Peeps Christmas “Shoebox”…

Today I’d like to highlight the “shoebox” swap we had yesterday in the studio with some of my stampin’ “peeps”…

It’s amazing we finished the desk calendar shown yesterday plus all these projects in a little over two hours so everyone went home with six pieces and all so different which really surprised all of us since there was no coordination at all beforehand.


This project was designed by Jeanette Stepanske who has been stamping for a little over a year.  She makes some of the most beautiful, personalized projects and constantly amazes me with her ideas.  This little “book” filled with peppermint M&Ms measures 3″ x 4″ and ties shut with ribbon.


Barbara Philpott  who is in my downline designed this 3-D tree ornament using the Star of Light stamps set.  Four stars were stamped on Very Vanilla Cardstock, stamped and embossed with Copper Embossing Powder and cut out with Starlight Thinlits.  She scored each piece in the center then we folded, burnished and glued the pieces together including a loop of Copper Thread in the center before gluing the last section.  Mine immediately went on the tree!


and the inside…


We will all need “thank you” cards after the holidays are done and Jan Guider has designed a classic navy/white card combining embossing, with a Swirly Bird piece and the “thanks” thinlit then added punched and sponged flowers.  Add the bit of bling with the pearls and you have the perfect card.


How pretty is this New Year’s card?  Carol Mitchell designed this card for the group using the stamp set Here’s to Cheers.  Here’s a peek inside…


Perfect card for greeting the new year.  If I told you Carol has only been stamping for maybe four months…you’d probably not believe me…but it’s true!


How elegant and simple is this black/gold combination card?  Patty Hickman who is in my downline designed this card for the group.  She had already paper-pierced the front (thankgoodness!)  And here’s a peek inside…


Isn’t it pretty?  The black/vanilla color combination along with the gold is so striking in person.


And Dana Beaty who only be stamping for a couple of months brought everyone these chocolate/pecan pretzel treats.  We didn’t even have to make them…she did all the work for us!

So now you see what I mean when saying we had such an awesome collection of totally different projects to take home.  Not to mention the unbelievable food that was shared.  Turned out to be the best Christmas party in the history of Rambling Rose Studio!

I hope you have enjoyed seeing these projects…wish you could have been here!


Here’s your “B-ism” for today…



Hope you are inky like me…and HaPpY!





  1. Wow I love all the projects posted here. Would you be able to share the stuff and digits on how the Mason Jar treats were put together.

    • The mason jar is a piece of card stock 4″ x 7″ scored on the long side at 3″ and 4″. Burnish score lines to create a “book”. Round corners. Stamp jar on front and cut inside of jar away with framelit. Attach ribbon at center of sides to tie closed. Pack candies in cello bag and attach inside “book” with tear tape. Decorate to suite. I didn’t make this one but hope that helps…B!

  2. Billy, I SO enjoy your blog! and all your posts on the demo FB groups!
    Any chance you have the recipe for the chocolate/pecan/pretzel treats?? they look yummy.. an maybe easy??? and so “package able!”


    • Well dang Ruth, I didn’t make those treats so do not have the receipt. I can tell you though… they are yummy! I’ll give her a call to ask for recipe, but I think she has already left for the holidays. Thanks for stopping by…B!

  3. What totally cute projects. I love all of them. Sorry I missed this post yesterday. Wow! You have some amazingly creative peeps! Snowflakes are not my favorite but with this definition I have a new perspective on them now. Thanks!!

    • So glad to give you a different perspective on snow HJ…we’ll keep that “B-ism” in mind this winter, right?…B!