Today I’m sharing with you some projects I’ve been working on this week, featuring the festive Designer Series Paper ‘Be Merry’, in our Annual Catalogue.   It’s never too early to start work on the festive season, especially with a ‘Christmas in July’ themed team meeting next weekend !

Here, I chose to work with the Peace This Christmas stamp set #141567 (W) #141570 (C).

Firstly, I started with three Christmas cards.  It was hard getting good light with the glary sunshine causing shadows, so today’s photos were taken on our decking under the parasol.

For the first card, sentiment was heat embossed with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder #109129.  The lines were drawn using Cherry Cobbler marker and floral features in Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green, were stamped using marker to stamp and fussy cut by hand.  Once attached to corners of sentiment, the vellum was attached to base card using a tiny dot of Tombow in the corners and mini glue dots under the embellishments. 

My second card started with the centre being cut from Delicate White Doilies #141701. More embellishments were stamped and fussy cut as above and attached in the form of a wreath, with sentiment added using Labeller Alphabet #141936.

The last card uses the Stitched Shape Framelits #145372 with Layering Ovals Framelits #141706 for this topper, together with more floral embellishments as before.

The first of my 3D projects is an updated version of a frequently made covered tissue box, this time using the ‘Be Merry’ Designer Series Paper in conjunction with sentiment, branch and flowers from another of my favourite bundles, Colourful Seasons #145348.

For my next planned project, I have been ‘stalking’ arrival of my friendly Mr UPS driver today, bringing me a fabulous new bundle ‘Carols of Christmas’ being released on 1st August.  As an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I was able to order this a month early, to prepare projects and classes.  I have incorporated some lovely new Pattern Party Decorative Masks #144103, Embossing Paste #141979 and Palette Knives #142808, enabling me to feature Mixed Media style projects.

For my last Christmas project, I had to steer away from my original plan using ‘Be Merry’ Designer Series Papers for my Scrapbook page.  Unfortunately, despite purchasing specific laser friendly photographic paper, the printing quality hasn’t improved.  This page was created using a photo from our mini Christmas cruise last December.  I loved creating the sea using the High Tide stamp set #143006, stamped in first, second and third generation !

I hope you have enjoyed viewing this weeks Christmas collection, which I have thoroughly enjoyed creating.  Why not book on one of my festive classes and create some of these yourselves ?

Bye for now, but pop back soon and see some more creativity using the ***NEW*** Carols of Christmas bundle.
Happy craftin’


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