Christmas Cards

Hearts Come Home

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Hearts Come Home Stamp Set #145416, Hometown Greetings Edgelits Dies #144671, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

I have t say this is probably one of my favorites of all the Christmas cards I have made this season.  It is really hard to show in the picture of how pretty the glitter is for the snow and how elegant it looks.  

To make this card you will need  the following products:

Cherry Cobbler Cardstock #119685

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"
  • cut at 4 1/4" x 4 1/2"
  • cut at 2" x 4 1/4"

I cut out the two white pieces of cardstock using the Hometown Greetings Edgelits.  The wonderful thing about these edgelits is that the bottom of them don't cut.  So you can place them where ever you want to on your paper and the bottom will be left alone.  So I put both of the pieces as close to the top of my paper so I would have blank space on the bottom.  That way I can layer them and give the card dimension.  

Once you have them cut, I laid the biggest piece (the one with the church) on my card base, but did not adhere it.  I wanted to see where it was going to go so I knew where to emboss my sentiment.  Once I knew exactly where I wanted it, I embossed it using the white embossing powder.  I also added little stars all around it, again using the white embossing powder.  

For the snow I put Multipurpose Glue on the bottom sections of the white paper and added Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.  It sparkles and looks like snow with the sun or moon shining on it.  Here is a closer look at the area with snow. 

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I used sentiments for the front and inside of my card from the Hearts Come Home stamp set.  This set is going to be carried over after the first of the year.  You will be able to get the stamp set and edgelits, but not as a bundle.  So, if you would like to get this stamp set and framelits you can order it until January 2nd as a bundle and save 10%.  

When I put the top layer of white paper on I adhered it with Stampin Dimensionals, so it was lifted up a little off the paper.

Do you have any plans for this weekend?  I am so excited for this weekend because this is my baking weekend!  I spend all weekend and bake, and bake and bake some more.  Each year I give my daycare parents goodie bags with 10-15 different baked goods.  They look forward to it each year.  I have had husbands hide different treats from their wives, so they get all of it.  LOL  

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you have a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend!

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SCS Creative Crew December 2107 Project #4

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Lovely As A Tree #127793, 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon Basic Black #144129, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

This is my final project as a SplitcoastStampers Creative Crew member (insert sad face).  I have truly enjoyed my time with the crew and I have met some wonderful ladies.  This experience has made me go out of my comfort zone and I have learned so much.   I am now not afraid to pick a technique and just try it.  You just try them too!  Who knows, you might actually enjoy them.  

For this challenge we had to take a sketch and create a winter wonderland scene.  I kept coming back to the stamp set Lovely As A Tree for my projects this month.  When I think of Winter Wonderland, I think of trees, snow, moonlight, sparkle of lights and different shades of blue and purple.  What do you think of?

Here is the sketch that we had to use. 

Winter wonderland sketch

I decided to turn it sideways for my card for a little bit of a different look.  The hardest thing about this sketch was figuring out the sizes of the pieces.  You have to be careful because you can't just cut the ends off, you have to cut from the center and make sure they are even.  Once I figured that out, than it was pretty easy.  

The first thing you will do is stamp your design and complete the top layer (the Whisper White piece).  For my card I first used a Sponge Brayer and put a light layer of Soft Sky ink all over it.   I needed to soften the Whisper White, because I was going to be doing a night scene.  I then stamped my trees on with Basic Black Archival ink towards the bottom of my paper.  I wanted to make sure and leave room for my ribbon and bow.  

Island Indigo was my next color of ink that I added with a sponge around the edges but going in a little towards the trees.  I didn't want to go too close as I wanted the center to be lighter than the edges.  The final color I added was the Night of Navy, again with a sponge, and that was only be the edges and not coming in as far as the Island Indigo.  

I wanted to add some sparkle to it, to make it look like it was snowing, but how?  Well, I saw a video a while ago where you put multipurpose glue on a clear block, you don't need much glue, and an Aqua Painter brush.  Add a little bit of water to the glue and put it on your brush.  Hold the Aqua Painter over your paper and tape the brush against your hand so that it splatters onto your paper.  You then quickly add Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to your paper and shake off the excess.  It should stick to the glue and look like snow.  Well, that didn't really work for me, the first time.  

So, I had these little water spots on my paper, but they looked kinda neat, so I left them, but the glitter didn't really stick.  I tried it again and it worked better, but I wanted more control of where the spots were going to be.  I ended up getting out my Wink of Stella and tapping it in different spots on my paper for the snowing affect.  I really like how it turned out!

