"Welcome to Day 7 of Stamp Simply Celebrates! If you are new here, check out Party Central for a full rundown of our 12 day schedule. Feel free to jump in anytime at all!!!
Anyone can play ANY of the challenges by ANY of the hostesses during our 12 days of Stamp Simply Celebrates!!! You DO NOT need to have a Blog to play — uploading your project to SCS (Splitcoaststampers.com) is not only permissible, but HIGHLY ENCOURAGED. When doing so, use the KEYWORD SSC08. Thanks!
Susan Roberts - Rainy Day Creations - How often do we give Gift Card Holders? Well, if you’re like me, probably a lot!!! Susan’s Featured Project today shows us a quick gift card holder to make and she Challenges us to make our own, using her template or your own. Susan also has a BLOG CANDY offering today. You won’t want to miss this, so be sure to visit Susan today!
You can see some more wonderful samples of gift card holders from Susan’s designers by checking out these blogs: Janine, Jennifer, Darlene, and AJ
Dee Jackson - Stampin cuz I Luv 2 - For her Featured Project today, Dee puts together some gorgeous Packaging for Your Food Items — how fun!!! Her Challenge today provides many beautiful samples for you to see and to be inspired by so you can prepare your own packaged delectables for those on your gift list. Be sure to stop in at Dee’s today to see the sweet treats she and her designers have prepared for you!!!
You can see more beautifully packaged food gift items by checking out Dee’s designers at these blogs: CAT, Jennifer, Darlene, Heather and Barb.
Susan Roberts - Rainy Day Creations has a blog candy offering today in addition to her challenge listed above.
Sharon Johnson - No Time to Stamp? has blog candy as well."
I'm adding a card that I gave my Secret Sister at our stamping group as well. The dp is Stampin' Up Holiday Treasures; SU Craft Chocolate Chip embossed with Clear Embossing Powder; Creamy Caramel sponging; stamps are Inkadinkadoo from Joan's Gardens:
Thanks for stopping by, and have a blessed Advent Sunday!
EDITED TO ADD INSTRUCTIONS: I began by stamping my image on Confetti Cream cardstock with Chocolate Chip craft ink, then embossed with Clear embossing powder and heat to set. I used Copic pinks and greens to color the open snowflake area on the bird. Diecut image out with Nestabilities Label I and Cuttlebug. Sponge around image panel with Creamy Caramel ink. Diecut one larger size Label I on Stampin' Up Holiday Treasures houndstooth. Adhere the image panel to the houndstooth, then using the slot punch, punch a hole to the right of the bird for the ribbon to thread through.
The middle floral panel measures 5" x 5" adhered to a Chocolate Chip panel measuring 5.25 x 5.25". Take your bird image panel with ribbon threaded through and center it onto the floral panel and tape down. Tie your ribbon around the floral/chocolate chip panel before you tape it to the base of the card. The base is a 5.5 x 5.5" Confetti Cream top fold card base completely covered with the houndstooth paper from the designer pack.