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25 Days of Holiday Projects – Day 6

At my Simple Christmas Gifts Stamp Camp, I wanted my customers to create a NONholiday-themed gift.  The reason for this is simple – by the time you share your holiday gifts with others, the holiday decor comes down very soon afterwards! 

I used a basic wood plank and had my son Michael spray paint it (thanks, Mike!) with a cream-colored paint.  The Inspiration Decor Elements set has four sayings (life, hope, faith, and love).  It is easy peasy to cut them out separately and get 4 projects out of 1 set.  I used some retired flower Decor Elements for these plaques, but there are several other choices still available you could use.  Just add some picture hangers to the back, and you are all set!

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25 Days of Holiday Projects – Day 5

Today’s project is really a very simple yet elegant project.  I embossed Dasher (I just love that stamp!) in white on Bashful Blue cardstock.  I mounted it on Brocade Blue cardstock and then put it into a simple small frame.  Add a bow on top with Mini Glue Dots, and you are all set!  This is a great way to dress up a boring office desk or small space.  You could even do a trio of different images and put on a mantle or shelf. 

My customers loved making these at my Simple Christmas Gifts Stamp Camp!

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25 Days of Holiday Projects – Day 4

I’ve been thinking about this Advent Calendar project for over a year.  I have many fond memories of my family taking part in the Advent Calendar tradition when I was a little girl.

I used a mini muffin tin with 24 holes.  My husband drilled a hole in the top (the lip of the pan was too wide for my Crop-A-Dile).

I printed off a page of numbers in color.  Using a snowflake from Snow Swirled, I stamped the starry-looking snowflake over the number in More Mustard.  I used circle punches and Big Shot circle dies to cover the holes.  I also cut circles out of magnet sheets with my Big Shot and put them on the underside of the largest circle.  This helps keep the treats inside while hanging.

The reindeer piece is embossed in white and also has a magnet on the underside. 

Lastly, it is tied with our gorgeous Real Red dotted ribbon.  All pieces come off so that the recipient can use the muffin pan after the Advent season.  You can also adapt the decorations for other occasions (countdown to birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day, last day of school, special vacation, driver’s tests).  You could even use it for potty training purposes!!!

While most of the materials for the project (muffin tin, ribbon, cardstock, etc.) are easily attainable and affordable, the magnet sheets can be a bit costly and hard to find.  I actually used some of my retired Stampin’ Up! magnet sheets.  I am so glad I saved them! 

I hope you enjoy the project!

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25 Days of Holiday Projects – Day 2

Here is one of the projects from my WOW! Holiday Projects Stamp Camp.  My stampers had so much fun making these!  They had a choice if they wanted to make it a monthly Rolodex (perfect for remembering birthdays, anniveraries, and other special events) or an address/phone Rolodex.

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What a perfect little gift to share this time of year!

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25 Days of Holiday Projects – Day 1

Hello stampers~

I’ve been so busy hosting and preparing for events that I haven’t had much time for blogging.  I will be posting at least 25 days of Holiday projects on my blog before the week of Christmas.  Here is my first project:

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My stampers created the Punch Pals glassmaker tin ornament two years ago.  There are so many versions you can create!  

Directions for the Penguin Punch Pals Tin Ornament:

Punch Pals Round Tin Ornament
 
1. Color in penguin with markers and cut out.
 
2. Stamp snowflake frame in Brocade Blue ink on Bashful Blue cardstock.
 
3. Punch out snowflake frame with Scallop Punch. Punch out Brocade Blue circle with large circle punch.
 
4. Mount pieces to bottom of tin. 
 
5. Punch two holes in top of tin using 1/16” punch. Loop silver cord through and tie in knot.
 
6. Add Buffalo Snow – don’t need much!
 
7. Close lid. Put Sticky Strip around seal (end at top of ornament). Add ribbons.
 

 

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