Sunday Showcase—So Long, Christmas 2012

Hi Stamping Friends!

Everytime we get to the end of a season, and especially when we it nearly coincides with the end of a catalog, I have a lot of mixed emotions about my stamping.  On the one hand, I'm very, very excited!  I've been sharing holiday creations for months, even before I was really into the holiday spirit, and I'm SO ready to move on to the exciting, new goodies from the Spring Catalog. 

But, on the other hand, I'm running out of time and there are so many Christmas ideas that never got accomplished!  So many projects I never had a chance to share with you!  So many stamps I didn't use enough (or at all…eep!).  And, some of the stamps used may never return for next Christmas!  So sad!

So, it's a little bittersweet today as I post a few of last Christmas projects that I want to get posted before Christmas is over.  The rest of the ideas will have to wait until next year, I guess…*sigh*

Nov - rita mini treat tote

This is a cute little Hershey's Kisses treat box that Rita Berning brought for us to create at one of our team shoebox swaps!  It's a CASE of the box made by Dawn Olchefske featuring the lovely Watercolor Winter pine images.  We're not sure if this stamp set is coming back, but I hope it does!  Learn to make this box at Dawn's Mini Treat Tote Box video.  Also features: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Crumb Cake Tulle Ribbon, Small Oval Punch, and Linen Thread.

Nov - darla note card holder 
Nov - darla note card holder 2

Darla Eigenschink shared this 3×3" Notes holder she created with the Scallop Envelope Die.  I posted another similar project that she created a couple of years ago and she had used it as a Ghirardelli Chocolate holder.  See the Scallop Envelope Treat Tote post for instructions.  Also features: Ornament Keepsakes Bundle (being carried over into Spring!), Large Oval Punch, Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper, Rhinestone Jewels, and Vanilla Seam Binding.

Nov - darla tags set

Darla Eigenschink also shared this cute gift set of tags! The box is made of Gumball Green card stock with a Window Sheet lid that's wrapped in a Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper belly band and Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon trim.  Ink colors are Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso and card stock colors are Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake and Whisper White.

Nov - darla gift tags open

It opens up to reveal three different styles of gift tags! 

Nov - darla gift tags 3

The Noel tags are created with images from the Four Frames and Greetings of the Season (staying through Spring) sets.  They are punched with the Decorative Label Punch and layered with more Crumb Cake Decorative Label Punch shapes.

Nov - darla gift tags 2

The next tag is created with the Traditional Touches (likely gone for good) single stamp…it's so cute!  It's punched out with the 1-3/4" Circle Punch and layered on a 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch that's embossed with the Petals-A-Plenty Texture Impressions Folder.

Nov - darla gift tags 1

My favorites are the Two Tags die-cuts that are decorated with Scentsational Season images.  I never thought I would like that stamp set, but I've grown to LOVE it!  I hope that one sticks around for next year, but we don't know if it will!  Also features: Come To Bethlehem sentiment, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, Lacy Brocade Texture Impressions Folder, and Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details.

You can learn to make a similar tag box at Dawn Olchefske's Tags & Trim Box video.

Gift bags with banners

Finally, I had to show off my last-minute gift bags that I made up last night using one of the ideas I featured in last week's Sunday Showcase—Gift Packaging Wrap-Up.  I dressed up some plain white gift bags with leftover strips from the Candlelight Christmas Designer Series Paper, which I know will be gone for good after next week. 

Bags - 2

I topped them off with a snowflake created with the Snow Flurry Die with Silver Glimmer and Champagne Glimmer Papers.  The tags were leftover from my old Tags Til Christmas project.  Super easy and fast!

Well, I'm going to leave it at that and bid adieu to the Christmas projects for this holiday season! 

Thanks for stopping by the Sunday Showcase!


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