Sunday, December 25, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Last Christmas Card of the Season

Here is the last Christmas card I made this season.  This one went out to all my Stampin' Up! customers and demonstrators.  It came out very well.  The gold is stamped in Versamark and then gold embossed.  It was a simple yet elegant card.

Stamp Set(s) - Pines and Poinsettas; Bright Hopes
Card Stock - Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Ink - Versamark
Accessories - Lace Ribbon Border Punch, 1/2" Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Basic Pearls, Gold Embossing Powder, Powder Pal, Embossing Buddy, Glue Dots

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas Two Tag Treat Boxes

Here is ave very cute but simple box.  It holds 6 Hersey's Nuggets or anything that size.

Use the Two Tags Die to cut out two of the label tags.  Cut off 3/4" off the bottom of the 2 tags. 

Cut a piece of matching paper to 5" x 2-3/4". Long ways score at 1/2" and 2-1/4". Short ways score at 1-1/8" and 3-7/8". Put the box together by putting adhesive on the outside edges (as shown above).

Adhere the tags to the sides of the box.

Add a ribbon to hold the tags together and decorate the front as you see fit.

Stamp Set(s) - Pines & Poinsettias
Card Stock - Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi, Holly Berry Bouquet DS
Ink - Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip Marker, Real Red Marker, Wild Wasabi Marker
Accessories - Very Vanilla 1/2 Seam Binding, Window Sheets, Dimensionals, Decorative Label Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Big Shot, Two Tags Bigz, Circles #2 Originals Die, Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 1-3/8" Circle Punch

Friday, December 16, 2011

Stocking Treat Box

Here is a cute way to do a box for small gifts.  Great for the office or neighbors as it can stand as a decoration too!

First you make the front and the back using the Stocking Die and extras to decorate.  Make sure you pay attention to get the stockings going the right way so you can put them back to back.

I cut out Real Red Stockings to cover the back of the paper to make is look uniform.

You will use a modified Box #2 Die for the inside box.
After you cut it out, cut off the ends as you see in the picture below.  Then assemble and glue together.  Instead of it opening on the long side, you will seal that and the opening will be on the side where it is now open.  Stand it so opening is up and adhere the Stockings to each side.

Card Stock - Very Vanilla, More Mustard (textured), Old Olive (textured), Red Glimmer, Real Red, Holly Berry Bouquet DS
Accessories - Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine, Winter Wishes Stiched Felt, Holly Berry Bouquet DS Buttons, Basic Pearls, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Big Shot, Holiday Stocking Die, Box #2 Die, Stocking Accents Die, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Medium, Glue Dots, Multipurpose Adhesive

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Glittered Stockings

This card uses the Stocking Set and Punch I showed in the last card along with a similar technique as seen in this card

See how each Stocking is all glittered?  So Cute!

After you punch the stocking out, lay them on the Multi-Purpose Adhesive sheets.

Put the top back down and rub over them with your Bone Folder.

Pull the top sheet back and remove the stocking.  Lay it on Dazzling Diamonds Glitter in your Powder Pal and make sure it is all covered.  Then you can adhere the stocking pieces to it and attach it to your card.

Stamp Set(s) - Stitched Stockings
Card Stock - Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Cherry Cobbler
Ink - Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade
Accessories - Stocking Builder Punch, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Multi-Purpose Adhesive Sheets, Powder Pal, Bone Folder, 1/2" Cherry Cobbler Scallop Dots Ribbon, Dimensionals

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Jolliest Stocking

Here is another quick card for anyone still last minute stamping.  This would also make a very cute thank you card.  I apologize that the the Whisper White is crooked on the Cherry is driving me nuts!  The stocking is stamped directly onto the card and the stocking pieces are punched and attached.

Stamp Set(s) - Stitched Stocking, Jolliest Time of the Year
Card Stock - Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Cherry Cobbler, Sliver Glimmer
Ink - Lucky Limeade, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories - Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Mini Jingle Bells, Stocking Builder Punch, Mini Glue Dots

Monday, December 12, 2011

Bright Hope Christmas Tree

Here is an adorable Christmas Card that is quick and easy to make.  This year I have really enjoyed using Lucky Limeade in my Christmas Cards.  It is just beautiful with Cherry Cobbler.

The green backing is just a flat piece of cardstock and the white is what opens as a tri-fold.

The tree is from the Bright Hopes stamp set.  Just love it!

The Whisper White cardstock measures at 11" long.  As you can see, I only embossed the one flap.

