Round Christmas Ornament

Winter & Christmas Card & Project IdeasI saw this Ornament on Paper Crafter’s Library and decided to make one for myself.  It is pretty easy, but there is drying time involved.  I probably let it dry longer than I needed to.  It is hard to see but there is Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details along all the edges.
Round Christmas Ornament

Big Shot:  3-1/2″ Circle Originals Die #121811
Paper:  2 sheets 12″ x 12″ coordinating Designer Series Paper.  I used Candlelight Christmas #126901 from the Holiday 2012 Catalog.
Other:   Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755
Cherry Cobbler Sweater Trim #129938
Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details #125585
Clothespins (The kind I used to hang out clothes with.  Thank goodness for dryers!!!!)

1.  Cut your DSP into 4″ squares.  You will get 9 squares from each sheet.
2.  Cut using your 3-1/2″ Circle Die and your Big Shot.  You can cut several at a time because there are no score lines.
3.  Fold each circle in half.
4.  Glue half of a green circle to half of a red circle aligning the edges so they are even.  Repeat until all circle halves are glued together except the first and last ones.
5.  Cut about 18″ of Cherry Cobbler Sweater Trim or other cord or ribbon and tie a knot at the end.  Spread a thin layer of glue along the center of the ornament.  Lay your Sweater Trim or cord along the center.  If you are using the Sweater Trim or a thick cord, let your knot stick out the bottom of your ornament for a decorative touch, otherwise just keep it close to the bottom so it will hold securely while hanging.
6.  Now glue your last two circle halves together.  You might have to work with them some to squish the center fold lines to match with the other center fold lines.  This part would probably be easier with a thinner cord.  I used clothes pins to hold these last two pieces together.  I quit for the evening and let them dry overnight.  You now have a plain round Ornament.
7.  Now to make it look fancy!  Run a line of Tombow Glue along the bottom edge of a red circle (the knot end) about 1″ to 1-1/2″ long.  Match it with the red circle facing it and glue them together.  I held them together with a clothespin.  Continue until all the red circles are glued together for the 1″ to 1-1/2″ at the ends.  I ended up skipping some so there would be room for the clothes pins and then getting the ones I missed the next night.  They probably only need to dry for 5 minutes or so instead of the “wait until tomorrow night” like I did.
8.  Now glue the top of the green circles (the loop end) in the same manner.
9.  The ornament I copied this from used Crystal Effects and Glass Glitter along the edges.  I wanted something a little quicker and a lot less messy so I used Dazzling Details along all the edges.  Make a little stand by clamping 4 clothes pins to the bottom of your ornament so it will stay in place.  Apply Dazzling Details along as much of each edge as you can.  Let dry.  Move your clothespin stand to the other end so you can apply Dazzling Details to the rest of the edges.  Let dry.
10.  Hang your ornament on your Christmas Tree or someplace for all to admire it!

You can buy all the supplies to make this Ornament at My Online Store!

Happy Christmas Crafting!

Christmas Stocking

Winter & Christmas Card & Project IdeasI thought I would do a Christmas Stocking using the Holiday Stocking Bigz Die since I haven’t done one yet this year.  I am in the midst of Christmas shopping, so I wanted this to be quick.  The hardest part was deciding how to decorate it.  I finally decided to use the Scentsational Season Christmas Tree.
Christmas Stocking 2012

Stamps:  Scentsational Season w#121026  c#121190
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler
Whisper White
Ink:  Garden Green
Big Shot:  Petals-a-Plenty embossing Folder #116824
Lacy Brocade embossing Folder #127819
Holiday Collection Framelits #127814 (Bundle w#129945 c#129946)
Holiday Stocking Bigz L Die #124098
Other:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details #125585
Dazzling Details (Clear) #124117

1.  Fold or cut one sheet of Cherry Cobbler in half (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″).  Cut out 2 Cherry Cobbler Christmas Stockings.  You can cut both sheets at the same time.  Now cut out 2 each from Whisper White card stock:  cuff, toe cap, heel cap.
2.  Now for the embossing.  Make sure you do each pair so the embossed side will face out on both the front and the back.  Emboss the Cherry Cobbler main Christmas Stocking part with the Lacy Brocade embossing folder.  Emboss the Cuffs, toes, and heels with the Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder.
3.  Gluing Time.  Glue around the sides of the Cherry Cobbler Christmas Stocking (leave the top part open so that you could stick your foot in if it was a real stocking).  Put glue along the bottom of one cuff and attach it in the desired position at the top of the Christmas Stocking.  Put glue on the sides of the glued on cuff and glue along the bottom of the other cuff and attach the new cuff to the back of the Christmas Stocking making sure to line up the parts that stick out around the Christmas Stocking.  Glue the smaller heel parts on the Christmas Stocking back and front.  Finally glue the larger toe parts onto the toe part of the Christmas Stocking back and front.
4.  Stamp your Christmas Tree in Garden Green ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut it out with the coordinating Framelit and your Big Shot.  Glue to the front of your stocking.  Decorate with the Dazzling Details.  I used the Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details to make a garland.  I then used the Clear Dazzling Details for the Ornaments (the white dots on the Christmas Tree).
5.  Add some Candy Canes, Pixie Sticks, or a Gift Card to the middle.  I don’t have any of those at my house at the current moment, so use your imagination.
6.  Admire your fun Christmas Stocking!

You can get everything to make this Christmas Stocking at My Online Store.

Happy Christmas Crafting!