To make this card you will need the following products:

Basic Black Cardstock #121045

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
  • cut at 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut 2 at 4" x 5 1/4"

This is how to cut your white paper once you are finished with it.  

  • cut each strip at 1 1/4" wide
  • lay your middle strip onto your paper, center it, but do not adhere yet
  • top strip - cut in half at 2 5/8"
  • trim each piece to 2 1/2" cutting the inside edge
  • bottom strip cut at 1 5/16" and 3 15/16" - I marked the back of my paper so I could see exactly where I had to cut
  • trim each end piece to 1 1/4" - cutting the inside edge

Lay it all out on your black paper, that is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2", before you adhere it to make sure you are happy with it.  Once you are happy, line up your outside edges and adhere your pieces to the paper.  Wrap your ribbon around it, tie a bow and attach it to your card base.  

Isn't it beautiful?  

Thank you for stopping in today!  I hope everyone has a blessed weekend!

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SCS Creative Crew December 2107 Project #3

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Seasonal Chums Stamp Set #144948, 3/8" Classic Weave Ribbon #144160, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking or 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Hello!  This is my third project for SCS Creative Crew.  We had to do a project that used a technique and the theme was winter wonderland.  I immediately thought of the dryer sheet technique because it looks just like snow, especially when you add the dazzling diamonds to it.  

To do this technique you will first need to stamp your images and do any coloring, if there is any on your project.  On my project I stamped my images from the Seasonal Chums stamp set and also used the snowflakes from the Tags and Trimmings.  The snowflakes are really hard to see  in the picture as I stamped them with Soft Sky ink.  Next time I think I would use Marina Mist and if that was too dark, then stamp it off first.  In person you can see the snowflakes. I used markers to color in the snowmen.  

You will then cover your paper with adhesive, you can use spray adhesive, liquid glue or a glue stick.  You will need a used dryer sheet to place on top of your glue.  Smooth out all of the wrinkles and trim off the excess.  This is the fun part now, sprinkle it with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and shake off the excess.  It sparkles like the snow!  I adhered this to a piece of Melon Mambo cardstock with the 3/8" Classic Weave Ribbon in Soft Sky around it.  When all of that is together than attach it to your card base.  

To make this project you will need the following products:

Soft Sky Cardstock #131203

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Melon Mambo Cardstock #115320

  • cut at 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut 2 at 4" x 5 1/4"

Here is a close up of the snowmen and you can see the snowflakes better in this picture. 

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Seasonal Chums Stamp Set #144948, 3/8" Classic Weave Ribbon #144160, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking or 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Aren't they so cute?  I just love snowmen!

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I know this blog post is coming out late today, but I do have a very good reason why.  I have been in bed since Saturday afternoon with the most severe case of a stomach virus that I have ever had in my life.  I was physically sick for almost 30 hours. I didn't even know that was possible!  On Monday I was feeling better and was going to go back to work on Tuesday.  That didn't happen as my body had other plans for me.  Can you believe I ended up getting sick again.  I guess my body really liked the virus, or the virus was really mad at my body.  

Today, 5 days later, I finally feel human, but am extremely weak.  Who knew that just going down a flight of stairs would wear you out to the point you have to sit down.  Needless to say, I am not working today as I wouldn't have the energy to take care of children and I know I couldn't pick up my baby.  So, I am sitting here in my recliner trying to get my energy back, so I can work tomorrow.  

I always try to find the good in something and in this the only thing I can think of is the weight loss.  Through all of this I have lost 10 pounds, which I am happy about, but not the way I would like to do it though.  

Thank you for stopping by today and being patient with me.  I hope everyone has a great day and stay healthy!

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Merry Christmas Monday Week #5

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up Colorful Seasons stamp set #143276, Snowflake Sentiments stamp set #144820, Foil Snowflakes #144642, Year of Cheer DSP #144640, Trim Your Stocking  Thinlits #144682, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects, go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

What do you think of the purple and gold colors?  I never really think of purple as a color for the holidays, but our theme was Winter Wonderland for the SCS Creative Crew this month.  We were given 4 pictures to get inspiration from and one of them had a purplish tint to it.  It caught my eye right away.  See it below

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Isn't this picture so peaceful, bright, calming and elegant all at the same time.  I could picture myself sitting on a bench sipping coffee or hot chocolate and letting the worries of the day fall away.   This picture got me thinking about how could I make a card, that was a creative fold and with a winter wonderland theme.  

