Merry Christmas! Layered Bethlehem Card

Merry Christmas!  Enjoy spending time celebrating with your family and friends!  I am taking this week off to play with my family.
Merry Christmas Bethlehem CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Star of Light  Photopolymer #142110
Ink:  Whisper White craft ink #145406
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler
Night of Navy
Very Vanilla
Big Shot:  Bethlehem Edgelits #144676
Layering Circles Framelits #141705
Embellishments:  Mini Gift Bows #144127
Adhesives:  Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals #144108
Foam Adhesive Strips #141825
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut & Prepare:
~Cherry Cobbler card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Cherry Cobbler card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Use a Layering Circle Framelit to cut a circle from the center.  Cut Foam Adhesive Strips and put them on the back around the circle cut out AND along the back outside edges.
~Night of Navy background.  Cut 3-7/8″ x 3-7/8″.  Stamp the swirly starlight stamp in Whisper White craft ink to make the night sky stars to go behind the cut out city part.
~Very Vanilla cardstock:  Cut one Tall City edgelit and one Short City edgelit.
~Night of Navy-cut out the Mary and Joseph silouette.
~Optional:  If you do not have a Mini Gift Bow, cut out the Star from Daffodil Delight cardstock.
2.  Assemble your card.
~You will be mounting the city pieces on the back of your Cherry Cobbler card front using the Foam Adhesive Strips you put around the cut out Circle and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the city pieces.  Cut the city pieces along the outside of the Foam Adhesive Strips that are around the Circle cut out so they do not touch the outside edge Foam Adhesive Strips.
~Use the Short City piece first.  Place one edge of the city along the bottom of the circle looking at it from the front.  When it is in the position you like, attach to the Foam Adhesive Strips.  Cut off the part that does not show.  Put Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the cut City Piece attached to the card front.
~Attach the cut off part of the Short City behind the first part of the short city.  Put Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of this short city piece.
~Now for the Tall City Parts.  Attach one part of the Tall city.  Cut off the excess.  Put Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.  Now attach the rest of the Tall City piece.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
~Attach the Night of Navy background to behind your city cut out.  It will attach to both the Foam Adhesive strips around the circle and the Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals behind the city parts.  Trim the edges if necessary so they do not stick out beyone the outside edges of the outside Foam Adhesive Strips.
~Lay your card front down so you see the back.  Look to see how even the level is.  Are there parts that stick above the outside Foam Adhesive Strips?  If not, just attach with the one layer of Foam Adhesive Strips.  If parts do stick up above the Foam Adhesive Strips, then add a second layer of Foam Adhesive Strips around the outside edges.
~Attach to card base centering the card front.
~Now Glue on Mary and Joseph.
~Attach the Mini Gift Bow or star.
Your card is finished!  Admire your artistic accomplishment and work of art!!

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Acetate Card Gift Box

This Acetate Card Gift Box is perfect to hold a set of handmade cards with an envelope for each card.  You can also put hot cocoa mix or other flat items.  You can use paper to hide what is inside if you want, or just decorate the outside and leave clear and wrap with wrapping paper.  It is pretty simple if you follow the cutting directions exactly.  Think of making a box…..
Acetate Card Box