Christmas Mini Milk Carton

Winter & Christmas Card & Project IdeasHere is a cute little Mini Milk Carton to fill with a small Christmas gift or some Christmas treats.  This is another quick project you can make when you remember someone needs a little surprise.  You can change the Card Stock Color and use the Every Little Bit, or Spooky Bingo Bits stamp sets or any 1″ to 1-1/2″ stamp to help decorate your Mini Milk Carton for any Occasion you need.
Christmas Mini Milk Carton

Stamps:  Jolly Bingo Bits w#120857  c#121187
Tiny Tags  w#118091  c#118592
Big Shot:  Mini Milk Carton Bigz L Die #117310
Punch:  Jewelry Tag #117190
Card Stock:  Real Red
Whisper White
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Gumball Green
Embossing Powder:   Pewter #124114
Early Espresso #128980
Other:  Heat Tool #129053
Glue Dots
Sticky Strip
Lucky Limeade Baker’s Twine #125572
Piercing Tool and Mat
In Color Printed Brads #122940

1.  Cut your Mini Milk Carton out with your Bigz die using a 501/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Real Red card stock.  I used a shim (piece of card stock) under the die and the crease pad on top of the die and card stock.
2.  Fold and crease all score lines except the diagonal ones.
3.  Decide which two stamps to use from the Jolly Bingo Bits stamp set.  I chose the reindeer and jingle bell.  Stamp one image in VersaMark ink alternating sections.  Sprinkle with embossing powder and pour excess back in jar.  Melt with Heat Tool on High.  Repeat stamping and embossing process with the other stamp.
4.  Put Sticky Strip on the side tab and three of the bottom tabs.  Flip over so the images are laying against your table and put Sticky Strip on the last bottom tab.  Remove backing from side tab and adhere to the side.  Remove backing from the first three bottom tabs and adhere together.  Remove backing from the last bottom tab and adhere it to the bottom of the Milk Carton.
5.  Stamp desired images and words from the Tiny Tags stamp set onto Whisper White card stock paying attention to the direction you want them to go when you are finished.  Punch out using the Jewelry Tag punch.   Use your Paper Piercing Tool and Mat and Pierce holes at the end of each little Tag.  Thread Baker’s Twine through the holes and tie the ends together. Pierce a hole through two layers of the top of the Milk Carton.  Insert brad and wrap the Baker’s Twine ends around the stem of the Brad.  Flatten out Brad tabs.  Put Sticky Strip over the Brad Tabs and stick the back section of the top portion together.  (I used Glue Dots and they didn’t hold well, so I would recommend that you use Sticky Strip instead.)
6.  Fill with a little surprise or treats for someone special.

You can get all the supplies to make this cute Christmas Mini Milk Carton in My Online Store.

Happy Gifting!

3×3 Christmas Gift Tags

We made a lot of these Christmas Gift Tags at my Tag Class last Friday.  These Christmas Gift Tags are 3″ x 3″ when finished.  They start out as a 3″ x 6″ piece of card stock scored and folded at 3″.  I had set out a variety of Christmas stamps and punches for everyone to use.  I also cut up the pages of the  Snow Festival Designer Series Paper (#126908) that has the squares into 2-7/8″ squares for people to use on the tags.  They do make cute Christmas Gift Tags.  I also had out Dazzling Details in the Cherry Cobbler (#125585) and the Clear (#124117) for them to Bling up the Tags.
3x3 Christmas TagsI hope you have fun making your own 3″ x 3″ littleChristmas Gift Tags!  Sorry, the little Stocking Punch is retired, but you could use the Mitten Punch (#127824)

Stamps:  More Merry Messages w#126400  c#126402
Card Stock:  Real Red
Gumball Green
Snow Festival Designer Series Paper #126908
Punches:  1-3/4″ Scallop Circle #119854
1-1/4″ Scallop Circle #127811
Stocking (retired)  try the Mitten Punch instead #127824
Other:  Cherry Cobbler Sweater Trim #129938
Dazzling Details (clear) #124117
Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details #125585
Glue Dots
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

1.  Cut card stock 3″ x 6″, score and fold at 3″.
2.  Cut Designer Series Paper at 2-7/8″ square.
3.  Wreath.  Punch the 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle first, then center it inside the 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch and punch.  Adhere the Wreath to card front.  Tie and attach the bow with several Glue Dots.  Then add the Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details.  Set aside to dry.
4.  Adhere Gift Tags to Gifts with Sticky Strip, Dimensionals, or Glue Dots.

Some Suggested Stamp Sets to use from the Holiday Catalog:
Ornament Keepsakes stamps & Framelits  Bundle w#129949  c#129950
Joyous Celebrations w#128066  c#128069
Greetings of the Season (sentiments) w#128030  c#128033
Wonderful Winterland w#123817  c#123819
Make a Mitten w#127940  c#127943
Watercolor Winter  w#129724  c#129727
Scentsational Season Bundle w#129945  c#129946
First Christmas w#127988  c#127991

Some Suggested Stamp Sets to use from the Annual Catalog:
Delightful Decorations w#116517 c#127787
Chock Full of Cheer w#126715  c#126717
Tags Til Christmas w#120847  c#121169
Merry & Type w#122550  c#122552
Greeting Card Kids w#119887  c#120633
25 & Counting w#123792  c#123794
Snow Swirled  w#111690  c#127799
Christmas Blessings w#123807  c#123809
Beautiful Season w#122680  c#122682
Bells & Boughs w#120831  c#121142
Polar Party w#122675  c#122677
Jolly Bingo Bits  w#120857  c#121187
No Peeking w#126290  c#126292

Other Suggestions:
1.  Use any of the smaller punches and Framelits.
2.  Use scraps of Designer Series Papers or ribbons to go across the front of the Gift Tag.
3.  Use Rhinestones, Pearls, brads, or buttons to help add some bling and dimension to your Gift Tag.

Have fun using the stamps and supplies you have already or purchase them at My Online Store.

Happy Gift Tag Making!

