Love You Always Card

This card uses the NEW Love You Still stamp set from the 2018 Occasions Catalog.  I colored it with my NEW Blends Markers.  I hope you have as much fun making this card as I did!
Loe You Always Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Love You Still  Photopolymer #145811
Banners For You  Photopolymer #141710
Ink:  Memento Black
Real Red
Blends:  Cherry Cobbler Combo Pack #144598
Old Olive Combo Pack #144597
Crumb Cake Combo Pack #144601
Color Lifter #144608
Daffodil Delight Dark #144585
Cardstock:  Real Red
Whisper White
Adhesive:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cur your Real Red card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card front at  4″ x 5-1/4″.
3.  Stamp your Flower Arch image and Love You Yesterday sentiment in Memento Black ink.  Stamp the I Love You in Real Red ink.
4.  Although there are two-step stamps for the Arch, flowers and leaves, I chose to color the images with my Blends Markers.  Make sure you have at least 1-2 layers of scratch paper under your cardstock when coloring as there will be bleed-through of the Blends inks.
~Crumb Cake Dark along the left sides of the wood.  Crumb Cake Light to color in the rest and blend out the lines.
~Old Olive Dark and Light for the leaves.
~Daffodil Delight Dark for the center of the large flower.  I had accidently colored the center with the Cherry Cobbler Dark.  I used my Color Lifter to remove the color, then colored the center with Daffodil Delight Dark.  So I am having you do the Daffodil Delight first.
~Cherry Cobbler Dark for the large flower with the Daffodil Delight center.
~Cherry Cobbler Light for the other three flowers.
5.  Attach your colored card front to your card base.

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I Love You Valentine Card

This I Love You Valentine card uses something NEW and something old (but still current).  Make this and give it to someone you love.
I Love You Valentine Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Banners for You  Photopolymer #141710
Ink:  Sweet Sugarplum
Berry Burst
Cardstock:  Pink Pirouette
Whisper White
Color Theory 6×6 Designer Series Paper (DSP) #144193
Big Shot:  Bunch of Banners Framelits #141488
Sweetheart embossing folder #143705
Sweet & Sassy (Hearts) Framelits #141707
Adhesives:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pink Pirouette card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Pink Pirouette card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.
3.  Big Shot:
~Run your Pink Pirouette card front through with the Sweetheart embossing folder.
~Cut out five Hearts from the Rich Razzleberry ombre Color Theory DSP.  Tyr to get at least the larger hearts so they show lighter and darker color on the same heart.  Make sure they will fit on your card front.
~Stamp the Banner in Sweet Sugarplum ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Stamp the words in Rich Razzleberry ink.  Cut out with the coordinating Banner framelit.  (Or you can just cut it out like I did.  My Banner Framelits were in hiding at the time.)
4.  Assemble your card.
~Lay out the die cut hearts and banner on your embossed card front.  Yes, I did mostly cover the heart shape in the center.
~Glue the Hearts directly onto the card front.
~Attach the Banner with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
~Glue the card front onto your card base.
Your card is finished.
5.  If desired, emboss your envelope flap with the Sweetheart embossing folder.

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Pandas in the Bamboo

Use the Party Pandas Level 1 Sale-a-bration stamp set to make this card.  It uses few supplies and is FUN to make.  Wish I was up there playing in the trees!
Panda in the Bamboo CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Party Pandas  Wood Mount #147218, Clear Mount #147221   EARN FREE with $50 purchase!
Ink:
  Memento Black
Real Red Marker or Marker color of your choice
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Old Olive
Color Theory 6×6 Designer Series Paper Stack #144193
Big Shot:  Everyday Jars Framelits #141490 or Leaves of your choice
Tools:  Stamp-a-ma-jig #101049  OR Stamparatus
Adhesive:
  Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp your Pandas on Whisper White cardstock with Black ink.  Cut them out.
~Wood Mounted:  Use with the Stamp-a-ma-jig to get each Panda a solid black color.
~Clear Mount:  Place your 3 pandas on either a large clear block and stamp with the Stamp-a-ma-jig or on a Stamparatus clear panel as you will need to stamp each one twice to get the solid black color. (At least I did.)
3.  Cut 3-5 strips of the Old Olive Color Theory paper from 1/8″ to 3/8″ wide.  These will be your Bamboo stalks.  The 3/8″ will just fit between the bear paws holding the envelope.
4.  Cut up to 12 of the long stem leaves from the Everyday Jars Framelits.  I used 12 and trimmed off the long stems so the leaves would just fit under the Bamboo Stalks.  You can trim the two branches apart if desired.  In hindsight, I probably used too many leaves.  This is a much busier card than I usually make.
5.  Lay your Pandas, Bamboo Stalks, and Leaves on the card front.  Glue down from left to right, back to front.  This will be messy.  Work on your Silicone Craft Sheet to prevent Glue getting on everything.  Trim off the excess Bamboo Stalks and leaves around your card.
Your Card is finished!