SUPPLIES:
Acetate Card Boxes (10) # 144628
Stamps: Star of Light  Photopolymer #142110
Ink:  Garden Green
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Garden Green
Cherry Cobbler
(Optional) Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper (DSP)  #144617
Big Shot:  Layering Circles Framelits #141705
Quilt Builder Framelits #144673
Bunch of Banners Framelits #141488
Quilt Top Embossing Folder #144687
Adhesive:  Tombow Glue
(Optional) Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
Fold and put together your box.
1.  Make the Tag Parts.
Circle Tag and Merry Christmas Banner
~Cut out the Cherry Cobbler using the Quilt Builder Framelits.  You will need the two pieces to get the center “stitched” part  and the outside Framelit so it will cut out the shape.
~Choose the Scallop Circle Framelit that your Cherry Cobbler piece will fit on.  Cut it out from Whisper White cardstock.  Put it in the Quilt Top Embossing Folder and run through your Big Shot.
~Attach the Cherry Cobbler Quilt Shape to the Scallop Whisper White Circle with either Stampin’ Dimensionals or Tombow Glue.
Banner Tag
~Stamp Merry Christmas on Whisper White cardstock with Garden Green ink.  Cut out using the Banner Framelit.
~Cut out a Garden Green Banner using the same Framelit.  You will use just the outside Frame part.  Check the underside of your Framelit as this part usually gets stuck.
~IF you are leaving the box Clear OR using the Paper Inside the Box option-Glue your Tag on Now.  Put a large stamp block on top to apply pressure so the glue will stick.  You can also use either Tear & Tape or Fast Fuse to hold it onto the outside of the Acetate Box.
2.  Optional: Paper inside the box.
~Choose 2 sheets of matching 6” x 6” DSP.
~Cut ½” off the top of both pieces.  Attach these to the inside top and bottom flaps of your box with Glue Dots.  Trim off the excess.
~Cut both pieces to 5-1/4” wide  by 5-11/16” high (just less than 5-3/4”)
~Score both piece along the 5-1/4” side at ½”, 1”.  The 1/2″ piece at the edge is the side tab.  The piece between the 1/2″ and 1″ score lines is the side of the box.
~Glue each ½” side tab to the straight edge of the other piece.  The inside part of your box is finished.
~Glue your Circle Tag and Banner Tag to the outside of the box.  I always put a large Stamp block on top to hold them in place for a bit.
3.  Optional: Paper outside the box.
~Choose 2 sheets of 6” x 6” DSP.  This will be easier if you choose a pattern that has no specific up and down pattern.
~Cut ½” off one side of both sheets. Then cut into ½” x 4-1/2” strips.
~Cut both sheets at 5-1/2” wide (you just did this cut) x 5-3/4” high.
~Glue one sheet to the front and side of the box starting at either the left or right front edge, the wrap around the side finger pinching along the fold.  Trim excess.  Repeat with other sheet.  Trim off the excess at the sides.
~Glue your Circle Tag and Banner Tag on Front of Box.

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Wise Men Christmas Card

This quick Wise Men Christmas Card was a favorite at my Stamp a Stack Class.  This is an easy one to make multiples of.
Wise Men Christmas Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Wise Men From Afar  Wood Mount #144872, Clear Mount #144875
Ink:  Night of Navy
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Cherry Cobbler
Thick Whisper White
Daffodil Delight
Be Merry 12×12 Designer Series Paper (DSP) #144111
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Starlight Thinlits #141840
Embellishments:  Clear Faceted Gems #144142
Cherry Cobbler 1/4″ Double Stitched Ribbon #144117
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tombow Glue or Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut & Prep:
~Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Cherry Cobbler card layer at 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″
~DSP layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
~Stamp the Wise Men in Night of Navy ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Cut out with your Big Shot and an Oval Stitched Shapes Framelit.
~Cut the Small Star from the Starlight Thinlits set from Daffodil Delight cardstock.
2.  Assemble your Card:
~Attach the Cherry Cobbler card layer and the DSP layer with Fast Fuse or SNAIL.
~Lay the Wise Men and Star on the card layers to decide where to put your Ribbon.  Tie it around the card layers.  Use a Glue Dot if necessary to hold your knot pieces in place.
~Attach your Wise Men over the Ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
~Attach your Star with eith 2 Glue Dots or Tombow Glue.
~Attach your card layers to your card base.
~Add your Clear Faceted Gem to the center of your star.
Your card is finished.

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Rejoicing in Christ Christmas Card

This Rejoicing in Christ Christmas Card uses the Night in Bethlehem bundle. It is a nice Christmas card which is easy to make if you do all the Big Shot cutting at the same time.
Rejoicing in Christ Christmas Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Night in Bethlehem  Wood Mount#144809, Clear Mount #145282
Ink:  Night of Navy
Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White
Whisper White
Daffodil Delight
Smoky Slate
Be Merry 12×12 Designer Series Paper (DSP) #144111
Big Shot:  Bethlehem Edgelits #144676
Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Embellishments:  Clear Faceted Gems #144142
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals #144108

