Sunday, December 23, 2012

Stampin' Up! Secret Santa

Hi everyone!

I just love my Stampin' up! team! And I love my upline, Paula and her wonderful ideas! This year Paula arranged a secret santa between our Stampin' up team which was lots of fun. We each answered a little questionnaire about our favourite colours, items and things about Christmas and then she matched us up with our secret santas who then got to read the answers on our questionnaire and make a few cards and 3-D items to send to each other.

My secret santa loves Cherry cobbler and Early espresso so I sort of worked with that colour combo plus I used some of the colours from the Comfort cafe DSP. This group of items was for the last parcel which had to include some 3-D items. I made a corner bookmark (top of photo), A little embossed envelope holding a coffee sachet using the Two tags die and new Lacy Brocade embossing folder plus a Cross over card.

I'm sorry about the photo not being up to scratch, I had to take it at night so the items could be express posted early the next morning. And we have downlights all through our house which are terrible for good photos!

It's lovely to finally be relaxing for Christmas after all the hustle and bustle of preparing. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas this year and enjoy your families and hopefully a chance to slow down and do what you love. For me, I hope that will mean a little stamping plus catching up with family and friends here in Melbourne. I also hope you will have the opportunity to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas, the arrival of Jesus as a little baby - a human who was also fully God! Quite amazing when you stop and think on it. A verse that sums up my feelings on Christmas this year from the Christmas carol called "Mary's boy child" is: "Man will live forever more because of Christmas day!" Wow!
Happy Christmas!
Love, Claire
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Paula Fuller said...

Lovely projects, Claire. I am sure the recipient was thrilled with these goodies.

Carlie said...

Very elegant, Claire. Merry Christmas to you and your family, hope you have a wonderful day! xox