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My friend Becky Strater made these adorable Gift Card holders as a twist on our Stamp Club project from earlier this month (the Punch Art Elf). I loved them so much that I wanted to share them with you. I know Christmas is over, but so (almost!) is the Holiday Catalog. TODAY is the last day to order!
So if you love these little trees, they were cut using the Scentsational Seasons Framelits (love them – see them online – 127814) and today is the last day to order these shapes and the coordinating stamp set.
Did you see how Becky made the 3d trees? She cut out 3 tree shapes from the Framelits: 2 of designer series paper (remove the trunks) and one from Old Olive card stock. Then she folded the designer paper trees in half and glued the shapes together.
Pretty neat, eh? If you’d like the directions for the Two Tags Die gift card holder, they’re here on my blog.
Don’t forget — last day to order these shaped framelits is today!! While you’re at it, be sure to check out the Clearance Rack for extra bonus bargains, while supplies last!
Ink: Real Red, Paper: Red Glimmer Paper, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, In Color 2011-2013 Collection Designer Series Patterned Paper, Designer Series Paper (retired); Accessories: Scentsational Season Framelits, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Two Tags Die, Big Shot, Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon
When you’re a 5 year old boy, your idea of the perfect Christmas card doesn’t necessarily line up with the traditional view of frou-frou trees, snowflakes and flowery messages. Nope. I asked a 5 year old if he wanted to make a card and he pulled out his favorite stamp set… Make A Monster (see it online – clear 120606 or wood 118742).
When you’ve just turned 5, you’re also not too particular about whether the greeting is stamped right side up or not
The monster’s hat comes from the Owl Occasions stamp set (one of MY favorites — check out all these samples) (shop the set online). It’s always good to have a santa hat stamp on hand. Never know when you might need to ‘deck a monster’ or other character. Don’t wait too long for Owl Occasions though — it disappears after January 2nd when the Holiday Collection Catalog ends! (browse the Holiday Catalog now)
Don’t limit your monsters to just Christmas though… Make A Monster is Tucker’s favorite stamp set for birthday cards too (see his teacher card here).
And apparently the set has wider appeal, because it was one of the favs for the girls in my Summer Scrap Camp last summer — ages 7-14. We made Shrinky Dink charm bracelets (see their bracelets here).
Stamps: Make A Monster, Owl Occasions, More Merry Messages, Ink: Real Red, Basic Black; Paper: Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Real Red
Do you have an Elf on the Shelf at your house? Our elf is named Freddyting, and the kids love to check out his daily adventures. So this year I decided to create some Elf on the Shelf gift card holders using the Two Tags Die (see it online – 115954) and my Stampin’ Up! punches.
The gift card holder itself is simple:
- Cut Gumball Green card stock to 3-3/4″ x 7″. Score the card stock at 1/2″ and 3-3/4″. Fold into a flat tube and adhere on the tab.
- Use the Big Shot and the Two Tags Die to cut out a Real Red large tag. Cut another large tag bottom and trim at the score line. Glue to the edges of the tag to make a pocket.
- Add ribbon & Gumball Green Designer Series Pattern Paper and decorate with your elf! (click below for a larger picture)
Here are the links for the punches (gotta love the Red Glimmer Paper 121790):
- Full Heart Punch (119883)
- Ornament Punch (119847)
- Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (teeny scallop & circle) (118309)
- Modern Label Punch (119849)
- 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch (cut in 1/2) (119854)
- Merry Minis Punch Pack (ornament) (126882)
Need an excuse to get the Two Tags Die for yourself for Christmas? Here are more ideas from my blog to inspire you!
Want to get a Stampin’ Up! Gift Certificate? There’s still time before the holidays! Just drop me an email and you can order StampBucks for someone on your Gift List. They’re good on anything I offer — stamps, paper, supplies, Stamps in the Mail Club, class fees — everything! In fact, I’m mailing StampBucks to someone in Alaska today (hint hint )
Stamps: Tags Til Christmas (121169 or 120847); Ink: Real Red; Paper: Red Glimmer Paper, Gumball Green, Real Red, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, 2012-2014 In Color Designer Series Patterned Paper; Accessories: Big Shot, Two Tags Bigz Die, Full Heart Punch, Ornament Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Merry Minis Punch Pack, 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, Modern Label Punch, Googlies self-adhesive eyes
Last month at my Stamp Club we made a fun card with a free form and flow-y technique. Is that a word? I think you’ll see what I mean though! The technique is called Misted Alcohol Resist (click below for a bigger picture). And you can never go wrong with the Lovely As A Tree stamp set (see it online – 127793)
Meg’s tutorial directions for Misted Alcohol Resist:
- Heat emboss image on Glossy White card stock (see it online – 102599). I used Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder (see it online -101930)
- Spritz card stock with Stampin’ Mist, water or alchol. Drip 5-6 drops of reinker and tilt card stock to distribute.
- Blot any drips that gather at the edges of the card stock to prevent saturating edges.
See how the ink runs but the image resists? I don’t know about you, but we’re dreaming of white Christmas here at our house!
Stamps: Lovely As A Tree, Greetings of the Season; Ink: Midnight Muse, Versamark, Reinkers in Lucky Limeade, Midnight Muse & Pool Party; Paper: Whisper White, Glossy White, Midnight Muse; Accessories: Iridescent Ice Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Ink refills, Stampin’ Mist
I love the warm fuzzies that come from slipping on a new pair of hand-knit mittens for the first time. All snuggly warm… well if you’re not knitting this season (or if you are!) then you can STAMP your mittens with the Make A Mitten stamp set (see it online).
Here’s a simple & fun idea using the mittens on a card embossed with the Northern Flurries Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (see it online).
More good news!! The folder is actually on sale thru November 28th for 25% off!
