Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy November 1st!

Yay! With Halloween, and our (Canadian) Thanksgiving over, I can officially start the Christmas frenzy here at the bloggo! I know I've shown an occasional Christmas card since the summer months, but now let the craziness begin! LOL! I had to laugh, on the last day of school this past year I walked through BOTH my local craft store, AND Costco, and the Christmas items were being put out. That was too early for even ME! So onward with these sweet little Christmas 3x3's...They are highlighting some new products released in the current Idea Book and Catalogue, and the current Holiday Mini...
The above cards both are made using the NEW Stocking Builder Punch, the one on the right is punched from (retired) DSP, the one on the left was punched after an image was stamped from the Stitched Stockings Stamp Set. Both of these items can be seen on pg 34 if click on the Holiday Mini image on the top right corner of my blog. Do you also see that darling little embossed frame on the card on the right? It is a new embossing folder (2 come in a set!) called Designer Frames (pg 218 in the current Idea Book and Catalogue, click the image of the IB+C below the Holiday Mini on the upper right hand of my blog, and you'll be able to see those as well!)
Next we have 2 more 3x3's made with the Stocking Builder Punch and (retired) DSP and an image from the Stitched Stockings Stamp Set. The card on the right has the other frame from the Designer Frames Embossing Folders, this time embossed on (retired) DSP and torn out, to give a shabby chic look. The card on the left however, look closely....see the plaid grid pattern? It's NOT an embossing folder! It was made using the new Simply Scored Tool, which can also be seen on page 6-7 of the Holiday Mini. SO easy to get a custom background using this tool. If you can imagine any straight edge pattern or shape you'd like to emboss on you card stock, you CAN with this fabby tool! (it also does all the other traditional things you want in a scoring board, I just love finding alternate uses for it! ;o)

Ingredients: (All SU!)
Old Olive Textured CS and Classic Ink, Very Vanilla CS, Whisper White CS, Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink, DSP (retired), Stocking Builder Punch, Stitched Stockings Stamp Set, Designer Frames Embossing Folder, Simply Scored Tool, Stampin' Dimensionals


  1. These are very very sweet- I am looking forward to all your Christmas "craziness" Lol!!