Festival of Trees Card

The Tree punch that matched the Festival of Trees stamp set is really one of my favorite tools in the Holiday catalogue. You can make really nice Christmas cards in no time at all! For this card, I used the “Top Note” die in the background, embossed with the Lucky Stars embossing folder. I used the “Trim the Tree” Designer series paper stack to make the trees and a little Gold glimmer star really adds a sparkly touch!

Festival of Trees punch

Material:

Stamp set: Petite Pairs

CS and paper: Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Trim the Tree Designer series paper stack, Gold Glimmer paper

Ink: Cherry Cobbler

Tools: Big Shot, Top Note Bigz die, Tree punch, Itty Bitty Accent punch pack (little star), Oval Collection Framelits dies

Accessories: Cherry Cobbler/ White Baker’s Twine, Glue dots

Instructions:

1. Cut half a sheet of Garden Green card stock (5.5″ x 8.5″). Fold in half to form the card base.

2. Cut the “Top Note” die in Crumb cake card stock. Emboss with the Lucky Stars embossing folder.

3. Cut a Cherry Cobbler card stock Oval with the Oval Framelits and Big Shot. Stamp the “Merry Christmas” on the left side. Adhere on the  Crumb Cake Top Note.

4. Cut 2 trees with the Tree punch out of Trim the Tree Designer series paper stack. Adhere on the Oval. Cut 2 Gold glimmer stars with the star punch. Adhere on top of the trees with a glue dot. Wrap a Cherry Cobbler/ White Baker’s twine around the base of the Top Note. Adhere the ends at the back. Adhere on the card front.

 

Many Merry Stars in Silver and Wisteria Wonder

For this card, I used an “non-traditional” Christmas color: a light purple called “Wisteria Wonder”.  Combine with Whisper White and Silver, I really like how it turned out! I used the Confetti Stars punch to create this really cool border! The stamp set that I used for the star is called “Many Merry Stars“.  I stamped it in Wisteria Wonder ink on Whisper White card stock.  I cut the stars with the Star Framelits Dies collection. The biggest star is made out of the Silver Foil card stock. I finished the card with Frosted sequins.

Many Merry Stars Wisteria

Stamp set: Many Merry Stars, Good Greetings

CS and paper: Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Silver Foil

Ink: Wisteria Wonder

Tools: Confetti Stars punch, Big Shot and Stars Framelits Dies Collection

Accessories: Rhinestones, Frosted Sequins

Holiday Homes Card in a Box

This Fall, I had a lot of fun teaching “How to make a Card in a Box” at the Ottawa Public Library! The “card in a box” can lay flat to fit in an envelop and than becomes a “box” when you open it! It’s an amazing surprise every time!!! I made this Christmas theme “card in a box” as an example to show at my class. I used the Holiday Homes stamp set and matching framelits to cut the houses. I colored the houses with the Blendabilities Markers. The box was decorated with the “All is Calm” Specialty Designer series paper.

 

Holiday Homes card in a box

Holiday Homes card in a box1

Here’s the basic instructions to make a Card in a Box.

Create a card that lay flat when closed but open into a 3D card.

Directions:

  1. Cut a piece of card stock of 5-1/2” x 9”.

  2. Score vertically at 2-1/8”, 4-1/4”, 6-3/8” and 8-1/2”. Score horizontally at 2-3/4”. Cut along the vertical scored lines up to your horizontal scored line. Cut off the small rectangle at the end. Form your box and glue the flap in place. (see picture)

  3. Cut three 1-7/8” squares of Designer Series paper. Adhere on the “open flaps” on the box. Cut one 1-7/8” x 4” rectangle of Designer series paper. Adhere on the inside back of the box.

  4. Add 2 inserts in the box: 1” wide x 3” long. Score at 1/2” and at 2-5/8”. Fold on scored lines and glue in your box.

  5. Decorate with some embellishments, stamps, etc.

Card in a Box template-001 (2)

Holiday Homes meets White Christmas

Today’s card is a combination of 2 Christmas stamp sets: Holiday Homes and White Christmas. Those 2 sets are really adorable!

A little sponging and coloring makes this card really special! The houses in the Holiday Homes set have matching Framelits dies so it’s super easy to cut! Buy them as a bundle with the stamp set!

Holiday homes and White Christmas

Material:

Stamp sets: Holiday Homes and White Christmas

CS and paper: Lost Lagoon, Whisper White

Ink: Memento Black ink, Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green; Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate Blendabilities Markers,

Real Red, Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Markers

Tools: Sponge daubers, Blender pen, 1″ Circle punch, Big Shot, Homemade Holiday Framelits Dies

Instructions:

1. Cut a 5.5″ x 8.5″ Lost Lagoon card stock. Fold in half to make the card base.

2. Cut a 5.35″ x 4″ Whisper White card stock. Stamp the trees and snowman image with Memento Black ink. Color the trees with Crumb Cake Stampin’ markers and the snowman with Real Red, Garden Green and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Markers. With the Blender pen and Soft Sky ink, add a little shadow on the snow and on the snowman.

3. Cut a 1″ circle in a piece of ‘sticky note’. Place on your card where you want the moon to be. Sponge Daffodil Delight ink around the circle. Remove your circle mask and sponge lightly some yellow in the center of the moon. Stamp the Santa image in Memento Black ink on top.

4. Sponge some Soft Sky in the sky using a sponge dauber. Stamp the greeting in Memento Black at the bottom.

5. Stamp the house image on a piece of Whisper White card stock. Color with Blendabilities markers. Cut using the matching Framelits dies and Big Shot. Adhere on your card front. Adhere the card front on the card base.

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White Christmas Card Part 2

I really like this “White Christmas” stamp set with all it’s little pieces! Here’s another card that I made with it. For this one, I used the little snowman,(isn’t he so cute?) and the Merry Christmas banner that I colored with the Blender pen and Real Red ink. I sponged some Daffodil Delight around the star and some Soft Sky in the sky. I also added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter on the snow.

White Christmas banner

White Christmas Photopolymer set #135767 $19.95

White Christmas

Material:

Stamp set: White Christmas

CS and paper: Whisper White, Lost Lagoon, Soft Sky, All is Calm Specialty DSP

Ink: Black Memento ink, Daffodil Delight, Soft Sky, Real Red; Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, Real Red Stampin’ markers

Accessories: 2-Way glue, Dazzling Diamonds, sponge daubers, Blender pen

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