2020 Christmas Sampler

For the first time this year, I held workshops where we made Samplers. The 2020 Christmas Sampler this week was the most difficult one I did this year. Here’s the picture of the Christmas Sampler, using many of the Christmas stamp sets in this year’s catalogs.

Picture of 2020 Christmas Sampler

The various panels used embossing folders, gold heat embossing, dies, designer series paper, markers, water color pencils, and even a shaker snow globe. I planned two hours for the class, but the class did take longer than expected. It’s hard to get a handle on how long it will take to complete a sampler when you’re designing piecemeal, without sitting down and making another one after everything has been cut and prepared. And as most of us know, we never seem to have enough time to do such things. Although I must confess that finding organizing tips for a workshop such as this from my upline did a lot to help keep things running smoothly.

There were two gals in the workshop who preferred to make tags instead of a framed piece. This required me to alter half of the panels to make them more like tags than card fronts. Here are some of those that they made. Since these were just individual tags, it allowed me to go beyond the red, gold, and green color scheme we stuck to for the sampler. So while this gave me a little more freedom, it also created more work for me for the workshop. I particularly liked the tag with the jar full of snowflakes.

Here are the other samplers I designed for workshops this fall.

Faith Sampler
Craft Sampler

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