Two weeks ago, at my Stamping Bee team Christmas party, one of my friends and fellow demonstrators, Pam, shared how to make this origami Christmas tree card. I was skeptical at first, because it looks so complicated. Looks, can be deceiving however, and Pam showed us how this simple paper folding turned into a bit WOW factor. And the weight of the This Christmas designer series paper stack makes it just perfect for folding.
When I was a little girl, my mother had the Nat King Cole Christmas album. One of my favorite songs on there was the sad and haunting Little Christmas Tree. A song similar to the idea of a Charlie Brown Christmas tree - the poor little Christmas tree is one of the last in the lot, but the man buys it to take him to his little boy, promising with a little tinsel, even Saint Nick will be impressed with the transformation. And that's what this season is truly about. The transformation of darkness into light; of peace instead of conflict; of love instead of hate. I'll leave you with this wonderful tune sung by Nat King Cole, as a little Christmas gift to you.
It's starting to really feel like Christmas! My Christmas cards are ready to send, there are (a few) presents under the tree and the Lad comes home today. Let the merriment begin!
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In addition to great prices on holiday clearance prices on stamps and paper, there's also a great variety of stocking stuffers on sale, too!
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Saturday, my friend and fellow Stamping Bee team mate brought me a batch of super sinful and delicious Christmas cookies. Or was it candy? Either way, it was a super special treat, made even better by the adorable Candy Cane Christmas bag she made! The secret she said, was putting oll the stamps one on block, and then stamping! I love that idea! Not only does it save time, but it ensures perfect symmetry. No unplanned overlap or gaps here!
The Candy Cane Christmas stamp set is on sale, through December 31. It's the perfect set for bags, tags, boxes, and cards.
Free cards in December. Every order over $40 receives 5 Free Card from me! If you spend over $60.00 I will add in a beautiful package of Pearls or Rhinestones! Packages will ship the first week of January. The SALE and my personal special ends on December 31st! Please use hostess code: W34G47F6 For orders over $150, do not use code so you can use your own host rewards!
Want the recipe for Pam's yummy treats? Visit http://getinmybelly.com/almond-joy-cookies/
Last Saturday was my Stamping Bee team Christmas party. I wanted to make everyone something personal. We're always talking about initials and personalization, so I thought a personal journal would be just the thing.
I found these lined journals at the dollar store. They were just perfect. I cut the 2 pieces Floral Boutique designer paper to the height, and about 3/4" of an inch shorter in width of the journal - I didn't want paper on the crease of the binding. Round the the corners on the top and bottom of a side (I used the Envelope Punch Board for this). Then, I put Tear & Tape along the top, bottom, and right hand edges of the journal and carefully placed the paper on top, making sure it was lined up properly. Finally, I layered several layers of Floral Boutique designer washi tape along the binding to secure it all in place. Using theLayering Ovals Framelits, I cut a scalloped oval fromNight of Navy cardstock, and a solid oval from Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Paper. Finally, I cut an initial from Night of Navy using myLarge Letters Framelits.
Everyone who attended received a journal. There was also a tealight candle card on each placing setting, as well as a loaf of the Hubs' very special homemade Hungarian Nut Roll.
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