Christmas Stamp-a-ganza!

Come stamp with me!!  We'll have lots of opportunities during the month of December to make packages, tags, mini books and albums, calendars, gifts and more! 

I'm really excited about the class on the 6th of December.  All you have to do is order a Country Living Holiday Stampin' Kit from me, and we'll make some cards and gifts with the kit.  The rest is yours to play with, and I'll give you more ideas if you need or want them.  We'll meet at 10:00 on the 6th.  You can order your kit online (you'll need to place the order by the 24th to be sure it's here on time) or you can e-mail or call me with your order and I'll send it in.  I'll need all orders by the 30th of November!

The class is free; just bring your kit with you!

I really wish I could show you everything I worked on today, but I can't.  (Big, heavy sigh!)  I just got some preview items from the new Spring/Summer 2009 catalog, but I can't post the samples I have.  You'll have to come to my December stamping events to see them.

I can show you these, though.

I started with an idea to stamp on Polymer clay and turn it into something fun.  Hmmmm…..
I'm just not feeling the Christmas joy with this one.  I think because –
A – My card was in the scanner crooked (as usual) and
B – The clay got a little crooked when I baked it.

The idea was cool, though – Roll out the clay (I used a Pearl colored clay, because I didn't have white), then stamp with a VersaMark inked stamp.  (The VersaMark acts as a "release agent," kind of like pan spray when you're baking.)  I rubbed craft ink (Brocade Blue and Bashful Blue) over the snowflakes (Snow Burst), then added a little Encore Silver ink and Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  I baked the clay, and when it cooled, I added a thin glaze of Crystal Effects. 

I like the clay piece, but not on the card.  So …..

This was the next idea.  I stamped the snowflakes in VersaMark and embossed with clear powder.  Then I got the idea for the 3rd card, but I'll go ahead and finish telling you about this one first.

I sponged Brocade Blue, Night of Navy and Elegant Eggplant over the white snowflake panel.  Then I layered it to Eggplant and Navy card stock, then to a Whisper White card.  (I had already sponged the card with Brocade Blue and Elegant Eggplant ink, and stamped the sentiment with Night of Navy.) 

The rhinestones are from Circle-Ice brads.  I used my handy dandy Crafter's Tool Kit to remove the stones from the brads, then added them to the card with mini glue dots.

Here's the third sample.  I remembered an idea I read about embossing silver on silver (or gold on gold).  Thought I'd try it.
Everything about this one is the same as the one above, except for the embossing.  I kind of like the metallic on metallic effect.  It's a little more muted.  I don't know, though….the white one looks really pretty, too.  It's a toss up between the white and silver.  I'm not quite sure what I'll do with the clay piece.  Maybe a refrigerator magnet.  I'll think about it.

Be sure to order your Holiday Stampin' Kit — or call me with the order.  It's packed with cool stuff – including chipboard, die-cut Designer Series paper (to match the chipboard), regular DSP, ink, adhesive, embellishments, ribbon, card stock…  You'll love it!

Also, watch your e-mailbox for an announcement about a terrific online sale next week.  We're talking 20-50% off bundles of stuff!  All your Christmas shopping can be done in one or two clicks.  How easy is that? 

If you have any questions or would like to give gift certificates or other Stampin' Up! goodies (or to just stock up for yourself!), be sure to contact me. 

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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