Envelope Mini Album

Hello Stampers!

No, I have not fallen off the face of the Earth; I am still alive and well!  The last few months have been pretty busy as you can imagine.  My daughter gave birth three days after my last blog entry and much of my time has been spent admiring her and her partner’s handiwork.  Baby Stella is beautiful if you ask me!  I am totally in love with her. 🙂  In October my mom, sister and brother-in-law visited to see the baby and just last week I was in Salt Lake City for OnStage 2017.  So the last few weeks have been busy.

If you will indulge me for a moment, I want to share a few pictures of the newest edition to my family.  Thank you in advance for humoring me.  I know all Grandmas think their grandchildren are beautiful and I promise I will not make this a habit.  🙂  These are from earlier this month.

Now on to the real reason why we are here.

I created this mini album awhile ago, but I wanted to make sure I shared it before too much more time passes, because I think something like this would make a really good Christmas gift to someone you love…maybe a new Mom or Grandma!  Now you know what I plan on doing with mine.   Both videos run a little long, but I think they are well worth the time.  I don’t go into details on the decoration of each page, but I have included a photo of each at the end of this post with a description of what I used to decorate it.  I hope you like what you see and take the time to make one for yourself.  I think it would be well worth your time.

Enjoy the videos, and if you have any questions about anything related to this project, please email me.

 

 

 

Until next time…

Happy Stamping!

 

 

 

These are the front covers of both albums.

This is the inside of the front cover and the pocket on page 1.

Pages 2 and 3.  On the page 3 on the right I cut a reindeer in gold foil and quartered a foil snowflake for each corner.

Pages 4 and 5.  I made pockets on each page.

Pages 6 and 7.  I used the snowflake dies from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits and the 1/2″ circle punch to make the circles on the right.  The left side is a pocket with a half circle notch cut at the top edge using the 1″ circle punch.  I also cut a foil snowflake in half and glued it over the pocket and cut the center out with the 1″ circle punch.  I used the Winter Wonder and Holly Textured Embossing Folders one each page.

Pages 8 and 9.  A small corner pocket and bands to hold photos/mementos.

Pages 10 and 11.

Page 12 and inside of back cover.

 

 

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An Unconventional Christmas

I’ve titled this An Unconventional Christmas, because that is exactly what I think of the colors I used in the first card I am sharing.  I got the idea for the layout from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog, but the colors I used are typically not Christmas colors.  I used Berry Burst card stock and Tranquil Tide ink and ribbon.  I used one of the sentiments in the Christmas Pines stamp set and the star is from Star of Light stamp set.  It’s a pretty clean and simple card, and  if you are looking to make multiples of it, it would be a quick one to do.

I made several of this next card that look similar, but I think I like the Cherry Cobbler one the best.    The card bases are the standard 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card size, but the Cherry Cobbler & Always Artichoke square pieces behind the sentiment measure 2-3/4″ x 3-1/4″.  The piece of Whisper White that is stamped “Deck the Halls” measures 3″ x 2-1/2″.

That is all I have for you today!  I hope all of my Florida peeps are safe and dry as they endure Hurricane Irma’s wrath today and tomorrow.  Be safe all of you!  You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Until next time…

Happy Stamping!

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Past and Christmas Present

If you visited my blog last month, you know that my daughter is expecting and is due around the middle of this month.  Really she could deliver any day now.  Every night I go to bed wondering if I will get a call that she is in the hospital ready to give birth.  I am so excited I can’t stand it and am really looking forward to this little baby Stella finally arriving so we can all meet her.

In the mean time, I’ve been busy getting ready for my club at the end of this month, my Christmas card class at the beginning of November and my stamping team’s 10th Annual Stampin’ for the Cure on October 7 here in Colorado Springs.  I’m also getting ready for my mom, sister, and brother-in-law who will be coming to visit the new bundle of joy in October.  I am looking forward to all of it.

Today I am sharing two Christmas cards that I’ve created using a stamp set that made its debut in last year’s holiday catalog and is in the Annual Catalog, and one from this year’s holiday catalog that is live today.

I used Santa’s Sleigh stamp set and thinlits and Holly embossing folder to create the first.

 

In the second I used Cheers to the Year stamp set and Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper in the new holiday catalog for the second.  On Cheers to the Year, I mixed gold and silver together by using a little bit of silver foil sheet, a gold foil snowflake, and silver and gold metallic thread.  Why not?  The DSP has both gold and silver on it and I mix gold and silver jewelry on my person all the time.

 

If you have any questions, let me know.

Until next time…

Happy Stamping!

 

 

 

 

 

Price: $110.00

Daisy Delight Gift Bag and Cards

Hello!

As I mention in my first video, it has been way too long!  June and July seemed to fly by.  We left for vacation in June right after the new Annual Catalog went live and July was spent catching up and anticipating the birth of my granddaughter.  My daughter is pregnant due to give birth to baby Stella in September. I can barely contain my excitement!  Yes, I have three other grandchildren through marriage, a 6-year-old and almost 2-year-old grandsons and a 6-year-old grand-daughter.  This one is a little different.  It is MY baby girl having her OWN baby girl and making me a REAL Nonna!   (Italian for Grandma).  I needed to make some shower favors and complete a few crochet projects I had started for her.  That is all done now.  Now we just wait…..:)

As I also mention in the video, I was inspired by July’s Paper Pumpkin to create this gift bag and cards.  I think I call it a box in the videos, but it is really a bag.  For July’s Paper Pumpkin, I created two different sizes of bags; one for the note cards and one for the 5-1/2 x 4-1/4.

 

 

So here are the videos.  I hope you enjoy them. Before you watch, you need to know that I mis-called the color of navy card stock in the videos.  I said I used Not Quite Navy (a retired Stampin’ Up! color) when in fact I used Night of Navy.  Sorry.  🙂 If you have any questions, please let me know.

 

 

 

 

Hope you enjoyed your visit today!  Until next time…

Happy Stamping!

 

 

 

 

Price: $110.00