Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Scrapblue Christmas Tag!

We made this tag at the Scrapblue Crop where I was a vendor in September:

My recipe:

STAMPS:  Greetings of the Season, Owl Occasions

CARDSTOCK: Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Snow Festival DSP

INK:  Gumball Green

ACCESSORIES:  Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon, White Baker's Twine, 1-3/4 Circle Punch, Irridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Scalloped Edge Punch, Corner Rounder, Pearls

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Happy stampin and scrappin,

Monday, December 24, 2012

Owl Occasions Gift Tag!

This is a cute little Christmas gift tag which uses the Owl Occasions stamp set:

What a cute little owl with his Santa hat!  I like the touch that the woodgrain embossing folder gave to this tag, too!

My recipe:

STAMPS:  Owl Occasions

     Soft Suede:  4-1/4 x 5-1/2
     Gumball Green 3 x 3
     Cherry Cobbler:  1-7/8 x 1-7/8
     Be of Good Cheer DSP:  1-1/4 x 2-3/4
     Scraps:  Very Vanilla, Gumball Green

INK:  Soft Suede

MARKERS:  Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Pumpkin Pie

ACCESSORIES:  Dotted Scallop Border Punch, 1" Square Punch, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Window Frames Framelits, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Cherry Cobbler Brads, Dimensionals, 1-3/4 Circle Punch, Two Tags Die, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon, Festive Paper Piercing Pack

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Happy stampin and scrappin,

Sunday, December 23, 2012

No Peeking Gift Tag Convention Swap!

This is a gift tag I made for a tag swap at Stampin Up's annual convention back in July:

The little snowman turned out SO CUTE!  And I LOVE the color combo of Baja Breeze and Gumball Green!

And the recipe for this tag:

STAMPS:  No Peeking

     Baja Breeze:  3-1/2 x 5-1/2
     Gumball Green:  2-1/2 x 2-1/2
     Be of Good Cheer DSP:  3/4 x 2-3/4
     Scraps:  Whisper White, Gumball Green, Baja Breeze

MARKERS:  Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Gumball Green

ACCESSORIES:  Finishing Touches Edgelits, Delicate Doilies Sizzlit, Two Tags Die, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Big Shot, 1-3/4 Circle Punch, Gumball Green 3/8 Stitched Satin Ribbon, White Baker's Twine, Sponge, Dimensionals

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Saturday, December 22, 2012

December Play Day Kraft Box

Stampin Up's Kraft boxes are SO MUCH FUN to decorate, and it makes it so simple to make a fabulous gift box with not so much effort!  This is the box we made at our December Play Day:

My recipe:

     Early Espresso Coordinations:  2-1/4 x 3-1/4 (4)
     Early Espresso:  3-1/4 x 3-1/4
     Candlelight Christmas DSP:  3-1/8 x 3-1/8
     Very Vanilla:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2

INK:  Soft Suede (to sponge the snowflake)

ACCESSORIES:  Snow Flurry Die, Big Shot, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Sanding Block, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Antique Brad

Here is another view from the top of the box:

And another shot from the side which shows the sanded embossing:

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Friday, December 21, 2012

December Play Day Scentsational Season Gift Tag!

We made this cute little gift tag at our December Play Day:

This little Gingerbread Man is SO CUTE!  Who wouldn't love to get him on a Christmas package? 
Here is my recipe for this project:

STAMPS:  Scentsational Season

     Early Espresso 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
     Very Vanilla:  2-3/8 x 3-3/4
     Cherry Cobbler:  2-1/2 x 3-7/8
     Cherry Cobbler 2-1/4 x 2-1/2
     Snow Festival DSP  1-3/4 x 2-1/2
     Scrap:  Very Vanilla

INK:  Early Espresso

ACCESSORIES:  Holiday Collections Framlits, Big Shot, Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon, Linen Thread, Dimensionals, Jewelry Tag Punch, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Two Tags Die, Linen Thread

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

December Play Day Rejoicing With You Christmas Card!

A second project we made at December Play Day uses the Rejoicing With You stamp set.

I love the way this card turned out.  It was inspired by one I saw designed by Jennifer Timko.

Here is my recipe:

STAMPS:  Rejoicing With You

     Early Espresso:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2, scroed at 4-1/4
     Cherry Cobbler:  4 x 5-9/16 (this wierd dimension was because the EF shortens the CS a bit)
     Naturals Ivory:  3-1/4 x 4-1/4 (2)
     Early Espresso:  3-3/8 x 4-3/8 (2)
     Cherry Cobbler:  3-1/2 x 4-1/2

INK:  Versamark, Early Espresso

ACCESSORIES:  Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Embossing Buddy, Early Espresso Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Dimensionals, Victoria Crochet Trim

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

December Play Day Gift Card Holder!

I found the instructions for this awesome gift card holder on Stampin Connection, the Stampin Up Demo only web site.  This makes up fast and easy and uses a minimal amount of cardstock!

Here is my recipe:

STAMPS:  Merry and Type, More Merry Messages

     Cherry Cobbler:  4-1/4 x 11, score at 3" down the long side, score at 3" and 7" down the short side
     (cut 1-1/4 x 7 along the short section and middle section, save for belly band)
     Be of Good Cheer DSP:  2-3/4 x 2-3/4 (2), 2-3/4 x 3-3/4 (3)
     Very Vanilla:  2-3/4 x 3-3/4
     Be of Good Cheer DSP:  1 x 7
     Scrap:  Very Vanilla

INK:  Cherry Cobbler

MARKERS:  Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler

ACCESSORIES:  Extra Large Oval Punch, Sticky Tape, Dimensionals

The gift card looks like this when opened:

I like the way it has an obvious space to sign your name and write a short message, if desired.  I give gift cards to several friends every year, and actually don't sign the gift card holder so that they can recycle the gift card holder, which they LOVE!

And one more picture:

Sorry, I can't get this picture to rotate, but I added it to show you the back of the gift card holder before it is folded up.  Hope it helps, even without rotating it!

Kelly Gettelfinger has a great video which you can watch here, if you want step by step directions:


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Happy stampin and scrappin,