Saturday, November 19, 2011

Christmas stamp a stack, part 3, Project 5

Hi Stampers
Today I am sharing the last card from my last class.  Several of my stampers chose this as their favorite card of the class, even though it was a bit more involved than most of the other cards.

Can you tell that it is a shaker card?  The shaker "stuff" inside the ornament is little cupcake decorations - red and green Christmas trees.  Punches are featured in this card - the white trim border and the ornament were punched.  Here's a secret about the opening in the ornament.  I made a template from blue quilting template plastic.  The gals traced the opening onto the backs of the ornaments and then....get ready for it...we used the jewelry tag punch to make the hole.  The punch was positioned with the round part in the center of the window and the squared off end was placed at the end of the tracing.  Funny thing is, I always try to avoid having the ladies use craft knives to cut out small parts because I don't want anyone to get hurt but one of the ladies had a tussle with her scissors and ended up cutting herself anyway!!  It is hard to craft with a wrapped up finger but she is such a trooper that she hung in there til all her cards were complete.  Way to hang in there, Donna!
The bow above the ornament is simply a ribbon folded into thirds with a large office  brad bridged over the center, then poked through the red card stock behind.  We added a rhinestone to give it a little bling.  Are you wondering about the edge of the word piece?  We used a curly label punch but only punched the ends of the white card stock because the overall size of the piece is too big to punch or die cut.
Stampin' Up is offering an extra $35 in free product  if you hostess a $350 party from now until  Dec 15th.  Wouldn't you enjoy getting your friends together at your home or mine to do some Christmas shopping?  You could earn an extra $35 in product to celebrate your holiday!!


Vicky W said...

I've enjoyed your Christmas Cards Peggy. All very different yet at the same time not too complicated. Thanks again for sharing

Sandi said...

This is such a beautiful card Peggy!! You do such beautiful work and I have really enjoyed visiting your blog and seeing so many beautiful projects. Thank you for sharing!!