The first thing I did was go to my designer series paper and see if anything jumped out at me.  It didn't take me long to find the Year of Cheer DSP with the snowflakes in gold and silver all over it.  I knew then I could really put any color with the paper, but I wanted to tie in the color from the picture.  I found the Wisteria Wonder and Elegant Eggplant to be a perfect combination.  

I then remembered I had made a double front fold card before and loved it.  If you missed it, click HERE to see it.   

To make this card you will need the following products:

Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper #144640

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 6 1/4 score at 2"

Elegant Eggplant Cardstock #105126

  • cut 2 at 2 3/4" x 3 3/4"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 4 3/4" x 7 1/2" score at 3 3/4"
  • cut 2 at 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"

I stamped a sentiment from the Colorful Seasons stamp set on the smallest piece of Whisper White cardstock using the Wisteria Wonder ink.   Then I stamped a snowflake from the Snowflake Sentiments for the inside of the card and my envelope with Elegant Eggplant ink.

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up Colorful Seasons stamp set #143276, Snowflake Sentiments stamp set #144820, Foil Snowflakes #144642, Year of Cheer DSP #144640, Trim Your Stocking  Thinlits #144682, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects, go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

I attached the Wisteria Wonder cardstock to the Year of Cheer DSP , making sure I was close to the fold line, but not too close.  If you put the Wisteria Wonder paper right on the line, the flap of them DSP will not lay nice.  I would try it first before you put your adhesive on it so you know exactly where you want to put it. 

You will then attach one of the Elegant Eggplant  pieces on top of the large Wisteria Wonder piece of paper, making sure it is centered.  Attach the white piece of paper with the sentiment on it to this piece.  See the pictures below for a visual of what I am talking about. 

You will then put the other piece of Elegant Eggplant paper on the top attaching it to the DSP paper.  REMINDER, only put adhesive on the left hand side of this paper.  Line up your two pieces and then press down.  You want to make sure they are even, they are suppose to look like they are connected.  

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up Colorful Seasons stamp set #143276, Snowflake Sentiments stamp set #144820, Foil Snowflakes #144642, Year of Cheer DSP #144640, Trim Your Stocking  Thinlits #144682, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects, go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up Colorful Seasons stamp set #143276, Snowflake Sentiments stamp set #144820, Foil Snowflakes #144642, Year of Cheer DSP #144640, Trim Your Stocking  Thinlits #144682, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects, go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

I embellished the front with the Foil Snowflake and a snowflake cut from the Trim Your Stocking thinlits using the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper.  

I hope everyone had a great weekend.   Thank you for stopping by today.

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SCS Creative Crew December 2107 Project #1

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Lovely As A Tree stamp set #127793, Santa's Sleigh Thinlits #140278, Embossing Paste 141979, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

I have had so much fun being part of the Splitcoast Staampers Creative Crew.  For the past 4 months I have been challenged, went out of my comfort box, tried new techniques and have made some great friends along the way.  Our theme this month was Winter Wonderland, which I love, and this is my first project. We had to make a card and then step it up for the second one.  It is hard to tell in the picture that I have added Embossing Paste for the snow on the bottom and in the trees.  I have also added a Rhinestone to the bow on the deer.  The original card is below. 

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Lovely As A Tree stamp set #127793, Santa's Sleigh Thinlits #140278, Embossing Paste 141979, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

 

On this card I used Wink of Stella on the snow and trees.  The pictures really don't show you how pretty they are in person.  I also used sponges to do the coloring of the sky.  I haven't done much sponging or using my brayer lately, but I did on these projects.  I know remember why I love doing it so much.  

To make this project you will need the following products:

Night of Navy Cardstock #100867

  • cut at 4 1/4" x 11" score at 5 1/2"

Silver Foil Sheets #132178

  • cut at 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"

Whisper White Cardstock #100370

  • cut 2 at 4" x 5 1/4"
  • cut one at 1 x 5 1/4"

Real Red Cardstock #102482

  • scrap for the bow

I have a of tip for you on how to save on paper. When you go to cut out your deer, cut it out of the middle of your silver paper.  You will be covering it up with the Whisper White cardstock, so no one will see it.  

Did you notice how I changed the direction of my card?  Usually when I cut my cardstock at this size you open it from the bottom, but this time you open it from the side.  A little something different.  

To do the coloring on the Whisper White cardstock, I first covered the whole piece of paper lightly with Soft Sky ink using my brayer.  I then came in with my sponges and added Night of Navy ink using a sponge.  If you notice, I only went around the edges and down to the top of the trees.  I wanted to leave it lighter behind the trees to give it some dimension.  

