My friend, Deborah, has been busy and shared a few Christmas projects with me. Two Christmas Fry Boxes-an Elf and Santa Claus, and a Snowman. I will give you the basic supply list. ELF BOX SUPPLIES Big Shot: Fry Box Bigz L Die #132966 Chevron Embossing Folder #127749
Top Note Bigz Die (retired)
Labels Framelits (Retired) Punches: Scallop Circle and smaller Circle (I am not sure what sizes-My guess would be at least 1-3/4″ for the Scallop Circle)
Petite Curly Label (retired)
1/2″ Circle for the end of the boot Tips: 1. The legs are about 1″ x 3-3/4″ long and go all the way to the bottom of the Fry Box. 2. Cover where the Top Note Boot meets the legs with a scallop circle decoration. 3. If you are putting something heavy in your Fry Box put tape on both side edges. 4. Cut just the front of the Fry Box and run it through your Chevron Embossing Folder. 5. The Black 1/2″ belt only goes on the front and both sides. 6. The Silver belt buckle is 1-1/8″ high x 1-1/4″ wide. 7. The sentiment was typed on the computer, printed on card stock, the cut out with Framelits. Layer the next larger Framelit under it and tie it to your treat. Have yourelf a merry little Christmas
SNOWMAN TAG OR ORNAMENT SUPPLIES: Big Shot:Circle Framelits #130911 Punches: retired Snowflake punch for arms (I don’t remember the name) Maybe use the Tree Builder Punch
1/4″ circles for eyes (she used Black Rhinestones)
1/16″ for thread to go through Tips: 1. The circle diameters are: 1-3/8″, 2-1/2″, 3-1/4″. You can use either the Circle Punches or the Circle Framelits to make your circles. 2. Sponge around the edges with either dark gray or black. 3. Attach the circles together with Dimensionals. 4. Hand cut the nose. Tie a bow and attach it with Glue Dots.
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Cherry Cobbler card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score & Fold at 4-1/4″. 2. Cut your Black patterned paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″. 3. Cut your Gold patterned paper at 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″. Attach to Black Patterned Paper. Set aside. 4. Stamp your greeting on Whisper White card stock in Real Red ink. Cut out with …… 5. Cut your ornament Framelit from Gold Glimmer Paper. 6. Cut your patterned Ornament from Red Foil Paper. Use the following sandwich:
~Bottom: Magnetic OR Multi-purpose Platform.
~Precision Plate OR Flat cutting plate
~Red Foil Paper
~Folded Printer Paper to prevent marks from your cutting plate transferring to your Foil Paper,
~Top Flat cutting plate. You need Flat cutting plates so the Thinlit cuts all the detailed cuts out well.
Use your Bone Folder or the NEW (January 2016) Big Shot Die Brush to remove all the small pieces. (Use both the Bone Folder and the Die Brush on the BACK of the Foil Paper so you don’t leave marks!!) 7. Glue the Ornament pieces together using either Tombow Glue OR the Fine-Tipped Glue Pen. 8. Lay out the Ornament and the greeting on the patterned paper layers. Attach in place with Dimensionals.
~Put Fast Fuse OR two Glue Dots on the top of the Ornament. Attach your Gold Satin Ribbon to the Ornament and then attach the other end of the Ribbon to the back of the Patterned Papers with Fast Fuse.
~Attach the Patterned Papers to the card base with Fast Fuse.
~Tie a Gold Satin Ribbon bow and attach it to the top of the Ornament with several Glue Dots. 9. You now have an exquisite Christmas card to give to a really special someone!
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 Very Vanilla card stock at 3-3/4″ x 5″. Stamp your greeting in Real Red ink. Attach to card base. 3. Cut your Green patterned paper at 2″ x 5-1/2″. Add the 1-1/4″ Ribbon to the front of the Green Patterned paper attaching the ribbon with Fast Fuse to the back of the Green patterned paper. Now attach it to your card base just above your greeting. 4. Use the 2-1/2″ Circle Punch to punch the Poinsettia from your patterned paper. Use the desired size of Circle Framelit to cut a Mossy Meadow Circle just larger than your 2-1/2″ Poinsettia. Attach your Poinsettia and Mossy Meadow circle together with Fast Fuse. Attach the layered Circles to your card front with Dimensionals. Add an Iced Rhinestone or other embellishment to the center of your Poinsettia. 5. You now have another Christmas Card to give.