Wishing You a Dapper Day Men’s Card

Here is a quick man’s card to make with the NEW Truly Tailored stamp set and Corduroy Ribbon. My guys will appreciate the simplicity, the wood element, and no bow.
Wishing You a Dapper Day - Men's Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Truly Tailored  Wood Mount #145732, Clear Mount #145735
Ink:  Dapper Denim
Memento Black
Basic Black Marker
Cardstock:  Dapper Denim
Whisper White
Punch:  2-1/4″ Circle #143720
Embellishments:  Night of Navy 3/8″ Corduroy Ribbon #145597
Touches of Nature Wood Elements #144216
Stamping Sponge
Adhesives:  SNAIL or Fast Fuse
Glue Dots
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Dapper Denim card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Fold and score at 4-1/4″.
2.  Ink up your Dapper Day stamp with Dapper Denim ink.  Wipe off the mustache.  Color the mustache with your Basic Black Marker.  Remoisten your ink by opening your mouth wide and huffing onto your inked stamp 5-6 times.  Stamp on Whisper White.  Punch out with the 2-1/4″ Circle Punch.  Sponge around the edges with Dapper Denim ink.
3.  Place your card base on scratch paper.  Stamp the “Wishing you a Dapper Day” in Memento Black ink as many times as will fit diagonally on the card front.
4.  Measure your Ribbon at 5-1/2″.  Put SNAIL or Fast Fuse on the back.  Attach to your card front 1-1/2″ from the bottom.  Trim off the end even with the cardstock.
5.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of your punched circle and attach to your card front.
6.  Put Glue Dots on the back of several leaves of your wood element.  Attach next to your punched circle.
Your card is finished!

Make your OWN man cards with supplies from My Online Store.

#RedBoxChallenge

Join Paper Pumpkin Today!Take the Red Box Challenge January 2-31, 2018.

Happy New Year, everyone! The Paper Pumpkin team is especially excited for 2018, and we have two great reasons:

(1) This year’s kits are amazing;

(2) We’ve decided to kick off 2018 with a superfun giveaway. We’re calling it the Red Box Challenge, and it’s easy to get in on the fun!

Simply put together a WOW project using an unused, past kit—or buy a past kit (US) that you’ve had your eye on. Then share an image of your project on Facebook or Instagram with #redboxchallenge and you will be entered into a random drawing to win a Paper Pumpkin kit.

NOTE:  Only Paper Pumpkin projects you have NOT already posted on social media before January 2, 2018 are eligible.  So find a past kit.  Have some FUN creating!  Then post on Facebook or Instagram with #redboxchallenge.  Have some fun by searching the # to see what others are making.

Now, we think all of our kits are wonderful and amazing–but our random drawing winners will receive the upcoming Paper Pumpkin fifth anniversary March kit. Think: Gorgeous and collectible. Everyone is going to want one. AND the winners will get it in their mailbox before anyone else. Sound fun? Check out the terms and conditions here, then start crafting your Red Box Challenge project today!

Note: Some project ideas will be selected from the entries and featured in Paper Pumpkin’s monthly newsletter and on our Facebook and Pinterest pages. Past alternative Paper Pumpkin projects you’ve created and posted on social media are not eligible for this contest.

Which Paper Pumpkin Kit will you be using for the #redboxchallenge?  I have a couple to choose from……..

 

Sale-a-bration STARTS TODAY!!

We can now order from the NEW 2018 Occasions Catalog and EARN FREE Sale-a-bration Products!!!

