Festive Flurries Ornament

Here is an Festive Flurries Ornament I made.  It was pretty quick and easy.  Stamp.  Cut.  Layer. Admire & hang up.  This would be an easy project for children to put together.
Festive Flurries Snowflake OrnamentSUPPLIES:
Festive Flurries Bundle w#133284  c#133285
Silver Ink #132142
Whisper White card stock
Brushed Silver card stock #100712
Big Shot
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

1.  Stamp your snowflakes in Silver Ink onto Whisper White card stock.  I stamped two of each snowflake so you can view it from any direction.
2.  Cut each snowflake out using the coordinating Framelit and your Big Shot.
3.  Cut a Ribbon 6-12 inches long.  You will need 2-4 inches hidden inside your snowflake.
4.  Use Tombow Glue to glue the ends of your Ribbon onto the back of one of your extra large Snowflakes.  Now Glue the other extra large snowflake to the back making sure the stamped images face outward and line up the die cut edges.  Set aside.
5.  Now layer the rest of the snowflakes together with Dimensionals:  small, medium, large.  Repeat with the other small, medium, and large snowflakes.  Put Dimensionals on the back and adhere them to the extra large snowflakes:  one stack on one side, the second stack on the other side.
6.  Hold it up and admire it!  Put it on your Christmas Tree!

Here is a video featuring the NEW Festive Flutties Ornament Kit!  #135813  $14.95 This is an even faster version since there is no stamping or cutting.  Punch, Fold, Assemble. Happy Snowflake Making!
Nendy Kerr

Decorative Window Box & Cyber Monday

Decorate this cute & quick Decorative Window Box to deliver some treats to family, friends, teachers, and those who drop by your home.
Christmas Decorative Window Box

Also you have until tomorrow night (December 3rd) to take advantage of my Cyber Monday Sale.  Buy a $25 Gift Certificate for just $20!  Get my most popular PDF Tutorials for just $7 each: the Triple Flip Mini Scrapbook Album and the Advent Calendar.  Try out one of my Video Classes-Papillon Potpourri and the Elegant Butterfly Punch for just $7!

Today (December 2nd) is also the LAST Day of Stampin’ Up’s Big Online Holiday Sale!  There are four NEW Today Only Specials!

Window Box #132146  Six boxes for just $4.95
Season of Style Paper Stack #132181
Season of Style Journaling Tags #132808
Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine #123125
1/4″ Hole Punch
SNAIL Adhesive

1.  Assemble your Box bottom:  sides in first, then the part with the indent.  Push the flap with the tongue inside the other flaps.  Flatten from the inside.
2.  Cut four 1″ x 4-1/16″ strips of paper.  Adhere around your box.
3.   Punch a 1/4″ hole in your Tag.
4.  Wrap Baker’s Twine around the score line on the lid and thread through your Tag.  Tie a bow and move Tag to the corner of the box.
5.  Fill your Decorative Window Box with some treats to wish someone a Merry Christmas!

Happy Christmas Crafting and Gift Giving!
Nendy Kerr

Goodie Gear Treat Bags

Would you like a little Treat Bag to give the kids as they are begging for something to eat while you are waiting for Thanksgiving Dinner?  These are the perfect size for a small treat and they only take a minute or two to put together.  They come in Pumpkin Pie and Real Red versions.
Goodie Gear Treat Bags

Goodie Gear Kit:  Pumpkin Pie #132792  Real Red #132161
Stamps:  Oh Goodie!  w#131886  c#131889 MDS#135237
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie or Real Red
Other:  SNAIL Adhesive

1.  Choose your supplies from the Kit:  cellophane bag, Crumb Cake Tag, Whisper White Banner, Baker’s Twine, and colored strips.
2.  Take 1 colored strip sticker and wrap it around your bag two times.  Cut off excess after each wrapping.  You can also use these strips to decorate your Crumb Cake Tag.
3.  Stamp the desired sentiment on your Whisper White Banner using the desired ink color.  Adhere it to the Crumb Cake Tag.
4.  Fill your Goodie Gear Cellophane Bag.  Tie closed with the Baker’s Twine.  Attach the decorated Tag to the bag.
5.  Make as many as you need by repeating the steps above.
6.  Admire all your cute Goodie Bags.  Hide them from the Goodie Seekers until you need them for your event.

Enjoy your Goodie Bags!
Nendy Kerr

Snow Banner in Bermuda Bay

You can make this Snow Banner with the Build A Banner Refill Kit and the Christmas Accessory Kit.  It goes together really quickly since most pieces are cut and ready to go.  It should take you about an hour (or less) to make from start to finish. Snow Banner SUPPLIES:
Kits:  Build a Banner Refill Kit #132699  OR Build a Banner Simply Created Kit #133507 Christmas Accessory Kit #132697
Card Stock:  Bermuda Bay Silver Glimmer Paper
Marker:  Bermuda Bay Marker
Big Shot:  Circles Collection Framelits  #130911 Typeset Alphabet Bigz Dies  #127553 OR get the Full Build a Banner Kit and use the Alphabet Stencils, Sponge Daubers, and either Silver Ink or Bermuda Bay ink
Punch:  3/4″ Circle Punch #119873  (Optional-if you want to add color to your clear buttons.)
Other:  Jumbo Sticky Rounds #127852 OR Glue Gun
Sticky Strip
Tombow Glue
Glue Dots

