On Sunday we held our final Extravaganza event for this year.  The Hamilton Christmas Extravaganza was a lovely relaxing day with loads of industrious creating and plenty of inspiration.  I got very busy and only remembered late in the day to snap a photo of our activity...

Hamilton Christmas Extravaganza

There were ten local Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who collaborated for the Hamilton Christmas Extravaganza, we invited guests to attend and gave each of our guests a small handmade gift.  I decorated the fabulous Mini Pizza Boxes with the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper, Foil Snowflakes and stamped using the Merry Little Labels stamp set.

Hamilton Christmas Extravaganza | Guest Gifts

I love that touch of Fresh Fig ribbon with the Old Olive and Basic Black.  It gives the projects a regal-feeling.

Those were not the only gifts given away at the Hamilton Christmas Extravaganza.  Each demonstrator also donated a gift for the prize draws, which were drawn throughout the day, and what a fabulous selection they were!

Hamilton Christmas Extravaganza | Prize Draw Prizes

At the Hamilton Christmas Extravaganza, we had five teams of teachers who rotated around the room, teaching their projects, so all guests went home with five completed projects plus new techniques, tips and ideas.  So what did we create on Sunday?

In this first project, Rayleen and Irene showed everyone how to create a Diamond-Fold Card.  It's a fabulous design with a lot of wow-factor.  This Christmas Card was finished with the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set, Foil Snowflakes and Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper.

 Diamond-Fold Christmas Card

Diamond-Fold Christmas Card

Speaking of cards with a wow-factor, Christine and Ruth used the Night in Bethlehem Bundle and Champagne Foil Sheets to create this spectacular Christmas card...

Night in Bethlehem Easel Christmas Card

Night in Bethlehem Easel Christmas Card

Bev and Alicia used one of the most popular stamp sets from the 2017 Holiday Catalogue to create this Floating Words Card, otherwise known as a Hidden Message Card or Eclipse Card.  The Painted Harvest Stamp Set was the perfect choice for this card design...

Painted Harvest Floating Words Card

Painted Harvest Floating Words Card

Jacque and Andrea brought the vintage touch to our event with this beautiful Gate-Fold Christmas Card using the Season Like Christmas stamp set and Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper.  And check out the gorgeous sparkly "snow", which is Embossing Paste smothered with Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter...

Season Like Christmas Gate-Fold Card

Season Like Christmas Gate-Fold Card

And lastly, Kay and I used products from the Merry Little Christmas Suite to create Christmas tags - the Merry Little Labels stamp set and coordinating Everyday Label Punch made this so easy.  We packaged all six tags up inside an Acetate Card Box, which we cut in half and altered to create a sweet gift box...

Merry Little Labels Gift Box and Christmas Tags

Merry Little Labels Gift Box and Christmas Tags

Everyone had a wonderful day at the Hamilton Christmas Extravaganza, the projects we taught were a hit and the teachers enjoyed sharing and inspiring.

We have already booked in three dates for the Hamilton Extravaganza in 2018.  If you want to know when registration opens for these fabulous events, then sign up for my email updates.  Just fill in your details at the top right of this page.