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut out and assemble the Baker’s Box. Watch this Video for more detailed cutting and assembly instructions. 2. Punch and cut out all the parts. Attach with Tombow Glue.
~Bird Builder Punch: 2 Crumb Cake Wings for Rudolph’s ears. Attach to the top front as shown.
~Tree Builder Punch: 2 Early Espresso Trees for antlers. Attach inside the top back positioned as shown.
~1/2″ Circle Punch: 2 Whisper White for Eyes.
~1/4″ Circle Punch: 2 Basic Black OR Early Espresso for Eyes. Glue both eye parts together and then attach to box.
~Nose options: Large Red Enamel Dot OR 1/4″ Red Circle. Attach just above fold.
~1/4″ x 10″ Red Glimmer Paper for collar. Attach just above the middle of the lower box. 3. Tie closed with 1/8″ Red Striped Ribbon.
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Cherry Cobbler card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. 2. Cur your Gold Glimmer Paper at 1/2″ x 5-1/2″. Attach to card base about 1/8″ from fold. 3. Cut your Striped Paper 3 stripes wide if using the same paper OR cut it at 2-1/4″ x 5-1/2″. Attach over the Gold Glimmer Paper letting at least 1/8″ of the Gold Glimmer Paper showing. 4. Stamp your Sentiment in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock. Punch out with the 2-1/2″ Circle Punch. Stamp the Swirly lines in Garden Green ink. 5. Choose the Lots of Label Framelit in the size you want and cut it out with Garden Green card stock. Attach the Punched Circle to the Label with Dimensionals. Attach these layers to the card base with Dimensionals. 6. If desired, you can add a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White card stock to the inside so your writing will show up better.
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. You really should score the Thick card stock before you fold it. 2. Cut your Real Red card stock at 4″ x 5-1/4″. Attach to card base. 3. Cut your Santa paper at 2-1/2″ x 5-1/4. Cut your Pool Party card stock at 1″ x 4-3/4″. Cut your Whisper White card stock at 1/2″ x 4″. Stamp on it with Real Red ink. Attach the stamped Whisper White to the Pool Party with Dimensionals. Attach the Button with Glue Dots. Tie a bow from the striped ribbon and attach to the button with Glue Dots. Arrange the layered papers and the Santa paper and attach to the Real Red card stock. 4. Add the finishing touch of two White Enamel Dots to the top corners of the Real Red card stock. 5. You now have another Christmas card to send.
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut two Square Pillowboxes from Thick Whisper White card stock. I just fold a sheet of card stock in half and cut both at the same time. Assemble your Square Pillowbox. Watch this Video if you need instructions on cutting and basic assembly. 2.Punching and Cutting:
~Eyes. Two Basic Black 3/4″ Circles Punch
~Mouth: Five Basic Black 1/2″ Circles Punch
~Flower: Real Red Petite Petal Punch
~Nose: Free hand cut. The center edge is 1-1/4″ and the point is 2-1/4″ but 2″ would have been better.
~Hat Brim: 1″ x 5″
~Hat Top: 2-1/4″ x 3″ 3. Assembly:
~Glue the Hat Brim to the Hat Top overlapping about 1/2″ or so. Round the top two corners of the Hat Top with your Corner Punch. Add the Flower and the Iced Rhinestone to the side of the Hat as shown.
~Position the eyes and mouth circles and the “nose” where you want them. Glue in place. Use either a Chalk Marker OR Signo White Gel Pen to make the marks on the eyes. 4.Fill with either treats or a gift.
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Mossy Meadow card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. 2. Cur your Pinecone Paper at either: 3-3/4″ x 5″ OR 4″ x 5-1/4″. Place your Gold Satin Ribbon so there is 1″ of Pinecone Paper showing under the ribbon. Attach the Ribbon with either Fast Fuse or Glue Dots to the back of the Pinecone Paper. 3. Punch a Decorative Label Punch from Mossy Meadow card stock. Stamp Merry Christmas on Whisper White card stock and then punch out with the Washi Label Punch. Attach to the Decorative Label with Dimensionals. Attach Decorative Label over Gold Ribbon with Dimensionals. 4. CAREFULLY, as they are easily broken, lift out 1 large and 2 small Wood Snowflakes OR just 1 Snowflake. Lay in the position you want them. Attach a Glue Dot to the center back of each snowflake and attach to card front. 5. Optional: Add Iced Rhinestones to the Label and/or the center of a snowflake and/or the corner of the card.