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut:
~Thick Whisper White card base:  5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
~DSP card layer: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Stamp & Cut With Big Shot:
~Stamp in Night of Navy ink on Whisper White card stock:  Mary & Joseph, Shepherd, Rejoicing in Christ.  Cut out Mary & Joseph, and the Shepherd with coordinating Framelits.  Cut out Rejoicing in Christ with an Oval Stitched Shapes Framelit.
Cut with Big Shot:
~Daffodil Delight Star
~Smoky Slate tall town Thinlit
~Whisper White short town Thinlit.
2.  Attach DSP card layer to Thick Whisper White card base.
3.  Lay out all your pieces on the card front in the position desired.
Attach:
~Rejoicing in Christ with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
~Star with Tombow.  Add the Self-Adhesive Clear Faceted Gem.
~Smoky Slate Tall Town with Tombow.
~Whisper White Short Town with Tombow.  I lined up the bottom with the bottom of the Smoky Slate.
~Mary & Joseph with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
~Shepherd with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your card is finished!

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Christmas Mini Pizza Gift Box

We made this Christmas Mini Pizza Gift Box as part of our Packaging and Tags Class.  Try decorating one for yourself!  The Mini Pizza box is great for cookies 3” or less in diameter, 3” x 3” note cards and envelopes, Earrings and other medium to small size jewelry, and of course, candy or other treats.
Christmas Mini Pizza Box

SUPPLIES:
Mini Pizza Box (8) #144645
Stamps:  Merry Little Labels  Wood Mount #144798, Clear Mount #144795 (Bundled with Everyday Label Punch:  Wood Mount Bundle #146029, Clear Mount Bundle #146030)
Ink:  Garden Green
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler
Whisper White
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper #135315
Big Shot:  Holly Embossing Folder #141634
Lots of Labels Framelits #138281
Punch:  Everyday Label #144668 (Included in Bundle until Jan 2, 2018)
Embellishments:  Mini Gift Bows #144127
Adhesive:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Tag.  Use the Lots of Labels Framelit that is just larger than the Everyday Label Punch.  Use your Big Shot to cut out one for each box from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  Glue Punched Tag on top.  Hold for a bit so the Glue sticks well.
2.  Cut and Prepare your cardstock:
~Box Top: 3-1/4” x 3-1/4”
~Four sides:  ¾” x 3-1/4”
3.  Assemble:
~Glue your cardstock on the top and sides of the box.
~Lay out your Tag and Bow in the position you want them.
~Then Glue on your Tag.
~Glue Bow on using Tombow.  Mine kept falling off before I glued it on.
~Fill with a fun little treat or gift.

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Striped Christmas Card

This quick Christmas Card can use any patterned paper, but I really love the look with the Striped Paper from the Be Merry Designer Series Paper.
Easy Striped Christmas Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Oh What Fun  Photopolymer #140386
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler
Whisper White
Be Merry Designer Series Paper #144111
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Seasonal Layers Thinlits #143751
Embellishments:  Clear Faceted Gems  #144142
Cherry Cobbler 1/4″ Double Stitched Ribbon #144117
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Cherry Cobbler card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your striped paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Use the Scallop Die from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits to cut the Scallops along one of the 5-1/4″ sides.  Tie your Ribbon around the striped paper.
3.  Stamp Happy Christmas on Whisper White cardstock.  Cut it out with your Big Shot and the Stitched Shapes Oval that best fits.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
4.  Decide where you want your sentiment on the striped paper.  Adjust the ribbon if necessary.  Attach your sentiment.
5.  Attach your striped card front to your card base.  Add the Clear Faceted Gems to your sentiment die cut.
Your card is finished!  Now write inside, address the envelope, and mail yor card.