1.  Choose 6 of the Banners in the Kit and choose the order you want them in.
2.  Cut 2 Bermuda Bay Scallop Circles using the largest (and only) Scallop Circle Framelit.  Add  the desired Snowflake from your Christmas Accessory Kit.  I punched a 3/4″ Bermuda Bay Circle to put under the clear buttons.  You can attach the card stock circle with either Glue Dots or Tombow Glue.  Attach to Button to the center of your Snowflake the same way.  Add a Large Rhinestone from your Kit to the center of your Button.  Glue to the desired Banner.  Adhere decorated Scallop Circle to your first Banner with Tombow Glue.
3.  Cut out your SNOW letters with your Big Shot and the Typeset Alphabet Dies and adhere them to the 2″ Circles that come in your Christmas Accessory Kit.  Go around the outside edges with your Bermuda Bay Marker so the letters will show up better.  OR stencil or write them onto the 2″ Circles that come in your Christmas Accessory Kit.  If you use the Silver ink go around the outside of the Stencil letters with your Bermuda Bay Marker so you can see the letters better.
4.  Assemble your Rosettes.  Fold on the Score Lines.  Attach Sticky Strip to one of the ends.  I usually put it underneath one end so the edge of the Rosette strip is against a fold line.  Flatten your Rosette with the back side up and pinch the center together.  Cover with a Jumbo Sticky Round.  Choose a 2″ Circle from your Christmas Accessory Kit to go on top of your Rosette.  Put 1/4 of a Sticky Round on the back of it and put in on the center front of your Rosette.  Repeat with the other three Rosettes.
5.  Add your Rosettes to the desired Banner by peeling the backing off the Jumbo Sticky Round OR use your Glue Gun.  (Glue guns don’t play nicely with me.  I almost always get burned badly so I now use Jumbo Sticky Rounds.  They work well  at holding the Rosette together AND holding it to the surface you want.)  Your Banner pieces are complete.
6.  String your Jute Twine from your Kit through the grommet holes.  I didn’t have enough Jute Twine left so I used some retired 3/8″ White Ribbon instead.  Tie loops at the ends so it hangs nicely from your nails in your wall or under your Fireplace Mantle.  Cut off the excess.
7.  Cut the 1″ wide Coastal Cabana Ribbon that comes in your Accessory Kit into five 6″ pieces.  Tie them in a knot between each of the Banners.  The Ribbon Knot helps keep the Banners from squishing together.  You can add some of the other Ribbons if desired. 8.  Hang your Snow Banner and enjoy the festive look it brings to your home!

Happy Winter Decorating! Nendy Kerr

Red & Green Merry Christmas Banner

We will be making this Merry Christmas Banner at my Class on Friday.  It is pretty easy to make.  There is a bit of cutting, but it goes quickly as everything but the letters are multiples.  This is a good project to work on while watching a favorite Christmas movie.  You should be able to finish your Banner in about 2 hours.  I will sure miss these Banners as I have had so much fun using them!
Make this Merry Christmas Banner in less than 2 hours!

Kit:  Build a Banner Refill Kit #132699
Card Stock:  Real Red (about 6 sheets)
Gumball Green  (about 6 sheets)
Silver Glimmer Paper  (2 sheets with some left over)
Red Glimmer Paper (4″ x 6″ or so)
Big Shot:  Bigz Alphabet Typeset #127553
Festive Flurries Framelits #132193
Circle Collection Framelits #130911
Holiday Ornament Framelits #127816
Bigz Serif Essentials Alphabet (sorry-Retired.  You could use the smaller Typeset Alphabet)
Other:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Cherry Cobbler 1″ Stitched Edge Ribbon #132135
Gumball Green Stitiched Satin Ribbon #126848
Pear Pizzazz  Chevron Ribbon #130011

1.  Choose the order you want your Banner pieces in.
2.  Cutting:
~Merry with Typeset Alphabet dies from Red Glimmer Paper
~Cut one Ornament from Silver Glimmer Paper and two Ornaments (the same shape used before) from Real Red card stock.
~Cut 9 of the largest Festive Flurries Snowflakes
~Cut 5 Gumball Green Scallop Circles from the Circle Framelits.
~Cut 4 Real Red Scallop Circles.
~Real Red Letters:  C R S M S
~Gumball Green Letters:  H I T A
3.  Assembly.
~Merry Banner.  Ornament.  Cut one of the Real Red Ornaments in half lengthwise.  Cut the top and bottom tips off the other one leaving a strip of paper to glue to the back of the Silver Glimmer Paper Ornament.  Glue the top and bottom tips on first to the back of the Silver Glimmer Ornament leaving the desired Red Border showing.  Now glue the two halves of the Red Ornament to the back of the Silver Glimmer Ornament leaving the desired border showing.  Arrange the Merry Letters and the Ornament in the desired Positions.  Glue in place.
~Circles and Snowflakes.  Glue a Snowflake to each Circle.
~Line up your Banners in the order you want them.  Lay one Circle on each Banner in the order shown starting with the Merry, then alternate Gumball Green and Real Red Circles.
~Glue each letter on in order to spell Christmas.
~Thread the Jute Twine (included in your Kit) through all your Banners in the correct order.  Tie a loop at the ends to connect to the nail in your wall or under your Fireplace mantle.  Trim off the excess Jute Twine.
~Cut your Ribbon into 6″ pieces.  Three each of Cherry Cobbler 1″ Ribbon, Gumball Green Stitiched Satin, and Pear Pizzazz Chevron.
~Tie on the Ribbon over the Jute Twine in a knot:  Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Pear Pizzazz.  Repeat two more times.  Tie the knots tight enough to help keep your Banners from scrunching together.
4.  Step back and admire your Merry Christmas Banner!  The sparkly Snowflakes and Ornament look so much better in person than in the photo!

