Merry Tags

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  Today I have a beautiful Christmas card idea to share with all of you.  This particular project was inspired by something that I saw on Pinterest!  It showcases the Merry Tags Framelit set and the gorgeous copper foil paper.  The copper foil paper along with the black accent gives the card such an elegant look.

To make this card, start with a piece of Basic Black cardstock for the base of your card. Create a layer of mattes by cutting a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of whisper white, a 5 x 3-3/4 inch piece of Basic Black, and a 4-3/4 x 3-1/2 inch piece of copper foil. Emboss the copper foil with the Pine Bough Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Adhere all of the pieces together on the front of the card. Grab the Merry Tags framelit set and cut out the wooded ornament scene using black cardstock. Cut out a solid white ornament from whisper white cardstock; adhere together. Once the ornament is complete, adhere it to one of the pine boughs with dimensionals. For the finishing touch, add a little black ribbon tied into a bow on the top of the ornament. Enjoy!

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Winter Wonderland

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  It’s snowing in Wisconsin today so, of course, I am busy stampin’ and getting all of my Christmas cards ready to send out!  However, in between all of that, I wanted to share some of the fun Christmas cards I created with the November Paper Pumpkin kit!  These were such adorable little cards!  I loved the colors and the winter scene!

Now there was enough materials in the kit to create 8 Christmas cards.  I decide to create 6 of them just like the kit…but I used the rest of the materials, and some materials I had on hand, to create a variety of other fun cards!

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Quick & Simple Treat Holder Idea

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  Today I have a quick and simple treat holder idea for you!  The envelope punch board is highly recommended for this particular project because that’s what makes it so quick and simple!  I designed these little treat holders as a gift for all of my Christmas Club members. They make fun little gifts for family, friends, colleagues…I mean who doesn’t love getting an adorable little gift especially when chocolate is involved?! Plus, you can really create these for any occasion…simple change out the patterned paper and decorations!

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Christmas Bells

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  Christmas is in the air!  And it’s my favorite time of year! I have been working on putting together around 300 Christmas cards this year! Yes, 300!  It’s been so much fun creating them with all of the great products in this year’s holiday catalog. Today I have a little z-fold card to share with all of you. This fun fold card is quick and simple to put together and has that “wow” factor because of the fun fold.  Let me show you how simple it is!

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To make this card, start with a 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inch piece of Real Red cardstock for the base of your card. On the 8-1/2 inch side, score at 2-1/8 and at 5-1/2. Fold the card in half on the 5-1/2 inch score line. Then fold the 2-1/8 inch flap back onto itself (fold it towards the 5-1/2 inch fold). If you need visual of how to fold the card, then check out this little video tutorial I put together last year  >>> http://stamptasticdesigns.com/2015/05/04/z-fold-card-painted-petals/ 

Once you have the base of the card created, cut a 5-1/4 x 1-7/8 inch piece of the bell pattern from the Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. Adhere this piece to the outside flap of the card as shown. Cut a 3 x 3 inch piece of Real Red cardstock and, using the stitched shapes framelits, cut out the largest square from a piece of whisper white cardstock. Adhere these two pieces together. Stamp two different bells on a scrap piece of white cardstock using Versa Mark, sprinkle them with gold embossing powder, tap off the excess and heat to set. Punch out the Bells with the coordinating Bell punch. Adhere the bells to the square white cardstock with a few dimensionals. Stamp a little bow in Versa Mark, using the Holly Berry Happiness bundle, on a piece of Real Red cardstock, sprinkle it with gold embossing powder, tap off the excess and heat to set. You could also just embellish the bells with a piece of red ribbon tied in a bow.  Adhere the left side of the 3 x 3 inch piece (with the bells) to the flap of the card front (be sure to only add adhesive to the left side of that piece). For the finishing touch, cut a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of Delightful Dijon cardstock and adhere it to the inside of the card.  You can also stamp or emboss a little sentiment on the inside of the card. Enjoy!

