Lighten Up.

Hello Happy Stampers, I know I have been sparse with my usual postings lately but today I will make up for it.
I would like to show you the projects we did last weekend in a Christmas class using the little battery operated tealights.
First we made this lovely card originally designed by my very clever Stampin Up friend Carolyn.

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This clever easel design allows you to place a battery operated tealight inside it when open.
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Here is a side view so you can see how it is done.
I stamped the tree in always artichoke onto vellum. Because the vellum is non porous the ink doesn't dry straight away so you need to use a heat gun to help it.
But I decided I would like to add a sprinkle of gold embossing powder  before I used the heat gun. To give my tree some added sparkle.
You need to be very sparing with the embossing powder if you do this or you will have a completely gold tree! (which also looks good to by the way).
What I used:
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Brown Sugar and Very Vanilla, Champagne Glimmer Card, Vellum
Ink: Always Artichoke
Stamps: Christmas Lodge (retired SU)
Embossing Folder: Woodgrain
Framelits: Deco Labels
Other: Gold Embossing Powder, star punch (retired SU)

I enjoyed using the tealights so much I just had to make something else with them.
Everyone just loved the Snowman Ornaments we made.
I got the idea from someone clever but unfortunately they did not have a watermark on their work and so I can't tell you who it was.
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Isn't he cute. And very simple to make. Just three different size circles.
I have used a circle framelit for the largest one. Then 2 1/2 inch for his middle and 1 3/8 inch circle for his head. The 1/2 inch circle in the centre of  his head is for his nose.
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I used the snowflake die from last year to make the silver glimmer card snowflake. Then added the Frosted Finishes Embellishment on top.
The silver ribbon runs between the the largest and middle circles with a loop at the top for hanging.
Here is the back view. I just used the 1/2 inch circle punch on both the large and middle circles and then matched them up leaving enough space for the switch to show through like so.
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Here's a few hanging from my little Christmas Tree, all with their noses glowing. Lovely.

Products used:
Circle Framelit, 2 1/2 inch circle punch, 1 3/8 inch circle punch (all sponged around with marina mist).
1/2 inch circle punch pushed in as far as it can go on each circle. 1 3/8 inch circle is for his head.
Hat: Word Window Punch in black cardstock for brim, 3 x 2.5cm black cardstock for hat;
scrap of dsp for hat trim. Itty Bitty Shapes Punch for flower on hat.
Silver ribbon 1/8 inch for hanging.
Pool Party Seam Binding ribbon for bow tie.
Snowflake die in silver glimmer card and Frosted Finishes Embellishment
Black Stampin Write marker for eyes and mouth

I used glue dots and glue to attach everything together.

Now if you still have a little time spare I would like to show you the final thing we made.
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This is a Santa gift back using a Kraft paper bag I bought from Kmart.
I realised I didn't put the white gel on his eyes (that would have looked better for the photo).
I also didn't photograph the fact that his head is actually two layers of a scallop circle. So it folds over the back and front of the bag.
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I also made a little gift tag as well.
Products I used:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Black, Real Red, Silver Glimmer Card
Large scallop nestabilitie
Large oval from the Ovals Framelits Set
Rosy Cheeks: sponged with dauber - Rose Red
Eyes and Nose: 1/2 inch circle punch
moustache: Bird wing from Bird Builder Punch
Hat: Framelit from Apothecary Framelits Set - only need half. Fold over as shown.
Silver bauble on end of hat: 1 inch circle punch.

Make sure to fold you whisper white in half and place your scallop nestabilitie just over the folded edge so the two pieces stay attached - creating a scalloped card.

The body part is just a piece of real red to cover some of the paper bag. 12 cm x 10cm
Belt: 2cm x 12cm
Buckle: 2.5cm x 2.5cm in silver glimmer card and 1.5 cm x 1.5cm in black cardstock.

Well I do hope you enjoyed that. These were all fun to make and very easy.
Quick, Easy and Impressive - my catch cry for Christmas. Who has time to spend hours on projects at this time of the year! LOL!
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. I love hearing from you and can't wait to show you some more very soon.


  1. Wow! I always enjoy your projects, Vicki! Today is NO EXCEPTION. I love all the things you did with your tea lights :) Cute Santa bag, too! And thank you for your lovely comment about my projects on Stampin' Connection today :)


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