Inspire.Create.Share.2014: Christmas in July


I signed up for a Christmas Card swap at convention before I realized that there were no Christmas stamps in the 2014-2015 catalog.  I had to get creative:

Maui Stamper Tape It Christmas Convention Swap

  • Stamps:  Tape It, Hello Love (Hostess), And Many More, Hardwood
  • Color Palette:  Whisper White, Real Red, Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede
  • Accessories:  Gold Bakers Twine, Red Glimmer paper, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Watercolor Wonder Washi tape, Banner punch, Stampin’ Sponges

I adore the fat little birds from the Hello Love Hostess set.  I thought this one looked sort of Partridge-y.  You know, in the Pear Tree.  Use your imagination.

I had to mask off the end of that last Tape It strip, the one on the bottom – it was too long.  I just used a sticky note and then drew a little line across the edge to finish it off.

Maui Stamper Tape It Christmas Convention SwapHonestly, lately I don’t seem capable of making anything without Stampin’ Sponges and Dimensionals.

I’ve shared this tip before but it’s worth repeating: When you’re working with the Gold or Silver Bakers Twine, tie a pair of little knots around the spot where you’re going to cut the twine.  It takes an extra moment or two but it saves the frustration of chasing those gold wrappings – they’re stiffer than the twine and they unravel instantaneously.

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