I tell you what! I am a stampin' FOOL these days - trying to get as far ahead as I can with designing, so when I start directing my show in two weeks, I won't get too overwhelmed at first. :D Which means I can't show you everything new showing up in my studio - but I can show you one or two things. :D
Paper quilling seems to be making a comeback! There was an article in the demonstrators' magazine from Stampin' Up! - Stampin' Success - about it this month. There was a card in there I think we'll be doing at classes for Valentine's Day, because it's super simple and cute! However, I wanted to put my hand to it right away.
Beverly Polen had a design on her blog for a full flower like this; I wanted to make a medallion (partly because I still had all the Wild Wasabi scallop circles from the Can It Forward! day :D), and this is what I came up with!
Card stock: Wild Wasabi, Rose Red, River Rock, Very Vanilla
Ink: Early Espresso
Stamp sets: Many Merry Messages, Delightful Decorations (inside)
Accessories: Large scallop circle punch, paper piercer, Big Shot, Stripes Texturz Embossing Folder, dimensionals, Tombow Multi Glue, Snail.
I know the colors aren't what we think of as "traditional" colors for Christmas, but I REALLY like the way this turned out. It's very calm, and a little elegant. And for my first attempt at quilling, I think it's pretty OK. :D
All right! I'm off to do some more stampin'! I hope you're having a great day - and managing to take the time to STAMP something!!!