How do I earn FREE things?
Shop and EARN Free Products!

1.  SHOP!
~Buy $50 in merchandise (not including tax or shipping costs), THEN choose ONE FREE Level 1 item.
~Buy $100 in merchandise and choose a Level 2 item.
~Buy $150 in merchandise and choose:
a.  Three Level 1 items
b.  One Level 1 item and One Level 2 item.
AND choose your Stampin’ Rewards!!  Either from the Exclusive Host items OR anything in the catalog!!

Host a Private Class and Earn MORE Rewards!

2.  Host!
~Talk with me about Hosting a Private Class.  We will schedule a date.
~Invite your friends to a Private Class.
~Get Stampin’ Rewards if your Class orders total at least $150.
~Get $25 more in Stampin’ Rewards if your Class orders total at least $250!

Join and get TWO FREE stamp sets!

 

 

3.  Join!
~Join Stampin’ Up! as a NEW Demonstrator.
~Starter Kit is $99.
~Choose $125 in Products-ANYTHING from any current catalog.  I can help you choose the products if you would like.
~Choose TWO additional stamp sets – any stamp set, any price!  (Excludes bundles and Sale-a-bration sets.)  PLUS the Kit ships fro FREE!!
~Save at least 20% on each Demonstrator order you place.
~EARN at least 20% on orders customers place with you!

Contact me for more details or if you have questions.  Want a phone call?  Leave me your phone number and we can schedule a time to talk.

LAST CHANCE!

Today is your LAST CHANCE to:

~Order from the Holiday Catalog!

 

 

 

 

~Order from the Year-End Sales Event.  Order what you want now!  If you want it later from eBay it will cost you more!!  LOTS MORE!!

 

 

 

 

Get Ready for the NEW 2018 Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration which start tomorrow!

December Paper Pumpkin Kit

I made my December Paper Pumpkin Kit within a couple of days of getting it!!!  First time in a long time.  I did just follow the directions.  In 2018 I hope to post the “By the Directions” and an alternative project using the Paper Pumpkin Kit each month.
December Paper Pumpkin card #1December Paper Pumpkin card #2

Would you like your own Paper Pumpkin Craft Kit in your mailbox each month?  Sign up by the 10th to start with the Kit that month (January).  If you sign up after the 10th you will start with the next month (February)

~Monthly Subscription.  $19.95 per month plus tax.  Shipping is included int the $19.95 price.  You will get a Kit every month unless you go to your account and either “Take a Break” or “Cancel.”  Click on Monthly Subscription to go directly to the Paper Pumpkin Site and sign up.

~Prepaid Kits.  1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 12 months.  Check your email for the Prepaid Code after you have ordered.  You will need it when you set up your account.  Click on the Prepaid Kits to choose your Subscription plan.  Then check your email for more instructions and your Code.

What do I need to do to Subscribe or get my Prepaid Kits?
You will need to set up an account for both Prepaid Kits and a Monthly Subscription.  Watch this short video to show you how.  Both the links above should automatically list me to be your Demonstrator.

What is included in the Kits?
~All the supplies to make the projects in the kit.  December’s Kit included a 1″ ink pad, Photopolymer stamps, Glue Dots, card bases, envelopes,Baker’s Twine, cardstock and die cuts to make the eight cards – 4 each of 2 designs.
~Your first Kit will include a stamp block.
~Each month’s Kit always includes one or two 1″ ink pads and stamps.
~Most kits’ projects are cards.
~Some past kits have included:  a mini scrapbook/journal, home decor wreath, gift bags, and treat bags.

What else will I need to make the projects?
~Basic Tools: Bone Folder, scissors
~I also use the regular Stampin’ Up! Glue Dots and Fast Fuse or SNAIL adhesives.
~The Kit Glue Dots come as little circles covered with white or patterned paper on a clear sheet.  I am not very coordinated in using them.  My grandchildren do fine with them.

What ages can use Paper Pumpkin Kits?
~I have made these Kits with my grandchildren as young as 3 years old.  Plan on supervising and helping the younger children.  I usually bring a Kit with when I visit my daughter and her family in New Hampshire.  I did forget one time….. My 8 year old grandson asked what craft I brough for them to make.  He was disappointed I did not bring one.  🙁

Happy Paper Pumpkin Crafting!