Happy Christmas Decorating!
Nendy Kerr

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Prince of Peace Christmas Card

I have enjoyed this Prince of Peace Christmas Stamp.  These words always bring to mind the song from Handel’s Messiah.  This is an elegant, yet quick & easy card.  Enjoy making one yourself!
Wonderful Christmas Bow Card

Stamps:  Prince of Peace Single Stamp #134811
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler
Whisper White
Season of Style Paper Stack #132181  OR Designer Series Paper  #132340
Red Glimmer Paper  #121790
Big Shot:  Deco Label Framelits #130102
Other:  Cherry Cobbler 1″ Stitched Edge Ribbon  #132135
SNAIL Adhesive
Glue Dots

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″.   Cut about 6-1/2″ Cherry Cobbler 1″ Ribbon.  Lay it in the desired position on the front of the Striped Paper.  Adhere the ends to the back with SNAIL.    You can also run a strip of SNAIL down the front of the card to hold the Ribbon in place.
3.  Stamp your image in Cherry Cobbler ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with the coordinating Deco Label Framelit.  Cut Red Glimmer Paper with the next larger Deco Label Framelit.  Adhere the two Label Framelits together using Dimensionals.  Adhere the Labels to the card front using Dimensionals.
4.  Loosely tie a knot with your Cherry Cobbler Ribbon.  I folded the ends together and snip the “V” ends at the same time.  Adhere the Knot over the Ribbon with Glue Dots.  I used 3-4 Glue Dots.
5.  Admire your Prince of Peach Christmas Card!

Happy Christmas Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Merry Christmas Star Card

These Merry Christmas Star cards were part of my Christmas Stamp a Stack in October.  Each person chose their favorite background design to make.  Most chose the Silver Glimmer version even if it involved more cutting.  Sorry, no Framelits to cut it out for you.  You just get to use scissors.  🙂
Christmas Star Card-Two versions

Stamps:  Christmas Star Single Stamp #134813
Ink:  VersaMark
Card Stock:  Old Olive
Whisper White
Season of Style Designer Series Paper #132340
Silver Glimmer Paper for star background
Cherry Cobbler card stock OR Gold Foil Paper #132622 for “Merry”
Always Artichoke for star background
Big Shot:  Expressions Thinlits #132171
  Heat Tool
Gold Embossing Powder
Optional-Gold Glitter #132205
Old Olive Bow Embellishment #132148
SNAIL Adhesive
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

  Cut your Old Olive card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Adhere to card base.
Star with Always Artichoke background.
3a.  Stamp your Christmas Star in VersaMark ink onto Always Artichoke card stock.   You can use either plain Gold Embossing Powder or you can use a combination of Gold Embossing Powder (2 parts) and Gold Glitter (1 part-I used 1/2 teaspoon for each part).  Mix it well and use just like embossing powder.  Melt with your Heat Tool.  Cut from star point to star point to form a pentagon shape.  Add the Old Olive bow embellishment if desired.
Star with Silver Glimmer Paper background.
3b.  Stamp your Christmas Star in VersaMark ink onto Whisper White card stock.   You can use either plain Gold Embossing Powder or you can use a combination of Gold Embossing Powder (2 parts) and Gold Glitter (1 part-I used 1/2 teaspoon for each part).  Mix it well and use just like embossing powder.  Melt with your Heat Tool.  Cut out the Christmas Star with your scissors.  Add the Old Olive bow embellishment if desired.  Use Tombow Glue to attach your Star to the Silver Glimmer Paper.  Cut from star point to star point to form a pentagon shape.
Both Versions.
4.  Cut your “Merry” using the Expressions Thinlits  and your Big Shot.  You can choose either Cherry Cobbler card stock or Gold Foil Paper.  If using Gold Foil Paper use a newer cutting plate as the lines and dents from you cutting plate can damage the Gold Foil paper and give it a distressed look.  Always put Wax Paper between your Expression Thinlits and card stock before cutting.  Watch this video if you need more instructions.
5.  Position your Christmas Star and Merry as desired.  Adhere with Tombow Glue.
6.  Admire your Merry Christmas Star Card.

Happy Christmas Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Christmas Bird Card

This is a quick Christmas card to make if  you are doing multiples.  Enjoy!
Handmade Christmas Bird Card

Stamps:  Calm Christmas  w#132736  c#132739
Ink:  VersaMark
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler
Cherry Cobbler Core’dinations (Regals) #129955
Gold Foil #132622
Season of Style Designer Series Paper #132340
Big Shot:  Oval Collection Framelits #129381
Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder #116824
Other:  Scissors
Gold Embossing Powder #109129
Heat Tool #129053
Stampin’ Sanding Block #129367
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Optional:  Gold Glitter  #132205

