Oh Christmas Tree

Casing the Holiday Catty When you’re looking for stamping inspiration, start with the Stampin’ Up! catalogs! They’re full of ideas for color combinations, card layouts, gift packaging and more. Last week we were inspired by this simple and elegant Christmas card on page 48 in the 2016 Holiday Catalog: Of course, we changed it up just a bit, and this is our version: How to Make It: Cut a Whisper White thick card stock base to 4-1/4” x 11”, score at 5-1/2″ and fold.** Rub the Embossing buddy over the front of the card to remove static and prevent stray embossing…

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Merry Little Treat Bag

Christmas Tag for a Treat Bag or Card Today I have a little treat bag for you that we made last week at our Holiday Crafting Open House. We’re lovin’ the new Stampin’ Up! Copper Embossing Powder and Holiday Catalog! Cut a 2” x 3.5” piece of Whisper White regular or thick card stock with the Paper Trimmer. Punch one end of the tag with the Scallop Tag Topper punch. Stamp the ‘Merry’ sentiment from the Jar of Cheer stamp set in the middle at the bottom of the tag in Cherry Cobbler ink. Stamp the Solid Xmas tree shape…

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Shaker Frame Birthday Balloons

Yay – Happy Birthday! We’ve been celebrating lots of birthdays around here lately. So it’s always great to have a few cards ready ahead of time! While cleaning up my stamp room, I ran across a whole package of Stampin’ Up! shaker frames just begging to be used. If you don’t have shaker frames, you could also use some regular Stampin’ Dimensionals around the opening. Dimensional edge pieces work well for this. Start with an 8-1/2 x 5-1/2″ piece of Watermelon Wonder cardstock, folded in half for the card base. Use the Balloon Framelit and the third smallest Circles Collection…

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Versatile Best Year Ever Paper

Tonight is a frigid night here in Wisconsin, so I’m at home playing! As promised in my last post, I have two more samples using the 3″x 3″ squares that we cut from a 3″x 12″ piece of the Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper. Happy Birthday Card: Cut a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base from Crushed Curry cardstock Cut a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock Cut a 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ piece of Soft Suede cardstock Adhere the whisper white piece to the card base with Snail, or your favorite adhesive. Adhere the Best Ever DSP 3″…

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