Monday, December 14, 2009

More Fun with Christmas Jingle!

Happy Monday stampers! And it's officially a Happy Birthday to my not-so-little girl today! Emma turns 12 today and I'm just so thrilled and amazed at the exceptional young lady she is becoming. We had a wonderful - although BUSY - family weekend that started off with her fun 70's themed birthday party and ended with us curled up on the couch last night watching a recorded episode of iCarly. I haven't downloaded my photos from the party yet, but if there are some good ones, I'll post them here for you to see. The girls all loved their flower pins and wore them at the party. Emma even wore hers to school this morning!

I know you didn't stop by to visit me to hear all about my crazy life, so just for putting up with me, here is an easy project for you!
If you read my blog with any regularity, you know that I recently made an Advent Calendar with the Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin' Kit. Well.........I had a LOT of supplies left over so I decided to put them to good use and make some cards! AND a cool box too!

I used my Big Shot and the Fancy Favor Die to make the box for the six cards inside. The cards are all 3" x 6" and will fit in the Small Open End Envelopes. There is no stamping on the box, just a bit of ribbon and embellishments from the SSKit.

Here are the first two cards I made:

I used a few different stamp sets to liven up the backgrounds a bit - Winter Post, Tree Trimmings and Teeny Tiny Wishes. The color scheme remained the same using Old Olive, Real Red and Chocolate Chip ink.
As with the Advent Calendar I used the Sticky Die Cuts that came with the SSKit and just a few extra embellishments, ribbon and brads mostly.

I love how easily these all came together and how beautiful they turned out with the limited supplies I allowed myself.
It just goes to show you that you don't need a ton of stuff to make something beautiful! Just a great imagination, a willingness to play with the elements and a yummy color scheme. In fact, sometimes using limited supplies actually spurs your creativity because you force yourself to consider what you can really do with what you have on hand.

The best part of this project?......I was able to do the box and all the cards in about 1/2 hour! That's cool!

Well, I'm off for another busy day - I am covering another stamp camp for my upline tonight for about 25 people so I have to finish my prep for that. We are going to have a birthday cake for Emma at the camp so I need to go pick up that, wrap her presents and yep, I'd better take a shower too. I think EVERYone will appreciate that!
Have a wonderful day!


  1. Wow.. these are stunning yet simple enough to make fairly quickly... I love them! Thanks for sharing, Robin !! Patty

  2. These are really stunning Robin! I just love all you have done with this set!


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