It’s been a busy week with the girls visiting and there are several activities planned for today to fill the hours but the end is also coming soon. Shelby my canine diva has her nose a bit out of joint with Megan’s dog Lucy here as well. In fact as I type this, Shelby is guarding her food bowl under the desk at my feet so Lucy can’t eat her food. Mind you, Shelby’s not eating it either but how dare Lucy sniff and scarf her food! Shelby is used to eating a little every so often thru the day, so we find her protecting her bowl most of the morning until she’s finally finished it. Lucy, on the other hand, is a walking garbage disposal who enhales her food within seconds. Then she looks at you like “where’d it go?????”
A Favorite Christmas Card From Class This Week!
Having a Christmas card class in July makes for a challenge when the holiday themed mini isn’t available. Stampin’ Up does have a few returning stamp sets included in their Annual Catalog that are holiday related, so the first thing I did was to turn to our catalog. It’s a resource tool my friends! I spent some time studying and perusing the catalog making a list of what is available even though our Holiday Mini Catalog isn’t out yet. I used the Christmas pinecone dies on page 163 for the focus of this card. Granted, the corresponding stamp set is retired, but with the pine cone dies and the pine branches we are able to create this beautiful card. I cheated with the embossing folder by pulling out the pine branches folder that’s retired, but the white label die came from Timeless Arrangement dies as well as the greeting from the Regal Reindeer stamp set.
For the strip of DSP I was able to get multiple packets of the One Horse, One Sleigh DSP that is available through the Online Exclusives. I built the color combo around Mossy Meadow, Crumb Cake, and Basic White. Throw in some pieces of gold foil and you have a beautiful card!
This is all personal preference, but I much rather have DSP in 12×12 ones sheets versus the 6×6 inch ones when using in a class. With the 12×12 packs I’m able to cut 12 exact mats for cards, but in the smaller packs each sheet will only cut one mat. There are only 4 sheets that match, so to get 12 cards I have to purchase 3 packs of the 6×6 paper making it much more costly. That’s why you see the dsp used in smaller sizes such as the 1 3/4 inch strip on side of the card. With that small amount, I can get 16 strips from one DSP pack. I know, it’s a math thing and I have to say I always loved math!
Until next time, I hope you find time to do whatever you love! God Bless!Product List