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Early Espresso card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score at 4-1/4″. 2. Cut your Reindeer paper at 3″ high (top & bottom) x 4″ wide at sides making sure the deer are upright. Attach to card base with Fast Fuse. 3. Cut your Real Red Banner at 1″ x 4-1/4″. Punch ends with Triple Banner Punch OR just cut out notches with scissors. Attach above Reindeer Paper with Fast Fuse. 4. Stamp A Very Merry Everything in Real Red Ink on Whisper White card stock. Punch out with the Note Tag Punch. Put Dimensionals on the back and attach to card. Add a Star button to the top with Glue Dots. 5. Add 3 large Real Red Enamel Dots to the top of the card. Add a small Real Red Enamel Dot to a Reindeer’s Nose to turn him into Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Thick Whisper White card stock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. 2. Cut your Gold Foil Sheet at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″. Attach to card base. 3. Cut your Winter Wonderland Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″. Attach to card front. 4. Stamp your Shepherds on Vellum with VersaMark. Add Gold Embossing Powder. Remove excess. Melt with Heat Tool. Cut out your Vellum with the desired size Oval Framelit. NOTE: Cover your Vellum and Framelit with a sheet of printer paper, then add the top cutting plate. This will prevent damage to your embossed image. 5. Attach Glue Dots to your Vellum behind the Star, Shepherds, and sheep. I used 7 or 8 Glue Dots and they seem to hold the Vellum securely. 6. Add an Iced Rhinestone to the Star. 7. You now have an elegant Gold Christmas Card for someone special.
My friend Deborah made these Christmas Tags for me as a Thank You. Use these ideas as a starting point to creating some Christmas Tags of your own. She used Stamps and ink, the Oh What Fun stamp set, Punches, Her Big Shot and some Framelits, stickers, silver embossing powder, gold cord, Baker’s Twine, Ribbons, and Rhinestones. So grab some supplies and a Christmas movie and have fun making some Christmas Tags! She used the retired Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Punch.
She used the Oh What Fun stamp set and the retired Snowflake punch.
She used the Bird Builder Punch, the Corner Rounder Punch, and the Merry Everything stamp set.
She used the Oh What Fun stamp set, the retired Labels Framelits, and a circle punch.
If you don’t want to come up with the ideas yourself, just get the Oh What Fun Project Kit and Stamp Set. If you buy them from me I will send you the Tutorial FREE. OR you can buy the Tutorial HERE.
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 Cherry Cobbler card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″. Emboss with your Big Shot and the Brick Wall embossing folder. Glue to card base. 3. Cut the Noel from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. It is helpful to put Parchment Paper or Wax Paper between the card stock and Thinlit before you cut it out. 4. Stamp your Wreath. Pay attention to where the “Lining Up Tabs” are and try to get them in the same place for each stamp. Choose the green inks you want. Cut out with the coordinating Framelits. Yes, you can use both Framelits at the same time. Add Dimensionals to the back of the Wreath. 5. Position the Noel and Wreath where you want them on your card front. Attach the Wreath with Dimensionals. Attach the Noel with Tombow Glue. Just use a very thin line of Tombow Glue. 6. Tie a bow with the Glitter Ribbon. Attach it to the Wreath with several Glue Dots. 7. You have now finished another Christmas card! Congratulations!
Here is a video showing you the basic steps in making a Mini Treat Bag. There are also five differently embellished Mini Treat Bags to show you some of the variety you can get using this one Thinlit set. Have fun creating your own Mini Treat Bags!
This video is 6 minutes and 38 seconds.
Note: I was trying to add links to my video at the end. I hope to figure out what I need to do soon and change it.
BASIC SUPPLIES Big Shot & Mini Treat Bag Thinlits #137547 Tear & Tape Adhesive OR Fast Fuse
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your card base from Thick Whisper White card stock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. 2. Cut your Whisper White card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″. Run through your Big Shot with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder. Glue to your card base. 3. Stamp the Poinsettia outline with Black Memento ink onto Whisper White card stock. Pay attention to where the little arrow points as the other two stamps will also need the arrow pointing in the same direction. 🙂 Stamp the Petals in Real Red ink. Stamp the Leaves in Cucumber Crush ink. Cut out with your Big Shot and the Deco Label Framelit of your choice. Cut the next larger Deco Label Framelit from Cucumber Crush card stock. 4. Cut two 2″ pieces of White Glitter Ribbon. Tuck them under the center side of the Cucumber Crush Deco Label Framelit using Glue Dots. Layer the Stamped image onto the Cucumber Crush with Dimensionals. Attach them to the card front with Dimensionals. Trim Ribbon if needed.