Two Tags Christmas Gift Tags

Winter & Christmas Card & Project IdeasWe made these cute little Two Tags Christmas Gift Tags at my Tag Class on Friday.  I will be showing you more of the Tags we made in future posts.  These are quick, fun little tags to decorate.  You can use a variety of stamps and Framelits.  It is so fun and easy to be creative with these Two Tags dies.
Christmas Two Tags

Stamps:  More Merry Messages w#126400  c#126402
Jolly Bingo Bits w#120857 c#121187
Scentsational Season w#121026 c#121190 (Holiday 2012 NOT being carried over!)  Bundle-stamps & Framelits w#129945  c#129946
Card Stock:  Real Red
Whisper White
Riding Hood Red
Inks:  Real Red
Gumball Green
Garden Green
Soft Suede
Big Shot:  Two Tags Bigz Die #115954
Holiday Collection Framelits (coordinates in Scentsational Season) #127814 (Holiday 2012 NOT being carried over!)
Punch:  1-1/4″ Scallop Circle  #127811 (Will carry over)
 Scissors or paper Snips
Dazzling Details (Clear)  #124117
Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details #125585
White embossing Powder #109132
Heat Tool #129053

1.  I used the Clear Dazzling Details on the Gingerbread Man.  It turned red interacting with the Soft Suede Ink (old style ink pad).  Most of my customers liked the effect.
2.  I cut 3 sheets of card stock in my Big Shot at once.  It cuts great, but not all the score lines show up very well.

You can purchase all the supplies to make all your Christmas Tags at My Online Store.

Happy Stamping!

Snow Globes: Snowman Tag & Santa Card

My grandson and I were watching a video on the Papercrafter’s Library.  We saw a fun snow globe card made with a Treat Cup that had a Santa Claus in with some snow to shake around.  Well I didn’t have that Santa stamp so I thought the Snowman from the Tags Til Christmas stamp set would work well.  My grandson wasn’t happy with me using a snowman.  He did say I could give it to his cousin though.  I do have some retired Santa Claus stamps, but they were all too big (in my opinion).  He chose the smaller Santa Claus for me to use on his tag.  He was busy painting so he had me do the stamping and coloring.  He showed me where to stamp the Santa.  He approved my coloring. and told me where to put the Treat Cup with the “snow”.  He also had me write on it.  He was very happy with how it turned out!  I added his photo of him holding his card to the picture of his card.  He is very opinionated when it comes to stamping!  And he is only four!

So today I will be showing you both versions:  My Snowman Tag which we will be making at my Tag Class tomorrow, and his Santa card.
Snowman Tag

Stamps:  Tags Til Christmas  w#120847  c#121169  (Snowman)
Jolly Old Saint Nick (retired w#121717)
Ink:  Midnight Muse (Snowman)
Real Red (Snowman)
Black StayzOn (Santa)
Markers (Santa):   Real Red
Cherry Cobbler
Basic Black
Garden Green
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Real Red
Snow Festival DSP (Snowman) #126908  1-1/2″ x 2-7/8″
Big Shot (Snowman): Snow Burst Embossing Folder (oops-retired).  You could use Northern Flurry #120902, Petals-a-Plenty #116824, or Square Lattice #119976.
Punches (Snowman):  1-3/4″ Circle #119850
2-1/2″ Circle #120906
Tag Corner (Retired) or just cut your corners off diagonally
Other:  Snail
Circle Treat Cups #116802
White paper cut into “Snowflakes”  mine was crimped strips I that came in a package I received.  You can use printer paper.

1.  Cut Real Red card stock 2-7/8″ x 5-1/4″.
2.  Cut Whisper White card stock 2-3/4″ x 5-1/8″.  Punch 1-3/4″ Circle in desired position towards top of tag.  Punch or Trim the top two corners diagonally.  Run through Big Shot with desired Embossing Folder.
3.  Stamp Snowman image with Midnight Muse ink.  You might want to stamp once on a scrap first, then stamp on your Whisper White card stock.  Write in the To & From now with a pen or marker.  Punch your image out using the 2-1/2″ Circle punch.
4.  Fill your Treat Cup with “Snow“.  You might want to wipe the inside of your Treat Cup with a used dryer sheet first since the inside has static.  My grandson enjoyed the static though.  Peel the adhesive backing off the Treat Cup and center it over your Snowman.  I held everything up so I wouldn’t spill the snow.  My grandson thought I was really funny.  Give it a couple of shakes to see the “snow“.
5.  Put some SNAIL or Glue Dots on the Snowman paper and around the base of the Treat Cup.  Position under your Punched Circle on the Whisper White Tag front.  Now adhere the whole thing to the Real Red Tag back.  Trim the upper two corners so they match.
6.  Stamp your sentiment on a strip of Whisper White in Real Red ink.  Place it diagonally across the left corner.  Trim the edges.
7.  Add your 1-1/2″ x 2-7/8″ Designer Series Paper strip to the lower portion of the tag front.
8.   Shake your tag “to test it out” and make sure it works.  We should have a little fun before we give it away!

Santa Card

1.  Stamp the Santa stamp with Black StayzOn ink on a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Whisper White card stock.
2.  Color as desired with Markers.
3.  Cut the “snow” pieces or have your little helper cut the pieces into a bowl.  Put the desired amount of “snow” into the Treat Cup.
4.  Remove adhesive backing and place the Treat Cup with Snow over the desired portion of the stamped and colored Santa.
5.  Write the To and From portions with Markers.
6.  Adhere to a piece of 5-1/2″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Real Red card stock.
7.  Give to your favorite little someone and watch them have fun shaking it!

You can buy all the current supplies to make these projects at My Online Stampin’ Up! Store.

Happy Stamping!


The Heart of Christmas & Adorning Accents Christmas Card

“It’s Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.”  I have loved this saying since I first saw it.  I do love Christmas and the feelings of love, joy, and happiness that I feel at this season.  (Along with a little stress as the To Do list gets longer!)  I enjoy watching Christmas movies, listening to Christmas music, seeing the lights and decorations.  I enjoy seeing the excitement in little children’s eyes.  I do also love thinking of what I can do to please my family and bring some excitement and joy into their lives.

