We had a bit of a discussion about this the other day on our Stampin' Up! demonstrator discussion site. Don't think we came to any definitive consensus. What do you think it is? Leave me a comment in the comment section at the bottom of my post and tell me what you think!
Anyway, I had a custom order for six Christmas cards, and my customer wanted three of them to be cards-in-boxes. I love making these, although they are time consuming - depending on how much detail you want. They are also a good way to use up scraps, retired designer paper, etc. Here is my collection:
The middle one of Santa going head-first down the chimney, was inspired by a fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator, Linda Bauwin, who had done it as a wrapper for a chocolate bar. The chimney is created using the Brick Wall embossing folder. Here's a side view:
There is a lot of sparkle from the Silver Glimmer Paper. The icicles at the top of the chimney are a scrap left over after cutting out words using the Christmas Greetings Thinlits dies. The word 'jolly' is glued onto a piece of clear acetate to make it look like it is floating.
Cherry Cobbler cardstock was embossed with the Brick Wall EF and I used a white gel pen to make the 'mortar' between the bricks.
Here's a side-view of the houses:
This uses the retired Holiday Home framelits and Frostwood Lodge designer paper.
And the snowmen:
The snowmen are from the retired Snow Much Fun stamp set and the designer paper is scraps I've been
Hope everyone is ready for the Christmas season and will enjoy spending time with friends and family!