Merry Christmoose to You!

Merry Christmoose by Krista Thomas,, all products by Stampin' Up!

Another Christmas Stamp Camp project…

While Thanksgiving is less than a week away, stampers everywhere have been in Christmas mode for several months now.  It takes time to make a hand made card, starting with the design process.  Sometimes I have an idea in my head but I can’t seem to make it work on paper.  That was the case with this card featuring the moose from Jolly Friends stamp set.  I was stewing over my original finished project, not loving it, when my friend Jen G. stopped by.  Sometimes having fresh eyes on something really helps.  She jumped right in and starting suggesting things.  Many of them I vetoed, some we tried and then discarded and finally it all came together.  So this card was a joint effort and I love it!  Thanks for your help, Jen!

How to change a mouse into a moose…

One of my wishes for this card was the saying “Merry Christmoose”, but I didn’t want to use a time-consuming alphabet set to spell it out and I know my stamp camp attendees appreciated that!  I had one of those ah-ha moments when I realized that by using the “Merry Christmouse” stamp from Merry Mice, and changing the “u” to an “o” using a red marker, my problem was solved.  Quick and easy!

The wreath was cut with Wonderful Wreath framelits out of silver foil paper and then embossed with a retired embossing folder, Petals a Plenty.  With the exception of that folder, everything else I used is currently available and can be ordered by clicking on the product pictures below.  You will be taken to my store where you can shop for all of your stamping needs.  If you don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I’d love to be yours.  Let me know if I can answer any of your stamping questions.

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Cookie Cutter Christmas

Stamp Camp surprises

I was recently asked if the Christmas cards that I’m posting on my blog will be the cards we make in my Christmas Stamp Camp…and the answer is “no”.  The stamp camp cards are under lock and key until the big day(s) because I know my customers love to be surprised and I sure don’t want to disappoint!  Stamp camp dates are as follows:  October 28, 29 and November 4, 5, & 12.  We’ll be making 8 cards plus a bonus project (or 2) and as always, we’ll have loads of fun with door prizes, lunch, dessert and great fellowship! So now that you know I’m not spoiling any surprises, how about checking out this Cookie Cutter Christmas card.


Cookie Cutter Christmas by Krista Thomas,

One punch for multiple stamping options…

Stampin’ Up has done it again!  They’ve created an awesome punch in the shape of a gingerbread man and have given us lots of designs that coordinate with it.  Cookie Cutter Christmas is a set with 5 different winter options…an eskimo, gingerbread man, reindeer, Santa and teddy bear.  Then there’s Cookie Cutter Halloween with 4 fall options: a scarecrow, mummy, skeleton and vampire.  I can’t wait to see if they come out with some spring images for this punch as well.  Wouldn’t that just be awesome??

For the reindeer on this card, you simply use the punch upside-down.  How clever is that?  The background stamp is Merry Medley which I stamped with Early Espresso ink on Crumb Cake card stock.  The candy accents on the bottom corner are from Candy Cane Christmas.

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If you’d like any of the products used for this card, simply click on the product picture below this post which will take you to my store.  If you don’t already have a Stampin’ Up demonstrator, I’d love to have the honor!  I work my Stampin’ Up business full-time and will be here to help you with your stamping needs.  Let me know if you have any questions and if you’re just getting started, give me a chance to help you pick the right products for your new crafting adventure.

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