Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Christmas? Yep! You betcha, baby!

Good Morning and Happy Tuesday!

I'm excited about today's post because I've been working on getting the details nailed down for my "Christmas Stamp-A-Stack".  What?  You don't know what the heck a "stamp-a-stack" is??  Well....after this you won't be able to say that anymore.  :-)

A stamp-a-stack is basically a stamp camp where you come over to  make a "stack" of cards.  There are usually a few designs offered and you make multiples of those designs and you end up with a gorgeous stack of handmade cards.  Making cards for the holidays can be a daunting task but not when you make them at a S-A-S.  The designs are done....the parts and pieces are ready to stamp and assemble and the best part is you get to sit and chat with other friends while making them.  Woot!

So here's today's project to get you in the "holiday" frame of mind....and maybe...just maybe the card design shown will be in the first Christmas Stamp-A-Stack class....  just sayin'....
This is a lovely Christmas card using one of my favorite stamp sets from the new Holiday Mini Catalog.  It's called "Christmas Lodge".  Also, the DSP that's peeking out there is from a new pack of gorgeous paper called "Frostwood Lodge" also in the mini. 


Now....I stamped the lodge image onto Whisper White card stock along with the greeting then layered it on DSP and then a piece of  Cherry Cobbler CS.  Then I thought I'd make a little "gift" to give with it.


  There are four coasters stamped using the same stamp set using Black Staz-On ink and then the tiles are baked in the oven for 1/2 hour to set the ink. Once they have cooled, you add some nice felt pads to the bottoms to protect the surfaces they are placed on...and VOILA!
  So easy and such a great gift to give to neighbors, friends, teachers, family members....and the list goes on.
The tiles are SO cheap and can be found at your local Lowes or Home Depot.

Here's a different view of the card showing the little smooch spray I added to make it look like it's snowing.  Can you see it??  I'd be the one sitting inside by the fire with maybe a nice hot buttered rum.  Yum!


So....are you ready for the Christmas Stamp-A-Stack details???

Here you go....

Christmas Stamp-A-Stack Class #1
When:  Saturday, September 17th
From 1-4 p.m.
 Come and stamp 3 each of 4 beautiful designs (yep, that's 12 cards total) with coordinating envelopes.
Class Fee:  $20 and includes all your supplies
Class size will be limited to 12 so RSVP soon to reserve your spot.
Since this class will be offered at three different times...you can sign up for one or both of the other sessions and have 3 different sets of cards to proudly send out for the holidays.  How cool is that?

Christmas Stamp-A-Stack Class #2
When:  Monday, October 10th
From 7-9 p.m.
 Come and stamp 3 each of 4 beautiful designs (yep, that's 12 cards total) with coordinating envelopes.
Class Fee:  $20 and includes all your supplies
Class size will be limited to 12 so RSVP soon to reserve your spot.
Since this class will be offered at three different times...you can sign up for one or both of the other sessions and have 3 different sets of cards to proudly send out for the holidays.  How cool is that?

Christmas Stamp-A-Stack Class #3
When: Saturday, November 5th
From:  1-4 p.m.
 Come and stamp 3 each of 4 beautiful designs (yep, that's 12 cards total) with coordinating envelopes.
Class Fee:  $20 and includes all your supplies
Class size will be limited to 12 so RSVP soon to reserve your spot.
Since this class will be offered at three different times...you can sign up for one or both of the other sessions and have 3 different sets of cards to proudly send out for the holidays.  How cool is that?

So there you have it.   It's going to be so much fun and I hope you can come and join me.
I hope to stamp with you soon!

Have a great Tuesday!

5 comments:

  1. What a great idea! I have a question for ya, if ya don't mind. I've tried to stamp on these coasters before but found that my stamps slide around a bit and then the image gets blurry. Do you have that problem at all?

    Thanks for your help. ;)

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  2. Hi Amanda!
    I did notice it "give" just a tad but I tried to just press down and lift straight back up as carefully as I could. I think since these tiles don't have a hi gloss coating on them it helps the image go on a little more smoothly.

    Clear as mud? :-)

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  3. Great blog! I'm a demo in Washington and have been super busy and haven't been up to much but after finding your blog from the bleached candle on SC I'm inspired to make time! Thanks for the fun! I've gotten tiles from Home Depot before too but lately it's difficult to find "good ones" that aren't full of holes. Are there special ones you've found? I'd love to have a class with tiles again. Thanks, Kim C.

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  4. Hi Michelle,

    Thanks for the great idea!
    What temperature do you bake the tiles at?

    Thanks again,
    Sareeta G.

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  5. Hi Michele,
    I am looking to get started on Christmas. I was wondering if the house in the stamp is yours? Does stampup make stamps from pictures?

    Thank you,
    Sally VD

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