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One of the fabulous products in the Holiday Mini Catalog is this Holiday Mix Décor Elements.

It comes in your choice of four different colors — Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Black, and White. Stampin’ Up advertises it as containing the letters for “Joy,” “Snow,” and “Noel.” But surely there are other things that can be spelled with those letters… My friends over at Stampin’ Addicts and I put our heads together and came up with the following list of 65 (yes 65!) other words and phrases you can spell with one sheet of the Holiday Mix Décor Elements.

eon
eons
Joe
Joel
Jon
Jones
Jonny
Jose
Jowl
Jowls
Len
Lenny
Leno
lens
Leo
Leon
Lew
lone
Lonny
loon
loose
lose
low
lows
new
news
no
no lo (as in no lo contendere, but only a lawyer would love that one. . . .)
no se (Spanish for I don’t know. . . )
noose
nose
now
ol’
Ole (Old English)
Ole (Spanish)
oleo
one
Only
only one
ow
owe
owes
owl
owls
own
owns
Oy
sew
sewn
slow
sole
son
soon
sow
sown
soy
swoon
wen
woe
woes
won
Ye
yes
yo
yon

A big thank you to Holly for her amazing contributions to the list! Imagine what you could do with more than one sheet! Oh, and don’t forget these great wood blocks to put the letters on!

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to those of you who celebrate it! Here is another Christmas card I made to send to friends. Not sure why the red is showing up fluorescent orange, probably because I took the picture with my phone.

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Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Holidays & Wishes
Paper: Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Riding Hood Red
Ink: Always Artichoke, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Top Note Bigz Die

I love the layout so much! I switched the Riding Hood Red to Baja Breeze and made these condolance cards. They are part of a gift from my mom to her Rabbi friend. They could be useful for many occasions.

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Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Sincere Salutations
Paper: Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Baja Breeze
Ink: Always Artichoke, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Top Note Bigz Die

Enjoy Christmas or Hanukkah, if you are celebrating!

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Christmas Cards

My husband and I were at the grocery store the other day, and he said, “I have to go buy some cards.”

I just looked at him for a minute, and then said, “Are you kidding me?”

“No,” he said, “I need some Christmas cards.”

“I can make Christmas cards.”

“You can?”

“Yes, I can.”

So here are the cards I came up with. I tried my hand at sponging one background, and brayering the other.This first one is my version of a card by Christine Okken.

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Stamps: To You and Yours
Paper: Baja Breeze, Basic Black, Glossy White
Ink: StazOn Black, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Silver Brads, Oval Punch, Designer Label Punch, White 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon, Two-Way Glue, Dazzling Diamonds, Brayer

This second card is also someone else’s design, and I cannot find the original. If this is your card design, please let me know so that I can give you credit.

cimg7194Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Holidays & Wishes
Paper: Ballet Blue, Basic Black, Glossy White
Ink: StazOn Black, Ballet Blue, Lovely Lilac
Accessories: Two-Way Glue, Dazzling Diamonds, Sponge Daubers

See, I can make Christmas cards!

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Faux Metal Tags

Here is another item for the Hanukkah Craft Fair. This Hanukkah Card uses the menorah and Star or David from the Holiday Blitz set. I was really happy when this set came out, to see two Jewish symbols included in a set that covers so many holidays. This card uses a technique called  “Faux Metal.”  By embossing silver on the brushed silver paper, it makes it look like a metal tag. It is quick and easy and doesn’t add extra weight for mailing! (There are two different faux metal techniques. This is the easier of the two.) Again, I used a Stampin’ Write marker and the Stamp-a-ma-jig to put “Happy Hanukkah” on the bottom.

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Stamps: Holiday Blitz, Shalom Sayings
Paper: Whisper White, Brushed Silver, Night of Navy, Bashful Blue
Ink: Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, VersaMark
Accessories: Silver Embossing Powder, Silver Elastic Cord, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch

I liked the layout so much that I created a non-Jewish version as well! I used the snowflake from the Season of Friendship set, but Holiday Blitz has a snowflake as well.

