Christmas Countdown 2010 – Day 30

We have reached the final day of the Christmas Countdown.  I hope you enjoy this final Christmas offering for 2010.

Day 30 – Ginger Bread House

I really had fun making this one!  It’s hard to tell from the pics, but the roof has been generously sponged with Shimmer Paint and really looks spectacular! All the ‘lollies’ have been coated with Crystal Effects to give them a true hard candy look.

Made using a template by Lauren Meader, this fabulous box is a really spectacular way of packaging some Ginger Bread Cookies, or chocolates.  The entire roof lifts off to reveal the contents.

Well, that brings us to the end of this years Countdown.  I have very much enjoyed creating and sharing all my Christmas projects, and I hope that they have left you feeling inspired ready to do your own creating – or at least given you enjoyment each day!  Do keep coming back, as I have more ideas to share from tomorrow – including some great new products from the Summer Mini Catalogue!


Week 4 Bundle
Crumb Cake A4 Cardstock
Crumb Cake Classic Inkpad
Riding Hood Red A4 Cardstock 
Scallop Trim Border Punch
Dasher Stamp
Whisper White 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon
Special Bundle Price $120.00 (usually $131.15)

Luxury add-on: Add the Four the Holidays Stamp Set and the Scallop Circle Die to your bundle for only $70 (usually $76.90)
Email me NOW to order your bundle!
Project Materials
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Holly Jolly DSP, Vellum
Ink: Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Write Marker
Other:  Scallop Trim Border Punch, Real Red Satin Ribbon, 1″ Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Shimmer Paint, Crystal Effects, Brad

Christmas Countdown 2010 – Day 29

A break from the Christmas themed items today, to share the gift that we are giving to our brothers/sisters and their families.

Day 29 – Movie Night Pack

We like to give homemade gifts for Christmas – something small but well thought out, and a bit different.  This year I had the idea of a family movie night pack that would contain all the essentials to sit and enjoy a family movie together.  The kit contains Popcorn, Jaffas (a movie-going tradition here in New Zealand), Hot Chocolate (and the requisite Marshmallows), as well as a voucher to purchase a DVD of their choice.

As you can see, I really went all out to convey the movie theme with packaging shaped like a traditional popcorn box, as well as the movie themed images on the front.  The ‘popcorn’ on the front of the box is simply one of the flowers in the Boho Blossoms punch, which I have sponged with So Saffron ink to give it that buttery look!


Week 4 Bundle
Crumb Cake A4 Cardstock
Crumb Cake Classic Inkpad
Riding Hood Red A4 Cardstock 
Scallop Trim Border Punch
Dasher Stamp
Whisper White 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon
Special Bundle Price $120.00 (usually $131.15)

Luxury add-on: Add the Four the Holidays Stamp Set and the Scallop Circle Die to your bundle for only $70 (usually $76.90)
Email me NOW to order your bundle!
Project Materials
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White, Marina Mist
Ink: So Saffron, Basic Grey
Other:  Scallop Edge Punch, Big Shot, Timeless Type Alpha, Boho Blossoms Punch, Spiral Border Punch

Christmas Countdown 2010 – Day 28

Day 28 – Dasher Gift Card Folder

A cute gift card folder to dress up your gift giving!

Time is running out to order your Christmas crafting supplies, so why not use this weeks bundle to speed up the process:



Week 4 Bundle
Crumb Cake A4 Cardstock
Crumb Cake Classic Inkpad
Riding Hood Red A4 Cardstock 
Scallop Trim Border Punch
Dasher Stamp
Whisper White 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon
Special Bundle Price $120.00 (usually $131.15)

Luxury add-on: Add the Four the Holidays Stamp Set and the Scallop Circle Die to your bundle for only $70 (usually $76.90)
Email me NOW to order your bundle!
Project Materials
Stamps: Dasher, Many Merry Messages
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Crumb Cake
Other:  Scallop Trim Border Punch, Old Olive 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Rhinestones

Christmas Countdown 2010 – Day 27

Can you believe there are only 4 days of the Countdown left!  Our tree is going up today (my favourite part of the season) which is a sure sign that the big day is not too far away!
Day 27 – Joy Garland
A lovely garland to hang along a mantle (preferably with some nice greenery behind it) to brighten up any Christmas decor!

My circles have been hung from some 1/8″ Old Olive Taffeta ribbon, adn I have then wound a string of pretty Christmas lights along the ribbon.
Liven up your home with a garland using this weeks product bundle:

Week 4 Bundle
Crumb Cake A4 Cardstock
Crumb Cake Classic Inkpad
Riding Hood Red A4 Cardstock 
Scallop Trim Border Punch
Dasher Stamp
Whisper White 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon
Special Bundle Price $120.00 (usually $131.15)

Luxury add-on: Add the Four the Holidays Stamp Set and the Scallop Circle Die to your bundle for only $70 (usually $76.90)
Email me NOW to order your bundle!
Project Materials
Stamps: Schoolbook Serif Alphabet
Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla, Old Olive
Ink: Versamark
Other: Gold EP, Big Shot, Scallop Circle Bigz Die, Heat Tool, Eyelet Edge Punch, Paper Crimper, Shimmer Paint, 1/8″ Old Olive Taffeta Ribbon

Christmas Countdown 2010 – Day 26

A card to match yesterdays Card Caddy

Day 26 – Dasher Card

A quick and simple card to go into the Card Caddy I shared yesterday.  The Dasher image is clear embossed on the card to give a nice added shine!

