Thursday, November 15, 2007


Today, I held my Christmas Stamp Classes. Here are the projects we made, along with the recipes. Within the next couple of days, I'll be posting a tutorial on how I organize for my sure to check back!

This card is a CASE of Chat Wszelaki's card HERE, (nitestamper on SCS). For more of Chat's artwork, visit her blog, Me, My Stamps, and I. I love this card, and here I go again complaining about the way River Rock photographs! It is much prettier IRL! The River Rock background piece is dry embossed with the Snowflake Cuttlebug Folder, and Gold Stickles (non-SU) were added to the snowflakes and to the "j" dot snowflake. I rarely use non-SU products, especially in my classes, but couldn't resist the bling that Stickles adds for the Holidays!

Big Deal Alphabet, Season of Joy

Always Artichoke, River Rock, Purely Pomegranate, Very Vanilla CS and Holiday Harmony DP

Always Artichoke, Purely Pomegranate Classic Ink Pads
Embellishments: Purely Pomegranate Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Gold Brad, Gold Stickles (non-SU)
Tools: ½”, ¾”, 1” and 1 ¼” Circle Punches, Cuttlebug and Snowflake Embossing Folder, 1/16” Handheld Circle Punch
Supplies: Stampin’ Dimensionals, Pop-Up Glue Dot, Sticky Strip
Original Artist: Chat Wszelaki (nitestamper on SCS)

This card is a variation of THIS CARD that I designed last month. Instead of stamping the Poinsettia from the Season of Joy stamp set, we used the 5-Petal Flower Punch to make it, along with three Old Olive Brads. Simply punch two Real Red flowers and one Old Olive flower, adhere together (staggered), and roll the petals around a pen for dimension. We stamped the star on top of the tree, cut out, adhered to top of tree, and added X-mas Red Stickles (non-SU) for bling.
Season of Joy
Paper: Dashing DP, Old Olive, River Rock, Real Red, and Very Vanilla CS
Ink: River Rock, Real Red, and Old Olive Classic Ink Pads
Embellishments: Real Red 5/8” Grosgrain Ribbon, Old Olive Brads, X-Mas Red Stickles (non-SU)
Tools: 5-Petal Flower Punch, Paper Piercing Tool for brad holes , Scissors for cutting out Christmas Tree and Star
Supplies: Stampin’ Dimensionals/Foam Tape, Pop-Up Glue Dot, Sticky Strip, Mini Glue Dots


This box and bow were considered two seperate projects. You can find the TUTORIAL for the FIVE-IN-ONE TEMPLATE BOX by Beate Johns HERE, and the TUTORIAL for the PAPER BOW by Jessica Crawford HERE. We made this super easy holiday packaging using a variety of Stampin' Up! Double Sided Papers from the Wintergreen and Dashing Designer Series Paper Packs. I'll never purchase another bow at a store again!Don't forget ...... the November Stampin' Up! Special .... buy THREE DP Packs, get ONE FREE !!!

Wintergreen and Dashing DP and coordinating solid CS

Sticky Strip, Scissors, Pop-Up Glue Dots, Brads, 1/16" Circle Punch or Paper Piercing Tool , Five-in-One Template


This gift card holder is CASEd from Nancy Morgan's original HERE. Nancy is known as ncmorgan on SCS, and her blog is Paper Smiles. The snowman is colored in with markers and Blender Pen for the Wild Wasabi, then Dazzling Diamonds were added with a Two-Way Glue Pen.Walmart carries a gift card this season that matches the DP from the Winter Bright Simply Scrappin' Kit and the snowflakes from the Merry & Bright Stamp Set. I'm told that iTunes also has a cool gift card that coordinates well with this holder!

Merry & Bright, Fundamental Phrases, All Holidays (“Merry Christmas” inside sentiment)
Paper: Whisper White Gift Cards & Envelopes (pg. 169, item #107312) Gift Cards measure 3 7/8” x 2 ¾”, Envelopes measure 4 ¼” x 3”. Wild Wasabi and Real Red CS, Winter Bright Simply Scrappin’ Kit
Ink: Jet Black Staz-On, Real Red Classic. Coloring in Snowman -- Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, and Blush Blossom Markers and Blender Pen with Wild Wasabi Ink Pad.
Embellishments: Red Gingham Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds
Tools: Paper Piercing Tool/Mat/Template, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 ¼” and 1 3/8” Circle Punches, 1/8” Handheld Circle Punch
Supplies: 2-Way Glue Pen
Note: Use Glue Dots to temporarily adhere gift card inside.
Original Artist: Nancy Morgan


Lori Barnett said...

Do you just like sit in your craft room all day and create??! ha ha ha. You ALWAYS have cute stuff to share with everyone :) LOVE IT ALL!!! did ya like the change of pace for the weather today? Feels like Fall a change!

Dottie K said...

Wow each one is absolutely gorgeous!!! I wish I was in your class. Wow - lucky ladies! You're so talented! Love those bows that match the stunning boxes. Just love everything you create. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. :)

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my gosh! These are ABSOLUTELY fabulous Nancy! What fun projects you had!!! I'm thinking when I make a trip to Phoenix, it'll HAVE to be when you are holding a your girls won't mind me sneakin' in?!
Thanks for sharing all of these! I never thought to pair the bows with those cute little boxes! I'll need to do that!

Anonymous said...

Wow, Nancy! I love all of these gorgeous projects! Wish I could attend. I can't wait to read how you prepare for such a productive event. Linda Bullard

Flossie's Follies said...

wow, each one is fantastic in its own way. Think you need to hold classes in South Florida

Dale said...

WOW Nancy! These are absolutely beautiful projects. Looks like you would have had a blast at this workshop. TFS

karrin said...

WOW! Those are amazing. Where do you find the time to do all of these?

Melissa said...

SO lovely Nancy! I wish I was part of your stamp class!

Emily said...

Nancy, these are such gorgeous projects!! Puts me in the Christmas mood =).

nancy morgan said...

Nancy, your projects are wonderful! The girls who attend your classes are very fortunate!!! I'm sure they all leave inspired and excited after making these amazing cards and boxes. Can I reserve a spot for the next one...pleeeeze = ) !

Pam Varnell said...

Oh my, Nancy. These are to die for. Everything you create is just so scrumptous. Thanks for showing us these beautiful projects. Yes, your girls are so lucky to have you.


Staci said...

Awesome Class! I wish I could come, LOL! Wouldn't it be nice to go to a class and have all of YOUR stuff cut! I might have to case your gift card holder for my class next week! Thanks for all of the fabulous ideas!


Amy G. said...

All of the projects are just wonderful! Love how you made the poinsettia with the punch! ;)

Jeannette said...

Nancy, your Cards and Projects are all so fab, thank you for the links to the instructions although I think I would much rather be in your class, but sadly it's a bit too far to travel. LOL.

Scrappychick said...

I love all the projects, I want to come! No, seriously, don't you love it when someone else does the planning and work and you get to go play?!!


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nitestamper said...

oh my gosh!!! nancy !!!everything you do are just great and wonderful !!!
love the case!!!awesome glittery bg.
you go girl !!!!!!

Ticia said...

Great Christmas cards. I really love your boxes and bows !