There are so many creative Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators out there that you don’t even need to make your own creations.  Now I do like to make my own creations but sometimes someone creates something just perfect that you just need to use it the way it is.  And for those of you that say I can’t be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator because I’m not creative – that’s no reason at all.  There are so many ideas out there on blogs, on the Stampin’ Up! website, in our magazine at our events you could have enough ideas to last you forever – so don’t use that as a reason not to join.  I’m excited that my little team is growing and if you want to join I would love to have you!

Now on to my project share today – another card from my Punch Art class.  This one uses the bird punch to make a Cardinal for a Christmas card – see you don’t even have to have a Christmas stamp set – just the bird punch will do.  This idea is from Connie Stewart – although in her comments she says she saw the idea demonstrated some where on stage.  I made a few changes to the actual card but liked the way Connie used the red and white with just a hint of green.  So this is my version:

The cardinal is the bird punch – twice – the extra wing becomes the crown and the extra body is trimmed and becomes another layer on the tail.  I also punched an extra head out of black and then trimmed it to make the mask.  I’m using Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White and Always Artichoke for the color on my card.

The little rectangle piece is cut using the Big Shot and the new Scallop Rectangle Clearlits die.  After I cut it I added texture with one of the texture plates – the one that looks like wood grain.

A piece of Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding is tied around and into a knot.  Add a holiday greeting and you have a quick Christmas card.

I’m writing this on Friday night and just want to say – Way to go ETOWAH EAGLES!!  Greg and I went to the game tonight they were playing against Woodstock and it was the game of the week so Fox 5 news was there and I think the whole game aired on one of the tv stations.  It was a great game – tied 14-14 at the end of regulation and then they did over-time possessions.   Woodstock went first and got almost to the goal line – and Etowah held them off 3 times for no score.  Then Etowah went and got close enough for them to score a field goal and win the game 17-14.  Very exciting! And today – Saturday – the Etowah band will be a competition – wish them luck!

Ok – so now onto Bingo – anybody out there waiting on just one more – will today be the day we have Bingo?

Let’s play for today ….

It’s BINGO TIME!  We are playing Round 5 of Monika’s Blog Bingo.  I’m currently taking names for Round 7.   See this POST for more details on how to join, how to play and the previous winners.

Here is piece #12  –the snowflake from Season of Friendship stamp set (stamped in Concord Crush).