Thursday, December 1, 2011

Christmas Stamp CAMP

We had so much fun at our Christmas Stamp Camp that we decided it will be a quarterly event.  We are only taking 20 people, but kits are available if seating fills up.  Let me know if you want to be on the list for the 1st Stamp Camp in 2012! 

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Here are my projects from the Christmas Stamp Camp.  If you are putting together a kit from the camp, I will be including tips for assembling each project below it's picture.  Feel free to ask any questions that you may have.  Have fun!
*I distressed the edges w/ Crumb Cake ink and Soft Suede ink.  Some ladies did their distressing/antiquing darker then I did and it looked awesome!  Just do what is your style.
*As you put the toes & heels on the stocking you will need to pay attention to the direction you are placing them.  There is a definite "front" to them. Stitching always goes toward the middle of the stocking.
*The accordion looking piece of pattern paper is for the "lollie" on the middle stocking. To assemble you will need a good liquid glue.  Apply little dots of glue on one long edge of the pattern paper, fold it up and hold it for bit while the glue dries.  Then glue the ends together.  I used sticky strip and Crystal Effects to adhere it to the stocking.  Put a pearl ascent in the middle.
*The mini jingle bell is threaded through the linen thread and knotted in place, then the thread is doubled up and stars taped on with tape (or you choice of adhesive).
*The "Y" stocking is embellished with an antique brad that is pushed through a piece of lace ribbon that is folded in half and a piece of white organza ribbon also folded in half.
* punch a hole toward the bottom of the cuff of the stocking, make sure you are not too close to the edge as the paper is weak were it has been embossed therefore may rip. 

Elf Christmas Frame-Digital Hybrid (made using the My Digital Studio)
 *Sorry about the weird angle of the photo.  I was trying to minimize the glare off the glass.
*Be careful when assembling the pieces into the frame...the backing is very flimsy and may rip if not handled gently.  
*Frames were bought at Walmart if you need to purchase an replacement frame for any reason.

 *When assembling the Elf shoes make sure you have the digital base image right-side up (the red strips for the legs should go off the page at the top.
*Those are rhinestone ascents on the flowers at the tip of the shoes
 *Cut around the ornaments and tape the silver cording on the back and then loop it up and over the back and tape.  I embellished my "Merry & Bright" w/ Dazzling Details, but you may do as you wish.
 *For the Elf Coat, rip the white piece to make it look like fur and glue to green top note piece.  Add red glimmer buttons and buckle.

*Decorate your Elf's face as you wish.
*Cut the blush colored flower in half to make the hands
*Decorate your presents w/ a green knot, brown ribbon and a red flower that is folded in half to look like a bow.
*When assembling the Elf, be careful not to put him to high as you will need a 1/4" on top to put into the frame.
*The "holly jolly" and red square are adhered to the outside of the frame.

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