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You all know that I love making and sending handmade cards. Did you know that at this time of year, something truly magical happens …. and I receive many beautiful handmade cards from friends, teammates, and customers? Today I’m going to show off all the handmade cards I received for Christmas this year.

The two cards above are from Angela (left) and Nita (right). I had to include this thank-you card from Nita, even though it’s not technically a Christmas card, because it uses some of my favourite paper from the holiday catalogue, Feels Like Frost. That paper was SO popular that Stampin’ Up! is bringing it back in next year’s holiday catalogue – so if you missed out, don’t worry! It’s only eight months until it comes available again! 😀

This beautiful Z-fold card is from my friend Arvon, who used Perennial Essence DSP from the annual catalogue, and the Frosted Frames dies from the holiday catalogue. What a great combination of products! The silver foil, glimmer paper, and sparkly embellishments really add sparkle to this special card.

I love the way Betina has created a whole scene with the trees, snowflakes, and Jolly Season dies! What a beauty.

The card on the left is from my friend and teammate Claire, who used Feels Like Frost paper along with the Christmas Gleaming bundle to create this silvery, sparkly card. Her silver embossing is just gorgeous! The card on the right is from Liz, using beautiful gold foil and retired paper to create a stunning shaker card.

My friend and fellow demonstrator Madeleine sent me this adorable card using the Merry Moose bundle! This is another product that Stampin’ Up! have promised to bring back next year. I love the way Madeleine layered all the different elements to create this card!

I received this card from the Random Act of Kindness group I belong to, and have lost the name of who sent it. I love that she has created a picturesque scene using only the Frosted Frames dies and the Feels Like Frost paper – great example of how a card does not have to be complicated to be striking!

On the left, the card from my friend Shellie traveled all the way from the frozen north of the Yukon to brighten my day here in Nanaimo. On the right, teammate Vikki’s shaker card is simply stunning!

Friend and teammate Stephanie used the gorgeous Brightly Gleaming DSP to create the card on the left. (That’s another paper Stampin’ Up! is bringing back next year – hooray!) Friend and fellow demonstrator Heather used the amazing Puff Paint and Peaceful Boughs bundle to create the card on the right. I love them both!

Friend Tricia used the Night Before Christmas Memories and More card pack to create this simple, lovely card.

My friend Trudy is known for creating striking cards, and she certainly delivered with this beautiful card (left). On the right, my friend Dawn has used the Most Wonderful Time medley to create this lovely, peaceful card.

I hope you enjoyed looking through my Christmas Card Gallery! I sure had fun receiving all these beauties – if one of them is from you, thank you so much! I’ve added the shopping list below, as some of these products are still available for a couple more days; the holiday catalogue ends on January 2nd, to make room for the Spring Mini and Sale-a-Bration catalogues which start on January 3rd. Look for a new post that day about my top picks from the Spring Mini catalogue!

Happy New Year, and Happy Stampin’!
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It’s the last blog hop of 2019! As another year draws to a close, I am so grateful for the customers, teammates, and class attendees who choose me to be their demonstrator. With your support, this year I got to:

What an amazing year it’s been – and I couldn’t have done it without YOU! Thank you for making me a part of your stampin’ life!

The theme for this month’s blog hop is New Year’s, and I’m sharing a project that was a big hit at my recent craft fairs. I CASE’d this project from Jeanette Cobb, a demonstrator in the US. It is so easy to make, and it’s a fantastic gift item – with a post-it notepad, a pencil, and a 2020 calendar, it’s so useful to have! Best of all, it folds up into a super portable – and, as Jeanette would say, ‘purse-worthy’ – package!

The thing that really makes this project pop is the finished edges on the DSP. This is achieved by scoring along the long side of your DSP so you can fold in those edges. This makes it so sturdy and attractive!

I buy my calendars from Tricia’s Custom Treasures, a crafty friend of mine who lives in Nanaimo but will mail anywhere in Canada. Her calendars have all the Canadian holidays marked on them, and she can even customize the font to match your business branding! I’m happy to support another small business with my crafting creations!

