Getting Ready for Christmas

I can’t believe it’s almost 1/2 way through August!  Christmas will be here before you know it, so I spent the last few weeks of my summer vacation getting ready for my school’s Holiday Bazaar.  I’ve made several post-it note holders, cards, boxes, tags, wreaths and bows to get ready! 🙂  Here are a few things I’ve made as well:

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Post it  Note Holder (tutorial from Dawn Griffith’s blog)

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I made 2 in each of these colors: Only Orange, Melon Mambo, Yo-yo Yellow, Green Galore, and Lovely Lilac.  I tried to match the post-it note color to the out side color whenever I was able.  I used the retired Garden Greetings set. I also used Whisper White cardstock, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Bluebird, and Certainly Celery ribbons.  The gel pens are from the dollar spot at Target.

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I made this 4×4 card using Fun and Fast Notes.  It was a really quick card (10 min.) and the hardest part was choosing the colors to use on the Christmas Tree:

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The tree is popped up with dimensionals.  I used Old Olive, Merry Moments DSP, Very Vanilla, Whisper White and Rose Red, Old Olive, Summer Sun, and Not Quite Navy Inks and a blender pen to color the tree.  I also used Whisper White Tafetta Ribbon. (Images copyright Stampin’ Up!)

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I also used my new Bigz Two Tags die from SU!  I ordered it a couple of weeks ago and just now got around to using it…I will sell these at the Bazaar as well.  I used retired Wild Wasabi ribbon for the bow.

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This is the second of the two tags.

I used Chocolate Chip, Real Red cardstocks and White Craft Ink with the Sweet Seasons Stamp Set and the Large Oval and Scallop Circle Punches.

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July Club Cards

These are the cards we will be making this Saturday, July 11th (thanks everyone for correcting the date!).  Our theme this month is “Pocket Cards”, so all these cards have a pocket in some way shape or form.

All these cards use all Stampin’ Up! products and some of the new InColors (Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, and Crushed Curry).  I have to admit, when I first saw these three (of the six) in colors, I was drawn to them, because of how bright they are.  When I opened the box and saw the Crushed Curry–ugh!  It was not as pretty or bright as it looked in the catalog!  But…I’ve worked with it and paired it with some other existing colors and I think I may use it in small amounts at first and then work with it more later!  It will probably be a good Autumn/Fall color.  Andrea has been working with some color combinations as well.

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Kristen 🙂