Christmas Bliss

 With the snow flurries we've had the past couple of nights this card is perfect.  There are plenty of pretty, sparkly snowflakes.

Christmas Bliss
The base of the card is Island Indigo with a layer of Smoky Slate that I embossed with the Northern Flurry embossing folder.  I added a Rhinestone to the center of each snowflake.  I stamped the Christmas Bliss with Island Indigo ink.  The banners are All is Calm Washi Tape that was adhered to Whisper White cardstock and the ends trimmed with the hexagon punch to look like a banner.  The final touch was added the All is Calm Snowflake Charm and I even added a Rhinestone to the center of the snowflake for a little more bling.

Fall Fest Take Home Project

This is the final picture from my Fall Fest Retreat.  It was an all day stamping event where the ladies completed FIVE projects — 1 home decor piece, 1 recipe card holder, 24 cards/tags.  This final project was intended for them to take home to complete or if they stamped a little faster than others they would have something to keep them busy while they were waiting.

Take Home ProjectThese four cards were made with pieces from the Watercolor Winter Card Kit — remember Projects 4 & 5 were also made from that same kit.  Wow, that's three projects from one kit — and we were able to get five people from two kits.  That's a lot of stuff in one kit.

Once again I forgot to take a picture of all the goodies the ladies received during the day so I "stole" Tina's picture.  There were a couple of differences but this will give you an idea of what the day was like.

Bag of GoodiesI hope you'll join me next fall for my Second Annual Fall Fest Retreat.  I think everyone agreed it was definitely worth it and they can't wait until next year.

Tomorrow we'll move on to other fun stamping and Christmas ideas.

Final Project

This is the fifth and final project from retreat (well there is the Take Home Project yet).
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Remember this project is also made from the Watercolor Winter Card Kit. This time we made a Recipe Card Holder. Everyone loved this idea and thought they would make more for Christmas gifts. We even included the recipes for the treats of the day — Microwave Caramel Corn, Shredded Chicken Sandwiches, Cheesy Broccoli Soup and Pumpkin Muffins.
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We started with the envelopes — after we stamped on those we adhered them together in one long strip. We added half of the striped card base that comes in the kit to each envelope like designer paper.
This is a very quick and easy project — you could make lots of these for Christmas.
Come back tomorrow to see the Take Home Projects — 4 adorable cards.