So I hope you enjoy making this fun little Christmas card.  As usual, it is pretty quick and easy so you could easily make multiples for your Christmas cards.  Enjoy!
Heart of Christmas & Adorning Accents Christmas Card

Stamps:  Heart of Christmas  w#128129 c-not available (Holiday 2012)
Jolly Bingo Bits-Wreath w#120857  c#121187
Bordering on Romance w#125480  c#125482
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Gumball Green
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler
Gumball Green
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Adorning Accents Edgelits #125595
Adorning Accents Folders #125601
Other:  Stamp-a-ma-jig #101049

1.  Cut your Cherry Cobbler card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/2″.
2.  Cut two each 5-1/2″ x 2″ Cherry Cobbler and Gumball Green strips.  Use your Adorning Accents Edgelit to cut the 5-1/2″ sides of all four strips.  Now use the Adorning Accents Folder to emboss about 1/4″ from the cut edge.
3.  Stamp your Heart of Christmas sentiment in Cherry Cobbler on Whisper White card stock.   Stamp the Bordering on Romance dotted border in Gumball Green ink above and below your Heart of Christmas sentiment stamp.  Use your Stamp-a-ma- jig if desired to help place your border stamp and to stamp the wreaths.
4.  Use the Adorning Accents Edgelit to cut the edges of your  Heart of Christmas sentiment focal point.
5.  Adhere the Cherry Cobbler Edgelit strips to the top and bottom of your  Heart of Christmas sentiment focal point, trying to keep them the about 1/4″ from the embossed line.  Now add your Gumball Green strips to the back of the Cherry Cobbler strips.  Adhere the whole piece to your card base.
6.  Admire your beautiful Christmas Card!

You can purchase the supplies for all your Christmas card making and crafting at My Online Store.

Happy Stamping!

Christmas Note or Gift Card Holder

Winter & Christmas Card & Project IdeasHere is a quick & easy way to send a Christmas Note or you can also include a Gift Card inside.  I have seen a couple of versions of this so I decided to make one of my own.  I used the Top Note die, the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, and the Holiday Ornaments Framelits.  Try making one of your own!  It only takes about 10-15 minutes.
Christmas Top Note Gift Card Holder

Stamps:  More Merry Messages  w#126400  c#126402
Ornament Keepsakes w#128048 c#128051 (Bundle with Framelits w#129949 c#129950) Holiday 2012 Catalog
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler or Real Red
Card Stock:  Gumball Green
Very Vanilla and/or Whisper White
Red Glimmer Paper #121790 (Ornament #1)
Big Shot:  Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder #120175
Holiday Ornaments Framelits #127816 *Holiday 2012)
Other:   Sticky Strip
Basic Pearls #119247
Platinum Shimmer Paint #116807
Sponge Daubers #102892
Simply Scored
Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details #125585 (Ornament #2)
Crystal Effects #101055 (Ornament #2)
Corner Rounder Punch #

1.  Cut your Gumball Green card stock at 4-1/4″ x 11.  Score & fold at 5-1/2″ .
2.  Line up the fold line just above and inside the cutting line on your Top Note Die.    You want the cutting line showing below the fold so the fold remains after you cut out the Top Note.
3.  Score the top of one flap about 3/4″ from the top so it will fold down as shown.  Center in the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder with your Top Note shape still folded and the scored flap folded down.  Run through your Big Shot with all tabs open.
4.  You can sponge now with Gumball Green ink if desired.  I have found with the new Firm Foam Ink Pads that I have to press the sponge firmly into the Firm Foam Ink Pad and Twist firmly so I can get some ink on my sponge.
5.  Put Sticky Strip on the inside of the short front side of your Top Note shape as close to the outside edges as possible.  Adhere to back side.  You can put Dimensionals under the sides of the flap if desired.
6a.  Ornament #1.  Cut desired ornament shape from Red Glimmer Paper using Holiday Ornament Framelit.  Paint the top using a Sponge Dauber (or paint brush) and the Platinum Shimmer Paint.  Add strings of the small pearls as desired.  Attach to Top Note with Sticky Strip.
6b.  Ornament #2.  Stamp desired Ornament in Cherry Cobbler or Real Red ink.  Cut out using the coordinating Holiday Ornament Framelit.  Add strings of pearls as desired.  “Paint” desired parts of Ornament with Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details if desired, wiping off any globs with a tissue if necessary.  Attach to Top Note with Sticky Strip.  Cover Ornament with Crystal Effects.  (I didn’t cover the pearls.)  Set aside to dry for several hours or overnight.
7.  Note Card.  Cut a piece of 2-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla (or Whisper White).  Round the corners with the Corner Rounder Punch.  Stamp desired sentiment at the top and on the middle (which will be hidden inside).  Slide inside.  (You might want to wait until later if you made Ornament #2!)  You can also attach a gift card to the back with Glue Dots now if desired.
8.  Admire your fun little Note or Gift Card Holder!

You can get all the supplies to make this Christmas Note or Gift Card Holder in My Online Store.

Merry Christmas Gifting!