I next ripped my strip of white paper and added either Wink of Stella or Embossing Paste.  To my Embossing Paste I added Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and mixed it up well.  I then put it on my card.  Oh my goodness, it sparkles just like the snow does in moonlight.  

The look of this card brought back a lot of memories of my sister and I taking walks at night in the winter.  I lived on a farm and there was all these open fields of snow and the moon shining on them.  It was absolutely beautiful!   

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you have a terrific day and a wonderful December!

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Snowflake Gift Card Holder/Card

stampin up, Stampin Up Snowflake Sentiments stamp set #144820, Foil Snowflakes #144642, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper #135315, Christmas Around The World dSP #144629, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects, go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

This is another card that I made where you can have the gift card holder right inside the card.  How awesome is that?!  You only have to do one card for both things you need.  Who doesn't like that time saver, especially at this time of year.  

To make this card you will need the following products:

Christmas Around The World Designer Series Paper #144629

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 12" score at 4" and 8"

Pool Party Cardstock #122924

  • cut 2 at 3 7/8" x 5 3/8"
  • cut at 2 1/4" x 3 1/4" 
  • cut at 1" x 4"

Basic Gray Cardstock #121044

  • cut at 3 3/4" x 5 1/4"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 3 1/2" x 5"
  • cut at 2 1/4" x 3 1/4"

To make the pocket for the gift card you are going to start with having your designer series paper laying in front of you with the 12" side on the top and bottom.  You will want the pattern that you want on the outside facing down onto your desk/table.  

Fold down the upper right hand corner to the first score line (this is the dotted line on the picture).  The pink diagonal line is where you will fold down the corner.   Trim off a sliver of the edge that is right a long the score line.  This will help it fold nicer and not be too thick.  I used a little bit of Snail Adhesive under this flap to help hold down the section that you folded.  It lays flatter if you do this step.  

You will need to put your piece of cardstock in the middle section before you adhere the right side flap to the middle section.  I put a piece of paper here because I didn't want the other side of the paper showing and to make it a little stronger since we are using a designer series paper.  If you were using a piece of plain cardstock you would not have to do this step.  

If you are going to use this for a gift card you will want to put the adhesive up to the blue line in the picture.  If you want to use it to put tags or maybe some tickets you will only put adhesive on the edges.    

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You can then go ahead and adhere all your other pieces and your sentiment.  I used Snail adhesive on the sentiment because I wanted it to be flat.  

stampin up, Stampin Up Snowflake Sentiments stamp set #144820, Foil Snowflakes #144642, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper #135315, Christmas Around The World dSP #144629, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects, go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

The picture really doesn't show you how pretty the Dazzling Diamonds Glitter paper is on top of the Foil Snowflakes.  The snowflake was cut out using the framelit from the the Trim Your Stocking Framelits.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you have a terrific day!

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Smitten Mittens (CT #123)

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Smitten Mittens stamp set #144931, Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper #144640, 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon #144213, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

I was so excited when I was asked to be a part of a FaceBook group called CASE-ing Tuesday Bloggers.  I will get a picture, along with the other participating bloggers, and we have to CASE (Copy) the project.  We can use the same products, or we can also do something totally different.  However, the basic design of the card needs to be the same.  All of the projects will be from one of the current catalogs. 

Then on every Tuesday we will blog about our projects and post them to the CASE-ing Tuesday Bloggers Facebook page.   I will also be posting it on my Stampin Scrapper Facebook Page,  Pinterest  and Instragram.

The project we used for this weeks challenge is pictured below.  I have kept the basic design with my top layer is on the left hand side of the card and I have the same size of paper.  However, I added another layer between the red and white layer on the catalog picture and used my ribbon in a different way.  I used the stamp set Smitten Mittens with the Many Mittens Framelits.  These two are offered as a bundle in the Holiday catalog for a 10% discount!  Yay!


Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Labels to Love #144967, CASE-ing Tuesday, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3d projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

 To make this card you will need the following products:

Whisper White Thick Cardstock #140272

  • 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Night of Navy Cardstock #100867

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"
  • cut 2 at 2 1/2" x 3"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 3" x 5"

Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper #144640

  • cut at 3 3/4" x 5"

For the mittens I cut out two white mittens to put behind the blue ones.  In the framelits, there is a framelit for each hand for the white mittens, however, there is only one for the decorative blue mitten.  You will need to cut out 2 of them and then flip one of the over.   

