Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Celebrating the Season

Monday evening our Prairie Stampers Club met for a potluck and gift exchange.  Many of the members work at Prairie Art Stamps and almost all of us shop and craft there. I brought a gift card to spend at the store placed in a card card holder that I made at the store's holiday open house.

Products used to make this festive card can be purchased at the store--kind of a "try before you buy".  This involves an embossing folder, die cuts, flower soft, white sharpie, velcro closures, corner rounder and Tim's tiny attacher.  I added the Stampin' Up stamp/label.

At the Christmas in July open house at the store, I made this version which involved more layers and gluing rather than stapling the pocket.  Excuse the bow made with oval punch outs.  I didn't take such good care of it over the past six months! LOL

And here is one I made January, 2011 when I was on the Gingersnap Creations design team ( smaller valley fold in the center):

After eating lots of yummy food brought in for the pot luck, we gifted. This year instead of drawing numbers for the order in which we randomly chose our gift from under the tree, we each were given a gift and then played a game.  A story was read and each time we heard the words "left" or "right" we had to pass our gift in that direction.  It was a rather long story and when it was over we simultaneously opened our gifts.  The gift that ended up in front of me was a lovely set of Martha Stewart stamps. 

Here's a photo of Annette, the newly elected club president, Terri, the store owner, and me.

P.S.  Don't forget my Gecko Galz Giveaway going on right now.  Info is across the top of this blog.


Lynn Stevens said...

What a darling snowman gift card holder! Sounds like you ladies had a great time.
Our Christmas party is next week and we play the left right game too. Its a riot!
Thanks for sharing!
hugs Lynn

Micupoftea~ said...

LOVE the idea to emboss white cs and make it a snowman! Cute, Helene. How is that grandbaby??!

craftattack said...

Sounds like a great evening, I miss other crafters since our only craft shop has closed! Love what you have made, too! Hugs, Valerie

Silvia(Barnie) said...

You've been very creative, wonderful cards.

lynne said...

What a clever idea and so versatile but it is that adorable snowman - he is so cute.

1CardCreator said...

These are all so clever, love the snowman! Cute pic of you too! ~Diane

Sandi McLean said...

Oh that snowman is so darned cute! What fun your crafting together sounds like :) I'm catching up as I haven't been for a bit...hugs,

Shar said...

Too fun! These are awesome!

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