Saturday, December 22, 2012

Rays of Light Gift Box

My baby girl attends Christian Preschool of Thousand Oaks and her class had their Christmas Performance this past week. I wanted to celebrate the holiday with a little sweet treat for her classmates.

When I saw this First Christmas stamp set from the Holiday mini I knew I had to have it. I love the decoration on the manger and Star, the sentiments... It's just so lovey!

Here is my vision, I wanted to capture the rays of light that shone on the Christ baby. This Petal Cone Bigz L die cuts and scores for a quick assembly that WOWs!

So Saffron card stock is the warm 'light' and powdering with the Embossing Buddy to assure that the surface is clean and smooth. Stamping with the Versa mark pad makes it easy for the Gold Embossing Powder to cling for the Heat Tool. With two settings, low to dry ink and high for heat-setting powder.

This fancy star and babe in the manger fits perfectly in a cone panel and the sentiment fits another.

Embossing in gold is rich looking but so easy! I love the result! I used Hot Glue to seal the seams and its so strong that it will not fall apart under the hand of a Preschooler.

I hope that you may feel the wonder of the first Christmas this holiday season!

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What Others are SAYING about Getting Crafty with Jamie

Jamie is so passionate and creative about making cards - and wants everyone else to join her in the fun! She is so encouraging and positive in her attitude, helping me along when I get frustrated - and then rejoicing with me at the finished product! I love going to her classes to get new ideas, learn techniques, and have loads of fun in the process. ~ Christine C.

Jamie has wicked awesome classes! If you don’t like a particular stamp or paper/ink color Jamie wants you to change it to suit your style! I did my sister-in-law’s entire bridal shower from invitations/thank you cards, party favors to decorations, it was quaint and whimsical! Everyone ooh’d and ahh’d! I’ve had lots of special requests for classes and Jamie delivers; she always has tasty treats and flavored coffees too ~Ashley W.

I have been attending Jamie's classes for over a year. Her ideas for cards are fresh and fun. She always tries to have several different styles of cards available, so everyone gets to make cards that fit their personal style. The techniques she shows each class can be used in many different applications. She is very patient teacher when instructing class members on how to use the Stampin Up products. ~ Carol D.

If I looked up the word sparkle in the dictionary, I would find Jamie Albanese picture there. I have had the sweet blessing of knowing Jamie and her family for over 5 years now. Every time I am with her I feel loved and inspired. When I am in one of her classes I feel my creative juices flow, as she encourages me to go outside my comfort zone. Jamie helped our girl scout troop make cards for a soldier who needed some encouragement!!! For any of you who have not been in one of Jamie's classes, please don't let another day slip by. She is a beautiful friend and she will become yours too. ~ Blessings, Karen:-)

Jamie has a great eye for style and flair, and it shows in her work. Yet she can pick up on your own individual style and makes great recommendations. I love that she is always flexible for last-minute decision maker mommies like me! So much fun to host craft events with your friends and family - that personal touch always means so much. ~ Adonna

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