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Stamps: Season of Friendship, To You & Yours
Paper: Whisper White, Brushed Silver, Night of Navy, Bashful Blue
Ink: Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, VersaMark
Accessories: Silver Embossing Powder, Silver Elastic Cord, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch

Holiday Blitz $36.95 images©Stampin Up!

Holiday Blitz $36.95 images©Stampin' Up!

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Dove Card for Mom

My mom custom designs Judaic Needlepoint, and her logo has always been a dove. Not all doves look the same though, and I had never seen the right dove for her.  Imagine my excitement when I saw the dove stamp in the To You & Yours set! It was just perfect! This is a card that I made for my mom. She now has a bunch on hand (with different sentiments on them) to send out whenever she would like.

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Stamps: To You & Yours, Baroque Stampin’ Around Wheel
Paper: Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Brushed Gold
Ink: VersaMark, Bashful Blue, Night of Navy
Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder, Ticket Corner Punch

To You & Yours $18.95 images©Stampin Up!

To You & Yours $18.95 images©Stampin' Up!

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images © Stampin' Up!

Stampin’ Up!’s Country Living Holiday Collection Stampin’ Kit has everything you need to create beautiful handcrafted ornaments and more!

  • Holiday Collection stamp set
  • Die-cut chipboard and Designer Series paper
  • Card stock
  • Ribbon and cord
  • Pretties Kit brads
  • Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter
  • Adhesives
  • Classic Stampin’ Spots
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images © Stampin' Up!

images © Stampin' Up!

images © Stampin' Up!

Contact me TODAY for more information or to place your order. Good through December 31, or while supplies last.

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Visit Studio 5 for a fabulous video of Shelli Gardner (co-founder and CEO of Stampin’ Up!) creating three different holiday place settings for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve!

images © Stampin' Up!

Stamp Sets:
Cute & Curly Punch Label bundle
Everyday Flexible Phrases
Holiday Blitz
Simple Serif Mini Alphabet & Numbers
Wild West Alphabet

Stampin’ Pads:
Baja Breeze Classic
Chocolate Chip Classic
Old Olive Classic
Real Red Classic

Card Stock/Paper
Ski Slope Designer Series paper

images © Stampin Up!

images © Stampin' Up!

Baja Breeze card stock
Chocolate Chip card stock
Naturals White card stock
Old Olive card stock
Real Red card stock

Accessories
Dies:
Big Shot die cutting machine
Pillow Box die
Scallop Circle #2 die
Top Note Bigz die

Accents:
Pretties Kit

images © Stampin Up!

images © Stampin' Up!

Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware

Adhesives:
Anywhere Glue Stick
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Two-Way Glue Pen

Punches:
1/16″ Circle punch
3/4″ Circle punch
Horizontal Slot punch

Ribbon/Cord/Thread:
Alpine Ribbon Originals
Baja Breeze 5/8″ striped grosgrain ribbon
Linen thread
Silver elastic cord

Miscellaneous:
Acetate (from office supply store; thick)
Bone folder
Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter

Instructions

Napkin ring
Make card stock note using Top Note Bigz die. Adhere Designer Series paper on card stock, stamp (on New Year’s napkin ring), fold, and smooth folds using bone folder. Stamp label image, punch out and/or cut, and adhere to napkin ring. Punch out slots and tie together with ribbon (Note: New Year’s napkin ring is tied together with Silver elastic cord). Accent as shown.

Name plate
Make card stock note using Top Note Bigz die; stamp (on New Year’s name plate), fold in half, and smooth fold with bone folder. Adhere Designer Series paper on card stock (Note: layer paper on Old Olive card stock first for Christmas name plate). Accent as shown.

Favor
Make favor box using Pillow Box die, and fill with treats. Create belly band out of Designer Series paper (Note: layer paper for New Year’s favor), and adhere to favor. Stamp label image, and punch out. Adhere label and accent as shown.

Confetti
Make several large and small scallop circles out of Designer Series paper. Stamp and cut out/punch smaller images (acorns for Thanksgiving, trees for Christmas, and snowflakes for New Year’s) as shown. Glue glitter on snowflakes.

Contact me at yapha@yahoo.com for more information or to purchase any of the supplies needed to create these beautiful place settings!

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