I added Wink of Stella all over the blue mittens to add sparkle.  I finished off with the 3/8" Metallic-Edge ribbon.  

I would like to thank everyone who ordered from me during the Online Extravangza and Cyber Monday.   I really appreciate all of you!

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It was so wonderful having Emily home for Thanksgiving and spending time with her.  It was very hard though, not having Erica here.  Erica had to work so she wasn't able to come home this year.  When you work in retail, you are going to have to work on Thanksgiving.  We are really praying that she will be able to come home for Christmas.  

You know how I said I was so excited to go Black Friday shopping, well, we didn't go.  We all realized that none of us were really into shopping this year, so we didn't go.  But, I will say, I sure did a lot of online shopping.  You know what, I really didn't miss it this year.  I think for me it was because Erica wasn't here.  I am hoping next year we are back to shopping, we always have so much fun.  

Have a fabulous Tuesday and thank you for stopping by today!

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Christmas Card Using Painted Harvest Stamp Set

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Painted Harvest Stamp Set #144783, Large Letters Framelits #141712, Garden Trellis Embossing Folder #143741, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

I saw this card made by Jeanie Stark on Pinterest and thought it would be perfect for one of my Christmas card classes.  Thank you Jeanie for sharing it with everyone.  

To make this card you will need the following products:

Real Red Cardstock #102482

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
  • cut at 3 1/8" x 4 3/8"
  • cut a t 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" this is for the "J" and "Y"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut 2 at 4" x 5 1/4"
  • cut at 3" x 4 1/4"

I found the easiest way to make everything line up is to stamp your wreath first and then attach you cut out letters.  The colors I used for my wreath are Pear Pizzazz, stamp this first, and Garden Green.  I used Real Red for the berries and for my sentiment inside.  I used the Nature Sings stamp set for the sentiment.  

The embossing on one of the Whisper White pieces was done with the Garden Trellis embossing folder.  I finished off the card with the 1/8" Solid Ribbon in Real Red.  

To decorate my envelope, I stamped the back flap with the wreath.  

It is a short post today as I am out shopping and spending time with Emily and Mr. Wonderful.  Have a great Friday and holiday weekend!

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Merry Christmas Monday Week #2

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Seasonal Chums stamp set #144948, Seasonal Tags Framelits #144685, Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder #143708, Scalloped Tag Topper #133324, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

I was on Pinterest last week looking for some inspiration for some gift card holders and I came across a card with a tag and holder on the front of it.  I thought it was interesting, because I hadn't seen anything like it before.  I can't remember who designed the card I saw, but thank you for sharing it with everyone.   The first thing I had to do was come up with a template on how to make this and the measurements.  Once I figured that out, I had to come up with a design. 

The first one I made, which I forgot to take a picture of, I made for Erica for her birthday.  I had so much fun making it, I thought it would be great to make another one for my Merry Christmas Monday series.  The above picture is the first one I came up with.  Isn't the little reindeer so cute?!  Oh, my goodness, I love him!  He is from the stamp set Seasonal Chums stamp set and has matching framelits, Seasonal Tags. There is also a snowman and a pumpkin in the set too.  

I colored him with the new Stampin' Blends markers, can you see the shading on him?  I used the dark and light Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler along with the dark Basic Gray, dark Daffodil Delight and the Bronze markers.  A reminder that when you use the Stampin' Blends markers you have to stamp your images with the Memento Ink.  

To make this project you will need the following products:

Crumb Cake Cardstock #120953

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8n 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
  • cut at 3 3/4" x 8 1/4"

Cherry Cobbler Cardstock #119685

  • cut at 4 1/8" x 5 3//8"
  • cut at 2 3/4" x  2 3/4"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

Below are pictures on how to make the tag and holder.

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You are going to score on the 8 1/4" side at 3 1/2" and then turn your paper to the 3 3/4" side and you will score at 1/2" on each side.  If you look at the second picture you will see how I cut and scored the paper at the same time.  You are going to cut down until you get the to score line (the 3 1/2" line)  and then you are going to score to the end of the paper.  You can see in the picture below what I am talking about.  

 
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After you have done your scoring and cutting, don't forget to angle the 1/2" pieces so they fold nicely.  Refer back to the first picture where you need to cut the flaps at an angle.  

 

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The next step is to mark the section that you just cut the flaps off of at 1 3/8" (this is the center of this end of your paper).  If you look at the picture you can see where I placed the mark.  

