Social Stamping - Merry and Bright


Hi and welcome to the December Social Stamping blog hop hosted by the blog hostess with the mostess, Kelly Kent. Our theme this month is Merry and Bright. Make sure you hop around to each blog and if you get lost you get back on track at the main post here

So .... are you feeling Merry and Bright .... or stressed and dull? For me it is the latter. Just that time of year I think. Too much to do and not enough hours to get it done. But I am not so much of a misery guts that I can't get in the spirit, especially for the things I will be giving people. Years and years ago when I was teaching I made some German Christmas Bells with students. They are really pretty and not that hard to make once you get on a roll. So check out my Shaded Spruce Christmas Bell.

I made them from memory but all you have to do to make them is google 'German Christmas Bells' and you will find videos and blog posts to show you how. You need to start with a square of paper. Stampin' Up!'s Designer Series Paper is the perfect weight. You need something in between card stock and paper. I have used a piece from the Classic Christmas DSP pack. It is 6" and already cut for you. Winning! The ribbon is from the Wonder of the Season ribbon combo pack

For this version I have used the Gilded Autumn DSP and Basket Weave and Metallic ribbon combo pack

They look rather pretty hanging on my Candelabra Cactus. They may just stay there ... and multiply!

I have a few shots of them so you can see them from different angles. The tags are die cut using the Little Treat Boxes dies and I have stamped them with stamps from the Little Treats and Itty Bitty Christmas stamp sets. 

I am quite well practiced at making these. I have 70 to make for a custom order! I am part way there and have to make some each day over the next week to meet my deadline. They do look pretty though! I have used the DSP from the Boho Medley Product Medley Refill. So .... I had better get back to them so I am on track to finish!

Next up you are off to visit Julia Quinn. I am she will have something Merry and Bright to inspire you.


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Want to make some fabulous Christmas cards for the special people in your life?
The Dimensionals November 2020 Tutorial Bundle is out now. It featured 4 3D Christmas cards. Take a look at mine - It's a Curvy Christmas Pivot Accordion Card.

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  1. I really love the German bells, Lou. I have made big ones with 12 x 12 paper for gift boxes and a few small 6 x 6 ones for tree ornaments. I take my hat off to you for making that huge custom order! I love the papers you have chosen and think I might just have to make some in those colours x

  2. What a wonderful and perfect project to show off gorgeous papers and ribbons. Now I'm intrigued to google these and have a go!! THankyou for the inspiration.

  3. Ooh Lou, your German Christmas Bells are amazing. I love them so much and will be Googling the instructions soon. Such an inspiration. xxx

  4. Oh Lou these are amazing. What do you fit inside them? 70 is a massive order, they'll look fabulous all together. I have to also note that they look terrific hanging on your succulent!

    1. My baubles are completely sealed Liz. I guess you could try to tie the tips together so that you can fill them but the sides might bow out. I am not half way through the 70! Yay!

  5. Lovely design Lou-looks like they would hold a special gift chocolate as well? Thanks for sharing, will look these up!

  6. These are cute Lou and good luck with meeting your deadline-you will be able to make them in your sleep by the end!

  7. What a stunning decoration idea Lou! Your bells are gorgeous and I love the idea that these gifts might be brought out and celebrated each year. xx

  8. These look great Lou! You know where I’m heading now ... off to google German Christmas Bells! If only I’d seen these before I finished the teachers’ Christmas gifts.


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