I think Jeanette used magnets for her closures – I experimented with both magnets and velcro dots, but ultimately found that the most elegant solution was also the simplest. I’ve attached the punched shape with dimensionals, and positioned it so I can slide the top flap behind the punched shape to keep it closed. Low-tech to the rescue! (And yes, I used some retired punches – but I’ve included some current ones in the product list below which would do just as well for this project!)

I hope you enjoyed my project! I’m sending warm wishes to all my readers, viewers, customers, and stampers for a wonderful holiday season and all the very best in 2020. Whatever your year may hold, I hope you’ll continue to make time to stamp, create, and connect with others!

Now don’t forget to click on the buttons below to continue on the blog hop, and enjoy all the other New Year’s projects! Click on “Previous” to visit Erica’s blog and “Next” to see what MiRan has created!

Happy Stampin’!

                                              

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Check out all the awesome goodies I received on my Spring pre-order, including free Sale-a-Bration products! You’ll also learn about the amazing deals available for those who host or join before March 31st.

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Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win – let me know which of these products you’re most excited about! I’m going to choose one commenter to win a card made with products shown in the video!

Happy Stampin’!

 

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Tomorrow, Wednesday, December 11, Stampin’ Up! is offering free shipping on any order over $65!! This includes all annual and holiday catalogue items, prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions of 3 months or more, Clearance Rack, and Year-End Closeout items. If you shop online, remember to use hostess code RVXHVXUU!

This is perfect timing for our Mystery Hostess Draw, which already has $60 in free product to be claimed!! Don’t forget that you can spend those rewards on exclusive hostess sets like Greatest Part of Christmas or Holiday Haul. If you’d like to be entered into the draw, place an order by noon on December 11theither with me or online using hostess code RVXHVXUU. Every $20 purchase earns you an entry!

I will do the draw at noon December 11th and contact the lucky winner, so have your wish list ready!
And if you’re still looking for the perfect gift for your crafty friend, check out Stampin’ Up!’s list of 25 gifts under $30. Combined with free shipping, it’s a win-win!!

On another note, you’ll notice in the coming weeks that my blog and video posting schedule will be slowing down somewhat. I’m taking a break over the holiday season to enjoy time with friends and family, but I’ll be back in the new year with more wonderful content for you to enjoy! In the meantime, you can browse through my past tutorials, videos, or blog posts.

Happy Stampin’ – and Happy Holidays!

 

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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a Centre Easel card using the beautiful Toile Tidings DSP from the holiday catalogue.

You’ll need:

Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
Designer Series Paper:
4-1/8 x 1-1/4″ (2 pieces)
2-5/8 x 2-1/16″ (2 pieces) – If your trimmer doesn’t have 16th-inch measurements, just cut your DSP to 2-5/8 x 4-1/8″ and then cut in half.

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Once you’ve made your own Centre Easel card, don’t forget to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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I had so much fun participating in the Nanaimo Christmas Village and at the Quarterway School Craft and Vendor Fair, these past two weekends. My top sellers were:

– Hershey’s chocolate sleeves
– Hershey’s kiss snowmen
– Post-it note holders
– Santa’s Moustache Ghirardelli squares
– Snowy Night Lanterns

I have some leftover items available for sale that might be the perfect stocking stuffer or teacher thank-you gift that you’ve been looking for! Click here to see a full list, including prices and photos, then drop me a line and let me know if there’s anything you’d like. (NOTE: Items to be picked up in Nanaimo, BC.)

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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a really quick and easy gift item to use for teacher thank yous, hostess gifts, and any other opportunity that pops up over the holidays.All you need is one piece of 6×6″ Designer Series Paper!

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Once you’ve made your own tea and cookies pouch, don’t forget to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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I am an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Nanaimo, BC. I love creating cards and other handmade projects, and I love showing others how they can make their own creations! I hope you can find creative inspiration through my blog and my classes. Thanks for stopping by!

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