Christmas Wishes

This weekend is my first Christmas card class of the season.  I’m starting with a class featuring the Watercolor Christmas Project Kit from the Holiday Catalog.  The kit makes some really beautiful cards and I added stamping on my envelopes too.

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Everyone coming to the class will get a start on their cards for the season – we will finish 20 cards in this class.

But today I wanted to show you how fun the coordinating stamp set is.  This is a card I made with the stamp set.

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I used the Watercolor Christmas stamp set along with Tranquil Tide card stock and ink.  I added a piece of the Wood Textures Designer Paper Stack (It’s part of the paper sale going on this month).  The large circle is cut with the Layering Circle Framelits.

The Corrugated Elements embellishment and the little stamped hand cut tree are stapled on.  Yes I still use my retired Stampin’ Up! stapler.  But any stapler will do – this one just uses smaller staples than those normal office sized ones.

It’s a quick and easy card.  With just a few supplies you could make a stack of these and add them to the stack from the project kit and be ready for your holiday card sending in no time.

Thanks for visiting.

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What happens when you cut it?

The Acetate Boxes are on page 13 in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog.  You might have missed them.  They are the perfect size to hold 5 cards and envelopes.  Making them nice for storing a set of cards or better yet – giving a set of handmade cards as a gift!  Who would you give some too?

But what happens when you cut one of those nice boxes in half?  Well you get two small open-ended boxes that you can use for holding little treats or tags or any number of things.

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I used a Guillotine cutter to cut them exactly in half.  The paper trimmer won’t work.  Or you could measure and use some heavy duty scissors being careful to get a straight edge.  In either case I used Designer series paper along my top edge – so if your cut isn’t perfect the paper can hide it.  The paper I used was from the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper.

To finish decorating my box I stamped a tag from the Merry Little Labels stamp set and punched it out with the Everyday Label Punch.  To the back of it I added two vellum Leaf punches – that’s the new Leaf Punch – and then added that to an Old Olive piece of card stock.  To the back of that I’ve added a piece of Mini Gold Sequin Trim and a piece of the Foil Snowflake – I used a gold one.  Then I put the whole thing on my box with some Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Finally I tied around a piece of Jute Twine.

Now fill with goodies!

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I found these Honey Caramel Chocolate Peanut clusters at Sam’s Warehouse.  They come in a big bag but are individually wrapped – plus the green foil went nicely with my paper! Actually I bought the candy first and then went through my paper to find what looked good with the candy!

Be sweet!  Thanks for stopping by.

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The Cutest Reindeer

The little reindeer in Seasonal Chums is just the cutest thing.  I just love how he turns out when I watercolor with my Aqua-painter.

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Here I’ve used the exact same layout as my pumpkin card.  Just a new image, different colors and different Designer Series paper.  I stamped the reindeer on Watercolor paper with my Basic Black Archival Ink and then water-colored him.  Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Garden Green.

The Designer Series Paper is the Quilted Christmas Paper stack – it’s a 6×6 stack.  The die cut snowflake is part of the Seasonal Tags Framelits dies that match the Seasonal Chums stamp set.  And the circles are from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

Like the last card I posted this is one with a short front.  The strip of Designer Series Paper is on the inside.  Here is a photo so you can see what I mean.

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It’s fun because when the card is opened you have the paper still showing.  And easy solution for a card base that has been mis-cut or mis-scored.

Have a great day!

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Watercolor Christmas Card Class

Watercolor Christmas Card Class

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Create 20 gorgeous Christmas Cards with a watercolor look in minutes.
Make 20 cards.  5 each of 4 designs.  Envelopes with gold foil liners.
Class Fee is $40 paid by Oct. 1st.  THIS IS A PREPAID CLASS.
Fee includes all supplies to make 20 cards including adhesive.
NEW BONUS: You will receive the Fast Fuse Adhesive PLUS 2 FREE Refills as part of your class fee (added $15 value).
After you RSVP I will send a PayPal invoice for you to pay the class fee or you can mail me a check.  Make sure to include your email address and phone number.
Class is Saturday, October 14th from 7pm – 10 pm
This is a prepaid class – payments due by October 1st so I can order all your supplies.
Email me today to let me know you plan to attend, then send in your payment.  Thanks!
I hope to see you there!
Monika
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Classes coming up

I thought I would add a post about some of my classes that I have coming up the next couple of months.  Due to some travel plans a few of my regularly scheduled classes have shifted a little bit.  I’m finishing up my September newsletter also so if you are on my email list you will be getting that today too.  If you live locally to me or are visiting in the area please join me for a class.  Grab a friend and come enjoy some crafting therapy and fun!