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Hang Your Stockings

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  I apologize for the delay in my posting! I was hit with a nasty little flu bug that took me out of my stamping room for days!  Thank goodness that’s over with! 🙂 So today I have a fun Christmas card idea for you featuring the Hang Your Stockings bundle!  This bundle of products was one of the first items in the holiday catalog that I was attracted to, yet, it is one of the last sets that I actually played with! Not sure how that happened! In any event, it is an adorable set and I had a lot of fun creating this card!

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To make this card, start with a piece of Early Espresso cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of Crumb Cake cardstock and emboss it with the Brick Wall embossing folder. Tear the top of edge of the Crumb Cake cardstock and sponge a bit of Early Espresso ink on it to give it a bit of a worn look. Cut a 1 x 4 inch piece of some festive holiday paper, such as one of the red prints from the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack and adhere it to the top of the Early Espresso card front. Once the DSP is in place, adhere the embossed crumb cake piece slightly overlapping onto the DSP. Cut a 1/2 x 4 inch piece of Early Espresso cardstock and adhere to the card as shown. It will serve as the “mantel” in which to hang your stocking. Using the Christmas stocking framelits from the bundle, cut out a stocking and the trimmings using real red and whisper white cardstock. You can stamp all of the images such as the holly, berries, stocking trim on some white cardstock and then cut them out with the coordinating framelits in the set.  For the finishing touch, I used the new Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut out the oval for the Christmas sentiment and embellished the card with a few rhinestones!  Enjoy!

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Jolly Friends

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  Did you have a nice Thanksgiving?  The holiday season is my favorite time of the year.  I love creating fun holiday projects and decorating! It’s our family tradition to put up the Christmas tree and decorate the house the day after Thanksgiving. So that’s what we will be doing this weekend!  And, of course, a little crafting in between! 🙂  Today I have a fun little Christmas card idea to share.  Beside decorating and putting up the tree, I also start sending out my Christmas cards right after Thanksgiving.  And this year I had a blast creating cards with all of the fabulous products in the new catalog!  Today’s project showcases a fun little Christmas Moose.

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To make this card, start with a piece of Real Red cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 3 x4 inch piece of some of your favorite designer series paper (DSP). I used a piece from the Candy Cane Lane DSP pack. Cut a 3-1/4 x 4-1/4 inch piece of Early Espresso cardstock.  Adhere these two pieces together; run a piece of the Real Red 3/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon across the left side of this piece then adhere to your card front, as shown, with a few dimensionals. Stamp a little Christmas greeting  on a scrap piece of white cardstock. Cut it out with one of the square Stitched Shape Framelits (use one that fits your sentiment). Adhere to the front of your card by covering up a corner of the DSP.  Stamp the moose image, from the Jolly Friends stamp set, on a scrap piece of crumb cake cardstock using Early Espresso ink. Cut out the moose by hand…yes, you will have to do a bit of fussy cutting. For the finishing touch, punch out a little Santa hat using the Jolly Hat Builder punch and embellish the moose. Enjoy!
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Fun with thinlits

Good Morning Stampin’ Friends! First of all…Congrats to the Chicago Cubs on winning the World Series!  WOW that was an exciting game!  I was busy crafting in between plays, of course. 🙂  So today I want to share a fun little project with all of you that was created by accident! I was busy cutting out the word “Noel” with one of the dies from the Christmas Stockings Thinlit set when I decided that I needed to use both pieces…the cut out word and the outline that was left over on the scrap piece of paper I was using.  It turned out so pretty that I just had to share it!

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To make this card, start with a piece of whisper white cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 4 x 5-1/2 inch piece of one of the pretty patterns from the Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack and adhere it to your card front. Cut a 1-3/4 x 5-1/2 inch piece of Emerald Envy cardstock; using the die from the Christmas Stocking Thinlit set, cut out the word “Noel” in the center of the cardstock. Save the Noel cut out for a different project. Cut a 5-1/2 x 1-1/2 inch piece of a red pattern paper from the Presents & Pinecones DSP pack; adhere this piece behind the Noel. Cut a 2 x 5-1/2 inch piece of whisper white cardstock and adhere the Noel piece on top (the white cardstock serves as a matte).  For the finishing touch, embellish the card with anything that you have on hand!  I used some pine branches and a little bow that I cut from some cherry cobbler and mint macaron cardstock using the Pretty Pines Thinlit Die set. Did you happen to notice that no stamping was involved! Yikes! But it sure was fun to play with a few different die cuts. Enjoy!

