Sunday, December 01, 2019

A layout challenge! - #GDP218


Keeping my post short and sweet today ... I am feeling the Christmas crunch and it is only December 1st!!! I am hoping that I will have a productive week, get some things crossed of my to do list, and then I can feel more relaxed to enjoy the holidays.

The Global Design Project challenge this week is a layout challenge! Here is what I have created ...




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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Buffalo Check Christmas


Today's post is a throw back to my Christmas tablescape from last year (yes, last year). The ol' saying applies here ... "where does the time go".

Each year I set my studio table for my customer holiday parties, each year with a different theme. Last year, in the Christmas rush, I did not post my holiday table! I loved it so much that I needed to take a walk down memory lane and share with you ...



A holiday table must have a linen table cloth - that is pressed! A white table cloth is a necessity. Each year you can change your tablescape design and colors, but the white table cloth will remain a classic staple.

For placemats, one of my fave hacks is to use a sheet of 12x12 designer series paper. I re-purpose the paper after and use it on project still! If you end up with a spot of gravy, well you may need to scrap that portion of the cardstock, but the majority is totally usable after! I also love that this allows me to have colors and patterns that are on-trend (because Stampin' Up!© is always on trend!). 

I love a table runner. It sets a landing pad for the tablescape. Because my crafting tables are so long, I opted to use a roll of kraft paper down the center of the table and then layer the smaller buffalo check fabric runner (that I picked up on Amazon).




How adorable is this oil lantern? Another Amazon find, of course!  The mini tree's came from Michaels (but you can find similar trees almost anywhere during the holidays).

Mason jars are another decorating staple. They are super affordable and come in a variety of sizes to add dimension to your table. I added pillar candles and tealights to the jars.





A holiday table needs to have party favors! Because I create these a year ago, these packaging products are no longer available in my online store. Here are some alternate packaging suggestions:




The wood rounds are, you guessed it, from Amazon. They come pre-drilled and all I needed to do was add a bakers twine bow and a stamped image. I used StazOn Black Ink to stamp the reindeer from the Dashing Deer Stamp Set (both available in my online store).

Dashing Deer Stamp Set (151362)


Since we are talking stamp sets and buffalo check ... did you know that Stampin' Up!© has a Buffalo Check Background Stamp?! LOVE! 
Buffalo Check Stamp Set (151372)



This weekend I am designing and creating my Holiday table for my 2019 customer Christmas parties. Lets all think happy thoughts that I will get it posted before Christmas 2020!


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Monday, November 25, 2019

A flirty flamingo Christmas - #GDP217


Happy Monday everyone! It is a new week and a new Global Design Project Challenge! 


If you are a regular around here, you will know how much I love a color challenge! Sometimes, thinking of the color combo to use if the hardest part of creating! 

Last week I hosted a Christmas card buffet class and this card was a hit! My customers loved the addition of the Flirty Flamingo color to the Christmas card.


Stampin' Up! has had pine cone and bough stamp sets or dies in the past but I will tell you that this one is ah-mazing! I resisted purchasing Peaceful Boughs bundle at first, but when I started to see all of the magic that crafters were creating with this on Pinterest and Instagram, I just had to have it! (I am sure you have all been there!)





dolce details

  • This die set come with two pine cone sizes, here I have used the small pine cone.
    • Cut your solid small pine cone with Crumb Cake Cardstock
    • Cut your detailed die pine cone with Crumb Cake Cardstock
    • Use a Glue Dot at the top to adhesive the two pine cones together
    • Conceal your Glue Dot with a Linen Thread bow
  • The boughs in this stamp set and dies do not match, meaning that that they are not intended to be stamped then cut out with the die. This allows you to layer the stamped images and the dies separately for some awesome layers and texture!
    • Here, I have cut out the 3 branch bough with Sparkle Glimmer Paper
  • Lets talk about the Sparkle Glimmer Paper ... About a year ago Stampin' Up! changed the Glimmer Paper, here are the features of our new paper:
    • Easier die cutting - the old paper had a waxy coating on the backside. This was difficult to cut out with a Die Cutting Machine. The new Glimmer Paper has a paper backing that allows you to cut out your shapes with as little as one pass through your Die Cutting Machine
    • Accepts adhesive - that old waxy finish meant that it was a bugger to get adhesive to stick to it. The new paper backing allows adhesives to bond every time. 
    • Sparkle no more - the old paper left you with glitter everywhere! This paper keeps the glitter on the paper (and off of your face, hands, hairline, etc.)
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(or this could totally be a card all on its own!!)

Click over to the Global Design Project and see what the rest of the design team has created today. When you are there, check out the gallery of work that our followers from around the world are creating and sharing with us for #GDP217. If you are crafting this week, take the color challenge and join the fun!

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Blue Christmas - Fancy Friday Blog Hop


Hey! Welcome to the November Fancy Friday Blog hop! The Fancy Friday design team is a group of Stampin' Up! award winning Artisan Design Team achievers, past and present, that come to you once a month with a super fancy blog hop!

Our November challenge is Blue Christmas ...


Hands down, my fave color the last few months has been Pretty Peacock. This is a perfect Christmas Blue, if I do say so myself! For my project today, I have paired it with Basic Grey, copper and silver.


My customers will be creating a similar version of this card at my Christmas Card Class on November 22nd. I added a little green to the layout, for a more traditional feel and omitted the copper accent.



Up next on the blog hop is Lauren Alaird.



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