Sunday, October 24, 2010

Christmas Card (and Gift) Crank!!

Christmas will be here before we know it.  So come get a jump start on your holiday crafting by cranking out some holiday cards and gifts at one of my festive Christmas Stampin' Buffets.

I'm holding the class twice this year.  Once on Saturday, November 6 in Murray at Red Robin from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and then again the next Saturday, November 13 at my house in Farmington, from 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

You can choose to come to one or both classes if you have lots of things you want to make.  If you are coming to the class at my house, I ask that you bring a snack or dessert to share with the group.

I'm offering a special prize to the first 12 people to RSVP for the classes and give me their project orders.  RSVP deadline for the wreath and jar is Monday, November 1 so I can order the supplies. All other RSVPs must be to me by Wednesday, November 3 for Red Robin or Wednesday November 10 for my house.  Late RSVP will be subject to an extra $2 cutting fee.  RSVP to 801-557-3439 (text or call) or

And don't forget, you earn a ticket to my FABULOUS FALL GIVEAWAY to win one of two $25 gift certificates just for coming to the class.  You'll get an additional ticket for every $20 in projects you order and 2 bonus tickets if you bring someone new to my stamp classes. 

PROJECTS:  As always, you can choose which projects you want to make and how many of each.

This Holiday Wreath is made with a package of Stampin' Up's Designer Fabric from the Holiday Mini.  You will have your choice of the Deck the Halls fabric (featured on the wreath) or the Candy Cane Christmas fabric (pictured below).  The wreath is made by cutting circles out with the Big Shot and pinning them to a wreath form.  There is no sewing. Thanks to my upline Cindy Peterson for this idea.  This project will take you at least an hour to complete.  RSVP for this item in by Monday, November 1 so I can order the fabric and buttons.  Cost: $20.

I had a special request for a Christmas Jar so here it is!   You have your choice Merry Trees (shown on jar) or Jingle All the Way in Red or Olive Green vinyl and ribbon to apply to a 6.5" jar. RSVP for this project by Monday, November 1 so I can order your vinyl and get your jar.  You should be able to complete this project in about 15 minutes. Cost: $12.50

Deck the halls with this Merry Banner to hang from your mantle or wall.  It's hard to tell from the picture, but gold glass glitter really blings this up and adds to the festive feel.  I will precut all the pieces so you will just need to add the glitter and assemble which should take you about 30 minutes. Cost: $12.50

These adorable little boxes hold a great little gift inside: pocket-sized hand sanitizers. I got the idea for this from fellow demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen.  The hand sanitizer is included and it features the glittery Candy Cane Christmas Designer Series Paper. These should go together in about 20 minutes or less. Cost: $2.50 or 3 for $7.

Another great little gift for a coworker or teacher are these Mint Bags.  They feature six peppermint patties covered with the scallop-circle punch and placed into a cute cellophane bag and tied up with a ribbon.  There will be a tag for this project too.  There are two different colors for this project: Jolly Holiday and Candy Cane Christmas.  Please let me know which you would prefer.  Time to complete is approximately 20 minutes a piece.  Cost: $2.50 or 3 for $7.

Aren't these Reindeer Ornaments so cute?  Put him on your tree, tie him to a package, or just give him away.  He's made with the Big Shot and some punches and the sweet treat holders filled with M&Ms.  Thanks to Marie Shaunessy for sharing these on Stampin' Addicts.  These will take you approximately 20 minutes to complete.  Cost: $2.00 or 3 for $5.

This Santa Hat Box is a last minute substitution.  Much cuter than the original treat box I had planned.  Also inspired by Kimberly Van Diepen. Cost: $2.00 or 3 for $5.

CHRISTMAS CARDS: $1.75 each or 12 (the same or mix and match) for $16.50.  Cards should take 15-25 minutes a piece to complete but will go faster if you are making more than one of the same card.

This Pocket Photo Card is perfect for sharing a photo of your family.  You can also add a message to the inside instead of a picture.  Your will receive a clear envelope to send this card. Check with the USPS to see if additional postage is needed. 
Dasher makes another grand appearance this year.  I love this stamp and texture the embossing folder gives the card.  The inside of the card is white and says"May the true spirit of Christmas fill your heart with peace, your home with love."

This Christmas Tree card was a favorite when I was sharing samples.  But I know some of you hate to cut out images, so you will have your choice of keeping it simple, or going for a more dramatic look by cutting the tree out.  The inside of the card says "May the joy and love you feel this holiday season extend to everyday throughout the year."

This Ornament Card is super easy to stamp punch and assemble.  It is straight out of the Holiday Mini Catalog.

It's hard to tell just how much sparkle the Snowflake card has in these pictures. And it's another quick and easy one.  Just run the embossing folder through the big shot, spritz with shimmer mist, stamp and punch and assemble.  And yes, I will help you with your bows if you need it. Please specify if you would like Pink or Blue.

Silhouette Greetings is my favorite card this year.  And again, it can be dolled up with some distressing with ink and markering the greeting or just kept more simple.  The image is heat embossed on both cards, but you could just stamp it as well. The inside of this one is stamped with a wreath and says, "Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in the conspiracy of love. -Hamilton Wright Mabie"

The Holly Card is another simple card, but this one does have some coloring on it.  And you will also have the option of heat embossing that coloring.

The inspiration for the Wiseman Card came from my very talented friend Janine Tinklenburg.  This is another very fast card to make.  The greeting on the outside says, "Oh, come let us adore Him. . ."  on the inside it says "Giving thanks for God's Gift of Love and the joy we share through Christ the Lord. Merry Christmas"

This month's Scrapbook Layout is perfect to capture your Christmas memories for this year or maybe one from the past.  There are mats for 3 pictures and a journal box.  There is glitter on this too (hard to tell in the picture again) and a lace ruffle and vintage brad. Cost: $7.50

These are just 2 samples from the several different gift tags that will be available to make at the class.  The tags are 2-1/2" by 2-3/4" and can be decorated with your choice of Jolly Holiday paper and
Tags Til Christmas Stamp Set. Cost: 4 for $1.

I will also have charm inserts for those of you who have purchased the Simply Adorned Charms.  And I will have all the older ones if you need to get caught up.  The Simply Adorned Charms make fabulous Christmas presents too.  So if you would like to order one and make a bunch of inserts for it, contact me ASAP!

Whew!  That was a lot of projects.  Now quick RSVP so you can be one of the first 12 to get your special prize. 


Krista said...

These all rock Paula! Makes me wish I lived about 20 hours closer so I could come!

Dixie Finn said...

Fantastic projects. I wonder what a plane ticket would cost.