Before I show you the Stampin’ Up! project, I’d like to let you know that I am beginning another long-term Substitute Teaching job on Tuesday. I thought I had a couple more weeks, but I found out today that I am needed a little sooner. Funny how babies don’t have a sense of time…. So, please be patient if I have to slow things down just a little bit. I might only post 3 times a week, as opposed to every day. I’m going to see how it goes, and try to keep up with my projects, but we’ll just have to see… I will be teaching 6th grade English ( a little easier on me than the British Literature from last year!) but it will still require me to be gone from home, obviously, and I will be limited on the amount of time that I can work on my Stampin’ Up! business. I will have to do everything in the evening or on the weekends, and sometimes that is easier said than done. Thanks for your prayers as I begin a “new journey”….
Today’s project is a sample of some Christmas gifts I have been working on. I am trying to make things up in advance and have them ready for teachers, special friends, babysitters, therapists, and other significant people that I really care about. I want to give them a token of love at Christmas (and there are so many of them!!!) but unfortunately I am limited on time and resources……my list grows and grows! So, here is a gift set of cards that I made using “Think Happy Thoughts” and the matching gift tag that I made using “The More the Merrier” Hostess set. Here is the “secret”……..I purchased a box of 50 cards/envelopes from a local craft store for only $6.00…….they were originally $9.99 and I had a coupon. There are 10 different sets of cards (5 for each design). So, for $6.00 I am making 10 gifts from the heart! I took each card design and matched up some Stampin’ Up! papers (2 colors) and used Very Vanilla for the stamped image (center circle). There were 5 different stamp images in this stamp set………can you say PERFECT???
Then I designed a gift tag with similar (non-traditional) Christmas colors and I was so excited with how this all turned out. I have also stamped about 40 more gift tags and I’m working on coloring them and having them ready for other gifts. I hope you like this idea and might find it helpful for your growing list!
Here is a peek at one of the other card designs and how it turned out with the 5 stamped images. I might use a gift tag colored with Old Olive and Ruby Red on this one…….just to match it all up a little better. Hopefully you get the idea….
Think Happy Thoughts (Page 144, $16.95)
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