Well, November came AWFULLY fast, didn’t it? October just seemed to come and go really quickly! I must say, I’m kinda glad. I really enjoy the fall but when the holidays start to fill the air, I just get excited! I know some people think the holiday season shouldn’t start until after Thanksgiving, but I want to enjoy the ENTIRE holiday season – Thanksgiving and Christmas! It just gives me warm fuzzies and I like those! 🙂

As crafty people, we also have to think about holiday projects much earlier because no one likes to scramble around at the last minute working on projects. It just takes the fun out of it so this month, we are going to create some fun things to help you get started on the season!

CHRISTMAS CHARM – November Stamp Club

Monday, November 8 – 4pm to 7pm – come and go anytime
Tuesday, November 9 – 9:15am
Thursday, November 11 – 4pm to 7pm – come and go anytime
Saturday, November 13 – 10:30am – RSVP ONLY – Only 3 spots remain

Stamp Club Member Supply fee: $3.00
Guests Class fee
: $15.00 (includes a $5 gift certificate) First time attendees pay only the Supply fee.

Our first project is so pretty and just bring a softness to the season. This Snowflake cone will add a touch of Christmas charm to your home – whether you hang it from your tree or a doorknob, it’s just seems to bring a smile! The dangling jingle bells really add that little extra touch to make this home decor project say “Welcome Christmas”! This was created with the Pennant die for the Big Shot and some of you may have seen my MERRY banner also made from that die. It is more versatile than you might think! I also love the Organza ribbon and did you notice the eyelets? Yep! I’m going to teach you how to set eyelets and it’s so easy!

Next, let’s think about gifts! This is one area that we LOVE to add our own special touch, isn’t it? Maybe it’s because tags are quick and easy and can take a drab gift to a fab gift! I got this idea for this chalkboard gift tag from a demonstrator friend of mine. When I first saw it, I just didn’t “get it”. Why a chalkboard for a tag? DUH CONNIE! So it could be used year after year! I LOVE THIS IDEA!!!!! We have a tradition in our house to reuse gift tags over and over. The memories from those tags are always fun for my kids. They say things like “To Ginny from Hershey and Annie”. These are our dogs but Hershey passed away many years ago. The girls still love seeing his name on a gift tag though. We use their nicknames on the tags or write funny things on them. It really is a fun tradition and if you saw the artwork I did on these tags you would LAUGH so hard. I really thought I was quite talented but the tags really lacked something. BUT not these chalkboard tags! They are so cool! My girls really loved them too so I am guessing that these will be a new favorite to add to the other ones. 🙂 We will be using the Designer Fabric, Glimmer Brads, and that beautiful Crochet Trim ribbon!

Our last project is one that you will recognize because it is the swap that I took to Founders Circle. I have been asked by a lot of you to create this gift card holder in Club and I am excited to teach it to you! This project was also featured on many blogs after Founders Circle and let me tell you what an honor that is! This simple gift card holder is fast and easy but carries a BIG WOW when you give it away… and who doesn’t love gift cards?

It’s going to be a GREAT month for stamping so I hope you will join me!

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