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 Cherry Cobbler Core’dinations at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run it through your Big Shot with the Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder.  Gently sand the raised flowers until you are happy with the look.  Blow off all the “dust”.  Adhere to your card base with Tombow Glue.
3.  Stamp your Christmas Bird image with VersaMark ink on your plaid Designer Series Paper.   Sprinkle with Gold Embossing Powder.  Remove excess.  Melt embossing powder with your Heat Tool.  (Note:  If you want your bird to have more sparkle, mix 2 parts Gold embossing powder with 1 part Gold Glitter.  Mix well and use just like embossing powder.)
4.  Now for the only tricky part.  Use your scissors to cut around the leaf stem, around the leaves, and to the top of the bird’s head.  Fit on the desired size Oval Framelit with the branch ON TOP of the Framelit.  Adjust your cutting if needed.  Run Through your Big Shot.  Note:  The Oval Framelit will be a tight fit and may cut off part of the wing tip.
5.  Cutting your Gold Foil Oval.  You will want to use NEW cutting pads (or only slightly used) as the dents and lines from the cutting pads mark up your Gold Foil.  Cut the next larger size Oval than you used on your Bird.
6.  Adhere your Ovals together with Dimensionals and adhere the Ovals to your card front with Dimensionals.
7.  Admire your elegant Christmas Bird Card!

Happy Christmas Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Peace on Earth Christmas Card in Old Olive and Silver

You can make this Peace on Earth Christmas Card in Old Olive and Silver.  We will be making this card at my Christmas Card Stamp a Stack Class on Friday.  It is pretty quick and easy, yet looks sparkly and elegant.
Peace on Earth Christmas Card

Stamp:  Wonderful Blessing c#134779
Ink:  Old Olive
Card Stock:  Always Artichoke
Whisper White
Silver Glimmer
Season of Style Designer Series Paper #132340
Big Shot:  Circle Collection Framelits #130911
Window Frames Collection Framelits  #129021
Other:  Frosted Finishes Embellishments #132150
Silver 1/8″ Ribbon  #132137
SNAIL Adhesive
Glue Dots

1.  Cut your Always Artichoke card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Season of Style Old Olive Polka Dot paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Wrap your Silver Ribbon around twice at the top of your Polka Dot Paper.  Take two 6″ pieces of ribbon and tie a knot over the ribbon wrapped around the card.  Adhere your ribboned paper to your card base.
3.  Stamp your Wonderful Blessing/Peace on Earth stamp in Old Olive ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut it out with the desired Circle Framelit.  Choose the Window Framelit just larger than your Circle.  Cut one from Silver Glimmer Paper.  Cut two from Always Artichoke card stock.
4.  Cut your two Always Artichoke Window Frames in half.  Put SNAIL adhesive on the back of your Silver Glimmer Paper.  Adhere the first two Window Frames leaving a small border outside your Silver Glimmer Paper.  Add more adhesive to the back the newly placed Always Artichoke Frames.  Place the other two halves making the border the same size as you did previously.  Use SNAIL to adhere the layered Window Frames to your card front.  Adhere your Peach on Earth Circle to the layered Windows with Dimensionals.
5.  Attach your Frosted Finishes Embellishment over your Star using 3-4 Glue Dots.
6.  Admire your Peace on Earth Christmas Card and all the silver sparkles.

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Happy Christmas Card Stamping!

Poinsettia Christmas Card

Make this elegant Poinsettia Christmas card for your family and friends this year.  It is a fairly quick card to make.  Yes, you do have to hand cut the Poinsettia.  Sorry there is not a Framelit to help us out here.  We do use Edgelits to cut the side of the Gold Paper.  The magnetic platform is really nice for this project.
Poinsettia Christmas Card

Stamps:  Joyful Christmas  w#131802  c#131805
Ink:  VersaMark
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler
Brushed Gold #102935
Big Shot:  Adorning Accents Edgelits  #125595
Adorning Accents Embossing Folders  #135601
Other:  Gold Glitter  #132205  or Rhinestones or Pearls
Gold Embossing Powder  #109129
Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder  #122949
SNAIL Adhesive
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Scissors or Paper Snips
Heat Tool

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 Brushed Gold card stock at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Use the Edgelit to cut each long side trying to have the pattern in the same position on each side.  It is easier if you have two Edgelits so you can cut both sides at the same time.
3.  Emboss the cut edges of your Gold card stock with your embossing folder making sure the same side is facing up on both sides.
4.  Stamp your Poinsettia in VersaMark ink on Cherry Cobbler card stock.  Sprinkle with Gold Embossing Powder.  Remove excess.  Melt with your Heat Tool.  Cut out around edges with your scissors.  This goes pretty quickly.
5.  Position Poinsettia and sentiment as desired on Gold card stock.  Stamp sentiment in VersaMark ink and use Cherry Cobbler embossing powder.  Adhere Gold card stock to card front with SNAIL or Tombow Glue.
6.  Adhere Poinsettia to card front with plenty of Dimensionals.
7.  Add a drop of Tombow Glue to each center circle in your Poinsettia.  Sprinkle with Gold Glitter.  Set aside to dry.
8.  If you want you can emboss your envelope flap with the same embossing folder used on your card.

Happy Poinsettia Christmas Card Making!

Festive Snowflake Card

Festive Flurries Snowflake CardWould you like a quick to make Snowflake card to get you through Winter and Christmas occasions?  Use the Festive Flurries Stamp Set (alone or Bundled with Framelits) and the Winter Frost Designer Series Paper OR Paper Stack.  Stamp in Bermuda Bay and Silver inks, add a few Rhinestones and you will have a great card that can be used for any occasion this winter.  You should be able to make this card in about 10 minutes the first time.  If you are making a lot do each step for all the cards you are making.

