December 2012 Projects

Tree cardQuick and Easy Christmas Card

Looking for quick easy cards to make after you “trim the tree?” These cards come together very quickly as the images are punched out using the Petite Pennants Builder Punch. As an alternative, use some of our beautiful holiday Designer Series Paper, like the Festival of Prints Paper Pack to punch out the tree pieces. Quickly you will have decorated your cards as well!


STAMPS: 122740 Pennant Parade
Ink: 126974 Early Espresso Classic Ink, 126944 Daffodil Delight Classic Ink, 126966 Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink, 126953 Old Olive Classic Ink
CARDSTOCK: 100702 Old Olive, 100730 Whisper White, 111348 Riding Hood Red

ACCESSORIES: 122361 Petite Pennants Builder Punch, 122941 Silver Mini Bra
ds, 122334 Simply Scored, 123124 Early Espresso Baker’s Twine, 119869 ½ Inch Circle Punch


1. Score 5 lines on the Old Olive card base using the Simply Scored tool. Score at 2”, 2 ¼”, 2 ½”, 2 ¾” and 3”.
2. Stamp 3 tree images from the Pennant Parade stamp set with Old Olive ink onto Old Olive card stock. Punch out with the builder punch. Score each tree shape in half with the Simply Scored tool. Adhere folded triangles together, and then adhere to Whisper White cardstock. This will provide the pop up shape, that easily folds flat when placed in the envelope.
3. Cut the Whisper White card layer (2 ½” x 3 ¾”) and Riding Hood Red card layer (2 ¾” x 4”).
4. Stamp onto the Whisper White, the tree base with Early Espresso ink and the star with Daffodil Delight ink. Adhere the Silver Mini Brad to the centre of the star. Stamp sentiment using Cherry Cobbler ink.
5. Using the ½ inch Circle Punch, round the edges of the Whisper White and Riding Hood Red cardstock. Adhere pieces together.
6. Tie the Early Espresso Baker’s Twine to card as shown before attaching to Old Olive card base.

Snowbanks cardSnow Technique

For some of your Christmas, holiday and winter cards, you might want the background to have a snowy look. This is easy to achieve with some tearing and some glitter! What’s better for a sparkly, snowy look than some of our Dazzling Diamonds Glitter?


STAMPS:: Snow Much Fun #122560 (w) #122562 (c) Ink: Stazon Jet Black Ink Pad #101406, Marina Mist #126962
CARDSTOCK: Whisper White #100730, Marina Mist #119682
ACCESSORIES: 2-Way Glue Pen #100425, Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter #102023, Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430, Paper Snips #103579, Stamping Sponges #101610, SNAIL Adhesive #104332, Blender Pen #102845, Stampin’ Write Markers: Lucky Limeade #123002, Old Olive #100079, Real Red #100052, Basic Black #100082, Baja Breeze #119700 Snowbanks2
1. For this sample card, stamp the tree in Stazon Black on the Whisper White card layer (4” x 5 ¼”) not all the way at the bottom, allowing room for “snow”. Color in the tree with Blender Pen and markers or any coloring technique you prefer. Stamp a greeting on the card front. Adhere this layer to the Marina Mist card base.
Snowbanks3 2. Stamp the snowman in Stazon Black on a scrap of Whisper White card stock. Color in and cut out with Paper Snips.
3. Technique: To make the snow banks at the bottom of the card, just take a scrap of Whisper White card stock wide enough to fit across the bottom of the card (4”) and tear toward yourself so one piece will have a rough edge. Tear another piece the same way. You want the tearing to go up and down like snow banks would. See how they fit together, one behind the other. If necessary, do a little more tearing until you achieve the look you want.
4. Using a piece of sponge, sponge a little Baja Breeze along the torn edge and maybe very lightly on the snow itself.
Snowbanks45. Adhere the snow strips along the bottom of the card. Trim off any excess edges.
6. Using the 2-Way Glue Pen, apply some adhesive to the torn edges of the snow pieces and maybe little lines in the snow. Also put a few dots in the background for snowflakes. Spread Dazzling Diamonds Glitter over the card and shake off the excess.
7. Adhere the snowman to the card front using dimensionals.

Christmas Scrapbook Page

Scrapbook page no peekingThe holidays are such a fun time of year to record our memories because there are so many more family gatherings at this time of year. Here is a wonderful fun page to document either a fun day in the snow or just a family photo of a special day together.