Festive Christmas Box

Winter & Christmas Card & Project IdeasHere is Christmas Box using the Kraft Box, Snow Festival Designer Series Paper, and the Make a Mitten Stamp Set.  The Pom-pom is made with the Gumball Green Sweater Trim.  This is a quick and easy way to dress up a gift box for someone special.
Christmas Box-Front ViewChristmas Box-Top View

* = Holiday Catalog item available until January 2, 2012
Stamps:  *Make a Mitten  w#127940 c#127943
Tags Til Christmas w#120847 c#121169
Inks:  Baja Breeze
Gumball Green
Midnight Muse
Papers:  Whisper White card stock
Gumball Green card stock
*Snow  Festival Designer Series Paper #126908
Punches:  2-3/8″ Scallop Circle #118874
Hole punch or Crop-o-dile
Other:  Kraft Box #124106
*Gumball Green 1/4″ Sweater Trim #127838
Paper Trimmer #126889

1.  Cut the large top flap off your Kraft Box.
2.  Cut a strip of Snow Festival Designer Series Paper 2″ x 12″.  Adhere to Kraft Box centering the strip in the center back and making sure the parts on the front are even.
3.  Stamp Mittens on Whisper White card stock and cut out with scissors.  (I sure wish the Mitten punch did both mittens!)  Punch Scallop Circle from Gumball Green card stock.  Adhere Mittens to Scallop Circle with Dimensionals.
4.  Cut Whisper White card stock 2-3/4″ x 3-1/4″,  Trim corners diagonally (or use the retired Tag punch like I did).  Stamp Snowman tag in Midnight Muse.  Stamp the stripe border from the Make a Mitten stamp set in Gumball Green.  I did use my Stamp-a-ma-jig.  Punch a hole in the top.
5.  Punch two holes next to each other on each flap of your Kraft Box, trying to make holes the same on each flap.
6.  Now you get to make the Pom-pom.  Don’t worry, it is easy to make.  Cut a 12″ piece and a 2-3 yard piece of Sweater Trim.  I used a 2 yard piece.  Wrap the 2-3 yard Sweater Trim around four of your fingers.  Take the 12″ piece of Sweater Trim and wrap it around the middle part while spreading your fingers apart.  Gently remove the Sweater Trim from your fingers holding the 12″ piece in place.  Tie it tightly in a knot.  Now cut the tops of the loops with your scissors.  Fluff up the Pom-pom and trim any ends that need it, but not the 12″ piece.
7.  Put gift in box.  Thread one end of the 12″ Sweater Trim through the top of the hole in the Tag and through the top of  of the front flap hole then through the bottom of the opposite flap back hole.  Thread the other side through the remaining holes.  Tie.  Fluff up your Pom-pom again.
8.  Admire your festive gift box before putting it under the tree or giving it to a special someone!

You can buy all the supplies to make this Festive Christmas Box at My Online Store.

Happy Gifting!

Keepsakes Christmas Ornament

Winter & Christmas Card & Project IdeasI am finally posting the Ornament I made using the Keepsakes Ornament Bundle.  It was pretty easy to make.  I watched a video by Angie Kennedy Juda and changed only a couple of things.  Pretty amazing!

I just wished I had TWO of the Silicone Craft Sheets when I made it! I do wish they would make some Silicone Craft Gloves or Fingers too.  I did feel like a gluey mess and I did burn my fingers a couple of times with the hot glue.  And next time I will remember to put the Baker’s Twine in right after I put the Ornament pieces together!  But I am happy the way the Ornament turned out!  We are making it at my class this Friday.  Wish you were here!
Ornament Keepsakes Christmas Ornament-Front
Ornament Keepsakes Christmas Ornament-Back

Bundle:  Holiday Keepsakes Ornament Bundle (stamps & Framelits) w#129949 c#129950
Stamps:  Perfect Punches  w#117022 c#120516
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Gumball Green
Punches:  1-3/4” Scallop Circle
1-3/8” Circle
2-3/8” Scallop Circle – to cover back
1” Circle – Behind Rosette
Card Stock & Papers:  Whisper White OR Very Vanilla (I used Whisper White)
Cherry Cobbler
Candlelight Christmas DSP 1” x 12” strip  #126901
Big Shot:  Holiday Ornament Framelits (included in above Bundle)
Rosette Die  #125594
Embellishments:  Cherry Cobbler 3-1/2″ Scalloped Tulle Ribbon #  about 24”  #127841
1/8” Taffeta Ribbon  about 12”  (I used 1/4″ Grosgrain #126877)
Linen Thread or Baker’s Twine  about 5 feet  (I used Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine #123125)
Vintage Faceted Designer Button #127555
Large Pearl #125577
Other:  Tombow Glue
Silicone Craft Sheet #127853
Popsicle Sticks (not SU Wink)
Bone folder
Simply Scored (optional)
Glue Dot
Hot Glue Gun with extra glue sticks  (not SU Wink)
Paper Punch or Crop-o-dile
Optional:  Mist made with Shimmer Paint or Glitter or Dazzling Details.

(Email me if you would like better written instructions.)
1.  Cut five 3″x 11″ pieces of card stock to  stamp the Large Ornaments on.  Stamp four Large Ornaments per strip for a total of 20.  Cut three 2-1/2″ x 11″ pieces of card stock to stamp the Small Ornaments on.  Stamp seven Small Ornaments per strip for a total of 21.  Lay a strip of Large Ornaments next to a strip of Small Ornaments when cutting out the Ornaments with the Framelits.
2.  Fold 15 Large and 15 Small Ornaments in half.  Take 3 folded Ornaments and 1 flat Ornament and glue them together.  You will end up with 5 sets of Large Ornaments and 5 sets of Small Ornaments.
3.  Take 12″ of Baker’s Twine.  Knot the ends together and double.  Glue onto the bottom part of the Large Ornaments.
4.  Glue Large Ornaments onto a 1-3/8″ Circle of card stock.
5.  Cut 5 pieces of Scalloped Tulle Ribbon which are 3 Scallops wide.  Gather with your fingers and hot glue between Large Ornaments.
6.  Glue Small Ornaments on top of Tulle Ribbon so they are standing at an angle.
7.  Cut strip of DSP with Rosette die.  Pleat and glue ends together.  Glue onto 1″ punched circle.
8.  Glue Button on top of Rosette.  Add Large Pearl to center of Button.  Hot Glue Rosette to center of Ornament.
9.  Punch hole in the Large Ornament you want as the top.  Thread 12″ of Ribbon through and knot the ends.
10.  Punch 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle.  Glue to back of Ornament.  Stamp Joy and punch out with 1-3/4″ Scallop circle.  Glue to larger scallop circle.
11.  Admire your Beautiful Ornament!

