Last night was the Christmas concert for the High School Band.  Both Tyler and Ryan were dressed up in tuxedos last night.  I just love to see them dressed up like that.  I wish I could have gotten some good pictures – but the auditorium was too dark and after wards they are more interested in their friends than letting me take a picture.

The heating repair man just left – our heat is not really working upstairs – it figures since it has been 10-20 degrees below average here the past few days.  We had tiny snow flurries on Sunday – we are in Georgia and any kind of snow flurry makes everyone excited.  I had to turn off my fountain because all the water is frozen and I don’t want the pump to burn out and it isn’t even getting warm enough to melt the ice during the day.  I’m waiting on the repair man to come back – he had to go get a part for the heater which will hopefully fix it.  Sigh…..

Today’s project is another Christmas Card from my Holiday Stamp-a-Stack class last month.  This one took the longest to make only because it has a lot of pieces to attach.  It uses the Tags til Christmas stamp set from the Holiday Mini catalog – but rather than making tags out of them they are the ornaments on the front of this card.

If you are a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator you might recognize this card.  It was in the November Stampin’ Success magazine.  That is the monthly magazine that all demonstrators get and it has lots of great information and ideas for us.  I really liked how they used all the different images as ornaments on the front of the card.  Here are some details about the card:

– The card base is Always Artichoke.

– The next layer is Pear Pizzazz card stock and it was run through the Big Shot with the Perfect Details Texturz Plate – do this after you stamp the greeting.  I stamped mine in Always Artichoke ink.  After I added the texture I used the Color Spritzer and the Always Artichoke Stampin’ Write Marker to add some spritz here and there.

– Then the ornaments – the ornament shape was stamped on Whisper White card stock with Baja Breeze ink and punched out with the Ornament punch.  I added a small pearl to the center of the design.  “Dec. 25″ was stamped on Whisper White card stock with Cherry Cobbler ink and then punched out with the small oval (now called the 1-3/8″ x 5/8″ Oval Large) punch.  Punch a 1/16″ hole in the top and add some white crochet thread to that one.  The Holly is stamped on Always Artichoke card stock with Always Artichoke ink and punched out with the 3/4″ x 15/16″ Oval punch.  The snowflake on my card actually comes from the Season of Friendship stamp set – it was stamped on Pear Pizzazz card stock with Always Artichoke ink and punched with the 3/4″ circle punch.  Last punch a 1” circle out of Cherry Cobbler card stock.  Then stamp the word block from Tags til Christmas on Whisper White card stock with Cherry Cobbler ink.  Cut out the word “CHRISTMAS”.  Glue that piece to the circle.  Then I used a Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write marker to add dots above and below the word.  Trim any white that hangs over the edges of the circle.

– Add the ornaments to the front of the card – all are on Stampin’ Dimensionals except the holly.  Draw the “strings” with a ruler and Always Artichoke marker. Attach the string for the Dec 25th ornament to the back of the layer and then attach that to the front of the card base.

Stamp a matching envelope using one of the same images and you have a cute card.

Let’s continue with Bingo….

Here we go with Monika’s Blog Bingo.  This is Round 7!  The group is full and all the cards were emailed out Monday 11/29.   See this POST for more details on how to play and the previous winners and the players for this round.

And now for the next piece – Here is piece #8–the floral sprig from Tiny Tags stamp set (stamped in Pear Pizzazz).

If you have Bingo – 5 in a row be sure to email me.