The set is perfect as it comes with a front and inside saying with the stamps!

Stamp Set(s) - Bright Hopes
Card Stock - Lucky Limeade, Whisper White
Ink - Lucky Limeade
Accessories - Simply Scored, Big Shot, Northern Flurries Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestones

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Snowman Punch Card

Here is a very cute 3D snowman punch card.  I just think he is adorable!

The body is made from Shimmer White cardstock.  I used Dimensionals to pop them up.  I actually doubled the height by stacking two on top of each other.

With the hat, I used Dimensionals between the Red Glitter paper and the Wide Oval.

For the arms I used the Snowflake punch and then trimmed it down some.

The holly berries are punched out from the Cupcake punch.  I hand cut the little holly leaves.

The face I drew on but there are definitely punches you could used to do this if you wanted to.  I used the Pennant punch to make the nose.

Here he is all assembled!

Stamp Set(s) - Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock - Shimmer White, Basic Black, Red Glimmer, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso
Ink - Basic Black marker, Old Olive marker, Early Espresso
Accessories - 2-1/2" Circle Punch, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, #2 Circle Die (2nd largest circle), Dimensionals, Wide Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Snowflake Punch, Cupcake Punch (for holly berries), Pennant Punch (cut down for nose), 1/8" Old Olive Taffeta Ribbon

Monday, December 5, 2011

Stair Step Christmas Card

I really like sending this card because it can become a decoration for the receiver.  Then can easily set it on a shelf or counter as it stands on its own.

Here is a picture of it flattened out.

Here is how to make the stair step card.  Cut your cardstock to 8-1/2" x 5-1/2".  Fold the card in half.  With the fold on the top, measure in to 2" from the left side and make a mark.  Repeat a little farther down.
From the fold measure 3-1/4" down using the 2" marks to make a straight line (lightly) with pencil.
Using scissors, cut from the fold on that line until it ends at 3-1/4' of the way down.
On your Simply Scored, place your paper lengthwise with the wider side (from the cut) up.  Score at 1", 1-7/8", 5-3/8", 6-1/2", and 7-1/2"

Starting at the 1" score, accordian fold at each of the score marks and your middle card fold and you have your stair step card.  now you can decorate the steps.  Have fun!

Stamp Set(s) - Bright Hopes, Pines & Poinsettias
Card Stock - Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Holly Berry Bouquet DS
Ink - Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories -Sponge Daubers, Decorative Label Punch, Big Shot, Original Stocking Accents Die, Glue Dots, Simply Scored

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Snowy Night

Out of all my Christmas cards I have made this year.  I think this is one of my favorite.  And it is much easier than it looks, just a little messy.  It is a little hard to tell from the picture (much more beautiful when your holding the real thing) but it is entirely coated in Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and sparkles like the beautiful wintry nights.

Here is a better picture of the sparkle.

Now for how to create this beauty.  First stamp your images on Whisper White.  Lots of sets will work, however, I used trees from Plant Hope and Lovely As A Tree to create my forest.

Then punch out of scrap paper a 1-1/4" circle to use as a mask.

Using a Sponge Dauber and Night of Navy Ink, sponge your entire card EXCEPT your circle mask.  Be sure to keep your sponging ABOVE the snow line that the trees create.

Your mask creates the moon and your snow line creates the ground.  Don't worry about imperfections in your sponging as the glitter will hide most of that.  It is very important that all your stamping and such is completely done by this point.

Now take the Multi-Purpose Adhesive Sheets.  Cut them a 1/4" larger than your Whisper White.  Peel the backing off of the sticky sheet being careful not to touch the glue as much as possible because it will come off of the paper onto your fingers.

Place your stamped cardstock face down onto your Multi-Purpose Adhesive Sheet.

If you rub your finger along the edges of the Multi-Purpose Adhesive Sheet the extra glue will ball up and come off.  This saves you from having glue messes later.

Pour some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter into your Powder Pal.
Lay your stamped cardstock, glue side down, into your glitter.  Move it and shake it around to make sure the entire front side gets covered with glitter.

 If you have the brush that comes with the Powder Pal, it is good to use to brush off the excess glitter.  Now all you have to do is adhere it to the Night of Navy cardstock and your done!  Be sure to step back and admire this one :)

Stamp Set(s) - Lovely as a Tree, Plant Hope, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock - Whisper White, Night of Navy
Ink - Night of Navy
Accessories - 1-1/4" Circle Punch. Sponge Dauber, Multi-Purpose Adhesive Sheets, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Powder Pal