Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Coldwater, Michigan -

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

adventure of productive procrastination

I have a workshop Thursday, and my plan for this past weekend was to make up the two samples I already decided on, and design and create a a third card.  So I started out Saturday morning by washing three loads of laundry, folding one and hanging three sets of sheets on the line.  I put the last decorations on the Christmas tree and repacked the ornament boxes to be returned to the basement.  I cleaned up the kitchen, and sorted the trash and recyclables to take to the transfer station.  I needed a couple things from one store, Tom needed something from a different store, and we needed gas and lunch.  When I finally made my way to the crafting table, I started by making a gift for my workshop hostess:
card stock - Basic Black, Real Red, Silver Glimmer; punches - Curly Label, large oval, extra-large oval; Simply Scored
If I could remember where I found the video tutorial, I'd gladly share it with you.  It wasn't a Santa mug, but the belt and buckle were ideas I've seen on other projects.  You can see some of them here and here on my Pinterest boards.
I remembered that I had told Tom not to send the Christmas gift card he was ordering directly to the intended recipient, but to have it delivered here so I could provide a festive way to present it.  So I made a few samples:

card stock - Basic Black, Real Red, Silver Glimmer, Whisper White; punch - Curly Label; Big Shot with Adorning Accents edgelit; Stampin' Dimensionals

 stamp sets - Delightful Dozen, Joyous Celebrations; ink - Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green; designer series paper - Snow Festival;  cad stock - Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Whisper White;  punches - 1-3/8" square, 1/2: circle, extra-large oval; Big Shot with Ovals Bigz die (retired); Stamp-a-majig, Stampin' Dimensionals
The tutorial for this is on Splitcoast Stampers. (You may need a free membership to view the tutorials in the resource section.)  I made the pop-up pieces smaller and left off the belly band.

stamp sets- Chock-Full of Cheer, Scentsational Season; ink - Craft White, Real Red; Stampin' Emboss powder - Peppermint Sticks (not available); punch - 1/2" circle; Big Shot with Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Apothecary Accents and Holiday Collection framelits 

After all of that, it was time for dinner and then I needed some more sitting-down time, so I finished the book I'd been reading before I fell asleep.  There was still another day...

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