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Peace on Earth Banner Card

We made this Peace on Earth Banner Christmas card at my Christmas Card Stamp a Stack Class.  It is pretty easy to make.
Peace on Earth Banner Christmas Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Carols of Christmas  Wood Mount #144801, Clear Mount #144804
Inks:  Garden Green
Cherry Cobbler
Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White
Whisper White
Garden Green
Cherry Cobbler
Be Merry Designer Series Paper (DSP) #144111
NOTE:  You could just get the Me Merry Cardstock Pack #144114 which includes 8 sheets each of Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, and Thick Whisper White cardstock.
Big Shot:  Layering Circles Framelits #141705
Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Punch:  Banner Triple #138292
Embellishments:  Garden Green 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon #144181
Clear Faceted Gems #144142
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut:
~Thick Whisper White card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Garden Green card layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
~DSP layer at 3-3/4″ x 5″
~Cherry Cobbler Banner at 2″ x 5-1/2″.  Punch one end with Banner Triple Punch
~Stamp “Peace on Earth” in Garden Green ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Cut out with your Big Shot and the Stitched Shapes circle Framelit.  Now stamp 3 of the Poinsettia flowers in Cherry Cobbler ink.
~Cut a Garden Green Scallop Circle just larger than the Peace on Earth circle.  Attach the two circles together with Fast Fuse or SNAIL.
2.  Assemble:
~Attach your Garden Gree card layer to your DSP layer.
~Position and attach your Cherry Cobbler Banner where you want it.  It is about 1/4″ from the edge of the DSP in the card shown.  Trim off the excess from the top if necessary.
~Wrapyour Ribbon around these card layers and tie a knot.  Move the knot over to the left as shown.
~Attach your Circle layers with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
~Adjust bow if necessary and trim the ends

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Silver Snowflake Christmas Card

This Silver Snowflake Christmas Card uses Snowflakes in the Banner, the Foil Snowflake, and a stamped Snowflake.  Change the stamped sentiment to use for any occasion.
Silver Snowflake Christmas Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Colorful Seasons  Photopolymer #143726
Teeny Tiny Wishes  Wood Mount #128748, Clear Mount #127802
Ink:  Smoky Slate
Cherry Cobbler
Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White
Whisper White
Silver Foil Sheets #132178
Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) #144640
Punches:  1-3/4″ Circle #119850
2″ Circle #133782
Banner Triple #138292
Embellishments:  Year of Cheer Embellishments #144643
Silver 1/8″ Ribbon #132137
Rhinestone Basic Jewels #144220
Foil Snowflakes  #144642
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Glue Dots
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut & Prep:
~Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Whisper White card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
~Year of Cheer Snowflake paper at 2″ x 5-1/4″.  Punch one end with the Banner Triple Punch.
~Punch a 2″ Silver Foil Circle
~Stamp a Snowflake in Smoky Slate on Whisper White cardstock.  Punch out with the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch.
2.  Stamp Merry Christmas or another sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink on the lower right corner of your Whisper White card front.
3.  Attach your Year of Cheer Snowflake Banner with Fast Fuse about 1/4″ from the left edge and at the top of your Whisper White card front.
4.  Layer your Circle Punches with Fast Fuse.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the Silver Foil Circle.  Attach to the center of a Silver Foil Snowflake.  Use either Fast Fuse or Glue Dots on the back of the Snowflake under the Circles and attach to the card front.
5.  Attach your card front to your Thick Whisper White card base with Fast Fuse.
6.  Thread the Year of Cheer embellishment onto your Silver Ribbon.  Tie the bow with the embellishment under the knot.  Attach your bow to your layered circles with several Glue Dots-one under the knot, one on each side of the knot.  I found the bow did not stay tied otherwise.
7.  Add a Rhinestone to the center of your stamped snowflake.
Your Card is Finished!

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Sweet Season Card-Gold Plaid DSP

This quick Christmas Card is perfect for making multiples!  Enjoy!
Sweet Season Gold Plaid Christmas Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Oh, What Fun  Photopolymer #140386
Teeny Tiny Wishes  Wood Mount #128748, Clear Mount #127802
Ink:  Fresh Fig
Cardstock:   Fresh Fig
Whisper White
Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper #144640
Foil Snowflakes #144642
Punch:   2-1/4″ Circle #143720
Embellishments:  Gold 1/8″ Ribbon #134583
Year of Cheer Embellishments #144643
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut & Prep:
~Fresh Fig Card Base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Whisper White card front at 3-3/4″ x 5″.
~Gold Plaid DSP at 2″ x 5″
Stamp:
~Wishing your a Sweet Season in Fresh Fig Ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Punch out with 2-1/4″ Circle Punch.
~Merry Christmas in Fresh Fig ink on the lower right corner of your Whisper White card front.
2.  Attach your stamped Circle to your Gold Snowflake with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
3.  Thread your Year of Cheer Embellishment onto your Gold Ribbon.  Tie a bow with the ribbon so the embellishment is in the knot.  This way it can move freely.  Attach your Bow to the bottom of your stamped Circle with a Glue Dot or two.
4.  Lay out your Gold Plaid DSP and Snowflake Circle in the places you want them.  Attach the DSP with Fast Fuse.  Attach the Snowflake with either Fast Fuse or Glue Dots.
Your Card is Finished!

