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July 25, 2009

A Merry Little Christmas to you


I really miss having workshops, classes and stamp camps.  I have my fingers crossed that one of these days I'll finally find someone here who doesn't already have one of the dozen other SU! demonstrators as their demo (I wouldn't ever "steal" a customer) or that just plain WANTS to or LIKES to stamp!  My own friends, other than my neighbor, don't really enjoy it and it's not something you can MAKE someone like.  They either do, or don't.  I have run out of ideas for meeting new customers.  Anyway, before we moved here last year, I used to do a Christmas in July where I would get all decked out in Christmas-looking clothes, I would make Christmas treats, and play Christmas music and even put out some Christmas decorations.  My customers would always have a blast making some Christmas cards and other projects.  I made this card for my only little "personal" Christmas in July.  I used the Hostess Level II stamp set from the new IB&C called Christmas Punch.  I used some of that gorgeous new Real Red 3/4" Polka-Dot Grosgrain ribbon and I think it's a great CAS (Clean & Simple) card that I could easily mass-produce as a Christmas card this year.  What do you think? 

All supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted.

Stamps:  Christmas Punch
Paper:  Old Olive and Very Vanilla CS
Ink:  Real Red and Old Olive classic ink
Accessories:  Wide Oval punch, Real Red 3/4" Polka-Dot Grosgrain ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sticky Strip


  1. I think I'll be CASEing this for sure! ;-) Beautiful Marie! I love how simple it is for mass producing!

  2. Very cute, very simple and classic. I love it. I'm hearing Marilyn on the casing idea....my Christmas cards are starting to get complicated LOL, I miss simple. Hope you and the kids are well. Keep that chin up girl, you're doing good :0)

  3. Best of luck with your business :) I'm sure you'll meet some stamp enthusiasts without demos soon! I think this card is perfect for mass producing!!!

  4. Hang in there Marie the tides and times will change (they always do :D) and you'll be back in there with a new batch of customers loving the fun you create and share. Thanks for sharing with all your ether fans who wish they could join you in your stamping endeavors in person. Merry Christmas - just a wee tad early (am I the only one who sings Christmas Carols all year round? probably not - LoL!)

    Hugs and blessings from Oregon - Jean

  5. This is darling! What a perfect CAS Christmas card! That ribbon really makes it pop!

  6. What a fun card--who wouldn't love to find this in their mailbox? TFS!

  7. What a great card! This would be great for a SAS.

    Sorry to hear you are still having trouble finding customers. Major bummer!! Most of my customers are my friends and my only new customers are their friends. In other words I am no help!! I can just sympathize.


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Marie :)