STAMPS: No Peeking – Clear (126292)
INK PADS: Stazon Jet Black (101406), Gumball Green (126861), Chocolate Chip (126979),
MARKERS: 2012-2014 In Color Markers (126856), Subtles Markers (119700)

CARDSTOCK: Snow Festival DSP (126908), Baja Breeze (111352), Whisper White (100730), Silver Glitter Paper (124005)
ACCESSORIES: SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Rhinestone (113144), Snow Flurry Die (127813), Primrose Petal Satin Stitch Ribbon (126844)

NOTE: You may want to lay all the pieces of this lay out in place before you begin to adhere them to the snowflake 12×12 from Snow Festival DSP.

1. Cut 4’x12″ from the 12×12 Sweater sheet from the Snow Festival DSP. Use SNAIL to attach to 1/2″ from left side of 12×12 snowflake sheet from the Snow Festival DSP.

2. Cut 8.5″x8.5″ piece from Baja Breeze Cardstock.

3. Cut 8″x8″ piece from Whisper White Cardstock.

4. Frame Whisper White piece with the Baja Breeze Cardstock. Center and adhere with SNAIL.

5. Stamp images across bottom of whisper white cardstock as shown and color using markers as desired.

6. Add Primrose Petal Satin Stitch Ribbon above the stamped images as shown.

7. Die cut 3 of the smallest size snowflake, 2 of the medium size snowflake and 1 of the largest snowflake using silver glitter paper using the Snow Flurry die. Layer starting with the largest snowflake a medium snowflake on top using a dimensional. Then layer starting with medium snowflake with the smallest snowflake using a dimensional and arrange on the page as shown using dimensionals.

8. Adhere 6″x8″ photo.

9. Add Rhinestones to snowman’s hat, dot the “i” in Christmas, and I also put one on the reindeer’s bum.

Shimmer cardShimmer Technique Card

Sometimes a girl just needs to have a little shimmer in her life…this is a great technique. It is very easy and you will always be satisfied with the look when you are through. Give it a try and email me a picture of your card and I will post it on my blog!

  STAMPS:Christmas Lodge (w-123767) (c-123769)
Ink: Old Olive ink refill (100531), Always Artichoke ink refill (105232), Certainly Celery ink refill (105230), Black Stazon (101406)

CARDSTOCK: Old Olive (100702), Always Artichoke (105119), Certainly Celery (105125), Whisper White (100730)
ACCESSORIES: Stampin’ Sponge (101610), Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint (116806), Frosted White Shimmer Paint (116854), Stampin Spritzer (126185), Heat tool (129053), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)


1. Place a drop of shimmer paint on to a non-stick surface. I used three drops of shimmer paint; two drops of Frosted White and one drop of Champagne mist.
2. I place a drop of Old Olive and Certainly celery in the each Frosted White and the Always Artichoke in the Champagne Mist.
3. I put water in my Spritzer and gave each of the ink/shimmer a spray or two of water.
4. Taking my sponge; I started with the Certainly Celery/Shimmer and rubbed it the 2 ¾” x 4” piece of Whisper White. Then add Old Olive/Shimmer rubbed it the card stock. Finished with the Always Artichoke/Shimmer and filled in the holes.
5. Heat set with the ink/shimmer paint.
6. Ink up the tree with Black Stazon (You could use a stamp-a-ma-jig for centering)
7. Mat the Tree on 3” x 4 ¼”Certainly celery and 3 ½” x 4 ½”Always Artichoke.
8. Place dimensions on each quarter and adhere on Whisper white cardstock. (5 ¼” x 8”, scored at 4”) Mount that onto 4 ¼” x 5 ½” piece of Old Olive cards stock.

Scrapbook page christmasChristmas Scrapbook Page

Christmas is a time for making special memories and as we do we want to capture them and save them so we can relive and pass them down through generations. One of the ways we can relive those memories is by making a yearly Christmas scrapbook. Here’s a scrapbook page to get you started.

STAMPS: 115030 (wood-mount) 127796 (clear-mount) Lovely Letters Alphabet; 128048 (wood-mount) 128051 (clear-mount) Ornament Keepsakes; 115026 (wood-mount) 127793 (clear-mount) Lovely as a Tree

INK: 126966 Cherry Cobbler; 126974 Early Espresso
CARDSTOCK: 101650 Very Vanilla; 119686 Early Espresso; 126840 Gumball Green
ACCESSORIES: 101610 Sponges; 104199 Linen Thread; 113439 Big Shot; 127816 Holiday Ornament Framelits; 127841 Cherry Cobbler 3-1/2” Scalloped Tulle Ribbon; 101227 – 1/16” Circle Handheld Punch