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Elegant Snowflake card

This Snowflake Card is a quick and easy all-occasion card for Fall, Winter, and maybe even Christmas.  The little bit of gold adds the bling for an elegant card.  This is also the perfect card to make multiples of to send yourself OR give as a gift set.
Snowflake and Snow card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Colorful Seasons  Photopolymer #143726
Ink:  Smoky Slate
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla
Whisper White
Thick Very Vanilla  #144237
Gold Glimmer Paper #133719
Big Shot:  Softly Falling Embossing Folder  #139672
Punches:  1-1/2″ Circle #138299
1-3/4″ Circle #119850
Embellishments:  Pearls
Gold 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon #144146
Adhesives:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Fast Fuse or SNAIL

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut and Prepare
~Thick Very Vanilla card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Very Vanilla card front at 4″ x 5-1/4.  Run through your Big Shot with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.
~Punch a 1-3/4″ Circle from Gold Glimmer Paper.
~Stamp your Snowflake on Whisper White cardstock in Smoky Slate ink.  Punch out with the 1-1/2″ Circle Punch.
~Cut your Ribboon at 3-3/4″ long.  Trim the ends diagonally.
2.  Assembly.
~Attach the embossed card front to the card base with Tombow Glue.
~Attach the Ribbon behind the Gold Glimmer Paper circle with Fast Fuse or SNAIL.
~Layer the two punched circles with Stampin’ Dimensionals under both Circles.  Attach to your card front in the position you want.
Your card is finished!
3.  Envelope (optional).  Emboss the flap of your envelope with the Snowfall Embossing Folder.

Remember the BUY 3, GET 1 FREE on select Designer Series Papers ends October 31st!

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Merry Christmas

I hope you have a Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Joyful Nativity  Photopolymer #141565
Christmas Pines  Photopolymer #142049
Inks:  Real Red
Smoky Slate
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Layering Ovals Framelits  #141706
Bunches of Banners Framelits #141488
Adhesive:  Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Cherry Cobbler card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card stock at 4″ x 4″.  Round the top by using the largest Oval Framelit to round each top corner one at a time.  Put the part that will do the cutting on top and the other half underneath the card stock.  Run through your Big Shot.
3.  Stamp the Greeting you want in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock and cut it out with the Banner Framelit shape shown.  Be aware that it will cut around the open edge, so position your sentiment acccordingly.
4.  Lay out both pieces.  Attach to your card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Merry Christmas!

Festive Star Christmas Card

This is a quick and easy Festive Star Christmas card to make.  Enjoy!
Festive Star Christmas Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Festive Season  Photopolymer #142071
Star of Light Photopolymer #142110
Ink:  Crushed Curry
Delightful Dijon
VersaMark
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Silver Foil Sheet #132178
Big Shot:  Star Framelits #133723
Embossing:  Gold Embossing Powder  #109129
Heat Tool  #129053
Adhesive:  Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp the two word sets in Delightful Dijon ink in the corners as shown.
3.  Stamp the star in Crushed Curry ink all over the front.  You can stamp over the words and off the sides.
4.  Stamp the Star in VersaMark ink on the Silver Foil Sheet.  Add the Embossing Powder, removing the excess.  Melt the Embossing Powder with the Heat Tool.
5.  Let the Star cool while you get out your Star Framelits.  Choose the size Star you want and cut out your Embossed Star.  Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the Star back and attach to the center of your card.

Happy Christmas Card Making!

Stocking Stuffer ideas

Here are four ideas for Stocking Stuffers I made a couple of years ago.  Update them with current papers, stamps, and Framelits.  Click on the links for supplies and instructions.

mini-treat-bag-pics_2-001Christmas Mini Treat Bags: Perfect for gift cards and small gifts.

