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Hello! My name is Sarah Fleming, and I'm a paper addict living in central Texas. I'm an independent demonstrator for Stampin' Up! and love to teach others how to make lovely paper projects. I always have ink-stained fingers (I'm okay with that). I also knit. If you're in the USA, I'd love to be your demonstrator!

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Christmas Collectibles for Mojo Monday

Trying to get two children to nap simultaneously is a bit like herding cats. How’s your day?

Merry Christmas Collectibles

I’ve had the Christmas Collectibles stamp set for a few weeks now and have tried to use it five or six times. But for some reason, I couldn’t make it work. Don’t you hate that? But I was determined last night that it would work. I grabbed the sketch from Mojo Monday, though I changed it up a little (translation: I forgot to add the ribbon).

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Whenever I’m stumped on what to make, the first thing I do is look for a sketch. Once I have a sketch, I can stick strictly to it, or I can change it up however I want. Turn it on its side, turn it upside down, remove elements, add elements. I use them as guides, but I don’t let them dictate everything, so I still get to be creative.

After I stamped then punched the ornaments with the Christmas Ornament punch, I wanted to glitter up the ornaments because I unapologetically heart glitter, but my toddler left the lid off my precision craft glue (and I failed to make sure that the lid got back on), and my new bottle of Multi glue won’t arrive until tomorrow’s Stampin’ Up! delivery gets here.

So, sans a loose glitter option, I went with what I consider to be the better option anyway: mess-free Glimmer Paper (silver is shown here, and it also comes in red and champagne). I only added a little bit, because my card was already full enough, and I didn’t want to send it into overdone territory.

The designer papers you see are both from the Season of Style paper. I love this paper because it is so easy to incorporate, no matter what your papercrafting style is. Bright, clean, cute, fun, busy, collage, vintage… You can probably even get grungy with it.

I love the current trend of putting tags on cards. Here I used the two largest tags from the Chalk Talk framelits and even embossed the smaller one with the Chevron embossing folder. It just adds a little oomph.

And there’s my new favorite ribbon, tied to the tag. The Cherry Cobbler Chevron ribbon is just fantastic. I didn’t tie the ribbon itself but rather tied it off using a piece of linen thread and a piece of Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine, which I tied and then knotted together.

The sentiment is from my favorite new sentiment set in the Holiday Catalog, A Banner Christmas.

I hope you like my card. I had fun making it, and I’m really pleased with how it turned out.

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Check out my Promotions page to see the great promotions going on now, including two months of Paper Pumpkin for half price if you sign up by August 31. You’ll also notice the new Thinlits card dies — I will be showing you some sample projects using these dies starting Friday. Mine arrive tomorrow, and I can’t wait to play with them!

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Stampin’ Up! supplies used:
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, and Crumb Cake cardstock; Season of Style designer series paper; Silver Glimmer paper
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Stamps: Christmas Collectibles, A Banner Christmas
Tools/Accessories: Christmas Ornament punch, Big Shot, Chalk Talk framelits, Chevron embossing folder, 1/2″ Circle punch, Merry Minis punch pack, Stampin’ Trimmer
Embellishments/Adhesives: Cherry Cobbler Chevron ribbon, Linen Thread, Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine, Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Find these and other great products at my online Stampin’ Up! store!

A Banner Christmas
Christmas Collectibles
Season of Style designer series paper
Chalk Talk framelits

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