You can purchase all the supplies to make this Ornament in My Online Store.

Happy Ornament Making!


Delicate Keepsake Ornament Christmas Card

Winter & Christmas Card & Project IdeasWould you like to make an Elegant Christmas card using your Ornament Keepsakes Bundle? Here is a quick card that uses your Ornament Keepsakes Bundle, the Delicate Designs embossing folder, the Large Scallop Edgelit, and the beautiful metal Flourish Designer Frames.  Enjoy making this card as one of your Christmas Cards!  It would be pretty easy to mass produce if you send a lot of Christmas Cards.  We will be making this card in my Local Stamp Class on December 7th.  Register for the Class HERE.  I would love to have you join us!
Delicate Keepsake Ornament Christmas Card

* = Holiday 2012 Catalog
Stamp & Framlit Bundle:  *Ornament Keepsakes  w#129949  c#129950
Stamps:  *Greetings of the Season w#128030  c#128033
Card Stock:  Raspberry Ripple
Whisper White
Vellum #101856
Ink:  Raspberry Ripple
Big Shot:  Delicate Designs Folders #127023
Large Scallop Edgelit #127019
Punch:  Decorative Label #120907
Other:   *Flourish Designer Frames #127835
1/8″ Mini Brads #122941
Raspberry Ripple 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon #126845
Glue Dots

October 2012 Promotion:  Merry Christmas Bundle:  Includes Ornament Keepsakes stamp set (with or without Framelits), and Candlelight Christmas Designer Series Paper and get the Festive Piercing Pack FREE!
Without Framelits  w#132260 c#132261  Stamp set, Designer Series Paper, Piercing Pack
With Framelits w#132262  c#132263   Stamp set, Framelits, Designer Series Paper, Piercing Pack

1.  Use your Big Shot and the Large Scallop Edgelit to cut the Scallops about 1/2″ from each side of a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ of Vellum card stock.  Now emboss using the Delicate Designs Folder of your choice.  I used the snowflake.  Put Glue Dots behind several of the center dots on the embossed border and adhere to Raspberry Ripple card front.  (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored and folded at 4-1/4″)
2.  Stamp the desired Ornament in Raspberry Ripple ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with your Big Shot and coordinating Framelit.  Put Dimensionals on the back of your Ornament-Leave the back on.  Tie a bow with the Stitched Satin Ribbon and attach to top of Ornament with Glue Dots.
3.  Stamp the desired sentiment in Raspberry Ripple ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with your Decorative Label Punch.  See how it fits on the back of your Flourish Designer Frame.  Roll 4-6 Glue Dots and stick on edges of your Flourish Frame and attach to punched out sentiment.
4.  Position Ornament and Flourish Framed Sentiment as desired.  Attach Ornament with Dimensionals.  Attach Flourish Frames with 1/8″ Mini Brads.
5.  Admire your Elegant Christmas Card!

You can get all the supplies to make this Christmas Card at My Online Store.

Happy Stamping!

A Mittens & Hot Chocolate Card to Warm You Up!

Winter & Christmas Card & Project IdeasThe Make a Mitten stamp set and coordinating Mitten Punch have been challenging me to use them.  I decided to use them with the Scentsational Season Bundle.  I also used the Illuminations ink on the Mittens after I punched them.  This is a quick card to make, although I just might have to take a Hot Chocolate Break!
Mittens & Hot Chocolate
Mittens & Hot Chocolate-Close up

* = in Holiday 2012 Catalog
 *Make a Mitten w#127940 c#127943
*Scentsational Season w#121026 c#121190
*Greetings of the Season w#128030 c#128033
Card Stock:  Real Red
Cherry Cobbler
Whisper White
Ink:  Gumball Green
Real Red
Early Espresso
Chocolate Chip Marker
Punch:  *Mitten Builder #127824
3/16″ Corner Rounder #119871
Big Shot:  *Holiday Collection Framelits #127814
*Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #127819
Other:  SNAIL
Blender Pen #102845 

*Scentsational Season Stamp Set & Holiday Collection Framelits Bundle  w#129945  c#129946

1.  Stamp Mug in Gumball Green.  Use Blender Pen to remove ink from Hot Chocolate area.  Wipe Blender pen clean between each wipe.  Color Chocolate area with Chocolate Chip Marker.  Remoisten with your breath and stamp on Whisper White card stock.  Stamp Curling Steam in Early Espresso ink at least 1/2″ away from Mug.  This way you can position both Framelits on the card stock and just make one run through the Big Shot.  I trimmed the bottom of the “Steam” and adhered it to the Mug with SNAIL  just above the Hot Chocolate.
2.  Punch 2 Mittens.  Lay them next to each other with thumbs facing in.  Use Illuminations ink (or Whisper White ink) and one of the “border” stamps in the Make a Mitten stamp set and stamp at the top, middle, and bottom of the Mittens.
3.  Round the top two corners of a 3-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ Whisper White card stock.  Decide where you want your Hot Chocolate, Mittens, and Sentiment.  Stamp your sentiment in Real Red ink.  Adhere Hot Chocolate, Steam, and Mittens with SNAIL.
4.  Run the card front through the Big Shot using the Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder.  Line up the front of the card in the Embossing Folder.  Fold the back of the card underneath the Embossing Folder.  Run through.
5.  Adhere your Whisper White layer to your card front.  Use lots of SNAIL or use Glue Dots or Dimensionals.
6.  Admire your fun card!

You can buy everything to make this Hot Chocolate and Mittens Card at My Online Store.

Happy Stamping!

