Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Merry Christmas Part 2 Stamp Camp

Merry Christmas Stamp Camp Part 2 is this Friday, and here I am just uploading the projects we will be making! I've been super busy trying to recover from hip replacement surgery plus I've had three events here this past week! Anyway, here are the five projects we will be making.Project #1 is an embossed Christmas tree from "Snow Swirled". It's shown here two ways. We will be making the horizontal one with the fold at the top, but we will emboss with Silver Embossing Powder.
  • Stamps: Snow Swirled
  • Papers: Handsome Hunter, GP White
  • Ink: Versamark, Handsome Hunter
  • Accessories: Silver EP, Heat Gun, Wide Oval Punch, Sponge, Silver Metallic Ribbon, Silver Elastic Cord

Project #2 is a gift card holder. The base card is Bravo Burgundy with a layer of white that has been embossed with the Cuttlebug Snow Dots embossing folder in my Big Shot Machine. The stamped image was colored with markers, huffed, and stamped; then, it was punched with the 1-1/4" Circle Punch. Bravo Burgundy was punched with the 1-3/8" Circle Punch for a mat. Finally, Handsome Hunter was punched with the Scallop Circle punch to complete the medallion. It was adhered to the Bravo Burgundy Ribbon and a bow was added to the top.

The photo at the right shows the inside of the gift card holder. This is my favorite style of gift card holder and it's popular with my ladies, too. The designer paper came from a DCWV Pack of 12" X 12" papers. The ladies will have a choice of several different papers that coordinate with the Bravo Burgundy. The slot for the gift card is made with the Word Window and Small Oval Punches.

  • Stamps: Deer Friends (Level 2 Hostess Set)
  • Papers: Bravo Burgundy, GP White, Handsome Hunter, DCWV DP
  • Ink: Bravo Burgundy and Handsome Hunter Markers
  • Accessories: Cuttlebug Snow Dots EF, Big Shot Machine, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Word Window Punch, Small Oval Punch, Bravo Burgundy GG Ribbon
Project #3 is extremely simple yet elegant. I think embossing with silver or gold embossing powders always lends a sense of elegance to any project. The oval and scalloped oval were done with Nestabilities on my Big Shot Machine. The main image panel is popped up on Dimensionals. The background of stars was done with "Background Basics" stars, tone on tone. The inside back is lined with white and the sentiment, "May the true spirit of Christmas fill your heart with peace, your home with love," is stamped on the white. By the way, I took several photos of this card, and for some reason, the embossing came out fuzzy every time. Go figure!
  • Stamps: Holy Triptech, Snow Swirled (inside sentiment), Background Basics (retired)
  • Papers: Elegant Eggplant, GP White
  • Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Versamark
  • Accessories: Big Shot Machine, Oval Nestabilities, Silver EP, Heat Gun, Dimensionals
Project #4 starts out with a Very Vanilla base card with a layer of Always Artichoke that has been embossed with the Cuttlebug Holly embossing folder. The main image is stamped with Stazon Jet Black and water colored with Water Color Wonder Crayons and an Aqua Painter. It's matted on Basic Black and both panels are punched with the Ticket Corner Punch and then popped up on Dimensionals. The sentiment is stamped on the inside. Other than the water coloring, this will be a very simple card since I do all the embossing ahead of time.
  • Stamps: Christmas Cardinal
  • Papers: Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, Basic Black
  • Ink: Stazon Jet Black
  • Accessories: WCW Crayons, Aqua Painter, Big Shot Machine, Cuttlebug Holly EF, Ticket Corner Punch, Dimensionals
It seems like we just can't have a Christmas Stamp Camp without snowmen. Project #5 has snowmen from "Holiday Lineup" stamped on white with Stazon Jet Black and then colored with markers. The main image panel is matted on Baja Breeze and popped up on Dimensionals. The designer paper is Ski Slope and is available from the Holiday Mini Catalog. The snowflake border was done with a Fiskars border punch that I've had for years. The base card is Baja Breeze.
  • Stamps: Holiday Lineup
  • Papers: Baja Breeze, GP White, Ski Slope DSP (Holiday Mini)
  • Ink: Stazon Jet Black, SU! Markers
  • Accessories: Dimensionals, Fiskars Snowflake Border Punch

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1 comment:

Cheryl said...

I love everyone of the things you are planning! I keep putting off getting those snowmen but may have to break down soon.