Monday, 10 December 2012

Scentsational Season - Christmas SAS 1

With only 2 weeks until Christmas, it's well & truly time to share some Christmas ideas with you.
Today's cards are from my first Christmas Stamp a Stack  (SAS) class on September 15th. This was our first chance to play with the Scentsational Season stamp set & matching Holiday Collection framelits dies (Holiday Catalogue), plus a few more new goodies. My lovely ladies made 8 cards, 4 each of 2 designs - good start for their Christmas cards list. First up, a pair of cute gingerbread guys.
The soft suede gingerbread were cut with a matching framelit (yay -no scissors!). The gorgeous swirly cherry cobbler coloured background is the new Lacy Brocade embossing folder (Holiday Catalogue). The sentiment is a new fave from the More Merry Messages set. Here's a close look at the gingies, so you can see their little eyes & buttons, made using the eyeballs from the owl punch & attached with two way glue. You can also see the pierced circle (Essentials piercing template).
Next up,  a Christmas tree version in gumball green.
We varied the layout a bit by adding a banner tail & delicate doily border behind the circles & changed the DSP to another print from the 'Be of Good Cheer' pack. Here's a close up of the tree to show a bit more detail.
The star is punched with the star punch from the merry mini's punch set, which matches the star in Scentsational season. There is a star die in the framelits set, but using the punch made it a little quicker for all the ladies. This was also my first outing with our new style ink pads & I'm so happy with how fantastic the solid tree image stamped on the vanilla card. Oh, I also coloured the tree trunk with a choc chip marker.
While these were the 2 class cards, I made a couple of others to show other variations....which some of the ladies decided they wanted to make. For this one, I used the candy canes.
This final card was a result of me playing with some of the scraps on my desk after the first 3.
Thanks for visiting. Hope you liked these projects. Leave a comment oif you have any q's or just want to say hi. I'll be back with more Christmassy projects soon.
Ink wishes, Di

PS: If you're wondering what a Stamp a Stack  (SAS) is, it's a class where we make mostly quick & easy cards, that are easily duplicated, generally with just stamps & ink (& maybe some quick extra bling), so that we can make lots in time we usually make two. Perfect for Christmas, where you need lots of cards & time is short.


Supplies
Gingerbread
Stamps: Scentsational Season (Holiday Catalogue), More Merry Messages

Card/Paper: cherry cobbler, riding hood red, very vanilla card, Be of Good Cheer DSP
Ink: soft suede, early espresso ink pads
Tools: Big Shot, Holiday Collection Framelits, Lacy Brocade embossing folder, Circles #2 die (largest circle), 1 3/4 inch circle punch, owl punch, Essentials piercing pack, piercing tool & mat 
Tree
Stamps: Scentsational Season, More Merry Messages
Card/Paper: gumball green, cherry cobbler, very vanilla card, Be of Good Cheer DSP
Ink: gumball green, cherry cobbler, early espresso ink pads
Accessories: basic rhinestone
Tools: Big Shot, Holiday Collection Framelits, Circles #2 die (largest 2 circles), Delicate Doilies sizzlit,owl punch, square punch, merry minis punch pack (star), or star from framelit.
 Candy Canes
Stamps: Scentsational Season, More Merry Messages
Card/Paper: cherry cobbler, riding hood red, very vanilla card, Be of Good Cheer DSP
Ink: cherry cobbler, early espresso ink pads
Tools: Big Shot, Holiday Collection Framelits, Lacy Brocade embossing folder, Circles #2 die (largest circle), 1 3/4 inch circle punch, owl punch, Essentials piercing pack, piercing tool & mat
 Cane medallion
Stamps: Scentsational Season, More Merry Messages
Card/Paper: gumball green, cherry cobbler, very vanilla card, Be of Good Cheer DSP
Ink: cherry cobbler, early espresso ink pads
Tools: Big Shot, Holiday Collection Framelits, Circles #2 die (largest 2 circles), Delicate Doilies sizzlit,owl punch, Essentials piercing pack, piercing tool & mat, square punch

3 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness Di!!! These are wonderful!!!! Merry Christmas from California - Trisha

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  2. Super-cute cards, Di - such great use of the stamps and dies. I love that you've used circles to back each Christmas die cut.

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  3. Looks like it was a fun class Di! Love your designs - very cute and full of colour and texture :)xxx

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