 

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The paper is going to be wider than the slot on the punch, but you can still use it.  You will need to slide the paper in the punch as it is shown in the picture above. Once you have it in the punch make sure your mark at 1 3/8" is in the center of the punch.  See the photo above to see the mark I made.

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Next, trim off the little tabs that are still on there.

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Add a strong adhesive, as shown above, I used the Tear and Tape, and burnish (use a bone folder to make a sharp crease on the score lines) and put it together.  Figure out where you want to put it on your card before adhering it.  With this strong of adhesive it is hard to take it off and move it.  

For the background on my card, I used the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder on the Cherry Cobbler piece of paper.  Now, is the fun part, decorate the tag holder as you wish. 

Making the tag is super easy.  Take a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock and cut it at 2 1/2" x 4 1/2".   I used the Scalloped Tag Topper again, so it will match and you will have to slide it in the same way as the Crumb Cake piece.

With this set, the stamps have a front and back and they are attached.  It is designed that way so you can fold it in half and have a cute little tag all at once.  How awesome is that!  I cut mine apart, so I used the back piece to decorate the inside of the card.  For your envelope you could just stamp the front of the reindeer and color it if you wanted to or you could just leave it uncolored.  Either way, it will be beautiful.

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Isn't the back side of this deer just as cute as the front.  He is so stinkin' cute!

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Our carpet is finished!!! I love, love, love it!  One of my daycare kids told me it is so squishy.  Compared to our old carpet, that is 18 years old, it is definitely squishy.  LOL  I don't think I have worked that hard physically in a very long time.  It took them four days to finish all of it, but it was so worth it.  I really don't want to move any more furniture for a while.  You don't realize how much stuff you have until you have to move all of it.  Needless to say, there were a lot of trips to drop of things to Goodwill.  

Mr. Wonderful went to Michigan over the weekend to spend some time with Erica.  I know that made her very happy to see her daddy.  I love how she still calls us mommy and daddy.  I really wish I could have gone with him.  I haven't seen her since the beginning of September.  This is the longest we have gone without seeing each other.  We are hoping and praying she will be able to come for a few days at Christmas.  

Emily comes home late on Friday night (well, really Saturday very early in the morning).  We haven't seen her since July and I can't wait.  It is really hard being this far away from our girls.  We are blessed that she will be able to be home for a week and two weeks at Christmas. 

Oh my goodness!  Do not try to type up your blog post when you are very tired.  I have a very busy week this week, so I have been working a lot in my stamping studio this weekend getting prepared for it.  I was working on this blog post late last night and was literally falling asleep while I was typing.  So, I went to bed and finished it this morning.  It is a good thing I went back and reread it.  One section I wrote the same thing three times, three different ways.  Another section I typed what I heard on TV.  It would have been a very interesting and funny blog post if I had posted it.  Note to self, don't work on blog post when you are tired.  LOL  

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you have a blessed week.

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More Merry Messages/Snowflake Sentiments

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! More Merry Messages stamp set, Snowflake Sentiments #144820, Winter wWonder Embossing Folder #144686, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects, go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

I have met a wonderful demonstrator from Michigan, Ronda Wade, and she has graciously shared this card with us.  I love the simplicity and elegance of it.  I used the sentiment from a retired stamp set, More Merry Messages, but you could use the Merry Christmas from the Star of Light stamp set.  

To make this card you will need the following products:

Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"
  • cut at 2" x 2"

Gold Glimmer Paper #133719

  • cut at 2 1/4" x 2 1/4"

To make this card you will start with embossing your 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Very Vanilla with the sentiment with the Gold Embossing Powder.  This will make it easier to figure out the placement of the Winter Wonderland Embossing Folder.   You will then emboss the following with the Gold Embossing Powder:

  • snowflake for the front (use the 2" x 2" square)
  • snowflake on the bottom left hand corner on the inside of the card
  • on the bottom left hand corner of your envelope

Punch out the Gold Glimmer Paper with the 2" circle punch and the snowflake with the 1 3/4" circle punch.  I used Tear and Tape to adhere my snowflake to the Gold Glimmer Paper and then used Stampin Dimensionals to adhere it to the card.  To finish it off I added an little pearl in the middle of the snowflake.

If you want to make it even faster to make, stamp the snowflakes and sentiment with ink instead of embossing with the Gold Embossing Folder.  You could do a lot of different color combinations for this card and come up with a lot of different looks. 

Don't forget to stop by on Monday for my Merry Christmas Monday series!

Thank you for stopping by today!  Have a great weekend.

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