Monday, August 25, 2008

Christmas in August

Can you believe it....Christmas is four months from today? Unbelievable!!!!

I thought a couple of cute little Christmas projects would be perfect for today. You will have to forgive me for using some retired DSP. I haven't received this year's holiday themed designer series paper yet, but it's on its way!!!

For the little gift bag, I ran a 6" x 12" piece of Dashing (retired) designer series paper through my Big Shot using my Baskets & Blooms die. Did you know that you can only purchase this die through Stampin' Up?

After assembling the bag, I tied a length of Chocolate Chip 5/8" grosgrain ribbon around the bag and tied into a classic knot.

I stamped the deer image from Deer Friends (a level 2 Hostess set) using Chocolate Chip ink on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock. I colored over the antlers with a Creamy Caramel marker. I punched the deer out with my 1 1/4" circle punch. I took a half plastic bead and colored the back of it with a red Sharpie marker. I attached it to the deer's face using Tombow Liquid glue. I matted this onto a 1 3/8" Chocolate Chip circle which is then matted on a Creamy Caramel Scallop Circle punch.

Isn't it adorable?????

I also made a matching little 2 1/2" x 5" card. It's pretty much made the same way as above.

It's another beautiful day in MN. I am off to throw a load of laundry in and go enjoy the rest of the day.

Happy Stamping everyone!!!!


Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Oh that is adorable! I couldn't believe it when you said FOUR months...I had to count to see if there could be a mistake! Oh my...thanks for sharing your ideas!

MJ said...

Just darling. I love the bauble for the nose. Can't wait to get my set. I knew I should have ordered this die too. UGH, I need another job, lol!

Cheryl said...

Too cute!

Jennifer Wiemann said...

You have totally motivated me to use some of my retired DSP! Great projects!