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Christmas cards, projects, gifts

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May I suggest
a Christmas card like this? or
a birthday card like this? or
a gift card holder like this?

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SPRUCE GROVE & EAST PARKLAND CHRISTMAS HAMPERS 2020

This is an excerpt from that website:
THANK YOU for your continued support, generosity, and kindness towards local deserving families that need a helping hand this holiday season.

For the 47th year, the Spruce Grove Kinette volunteers are working to make Christmas brighter for local families struggling with a limited income. Our goal is to support families in need with food and gifts for the holidays and last year, with your help, we assisted 606 families in our area, and supported close to 1900 residents!

If you don’t need cards at this time, you can make a cash donation here:

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!

White on White Arrange A Wreath Card

White on White Arrange A Wreath

I’m always amazed at how beautiful Monochromatic cards are! I’m sure you’ll agree when you see this White on White Arrange a Wreath Card!

My card base is Whisper White card stock cut at 8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″, folded on the scoreline & burnished with the Bone Folder.

For the embossed layer, I chose Thick Whisper White card stock cut at 5.25″ x 4″, embossed with the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder and the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. By using the thick card stock, the design stands out more than if I would have used the regular thickness.

Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach all embossed layers ensures that the adhesive will get into all the grooves created by embossing and help the layer stay where you want it so that is why I used Liquid Glue to attach the embossed layer to the card base.

I had another piece of Whisper White card stock to use with the Wreath Builder Dies with the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine cutting out 1 of each of the wreath designs. Next, I intertwined the 2 wreaths together until I was pleased with how they looked, turned the joined wreath over, applied Multipurpose Liquid Glue as needed, and attached over the Pinewood Planks layer!

Using Real Red Classic Ink to stamp the greeting on a scrap of Whisper White Card Stock ensures that it will match the Red Foil Bow cut with the Wreath Builder Die and the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, as well as the Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels, used to make “Holly Berries” on the wreaths.

The greeting was punched out with the Story Label Punch or any suitable punch. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the greeting where desired. I found that the bow was best attached with a Mini Glue Dot.

Spinner Card with a Snowflake!

Spinner Snowflake

Have you ever wanted to make a unique card that “does something” when it’s taken out of the envelope? My Mom would always giggle (I can hear her now! ?) when she managed to “trick” someone – I thought of her when I saw this Spinner Card with a Snowflake! The “trick” part is that you twist the snowflake around & around before closing the card and placing it in the envelope. Then, when the card is taken out of the envelope, the snowflake will automatically spin!! I hope you’ll make one just to see it work!!

I started by cutting Whisper White card stock at 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″, folded and burnished. The Snowflake Splendor DSP (Designer Series Paper) was cut at 5-1/4″ x 4″ and temporarily placed, without adhesive, on the card front.

With the card base “open”, I placed the Layering Circle Die that I had chosen on top of the DSP and proceeded to use the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine to cut out the DSP and card stock at the same time. I saved the DSP circle to place on the inside of the card base so it was seen through the “circle window” – more about how I did this later! ?

Referring to the size of the cut-out “window circle”, use the So Many Snowflakes Dies with the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine to cut out 2 identical snowflakes. When deciding on which snowflake to use, you want to make sure they do not touch the edges of the circle so that they will have room to spin! Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach the 2 snowflakes together but remember to place a length (approx. 6″) of Baker’s Twine or Linen Thread in between the snowflakes first!

Turn the DSP layer over, place a Stampin’ Dimensional at the top, and at the bottom of the “circle window” opening. Place the completed “snowflake – twine” layer in the circle by stretching the twine and attaching it to the 2 Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Now you can add a multitude of Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the completed DSP – snowflake layer to the front of the card base.

Using the same Layering Circle Die and the next size larger Layering Circle Die, I cut a “ring” out of Pacific Point card stock. After the snowflake has been attached between the DSP and the card base, this “ring” will go around the “circle window”, over the DSP to give the card front a more finished look.

If you like, you can use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach the DSP circle inside the card base so it shows through the circle. To do this, I opened the card base, laid the DSP circle over the “circle window” with the correct side showing through the “circle window”, applied the Liquid Glue to the back side, and closed the card base over it. Hope that makes sense to you! ?

Products used in this project:

  • Stamps:
    • no stamp set used
  • Ink
    • no ink used
  • Paper, including cutting instructions:
    • Whisper White card stock – (#100730)
      • 1 @ 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″; score @ 4-1/4″ – card base
    • Snowflake Splendor Paper (DSP) – (#153512)
      • 1 @ 4″ x 5-1/4″
    • Sparkle Glimmer Paper (retired)-(Blue #153513) – scraps for snowflakes
    • Pacific Point card stock – (#111350)
      • 3″ x 3″ (approx.) – decorative
  • Accessories:
    • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (#149653)
    • So Many Snowflakes Dies – (#153560)
    • Layering Circle Dies – (#151770)
    • Whisper White Baker’s Twine (retired)-(Linen Thread #104199) – 6″
    • Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems – (#153547)

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