 

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Twinkle Trees

Good Morning Stampin’ Friends!  Today I have a fun little Christmas card idea that showcases the Twinkle Trees stamp set. When I first saw this set, I thought it was very cleverly designed. The images in the stamp set allow you to “decorate” your Christmas tree any way you like! I love working with splatter images as well as other fun image clusters. It reminds me of the Timeless Textures stamp set except with a Christmas theme!

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To make this card, start with a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock for the base of the card. Emboss the front of the card with the Holly Textured Embossing Folder. Now I usually use all Stampin’ Up! products but I had a fun embossing folder that I thought would show off this stamp set really well. But you don’t need this fancy frame to make a cute card! Simply cut a 3 x 4 inch piece of whisper white cardstock to stamp your images on and then cut a 3-1/4 x 4-1/4 inch piece of Emerald Envy cardstock to serve as a matte. Stamp your sentiment on the bottom first. Directly above your sentiment, stamp the squiggly lines, which is the outline of your tree, using Emerald Envy ink. Then simply “decorate” your tree by randomly stamping other fun images on and around the squiggly lines. I used the “dots” with Mint Macaron ink and the “stars” with Daffodil Delight ink. That’s it! Super simple, hey?

 

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Presents & Pinecones

Good Morning Stampin’ Friends!  Today I have a pretty little Christmas project to share with all of you that showcases the Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the Christmas Pines stamp set. The DSP pack has a few non-traditional green colors in it like Emerald Envy and Mint Macaron. I am so use to creating Christmas cards with Garden Green or Old Olive that I wasn’t sure I would like these new colors together. But I do! The Presents & Pinecones DSP is one of several different DSP packs that are on sale for the month of October!  So if you like it, hop on over to my website take advantage of the Buy 3 get 1 FREE sale going on right now. You can mix and match a variety of DSP packs! Shop the selection at >>> http://bit.ly/DesignerSeriesPaperSale

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To make this card, start with a piece of Emerald Envy cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 4 x 4-1/4 inch piece of one of the pinecone patterns in the Presents & Pinecones DSP pack. Adhere this piece to the center of your card front as shown.  Cut two 4-1/2 inch strips of some red ribbon and lay it across the DSP as shown. Cut a 2-1/2 x 2-3/4 inch piece of whisper white cardstock and stamp a little sentiment on the bottom using Cherry Cobbler ink. Cut a 2-3/4 x 3 inch piece of Early Espresso cardstock; matte the white cardstock onto the early espresso piece. Adhere this piece to the center of your card front (over the top of the ribbon) using a few dimensionals. Grab the Pretty Pines Thinlits and your Big Shot embossing machine. Cut out some pine branches using Emerald Envy cardstock. Cut out a pine cone with Early Espresso cardstock and add a solid pinecone behind it cut from some copper foil paper. Adhere these pieces to the upper left hand corner of your project.  For the finishing touch, embellish with a little bow cut from some Cherry Cobbler cardstock; secure with a glue dot. Enjoy!

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Christmas Stars

Good Morning Stampin’ Friends! Today I have another Star of Light Christmas card idea for you. As I mentioned the other day, this bundle of products has some simply gorgeous die cuts and images. For this particular card, I decided to go with the Night of Navy and White color combo. This is one of my favorite color combos for making elegant Christmas cards.

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To make this card, start with a piece of Night of Navy cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of whisper white cardstock. Stamp a little Christmas sentiment in the upper right hand corner of the white cardstock. Grab the Softly Falling embossing folder and embossing the entire lower part of the white cardstock by positioning the edge of the embossing folder just under the sentiment.  You will only emboss the cardstock that is inside the folder.  Run a piece of silver glimmer ribbon across the top, just under the sentiment.  Using your Big Shot (or other) embossing machine, cut out a few stars with the coordinating dies found in the bundle and adhere them to your card front with glue dots.  For the finishing touch, embellish with a few rhinestones!

 

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