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Monthly Card Makers Class – this is a fun class for all levels of stampers – brand new to those that have been stamping for years.  It’s a flexible class where you get to choose the cards you make. Normally held the last Friday of the month. But I’ve had to move it for Sept and November.    Card Maker’s Class – September 15, October 27, November 17

Stamper’s Club – this is a monthly stamp club that meets at my house – try out brand new products, learn new techniques, and make cards and projects that are more involved.  Minimum order is required, and each member gets a turn to earn the hostess rewards.  Normally held the first Friday night/Saturday morning of the month.  But October and November are shifted.  Stamper’s Club – October 13/14, November 1

Paper Pumpkin Craft Night – a night to gather and work on our monthly Paper Pumpkin kits. If you are a subscriber bring your kit and join us.  If not you can come join and see what we are making or purchase one of the extra kits that I have with me.  Normally held the last Wednesday of the month.  Paper Pumpkin Craft Night – September 27, October 25, November 29.

Stamp, Scrap & Create Retreat – a fun weekend retreat with your crafty friends.  Make & Takes, games & prizes, yummy food, and surprises throughout the weekend.  Held in the Spring and Fall. I still have open spots for fall – deadline to register is 9/10.  Stamp, Scrap & Create Retreat Fall 2017 – September 29 thru October 1.

 

 

Watercolor Christmas Card Class – my first holiday class for this season.  Make 20 cards with a beautiful water colored look and gold accents.  All supplies included. This is a PREPAID class – fees due Oct. 1st.  Watercolor Christmas Card Class on October 14.

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Christmas Card Stamp a Stack – join me for my popular Holiday stamp a stack class.  We will be using products from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog.  You’ll make a stack of cards all in one afternoon.  Take them home and mail them out to family and friends.  Christmas Card Stamp a Stack – October 28, November 26.

I hope you can join me for one of these classes or contact me to schedule your very own private class.  I can design a class to suit your and your friends.

See my entire calendar HERE – get more details on each event and RSVP.

Monika Davis – Stamping at Monika’s Place – Woodstock, Georgia.

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Carols of Christmas

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The Carols of Christmas Bundle from the upcoming Holiday Catalog is available now – it’s an early release.   Here are a couple of cards that I’ve made with it.

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Here are a couple of cards that I made with this bundle

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Stampin’ Up! Carols of Christmas, Holiday Catalog 2017, Monika Davis

For this card I used Be Merry Designer Series Paper in the Annual Catalog, Thick Whisper White card stock and Vellum card stock.  I stamped with the Archival Black ink on the Vellum which needs some time to dry.  You can also use this idea and instead of the Designer Paper under the vellum use a family photo.

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Stampin’ Up! Carols of Christmas Bundle, Holiday Catalog 2017 Monika Davis

For this card I used the Thick Whisper White card stock, Early Espresso Card stock and regular Whisper White card stock.  Plus the trees are cut from the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.

The Carols of Christmas Bundle is part of a mega suite in the Holiday Catalog called Merry Little Christmas.  Perfect products for all your Christmas creations from tags and cards to gift packaging and memory keeping.

And don’t forget if you earned a Bonus Days Coupon in July be sure to use it by August 31st – that’s next week.  You can use it for this new bundle!

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Sneak Peek – A Merry Little Christmas

The new Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog is coming September 1st!  A perk of being a demonstrator means we get to see it early and purchase products early.  I’d love to talk to you about being a demonstrator and part of my team.  Today on my blog I’m sharing a sneak peek from the Merry Little Christmas Suite.  It’s actually a mega suite.  It has 2 stamp set bundles – one with a punch and one with a die set, two Designer Series Paper packs, and lots of fun embellishments in one big suite of coordinating products.  Here is just a little peek for you.

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I used the Clear Tiny Treat boxes to make this fun little treat. There are several new products on here from the Merry Little Christmas suite.

  • Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper
  • Merry Little Labels stamp set
  • Everyday Label Punch
  • Jute Twine

Here is another view so you can see the yummies inside!

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White Chocolate cashew clusters.  They are yummy!

The Carols of Christmas stamp set and Card Front Builder Thinlits dies are also part of this suite.  And guess what?  You can buy those right now!  You don’t have to wait until Sept. 1st.  They are available as an early release.

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Here is a video so you can get a closer look.

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Have a great day!

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