Fun at Santa’s Workshop

Each year I hold a Santa’s Workshop for my final stamp class before Christmas.  This year I designed 12 projects that work great for little Christmas gifts.  My customers choose what projects they want to make and how many of each project they are making.  I cut and prep each project.  My Santa’s Workshop was last night and everyone had a great time stamping and visiting with each other while crossing off some Christmas gifts.

Santa's Workshop, Christmas Gifts, Paper Crafting

Each year the projects are different.  I get lots of ideas from Pinterest and cased projects from other demonstrators.  I just love making 3-D gift items.

Here is a closeup of a little tote that is perfect for two snack size Twix bars.  Thank you for the inspiration Erica Cerwin.  This was a quick, fun project.

Snack Tote, Twix Holder, Year of Cheer designer paper, Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits, Oh What Fun Stamp Set, Christmas
I used Copper Foil Sheets and the Year of Cheer designer paper to create the holder for the Twix bars.  The Wishing You sentiment is from Oh What Fun stamp set.

I’m planning to whip out a few of these to surprise people at work.

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Merry & Bright Christmas Fun

This is a quick, simple but fun card that makes me want to sing!!!  It used the Festive Phrases stamp set — such a fun set and it is on the Retired List so it will be gone soon.  I paired the stamp set with the Merry Music Specialty Designer Paper which has plenty of music notes to help me with the singing (heehee).  I tipped the Real Red square for a diamond shaped backing and added a strip of Gold Washi Tape from the Year of Cheer Washi Tape package.

Festive Phrases, Merry Music Specialty Paper, Year of Cheer Washi Tape, Christmas

Black – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ – score at 4 1/4″
Real Red – 4″ x 5 1/4″
Whisper White 
– 3 3/4″ x 5″
Merry Music Specialty Designer Paper – 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″
Real Red – 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″
Black – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
Whisper White – 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ — stamp Merry & Bright with Memento ink — color light bulbs with markers (Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pacific Point)

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Let It Snow – Merry Little Christmas

I know I should probably have used a  different title for this post.  Our weather in the midwest has been very fall like — temps in the mid 50’s and higher some days but it looks like winter is trying to blow its way into the area over the next couple of days and temps drop to around freezing.  It is December 5th after all — I wouldn’t mind seeing a little snow about now to help everyone get into the holiday spirit.  This card has a soft elegance about it with a little texture from the Softly Falling embossing folder and the Silver Metallic Thread.

Merry Little Labels stamp set, Softly Fall embossing folder, Merry Little Christmas designer paper, Everyday Label Punch, Christmas
Thick Whisper White
– 4 1/4″ x 11″ — score at 5 1/2″
Black – 4″ x 5 1/4″
Whisper White – 3 7/8″ X 5 1/8″ — emboss with Softly Falling Embossing Folder
Merry Little Christmas designer paper – 2″ x 5 1/4″ — punch with Triple Banner Punch
Silver Foil Sheet – 1 1/4″ x 5″ — punch with Triple Banner Punch
Whisper White – scrap — stamp Let it Snow with Memento ink — punch with Everyday Label Punch

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