Make a Beautiful Poinsettia flower with the Festive Flower Punch! It is easy and pretty quick to make. Make one today! Come back next Friday to learn how to make a mat for your punched sentiments.
This video is almost 11 minutes long.
SUPPLIES: Bundle: Reason for the Season stamp set + Festive Flower Punch # Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Real Red Card Stock: 1st=card shown in video. 2nd=Glimmer Paper flower card
Real Red for stamped flower OR Red Glimmer Paper for Flower
Cherry Cobbler OR Real Red for card base
Holidays Designer Vellum OR Winter Wonderland
Gold Glimmer Paper or Daffodil Delight for flower center Punch: 1-3/4″ Circle
Note Tag Other: Glue Dots
Simply Scored Stylus
Fast Fuse or Snail Adhesive
TIPS: 1. Card base is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored and folded at 4-1/4″. Card front is 4″ x 5-1/4″. 2. Card Stock Strips for Flower Petals: Two 2″ x 8-1/2″ strips. Stamp 8 Large Petals and 4 Small Petals. You will need a 3/4″ strip to stamp two long thin double Petals. 3. Punch the Large Petals by inserting your stamped strip from the left side of the Festive Flower Punch. Punch your Small Petals by inserting your stamped strip from the right side of your Punch. Insert the 3/4″ strip down the center to punch the long double Petals. Punch the center “+” by inserting a corner of paper in the center. 4. Punch your 1-3/4″ circle in either Real Red or Cherry Cobbler Card stock. 5. Fold each Petal as shown in Video. Add two Glue Dots to the end of the Petal that will be in the center of the Flower. 6. Layer the 8 Large Petals first, then the Small Petals, then the Long Double Petals, then the Centers.
We can order from the NEW 2015 Holiday Catalog TOMORROW! Do you have a copy yet? Have you made your Wish List yet? Have you narrowed down your list so it fits your budget? If you want your OWN Catalog paper copy, just place an order from me. I will be posting the Holiday Catalog pdf on my website tomorrow along with a complete categorized list of everything in the catalog.
What have I bought from the Holiday Catalog so far?
page 49 Bundle: Howl-o-ween Treat stamp set + Boo to You Framelits Wood #140839 $45, Clear #140840 $38.25
page 47 Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper139584 $11
~Happy Haunting Washi Tape #139608 $5
~Spider Web Doilies (Black on one side, white on the other) #139622 $4.50
~Black Glimmer Paper #139605 $5 Autumn
page 44 Lighthearted Leaves stamp set Photopolymer #139712 $26
page 43 Into the Woods Designer Series Paper #139586 $11
~Into the Woods 3/8″ Rich Razzleberry Cotton Ribbon #139612 $6
~Into the Woods (Wooden) Elements #139636 $6.50
~Fine Tip Glue Pen #138309 $7
page 41 Bundle: A Little Something stamp set + Square Pillowbos Thinlits Dies Wood #140858 $47.50, Clear #140859 $42.50
page 39 Woodland Embossing folder #139673 $8.50 (I did not get the Among the Branches stamp set that it was bundled with.) Christmas and Winter
page 31 Bundle: Reason for the Season stamp set + Festive Flower Builder Punch Photopolymer #130847 $33
page 29 Gold and White 3/8″ Glitter Ribbons #139614 $10 (1 roll of each color in the package!)
page 37 Reindeer Paper Clips #139643 $4.00
page 24 Softly Falling 6×6 embossing folder (snow falling) #139672 $8.50
page 23 Winter Wonderland Specialty Designer Series Paper (gold foil, Basic Black, Whisper White) #139599 $13
~Winter Wonderland 6×6 Designer Vellum Stack #139594 $10
~Winter Wonderland Embellishments #139621 $7
page 20 All Ye Faithful stamp set Wood #139898 $21, Clear #139901 $17
page 18 Curvy Corner Trio Punch #139683 $20
page 15 Bundle: Embellished Ornaments stamp set + Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies Wood #140856 $48.25, Clear #140857 $41.50
page 14 Big Shot Precision Platform (to cut intricate Thinlits) #139684 $25
page 9 Home for Christmas Enamel Dots #140536 $4
~Very Vanilla 1-1/4″ Subtle Stripes Satin Ribbon #139616 $8
page 5 Kit: Oh What Fun Tag Kit #139602 $21
~Oh What Fun stamp set Photopolymer #140386 $21
page 4 Kit: To You & Yours Shaker Cards Project Kit #139647 $24
~To You & Yours Too stamp set Photopolymer #139819 $16
You can get all these items and more from My Online Store starting tomorrow, September 1st!
