Tuesday, 28 October 2014

christmas stamp-a-stack 1

The time of year has come around for another Christmas Stamp-a-Stack session. Over the last 3 days, I have run 2 classes of 6 people in each at my home and over the 4 hour period, we made a bumper 15 cards each. 

The 15 cards were made in 5 different designs, the first 2 of which are shared below. The cards were produced using the Festival of Trees sets and a colour combination of Lost Lagoon and Pear Pizzazz. The class could either include a set of all the stamps and matching punch and a pack of 5 rolls of All is Calm washi tape or just the 15 cards themselves. As expected, almost everyone bought the class with the bundle so they could then make lots more themselves at home. 

If you are lucky enough to receive one of these cards/designs, please think of the time and thought that has gone into making them.....

The first set of 3 cards used the new confetti stars punch as a border along the bottom, showing the co-ordinating pear pizzazz underneath
 The second set of 3 cards used a more intricate technique of punching a tree first  from pear pizzazz card, punching out a circle around it and then running it through the lucky stars embossing folder. The flowered tree was stamped directly to the whisper white in lost lagoon and the circle decoupaged on top. A couple of strips of washi tape were placed down the side and a few silver stars scattered around are the waste from the confetti stars punch.

 Above is the layout of the table before everyone arrived. To ensure everyone kept their things together, I packaged them all up in a bag which was decorated with a tag to match the theme of the day.

Why spend a fortune on Christmas gift bags or wrapping paper, when you can decorate an existing bag or even that left over from a chinese (if it is clean). 

Have you spotted the little snowman in the front of the bags. This is made using the neat curvy keepsake box die. This is a fabulous little die and is ideal for making little gifts containing chocolates or just favours for the christmas table. 

I have made lots of snowmen, Santas and Penguins and will post photos of these later. There are lots of different ideas on Pinterest for these boxes

As a special treat, my daughter Leanne made everyone cupcakes, filled with a variety of delicious centres: lemon-curd and strawberry jam.

 To help to distinguish which was which, they had different toppers. The cheeky snowman was filled with strawberry jam. 

I will be back soon sharing the rest of the cards.

Table built by craftingbecky.com


  1. Wow what a treat, the bags looked so posh and I adore those cute little treat boxes ( I think I might know what my next stampers six purchase is going to be !) and cupcakes too - so wish I could have attended one of the classes Linda, looks like you all had a fab couple of days xxx

  2. I would love the tutorial on these boxes!