The Supplies are:
~Choose your Festive Flurries
Stamp Set alone  wood #131778  $39.95,  clear #131781  $29.95
Wood Bundle-Stamp set & Framelits  #133284  $54.95
Clear Bundle-Stamp Set & Framelits  #133285  $46.95
~Choose your Winter Frost papers
Designer Series Papers #132341  $12.95 (12 papers, 5 are double sided, 2 are single sided-including the striped one shown)
Paper Stack  #132183  $6.95  24 each of 2 double sided designs
~Choose your Bling
Basic Rhinestones
Large Rhinestones
Silver Glitter
Dazzling Details original
Dazzling Details-Silver Sparkle
~Card Stock
Bermuda Bay
Whisper White
~Inks Bermuda Bay
Encore Silver
SNAIL adhesive or Tombow Glue

1.  Cut your Bermuda Bay card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Designer Series Paper or Paper Stack paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Adhere to card base.
3.  Stamp your snowflakes.  I stamped the second largest in Bermuda Bay and two of the smallest in Silver.
4.  Cut out snowflakes using the coordinating Framelits.  If you don’t have the Framelits, cut them from point to point and you will have hexagon snowflakes.
5.  Adhere snowflakes to card using Dimensionals if desired.
6.  Add Rhinestones or Dazzling Details if desired.


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Christmas Gift Bow Card

This is my first Christmas Card of the year and I really wanted to use the NEW Gift Bow Bigz Die on it.  This is a quick and easy card to make multiples of if you want.
Christmas Bow Card

Stamps:  Christmas Messages w#131790  c#131793
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Card Stock:  Real Red
Whisper White
Season of Style Paper Stack #132181  OR Season of Style Designer Series Paper #132340
Red Glimmer Paper
Big Shot:  Gift Bow Bigz L Die  #129977
Deco Labels Collection Framelits  #130102
Punch:  2-1/2″ Circle #120906
Other:  Large Rhinestone #129324
SNAIL Adhesive
Glue Dots
Bone Folder

1.  Cut your Real Red card base to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Season of Style striped paper to 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Adhere to card base.
3.  Use the other 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Real Red card stock to cut your Gift Bow Bigz Die with your Big Shot.  Put your Gift Bow together using Glue Dots or SNAIL.  Use your Bone Folder to flatten out your Gift Bow.  Put Dimensionals under the Bow parts you just flattened out.
4.  Stamp your Christmas sentiment on Whisper White card stock with Cherry Cobbler ink.  Punch out with the 2-1/2″ Circle Punch.  Decide which Deco Label Framelit you want to use and cut it out of Red Glimmer Paper with your Big Shot.  Layer your Christmas sentiment and Deco Label together with Dimensionals.
5.  Position your Gift Bow and Deco Label in desired positions on card front.  Adhere Bow with SNAIL.  Adhere Label with Dimensionals.
6.  Add a Large Rhinestone to the center tie of your Gift Bow.
7.  You have a handmade Christmas Card done in about 10 minutes!  The more cards you make the faster you will get.

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Merry Christmas Card Making!

My Christmas Card-Merry Christmas

Winter & Christmas Card & Project Ideas
I wish you a very Merry Christmas!  I appreciate you visiting my blog, subscribing to my Newsletter, and being my Customers!  Thank You!  Enjoy spending your Christmas with your family and friends.  I know I will!

Thank You Again!  Merry Christmas!

2012 Christmas CardI made this with My Digital Studio, wrote my family newsletter on the inside and had this printed up.  I hope all my family enjoyed receiving it.  Just a note:  I am standing next to my daughter, the bride.

Merry Christmas!

Sparkly & Elegant Mixed Medley Christmas Card

Winter & Christmas Card & Project Ideas
I wanted to use the clear flocked window sheets that came in the Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I added some Red and Silver Glimmer Paper Scallop circles and topped them off with the Merry Christmas from the Mixed Medley Hostess stamp set from the Holiday Catalog.  This was a very quick and easy card to make.  Cut, stamp, punch, adhere, done in about 5 minutes!
Sparkly Candlelight Christmas Card

I hope your Christmas preparations are about finished.  I finally have all my shopping finished, and packages mailed.   Hopefully by the time you read this I will have the rest of my Christmas cards mailed and the decorating finished.  My kids were excited that the tree was up almost two weeks ago.  My grandson helped me decorate it earlier this week.  There is nothing that makes me smile like a tree decorated with the help of a preschooler….  a line of ornaments along the lowest branches, several ornaments all on the same branch or “globbed” really close together.  And the excitement of keeping “secrets” which will surprise others on Christmas.  It will be fun to have two of my children and their families with me on Christmas!  My posts next week will be short and sweet since I will be spending time with my family.

Starting the day after Christmas I will start showing you projects I have made with items from the Spring Catalog which you can start ordering from on January 3rd.  If there is anything you wanted from the Holiday catalog you must have your order placed before January 2nd at 11:50 pm Mountain Time.  Here is a list of items that will still be available during the Spring Catalog time.  (Note:  I forgot to include the Sanding System on this list.  Hopefully this is the only thing I missed.)

