WELCOME to the November 2014

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  Blog Tour!!!

Our theme this month:

Stampin' Up! projects featuring

a Christmas theme


   You have probably reached me after visiting Justin's Amazing blog, and if not, be sure to travel backwards on the tour and visit him! 🙂

Project #1: Gift Box – Get your Santa On Tag


I wanted to dress up a Kraft Gift Box (found on pg 200 in your Stampin' UP! Catalog), so I cut pieces of Under the Tree heavy-weight designer paper and covered each side, leaving a small border around each piece.  Then I used the adorable new stamp set called Get Your Santa On and stamped it with Memento Black ink and Colored it with Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities markers.  Did you notice the cute little "stitched" images at the bottom of the tag!?  Want to know where I found those? They are in the Project Life Holiday Cheer stamp set!!  (see pg 35 Holiday Catalog #135188). I created my own 2" x 4-1/4" tag using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.  Oh, and Merry Christmas… that's from 2 different sets..I thought that was pretty clever!!  MERRY is from Cheerful Tags (pg 5) and Christmas is from Watercolor Winter Too (pg 37).

I topped it all off with Cherry Cobbler 1" Sheer Linen Ribbon (pg 7) and some Mossy Meadow ribbon #133670 – oh and a Gold Button!


 Project #2: Santa & Co Winter Wonderland card


I know that the "Jury is Out" on the Santa & Co. paper and the Visions of Santa stamp set (Pg 29 Holiday catalog), but I LOVE LOVE LOVE these patterns from the Santa & Co. DSP pack… so cheery for winter and Christmas!  I added them to a folded Whisper White card, then tied the new Real Red 3/8" Satin Woven Ribbon.. the detail in this ribbon is just gorgeous. I stamped Winter Wonderland from the new Project Life December Wonder stamp set (supplement pg 9) then made it in to a banner and added 3 Nordic Noel Buttons to pull together the red, white and blue color scheme.


  • Kraft Gift Boxes, pg 200 #124106
  • Under the Tree Paper, pg 5 Holiday Catalog #135825
  • Project Life Holiday Cheer stamp set, pg 35 Holiday Catalog #135188
  • Cheerful Tags stamp set, pg 5 Holiday Catalog #135065
  • Watercolor Winter Too stamp set, pg 37 Holiday Catalog, #136819
  • Cherry Cobbler Sheer Linen ribbon pg 7 Holiday catalog, #135839
  • Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities Markers #130995
  • Mossy Meadow ribbon #133670
  • Gold Buttons, pg 41 Holiday Catalog #133763
  • Whisper White cardstock #100730
  • Santa & Co. DSP pg 29 Holiday catalog #135821
  • Real Red 3/8 Satin Woven Ribbon, pg 15 Holiday Catalog #135840
  • Project Life December Wonder stamp set, supplement pg 9, #136562
  • Nordic Noel Buttons, pg 15 Holiday Catalog, #135836

Please continue our tour this month and visit Melissa Davies fab blog!



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