Friday, March 5, 2010

Christmas Stamping All Year Long

I sure love being able to work on Christmas things throughout the year. For me, having some projects and lots of cards made early really keeps the stress level down. Instead of making one card a hundred times over and over (that's no fun), I get to create a unique card (typically two) and paper gifts for each one of these challenges. And the best part? I typically have a recipient in mind while making the items... so it's almost like the projects are personalized.

This is our first 3-D challenge at Christmas Stamping All Year Long ("CSAYL"). The gals on the team decided it would be great to have the opportunity to work on some gifts items this year, along with cards, so we'll do our 3-D project challenge on the first Friday of each month. Here's a sample of our first gift set...


Team leader, Maria Bell, challenged the team to use this template from SCS and create a gift box set of cards. This is a really cute and very quick project, so I hope you will play along with us. As soon as I saw her criteria I was all over this project and couldn't wait to get started. I made this for a friend (who never looks at my blog anyway -he-he), so it's a little hostess item to bring to her when we get together around the holidays. My set includes this holder and four matching cards and envelopes.

So hopefully you'd like to play along with us...

Thanks for taking the time to visit... I love your comments and read every one of them. 'Til next time, be safe in all you do.






Details: Snowman stamp from Outlines Rubber Stamp Co., Neenah Solar White paper, grosgrain and silver ribbon from Offray, Prisma and Lyra pencils, pop dots, snowflakes and DP from my stash.

17 comments:

eiyiyi said...

Hi Peggy. I love your bag and cards ... a masterful job! Thanks for the link to the template! hugs, eileen

Maria said...

You did an awesome job with this week's challenge, Peggy! And you were quick in making it too! That snowman is adorable!!! Love the colors you used. . .well, I love everything about your gift set!

Have a wonderful Friday!!

Maria

Marlene said...

Adorable! I'm loving this blog. :)

Marcia said...

So cute! Love that image!

Dru said...

Adorable!! Love that snowman and all the detail on him - and of course your amazing coloring doesn't hurt either!! Hugs, Dru

Sara said...

Awww, too cute peggy!! I'm definetely gonna have to try that one!

alina said...

Absolutely wonderful, Peggy!
Hugs, Alina

Cheryl said...

I LOVE this. You're sending it to me....right? :)
Great job, Peggy!

theneon said...

Beautiful job on these. I love Christmas images and this is a fab idea for a stress free holiday by playing with Christmas images all year long. Your friend will adore these!

Playing with Paper said...

Aw this is too cute Peggy I know I need to try this one out!! I love snowmen and this one is sooo cute!! Thank you for the link. Mary

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi peggy! I'm finally back! I've been missing everyone so much!! The gift bag and card here are wonderful!! I love the colors! Have a great sunday!!

Micki Switzer said...

Great gift bag and cards...love the snowman..getting a great start to the season!!

Linda's Craziness said...

Love the bag and card. I do lots of card sets for gifts but now I need to try making the little bags to put them in. Will give it a try this week.

Cindy said...

Wonderful projects. Love the image and your coloring. The blue is a great choice.

Payne Holler Cards said...

this set is just tooo cute! will have to try...thanks for the template! love working on Christmas cards when there is no pressure...

Gina said...

Great idea to make gifts as well as the cards. I love your snowman project.

inlovestamping said...

Simply adorable! I love the snowman image!!! :-)

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