Christmas Ornament Keepsakes Card

Winter & Christmas Card & Project IdeasToday brings another Christmas Card.  This one uses the Ornament Keepsakes Bundle (stamps and Framelits) and the Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper and Glimmer Paper.  Remember there is a Stampin’ Up! Merry Christmas Promotion in October.  Buy the the stamps or Bundle and the DSP  and get the Festive Paper Piercing Pack Free!
Ornament Keepsakes Christmas Card

Sorry I am late today.  There was a young Border Patrol Agent killed last week.  He lived in my town.  My children know his family.  It has been a shock to the whole community.  Today is the funeral.  There have been 5 funerals of people I know in the last month.  It has been hard.

Merry Christmas Promotion Item Numbers:
Choice 1-Stamp set, DSP:  Includes Ornament Keepsakes Set, Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack.
~Wood mount #132260.  Retail value $55.85, Special Price $47.90.
~Clear mount #132261.  Retail value, $44.85  Special Price $36.90.
Choice 2-includes Stamp set, Framelits, DSP:  Includes Ornament Keepsakes Bundle, Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, and Festive Paper-Piercing Pack.
Wood mount #132262.  Retail value $70.85, Special Price $62.90.
~Clear mount #132263.  Retail value $63.85, Special Price $55.90.

Stamps:  *Ornament Keepsakes w#128048 c#128051
Paper:  *Candlelight Christmas Specialty DSP #126901
*Champagne Glimmer Paper #127885
Red Glimmer Paper #11790
Whisper White
Big Shot:  *Holiday Ornament Framelits #127816
Other:  Whisper White 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon #126877
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Glue Dots

* = Holiday 2012 Catalog

1.  Stamp first, then cut your image out with your Framelits.
2.  I used a double layer of Dimensionals on the Stamped Ornament to raise it up higher than just one layer.  I used a single layer of Dimensionals under the Glimmer Ornament.
3.  Glue the Glimmer paper layers together.
4.  Attach the ribbon with Glue Dots.

You can purchase all these items to make your Christmas Card from My Online Store.

Happy Stamping and Christmas Card Making!

Merry Christmas Promotion from Stampin’ Up!

October 1-31.  Merry Christmas from Stampin’ Up!  A Christmas Gift Pack to help you get ready for Christmas!  Order the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set and the Candlelight Designer Series Paper and get the Festive Paper Piercing Pack Free!  Make sure and use these item numbers to get the Special Price!

There are two choices-both in wood & clear mount:

Choice 1-Stamp set, DSP:  Includes Ornament Keepsakes Set, Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack.  

Wood mount #132260.  Retail value $55.85, Special Price $47.90.  Clear mount #132261.  Retail value, $44.85  Special Price $36.90.

Choice 2-includes Stamp set, Framelits, DSP:  Includes Ornament Keepsakes Bundle, Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, and Festive Paper-Piercing Pack.  

Wood mount #132262.  Retail value $70.85, Special Price $62.90.  Clear mount #132263.  Retail value $63.85, Special Price $55.90.

Sparkly Rejoicing with You Christmas Card

Winter & Christmas Card & Project IdeasThis is an elegant, but Quick & Easy Christmas Card.  I used the Rejoicing With You stamp set (w#126300 c#126302), VersaMark Ink (#102283), Gold Embossing Powder (#109129), Sticky Strip (#104294), and Champagne Glass Glitter (#120997).  The card stock is Cherry Cobbler (#119685) and Brushed Gold (#102935).  It took less than 10 minutes to make!
Sparkly Rejoicing With You Christmas Card

Cherry Cobbler layer  3-3/4″ x 5″
Brushed Gold layer  4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
Card Base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored & folded at 4-1/4″
1.  Do your embossing first.  Stamp with the VersaMark ink.  Cover with Gold Embossing Powder.  Put excess embossing powder back in container.  Emboss with the Heat Tool (#129053) on High.
2.  Place the Sticky Strip in desired position.  Remove red backing.  Dump on the Glass Glitter and press it into the Sticky Strip with your fingers.  Put excess Glass Glitter back into jar.

You can purchase all the elegant ingredients to make this Rejoicing with You card at My Online Store.

Happy Stamping!

Sparkly Christmas Card

Winter & Christmas Card & Project Ideas

Today I have a Sparkly Christmas Card for you.  I received a similar one as a swap at Convention.  I used the First Christmas stamp set from the Holiday Catalog.  I used Silver Glass Glitter and a Rhinestone for the Sparkly bling.  This is a quick card to make.  It would be easy to make multiples of this card.  Just do all the Glass Glitter last.
Sparkly Christmas Card

Stamps:  First Christmas w#127988  c#127991
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Ink:  Midnight Muse
Markers:  Night of Navy
Cherry Cobbler
Big Shot:  Delicate Designs embossing folder #127023
Other:  Sticky Strip
Silver Glass Glitter #120995
Sticky Strip
Rhinestone #119246
Stamp-a-ma-jig #101049

1.  This card uses a single 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of card stock.   Place your Delicate Designs embossing folder on your card front with the Stampin’ Up! logo on the inside of your card front.  Make sure you line it up with the fold line and the bottom.
2.  Place a line of Sticky Strip along the line made by the embossing folder.  Leave backing on until the last step.
3.  Stamp the First Christmas Baby Jesus in a Manger and the Star stamps in Midnight Muse.  Line up the legs of the Manger with the top of the Sticky Strip.  I used a Stamp-a-ma-jig for all my stamps on this card.
4.  Color the sentiment stamp with Markers.  Color the words “Christmas”, “Love”, and “Grace” with your Cherry Cobbler Marker.  Color the other words with your Night of Navy Marker.  Remoisten with your breath and stamp in desired position.
5.  Place the Rhinestone in the center of the Star.  I like using my Piercing Tool to help me place it where I want it.
6.  Now remove the backing from your Sticky Strip.  Place your card on a sheet of paper.  Dump the Silver Glass Glitter over the Sticky Strip.  Press to help Glitter adhere well in all the little spots.  Pour excess Glitter back into jar.
7.  Admire your Sparkly Christmas Card!

