I planned a Merry Winter Spectacular around the Merry Winter stamp set, and 20 people signed up to attend the Sunday event. I send out a list of supplies for everything to bring, trying to keep it as short as possible. I pre-punched and ran as much through the Big Shot as possible. Everyone was able to complete everything in just two hours. The card above uses the 1-3/4" circle punch, Frostwood Lodge dsp, and the Pennants die and Petal Cone die for the Big Shot.
I host a Card Contest with prizes for the Top 3. Everyone present votes on their favorites. I'll post all of the contest entries in the next day or so. This card uses Hollyberry Bouquet dsp (the glittery red stripes are on 2 sheets in the pack), the 2" circle punch, little heart punch and 3/4" and 1" circle punches.
There's swapping at the event, along with lunch. The card above uses designer paper from the Christmas Scrappin' Kit in the Holiday Mini, along with the Pennant die (for the scallop circle), and 1-3/4" circle punch.
I love looking around and seeing so many women crafting. There's a nice buzz in the room that just makes me happy! I used the Pocket Pieces die for the Big Shot to make the gift card holder above. Everyone could select the embossing folder of their choice. The quilted Cherry Cobbler ribbon acts as a belly band. You slide it down, insert the gift card and slide it back up.
And what would a Christmas event be without a stocking? Again, everyone could select whichever embossing folder they liked. I love the stitched felt pieces. We used every single stamp in the Merry Winter set to make all of these projects. And many women received a door prize too! It was a great day. Thanks again to everyone who attended!
Stamps: Merry Winter;
Ink: Basic Black pad and marker, Real Red pad and marker, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, and Lucky Limeade, Pumpkin Pie marker;
Paper: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Lucky Limeade, Soft Suede, Glimmer Red, Hollyberry Bouquet, Frostwood Lodge, Christmas Simply Scrappin' Kit.
Accessories: 3/4" circle punch, 1" circle punch, 1-3/4" circle punch, 2" circle punch, variety of embossing folders, Pennants die, Petal Cone die, Stocking die, Pocket Pieces die, heart punch, ruffled Lucky Limeade ribbon, quilted Cherry Cobbler ribbon, stitched felt, sponge dauber, dimensionals.