Stamps:  Mixed Medley Holiday 2012 Hostess stamp set  w#128054  c#128057
Ink:  Real Red
Papers:  Cherry Cobbler card stock
Whisper White card stock
Silver Glimmer Paper  #124005
Red Glimmer Paper  #121790
Candlelight Christmas Designer Series Paper  #126901
Punches:  3/4″ Circle  #119873
7/8″ Scallop Circle (Spring 2013 Catalog) #129404
1-1/4″ Scallop Circle  #127811
1-3/4″ Scallop Circle #119854
2-3/8″ Scallop Circle #118874
Other:  Dimensionals
Glue Dots

1.  Cut a 5-1/2″ x  8-1/2″ Cherry Cobbler card base.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ Whisper White card front and a 4″ x 5-1/4″ Candlelight Christmas flocked window sheet.  Place Glue Dots under some of the red flocking and adhere it to the Whisper White card front.  Adhere these to the Cherry Cobbler card base.
3.  Punch a 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle and a 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle from Silver Glimmer Paper.
4.  Punch a 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle and a 7/8″ Scallop Circle (Optional) from Red Glimmer Paper.
5.  Stamp the Merry Christmas from the Mixed Medley stamp set using Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the 3/4″ Circle Punch.  Adhere to the 7/8″ Red Glimmer Paper Scallop Circle with Dimensionals.  Adhere these to the 1-1/4″ Silver Glimmer Paper Scallop Circle with Dimensionals.  Then adhere these to the 1-3/4″ Red Glimmer Paper Scallop Circle with Dimensionals.  And finally adhere these to the 2-3/8″ Silver Glimmer Paper Scallop Circle with Dimensionals.  Adhere them all in the desired position on the card front with Dimensionals.  Yes, the hardest part of this card is taking off all the Dimensional backs.
6.  Admire your wonderful new Christmas card!

You can purchase all the items to make this Christmas Card in My Online Store.

Merry Christmas!

Date Night Gift Card Holder

Winter & Christmas Card & Project IdeasI had a request for Gift Cards from my daughter and her husband to use for Date Nights since no family is close enough to babysit.  So this is what my son-in-law is getting for Christmas.  I made a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Gift Card Holder using some paper from the Spring Catalog.  Enjoy your Sneak Peek!
Date Night Fund Gift Card Holder

* = in Spring 2013 Catalog
 Raspberry Ripple card stock
Primrose Petals card stock
Pool Party card stock
Regal Rose card stock
More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper (Spring 2013 Catalog) #129309*
Big Shot:  Hearts a Flutter Framelits (Spring 2013 Catalog) #130159*
Houndstooth Folder #123134
Petals-a-Plenty Folder #116824
Timeless Type Jr Alphabet Sizzlits (retired)
Ink:  Melon Mambo
Other:  Paper Trimmer #126889
Stamping Sponges #101610
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

1.  Score and fold an 8-1/2″ x 11″ sheet of Raspberry Ripple card stock at 5-1/2″.  This is your card base.
2.  Cut your Primrose Petals card stock 5″ x 8″.  Adhere on your Raspberry Ripple card front.
3.  Cut your Pool Party card stock 4-1/2″ x 7-1/2″.  Adhere on top of the Primrose Petals card stock.
4.  Cut your More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper 3-3/4″ x 6-3/4″.  You might want to sponge the edges first.  The edges of the DSP come pre-sponged so only 2 sides of mine look sponged.  Adhere it to your Pool Party card stock.
5.  Use your Sizzlits Timeless Type Jr Alphabet to cut out the desired letters.  Adhere with Tombow Glue.  You could also use the brush tip of your Raspberry Ripple Marker to just write the desired words on the DSP.
6.  Cut 2 Hearts from the Regal Rose card stock using your Hearts a Flutter Framelits or the Hearts Collection Framelits.  Emboss one heart with the Houndstooth embossing folder and the other heart with the Petals-a-plenty embossing folder.  Sponge them with Melon Mambo ink to emphasize the design.  Adhere with Tombow Glue.
7.  For the Inside of the card:  Cut a piece of 3″ x 8″ piece of Primrose Petals card stock.  Punch either a half a large oval or half a circle along one long edge, centering it along the edge.  Use Tombow Glue or Sticky Strip along the other three sides and adhere it towards the bottom of the inside of your card.  Write what you want on this piece.  Insert Gift Card.
8.  Now you can give a fun gift card to someone and they can keep it in a safe spot.  It is large enough that is shouldn’t be easily misplaced.  After all, when we give a gift card we do want the receiver to use it!
9.  I mailed mine in a decorative bubble envelope I purchased and the postage was $1.10.

You can purchase most of these items (eventually) to make this Date Night Fund Gift Card Holder at My Online Store.

Happy Gift Giving and Christmas!

