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Holiday Mini Class - what you missed.

I had some lovely ladies over recently to play with some of the new products in the new Holiday mini Catalogue.  We had a lot of fun getting our Christmas on!
The first card was a fairly simple one using the Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set and the matching Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.  I am going to be using this set a lot.  So fun, and such cute images!  My photo is a little blurry unfortunately, but you can see  that I used a simple colour palette of Crumb Cake  cardstock and Chocolate Chip ink, except for Rudolph's nose, which was coloured using a Real Red marker.  The Baker's Twine is new too - you probably can't tell from this photo, but the red is shiny.

Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set + Cookie Cutter Builder Punch + Crumb Cake A4 cardstock + Chocolate Chip Ink + Real Red Marker + Candy Cane Lane Baker's Twine
We also made a simple mini treat holder (mine held a fun sized box of Smarties, but almost any mini treat would do) which is easy to whip up from a spare scrap of DSP.  Cut it 2 inches wide, and long enough to wrap around your treat.  Using the Tag Topper Punch, make a matching hole at each end of the paper, thread some ribbon or Baker's Twine through and you have a simple treat holder.  If you are worried about your treat sliding out, just secure it with a glue dot.  Decorate it with a cute reindeer and you have a simple gift easy enough to make in bulk for your child's entire class.  You can see I cut out a ½" circle of leftover retired red foil cardstock for Rudolf's nose this time.  

Tag Topper Punch, Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set, Blender Pen, Soft Suede ink, Memento Black Ink, Candy Cane Lane DSP, Emerald Envy ribbon

Finally, we used the Seasonal Decorative Masks, ink and a brayer to create a lovely background on plain white cardstock.  Each of us used a different stencil, and I love the results!  TOP TIP:  use masking tape to keep the stencil in place while using the brayer.  The new foam brayer works beautifully with the newer foam ink pads.

The main panel would make a lovely bookmark - a gift AND a card.  I shall have to remember that idea for my Bookclub at the end of the year.  The sentiment is from Jar of Cheer and the jolly old gentleman is of course Santa from Jolly Friends.  I chose not to add a hat to him because I had't left enough space, but the other ladies did, and their cards looked great.  The addition of some sweet tiny jingle bells finished off the card beautifully.

Jolly Friends, Mini Jingle Bells, Emerald Envy ink, Emerald Envy cardstock, Seasonal Decorative Masks, Cherry Cobbler Cardstock, Blushing Bride ink, So Saffron ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Cherry Cobbler ink, Triple Banner Punch, Tag Topper Punch, gold baker's twine.

You can see here the different cards made - they all look great, and each is unique.

Here's everything used to make the cards and Mini Treat bag shown above.  Make sure to click the Follow Me on Facebook button over on the right -----> because I find it easy to quickly post something there more often than I find time to blog these days.  

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Michele said…
Such beautiful projects Louise! I wished I could have joined you for some fun. I especially would have loved seeing the brayer in action. I've never used one before. Hopefully next time.
kilroy said…
Glad to see a new blog post. Hope you have been well and just busy. Cute Christmas projects.