Free Tutorial – Envelope Tree Ornament And Gift Card Holder

A gift card holder you can hang on your tree!

Hello and Happy Friday! I hope you can spend some time in your fraft space this weekend.

I created this envelope gift card holder and tree ornament for the Pals Blog Hop this week. The theme was “last minute gifts” and I thought a gift card is always a good last minute gift. This one’s not only a gift card holder, but also a treer ornament. You can view the video tutorial below and download the written project turorial.

Important Note: I re-designed my original. The original version uses a 6″ square piece of cardstock. The smaller envelope uses a 5″ square piece of cardstock. All of the additional instructions in the video and PDF tutorials are identical.

This is a simple project. I chose the Leaves of Holly Bundle because it had large elements. A die set with large elements would work beautifully for these little ornaments. I would love to hear which large dies you would use for yours.

Happy last minute gift making!

You can also take a quick look at the Video Tutorial here.

So, cut a few 6″ squares of cardstock, add a few large elements, a ribbon and some sparkle, and create something to hang on your tree.

… the only limitation is your imagination!

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Merry Ringed With Nature

Happy Tuesday! I have a short Stampin’ Story to share today.

Lacking inspiration, I looked through the Mini Catalog samples. I saw a card on the page featuring the Ringed With Nature Bundle. My intention was to very closely CASE that card. It’s done with Poppy Parade and Mossy Meadow cardstock, and the sentiment is embossed in white. Then, I looked at the next page and saw a card that used the embossing folder from the Ringed With Nature Bundle. I combined both of those card samples, and came up with today’s design. All of the Stampin’ Up! Catalogs showcase amazing project inspiration.

Today’s Card Pieces And Parts

  • I cut a Poppy Parade card base 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″.
  • The Shaded Spruce mat layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″, and the embossed layer is 3 3/4″ x 5″.
  • I used my Stitched Rectangle Dies to die cut the Basic White top layer. It measures 2 1/4″ x 3 1/2″.
  • The center tree ring is stamped off once with Soft Suede ink. I fussy cut it and attached it to the center of the white rectangle.
  • This made it easy to layer the fussy cut poinsettia and die cut leaf elements to the layer.
  • Fussy cutting the tree ring and flower was quick and easy.

So, take a look at some Catalog samples, combine two cards, and create something fun!

… the only limitation is your imagination!

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Paper Pumpkin Re-Mix

I hope you all had an enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday. We enjoyed the day and now we’re in full Christmas mode. The way time has been moving for me, Christmas will be here before I blink. I do enjoy the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.

With that being said, I spent time in my caaft room this past weekend putting together my Paper Pumpkin kits. The November Kit is a tag kit that coordinates with the October card kit. I put together a few tags and decided to use some of the kit elements to make cards.

Paper Pumpkin is Stampin’ Up!’s monthly themed kit that includes supplies to create easy projects. These kits are great for both beginners and seasoned stampers.

All of the pieces and parts for today’s cards are from the tag kit. I added Crumb Cake cardstock, black and white gingham ribbon, and a few embellishments to complete the cards. From the one kit, I was able to get several tags and cards finished quickly and easily.

Click here for a short Paper Pumpkin video.

The Decenber Paper Pumpkin Kit, Good Things Come In Small Packages, features quick and easy gift card boxes. Add ribbon, a quick tag, a favorite gift card, and you’re ready to gift for any occasion. Paper Pumpkin is a great gift for the paper crafters on your holiday gift giving list.

This kit includes:

  • Good Things Come in Small Packages Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • 16 gift card holders: 2 each of 8 reversible designs
  • Precut paper pieces, twine, and belly bands to customize all your crafts.
  • Enough adhesive for each project!

Finished box size: 3-5/8″ x 2-1/2″ x 1/2″ (9.2 x 6.4 x 1.3 cm)

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Tahitian Tide

To sign up for Paper Pumpkin, and to see more unboxing inspiration, click here.

So, pull out your Paper Pumpkin Kits, cut some coordinating cardstock, add a little holiday music, and create pretty cards and tags.

… the only limitation is your imagination!

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Easy, Peasy Holiday Card With Cottage Wreaths

Hello there!

Thanksgiving is just a few short days away. I finished most of my shopping and am planning to spend the next few days preparing the holiday dinner to celebrate family. I love the Christmas season, but in my heart, Thanksgiving is on top. It’s all about “gratitude”.

Today’s card is an easy and classic card. When I saw this gingham pattern from the Fitting Florets Designer Series Paper, I knew it was going to be in some sort of a holiday card from my craft room. Pairing it with the Cottage Wreaths Bundle made perfect sense.

Today’s Card Pieces And Parts

  • I cut a Cherry Cobbler cardstock base 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored it at 5 1/2″.
  • Both Basic White layers (the mat leyer on the card front and the inside layer) are cut 3 3/4″ x 5″.
  • I strategically cut the gingham patterned paper layer 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″. (Actually, it’s a little shorter than 4 7/8″ because I wanted the darker gingham pattern to frame the layer. If you look closely at the card, you’ll see that it does).
  • When you cut your gingham, you can slightly alter the dimensions to get this result, as well.
  • I was careful not to cut the layer in the middle of the gingham lines in the pattern.
  • The wreath is stamped with three differend ink colors. I stamped it first with Soft Succulent ink, then Old Olive ink, then Evening Evergreen ink.
  • I used my Stamparatus (stamp positoning tool) to stamp the wreath.
  • I die cut the bow using Cherry Cobbler cardstock, stamped the sentiment with Cherry Cobbler ink and added a large Basic Pearl colored with my Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend.
  • The holly berries are stamped with Cherry Cobbler ink, die cut with the coordinating die and randomly placed on the wreath.

The Inside

  • “Peace & Joy” are stamps from the Leaves of Holly stamp set, as well as the holly leaves and berrries.
  • The strip of gingham patterned paper at the bottom of the card is 1/2″ x 3 5/8″.

So, pull out your gingham patterned paper and your favorite wreath stamp. Add some holly berries and a bow, and create something to send “peace and joy.”

… the only liitation is your imagination!

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A New PDF – Santa Express And snowman Magic

Happy Friday to you! I hope you can spend some time in your craft space this weekend.

Today’s card is another quick and easy holiday card. It looks a bit more complicated than it really is. It’s one of those cards that once you get started, you’ll put it tohgether in a few minutes. I creawted a PDF Tutorial that you can download below with a few pictures to help you sail through this project.

Today’s Card Pieces And Parts

  • The Shaded Spruce cardbase is 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″.
  • I stamped the front of the card base with a snoflake stamp and Shaded Spruce ink.
  • I cut two patterned paper layers 3 1/2″ x 4 1/4″.
  • With my paper trimmer, I cut both pieces on the diagonal.
  • I adhered a Basic White cardstock strip to the underside of the diagonal edges of the patterned paper, then trimmed the edges.
  • I adhered the patterned paper layers to the bottom of the card front as shown.
  • Next, I die cut a few snowflakes and scattered them on the card front.
  • The sentiment is stamped with Cherry Cobbler ink, fussy cut and attached to the card with Dimensionals.
  • I embellished with some Basic Pearls that I colored with a Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend.
  • You can click the button below to download and print the PDF Tutorial.

So, get out your holiday patterned paper, cut a few triangles, add some snowflakes and create something quick and easy.

… the only limitation is your imagination!

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