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The last few days I’ve shown you some of the decorations I made for our recent Christmas in July (in August!) celebration with some friends.  Today I wanted to show you some place mats I made:

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(sorry, the photo is a little crooked)

I used the Happy Hour stamp set from Stampin’ Up! for the details.  I used a gold Versamark ink pad for the drink cups.  I hand cut the candy cane and stuck it on the drink.  I used my Stampin’ Write markers (Garden Green and Riding Hood Red) to colour the holly stamp before stamping it on the side of the glass.   Here’s a close up of the images:

20130815_165235 I used an A4 piece of card stock as the red backing (using up some retired Riding Hood Red card stock) and a white piece of A4 where I’d cut 2cm off one long and one short side (ie, to get a 1cm border around all 4 sides).   I then stuck the white and red card together and ran them through a laminator to make the place mat.   They looked really cute all lined up together!

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Here’s a picture of the table with all the decorations on it:

photo-8Did you notice the stars in the soup bowls?  We used a star cookie cutter to make toast stars to float on top of the soup.   (The reverse pieces of bread with star holes were fun to fill with scrambled eggs for brunch the next day!)

I had a great time making all the decorations and we had such a fun dinner 🙂

Thanks for reading

Caro

PS There may be a few more Christmas craft details to show you – stay tuned!

 

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