First Christmas

Winter & Christmas Card & Project Ideas
Here is a fairly quick card to make using a couple of Sneak Peek Spring Catalog items.  I wanted to use the First Christmas stamp set, but wanted to do something different.  I recently received my Preorder of Spring Catalog and Sale-a-bration items and decided I would use the NEW Oval Framelits to cut out the image.  I decided to use the Layered Labels stamp set and the Apothecary Accents Framelit to go behind the image of Baby Jesus in the Manger.  I cut out the star and used a NEW Large Rhinestone in the center.  I even finally used the Mixed Medley Hostess stamp set I wanted so much.
First Christmas

Stamps:  First Christmas w#127988  c#127991
Layered Labels w#127070  c#128291
Mixed Medley w#128054  c#128057
Inks:   StazOn Black (freshly reinked!) #101406
Real Red
More Mustard
Garden Green
Card Stock:  Garden Green
Very Vanilla
Big Shot:  Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003
Fancy Fan Embossing Folder #127751
NEW Oval Framelits (available January 3, 2013)  #129381
Punches:  1-1/4″ Scallop Circle #127811
3/4″ Circle #119873
Other:  Dimensionals
Paper Snips #103579
Large Rhinestone (Available January 3, 2013) #129324

1.  Cut Garden Green card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Place card front in Fancy Fan embossing folder and line up as desired.  Fold the card back behind the embossing folder.  Run through your Big Shot.
2.  Stamp the large Layered Label stamp in Real Red ink on Very Vanilla card stock.  Cut out with the coordinating Apothecary Accents Framelit and your Big Shot.  Put Dimensionals on the back, but don’t adhere to card front yet.
3.  Stamp Baby Jesus in the Manger using Black StazOn ink.  Cut out with the desired NEW Oval Framelit and your Big Shot.  Drag the edges across your Real Red ink pad to put a little emphasis on the cut out shape.  Use Dimensionals to adhere it to your Layered Label image.
4.  Stamp the star in More Mustard.  Cut it out with your Paper Snips.  Put a full Dimensional in the center back and a Large Rhinestone on the center front.  Don’t adhere yet.
5.  Stamp the “Friend” image from the Mixed Medley stamp set in Real Red on Very Vanilla card stock.  Punch out with the 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle punch.  Stamp the Merry Christmas in Garden Green in on Very Vanilla card stock and punch out with the 3/4″ Circle Punch.  Adhere to the Scallop Circle with Dimensionals.  Put Dimensionals on the back of the Scallop Circle.
6.  Lay out all images in the desired position.  Remove Dimesional backs and adhere in desired position.
7.  Admire your new Christmas card.

You can get most of the items to make this card at My Online Store.  Some you will need to wait until January 3rd to get unless you sign up now to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator now.  You will get $125 worth of merchandise (which you choose yourself AND you can choose items from the NEW Spring catalog and earn a Sale-a-bration item for every $50 you spend!!) and a business supply package all for $99.  After you become an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator you get all your purchases at least 20% off.  The more you sell, the bigger your discount and the more you can earn!  You can sign up online (also get more information at this link)  and get started right away!  If you would like to order items from the Spring Catalog when you sign up, email me and I will email you a copy.  You will need your Social Security Number and a major credit card to sign up.  Come Join the Fun as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!!  Email me if you have any questions.  If you leave your phone number, I will call you to answer your questions.

Happy Christmas Stamping!

Address Label Gift Tags. Oops! I ran out of Gift Tags and I need to mail these packages in three hours!

I dug out my Christmas wrapping paper yesterday and didn’t find any self adhesive gift tags.  It was 1:00 and I needed to get to the Post Office by 4:00.  I was going to be cutting it close time-wise anyway since I had lots of gifts to wrap, box up, and mail.  I did have a few Gift tags from my Tag Class but that wouldn’t be enough.  I remembered I have some address labels.  I pulled out my address labels, 3 inks, and my Jolly Bingo Bits stamp set (w#120847  c#121187.  I stamped an image on each address label.  Lots of gift tags ready in less than 5 minutes!  After I wrapped my gift I wrote in the “To” and “From” information on the address label gift tag.  Luckily I stamped just the right amount!  Use this idea for a quick rescue.  Your family will think you are very creative and will appreciate the handmade gift tags.

Remember to check out the Clearance Rack in My Online Store!  Lots of items that retired in May are now available at a 40-80% discount:  the Box #2 Bigz die, the Matchbox Bigz XL die, ribbons, punches, stamps (first time ever!), papers, old style ink pads, single markers, wheels, lots of ribbons and other embellishments.
Christmas Address Label Gift TagsHappy Christmas!

MDS Come to Bethlehem Christmas Card

Winter & Christmas Card & Project Ideas
Since I am busy finishing up my Christmas shopping I decided to make a quick card with My Digital Studio for you today.  I used the Come to Bethlehem stamp brush set and the Be Of Good Cheer Digital Kit.  This would be a fun e-card to email your family and friends.

I just copied the Supply List from My Digital Studio.  If you want to check the Supply List go to “Check Project” in the right column.  Supply List will be one of your choices.  I just copied it (highlight, then press Ctrl + C (on a PC.  For a Mac press the little apple and C.)  Make sure you press the keys down in the order given and then hold them both down at the same time.  To paste it I just came to my blog post, put the cursor where I wanted the information, and pressed CTRL + V.  (Mac is the little apple + V.)  I LOVE Copy and Paste!  So I guess this is your computer lesson for the day.  This works most places on the computer:  word processing files, copying things online, some PDF files, My Digital Studio….  Test it out and save some time which is a precious thing this time of year.
Come to Bethlehem MDS Christmas Card

My Digital Studio 2 Program:  Free Trial #130910    MDS2 Upgrade #130650
-MDS2 Download #130644  MDS2 Disc #130645
-MDS 2+ Download #130646  MDS2+ Disc #130647
Be of Good Cheer Kit
#130970  $7.95
Come to Bethlehem #123963  $1.95
Antique Brads #122164  $1.95
Basic Pearls and Rhinestones #124330   $1.95
Labels Collection Punch  #129336  $1.95
Satin Ribbon #121063  $3.95

I included what I did in ( ).