You can purchase all the supplies to make this Christmas Card at My Online Store.

Happy Stamping!

Christmas Candy Wrapper

The long awaited Candy Wrapper Video is finally here!  After I made the video I decided to add some Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details to the Christmas Tree.  I hope you enjoy this video and enjoy making your own Candy Wrappers as gifts.  (NOTE:  You may have to refresh/reload your page if the video doesn’t show up the first time.)
Christmas Candy Wrapper

Stamps:  Tags til Christmas w#120847 c#121169
Scentsational Season w#121026 c#121190
Card Stock:  Real Red
Whisper White
Ink:  Real Red
Gumball Green
Big Shot:  Candy Wrapper Bigz L Die #120890
Holiday Collection Framelits #127814
Punch:  Scallop Square #119884
Other:  Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details #125585
Sticky Strip

You can purchase everything to make this Candy Wrapper at My Online Store.

Happy Stamping and Die Cutting!

A Fancy Favor Christmas

Winter & Christmas Card & Project IdeasStarting today I will be posting Christmas and Winter Card and Project ideas every Monday.  Here are a couple of Christmas gift holder ideas using the Fancy Favor Bigz XL Die.  I used my favorite Christmas colors Red and Green.  I will have a Halloween version for you on Wednesday.
Fancy Favor Christmas

Card Stock:  5-1/2″ x 11″ (you end up cutting off part of the tab)
Big Shot:  Fancy Favor Bigz XL Die #115965
Extended Cutting Pads #113478
Extended Crease Pad #117630 (Note:  Use the Crease Pad if your Big Shot is cutting your Score Lines or if you want more defined score lines without them being cut.)
Adhesive:  Sticky Strip

Stamps:  Ornament Keepsakes  w#128048 c#128051
Card Stock:  Real Red
Ink:  Raspberry Ripple
Big Shot:  Holiday Ornaments Framelits #127816
Other:  Cherry Cobbler 3-1/2″ Scalloped Tulle Ribbon #127841

Stamps:  Greetings for the Season w#128030 c#128033
Card Stock:  Gumball Green
Very Vanilla
DSP:  Candlelight Christmas Designer Series Paper #126901
Ink:  Gumball Green
Marker:  Real Red
Big Shot:  Designer Rosette Bigz XL Die #125594
Punches:  1″ Circle  #119868
Decorative Label #120907
Other:  Pearls #119247
Large Pearl #125577

1.  Cut out Fancy Favor Bag making sure that the part you cut off is part of the tab.  Position your card stock just slightly past the cut line of the other edge.  Run through your Big Shot.  Sandwich if you are using a Crease Pad:  Cutting Pad, Bigz Die, card stock, Crease Pad.
2.  Fold all Score Lines.  Lay the Fancy Favor so the part that will be the outside is facing up.  Put Sticky Strip on the bottom edge of both rectangle tabs and one triangle tab and the side tab.  Turn over and put Sticky Strip on the other Triangle tab.  (Note:  Sticky Strip should be placed next to the score line on the side tab and on the edge opposite the score line-the cut edge-of the bottom tabs.)
“Put Together Box” step.  Adhere side to tab aligning so the box is squared.  Box Bottom.  Remove all upward facing Sticky Strip Backing from three of the bottom tabs.  Place the rectangle tabs in position, squaring up the box.  Place the first triangle tab down on the rectangle tabs.  Remove the Sticky Strip from the last triangle tab.  The Sticky Strip should be facing toward the bottom of the box.  Attach to bottom tabs.
Red Fancy Favor
3.  Adhere Scalloped Tulle Ribbon.  Fold one side of the Fancy Favor to a 90 degree angle. Run SNAIL down the corner fold starting about 1/2″ from the top edge and finishing about 1/2″ above the loser edge of box.  Repeat with all side folds.  Run a narrow strip of SNAIL on the edge that will connect with the tab.  Position Tulle Ribbon. Do NOT cover tab.
4.  “Put Together Box” following above directions.
5.  Stamp desired Ornament in Raspberry Ripple ink.  Cut out with coordinating Framelit and Big Shot.  Adhere to Fancy Favor with Dimensionals.
Green Fancy Favor
3.  Put Together Box following above directions.
4.  Rosette:  Cut a 1-1/2″ x 12″ strip of Designer Series Paper.  Place on Rosette die with one side on desired edge.  If you want flat edges just place the strip in the center of the die.  Use the Crease Pad instead of the top cutting pad.  I also have to place a card stock shim between the bottom cutting pad and the die on one of my Big Shots.  The other Big Shot cuts fine without a shim.
5.  Make the Rosette.  Punch two 1″ Circles from scraps of Gumball Green.  It is okay if one is not totally round.  Cover one side of both 1″ Circles with Sticky Strip, making sure you will be able to pull the red backing off the strips.  Pleat your Rosette.  Adhere ends with Sticky Strip.  Now remove the Sticky Strip backing from both Circles.  Flatten out your Rosette and get it into the shape you want.  Adhere Punched Circles to Rosette:  the good one in the front, the not so good one on the back.  Adhere Rosette to front of Fancy Favor bag.  Add a Large Pearl to the center of the punched circle.
6.  Color only the outside lines of Four Frames stamp with bird with the Real Red marker and stamp on Very Vanilla card stock.  Use the Stamp-a-ma-jig to position the Sentiment stamp which you stamp in Gumball Green ink.  Punch with Decorative Label punch.  Adhere to back of Fancy Favor with Dimensionals.

You can purchase all the products to make these Fancy Favor Boxes at my Online Store.

Happy Stamping!