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Sunday, October 16, 2011

October Stamp CAMP


October's Stamp CAMP
was more about how to save time
than it was about stamping.
(Well, let's face it... it's ALWAYS about stamping!)
he he he

Seriously, having just presented for
Stampin' Up! at the recent Louisville Regional event
and hosting my first annual
Christmas Open House
AT MY HOUSE
with four other fabulous women,
I knew I would run out of time for designing
and coordinating my October Stamp CAMP projects.


The TIME SAVED with these projects
was a hit as well as the projects themselves
with all of the CAMP participants.

Check out the Mini Milk Carton Box above...
super easy, super quick, super cute!
This is a CAN-DO project for any
Christmas gift giving!
YOU CAN DO THIS!
But the really amazing time saver
of this Mini Milk Carton Box is still to come.
Keep reading...


Staying with the focus of time saving stamping...
the focal point of this
Scallop Circle Big Shot Card
is the exact same focal point of our
Mini Milk Carton Box.
When creating multiple gifts
with a short amount of time in which to create them,
avoid reinventing the wheel...
use similarly stamped images for each project.
Not only does this save time,
but it also creates more of a "THEME"
to your gift giving.



I'm "all about" staying ORGANIZED
at Christmas time
(or at least trying to stay organized, wink.)
So this FILE FOLDER CHRISTMAS KEEPER
goes right along with the idea of saving time.

Scored 3" from one side of the file folder
to create our Christmas Keeper bottom,
we have plenty of pockets for
note paper, calendar paper, and reciepts!
OR
Turn this keeper into a Stationery Keeper!
Use one pocket for greeting cards,
one pocket for envelopes,
and the tiny pocket for postage stamps.
How stinkin' cute would that be?!


Alright...
here is the REAL TIME SAVER...
Remember the Mini Milk Carton Box above?
That box is cut with the Big Shot Machine
using just a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of card stock.
After running the card stock through the Big Shot,
this is what your scrap card stock will look like... 


but DON'T TOSS THAT SCRAP!
This same piece will act as the
mat base to the front of the Christmas Keeper! 


How's that for SAVING TIME...
and SAVING MONEY?!
Save money this Christmas...
GIVE HAND MADE!

Bless and be blessed!

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