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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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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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Snowman Season is one of the most adorable bundles in the holiday catalogue! This card also features a few of the additional products from the Let it Snow suite.

The measurements are:
Coastal Cabana Cardbase: 8.5 x 5.5”
Whisper White: 4 x 5.25”
Real Red cardstock: 1.5 x 5.25”
Let it Snow Specialty DSP: 1.25 x 5.25”

Scrap pieces of white, black, Real Red, and Coastal Cabana cardstock

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Have you made a project with Snowman Season? Share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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It’s time for the Seashore Stampers to get blog-hopping again! Today’s theme is 3D Christmas projects, and I’m sharing a very cute and simple box I created to hold a pocket-pack of tissues. I don’t know about you, but at this time of year I like to have these little pocket-packs at hand wherever I am! And now with this cute packaging, they make a handy gift or stocking-stuffer.

I based this design on one I saw online by Jo Anne Hewins, using a box template by Angie Juda. However, I altered the box design to make it a landscape layout instead of portrait. Once I wrapped my head around that, I was able to alter the measurements to suit a smaller tissue pack as well. Here’s a pic of the two boxes together.

I’ve been making LOADS of 3D items for my Christmas craft fairs, the first of which is TODAY! If you’re in the Nanaimo area, I hope you’ll come visit me at the Christmas Village, taking place at the German Cultural Center (71 Caledonia Avenue) from 10am to 4pm today.

Next weekend, I’ll be at the Quarterway School Craft Fair, taking place at 1632 Bowen Road, 10am to 3pm on Saturday, November 30th.

Please come and say hello, and maybe pick out some gift items for the upcoming holiday season while you’re at it! I have lots of treat holders, stationery items, gift card holders, decor items, and of course …. lots and lots of greeting cards for all occasions! You can also enter my free draw and maybe win a prize!

I hope you enjoyed my project! You can check out the shopping list below to see what products I used to create it. Then be sure to click on the buttons to continue on the blog hop, and enjoy all the other wonderful Christmas creations! Click on “Previous” to visit Erica’s blog and “Next” to see what Adrienne has created!

Happy Stampin’!

                                              

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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a gorgeous Christmas card using products from the Wrapped in Plaid suite. I CASE’d this layout from Tracy Jacobs of Stampin’ Fun with Tracy.

You’ll need:

Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
Cardstock frame: 2-5/8 x 4″
Cardstock frame: 2-3/8 x 3-3/4″
White cardstock (“Rectangle 5”)

DSP: 3.75 x 3.5″
Cardstock frame: 4 x 3.75″

DSP strip: 4.25 x .75″
Cardstock frame: 4.25 x 1″

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If you make a card with this layout, don’t forget to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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Christmas is coming early this year with an amazing new suite of fabulous, festive floral products! These products are each available while supplies last, so take a look at all these gorgeous goodies and then place your order right away.

The full suite includes:

  • Christmas Rose stamp set
  • Roses Dies
  • Christmastime is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Gold Glitter enamel dots
  • Gold shimmer ribbon
  • Charming Rose bracelet in giftable box

Here’s a closer look at the stamp artwork, and the DSP. I recently learned that the dies can cut out the images from the DSP!

Here are some of the gorgeous projects made with this suite:

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Contact me today to order yours, or shop 24/7 at my online store. Happy Stampin’!

 

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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to do block stamping, a really simple and effective technique to add interest to your card.

Cardstock measurements used:

Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
Cardstock frame: 4-1/8 x 5-3/8″
White cardstock: 4 x 5.25″

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Have you done block stamping before? Share a photo of your project in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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It’s time for the Seashore Stampers to get blog-hopping again! Today’s theme is Christmas, the happiest time of the year (and the busiest, especially for us crafters!).

This beautiful card features a selection of products from the annual catalogue. At this time of year, it’s so easy to get swept away in all the holiday-catalogue goodness – especially this year, with a holiday catalogue that just might be the best I’ve ever seen! But there are still lots of amazing products in the annual catalogue to enjoy as well; some of which are specifically holiday-themed, while others can do ‘double duty’ for holiday use as well as the rest of the year.

This is one of the cards we’ll be making in the Christmas mega-class I’m hosting on November 16th. You’ll get to make 12 cards (2 each of 6 designs) and enjoy a delicious hot lunch as well, all in a comfortable and accessible venue. There are just a few spots left, so register today to ensure your spot! Registration closes on Friday, November 1st.

Here’s a pic of all the cards we’ll be making together:

I hope you enjoyed my project! You can check out the shopping list below to see what products I used to create it. Then be sure to click on the buttons to continue on the blog hop, and enjoy all the other wonderful Christmas creations! Click on “Previous” to visit Erica’s blog and “Next” to see what MiRan has created!

Happy Stampin’!

                                              

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On Saturday, November 16th I am offering a special full-day class so you can get a head start on your Christmas cards. You will get to create 12 cards (2 each of 6 designs) and enjoy a delicious hot lunch as well. I’ve rented a special venue for this event, so we have lots of room to spread out and craft together! I think it’s going to be a wonderful day, and of course there will be some fun surprises to enjoy as well.

The workshop cost is $59, but until October 20th I am offering an Early Bird discount price of $54. So don’t delay – you have only a few more days to get yourself that discount! Sign up today to secure your spot.

Here are some of the designs I’ve been working on for our class.

I hope you’ll be able to attend this wonderful class, which is sure to start your holiday season off right.

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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