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Monday, 23 April 2012

Christmas Card Club

Oh my I'm late, I'm late but only a day!  This fortnight's challenge is from Clare and she's asked us to make anything, but a card.  By that she means anything, even cards, but cards plural rather than just one.  I've made this cute gift bag/box shared with me by my lovely team mate Emma just before last Christmas.  I made several for my son's teachers and filled them with stamps and ink spots from Stampin' Up! 's From your Teacher stamp set.  They were popular and very well received so I decided to share them with you my lovely readers. 
Cute and oh so simple to make with just a couple of boxes some belt, braces and fur trim and you're away!  I've also now used some glimmer brads for the buttons attaching his braces which I didn't have at Christmas.  Now I'm one down several more to go for this Christmas.  Of course you could make these for just about anyone, grandchilren, teachers, brownie/cub leaders whoever loves Christmas and Santa Claus. 
Now the challenge a fortnight ago for the Christmas Card Club was set by Margaret and she wanted black and white cards.  I was away doing Disney, but couldn't resist the challenge so I've made black and white cards, but a set of three to just about fit with Clare's challenge. 

You can find other examples of Contempo Christmas by looking here and here
 One of my favourite Christmas sets from Stampin' Up! is Contempo Christmas.  It's so easy to use whether you're a beginner or expert card maker.  The 3D effect that you can create with the ornament stamp and matching punch is just gorgeous and it looks fab in any colour and whether you  enhance it with bling or leave it  naked it is perfect for all your Christmas projects.  Check out the other ladies in the Christmas Card Club via the links in my sidebar!

I'll be back soon with some sneak peaks projects for the new mini launching next month so check back or you'll miss out!
Happy Stampin' Zx

Gift box
cardstock - real red, basic black, whisper white (silver from stash)
ink - basic black and real red markers
Stamps - Perfect Punches
Accessories - scallop circle punch, 1/16th circle punch, basic glimmer brads, tombow, snail adhesive, large oval punch

cardstock - whisper white, basic black
ink - craft whisper white, basic black
stamps - Contempo Christmas
Accesories - big shot, top note die stampin up exclusive, satin ribbon in black and white, rhinestones, white embossing powder, heat gun

Moving along with the times - Christmas


  1. Wow really love this Zoe, soooo cute!!!. I bet the teacher's absolutely loved these and the gifts inside. So glad that your neck is getting better and you were able to make it to Disney. Hugs Clare xxx

  2. Wow really love this Zoe, soooo cute!!!. I bet the teacher's absolutely loved these and the gifts inside. So glad that your neck is getting better and you were able to make it to Disney. Hugs Clare xxx

  3. I love the DJ's - they'd make brilliant favour boxes!

  4. These are fab projects - just right for the CCC challenges x

  5. luv all your makes they look fantastic,
    Chris x

  6. The little bag is so cute Zoe and your B&W cards are gorgeous - so elegant. Carol x

  7. hi Zoe
    Wow love the black and white ...i have this stamp set ....thanks for the idea.....hope you were able to go on your hol ...and you had a fab time .......
    Hugs sylvie

  8. Wow Zoe, your boxes are just amazing, I really love the red suit one, so much fun!

  9. WOW!!!Super and very interesting...Love the Santa this a template or did you make it yourself..Kerry X.

  10. Hi Zoe these are two fantastic projects they both look superb, I really love the Black and white I think it always looks so classy
    Lorraine x

  11. hello Zoe,

    What absolutely super makes all ready for xmas! I love Santas trousers, they are so cool!
    Keryn x

  12. Thanks girls for your lovely comments and no Kerry it's not a template just two open ended boxes stuck together with strips of white and black adhered around the edges. Zx

  13. Aww what a wonderful design! This is So cute and so clever. A great idea to make a gift extra special !!
    I love your black and white card too - so elegant and classy!
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for our Christmas in April theme and Good Luck in the Challenge!
    Hugs Sue xx

  14. wow these are fabulous .. i just love the Santa gift box
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week for our Christmas in April challenge
    Lisa x

  15. how cool! What a great little gift and I do love the black and white cards too, very classic and chic looking. Thanks so much for linking up with us at Moving Along With The Times.


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