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Yes, it’s almost time for the Twelve Weeks of Christmas!! Each year, in the weeks before Christmas, I send out an exclusive Christmas project to the YamStamps subscribers. These projects are not shared anywhere else – you won’t see them on the YamStamps blog, the Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest…well, you get the idea. They will start NEXT WEEK so be sure to be signed up to the YamStamps list by Wednesday at 1pm when the first mailing goes out. As a bonus, new subscribers get an exclusive paper crafting video tutorial. By the way, there will be no “re-sends” of the special emails, so if you want all 12 projects, you need to be in from the beginning.

To get you into the spirit, I’m sharing a recent card featuring the beautiful Embellished Ornaments set and Delicate Ornament dies. Combined with the Gold and Silver Foil sheets, they make for an elegant card. I used Silver and Gold ribbon and silver embossed the sentiment. Smoky Slate is a great cardstock to play up the silver tones. I used the new Precision Base Plate to cut these ornaments – it’s great because it will never warp…but you do get a bit of a work out winding it through the Big Shot. I found that I didn’t need to use the dryer sheet to get these die cuts to pop out, but I did have to spend a bit of time getting the little bits to punch out of the ornament. I’m going to experiment a bit to see the most effective way to die cut the ornaments and will be sure to share my results here.

Don’t forget a couple of deadlines coming up! Registration for the October Christmas Card Class closes on October 1st – payment is due at that time so that I can place the order for the product that you get with your class fee. As well, the next Monthly Card Class will be Wednesday, October 7th. You can take a look at the YamStamps Events page for registration links or contact me to register. I look forward to seeing you in class soon!

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