Flourishing Phrases Thank You Card

This is a single layer Thank You Card stamped just on the card base.  I colored the stamp with Markers so the flowers and leaves would be different colors.
Flourishing Phrases Flower Thank You Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Flourishing Phrases  Wood Mount #141531, Clear Mount #141534
Markers:  Choose a green and a color for your flower.  I used Wild Wasabi and Berry Burst (I think)
Cardstock:  Thick Very Vanilla #144237

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Very Vanilla cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Color your stamp with the side of the brush-tip of your Marker.  When your stamp is all colored, open your mouth wide and huff the moist air onto your stamp.  I usually do this 5-6 times making sure all parts of the stamp get remoistened.  Stamp as normal.
3.  Ink up your sentiment (with the ink pad or marker).  Stamp.
Your card is finished.

Happy New Year stamping!  Get the supplies for your New Year’s card making from My Online Store.

Paisley Thank You Card

This is a quick and easy Paisley Thank You Card.  If you change the sentiment you can use is for any occasion.   Use a Clear Block F.  This will also be easy when the Stamparatus comes out.
Paisley Thank You Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Paisley & Posies  Photopolymer #142196
Clear Block F  #118483
Label Me Pretty   Wood Mount #143858, Clear Mount #143861
Ink:  Night of Navy
Cardstock:  Marina Mist
Whisper White
Night of Navy
Punches:  Pretty Label #143715
1-3/8 Scallop Circle #146139 (available January 3, 2018)
Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Marina Mist card base at 5-1/2 x 8-1/2.  Score and fold at 4-1/4.
2.   Lay your stamps, flat side up, on the card front in the position you want them.  Lay your F Block on top of the stamps making sure the stamp block is straight so you can line up and stamp easily.
3. Stamp Card Front:  Place your card base on the Stampin’ Pierce Mat to get a better stamped image.  Now ink up your stamps with Night of Navy ink and stamp on your card front.
4.  Stamp Thank You in Night of Navy ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Punch out with the 1-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch lining up the stamped image with the scallops (or punch with the regular 1-3/8″ Circle Punch).  Punch a Night of Navy Pretty Label.  Attach the two together with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Attach to your card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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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.

Get all the supplies to make this Acetate Card Box from My Online Store.

 

 

 

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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Christmas Pines Thank You Card

This is a quick and easy Christmas Pines Thank You card to make for those who give you Christmas Gifts.
Christmas Pines Thank You Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Christmas Pines  Photopolymer #142049
Thankful Thoughts  Wood Mount #141519, Clear Mount #141522
Ink:  Garden Green
Basic Black Archival #140931
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Basic Black
Garden Green
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut:
~Garden Green card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Basic Black card layer at 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″
~Whisper White card front at 3-3/4″ x 5″
2. Stamp on the Whisper White card front:
~Thank You So Much in Basic Black ink in the lower right corner
~Large Pine Branch from the upper left corner pointing towards the card center.  I stamped it twice in the exact same place to make the ink darker.  This will be so much easier to do when I get my Stamparatus!
~Smaller Pine Branch along the upper left side edges: once along the left side, and once along the top edge.
3.  Assemble your Card:
~Attach the stamped card front to the Basic Black card layer.
~Attach these layers to your card base.
Your card is finished.
4.  Envelope (optional):
~Stamp pine branches on the card back flap or on the bottom left of the envelope front.

