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Blog Hop - It's Nearly Christmas!

 
Hello

Welcome to another of our casual monthly Blog Hops, this month our theme is all things for Christmas. I can't believe that it is less than a month until the big day; where does the time go? You may have come from the blog of the lovely Di Dunk, but if not, you can start right here and follow the link at the bottom of the post to the next blog.

I thought I would make a set of tags and matching Christmas card using the special bundle that is currently available that includes the lovely Designer Series Paper 'Christmas Cocoa' and stamp set 'Welcome Christmas'.  This bundle is available until 30 November, so be quick to get yours. The matching colours for this DSP are Soft Suede and Real Red. I like the contemporary look it gives, but still really Christmassy. For the tags, I've used the 'Delightful Decorations' stamp set and matching Ornament punch with the DSP, ribbon and bling to create a set of 4 different designs.  The box is in Soft Suede with a clear acetate top and the sentiment is from the 'Welcome Christmas' stamp set. First off, here is the box of finished tags with the lid on.

Christmas_Cocoa_Box_2 

 Here are the individual tag designs close up:

                Ornament_1       Ornament_2 

                Ornament_3       Ornament_4 

Each of the tags has been cut as a double layer on Whisper White with the punch just over the edge to create the opening at the top. The decorations have been added on the top layer; this makes them easy to stick to your parcel without having a string attached, but you could add them if you wish. This shows what I mean.

Ornament_Tag_Open 

The box is simple to construct and I've created some dividers to keep the tags neat.  The height of the box is 1inch and this easily fits 6 tags. Here is the open box.

Ornament_Box_Open 

Now for the card, also using the same colours and the 'Welcome Christmas' stamp set. The wreath was stamped in Soft Suede and I've added some lovely red adhesive rhinestones, although they don't photograph very well. This has been popped up on the satin ribbon and Soft Suede print from the DSP. The rest is pretty straightforward.

Christmas_Cocoa_Card_2 

Here are all the product details.  If you would like any further information on these projects, please contact me.

Card Details
Stamps Delightful Decorations, Welcome Christmas
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Textured White, Real Red, Soft Suede, Christmas Cocoa DSP
Ink Versamark, Soft Suede, Real Red,
Accessories 5/8" Real Red Satin Ribbon, 1/8" Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon, Clear Adhesive Rhinestones, Small Red Adhesive Rhinestones (not SU)
Tools Ornament Punch,  Scallop Trim Border, 3/4", 1" and 11/4" Circle punches,  Starburst punch (not SU), Itty Bitty Flower punch (New in Summer Mini), Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers, White embossing powder, Gold Embossing powder, Heat gun

Well, if you made it this far, thanks for sticking with it!  The next stop on this blog hop is the lovely and talented Sue Madex and below is the list of other creative Stampin' Up! Demonstrators participating today.

Ros Davidson
http://www.rosdavidson.typepad.com

Christine Blain
http://christineblain.blogspot.com/

Nikki Sadler
http://www.inkyart.com.au

Kristine Thompson
http://www.inkspotcreations.com

Tina Gillespie
http://scissorspapercard.blogspot.com/

Di Dunk
http://www.stampartbydi.typepad.com

Sue Madex
http://www.madexcreations.com/

Amy Buchanan
http://fashioninggreatimpressions.com

Gardenia Pepworth
http://alittlelessuseless.wordpress.com

Alisha Watson
http://ratherbstampin.typepad.com

Have a great weekend.

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