The greeting on this card fits perfectly – it’s from the More Merry Messages stamp set (see it online).
Stamps: Make A Mitten, More Merry Messages; Ink: Island Indigo, Early Espresso; Paper: Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack; Accessories: Big Shot, Northern Flurry Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon,
I’ve been on a “clean & simple” kick lately, and the Frosty Friends stamp set fits the bill (see it online)! This is a card that I’ve been sharing at workshops and with my Stamp Club this month, and I wanted to share it here, too.
If you haven’t used Watercolor Wonder Crayons (see them online), you’re missing out! These are yummy (okay, they *feel* yummy – I haven’t tasted them) and so simple to use to great effect.
Here’s a Stamping 101 Video Tutorial on using the crayons.
And here are lots of ideas from my blog on using Watercolor Wonder Crayons! (I told you I love them!)
If you’re looking to start your shopping list for Monday’s Online Extravaganza, here are a few items to add!
- Frosty Friends single stamp (see it online)
- Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Brights Collection (see it online)
- Aqua Painter (see it online)
- Watercolor Paper (see it online)
- Staz-On Black Ink (see it online)
And if you want to learn to watercolor, you can also sign up for my current Stamps in the Mail Club! We’ll be focusing on watercoloring for months 2 and 3 of this fun (and very popular) club! Learn more on my website and sign up today.
Stamps: Frosty Friends, More Merry Messages; Ink: Staz-On Jet Black; Paper: Watercolor Paper, Festival Of Prints Designer Series Paper; Very Vanilla, Silver Glimmer Paper; Accessories: Aqua Painters, Watercolor Wonder Crayons Brights Collection,
Once you’ve been “boo’d”, you place a sign in your window so other neighbors know you’ve been visited already for the year.
It’s a fun way to share treats and let the kids go around ringing doorbells and then running away
Here are the treat bags (featuring the Googly Ghouls stamp set – see it online) that we made up to leave on a couple of porches this year:
If you’re looking for a poem to include with your treats, here’s a link to one I found online.
Have you been checking out Tunnel Cards lately? They’re all the rage right now… here’s a fun spin on the concept. Try a Triple Tunnel Card! This one uses the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set and the matching Holiday Ornaments Framelits (see the special online).
Love it! Be sure to check out the directions for Tunnel Cards on my blog – and instead of a single hole, cut yourself 2, 3 or even more places for a message or image to peek through. Here are the directions for the basic tunnel card.
For the best effect, just make sure you place the framelits or punches so that they overlap the center score line of the card — that way they’ll give you the most ‘pop’ for your punch
Stamps: Word Play, Ornament Keepsakes, Greetings of the Season; Ink: Lucky Limeade, Real Red; Paper: Very Vanilla, Real Red, Candlelight Christmas Designer Series Paper; Accessories: Holiday Ornaments Framelits, Big Shot, 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon,
Looking for a fun treat to make for holiday gifts? You know, the ones you always think about making to hand out to neighbors you see at the Post Office, or the clerk at the grocery store who always says something nice to you?
Oh wait – you haven’t gotten around to making those? Really? Well let me help you!! This is a really quick, really easy project that doesn’t use many supplies and is sure to put a smile on the face and in the heart of anyone who receives it from you!
Plus you can make about 20 of them in under an hour. That’s 20 smiles to share – won’t it feel great to share that happiness?
(click the photo for a larger view)
See how they fit together? The Petal Card Double Punch (see it online) is a perfect size for making little treat holders for the “minis” size of chocolates (Mmmmm….).
Here’s what you’ll do (picture yourself sharing these with friends!):
- Punch two petal card pieces for each candy. Place the candy inside one, put dabs of glue on three tabs of the other punched piece. Fold up and hold to adhere.
- Punch out ovals with the Small Oval Punch (see it online) from the Champagne Glimmer Paper (see it online)
- Stamp little trees (or another design) with the Merry Minis stamp set (see it online) and punch them with the matching Merry Minis Punch Pack (see them online).
- Layer all the pieces and put three treats into a perfectly sized 4 x 6″ Cellophane Bag (see them online).
- Tie with a piece of the sweet 1/4″ Sweater Trim (see it online).
- Add a cute little tag — if you don’t know who you’re going to give this to, then write something like “For You” instead of a specific name. Add a glimmer star with the Merry Minis Punch Pack (from above) and you’re all done!
So what do you think? I know you can do it!! If you make little treats to share this season, let me know – I’d love to hear about the smiles you’re spreading! And if you see me at the post office or at the IGA, maybe I’ll still have some left to share with you in person.
Looking for color ideas? Here’s what I used (click to shop for each):
Very Vanilla Card Stock (101650)
Ever wanted to break out of the Christmas box? Try something a bit different for a card? Here’s a fun alternate color scheme for a card — pink & white. With the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set, there’s no doubt the card is for Christmas. But the glittery fun colors give this set a whole different look.
The Ornament Keepsakes and coordinating Holiday Ornaments Framelits are available as a bundle – and you get both the stamps and the framelits for 15% off when you buy them together! (see the special online) Plus don’t forget about the special for October. If you’re getting the stamps and framelits, it makes even more sense to add the paper and get the Festive Piercing Pack for free! (only in October – see details)
The design of the Peace on Earth stamp from Greetings of the Season (see it online) is a perfect complement for this color set.
Looking for other Christmas card ideas? Find some inspiration on my blog!
Stamps: Greetings of the Season, Ornament Keepsakes; Ink: Pink Pirouette; Paper: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Silver Glimmer Paper; Accessories: Big Shot, Holiday Collection Framelits, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, 2-1/2″ Circle Punch, 1-3/4″ Circle Punch, Pink Pirouette Taffeta Ribbon