Friday, January 7, 2011

December Stamp Club

December's Stamp Club was crazy fun! We stamped, laughed, blabbed, ate yummy food (thanks Debbie & Pam), played Left-Center-Right (dice game you can play for money, candy, etc), and finished with our yearly Christmas gift exchange. This year our stampers were on their moderately good behavior. Only some gifts were "stolen", but it was still fun. We filled a Medium Cell Bag with small candy canes. Topped it off with the Top Note Die (Deck the Halls DSP) along with some ribbon and a stamped image. The inspiration for this month's project came from my team member, Tina.

Supplies used: Occasional Quotes, Always Artichoke Classic Ink, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, 5/8" Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon, Decorative Label Punch (holiday mini), and the Deck the Halls DSP (holiday mini).

Tina createad this adorable candy treat bag with Merry Crittermas Stamp Set, Candy Cane Christmas DSP (both from the holiday mini), and 1/8" Real Red Taffeta Ribbon at her Demonstrator Kick-Off Party.

Even though Christmas is over, you can still make treat bags for all the upcoming holidays for 2011.  Think Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, weddings, graduations.  Lots of opportunities to make treats for your sweets!

The next two cards are club swaps.  Tina made this one. 

Debbie made this one.

This is a fold over card or tag made with the Big Shot Top Note.  You place the fold on the very top of the Top Note. 

And this card is the FIRST card I ever made!!!  Didn't know I still had one around.  I had to learn how to emboss and buy a heat tool just so it would have that "raised" finish.  The silver paper has a linen texture.  I painted it with silver metallic paint because there wasn't metallic paper back when I started stamping over 14 years ago.  Patchwork Angel is the name of the retired Stampin' Up! set.  Back then almost ALL available stamps were "cute and country."

You can even stamp on sugar cookies.  This is a kit my mom bought me from Williams Sonoma last year.  The sugar cookie recipe that comes inside makes the BEST sugar cookie I have ever tasted!!! 

The letters keep their shape during baking.  You can customize any name you want.  Mom made personalized cookies for her grand-daughers.  And, it comes with other holiday phrases like "happy holidays.  Sorry--I don't have a baked one to show you--we ate them all!

Happy Stamping!  Bye for now, Maria

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