Friday, November 17, 2017


Welcome to the Stampin' Up! Artisan blog hop.  You have probably just arrived from Miriam van Eyden's beautiful blog.   If you are just starting the hop here, be sure to hit the "Next" button at the end of this post to continue on to the next artisan.  You won't want to miss anything!

With Christmas just around the corner, I thought it time to start thinking about colour schemes that I might decorate the house with this year.  I love Black and White, non-traditional I know, but really elegant and I am definitely leaning that way for the 2017 festive season.

So when we were asked to feature the Merry Little Labels stamp set, I thought I would get a head start on that theme with my Artisan projects this month!

The card I have made is actually going to be a menu for my Christmas table (once we decide what we are having!) so I have left it blank on the inside for now.  This particular sentiment grabbed my attention.  I love the size and mix of fonts, and it looks fabulous heat embossed in white on a black background.  BTW, the kitchen may as well be in the North Pole for me lol, as my sweetie does most of the cooking in our household!  I have used the Merry Little Christmas Designer Paper as my background, keeping that black & white theme going.

I know it is traditional to have a Christmas Cracker at each place setting, but this year I thought I would mix it up and have a gift of mints on each plate instead.  It is something for each person to take home and enjoy long after the meal is over.  I have heat embossed the sentiment in white again and used the Everyday Label Punch to create the tag.  The gorgeous striped ribbon adds the final touch of elegance to this little gift of sweets.

Next up on the hop is the fabulous Rochelle Blok in Australia and I know she will have worked her usual magic with this sweet bundle of products!

Allison Okamitsu
Aurelie Fabre
Cathy Caines
Dani Dziama
Holly Stene
Jennifer Sootkoos
Jessica Winter
Katy Harrison
Kimberly Van Diepen
Louise Sharp 
Maike Ulbrich
Martha Inchley
Mercedes Weber
Mindy Bingamon 
Miriam van Eyden
Paula Dobson - You are here!
Rochelle Blok
Shannon Lane
Sylwia Schreck 
Tanya Boser

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  1. Dear Paula, I think the card and the little gift are extremely chic! I never thought I would like the black and white color combination for Christmas.

  2. These are so simple and so stunning! Love it!


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