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Christmas is HERE

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Normally, I am a decorate after Thanksgiving kind of person. I like to make sure EACH holiday (especially Thanksgiving) has it’s proper place and time. However, I have to say, I gave in to the kid’s requests to usher in Christmas a little early this year. So, we decorated a little early… You know. 2020. No rules right now…

I love Christmas time. I love the sights, smells, sounds. And, after the madness of this year, I enjoyed setting up the tree and decorating. And, for you, as you turn the calendar to Dec 1, you can use this little wreath to bring some Christmas to your space.

Do you remember this image? Painted Harvest. It makes fall flowers. BUT, it can also make a Christmas Wreath! Love the versatility. I used Mossy Meadow ink and stamped off to get the lighter image and did the straight ink for the darker. The stamparatus makes this task EASY AND FAST.

I hope you can truly take a moment to enjoy this season. The one thing that all this slow down has made me do was to take time and just BE with my family. Lets not lose that when we head into the Christmas season.

Also, as we look to 2021, I have the calendars available to you if you are interested! For $5, you will receive a PDF with cutting instructions and can make as many as you would like to make. But, please, refer others back here for the PDF as well. Your support helps me keep my business afloat. Just contact me and I can get back with you on how to get it.

Merry Christmas and go check out what Anne and Cheryl have for you today!

Deck the Halls!

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I LOVE decorating for Christmas (hate putting it away, but that is another post for another time).  When I saw this Season of Whimsy stamp set (2017 Holiday Catalog, host only stamp set), I KNEW I had to have it.  And, as a host only set, I had to strategically plan how I was gonna be able to earn it.  Hee Hee….

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These ornaments are SO fun.  And they work perfectly for the watercolor wash look that is so popular right now (And, SO easy to do, because it doesn’t have to be perfect at all.

I chose traditional Christmas colors here (old olive and real red) and used crumb cake paper backing.  It’s fast and simple.

Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas season.  I hope you get to spend time making things (gifts, cookies, Christmas cards…).  These are the most fun times!

If you enjoy being creative and would like to make your own calendar, this year, I have something new for you: The PDFs of these calendars!  It will look exactly like the calendar above (same fonts) but will be 2019.  For $5 you can get the files (calendar, cover page, and cutting instructions) and make as many calendars as you would like!  These make PERFECT gifts for family, friends, co-workers.  The easels are available in many craft and hobby stores.  They fit perfectly in the Stampin’ UP! clear card boxes and make a gorgeous gift.  Fill out the form below and I will email you an invoice through square.  Once paid, I will email you the files!

When you make your pages, upload to instagram and tag @hanniejoyandco so we can see your beautiful creations!

Head on over to see what Anne and Cheryl have for you!

TO ORDER AN EASEL CALENDAR:

Christmas in October

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Don’t adjust your computer settings.  You are INDEED seeing 2 blog posts in the same month.  It’s an October Miracle.

 

 

I wanted to share with you some items I made for my club groups this past month.  They wanted to get a head start on Christmas crafting, so our theme was, well… Christmas.  (In the craft world, it  is acceptable to start Christmas crafting before Halloween… just fyi.)

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I just got these wonderful ornament framelits.  (Delicate Ornaments)  actually comes as a bundle with the stamps… called Embellished Ornaments bundle.  (I didn’t actually use the stamps here, but they are nice).

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These pictures don’t do this justice.  But, I cut the ornaments out of the dazzling diamonds glimmer paper.  And OH MY.  I hadn’t bought that paper till now, but it is GORGEOUS.  Makes me want to buy enough to wallpaper my house.  It’s beautifully sparkly, but subtle, as to not overdo everything.

This first pic (above) I decorated one of our Kraft Tag a Bag Gift Bags .(They’re awesome cause they are only $3.50 for 10.)  I love that they are plain…. they are just WAITING for something cute to go on them!

I used a bit of the Tip Top Taupe lace trim and silver sequin trim to complete the top of the ornament.  The peace is from the Christmas Greetings Thinlits,  I cut it out of silver foil.  LOVE the silver foil.  I’m very impressed with it because it’s more of a card stock and not paper.  So, it is sturdier than I expected it to be.

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This is the same concept but applied to the Pillow Box.  I love this little thinlit.  It is PERFECT for little treats or a gift card.  A Christmas Crafting MUST-HAVE.  You can choose to make it with or without the window.  (I should have treats inside, but didn’t have anything at the time of the photograph…need to go shopping).  I textured the front with the ‘Softly Falling’ Textured Impressions Embossing Folder….

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And here is a card with the same design… I did this to show how you can use one simple design and make it work for a variety of options.  The card stock I used on the card and the pillow box is the Tip Top Taupe.  The bow on the card and pillow box is the new silver twine.  We’ve been waiting for this twine.  The card picture is the best one to see the Dazzling Details Glimmer Paper, but it still isn’t that great… you will have to trust me on this… it is amazing.

Anyway, hope this inspires you as you start on your Christmas crafting!!

Endless Merry Wishes

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Wow.  It’s been a full 12 months.  Time sure flies!!  This month features my absolute favorite stamp set that was released last year… Endless Wishes.  WHICH, I AM HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE, IS AVAILABLE THIS YEAR AS WELL!!

It’s such an easy set to use!  and, even though the images are snowflakes, I’m learning you don’t have to do them in traditional snowflake colors.  Which is fortunate, cause it does seem strange doing snowflakes when the outside temperature is a frigid 80.

 

The other thing I like about this stamp set is the choice of words that come with it.  There are many greeting type words that come in a mix of the cursive and typewritten fonts.  They work VERY well on tags or other small items–independently of the snowflakes.  So, it is a great Christmas Set investment.  Now, if you know me, you know that I typically sell all my retired sets.  My stampin’ space just doesn’t allow for me to keep every stamp set that I’ve ever had.  But, I can honestly say, this is one set I will probably hang on to.  Yes.  I like it THAT much.

December means it’s that time to start thinking about next year… and a new calendar!  So… stay tuned to the blog… I will announce when I will have my annual Easel Calendar Class so you can come and make your own set of beautiful calendar pages…  AND, we will feature them again on the first of every month next year as well!!  Thanks for checking in!!

 

Head over to see what Anne and Cheryl have for you!