NaBloPoMo Day 25: Wreath Card (with Bird Builder punch)

This is a card that I wanted to make for a long time but never really took the time to make. Finally, I got around to make it!

I used the Bird Builder punch to make the wreath (the little branch on that punch). I used 3 different green card stocks: Gumball Green, Garden Green and Wild Wasabi.  I added little Real Red flowers punched with the Itty Bitty Shape punch pack and added a small circle in Gold Glimmer paper punched with the Owl builder punch. I made a miniature bow with Real Red card stock. To make the door, I cut 4 rectangles in Early Espresso card stock and scored the lines with the Simply Scored Scoring board and I glued them on a piece of Early Espresso card stock. The door handle is an Antique brad.

bird builder couronne


CS: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Real Red, Gumball Green, Garden Green and Wild Wasabi, Gold Glimmer paper.

Tools: Build Builder punch, Itty Bitty Punch pack, Owl builder punch, Simply Scored Scoring board.

Accessory: Antique brad

12 Days of Christmas: Day 5: Wine Tag and Ornament

Today’s project is a Wine tag with a Removable Keepsake Ornament!

This make a nice Hostess gift! When you visit your friends and family this Holiday Season, bring a bottle of wine with a little something extra special!  They can keep the ornament and hang it in their Christmas tree!

ornament wine bottle

List of Supplies:

  • Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White card stock
  • Be of Good Cheer Designer Series paper
  • Cherry Cobbler ink pad (#126966)
  • Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Stampin’Pad (#126857)
  • Snow Swirled stamp set (#111690 W or #127799 C)
  • Voeux Mignons stamp set (C-123598)
  • Big Shot and Snow Flurry Bigz die (#127813)
  • Frost White Shimmer paint (#116854)
  • Sponge Daubber
  • Multi-purpose liquid glue
  • Glue dots and Sticky strip
  • Snail adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • 1″ Circle punch (#119868)
  • 1-3/4″ Circle punch (#119850)
  • Modern Label punch (#119849)
  • Simply Scored Scoring Tool
  • Vintage Faceted Designer button (#127555)
  • Large Pearl Basic Jewels (#125577)


Step 1:

Cut 2 strips of 1.5 inch wide by 12 inches long in “Be of Good Cheer” Designer Series paper. Score every 1/2 inch on both strips.

ornament step1

Step 2:

Glue the two strips together to form one long strip. Fold like an accordion, following your scored lines.

Gather the center and join the two ends together to form a rosette. Glue your ends together using a Sticky strip.

ornament step2

Step 3:

Cut 2 circles in Cherry Cobbler card stock with the 1″ Circle punch.  Cover the circles with Multi-purpose liquid glue or sticky strips. Place in the center of your accordion, one on each side. Hold in place a few seconds until glue is set.

ornament step3

Step 4:
Using the Big Shot and the Snow Flurry Bigz die, cut the 3 snowflakes in Whisper White card stock.
Using the sponge daubber, sponge with Frost White Shimmer paint for a “sparkly” effect.

ornament step4

Step 5:

Glue the snowflakes together using Stampin’ dimensionals. Add a Vintage Faceted Designer button and adhere with a glue dot. Add a big pearl in the center. Adhere the snowflake on your rosette. Add a small string to hang.

ornament step 5

Step 6:

Make the Wine bottle tag with a Cherry Cobbler rectangle of 6.5 in by 2.5 in. Stamp the snowflakes from “Snow Swirled” stamp set with Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Stampin’Pad. Punch a 1-3/4 ” Circle at the top. Score at 2.5″.  Stamp “Joyeux Noel” in Cherry Cobbler ink on Whisper White card stock.  Make the label using the Modern Label punch. Adhere with Snail adhesive.

ornament step6

Penguin Name Card for the Holiday Table

I made this cute penguin as a “name card” for each person for my Holiday Table.  It can stand up, holding a candy cane or lay flat as a card.  That’s the idea: when guests will arrive, all the little penguins will be standing up at each place around the table, holding a little treat… After everyone sit, they can take the penguin and lay it flat as it becomes a Chirstmas card with a little personal note for everyone inside!

Standing up:

pingouin debout

Laying flat:

pingouin flat

To make the body, I used the Top Note Bigz die, in Whisper White, over a Basic Black card stock.  I loved the new Mittens punch, so I really wanted to use it!!

To cut the hat and the wings, I used the Ornaments framelits collection. (See picture below.) When I attached the “wings”, I only glue them at the top, so that you can lift them and insert the candy cane.  (The mittens are glued on the wings themself but not on the “body”. The mittens are attached to the Decorative Label the same way, and not to the body.)

ornaments tuque

I used the Simply Scored Scoring tool to mark around my hat and for the mitten cuff. It makes it more “real”…


Now, to make it stand, I used an “easel card” model.  I cut a sheet of Bashful Blue card stock in half lengthwise (4-1/4″ x 11″). Then I scored it at 2-3/4″ and 5-1/2″.

You want to adhere the “penguin” on the right hand side of the card only, so that you can flip it to make it stand up:

pingouin cote


Stamp set: Voeux Mignons

Ink: Real Red, Real Red Stampin’ marker

CS and paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Gumball Green, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue

Tools: Big Shot and Holiday Ornaments Framelits die, Top Note Bigz die, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Decorative Label punch, Modern Label punch, 3/4″ Circle punch, 1/2″ Circle punch, Large Oval punch, Owl builder punch, Boho Blossom punch, Mitten builder punch

Simply Scored Scoring Tool

I was really excited when I saw that Stampin’up came up with a new Scoring tool in the Holiday mini catalogue.  It’s now so easy to score your cards and 3-D projects.  The scoring really help you fold the paper where you need it, but there’s even more you can do with it!  For example, in this card, I scored a few lines all around to form a frame for the flowers.  See on the close-up…

To make the big flower, I punched out 5 circles with the 1″ circle punch and fold two sides of each circle to make like a triangle.  You can use the Simply Scored Scoring Tool to help with that too.  The small flower is made with six 3/4″ circles.    The leaves were fold in half and run through the crimper to give them some texture. You could use the Blossom Petals Builder punch to make your leaves, but since I don’t have it yet, I just draw them by hand and cut them with scissors.

Stamp set: Sincere Salutations

Ink: Elegant Eggplant

Paper and CS: Pocketful of Poisies (#122354),  Whisper white, Garden Green, Baja Breeze, Concord Crush

Tools and punches: 1″ Circle punch (#119868), 3/4″ Circle (#119873), Simply scored Scoring Tool(#122334), crimper (#101618)