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Saturday, 18 November 2017

Just For Fun - November

Time to see my lovely ladies again at our Just For Fun Classes. Christmas in theme although, to be honest, most of them have already made more Christmas cards than I have!
As usual, the cards are designed to keep us crafting, are not bulky (which keeps postage costs down), and are fun to make.
On the first card we used the autumnal Painted Harvest stamp set. Making good use of the two Sunflower leaves stamps to make a wreath.



Great to have our new Stampin' Blends alcohol marker pens to colour the rhinestones, no longer clear, they are now a super cherry cobbler colour!

Our second card is a gatefold. Not a lover of deeper shades of green and red together as I find them a little on the drab side personally, but some of my ladies love the traditional combination. Here we've used cherry cobbler and garden green.

The Be Merry DSP works perfectly. The green circular card behind the sentiment was punched out with our starburst punch. The sentiment is from the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set and has been punched out using the Everyday Label punch. A little bling by way of gold sequins.
Inside there is a large panel for a personal message which has a few snowflakes stamped.




Our third card is in deep elegant eggplant which has been teamed up with smoky slate. 
The stamp set is Wise Men From Afar. I used a star die (now retired) to make a mask through which to ink a background for the wise men. I'm afraid the photo is a little crooked.



Not sure if you can spot it in the photo but there are a few rays beaming down from the star, this is a stamp from a brand new saleabration stamp set called Amazing You. And, what's more is that there are some super coordinating dies too.
Yep, I DID say saleabration, we demonstrators are already preparing for January and it's launch....how on earth will I ever get my own Christmas cards done if I'm already mentally in January???
Back to the rays. The stamp itself was a little large for what I needed so I stamped onto a post it note, cut out a section and used the rest as a mask so that I only got a few 'rays' on my card. Smart, eh! The star is die cut with a die from the set.



Our final project was stamping a ceramic tree decoration. We used the Merry Mistletoe stamp set, again we coloured a rhinestone with cherry cobbler dark Stampin' Blend for Rudolph's nose. Finished with a little red ribbon (retired).



Hoping you're further ahead with your Christmas cards than I am, have a good weekend,
Lesley x

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