1. Cut Early Espresso cardstock at 8” x 8”
2. Cut Gumball Green cardstock at 7-3/4” x 7-3/4”; sponge edges with Early Espresso ink
3. Cut Very Vanilla cardstock at 2” x 8” for and stamp CHRISTMAS with the Lovely Letters alphabet in Cherry Cobbler ink. I purposely did not make my letters straight to give it a more whimsical look. Tear edges and sponge with Early Espresso ink. Adhere onto Gumball Green cardstock.
4. Tie a 32” Cherry Cobbler Scalloped Tulle Ribbon around the Gumball Green cardstock and make a bow in the front. Trim ends. Adhere Gumball Green cardstock to Early Espresso cardstock base.
5. Cut 2 pieces of Early Espresso cardstock at 3” x 3-1/4” for your pictures and stamp corners with branch from Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set in Cherry Cobbler ink; Adhere onto Gumball Green cardstock
6. Cut Very Vanilla cardstock at 1-3/8” x 8, tear edges and sponge with Early Espresso ink. This is the bottom piece so you can write about your pictures/memories.
7. Stamp 4 small ornaments in Cherry Cobbler ink and die cut with Holiday Framelits. Score 3 ornaments in half and fold. With ornament folded, adhere each of the other 2 ornaments on top to get the 3D look; adhere to unscored and unfolded stamped ornament; Punch a hole in the middle on top of ornament with the 1/16” hole puncher and thread with 7-1/2” Linen Thread. Tie ornament to Cherry Cobbler Tulle and make bow. Trim ends.
8. All you need is your pictures and you’re done!


Petite Pocket Gift Tag

The Petite Pocket can hold so many wonderful surprises including a gift tag. Here’s a fun idea to try at home. Attach it to a Christmas gift, tuck it into a stocking or hang it from your Christmas tree this year.
STAMPS:Chock Full of Cheer #126717 (c) #126715 (w), Tiny Tags #118592 (c) #118091 (w) Ink: Cherry Cobbler #126966
CARDSTOCK: Whisper White #100730 (2 x 3 3/4”; 4” strip for die cutting, 3” square for punching), Cherry Cobbler #119685 (12 x 3 1/4”, scrap pieces for punching mitten topsand mitten cuffs), Be of Good Cheer designer series paper #126896 (2 x 5” strip)
ACCESSORIES:: Big Shot #113439, Fancy Fan folder #127751, Mitten Builder punch #127824, Clear Block A #118487, Clear Block B #117147, Jewelry Tag punch #117190, Whisper White Sweater Trim #129937 (9”), Paper Snips #103579, Simply Scored#122334, Adorning Accents Edgelits #125595, Petite Pocket die #123131, Snail Adhesive #104332, Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details #125585, Cherry Cobbler/White Baker’s Twine #123125 (6” piece), Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430, 1/16” circle handheld punch #101227
To create pocket:
1. Lay Cherry Cobbler 12 x 3 1/4” card stock on Petite Pocket die and run through Big Shot to create pocket. Fold on score lines and adhere together using Snail Adhesive.
2. Lay Be of Good Cheer paper strip onto Simply Scored. Score at: 2 1/4, 4 3/8, and 4 3/4”. Fold on score lines.
3. Unfold Be of Good Cheer strip and run through Big Shot using Adorning Accent Edgelit to create decorative edge. Run Whisper White 4” strip through Big Shot using same Edgelit. Adhere Whisper White die-cut strip under Be of Good Cheer strip using Snail Adhesive. Trim White layer to fit only front piece of Be of Good Cheer.
4. Apply Snail Adhesive on back side of Be of Good Cheer layer. Wrap around Petite Pocket matching score lines to sides of pocket. Adhere closed on back of pocket.
5. Wrap Whisper White Sweater Trim around pocket on top of Be of Good Cheer paper. Tie closed with knot.
6. Create Mitten pieces: Punch two mittens from 3” Whisper White square and two mitten tops from Cherry Cobbler scraps. Run all pieces through Big Shot using Fancy Fan folder. Adhere embossed mitten tops to mittens using Snail Adhesive.
7. Using paper snips create mitten cuffs using Cherry Cobbler scraps. Adhere cuffs to embossed mittens using Snail Adhesive.
8. Ink mitten image from Chock Full of Cheer stamp set using Cherry Cobbler ink, stamp onto 3” Whisper White square and punch using Mitten punch. Set aside for now.
9. Stamp “merry” image from Tiny Tags stamp set onto scrap Whisper White 3” square card stock. Punch using Jewelry Tag punch. Punch hole in tag top using 1/16” circle hand held punch. Thread Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine through hole and around knot in Whisper White Sweater Trim on front of pocket. Tie knot and secure onto front of pocket using a Stampin’ Dimensional.
10. Adhere two embossed mittens onto front of pocket using Stampin’ Dimensionals Overlap mittens slightly.
11. To complete project add a line of Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details on edge of mitten cuffs and set aside until dry.
To create Tag insert:
1. Ink “to/from” stamp from Chock Full of Cheer stamp set and stamp at top of Whisper White 2 x 3 3/4” card stock.
2. Adhere stamped and punched mitten under stamped image using a Stampin’ Dimensional.

