Simple Santa-Tizer

Last weekend I participated in a craft show at a local winery! We had lots of fun despite the weather being awfully rainy and cold!

One of the adorable gifts I made were these –

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Little hand sanitizer called ‘Santa Tizers’!!!! Why? Well, because they looked like little santa suits!

libbystamps, stampin up, Labeler Alphabet, hand sanitizer, santa, santa suit Inside were little bottles of Bath and Body Works hand sanitizer!

I used the retired Oval Punch to hold them in place on the inside. Worked like a charm!

I did really well with these. They were just too cute! And a snap to make! Great for secret santa or little office gifts!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Stunning Silver Santa

I’ve got a wonderful card share for you today. It was designed for Create with Connie and Mary.

Here is our color challenge for the week –

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Some real pretty, pretty colors!

I wanted to make a card that really showcased these colors. And, this is what I thought was fitting –

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An elegant Santa card!

If only the pictures would just show how pretty this card is!

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I decided to go with a 5 x 5 card, a little bigger than the Santa Thinlit. The dimensionals between each layer add some ‘pop’ to the card.

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I used some silver and white twine from a previous Paper Pumpkin. It was just the last detail the card needed!

So, what do you think? Isn’t it lovely? I’d love to read what you think!

You can always head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what the other designers have created. Perhaps we will inspire you to join us this week!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – none
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Soft Sky, Sweet Sugarplum
  • Big Shot –  Detailed Santa Thinlits
  • Ink – none
  • Other – Silver Foil
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Snow Way, it’s Wednesday Already?

Why yes. Yes, it is!

And time for a Watercooler Wednesday Challenge!

This time our host is Penny! This is what she challenges us with –

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A wonderful sketch I must say!

I did have to think about this one. And in no time, I came up with this sweet number –

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Clean. Cute. Simple. Wintry. Easy.

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I added the sparkly black glimmer paper that has long since been retired, but I had a scrap to make a hat from! Waste not, want not, right? Same thing with the red foil scarf too!

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For the tie, I once again found a piece of retired soft whisper white baker’s twine. This was great stuff!!! It’s really inbetwwen the two twines Stampin’ Up now carries.

I must say, I love how this turned out! What do you think? I’d love to read your comments!

And, check out what the other design team members created at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and play along with us!!!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Snow Place
  • Card Stock – Whisper White
  • DSP – Candy Cane Lane
  • Big Shot – Snow Friends Framelits
  • Ink – Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Other – Basic Black Glimmer Paper, Real Red Foil, Whisper White Soft Baker’s Twine
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Banner Christmas

Thursday. Moving right into December!

Starting the month off right with a Create with Connie and Mary challenge!

As you can see, we have a nice layout to work with –

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I decided to go vertical in my design just like the sketch –

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I once again used the Time of Year hostess set, the banner stamp, and, the Candy Cane Lane DSP. I have lots of it. Still.

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I also went with the Layering Squares Framelits to create my ‘cookies’ behind the house.

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I added some dimensionals to give the house and sentiment a little pop! It really needed it because of house busy this card is.

I’d love to read what you think of the card design and how I used the layout.

Check out what the other design team members at Create with Connie and Mary created too! This is a fun sketch to play along with, so why not join us!?!?!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Time of Year
  • Card Stock – Real Red, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
  • DSP – Candy Cane Lane
  • Ink – Real Red
  • Bid Shot – Layering Squares Framelits
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Happy Christmas, Past the Gate

It’s Watercooler Wednesday challenge day! Mid-week. This was a much-needed break from creating for a holiday fair I’m participating in on Saturday.

Today we have a great challenge to get you thinking –

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Love the fact Gail chose this idea. When was the last time you created an interesting fold?

Personally, I’ll play around with new folds that I come across, but, rarely do they make the cut for me.

Until………Until, I created this card –

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It’s just simply S W E E T !!!!!

It’s a Twist Gate Fold card. NOT my original idea – I came across it on Splitcoaststampers. And, I just had to try it!!!

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As it starts to open….it looks a little funny, or ‘off’.

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But, as you can see, fully opened, it’s pretty stinkin’ sweet! It does not want to lay flat because of the special fold.

I love, Love, LOVE, it! I’d like to make a few more of these! It was too much fun!

Wouldn’t you agree? Please leave me some kind words. I’d love to read them!

Then, see what other nifty folds the other Design team members created. Perhaps we have sparked your creativity to play along with our challenge this week!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Suite Seasons, Time of Year
  • Card Stock – Real Red, Whisper White
  • DSP – Candy Cane Lane
  • Ink – Real Red, Early Espresso
  • Bid Shot – Stitched Shapes Framelits
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Christmas Tree Hearts

Happy Tuesday!

I am hoping you had a blessed giving thanks day! I know we sure did. Now, I am having to get into the swing of things. Again. The start of an even busier season!

I’ll start off with a design team card for Try Stampin on Tuesday.

We have a rather great sketch to work with again! See for yourself –

Challenge #299. Theme : Love the Season

It’s pretty classic. I knew right away how I wanted to use this.

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I created a pretty simple card for this layout.

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I started by punching the trees with the retired Tree Punch. I felt the card ‘needed’ something. So I went back and added the Vellum with the heart in the center. Sort of the perfect touch! And, goes with that ‘Love the Season’ theme!

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The sentiment and the Baker’s Twine were added according to the sketch. Perfect addition for a Christmas card.

It’s a lovely card that would be very easy to recreate to send out to multiple people!

I say you leave a comment and head over to the Try Stampin on Tuesday blog to see how the others used this sketch to inspire you! Which, I hope we did and you can join us and play along!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Happy Giving Thanks Day

That’s right, Happy Giving Thanks Day! Conveneintly, it’s a Create with Connie and Mary challenge Day too!

This week we have a color challenge –

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A very pretty selection of colors to create with!

I went with a Thanksgiving card using these colors –

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Cherry Cobbler, Gold and Crumb Cake.

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Something simple an elegant!

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I used  a masking technique to stamp the words for the background. In testing out ideas for this creation, I guess I got Cherry Cobbler ink on my ‘day’ stamp……still looks good!

Off to celebrate with family Giving lots of Thanks for family. My mother-in-law from Holland was able to join us! So grateful for that.

Please check out what the other designers have created at Create with Connie and Mary. Try to take some time for yourself to be creative this week and join us in our challenge.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Layered Letters Alphabet, Number of Years
  • Card Stock – Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
  • DSP – Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate
  • Ink – Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake
  • Other – Gold 5/8 Satin Ribbon
Happy Stampin’
Libby