Saturday, November 20, 2010

Christmas card production line!

Good morning girls!!

As promised, here is a little piccie of the cards that my sister and I have mass produced for her clients! We made 80 in all and actually Laura is yet to finish putting them all together as we just ran out of time at the end of her stay (truth be told, sushi and shopping took priority!).
We used items from the Delightful decorations bundle to make this card - that includes the Ornament punch, Delightful decorations stamp set and the Old olive ribbon from the free ribbon bundle, Mistletoe originals. The colours used are Cherry cobbler and Old olive on a Whisper white base. The Old olive stamped decoration is actually stamped on the inside of the card and the card front has had the decoration shape punched out to form a little window. The sentiment comes from the Welcome Christmas stamp set and is stamped in Early espresso ink. We also used the Perfect polkadots embossing folder to achieve the polkadot pattern on the Cherry cobbler cardstock.
Don't forget that the Dress up Christmas Promotion where you can qualify for free ribbons runs out on November 30th. Contact me if you'd like to order any of these gorgeous bundles with free ribbon before then.
Happy stamping! Love, Claire
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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Some Birthday Cheer

Hello Girls!
Well, for those of you in blogland who have not yet heard, our dear baby boy Samuel arrived on Sunday November 7th @ 1.45am! So he is just over 1 week old and so lovely! He is going so well, feeding and sleeping wonderfully.
I thought I would pop by today to share a couple of Birthday cards with you. The first one was for a little girl at Ethan's school. It uses the stamp sets For Everything and Perfect punches. The colours are Pear pizzazz, Blushing bride, Marina mist and So saffron.

This next little card was made for a good friends little boy who turned 3 a couple of weeks ago. I love all the blues that we have in the Stampin Up! Colour collections now but my favourite would have to be Marina Mist. This card uses the stamp sets Teeny tiny sentiments and Fox and friends. The colours are Bashful blue, Marina mist and Tempting turquoise.

I have had my gorgeous sister Laura here for the last week and she has been a wonderful help to me as well as a great companion. Tomorrow we have to finish making 100 Christmas cards for her to send to her customers and friends! Wow! We'll be busy that's for sure. I will take some photos to share with you all next time.
Happy Stamping!
Love, Claire
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Monday, November 8, 2010

Welcome Christmas

Hi Girls!

I am just loving having so many new products and colours to enjoy at the moment. A really surprising stamp set for me has been the Perfect punches set. It contains 6 stamps with greetings which co-ordinate with Stampin' Up punches. This one here is the Joy at Christmas stamp which I have used with the scallop circle punch and 1 3/8" circle punch. Pear pizzazz is really one of my favourite colours at the moment and here I have teamed it up with Real red and a little Concord Crush.
The beautiful little family scene is from the Welcome Christmas stamp set and I have stamped it in Pear pizzazz and Versamark before heat embossing it with some clear EP. The Versamark allows the Embossing powder to stick to the image.
Don't forget the current Christmas Promotion where you can receive free ribbons when you purchase one of the Christmas Bundles or host a qualifying workshop! Have a look at the Stampin' Up! website here for more information. Please email me if you would like to place an order.

Happy Stamping!!

Love, Claire

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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Heart of Christmas wreath

Hi my stamping friends!
A little something to share with you but it's not so much of the stamping variety - much more punching and bow tying here today!
Here I have made a simple wreath using the branch from the Two step bird punch and one of the little flowers from the Boho blossoms punch. Some of the new SU adhesive pearls and lovely Real red satin ribbon just finish it all off!
I am also really enjoying the Heard from the heart stamp set which includes four beautiful sayings.

Happy Stamping!
Love, Claire
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