In December, I will be teaching a class at our local community college through their Continuing Education program. It's pretty close to Christmas and a little late for starting to make all of your Christmas cards, so instead, we will be making a dozen gift tags and then turning a couple of them into full-sized cards. So today, I have been working on making some samples to advertise the class. And you get a sneak peak!
I used the Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper from the 2019 Holiday Catalog and three stamp sets. Two of the sets are retired. One is from last year, Beautiful Blizzard, and the other is from over 10 years ago, Season of Joy. This is the one with the Christmas tree. I love it! It is such a fun, whimsical Christmas set. The third set is from the 2019 Holiday Catalog, So Many Stars.
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It was so much fun making these tags! I hope my students in December have as much fun learning some basic stamping and papercrafting techniques on these mini canvases.
Since all four of us work for or attend a University, it was Back-to-School week for the whole family this week. (Well, technically, my daughter was supposed to start last Thursday, but since she somehow managed to schedule all of her classes on Monday and Wednesday, she didn't have class until this week.) To celebrate my daughter's senior year, I made these fun goody bags for her and her roommates.
She has a great group of friends who she is rooming with again this year. They met the first day of band camp her Freshman year. I know lots of people make life-long friends in college, but I also know it doesn't necessarily happen for everyone. I am so thankful she found this great group of buddies to spend these four years with.
Then, I used the new Check You Out stamp set (149462) to stamp the owl in Soft Suede ink and cut it with the Layered Circle dies (141705). I love this new stamp set! It has been on my wish list since the day the catalog was released and I am so glad I finally got it. It is great for making cards for students, teachers, or any of your favorite bookworms. I stamped the books in Bermuda Bay, Poppy Parade, Gorgeous Grape, and Granny Apple Green. I cut them out with my scissors and stacked them up. I angled and overlapped the books just a little so I could adhere them to one another with a little liquid glue. Then I attached them to the owl circle. I used some *very* retired flower eyelets to reinforce the holes at the top and tied it together with ribbon from my stash.
Hopefully the girls will enjoy receiving a package in the mail and it will be a great start to a great senior year!
Heidi Collins, Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator
I have been stamping, scrapbooking, and paper crafting for over 20 years, and I love helping others explore the joy of making beautiful projects for yourself and others.
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