Christmas Tags

Tis’ the season of decorating and gift wrapping! There are so many fun ways to package up gifts! And a handmade tag adds the perfect little touch to your Christmas gifts. I have been busy creating a variety of Christmas tags by using my punches and, of course, doing a bit of fussy cutting. But don’t worry, the fussy cutting is simple to do! You can create a bunch of fun Christmas tags, like these, to decorate your gifts!

Elves, Reindeer, and Santa!  How adorable are these?

You can get all of the details on how to create these adorable little tags by watching the video tutorial at >>> https://www.facebook.com/stamptasticdesigns/videos/1875527599141599/

I hope you enjoy them!  Happy Holidays!

 

 

 

 

Holiday Treat Pouches

Looking for a quick and simple stocking stuffer?  Well these fun little treat pouches are perfect for the upcoming Christmas season! You can use them for packaging up some sweet treats or for any other small gift! I created my little treat pouches with the Be Merry Designer Series Paper (DSP) but you can use any papers that you have on hand. The possibilities are endless!

I actually put together a few of these for Thanksgiving (using Autumn themed papers of course). They were a fun way to decorate the table especially since I personalized them with everyone’s name! All you need to make these is a 6 x 6 inch piece of your favorite patterned papers.

You won’t believe how easy they are to create! Check out the Facebook live video tutorial below to learn how to create them!

Painted Harvest Christmas

Sunflowers for Christmas? Of course! You can create a beautiful Christmas card with the sunflower image in the Painted Harvest stamp set! The image creates a fun little wreath that you can use for just about any occasion.  I just love it when I can use a stamp set in a variety of different ways!

To make this card, start with a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock for the base of the card. Cut a paper doily in half and tuck it behind a 3 x 4 inch piece of the green speckled pattern from the Be Merry Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. Adhere to the center of your card front as shown. Cut out a square, from a piece of white cardstock, that measures approximately 2-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches. Note:  I used the large square from the Stitched Shapes Framelit set.  Then, simply stamp the sunflower image on the square. This image is stamped with Garden Green ink to coordinate with the color in the DSP. You can even use the little dot images in the stamp set to create berries for the wreath! For the finishing touch, embellish with a little bow. Quick and simple, yet very elegant!

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Pining for Plaid

Pining for Plaid was the name of the October Paper Pumpkin kit. The kit contained some super fun shaker cards with coordinating plaid lined envelopes!  It was such a popular kit that when Stampin’ Up! put the extras up for sale, they sold out in 30 minutes! WOW! The cards were so pretty and the kit was simple to put together!  Most of the time the projects take less than a half hour to create.

There were lots of extra materials in this kit.  I used all of the little circles that were left over from the centers of the kit cards to create several extra projects. If you cut the circles in half, you can create an adorable little snowman. Leave the circles whole to create some fun ornaments!  You can also use the leftover sequins to embellish your cards!

The November kit coordinates with the October one!  I can’t wait to see the fun projects this month!  Wanna get in on the fun? Subscribe before the 10th of the month at >>> https://mypaperpumpkin.com/?demoid=2092731

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Feeling of Christmas

It’s November already!  That means Thanksgiving is right around the corner and Christmas will be here before you know it! So I have been busy making Christmas cards with my stampin’ friends. I usually send out around 200 Christmas cards each year so I am always trying to come up with a few different quick and simple card ideas. Like this one.

I love the elegance and simplicity of this card. It features a stamp set called the Feeling of Christmas. Such beautiful images in this set and it’s so simple to use.  I started with a piece of whisper white cardstock for the base of the card. I scored it about a 1/4 inch all the way around the card front. I stamped the beautiful wreath image in the center of the card using old olive ink, then I stamped an overlay image, sort of a watercolored image, on the wreath using pear pizzazz ink. This overlay image helps fill in the green color on the wreath. I stamped a few berries using real red ink and the sentiment is stamped in black. For the finishing touch, I embellished it with a little bow and some rhinestones. Super simple yet elegant! I hope you enjoyed it!

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Merry Little Labels

Tis’ the season for Christmas cards! This weekend I held my monthly Christmas class! It’s a Stamp-A-Stack which means we created 4 cards for each of the 3 different designs for a total of 12!  This particular card that I am showcasing today was created by my team member, Mona Krimmer!  It was the most popular card as it was just absolutely gorgeous!

The cards feature the Merry Little Labels stamp set and some of the beautiful die cuts from the Swirly Snowflake. Since I had a lot of requests for instructions, I thought I would share!  Start with a piece of garden green cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of whisper white cardstock and emboss it with the Softly Falling embossing folder. Cut 2 pieces of the green splatter pattern from the Be Merry Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack at 1-1/2 x 4 inches (FYI…this paper pack is part of the Buy 3 Get 1 FREE sale during the month of October)! Adhere the DSP to the top and bottom of the card with a few stampin’ dimensionals. Adhere a silver foil snowflake to the center of the card. Stamp the “Let it Snow” sentiment on a scrap piece of white cardstock and punch it out with the Everyday Label Punch; adhere to the card, as shown, with a few dimensionals.  Cut out a variety of the swirly snowflake images from some silver foil paper and adhere to the card as shown. For the finishing touch, embellish with a little bow!  Fabulous card Mona!