Punch Art Santa on Candy BarPunch Art Santa Candy Bar Wrapper:  Use older punches if you have them or use the Layering Circles and Layering Ovals Framelits

Grid Kraft JournalMonogramed Journal: choose any journal.  Cover with card stock or patterned paper.  Decorate with Washi Tape.  Make a Tag and stamp with the letter of their name.

Merry Christmas!

 

 

Guest Stamper: Deborah-Christmas Tags

My good friend Deborah gave me these Christmas Tags she made.  They are so cute I wanted to share them with you.  Use them as inspiration for making your own Christmas Tags!  Enjoy!

This bright green and red Snowflake tag is 4-1/2″ tall x 3″ wide.
Christmas TagThis blue polka dot tag is 4-1/4″ high x 2-3/8″ wide.
Blue Snowflake polka dot Christmas Tag
This Gingerbread Man Tag is 4″ tall x 2-1/2″ wide and uses the Cookie Cutter Punch.
deborahs-christmas-tags-005This Reindeer Tag is 4-1/2″ tall x 2″ wide.
Reindeer Christmas TagThis Snowman Tag is 5-1/4″ tall x 2-1/4″ wide.
Snowman Christmas TagThis Poinsettia Tag uses the Reason for the Season stamp set and the Festive Flower Builder Punch.  It is 5″ tall x 4″ wide.
Poinsettia Christmas TagMerry Christmas Tag Making!

 

Gift: Copper Pinecone Necklace

When I first saw the Mini Pinecones I saw necklaces!  I made four Copper Pinecone Necklaces as Christmas Gifts for my Granddaughters.  Each one takes 25-30 mintues to make.  Stampin’ Up! has such beautiful metal embellishments.  If they have an opening large enough for a Jump Ring you can make a necklace or bracelet with them.
Pinecone necklacePinecone Necklace-Close upSUPPLIES:
Mini Pinecones (24) #141990
From Your Local Craft Store Jewelry Making Department
Copper chain for each necklace
Copper jump rings -at least 24 for each necklace
Small needlenose pliers
Pinecone Necklace SuppliesINSTRUCTIONS:
NOTE:  The hardest part is working with the small jump rings.  When you open the jump ring do not pull it open and make the circle larger.  Move one end of the jump ring back so the circle stays the same size.  Then all you have to do is flatten it out with your needlenose pliers.
1.  Open the Jump Ring moving one end back.
2.  Put the Pinecone on the Jump Ring.
3.  Use your Needlenose Pliers to close the Jump Ring.
4.  Slide the Pinecone and Jump Ring onto your Necklace Chain.
5.  Repeat until you have as many Pinecones on your necklace as you want.  I used all 24 in the package on one necklace.
Please email me if you have any questions.

Have fun turning metal embellishments like the Mini Pinecones into jewelry!

Merry Christmas Holly Card for Stamp a Stack

This Merry Christmas Card is the last card we made at my Christmas Card Stamp a Stack Class.  It uses the Holly Embossing Folder and Reason for the Season stamp set.
Merry Christmas Holly CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Reason for the Season  Photopolymer #139730
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Cucumber Crush
Whisper White
This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper #141628
Big Shot:  Layering Ovals Framelits #141706
Holly Embossing Folder #141634
Trim:  Real Red 3/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon #141984
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue or Fase Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Cucumber Crush card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Cucumber Crush card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Holly embossing folder.
3.  Cut your patterned paper at 2-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach to card front about 1/4″ from bottom edge.
4.  Cut about 7″ of ribbon.  Run some Fast Fuse or SNAIL along the back side.  Center and line up the ribbon so it covers the top edge of your patterned paper.  Attach ribbon to card front and wrap the edges over to the back of the card front.
5.  Attach card front to card base with Tombow Glue or Fast Fuse.
6.  Stamp Merry Christmas in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with the Layering Oval Framelit that fits best.  Attach over the ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Happy Christmas Card Making!

