Several of the ladies in our church are part of our Stampin' Up! group. Our pastor's wife is trying to get the ladies interested having a once-a-month meeting with a different activity each month.
On December 3rd we are having a Christmas card stamp camp. There are three of us - Roxy, Deby and me - who are the co-conspirators, as my DH calls us. Each of us have created 5 cards for the participants to make. We will have individual kits made up for each card with instructions and the sample card placed on tables. As folks arrive they will receive a decorated bag with the kits for all 15 cards in it. They will then go from table to table and make the cards. The three of us will be available to help anyone who needs it.
The cards range from very easy to just a bit more complicated. We'll do some Cuttlebug cards, heat embossed designs, simple coloring, stamping directly on the cardstock.
Here are pictures of the five cards I'm doing.
I like House Mouse stamps almost as much as the Maggies! This one is Christmas Tale and features Mudpie and baby Monica.
The card base is SU Real Red. Snowflakes are embossed on silver glimmer paper with the Cuttlebug folder. The image is stamped on SU Whisper White and colored with Prismacolor pencils.
The 1/4 inch satin ribbon is from my stash.
No matter how hard he tries, things just don't ever seem to go his way. The stamp is from Stampendous! and is called "Fluffles Tree".
The card base is SU Cherry Cobbler; Garden Green is the second panel. The sentiment is stamped on Cherry Cobbler with black ink and is from SU Frosty set.
Fluffles is stamped on Whisper White and colored with SU markers. The star is colored with a gold metallic pen; the green in the pot with Gelly Roll Green Star pen. The ribbon is from my stash. I was thinking about Stickles for the ornaments, but they take way too long to dry and would smear all over.
Both the tree and sentiment are from Snow Swirled by SU.
This card base again is Real Red. The tree is stamped with VersaMark on Real Red, covered with Stamp-n-Stuff Winter Wonderland embossing powder, and heated with a heating tool.
The embossed panel is layered on Whisper White, Real Red, then to the large Whisper White panel. The sentiment is stamped in Real Red.
The sheer red ribbon is from my stash.
This card base is Poppy Parade. The green plaid paper is from DCWV Christmas Stack from about 3 years ago.
The gold corners are die cut with a Cuttlebug corner die from DCWV Glitter stack. The image panel is SU Whisper White layered on Handsome Hunter (no longer available from SU). He is colored with Koh-I-Noor pencils. The lights are done with metallic markers.
The flowers and leaves are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The ribbon is from my stash.
The card base is Real Red. The embossed panel is Shimmery White cardstock. The design is Holly Ribbons from Cuttlebug. There is a very subtle shimmer to the paper which did not show up in the picture.
The poinsettia is from Wild Orchid Crafts. Ribbons are from my stash. The tag is punched with SU's Large and Small Tag punches. The sentiment is from SU and stamped with Real Red ink.
For something a bit different, I turned the embossed panel and trimmed off the corners.
We had 17 people sign up for the stamp camp last Sunday. This week will be the last day for sign ups.
If you have not had the opportunity to go to a stamp camp, try to arrange one or to attend one. They are so much fun and you leave with a lot of nice cards.
Thank you so much for stopping by and looking at my Christmas card samples. Wish you all could be here for the big day on December 3rd!