stamp set - The Sounding Joy; versamark ink and Gold Stampin' Emboss powder;
not available from Stampin' Up!® - Blazing Red StazOn inkI got the idea from another Stampin' Up!® demonstrator who posted her ornament at Stampin' Connection (the website for Stampin' Up!® demonstrators to share with each other). The Darice® ceramic star ornaments are available from DJ's Ceramic Supply, but if you live near me and just want one or two give me a call (or email) - I bought more than I needed.
Here's a close-up of the prototype, which now hangs on our tree:
stamp sets - Gift Givers, Punch Pals, Perfect Punches, Delightful Decorations; ink - Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist, Old Olive, Garden Green, Real Red; card stock - Riding Hood Red, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Garden Green, Real Red; punches - Stocking builder, large Tag, Scallop Circle, Ornament, Decorative Label; Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details
The only the reason these projects took any time at all to complete is that I was making multiples, so I had plenty of time to make one more Christmas card for someone who was left out of last week's mass mailings, since I didn't have their address until today:
stamp set - Perfect Punches; ink - Versamark with Gold Stampin' Emboss powder; card stock - Early Espresso, textured Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler; designer series paper - Deck the Halls (retired); Victoria 5/8" crochet trim, Stampin Dimensionals
It was also quite easy, because I started with sketch #171 from Clean & Simple, the Music theme from Less is More, and the SU-Only Challenge to "express those bright, cheerful and joyous feeling of the holidays". With all of that to start out with, it was just a matter of choosing paper and coordinating colors of card stock! I'm not really sure it's a clean and simple design according to the Less is More guidelines, I may have to try that challenge again, but I like the card nonetheless.