Friday, March 9, 2012

Are You Ready For Christmas?

So are you ready for Christmas??? 
I am usually rushing around at the last minute as Christmas gets closer.  This year is going to be different for me...I am going to start my Christmas projects right now!!!
And I am going to have fun doing it!!!

I am excited to announce that I am now part of the Christmas Stampin' All Year Long DT and I will be sharing a little Christmas spirit with you each week.  Although I  think I will hold off on hanging up the stockings and decorating the tree until at least after Thanksgiving. 

Are you ready to join me and the rest of the CSAYL design team in getting ready for Christmas?

The first challenge this year is to make a shaped card or a box and we are sponsored by The Cutting Cafe!!!

One winner will receive 3 sets from the Cutting Cafe!
I was fortunate enough to get to play with the Cutting Cafe's Christmas Basic Shapes cutting file set, which contains 30 shapes.  I cut out the trees, deer and sentiment from the set.

The template is Tall Gable from Perfect Presentation and used 2 sheets of cs.

Be sure to join us at CSAYL and get a start on your Christmas gift giving list.  I always have a long wish list of what I would like to make and usually end up cutting items off the list because I run out of time.  NOT THIS YEAR!!!  It is never too late to make a resolution for the year ;>)


Details:  Shapes - The Cutting Cafe (Christmas Basic Shapes), PP - old SU (woo hoo, I am using up my stash), CS - PTI and SU, Ink - PTI (Fresh Snow) and Tim Holtz distressing ink, Template - Perfect Presentation, and ribbon - PTI.


  1. your box and congrats on the new DT!!!

  2. Julie your box is awesome!! very clever.

  3. Congrats on the new DT and what a beautiful box!

  4. Beautiful box! Love the scenery you created.

  5. Fab box Julie, love the shape and the trees and deer are perfect.

  6. Congratulations! I LOVE this sophisticated beautiful box and the colors.

  7. Yay! So glad when I saw you made the CSAYL team - you're going to love it!

    Your tall gable is fabulous! I adore that paper! Love the dimension you gave this too - just fabulous!

  8. Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog Julie! I can't believe you're already crafting for Xmas- you are so prepared!!!

  9. Congrats on your new DT gig! I love your fine box!!!

  10. Such a pretty box I like it Hugs Elaine

  11. Congrats on your DT gig! Love your box and I'll be so envious come Christmas time when you are all ready and I'm wishing I'd made stuff. LOL