might want to order some holiday products because you’re cutting it pretty close with getting your holiday cards done -haha!). I really liked this card though so I decided to use it for my design team entry anyway.

This festive theme card measures 4.25″ x 4.25″ and fits in a standard envelope.

 

festive theme inspire.create. challenge #003

Be sure to check out the other great inspire.create. design team cards and submit your own entry into this Inspire.Create. Challenge!

Happy Stampin’

Nature

Your Canadian Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

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Heat Tool

$40.00

Twenty-First Day of Christmas – Window Box Advent Calendar

The twenty-first day of Christmas window box for my advent calendar features the Oh So Eclectic Bundle and the Glitter Enamel Dots. I used old olive ink to stamp the leaves and added the old olive glitter dots. This box will be in the middle of the calendar do I have not decorated any of its sides.

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Happy Stampin’

Nature

Your Canadian Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

Product List

Big Shot

$136.00

Glue Dots

$7.00

Thirteenth Day of Christmas – Window Box Advent Calendar

Getting started on the 3rd row with the thirteenth day of Christmas window box. It features the old olive & white baker’s twine and gold metallic thread. The Merry Music Designer Series Paper was cut using another one of the dies from the window box thinlits. To be honest this is not one of my favourite boxes, but it seems to be fitting in quite nicely on the “tree”. Leaving it be has been a good exercise in accepting that not everything has to be perfect to be beneficial!

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More window boxes coming soon!

Happy Stampin’

Nature

Your Canadian Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

Sixteenth Day of Christmas – Window Box Advent Calendar

The sixteenth day of Christmas window box for my advent calendar features the pretty label punch, the mini ornaments and the old olive mini chevron ribbon.

I have already added it to my growing calendar. It is so cool to watch it all come together!

Do you want to see the updated “tree” every post OR should I post an updated “tree” picture here and there and then surprise you with the finished advent calendar at the end? Post a comment and let me know!

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Happy Stampin’!

Nature

Your Canadian Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

Twelfth Day of Christmas – Window Box Advent Calendar

Today’s post is exciting to me! I got to work on the base for my advent calendar and have finally begun the process of assembling it! As such I will be switching around the order of the posts a bit to reflect the order in which the days will be added to the “tree” from base to top. The Twelfth Day of Christmas window box is the last box in the bottom row.

The Twelfth Day of Christmas window box features a simple design using burlap trim, pear pizzazz shimmer ribbon, and rhinestone basic embellishments.

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With box number twelve complete I am now able to start assembling my advent calendar on the base. I made the base for this calendar using 3 Paper Pumpkin boxes and one piece of 12 x 12 Chipboard from a Memories and More Page Pack.

Each box is wrapped in a sheet of 12 x 12 Merry Music DSP.  I used a glue gun to hot glue all three together. The chipboard I cut in half and hot glued both pieces to the bottom of the wrapped boxes to help provide stability across the joints.

The embellishment process for the base began by wrapping the 7/8 stripped ribbon around the entire outside of the boxes and  tying it  in a big bow. Tying this ribbon tightly also helps to stabilize the 3 box base. I added 4 sprigs to the bow and will add another embellishment in the center but am undecided on what.

Here is the base and the first few bottom boxes. I’m getting quite excited to see it all starting to come together now!

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Be sure to subscribe to my blog to get updates on how this window box advent calendar is coming along! I will post another product list at the end, once the advent calendar has been completed. I have posted supply lists for previous boxes so please check there in the interim.

Happy Stampin’

Nature

Your Canadian Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

Eleventh Day Of Christmas – Window Box Advent Calendar

The eleventh day of Christmas window box features some vellum die cut snowflakes made using the Seasonal Layers dies, along with the mini gold sequin trim. I just love the black and white plaid pattern on this designer series paper!

The snowflakes were cut from vellum using the Colourful Seasons thinlits and the mini gold sequin trim gives it some extra shimmer.

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Happy Stampin’

Nature

Your Canadian Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

Product List

Big Shot

$136.00

Glue Dots

$7.00

Tenth Day Of Christmas – Window Box Advent Calendar

The tenth day of Christmas window box is my silver take on my fifth day of christmas box. It features Stampin’ Up’s new boxwood wreath embellishments, metallic doilies, and very vanilla lace.

 

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Thanks for checking out this blog series. If this is your first time visiting be sure to catch up on the earlier posts in this series!

Happy Stampin’

Nature

Your Canadian Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

Product List

Big Shot

$136.00

Glue Dots

$7.00

Ninth Day of Christmas – Window Box Advent Calendar

Is anyone else getting impatient for this project to be done?? Haha! I have been working on several at a time and I’m trying to hold back and not post them all at once. I’m getting excited to see how this all comes together at the end. I thought about building it and then finishing the individual boxes afterwards, but then I realized that it would be difficult to photograph all the boxes that way. So…. Here is my ninth day of Christmas window box. I kept this one simple and used the new everyday label punch, vellum and the metal rimmed pearls.


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Happy Stampin’

Nature

Your Canadian Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

Product List

Big Shot

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$136.00
Glue Dots

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$7.00

Seventh Day of Christmas – Window Box Advent Calendar

My seventh day of Christmas window box features the Eclectic Layers Thinlits and mini gold sequin trim.  It is a lighter design than some of the previous boxes. I think this will bring some balance to the finished project.

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You guys…. it is getting tougher to come up with combos for these boxes and I still have 21 days to go! I should have ordered the foil snowflakes and Year of Cheer embellishments. They would have gone perfectly with this project! Let’s see if I’m able to pull this off! 😉

Happy Stampin’!

Nature

Your Canadian Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

Product List

Big Shot

$136.00

Glue Dots

$7.00

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