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Christmas cards, projects, gifts

Elfie Gift Bag

Elfie Gift Bag

Even though this cute stamp set has been retired, I just can’t let it go!!  Yes, these gift bags were made for Christmas (see the DSP) but I think “Elfie No Peeking” could be used all year round – he really is the cutest!!

 

Elfie Gift Bags

Here are the products used:

If you want to order, click on the image or the description and you’ll be directed to my online store!


Here are the instructions and dimensions for this card:

  1. Cut Blueberry Bush Cardstock at 8″ x 11”.
    – on the 11″ side, score all the way across the sheet at 3-3/4″, 5-1/4″, 9″ and 10-1/2″
    – score partway across the sheet at 4-1/2″ and 9-3/4″ – score diagonally from end of this line to each corner
    – on the 8″ side, score all the way across the sheet at 1-1/2″, turn 90 degrees and score at 1-1/2″
  2. Fold on all score lines – use Tear & Tape to adhere sides of the bag and end of the bag.
  3. Cut Blueberry Bushel Cardstock at 6-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ – use Snail Adhesive to attach to both sides of the gift bag.
  4. Cut Let It Snow Designer Series Paper at 6″ x 3-1/4″ – if the design has a definite directional print, make sure you cut it correctly. Use Snail Adhesive to attach to the cardstock on both sides of the gift bag.
  5. For the tag:
    – cut Coastal Cabana Cardstock at 2″ x 3-1/2″. Use Scalloped Tag Topper Punch on the top end.
    – cut Whisper White Cardstock at 1-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ – use Memento Black Ink to stamp the image from Elfie – colour with Stampin’ Blends – use Snail Adhesive to attach to the Coastal Cabana Cardstock
    – use a length of Blueberry Bushel Grosgrain Ribbon to attach the tag to the gift bag:

Now here’s a closer look at each of the Elfie Gift Bags!

Elfie Gift Bag Elfie Gift Bag

Circle Up for a Merry Christmas

Circle Up for a Merry Christmas

Today I’m sharing one more Christmas card with you – sorry I didn’t get it posted before the end of December.  Somehow my days were filled with the Grandkids Christmas concerts, baking shortbread cookies, decorating the tree and the house, wrapping gifts, preparing meals for family visiting from out of province and Christmas Day dinner!  As well, my brothers and I spent many hours scanning photos & from our parents stash.  Watch for updates as we’ve got a plan to name, organize and share them with other family members!!

Here are the products used:

If you want to order, click on the image or the description and you’ll be directed to my online store!

Here are the instructions and dimensions for this card:

  1. Cut Whisper White Cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2” – Fold in 1/2 to create standard card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.  Using Merry Merlot Classic Ink, stamp the greeting on the inside layer of the card base.
  2. Cut Merry Merlot Cardstock at 5-1/4″ x 4″.  Use the 2-1/4″ Circle Punch to punch out a circle from Merry Merlot Cardstock.  Use Snail Adhesive to attach the layer with the hole in it to the card base.
  3. Cut Whisper White Cardstock at 5″ x 3-3/4″.  Use the Stamparatus and Merry Merlot Classic Ink to stamp Merry Christmas from Perfectly Plaid stamp set.  Use Snail Adhesive to attach over the Merry Merlot layer.
  4. Tip: Using the Stamparatus allows you to line up the image perfectly, make multiple copies quickly, restamp the image if the ink is missing is some areas!
  5. Use the Big Shot and the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impression Folder to add some dimension to a piece of Mossy Meadow Cardstock. Use the 2-1/4″ Circle Punch to punch out a circle.  Use Snail Adhesive to attach to the greeting card layer.
  6. Use the 2″ Circle Punch to punch a circle out of Gold Glimmer Paper.  Use Snail Adhesive to attach to the greeting card layer.
  7. Stamp the tree outline image from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set on Whisper White Cardstock with Mossy Meadow Classic Ink.  Using the Stamparatus for perfect alignment, stamp the tree leaf (needle) image from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set over the tree outline image with Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink.
  8. Use the 2″ Circle Punch to punch out the stamped tree.  Use Snail Adhesive to attach to the Merry Merlot circle.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach to the card.
  9. Tip: Because this layer is going over the Mossy Meadow and Gold Glimmer layers, place dimensionals on one side only.

Greeting on the inside layer!

Christmas Tree with Packing Tape Technique

Christmas Tree with Packing Tape Technique

Sharing another Christmas card using “packing tape” in a different way!  As you know, packing tape is very sticky so Dazzling Diamonds or Ice Stampin’ Glitter has no choice but to stick to it!!

 

Here are the products used:

If you want to order, click on the image or the description and you’ll be directed to my online store!

 

Here are the instructions and dimensions for this card:

  1. Cut Very Vanilla Cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2” – Fold in 1/2 to create standard card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.
  2. Use Garden Green Classic Ink to stamp greeting from So Many Stars Stamp Set near the bottom of the card front.
  3. Use Garden Green Classic Ink to stamp greeting from First Frost Stamp Set on the inside layer of the card base.
  4. Cut Garden Green Cardstock at 3″ x 3-3/4″.  Use Snail Adhesive to attach to the front of the card base.
  5. Cut Very Vanilla Cardstock at 4″ x 2-1/2″.  Push into the Pine Tree Punch as far as it will go – centred side to side.  Use the Paper Trimmer to cut 3/4″ off the top of the punched layer.
  6. Cut a piece of Packing Tape to fit over the punched tree shape.  Place it on the back side of the layer with the sticky side facing the front.
  7. Carefully add Real Red Rhinestones to decorate the tree.
  8. Sprinkle Ice Stampin’ Glitter or Dazzling Diamonds on the front (sticky) side of the packing tape.  Push the crystals into the tape so it doesn’t come off.
  9. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the Very Vanilla layer over the Garden Green layer.
  10. Add a star from Star Designer Elements to the top of the tree.

    Here’s another look at it:

Think of all the possibilities with “Packing Tape”!

 

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