Just a few weeks ago I did a demonstration for a lovely lady who had asked for a Christmas theme to their workshop.  These were all new ladies to me so I wasnt sure of their stamping abilities so I knew I had to make it simple but effective.  So I went with Contempo Christmas, Jolly Holiday DSP and the Christmas Bauble punch – these just work so well together and make Christmas gift giving and cards so easy!

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This is the set the girls made and they loved them both!

One of the greatest high’s I get from being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is when someone thinks there is no way they could make the project I have designed and yet they do make it and they are so proud of themselves!

[singlepic id=1167 w=320 h=240 float=left] This card is one of the easiest cards you can make and uses a couple of different Techniques.

Using your punches – we simply stamped the bauble once in cherry cobbler and then again in old olive and punched both of these images out.

Using your markers – markers are not just for colouring in – they have so many more uses! We took the Merry Christmas stamp from Contempo Christmas and coloured it using our cherry cobbler and old olive markers.  Once coloured you simply ‘huff’ on the stamp – the warmth from your breathe will remoisten the ink and you just stamp it on your piece of cardstock and wallah – instant coloured greeting!

Now onto the Box in a Bag ….

[singlepic id=1166 w=320 h=240 float=left] I love making these bags!  They are just so pretty and so easy to do – you can find the tutorial here

To make this one I’ve used the lovely patterns from Jolly Holiday DSP and used my scallop border punch and my round tab punch to finish it off.  I’ve also popped on a tag made using the bauble stamp and punch.

To create the tag i’ve taken a long piece of Whisper White cardstock and stamped the bauble at the bottom. Once the image is stamped I have folded the piece of cardstock in half across the top of the bauble. You will need to use your scorer on this fold so its a nice clean crisp fold to ensure it will go into the bauble punch easily.

Slide you folded piece into your punch and have the fold just below the top of the punch area. Punch your image and you should end up with a folded tag – you can then write your greeting inside or just pop in to/from as I have done here.

The To/From stamp I’ve used is from the Punch Pals stamp set.

These two projects are so very easy and I’d love to show you how to make them. Simply contact me to book in your Christmas Demonstration and I’ll show you and your friends just how to make these lovely two Christmas projects.

Dont forget about our lovely Christmas Bundles that are available to purchase till 30th November – you will receive a free roll of Christmas Ribbon when purchasing any of these bundles.  You can view all the bundles here.  You can simply email or ring your order through – you dont have to attend a workshop or class although these are lots of fun!

Also I have my ‘Christmas Cards with More” class happening on 27th November, 2010.  These cards are more involved than the regular Christmas Cards and just perfect to give to those special people in your life. Contact me to reserve your spot as places are limited. You can find full details on this class on my Stampin’ Up! website under Events here


  1. I am having so much fun with this set it isn’t funny Leonie. The box-in-a-bag are deceptively large. It’s amazing what you can fit (cram) into them!! I love it in the JH DSP…so v v feative and I love the wee tag. LURVE the Baroque Motifs work real well with the baubles. Brilliant.

  2. Oh this is lovely. Love the bag too. Are we making this one on Sunday or a smaller box? I could make this one as a gift. Thanks for sharing your inspiration and creation

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