Sunday, November 22, 2009


Yesterday I had a *little* workshop for Laura, one of my lovely Stampin' Up! customers, who had requested a Christmas focus.  We made a simple card, and a gift card holder, using the beautiful Christmas Classics stamp set.  Laura, just imagine that THIS is what the card should've looked like (for everyone else's info, I managed to leave my red marker at home, so the image looked a tiny bit different!) - thanks for being understanding!

Workshop xmas card

Stamps: Christmas Classics

Card: Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White

Ink: Versamark ink pad, Old Olive, Real Red & Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write markers

DSP: Ski Slope

Other: Chocolate Chip 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, stampin' dimensionals

Using the same stamp set, and Designer Series Paper, we made a super-simple gift card holder.  I just had to photograph this against my craft room window, because today we have RAIN!! What a beautiful sight; Melbourne has been experiencing an extremely hot and dry Spring, and it makes us feel a bit nervous about the summer months ahead (given the Black Saturday bushfires that were so devastating this past February).  Here's the closed, and opened, versions:

Workshop gift card holder

Xmas gift card holder inside

Stamps: Christmas Classics

Card: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White

DSP: Ski Slope

Ink: Versamark ink pad, Old Olive Stampin' Pad, Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write marker

Other: Sponge dauber, 1 3/8" circle punch, Sticky Strip (super-sticky double-sided tape), large oval punch, scallop oval punch

The Ski Slope Designer Series Paper that I've used in these projects is about to retire, from our Spring Mini catalogue in Australia.  So, if you'd like to get your hands on some, please contact me - it's available only until the end of November.

I will be very sad to see go many of the products featured in Stampin' Up!'s Spring Mini catalogue.  However, the good news is that we have a Summer Mini catalogue about to launch, with some gorgeous new products available to purchase from 1st December.  I have used one of the new stamp sets on an engagement card I made for my niece and her partner - have a look at these beautiful hearts:

Krystal & archie engagement

Stamps: I (Heart) Hearts - SUMMER MINI, Organic Outlines

Card: Whisper White, Real Red, Chocolate Chip

Ink: Real Red and Chocolate Chip Stampin' Pads, Versamark ink pad

Other: Build-A-Brad, 1/2" and 3/4" circle punches, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Chocolate Chip 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon, stampin' dimensionals

Keep checking back for more Summer Mini projects, and in the meantime, check out this fabulous card made by Kirsty Brown - you're going to love this stamp set!!


  1. Oooh, love the red and chocolate. Might have to add this stamp set to my wishlist :). Judy x

  2. Gorgeous cards Christine! I especially love the heart one. The design, LO and how you have stamped one heart around the other. Very clever sweety!
    Kirsty xx

  3. Love all of these Christine, but the heart one is my fave too. I just love hearts! Aren't red and choc chip great together?! You've done a wonderful job with these. Love Anita. xxx