Ornament Card for Stamp a Stack

This Ornament Christmas Card is fairly quick to make if you use the Big Shot Die Brush to remove all the small pieces from the detailed Thinlit.  You could also just stamp the ornament to make this card in less time.  I am pre-cutting the ornament parts for my class to speed up assembly.
Ornament Christmas CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Embellished Ornaments  Wood #139756, Clear #139759
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Cherry Cobbler
Real Red
This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper #141628
Big Shot:  Delicate Ornaments Thinlits #139667
Layering Ovals Framelits #141706
Precision Base Plate #139684
Big Shot Die Brush #140603
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen  (With Stamping Sponge Wedge and Silicone Craft Sheet)
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Cherry Cobbler card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your patterned paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card front.
3.  Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White card stock in Real Red ink.
4.  Ornament as shown-Big Shot:
~Sentiment:  Layering Oval Framelit
~Sentiment Mat:  Cherry Cobbler card stock with Scallop Layering Oval Framelit just larger than sentiment oval.
~Detailed Ornament:  Real Red card stock.  Use Precision Base Plate and FLAT Cutting plate to cut.  Remove the small pieces with the Big Shot Die Brush.
~Ornament shape:  Cherry Cobbler card stock and coordinating Ornament Framelit.
NOTE:  You can just stamp the Ornament in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock and cut it out with the Ornament Framelit.  It will look just as good and will be quicker.
5.  Layer the sentiment and sentiment mat together with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Attach Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the Mat.
6.  Attach the Ornament pieces together.  If you want a quick way to attach them get a clean sponge wedge.  Squirt some Tombow Glue on your Silicone Craft Sheet.  Rub the sponge in the glue and pat on the back of your Detailed Ornament until glue covers the back.  Now attach to Ornament shape.  Pretty quick and easy.
7.  Lay out sentiment and ornament on card front.  Attach to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Happy Christmas Card Making!

Christmas Blessings Card for Stamp a Stack

This Christmas Blessings card is another quick Christmas card to make.  We also made this at my Christmas Card Stamp a Stack Class using the Christmas Pines stamp set.
Christmas Blessings CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Christmas Pines  Photopolymer #142049
Ink:  Garden Green
Cherry Cobbler
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Garden Green
This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper #141628
Tools:  Stampin’ Pierce Mat #126199
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals or Foam Adhesive Strips

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Garden Green card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your patterned paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
3.  Cut your Whisper White at 3″ x 4-1/4″.  Lay your card stock on your Stampin’ Pierce Mat so you stamps will make an even impression.  Stamp your sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink.  Stamp the Branches twice in Garden Green ink.  Attach to card front with either Stampin’ Dimensionals or Foam Adhesive Strips.

Happy Christmas Card Making!

Angel Christmas Card 3

We are making this Angel Christmas card at my November Stamp a Stack Class.  It is a quick card to make so you can easily make multiples to send to family and friends.
Angel Christmas CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Wonder of Christmas  Wood #142136, Clear #142139
Ink:  Memento Black
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Real Red
Cherry Cobbler
This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper #141628
Big Shot:  Layering Circle Framelits #141705
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Real Red card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your patterned paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
3.  Stamp your Angel on Whisper White card stock in Memento Black ink.  Cut out with a Layering Circle Framelit that will layer with the largest Scallop Layering Circle Framelit.  Cut hte largest Scallop Layering Circle from Cherry Cobbler card stock.  Attach the two circles together with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Attach to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Happy Christmas Card making!

Tin of Tags Kit

The Tin of Tags Kit has a variety of Tags for Christmas and other occasions.  There are a total of 10 different Tags and you make 3 of each design.  These go pretty quickly.  We finished in less than 2 hours making all 30 and that included exploring what was in the Kit, punching out the different tags, stamping, and assembling all the tags.  The directions that come with this Kit are great.  The hardest part is punching out (gently) the wood snowflakes.  Use your fingernail or paper piercing tool to gently push out the extended snowflake parts, then the snowflake center.  I am including a typed copy of the How-To details included in the Kit, but in much larger print.

Tin of Tags How-To Details.  These are the same instructions printed on the sheet that comes with the kit.  They are just in a larger font.

Here are the tags:
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SUPPLIES:
Tin of Tags Project Kit #142011
Tin of Tags Photopolymer Stamp Set #142180
Inks:  Crushed Curry
Island Indigo
Old Olive
Real Red
Adhesives: Fine Tip Glue Pen
Glue Dots
Stampin’ Dimensionals

Enjoy making your OWN Tin of Tags Kit!