Create your own cards using this weeks product bundle:

Week 4 Bundle
Crumb Cake A4 Cardstock
Crumb Cake Classic Inkpad
Riding Hood Red A4 Cardstock 
Scallop Trim Border Punch
Dasher Stamp
Whisper White 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon
Special Bundle Price $120.00 (usually $131.15)

Luxury add-on: Add the Four the Holidays Stamp Set and the Scallop Circle Die to your bundle for only $70 (usually $76.90)
Email me NOW to order your bundle!
Project Materials
Stamps: Dasher
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Riding Hood Red, Marina Mist
Ink: Versamark, Marina Mist
Other: Clear EP, Heat Tool, White Taffeta Ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch, 

Christmas Countdown 2010 – Day 25

A great way to package up a few cards to give as a gift.
Day 25 – Dasher Card Caddy
This card caddy is the perfect size to hold 4/5 full size cards and envelopes.
Create your own card caddy using this weeks product bundle:

Week 4 Bundle
Crumb Cake A4 Cardstock
Crumb Cake Classic Inkpad
Riding Hood Red A4 Cardstock 
Scallop Trim Border Punch
Dasher Stamp
Whisper White 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon
Special Bundle Price $120.00 (usually $131.15)

Luxury add-on: Add the Four the Holidays Stamp Set and the Scallop Circle Die to your bundle for only $70 (usually $76.90)
Email me NOW to order your bundle!
Project Materials
Stamps: Dasher, Winter Post
Cardstock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Riding Hood Red, Marina Mist
Ink: Marina Mist, Crumb Cake
Other: Circle Scissors Plus, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Rhinestones, Paper Crimper

Christmas Countdown 2010 – Day 24

This ornament was so much fun to make, and it turned out even better than I had hoped!

Day 24 – Joy Ornament

It’s amazing what you can create with some paper, ink and a few jewellery findings.


Week 4 Bundle
Crumb Cake A4 Cardstock
Crumb Cake Classic Inkpad
Riding Hood Red A4 Cardstock 
Scallop Trim Border Punch
Dasher Stamp
Whisper White 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon
Special Bundle Price $120.00 (usually $131.15)

Luxury add-on: Add the Four the Holidays Stamp Set and the Scallop Circle Die to your bundle for only $70 (usually $76.90)
Email me NOW to order your bundle!
Project Materials
Stamps: Welcome Christmas
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Holly Jolly DSP
Ink: Versamark, Old Olive
Other: Scallop Square Punch, Ornament Punch, Gold EP, Heat Tool, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, Rhinestones, Old Olive 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon

Christmas Countdown 2010 – Day 23

Some quick reverse masking created this fun Christmas Bauble Card
Day 23 – Masked Baubles
To create my baubles I simply punched a couple of circles out of scrap card, laid it over my card front and then sponged on my colour, before stamping my image over the top. 

I added some Dazzling Diamonds to the tree branches for a little extra Christmas sparkle.




Week 4 Bundle
Crumb Cake A4 Cardstock
Crumb Cake Classic Inkpad
Riding Hood Red A4 Cardstock 
Scallop Trim Border Punch
Dasher Stamp
Whisper White 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon
Special Bundle Price $120.00 (usually $131.15)

Luxury add-on: Add the Four the Holidays Stamp Set and the Scallop Circle Die to your bundle for only $70 (usually $76.90)
Email me NOW to order your bundle!
Project Materials
Stamps: Season of Joy, Lovely as a Tree
Cardstock: Whisper White, Real Red, Old Olive
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive, Garden Green, Versamark, Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Write Marker
Other: 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, Old Olive 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Real Red Satin Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds, Heat & Stick Powder

Christmas Countdown 2010 – Day 22

 A very simple project to dress up a few Candy Canes.  These are super easy to make (in fact they are so easy they can barely be called a project!), so are perfect to mass produce for the kids school friends.

Day 22 – Candy Cane Wrap

It’s a new week, so time for a brand new bundle!

Week 4 Bundle
Crumb Cake A4 Cardstock
Crumb Cake Classic Inkpad
Riding Hood Red A4 Cardstock 
Scallop Trim Border Punch
Dasher Stamp
Whisper White 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon
Special Bundle Price $120.00 (usually $131.15)

Luxury add-on: Add the Four the Holidays Stamp Set and the Scallop Circle Die to your bundle for only $70 (usually $76.90)
Email me NOW to order your bundle!
Project Materials
Stamps: Tree Trimmings
Cardstock: Whisper White, Riding Hood Red Cardstock
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Other: Big Shot, Scallop Circle Die, Tag Punch, White Gel Pen, White Taffeta Ribbon, Rhinestones

Christmas Countdown 2010 – Day 21

Can you believe that we are at the end of Week 3 already??  That means there are only 34 more sleeps until Christmas!
Day 21 – Merry & Bright Card

An elegant Christmas card using the great Holly Jolly Rub-ons.

Recreate this card using the items in the Week 3 bundle:

Week 3 Bundle
Tree Trimmings Stamp Set
Holly & Jolly Rub-Ons  
Holly Jolly Designer Series Paper
Cherry Cobbler A4 Cardstock
Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink Pad
Old Olive A4 Cardstock
Basic Rhinestones 
Old Olive 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon 
Special Bundle Price $140.00 (usually $155.90)

Luxury add-on: Add the Top Note Die and Shimmer Paint to your bundle for only $61 (usually $66.75)
Email me NOW to order your bundle!
Project Materials
Stamps: Tree Trimmings, Contempo Christmas
Cardstock: Very Vanilla
Ink: Baja Breeze, Bravo Burgundy
Other: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Wide Oval Punch, Early Espresso Grosgrain Ribbon, Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Rhinestones