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Be Merry

Everyone loves pretty patterned papers, right?  Well Stampin’ Up! has a fabulous buy 3 get 1 FREE sale going on through the month of October!  It’s a great time to stock up on all your favorites!  One of my favorite patterns is the Be Merry Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. It has all of the traditional Christmas colors and some fun patterns!  Here’s one of the projects I created that showcases some of the Be Merry patterns.

To create this card, start with a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of basic black cardstock. Cut a 5-1/4 x 2 inch piece of the Merry Music DSP and adhere to the left side of the black cardstock.  Cut a 5 x 1-1/2 inch piece of the green patterned Be Merry DSP and a 2 x 4 inch piece of the red patterned Be Merry DSP; snip the end into a banner. Adhere these banners to the card as shown. Adhere a silver foil snowflake to the top part of the card. Cut out a few circles to layer together using the stitched framelits. Stamp a little sentiment on the white circle and adhere these circles, as shown, to the center of the snowflake.  That’s it!  Super simple!

Don’t forget! The Be Merry DSP is part of the buy 3 get one FREE DSP sale this month!

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Cheers to the Years

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  Happy Friday!  I always look forward to the weekends as that is really the only “me” time I tend to get as my week is so busy with work! Working as a nurse, I always look forward to spending at least one day a week just stamping. It’s my way to relax, unwind and refresh myself!  This weekend I will be putting the finishing touches on the projects for my Fall Stampin’ Extravaganza! I can’t believe October 21st is only a few weeks away! So before I get busy this weekend, I wanted to share some quick and simple projects I was working on during the week!

The projects showcase the beautiful paper in the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack.  This DSP has a variety of shiny gold and silver patterned papers. They are absolutely stunning papers!  I decided to showcase a project create with the coordinating stamp set, Cheers to the Year, as well as a completely different set called Every Good Wish.

For this project, I used the Cheers to the Year stamp set. All of the stamped images on this card are heat embossed in gold. The base of the card is whisper white. I cut a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of the gold checkered DSP pattern and adhered it to the white card front. I cut out a circle with the Stitched Framelit and embossing the gold string like patterned on the circle. The fun die cut behind the white circle is one of the new Foil Snowflakes! Love them! I cut a small banner from a piece of white cardstock and embossed the word JOY in gold. Then I simply embellished the card with a few Year of Cheer embellishments. It was so simple, yet so elegant!

For this card, I used white cardstock with another 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of the gold checkered patterned DSP. Only this time, I used some layering labels to stamp my images and create the focal point on the card.  The colors are cherry cobbler, old olive and a few gold embossed splatter images. Simple and pretty.

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Good Tidings

Good Morning and Happy Friday! Hope you had a wonderful and crafty week!  Today I want to share a fun Christmas card idea that actually came to me by accident!  I was attempting to create a fun fold card when I accidentally scored it in the wrong spot! Instead of cutting up the card and using it for scraps, I decided to cut off the scored area and, in doing so, I created a unique little design for the front of the card!  Take a look!

How fun is this?  It actually looks a bit like a piano (which was totally unintended). So this is your basic 5-1/2 x 4-1/4 inch card size. I simply cut a rounded shape on the front flap of the basic black card base. Next, I cut a 5 x 3-3/4 inch piece of whisper white cardstock and adhered it to the inside of the card. I stamped the Good Tidings of Great Joy sentiment on the white cardstock inside the card using black ink. Then I simple embellished the card with a bit of designer paper, rhinestones and some hand-stamped holly…yes, you have to cut out the holly by hand. I think it turned out absolutely fabulous! A happy accident for sure!

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Ready For Christmas

Are you ready for Christmas? I know it’s only September but it’s the beginning of the Fall season and that means Christmas will be here before you know it!  It’s my absolute favorite time of the year! And, of course, there are so many fun holiday products to play with! For this project, I used the new embossing paste along with a fun new bundle of products called Ready for Christmas!

This project is a little putzy but it’s easy to create!  And once it’s created, it’s absolutely beautiful!  To get started, cut a piece of Old Olive Cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock. Scoop a bit of embossing paste onto a silicone mate. Add a few drops of crumb cake or other brown colored ink and mix it in the paste until you achieve the desired color. Grab the piece of cherry cobbler cardstock and lay the brick wall template (decorative mask) on top. Spread the embossing paste across the template using a palette knife. Remove the template and let dry.  Now, to create the wreath! I cut out 8 pine branches, with the thinlits from the Ready for Christmas bundle, using old olive cardstock. Once I cut out all of the pine branches, I simply layered them in a circle in the middle of the brick wall to create the wreath. You can adhere the pine branches with a few glue dots. Embellish as desired!

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