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Tree Thank You Card

I am finally using my Foil Frenzy Designer Series Paper and my Card Front Builder Framelits.  The Card Builder Framelits are available while supplies last or January 2.  This is one of the cards we are making at my Thank You Card Class today.
Foil Frenzy Tree Thank You Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Thankful Thoughts  Wood Mount #141519, Clear Mount #141522
Ink:  Basic Black Archival #140931
Cardstock:  Pear Pizzazz
Wild Wasabi
Always Artichoke
Foil Frenzy 12×12 Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) #144125
Big Shot:  Card Front Builder Thinlits #144674
Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Embellishments:  Jute Twine #144625
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals #144108
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut & Prep:
~Pear Pizzazz card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Pear Pizzazz card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2.
~Foil Frenzy DSP at 4″ x 4″.
~Stamp Thank You on Wild Wasabi cardstock in Black ink.  Cut out with the small Stitched Shapes Oval and your Big Shot.
~Cut out the three trees from the Card Front Builder Thinlits from Always Artichock cardstock.  Put Mini Stampin Dimensionals down the center of each tree.  I used a half Mini Stampin’ Dimensional behind the top of each tree.
2.  Put together your card:
~Attach your Foil Frenzy DSP on the Pear Pizzazz cardfront over to the left side.
~Lay out your Trees and Thank You.  Attach all with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
~Run a strip of Fast Fuse or SNAIL along the back of your card front where you want the Jute Twine to be.  Wrap the Jute Twine around the card front and tie in a bow.  Hold in place if necessary with Glue Dots.  Attach card front to card base with Tombow Glue.  Glue will work best because of the thick Jute Twine.
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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Merry Christmas Treat Tube

Treat Tubes are a nice size to give a small treat to someone to show you are thinking about them.  Treat Tubes are perfect for M&Ms, Skittles, other small candies, and small nuts.  You can also put small office supplies such as paper clips inside.

I was going to do a video of this, but since I will probably have Jury Duty all next week if I am selected, I am just posting it.  I will start doing videos again in January.
Christmas Treat Tube

SUPPLIES:
Treat Tubes (12) #144612
Stamps:  Carols of Christmas  Wood Mount #144801, Clear Mount #144804 (Bundled with the Card Front Builder Thinlits:  Wood Mount Bundle #146036, Clear Mount Bundle #146037)
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Cardstock:  Garden Green
Cherry Cobbler
Whisper White
Be Merry Designer Series Paper (DSP) #144111
Big Shot:  Lots of Labels Framelits #138281
Punch:  Everyday Label #144668 (Included in Bundle until Jan 2, 2018)
1/8” Circle Punch # 134365 OR ¼” Circle Punch from local store
¾” Circle Punch  # 119873
Embellishments:  Mini Tinsel Trim Combo Pack #144636
Mini Gift Bows #144127
Adhesive:  Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Tag:
~Stamp the desired Ornaments on Whisper White cardstock.  Punch out with the Everyday Label Punch.
~Choose the Lots of Labels Framelit that is just larger than your punched image.  Use it to cut out a Cherry Cobbler Mat.  Glue on the stamped and punched label.
~If desired, your can punch out one more Whisper White Everyday Label and stamp To and From on it and attach it to the back of the tag.  Glue to the back of the Tag.
~Punch a hole at the Tag top.
~Thread you Tinsel Trim though your Tag.
~Wrap your Tinsel Trim around your Treat Tube.  Thread the loose end through the Tag and tie a bow
2.  Cut & Prepare Your Treat Tube Holder:
~Garden Green cardstock:  4-1/24” x 5-1/2”.
~Score the 5-1/2” side at ½”, 1-1/2”, , 4-1/2”
~ Score the 4-1/2” side at 1”, 2”, 3”, 4”.
Treat Tube Holder Scoring Template~Fold all score lines.
Treat Tube cutting & DSP~Cut score lines and tabs as shown.  Look on both the front and the back.
~Mark the Inside Front Top Flap with an X between the score lines.  Use your ¾” Circle Punch to punch a hole with the X centered in the Punch Hole.
~Cut your DSP:  Four:  ¾” x 2-3/4”
3.  Assemble:
~Attach your four DSP Strips.  This is so much easier to do when the cardstock is flat!
~Put Glue on the Front side of the Side Tab and attach to opposite edge.
~Put Glue on the Bottom Flaps:  on the Outside Back and Side, on the Inside of the Front Bottom Flap.
~Now put Glue on the Top Tabs around your Circle.  Slide them all in at the same time.  Stick your Finger through the Hole and rub the Tabs as well as you can to get the Glue to hold well.
~Whew!  Your Treat Tube Holder is finished!!
4.  Tag and Finishing.
~Put filled Treat Tube in your Treat Tube Holder.
~Thread Mini Tinsel Trim through Tag hole.  Wrap Tinsel around Treat Tube and thread through hole again.  Tie a bow.
~Use Glue to attach your Bow to the cork topper.  My bow kept falling off the cork when I used the adhesive on the bow.
You now have a cute treat to give to someone special!

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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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