Well, I'm back. I've been MIA for some time now but now have some projects to post. I've put in a collection of some xmas cards/projects that I have completed this month. One of my cards had a punch star poinsettia that can be used as a tree ornament later. This is made from using both SU! tag punches and arranging it in such a way that a poinsettia is made. Who would have thought!! See SCS for a step by step tutorial. My next card is a couple of shaker cards using Merry and Bright stamp set. This set is so cute. Great for tags and little places. I decided to use colourful beads as the filler and it works just perfectly. I used the scallop square chipboard and sponged it with chocolate chip ink. It actually was quite easy to cover, I was a little nervous at first but loved how it looked. Next, I made some snowman soup using a template in the shape of a mug (from Mirkwood designs) and filled it with hot chocolate, candy cane, and hershey kisses. Lastly, I made some tags with the Santa lineup stamp set (finally got it!) and coloured with stampin'up! watercolour pencils/blender pens. I used my nesties for the scallop and circle/frames. Hope you like them. Ooops, I forgot to tell you about the triangle treat pouches. Visit Diana Gibbs blog and she will walk you through step by step. These were made out of Frosty Day DP from SU! as well as using the scallop edge punch and die-cut flowers. Fill them with treats and you've got a really nice gift or just put them on your tree. TFL.