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December 2012

Quick and Easy Christmas Cards: Ornament Punch

Christmas cards.  Are you a get organised early type of person or a scrambling around mid - late December type person?  I always have good intentions of getting an early start, but in the week before December you can usually find me madly grabbing out the Christmas craft products, getting stuck into the production line and doing a dash to the mailbox.

This year I seem to be running especially late so I was after a nice quick and easy design that I could put together fast without too much brain power.   This fit the bill perfectly .....


Naturals White base, Cherry Cobbler ink and a greeting from Delightful Dozen (pg 141.)

Snow Festival DSP and the Ornament Punch, plus a touch of sparkle with the glimmer paper.

Here's a couple more variations.



Love the red glimmer paper on that last one.  (Quite liking my new camera too I must say!)

Now for the inside of the card.  Ooh better not build any anticipation up there - it isn't gorgeous like some of my stamping friends.  More of a thump thump with a couple of greetings but it did the job.  (Could have used a stampamajig too - don't notice the crooked stamping will you. Wink.)

The greetings here are from More Merry Messages on page 15 of the main catalogue.


And I'd best leave it at that for tonight as I have a date with some wrapping paper and a roll of sticky tape. 

Oops before I go a quick update on this week's Clearance Blitz.   I hear that these items are now out of stock. 

In Colour 2010-2012 Stampin' Write Markers, Mocha Morning specialty DSP, Well Worn DSP, Loads of Love, Loads of Love Accessories, Four the Holidays, Patterns 2010-2012 In Colour, Crazy for Cupcakes, Party This Way

If you'd like anything from the last two lists or what's left from this one, get in touch early with your order and payment details and I'll give it my best shot. 

And if all the pre Christmas busy busy gets too much you can always do what my little lad did today.  H and I were packing her things for a sleepover and went looking for J who had disappeared.  Found him curled up on the floor near the couch taking a little nap. 


Happy stamping and wrapping and carol singing! 

Looking at that photo I'd best put vacuuming on that list too.  ;-)  

Keep smiling.

Cheers, Sue

Christmas Card - Evergreen Stamp Set

I love this elegant stamp set - Evergreen from the Holiday Catalogue.   This card was CASEd from Stampin' Up.


Early Espresso base and Early Espresso Core'dinations cardstock popped through an embossing folder and sanded.  The tree is stamped in Sahara Sand with Early Espresso ink for the script over the top. Cherry Cobbler for the star and the tulle ribbon to finish. 


I've got some lists from customers for the Clearance Blitz Sale.  I'll be popping the orders I've got here in just after midnight tonight for this second sales period.  Shoot through details if you'd like anything from the clearance sale lists.  (Click here to see the lists.) 

 Happy stamping.  Cheers, Sue

December and January Specials: Clearance Rack


A first from Stampin' Up:   We’re temporarily taking over a hundred products out of retirement with discounts up to 70 percent off retail–only while supplies last!

We'll have four different groups of products on sale between 14 December -21 January. These are the sale periods:
  • 14-20 December
  • 21 December-3 January
  • 4-10 January
  • 11-21 January

Find all the details and the lists of sale items here:  Clearance Rack Blitz

Once you get there, click on the dates and you'll see a PDF list of products on special in each given week. 

Don't forget to check the dates carefully - each list is on special for that week only, and ONLY WHILE STOCKS LAST. 

Things will sell out.  If anything catches your eye get in quick or you may miss out.  

Updated to add: Some items have already sold out.   The ones I know of so far are Christmas Greetings wood, Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, A4 In Colour cardstock, Riding Hood Red and Wild Wasabi and Regal Rose 12 x 12, Basic Gray marker, Holiday Lineup, Soft Holly Wheel, Gold Brads

If you have an order for weeks 2, 3 or 4 - get it in early and I'll do my best to pop it in as early as possible.

Note, there are no refunds or exchanges on Clearance Rack items.

Shoot through an email or give me a buzz to place your order - don't forget payment details and delivery address.  If you'd like anything from the later 3 lists, you can let me know earlier and I'll place your order on the first day of that particular week. 

Have a peek in your inbox and you should see your Madex Creations December newsletter with step by step instructions for the easel card calendar plus these rather cute Milk Carton die houses from class this week.  There's a sign up box up the top right there if you'd like to join in with my newsletter crew. 


Happy stamping.   Cheers,  Sue