My last December Stamp Club was last night and we had such a good time ~ along with persimmon cookies and presents! One of our projects was the card below created with the CELEBRATE THE MIRACLE stamp set (#165131, ONLINE EXCLUSIVE).
The second project was using the stamp set FRAGRANT FOREST from the Mini Catalog (162108). This stamp set is one you can use during the holiday but, really, all year long. I had an option available in class to create a sympathy card. It is a large background stamp. When you use it turn it over so the rubber side is up and ink the entire stamp. Carefully put your cardstock on top. Layer a piece of scrap over the entire stamp and rub gently with your hands to get complete coverage. Use your REVERSE TWEEZERS (Embossing Additions Tool Kit, page 136 AC) to pick up the cardstock ~ you will LOVE the results! This stamp set is AMAZING!
You can find this Bundle (stamp set and dies) on page 26 in the September 2023 Mini Catalog. It is not on the CARRYOVER LIST for Stampin' Up! and will retire at the end of the month.
Besides the fact that I have liked owls for a long time, I think that one of the reasons that I am attracted to the Winter Owl bundle is that one of the sentiments makes so much sense to me. “May you have time to enjoy the quiet moments of this season” is so important to our own happiness and health and so difficult to achieve during the holidays. I have used the set in a number of ways and this, along with the supplies and instructions, can easily be adapted to the other samples (tomorrow's post). May you enjoy some quiet moments during the holidays.
Stampin’ Up! Supplies:
Cutting & Scoring:
1. Adhere DSP 1 to the base card. Die cut DSP 2 and adhere over the base card.
2. Die cut the tree limb in Blackberry Bliss, adhere over the Aspen Tree die cut.
3. Stamp the smallest owl and color using the Natural Tones Blends. Circle the eyes with the Light Daffodil Delight Blend. Adhere to the Adhesive Sheet and die cut. Adhere over the tree limb.
GUEST ARTIST: JULIA HITE
Julia created this beautiful card using the bundle on page 17 in the Mini Catalog. The bundle includes the stamp set, the dies and a hybrid embossing folder. The star is 3-D with a rhinestone in the center (#144220). Julia ~ just lovely!!! Thank you.
As you all know Alan and I have three persimmon trees in our backyard. My sister, Sarah, was with us at Thanksgiving and I sent a basket of persimmons home with her. She lives on the intracoastal waterway in Coinjock and had a friend stop by on his boat recently ~ on his way to Florida. She gave Captain Clark several persimmons to take with him. This is a picture of his creative dinner with those yummy fruits!
He texted Sarah "I am going to try something new to me! We are baking 2 chicken thighs with assorted vegetables, so I quartered one of the persimmons to put in with everything. Mushrooms, onion, garlic, rosemary, peppers, tomatoes, chicken and the star ~ Persimmons!"
And, from Captain Clark after eating ~ "The persimmons are absolutely spectacular! Soft and delicious! You must try this dish! But keep it a secret! Otherwise everyone will know and Persimmons will be hard to get! Haha!"
Just as I was about to post this picture of the last card that we created in our Thursday Christmas Card Class the LIGHTS WENT OUT! TOTALLY! No electricity from 5:30 last night to 11:30! It seems there was a two car accident on Azalea Garden Road and one of the cars took down a telephone pole. I am just glad I wasn't in the middle of baking a cake!
This card uses retired (!) designer series paper, gold foil and the dies from the JOY OF NOEL bundle on page 28 in the Mini ~ part of the JOY OF CHRISTMAS SUITE.