The post person delivered me a new stamp set and coordinating punch on tuesday – and I love it. It is quick and easy – even the kids had some fun with it.
The stamp set consists of 5 main stamps – Santa, a Reindeer, an Eskimo, a gingerbread person and a teddy bear. Although the images look different, they are all actually the same shape and can be easily ‘cut out’ with a single punch.
The first thing I did was stamp out a heap of the images so I could colour in the ones that needed colouring. This was followed closely by using the santa images to create 7 cards that will be going to the daycare teachers along with their christmas presents. I hope they like them. The cards are 3″ x 3″ in real red card stock. The sentiment is from the same stamp set as the images. The gorgeous stripes glimmer paper in the background is by Christina Re. I happened to find a pack of it for 50c in the discount bin at Officeworks one day – total bargain!
The next couple of cards I made were ones that I had seen on Pinterest that I absolutely loved! The reindeer one can be found over at Stampin’ in the Sand and the gingerbread one is an almost exact copy of the one created by Judy’s Creations. I really liked this one, it was actually really quick and simple but looks quite fancy! Even my boys had a go at this style – see below for their pics, I think they did a great job!
My boys efforts….
Finally I decided to use one of the eskimos I had coloured to create a card that will be sent off to someone as part of christmas card swap I am in. For the card front, I sponged the background in Soft Sky, Tempting Turquoise and a tiny bit of Bermuda Bay.
The eskimo and the snowballs being juggled are propped up on dimensionals to give it a bit of dimension (I guess that is stating the obvious!).
Although this is just a card swap, since it’s christmas and all I decided to do something a bit different on the inside. I created 4 little gift tags and popped them into a little pocket inside the card. The gift tags just strips of card with some coloured paper stuck to the front and a punched image mounted on this. The To/From stamp is also part of the cookie cutter stamp set. There are lots of (easy) ways to create the top of a tag (like a tag topper punch!), but all I have is a scalloped circle punch – so I used that.
I’m pretty happy with how this last project turned out, and I hope the recipient likes it too 🙂