Merry Christmas! I hope you are enjoying spending time with family and friends to celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. Here is a card made with My Digital Studio. Below is a tree my grandson and I made together last Sunday. We made the tree base from card stock by tracing around my largest dinner plate and turning it into the cone shape. He chose the Nordic Noel paper because it had tree parts and pine cones on it. He LOVES Pine Cones!
The basic tree directions are on a site for My Newsletter Subscribers. Get the basic tree directions when you sign up for my Newsletter and then register for the Exclusive FREE site. You will receive three Exclusive projects each month.
I attended a Christmas Party with some Stampin’ Up! Friends on Saturday and received this gift from my sideline-Karen Bouchikas. She is very creative and thoughtful. She said I could share this on my blog.
1. Stamp “Merry” on the box front with either White StazOn OR use VersaMark ink and White embossing powder. 2. Fill Box. 3. Tie Burlap Ribbon around box. Trim edges diagonally. Slip a candy cane underneath if desired. 4. Make your Tag. Cut your Designer Series Paper at 2″ x 3″. Cut the top with the Angled Tag Topper Punch. Stamp Two Mosiacs on Whisper White card stock: one in Cherry Cobbler ink and one in Wild Wasabi ink. Also stamp one of the small designs in Cherry Cobbler. Punch out the Mosaics with the Mosaic Punch. Cut out the small design and attach it to the Green Mosaic. Add Rhinestones to the center of each Mosaic. Attach to your Tag using a Dimensional underneath one of them if desired. Stamp your sentiment on 3/8″ x 3″ Whisper White card stock. Use Baker’s Twine to attach your Tag to your Burlap Bow. Your Gift Box is now decorated!
1. Decide who will be getting this Journal. Stamp the first letter of their name in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock. Punch out with the 1-3/8″ Circle Punch. Put Dimensionals on the back. 2. Stamp the Tag shape with the Rose Coral Chalk ink on Chalkboard Paper (Basic Black just won’t look as good with this ink.) Punch it out with the Note Tag Punch. Put Dimensionals on the back. 3. Choose two Ribbons. 1/4″ Whisper White Cotton Ribbon and 1/8″ Real Red Taffeta were used. Cut a 2″ length of each. Fold them in half and staple onto the top of your Tag. Now add the Circle Punch with the letter on it. 4. Run two strips of Washi Tape along the folded edge of your Journal. Rub the Washi Tape really well so it will stay attached. Otherwise the ends tend to come up. 5. Position your Tag as desired and attach with Dimensionals.
Candy bar with Punch Art Santa Claus coming tomorrow.
My grandchildren enjoy Chapstick so I got them each one for Christmas. Then came the wrapping process. The Chapstick Holders I found on Pinterest were rather time-consuming to make multiples. So I came up with my own version using the Gift Card Envelope Thinlit.
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut out your 6″ wide card stock using your Big Shot and Gift Card Envelope Thinlit. Stamp or decorate now if desired. As you can see mine were left plain. 2. Score 1/2″ from the long Thinlit score line on the inside rectangle of the Gift Card Envelope on both sides as shown in the diagram. Score the full length of the card stock. Cut out the triangles you made on the small flaps. Fold all your score lines. 3. Put Fast Fuse adhesive where all the pink lines are in the diagram: Lines in the center section to hold your Chapstick and lines on the outside edges of the larger flaps to hold your container closed. Place your Chapstick on the center Fast Fuse line, then close the flaps. Rub where the Fast Fuse is to make sure it sticks to the card stock. 4. Write a name (You can use one of the tag/banner Framelits that come with the Thinlit. I was in a rush so I just wrote directly on the container.) 5. Tie with ribbon or Baker’s Twine to complete your gift. And it only took a few minutes! You get quicker with each one you make!
Happy Gift Giving! Nendy Kerr
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