Friday, November 26, 2021

SF 2021 November - Celebrate the Season Blog Hop


Be sure to hop through all the blogs on the list near the bottom for tons of wonderful inspiration as we Celebrate the Season!

If you've come from Jean's post - her projects are awesome! So, if you did not, be sure you swing back to see what she did - you won't want to miss it.  

This month is all about Celebrating the Season.   Can you believe we are only a month out from Christmas?  I still have so many sets I haven't used and the July - Dec 2021 catalog is almost gone.  So I could not let that happen without pulling out my Christmas to Remember Stamp set and Painted Christmas DSP -

These products are simply beautiful - so I went with a card - and a Christmas list notebook.  So, believe it or not I started with this little Dracula notebook I picked up after Halloween for only .25 - how great is that.  I loved the size of it, and that it had a pretty sturdy cover - so got it not knowing what I'd do with it.  A bargain too good to pass up :)
I decided I'd alter it - and loved that it had black along the spiral - so I was just able to cut two pieces of basic black to cover the front and back easily.

Next I decided to add Real Red layers to coordinate with the DSP I was using.  I cut out one of the labels using a die from the Seasonal Labels Dies - right out of the center of the Real Red layer - as I knew it was going to be covered up.
Then used the DSP - that layer - a sentiment and a die cut layer of Vanilla - as well as holly leaves and berries to finish it off - 
Here's the first page with my hubbies Christmas wish list (just in case any of you want to get him a gift lol).  This fits right in the front pocket of my purse - so that is great.

Then I made this front fold back card to match - scoring the front at 1 1/4" and folding it back on itself, then layering the Real Read, DSP, Label, Holly and berries to match. I added some Wink of Stella to the berries for a little shimmer.
Hope you like my projects and find a little creative inspiration from some great Stampin' Up! products.


Once again, thank you for stopping by my blog.   Maybe you got some inspiration for creating something wonderful of your own.  I would love it if you would leave me a comment below and stop back soon.  Don't forget to click through on each name below to see even more awesome ideas.

See you soon with more creative inspiration!  

November 2021 SF Hopperscheck them all out by clicking on their links for some more great ideas - and please leave comments if you can, to show appreciation for their work :)

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Stop back soon for some more creative fun and inspiration.     ~Maureen


BarbP said...

What a fun little booklet! Would be a great keepsake over the years too, looking back at what was on your kid's list when they were little.

Stampin and Scrappin with Steph said...

Gorgeous projects

Teri said...

Love your projects Maureen! And ... what gorgeous handwriting you have!

Maureen Rauchfuss said...

Thank you Teri!

Tiziana said...

Great card and notebook. Will need to make some of these, they would make great gifts!

Jo Blackman said...

Beautiful projects and a great gift idea, thanks for sharing x

Katja said...

The card and the notebook are such a great gift idea. Thank you a lot for sharing!

Jean's Stampin' Up said...

Wow! So sorry I am late with comments! Your ideas for using dollar store/WalMart/store items are so great! I admit to a lack of imagination for that. Thanks for the inspiration. Merry Christmas!