Peaceful Moments Birthday

This birthday greeting is an easy way to use Designer Series Paper scraps.  The cardbase is Bumblebee cardstock.  I layered pieces of Ornate Garden DSP on a piece of Early Espresso cardstock.  The Happy Birthday is from the Peaceful Moments stamp set stamped on Whisper White cardstock with Early Espresso ink.  This was layered on Gold Foil cardstock cut out with the Stitched So Sweetly dies.  

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Thank you for stopping by today!

Leigh


December We BEE Stamping TEAM Blog Hop- Simple Christmas Gifts

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December We BEE Stamping TEAM Blog Hop- Simple Christmas Gifts

Welcome and thank you for "buzzing" over to my blog today!  This month's blog hop is about Simple Christmas Gifts.

I read somewhere that giving candles as a Christmas gift is not a very original idea.  I understand the writers viewpoint in thinking that not much thought goes into the process of choosing and presenting a candle as a gift.  However, I have some ideas on how to change what could be interpreted as a  hum-drum gift to a WOW gift.

First, you need to choose a candle scent that reflects the personally of the recipient. 

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I have my candle, but let's face it, putting this in a gift bag with tissue paper is not a very original or thoughtful gift.  So let's "jazz" things up with cardstock, Designer Series Paper and ribbon to go from a plain-Jane gift to a one-of-a-kind-just-for-you gift.

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Yep, my candle is inside this custom made festive box.  I don't know about you, but I would love to receive anything inside such a cute box!

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I covered a piece of chipboard and inserted it in the bottom of the box for extra stability.

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I used Real Red cardstock for the box and then decorated the top with layers of Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz cardstock and Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper.  I stamped the Tags Tags Tags stamp with Mossy Meadow ink and colored the little elf shoes with Stampin' Blends.  Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels were added for a bit of whimsey.  The tag was popped out using the coordinating Trio of Tags die.  I used Mossy Meadow Stampin' Blends to color the Purple Posy ribbon in the Playing with Ribbons Combo Pack.  The tag was attached using a piece of Real Red ribbon from the All the Trimming Ribbon Combo Pack.

The joy of giving comes from the heart, so get creative and show someone how much you care with  beautiful hand crafted packaging.

Sit back, relax and "hop" through all the posts to see a variety of simple Christmas gift ideas from my fellow We BEE Stampin Team members.

If you just buzzed over from Mary Ann's post and need to get back, or if you want to keep buzzing by over to Kim's post, just click the buttons below.

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Thank you for visiting with me today!

Leigh

 


Christmas Gleaming

This card screams elegant thanks to the Copper Foil paper. 

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Here's what the card looks like open. 

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Supplies Used:  Christmas Gleaming stamp set, Copper Foil, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla cardstock, Brightly Gleaming DSP, Night of Navy ink, Rectangle Stitched dies, Playing with Patterns ribbon combo, Gleaming Ornaments punch pack

Have a wonderful day!

Leigh
  


Celebrate the Season

Have you seen the new Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper in the Holiday Mini catalog?  I love this paper!  It's so pretty and using it with the Ornate Frames dies makes easy to create a festive Christmas card.

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The greeting is from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set, stamped with Night of Navy ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the Ornate Frames dies.  I added some Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels for some added bling.  Easy work for a unique and easy Christmas card.

Have a wonderful day!

Leigh


Arrange a Wreath Christmas Card

I'm having so much fun playing with the Arrange a Wreath Dies.  I paired the dies with a greeting from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set.  This stamp set has so many Christmas greetings, it's difficult to choose which one to use.

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I used the In Good Taste DSP mounted on a piece of Gray Granite cardstock.  The wreath was made using Shaded Spruce and Forever Greenery DSP.  The bow was cut using Melon Mambo.  The greeting was stamped on Whisper White cardstock with Crumb Cake ink and cut out using the Stitched Rectangle Dies.

I hope you're having a great day!  Stay Safe!

Leigh