Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Cards from my Christmas Class - I'm loving the Musical Christmas set

Last Sunday I held my Christmas Card Stamp a Stack- as well as a technique class in the morning.
Here's a few photos of the day and some of the Christmas Card Buffet cards I offered, as well as some other samples which I had created for inspiration.
I am loving the Musical Instruments Framelits and the Musical Seasons stampset as well as the Musical paper.

For my stamp a stack I run it as a card Buffet. Each card is done up in packs of 5, each participant chooses 2 packs. At the end of the day if there are extra kits left over participants may purchase additional packs and do the stamping/ cutting/embossing etc and take the pieces home to finish assembly.
I don't necessarily use current DSP but I always use current stampsets. Because of this there are variable numbers of kits for each design depending on what supplies I have on hand. I find it a good way to use up large quantities of DSP which I may have accumulated. Sometimes not having enough ribbon or embellishment may mean I have to limit the quantity of each design.
At the end of the day whatever kits I have left over I make up to sell as packs either at work or at the Markets.
Hope that gives you some ideas too.  
I did have plans to make lots of music paper decorations but that had to take a back seat for now!

You can see the Christmas packs ready to go at the back in this shot.
Love those smiling faces!

Inspiration cards- these weren't offered to make but were just sample ideas.

These were the options:

Option 1.
Year of Cheer DSP and Watercolour Wishes stampset as well as Holly Berry Happiness and the matching punch

Options 2 and 3 also used the Year of Cheer DSP.
I changed this slightly for the class - in the original (you can see them here) there was a charm tied around the bow with gold thread but for a big group we instead stamped and punched the snowflakes from Flurry of Wishes

Options 4 and 5. 
For the next 2 card choices I created ONE kit which could be used to make either of 2 options. Both used the Musical Seasons Stampset and matching Framelits and/or Watercolor Wishes. Cutting only one kit was a real timesaver. The second option used the layout from the Bermuda Bay sample but in the Mint Macaron colour scheme.

Options 6 and 7
Again, the one kit could be made up in one of 2 designs. Both used the fabulous Dynamic Pinewood Planks embossing folder for the card front.
The first card used Musical Seasons,  but the second used the new Hostess set Merry Patterns.

the candles were a popular option.

 Option 7.
This was very simple using Labels to Love and its matching punch. It was very simple stamping using only one colour. All the ribbon pieces were stappled onto a small scrap of Very vanilla and then glued to the card base to make it fast and easy.

And lastly Option 8.
This was extremely popular - and very easy. Someone had the bright idea of embossing the whole card front using the new Quilt Top Embossing Folder which looked amazing and I'll be doing that with any more I make like this. It was very simple stamping using the Hello Friend wreath in only one colour and a Champagne Foil star.

Have a creative week! 

Thanks for looking, and remember

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post something pretty!"


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