My stampin' up! blog - Stamping Scene

Hello and welcome to my blog. I'm an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the UK and love sharing my passion for paper crafting and Stampin' Up! products. Thank you for visiting I hope to see you again soon. Zoe x

Saturday, 21 November 2009

The 12 Blogs of Christmas - Blog No 9

Hi and welcome to you if you have just arrived from Amanda's blog as part of the 12 Blogs of Christmas Blog Hop!!! If you've just dropped in then why not join in. 12 lovely Stampin'Up! demonstrators are all displaying Christmas projects for you to enjoy from today over the next week. You can visit each one by clicking on the link in the sidebar. Below are my offerings and I've detailed some information about what I've used. For the last card I've explained how simple it is to make it, but if you have any questions about the other two please don't hesitate to contact me via email or just leave a comment and I'll get back to you.
All 12 of the bloggers in this HOP would appreciate your comments, me included. It's always nice to see who's visited us and a nice comment warms the heart on a cold winter's day so be brave sign up and leave us all a little note!
My first project was inspired by some card swaps I received from a friend in the US. Rather than stamp baubles I've stencilled them and decorated them afterwards. I've drawn the strings in free hand, but if you've already bought our lovely Tree Trimmings Set then you could always stamp them in to.
This recipe is
Naturals ivory & choc chip cardstock
Creamy caramel, ruby red and versamark ink
Chocolate chip marker pen
Sponge daubers
Silver embossing powder
Oval & scallop oval punches
Scandanvian Season, Perfect Presents & Retired Best Yet stamp sets
Chocolate chip 11/4 inch striped grosgrain ribbon
Stampin' dimensionals
other - stencil
Here's a little bit of fun with punch art. It's amazing all the things you can produce just by punching shapes and Stampin'UP! make it easy with so many wonderful punches to choose from. This layout is a favourite of mine and I've reincarnated it from last year as I like it so much. It's an easy enough card to make, but not so good if you're looking to make lots as it can take a little time, but the finished product is well worth the time investment. In this card the recipe is as follows

Cardstock - real red, whisper white, basic black & blush blossom
Inks - basic black, blush blossom
Punches - scallop circle, 13/8'' circle, 1/2 '' circle
sponge daubers
white gel pen
dimensionals & snail adhesive
Stamp set Perfect Presents

I love the simple, clean lines of the card below and it's really easy to make. Stamp the snowflake from Perfect Presents in versamark onto bashful blue base card. Adhere whisper white cardstock onto base card to make snowy backdrop. Stamp Merry Christmas from Occasional Greetings in choc chip onto 'snow'. Cut strips of choc chip card for the tree trunks. Adhere tree trunks with tombow/snail adhesive. Stamp the trees from Perfect Presents in old olive on whisper white cardstock, cut out and adhere to trunks with dimensionals. Stamp one of the snowflakes from Snow Flurries in real red and punch out using 3/4 inch circle punch. Add a gold brad and then adhere to one of the treetops using dimensional. SIMPLE!!!! Go on you know you want to have a go! But before you do don't forget to visit the other 11 Blogs of Christmas. Just click on the link and it will take you to the lovely Carole's blog and she has some yummy ideas for you. If you've only just started on the hop Carole is at no 10 so just follow the links and you'll go round them all. Remember comments on all are very welcome.
Thanks for visiting Stamping Scene. Come back soon!
Hugs Zoë xx


  1. Hi Zoe

    Love your projects. The santa one is my fave and I might just have to poach that idea. My grandson would love it.

    Hugs Debbie xx

    (ILWS vivaldi)

  2. What fantastic projects Zoe - I adore the Santa he is wonderful. I love the cards too, expecially the ones with the trees.

    Thanks for sharing


  3. Wonderful projects Zoe - can't wait to have a go at the Santa card. I love the simplicity of the last card.

    Thanks for your lovely projects. Off to the next blog.


  4. your father christmas is so lovely i love him

  5. great projects! i love the top card very tradtional and that ribbon looks amazing - also added to my wish list

  6. Zoe, projects are lovely! Im liking the stencilling idea too, so soft and pretty.

    Thanks for joining in with the hop!

    C xx

  7. Hi Zoe,
    Lovely creations and that Santa is fab!!
    Suzie Qx

  8. Just stunning Zoe - I have been making the round daubed baubles for my cards this year, but that teardrop shape looks even better. Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Love the santa he is gorgeous, all so love what you done with the images on the first cad.

    Shaz xxx

  10. Wow Zoe, love all your projects. The tree card is fantastic, may have to case that one, if you don't mind, and your Father Christmas card is one of the best I have seen, Love him.
    Carole x

  11. These are all fab especially the Santa card!

  12. Lovely projects Zoe ..Susan

  13. Fab projects..... Santas face is amazing. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Lovely projects, but i have to say that santa is an absolute favourite! Love it!

  15. gorgeous Zoe. Looking forward to thursday.xx

  16. Loving all of your cards Zoe, especially the santa, he's sooo cute!

    Vicki x

  17. Wow! lovely cards Zoe! thanks for sharing!! the santa is especially cute!

  18. Gorgeous cards- I just love the cute little Santa. Love Terri XX

  19. 3 gorgeous cards Zoe, I love them all :0)
    Hugs S.J. xx

  20. Wow Zoe. 3 absolutely fabulous projects - I really love them all. What a brilliant Santa -my DS will love that one!

    Also a BIG CONGRATS on your Demo award at the convention... WOW!!!

  21. I ADORE your stencilled baubles and I am so sorry that I have thrown away my leftovers scrapping kit. Wonderful projects my dear. M xx

  22. Great projects Zoe and I am with everyone else....I love that Santa!

  23. I love the Father Christmas!

  24. Lovely Cards Santa is great, my grandson would like that one might give it a go.

    Thanks for your comments on my blog Maggie x

  25. Top card is my absolute fave Zoe, but all are great. Well done!

  26. Hi thanks so much, I adore the Santa


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