It's been a crazy week here in the Irinyi house. I had three card classes in 4 days AND the Lad is getting ready to go back to school on Friday - that's tomorrow! It's been such a great summer and I've really enjoyed our time together. I'm so very proud of him and the choices he's made. It's so wonderful to watch your children grow and blossom into adults.
(I better stop now, before I start crying...)
Anyway, along with all the craziness, were two big boxes of my Stampin' Up! Christmas preorder. As excited as I was, I'll admit I was a little overwhelmed. Where do I start? With so many ideas running through my head, how do I sit down and just start creating?
I decided I'd go to the catalog for inspiration. Right in the front is the whole Candy Cane Lane Suite. I spent the better part of the evening with the Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set and coordinating Punch. I started off with this darling teddy bear with a plaid background from the Warmth & Cheer 6"x6" designer series paper stack. This 3"x3" note card is perfect to tuck along with a gift back, in a stocking, or even in a lunch box. And tartan and plaid at Christmas is such a comforting tradition.
There's lots more where this little guy came from, so stay tuned!
Base: 6"x3", scored at 3"
Layer 1: 3"x3" Warmth & Cheer designer series paper square.
Layer 2: Whisper White circle from the Layering Circles Framelits
Layer 3: Whisper White flag, 1/2" x 2 1/2"
Ink: Real Red, Basic Black, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake
Accent: Linen Thread
1. Stamp all images, except for bow tie & sentiment onto Layer 2.
2. Stamp bow tie on scrap of Whisper White and punch out with punch. Adhere to bear.
3. Stamp Sentiment onto flag.
4. Adhere layer 1 directly to base, with layer 2 on top of layer 1. Adhere flag to card with dimensionals.
5. Tie bow with linen thread and add to flag with a glue dot.
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