Tuesday, November 11, 2014

SHOPPING OUR STASH #177 - NOT Ready for Christmas

Hello peeps! We have a new challenge at SHOPPING OUR STASH that's all about NOT being ready for Christmas! What's that mean? Well, we want you to get out one of your gazillion Christmas stamp sets, and use a stamp from it to create something NON-Christmas. How's THAT for a challenge! LOL! Here's what I came up with:

 Here's the inside:

Using one of the ornament stamps from Paper Smooches All Yule Need set, I made a banner! The DP were all scraps. After stamping and fussy cutting, I punched holes in the tops then strung baker's twine through them. They are adhered with foam squares. Both sentiments are stamped in Peacock Feathers DI, then clear embossed. It's about as CAS as I get. ☺

I hope you get a chance to play along with this challenge. Just be sure to link up your project at Shopping Our Stash so we can be dazzled! Please check out what my teammates created for your viewing pleasure while there! Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you have a great day!


Stamps: Paper Smooches - All Yule Need; Happy Birthday
Ink: VersaMark; Ranger DI - Peacock Feathers; Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: scraps
CS: Darice (white); Paper Smooches (Aqua)
Accessories: Doodlebug twine; WOW! - clear EP; heat gun; Westcott hole punch; Fiskars corner rounder
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares; Recollections - red tape


  1. How clever is this?! I love that you've used scraps, too, and Distress Ink to stamp!

  2. that is one FAB banner, missus, and as clever as it is beautiful! :)

  3. Ohhhh the banner is super cool! The upside down bulbs remind me of guitar picks! Fab job!!

  4. Very pretty! The banner is definitely an elevating element. Nicely composed and beautifully executed.
    Chana, SOS, DT

  5. Works for me! The banner is perfect.

  6. That is a fun challenge idea, and your design is so clever! Those lights make a super cute banner. Love the paper piecing and embossed sentiment, too!

  7. I couldn't figure out what stamp you'd used for the banner - that's genius! Love all the patterns, and Peacock Feathers is my new go-to ink :)


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