Christmas Card Stamp-A-Stack Class 1

I love doing Stamp-A-Stack classes.  And, Christmas cards are the perfect project for this type of class. For my first SAS class, I designed elegant cards using the Joyous Noel 6×6 Glimmer Paper in the Holiday Catalog.  I just love the colors of this glimmer pack: Copper, Merry Merlot, and Tranquil Tide.  One thing I also try to do is not use the Big Shot for these since we are making a dozen cards.  That way, everyone can finish 12 cards in 3 hours, plus if they want to make tons more, the designs are easy to duplicate.

September 30th Christmas Card Stamp-A-Stack

September 30th Christmas Card Stamp-A-Stack

Here’s a closer look at the cards:

Hardwood & Winter Woods stamp sets

Hardwood & Winter Woods stamp sets

Bright Copper Shimmer Paint to border the tag

Bright Copper Shimmer Paint to border the tag

Dashing Deer stamp set

Dashing Deer stamp set

Dazzling Diamonds on the antlers

Dazzling Diamonds on the antlers

Flourish Filigree stamp set and Vellum card stock

Flourish Filigree stamp set and Vellum card stock

I made these at my retreat last weekend plus another set for a SAS in October.  I’m in love with the Dashing Deer stamp set…I think I made about 4 Christmas card designs using that bundle so far.

Happy Stampin’

Barbara

Annual Labor Day Craft Retreat

Every Labor Day, I host a team retreat weekend at a local craft retreat.  This year our usual house was booked, so we tried out Creative Cottage in McKinney.  While it wasn’t as nice as our usual place (we are spoiled now), we had a great time.  We took all our new Holiday Catalog products with us to play with and create projects for classes, clubs and decor.  Here are some photos of us in the craft room.  I forgot to hand off my phone, so I’m not in the photos.

Labor Day Retreat

Creative Cottage Retreat Craft Room – Connie, Becky, & Laura

Creative Cottage Retreat

Norma and I were on the other side of the room.

Next year we’re hoping to return to our normal place.  Plus, we really want to try to go twice a year.  We made a ton of beautiful projects.  Becky made this amazing “FALL” sign too.  I bought one, but didn’t get to it yet. 

Becky's Fall Decor Project

Becky’s Fall Decor Project

Here’s the Sincerely Santa project kit in progress.  3 of us had this kit and did it together.  I’ll be doing a kit class for these.  It’s 30 tags (6 each of 5 designs).

Sincerely Santa Project Kit

Sincerely Santa Project Kit

Being at the retreat made me anxious to attend OnStage in Orlando (Norma & Liz are going with me).  It’s not until November though, so I’ll have to wait.  I’ll post more projects in the coming days.

Happy Stampin’

Barbara