-Color = CHERRY COBBLER 165,30,44

Embellishments  I used a Drop Shadow of 75% Opacity and Medium Blur for all embellishments.
-Antique Brads\Antique Brads – brad 3 (resized to be a little smaller)
-Basic Pearls and Rhinestones\Basic Pearls and Rhinestones – rhinestone large
-Basic Pearls and Rhinestones\Basic Pearls and Rhinestones – rhinestone large
-Satin Ribbon\Satin Ribbon – Real Red knot
-Antique Brads\Antique Brads – brad 3  (copied and pasted the resized brad)
-Antique Brads\Antique Brads – brad 3 (copied and pasted the resized brad)
-Antique Brads\Antique Brads – brad 3 (copied and pasted the resized brad)

Stamps I used a Drop Shadow of 35% Opacity and 5 Blur for all Stamps.  This is the default Drop Shadow.  To activate it you must click “OK”.  Although no shadow shows it emphasizes the image some.
-Come to Bethlehem\Come to Bethlehem – camels city and star  (colored the Star in Summer Sun)
-Come to Bethlehem\Come to Bethlehem – come let us adore him, Color = CHERRY COBBLER 165,30,44  (I made it a little smaller.)

Punches  I used a Drop Shadow of 75% Opacity and Medium Blur for all punches.
-Labels & Tags\Labels Collection 1, Fill Color = CHERRY COBBLER 165,30,44  (resized to be a smaller.  Added a “6” Whisper White Mat.)
-Labels & Tags\Labels Collection 1, Fill Color = WHISPER WHITE 255,255,255  (resized to be a smaller)

Photos  I used a Drop Shadow of 75% Opacity and Medium Blur for the Background Paper (which they consider a photo for special effects purposes.
-Designer Series Paper\_Designer Kits\Be of Good Cheer – designer series paper\Be of Good Cheer – 1

You can buy the Digital Downloads to make this Come to Bethlehem Christmas Card at My Online Store.

Happy Digital Stamping!

Christmas Fancy Favor

Winter & Christmas Card & Project IdeasI  really enjoy making Fancy Favors!  This is a quick and simple one to make.  Although make sure and be really careful with the Hot Glue as I got quite a lovely blister on the end of one finger.  If you want more ways to use your Fancy Favor die, check out my Online Fancy Favor Class on my Classroom Site.  You will learn four more ways to use your Fancy Favor die.
Christmas Fancy Favor & Rosette

Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper  #126896
Real Red card stock
1-1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch #127811
Regals Designer Buttons #119744
Very Vanilla 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon #119960
Sticky Strip
Hot Glue Gun (be careful!)
Silicone Craft Sheet #127853
Big Shot:  Fancy Favor XL Bigz Die #115965
Rosette XL Bigz Die #125594

1.  Choose 1 sheet 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper.  Cut a 5-1/2″ x 12″ piece and a 2″ x 12″ piece.
2.  Use the 5-1/2″ wide piece to cut your Fancy Favor using your Big Shot.  Use the 2″ wide piece to cut your Rosette die.  Just line up the edge of your paper so it is over the edge you desire and cut with your Big Shot.
3.  Make your Rosette.  If you want your Rosette diameter smaller than 4″ now is the time to trim the flat end to half of the diameter you want.  Fold all the score lines on your Rosette.  Put a glob of Hot Glue on your Silicone Craft Sheet.  Press your Rosette Pleats tightly together and press the flat ends into the glob of Hot Glue.  Leave for a few seconds then remove.  Trim away any excess Hot Glue (which has now cooled) with scissors.  Fan out your Rosette into a circle and adhere the end together with Hot Glue.  Carefully press the ends together-please don’t burn yourself!  Place the Rosette against the Fancy Favor and decide which side will be the front for each.
4.  Now to decorate your Rosette.  Punch a 1-1/4″ Circle in a coordinating card stock.  I used Real Red card stock.  Place a small amount of Hot Glue on the center of your Rosette and adhere your Scallop Circle to the front center of your Rosette.  Thread the 1/8″ Ribbon through your button holes.  (Note:  It helps if you trim a sharp point at the end of your ribbon.)  Put some Hot Glue on the center of your Scallop Circle and adhere your button.  (I put the Hot Glue on the button and it slid onto the end of my finger-double ouch!!)
5.  Assemble your Fancy Favor.  Fold all score lines.  Lay your Fancy Favor with the front facing up.  Put Sticky Strip on the side tab next to the score line.  Place Sticky Strip on the ends of both the Rectangle bottom tabs and one Triangle tab.  Flip your Fancy Favor over and put Sticky Strip at the end of the other Triangle tab.  Adhere the side tab to the edge of the Fancy Favor.  Remove Sticky Strip backing from all the bottom tabs.  Fold down the Rectangle tabs first, then the Triangle with the Sticky Strip facing up, then the last Triangle tab.  Rub your Bone Folder or fingers to adhere the Sticky Strip well.
6.  Put some Hot Glue on the back of your Rosette and place on the front of your Fancy Favor.
7.  Fill with goodies or a gift.  Admire your wonderfully festive Fancy Favor.

You can get all the supplies for this Fancy Favor and your other Holiday Crafting projects from My Online Store.

Happy Christmas Crafting!