Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Choices, Choices, Choices!

Hello Stamping Friends! I need to start out with two apologies- first of all, I am SO sorry that I haven't been posting regularly. Life has been crazy busy lately. I was supposed to attend my first craft fair last Saturday and spent two weeks preparing for it and then- IT SNOWED! I didn't get to go the fair after all and was very disappointed, but I do have lots of cool things to use as gifts. I will get some pictures taken and show them to you very soon! The second apology is for the photography on this blog post. I promised to post my pictures for my next and final Christmas card buffet today and I didn't get finished with the last card until it was already dark. Nighttime card photography is definitely not the best, but hopefully you will be able to tell enough about the cards to make your choices.

Here is the mini muffin tin advent calendar. I was really pleased with how it turned out. I really like the Letters for Santa DSP for this project. Each numbered cover has magnets on the back, so it can be hung and the covers won't move. Because this is made with a muffin tin, you can give a little treat on each day as you count down to Christmas. The first picture shows the entire project and the next two are close ups to show a little more detail. I hope you like it!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: 25 & Counting
Paper: Letters to Santa DSP, Old Olive CS, Riding Hood Red CS, Marina Mist CS, Early Espresso CS, Whisper White CS
Ink: Early Espresso, Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Marina Mist, Blushing Bride, Staz On
Accessories: mini muffin tin, scalloped square punch, 1" square punch, Cherry Cobbler 1 1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon

On to the card choices for the buffet! When ordering your cards, please call them by the name posted directly above each card. This will ensure that I prepare the correct supplies for you. Thanks!

Welcome Christmas

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Welcome Christmas, Netting (background), Pines and Poinsettas, Petite Pairs
Paper: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper EF, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack, Cherry Cobbler quilted satin ribbon, basic pearls, stampin' sponge
CASE of this card made by Jen Sannes


Supplies Used:
Stamps: Perfect Punches
Paper: Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Brushed Gold
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Big Shot, Petal-a-Plenty EF, 2 3/8" scalloped circle punch, 1 3/4" scalloped circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, dimensionals, sponge
CASE of this card by Dawn Olchefske


Supplies Used:
Stamps: Snow Much Fun, Christmas Greetings
Paper: Pool Party, Blushing Bride, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Staz On, Basic Gray marker, Pool Party marker, Blushing Bride marker, Peach Parfait marker
Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, Snowflake punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1" circle punch, basic rhinestone, shimmer spray (lots of it!)
CASE of this card made by LeeAnn Greff

Christmas Tree

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Bright Hope, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Island Indigo, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Island Indigo, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Silver Glimmer paper, Baja Breeze seam binding, Scallop Oval punch, Large Oval punch, shimmer spray (sprayed heavily!)
A Marla Reed Original! :)

OK, I hope that you like the cards and calendar. I tried to provide a mixture of traditional and non-traditional along with a couple of different styles. If you are coming to the class on November 19th, please email me ( with you preorder no later than 9:00 p.m. this Sunday, November 6th. Thanks and I hope to see you there!


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