Gifts in a jar 

Gifts in a Jar Project

It is ALL the rage right now to package and give gifts in mason jars, but how adorable is it to give something in a MINI jar! You can find them almost anywhere from your local supermarkets to craft stores and with the right accessories you have yourself a beautiful, thoughtful handmade gift!
Stamps: Perfectly Preserved (126690 WM) (12662 CM)
Ink: Lucky Limeade Marker #123002, Early Espresso Marker, Black Staz-on #101406
Paper: Crumb Cake #120953, Early Espresso #119686, Lucky Limeade #122926, Whisper White #100730
Accessories:  Small Oval #119873, 1/16″ Handheld Punch #101227, Big Shot: Bitty Banners Framelits #129267, Cannery Set Framelits #127822, Candlelight Christmas Designer Fabric #126905, Gumball Green 3/8″ Satin Stitched Ribbon #126848, Linen Thread #104199, Snail Adhesive #104332 , Mini Glue Dots #103683 , Stampin’ Demensionals #104430
Other:  Mini Mason Jars (non-SU)
1. Stamp your JAR image from the Perfectly Preserved set using Staz-on ink onto your Crumb Cake card stock.
2. Ink your lid image using the Lucky Limeade or Early Espresso markers and stamp your images onto whisper white card stock. **I would make this piece of card stock large enough to accommodate the lid images and the sentiment images ALONG with their framelits, so you can cut them BOTH out at the same time.**
3. Using the same ink as your lid image, stamp your sentiment “just for you” onto the whisper white card stock.
4. Place the coordinating framelits from the Cannery set and the Bitty Banners set on their appropriate images, making sure that the ridge or cutting side of the framelit is AGAINST the stamped image. TIP: to make sure that the images and framelits stay in position, hold them together using a POST-IT NOTE.
5. Layer your images and framelit dies on your cutting plates and run through your BIG SHOT. **PROPER SANDWICH- 1.Multi-purpose platform (completely closed), clear cutting plate, images & framelits, clear cutting plate**
6. NOTE- I cut out an extra un-stamped jar and lid shape to create a back of my tag, this way you can open the tag and write on the inside and it is more like a mini card than JUST a tag, this is totally optional though.
7. use your small oval punch to create a Early Espresso or Lucky Limeade oval shape.
8. Once you have cut out all your shapes, adhere together your lid to your jar, and your sentiment flag and your oval using snail adhesive.
9. Then use a demensional to secure the flag/oval piece to the inside of your jar.
10. If you fashioned another jar to use on the back you will take a few glue dots and secure the lids together at the top, making sure to leave the “jar” parts unglued so you can write inside.
11. Take your 1/16″ handheld punch and create a small hole through the lid of the jar, off to the side.
12. fold a 6″ piece of Linen thread through your hole just about an inch or less, folded side first, then take the separated ends and feed them over the top of your lid and through the linen thread on the other side going through the loop, pull tight and you have a sting for your tag.
13. tie your loose linen thread ends into a knot to create a looped hole for your tag.
14. If you are creating the jar using the Designer Fabric as the bow, then cut a strip of fabric roughly 27″ long by 3/4″ wide, wrap around the jar lid and tie a knot, feed the tag through one end of your fabric strip ends and move towards the knot, then finish with a bow.
15. If you are making the fabric topped jar then cut a piece of fabric roughly 1-2″ wider than the removable circle for your jar, place the fabric over the removable disc and place on the jar and secure with the screw portion of the jar.
16. Finish off with a piece of Gumball Green Satin Stitched ribbon tied in a knot and feed your tag through on end then tie another knot in the Gumball Green ribbon to secure.
FILL your jars with your favorite candies, treats, or better yet- bake PUMPKIN BREAD in the jars before decorating them and give away as gifts.
If you have any questions or want to order the products used for this project CONTACT ME today! I would be more than happy to help you out!

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