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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Christmas Swaps

In October, the swap theme for my downline meeting was Christmas!  It was so much fun swapping and getting different ideas for Christmas.  It's great knowing so many talented people who can create such different projects using paper. 

This first card was made by Karen Hale.  She used Stampin' Up!'s new Snow Flurry Bigz die (item 127813 $21.95).  After seeing this snowflake used in several different ways, I decided to get it.  I look forward to creating some fun projects to share with you in the future.

Gail Peterson made this card using the Delightful Decorations stamp set (127787 $16.95).  She used the leaves from the bird builder punch (117191 $16.95) to make the branches. 

This is a snowflake made by Mary Hamilton.  She does a great job of making projects using paper folding techniques.  She's going to show us how to make this snowflake at our November demonstrator meeting.  I'm looking forward to learning to make this snowflake.

I'll share more of the swaps that I got this month in future posts.

Creatively yours,

Sharon Cheng
Richland Hills, TX
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Monday, October 15, 2012

Christmas Snowflake Soiree

The Operation Write Home Bloghop was so much fun.  There were many wonderful cards on the bloghop.  I was inspired to make this card thanks to a card made by Pamela Young. 

Here is Pamela's sketch.  Her card reminded me of a quilt pattern called Cathedral Windows.  Thankfully, Cathedral Windows is much easier to make with paper than it is to make with fabric!

The Very Vanilla card stock is cut 3 x 4 1/4 inch.  The Cherry Cobbler mat is 3 1/8 x 4 3/8.

 To make the windows, I punched seven circles with my 1-inch circle punch.

I then folded each circle around a template I made of a 5/8" circle.  It's easier to fold if you'll use chipboard to make your template.

Using a clear mount stamp made it much easier to stamp the "Believe" sentiment in the right place.  I stamped the sentiment and then added the windows.

Stampin' Supplies

Item Description Price
127925 Snowflake Soiree Stamp Set $21.95
126896 Be Of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper $10.95
119868 1-inch Circle Punch $12.95
119246 Rhinestone Basic Jewels (Card 2) $4.95

Please remember that when you order from me, you are eligible for my Rewards program.  For every $25 you order, you get credit toward a free stamp set of your choice. 

Creatively yours,

Sharon Cheng
Richland Hills, TX
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