Christmas

Create a Simple Christmas Bell Card

The Cherish the Season Bundle was one of the first items on my wish list when the Holiday Catalog came out! I was drawn to the different sized bells that you can cut out with the Sounds of the Season dies and stamped images!

I had the first Stamp a Stack of cards at my house last weekend! I kept it safe and had 3 classes in a two day span. Same cards for all three classes-just limited it to 4 per class and I had 3 tables out! Plus, I saw a great idea from one of my favorite fellow demonstrators/blogger, Lyssa Zwolanek! She posted about making dividers on her site by using poster frames and handmade stands! Genius and inexpensive!

Excuse the table-but since it’s used for crafts, I don’t care if it gets messy!

This card has a few steps to make the finished product with ease! It’s very important to keep that in mind when you prepare for a Stamp a Stack of cards! Each person gets 12 cards total to make (3 designs, 4 of each). Stay tuned for the card that they loved, but took a little too long for this class! Ha ha!

Use Real Red as your card base and cut it to a tent sized A2 card. (11″ x 4 1/4″) I usually score this cut for my girls-it just makes a better crease to pre-score. I highly recommend getting a Simply Scored Scoring Tool for your craft room! You can create boxes, fun folds, accordion round décor items, and much more!

Next, I ran the Real Red through the Stamp, Cut, and Embossing machine using the Subtle Embossing 3D Folder on the front side. Then you can take a piece of the ‘Tis the Season 6×6 DSP paper and cut it to 2″ x 5 1/2″. After adhering the DSP down, you can cut out a scalloped stitched rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. I used the 2nd to the largest sized one.

Use the Shaded Spruce & Real Red dark Blends to color in your foil holly leaves/berries.

I then used Shaded Spruce to stamp the pine branches towards the top of the rectangle being sure to over lap in the middle. Next, stamp the sentiment on the bottom of the same piece. Now you are ready to cut out your bell! This was the fun part! When I ran the biggest single bell die through the machine, the holly leaves stayed in tact! I saw other people use blends to color them in for that extra touch! (if they pop out, you can run some Stampin’ Seal on the back and put them back in place) I used dimensionals to pop it up close to the over lapped branches. The Real Red ribbon from the All the Trimmings Ribbon Combo pack was the perfect finishing touch! I was sure to cover up the over lap of the branches with the bell and the bow.

To finish the card, I popped up the Whisper White rectangle, now adorned, to the card base using Dimensionals.

Be sure to stock up and save on your DSP this month! Check out the flyer below for select patterns at 15% off!

Be sure to use October’s Host code! I will mail you a thank you gift for ordering $50 or more and for choosing me as your demonstrator! (Make your own order for totals more than $149 so you can reap the host rewards)

Many Blessings,

Laura

Product List
Cherish The Season Bundle
$35.00
Cherish The Season Cling Stamp Set
$18.00
Sounds Of The Season Dies
$21.00
Stitched So Sweetly Dies
$32.00
‘Tis The Season 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
All The Trimmings Ribbon Combo Pack
$8.00
Subtle 3D Embossing Folder
$10.00
Real Red 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Silver Foil Sheets
$5.00
Shaded Spruce Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Shaded Spruce Combo Pack Stampin' Blends
$9.00
Real Red Combo Pack Stampin' Blends
$9.00
Simply Scored
$30.00
Mini Glue Dots
$5.25
Stampin' Seal
$8.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Christmas

Winter Wonderland Card with Quick Tips

I love this time of year when the weather changes and we approach the Christmas season! This card was inspired by the sample in the Holiday Catalog on page 35 tha features the stunning Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder and Foil paper!

The first card I made using the foil and embossing folder didn’t turn out quite the way I wanted it too. I ran the Gold Foil and Shaded Spruce through the Stamp, Cut, & Embossing Machine separately. This made it difficult to line up the trees the way I wanted them to.

For my second card, I adhered the Silver Foil directly to the Misty Moonlight cardstock and then ran it through the Stamp, Cut, & Embossing Machine! Much better!

TIP: To achieve crisp & even trees-adhere the foil directly to the cardstock before running it through the die cutting machine!

Another tip for this card is to paper save! The mat piece is a full piece of Whisper White, so I stamped the sentiment on that and cut it out with the Stitched Shapes circle. The embossed piece will cover up the hole and you just saved paper! When making multiples, it’s a money saver too!

I added a coordinating ribbon to his neck to look like a scarf. I also popped the moose and the sentiment up on Dimensionals.

Card Recipe:

Night of Navy card base 8 ½” x 5 ½”

Whisper White mat piece 4” x 5 ¼”

Misty Moonlight 3 ¾” x 5”

Silver Foil 3 ¾” x 2”

Scrap of Soft Suede

Night of Navy & Soft Suede ink pads

Evergreen 3D EF

Stitched Shapes Dies

I hope you enjoyed this card and tips to help you save time & money! Speaking of saving money!!! This month select Designer Series Paper is 15% off!!

Blessings! Laura

Product List
Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder
$10.00
Rustic Retreat Cling Stamp Set
$24.00
Merry Moose Photopolymer Stamp Set
$17.00
Moose Punch
$18.00
Night Of Navy 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Misty Moonlight 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Silver Foil Sheets
$5.00
Soft Suede 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Stitched Shapes Dies
$30.00
Playing With Patterns Ribbon Combo Pack
$10.50
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00
Christmas

Quilt Cards Made Easy

I was inspired by Patty Bennet’s Postage Stamp punch cards a few days ago! I grabbed my Postage Stamp punch and started punching DSP! I laid it out on a 3 3/4″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock and ran it through the NEW Stamp-Cut-Emboss machine (SCEM) with the Dainty Diamonds Embossing folder! The finished product reminded me of a quilt! This is going to be our technique for stamp club for September!!

TIPS:

  1. Center your punched shapes first and then arrange the others around it.
  2. Let some of the shape over-hang- you can always trim it with your Paper Snips.
  3. Adhere the shapes to the Whisper White base before running it through the die cutting machine.
  4. Use a glue dot to hold down your knot before you finish your bow.

Here is a close up of the detail that the Dainty Diamond Embossing folder makes after you run the whole piece through! I cut a piece of Gold Foil using the small scalloped die from the Little Treat Box Dies. I stamped the saying from the Wrapped in Christmas set and punched it out with the 1 1/2″ circle punch.

Card Dimensions:

Garden Green cut a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2″ (A2 size); Real Red 4″x 4 1/4″; Whisper White 3 3/4″ x 4 1/4″; Gold foil scrap; Whisper White scrap; Tis’ the Season 6×6 pack (3 designs)

This is a super quick and great card to make multiples of for Christmas Cards! Click on the products below to order your own! Be sure to get this month’s Free Card Kit with the purchase of the Nothing Better Than Bundle! Read all about it here!

Is your wish list too long?? Consider signing up for our Crafter’s Corner team! No need for classes or events (though I provide Zoom meetings for those that want to take it to the next level). Just use it for the discount! And this month there are extra perks that Stampin’ Up! has added!

This is on top of the $125 in the product of your choice!! Just $99 plus tax!

In addition to the regular starter kit (for $99 USD, new recruits choose $125 USD-worth of products) new recruit will also receive enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set—all for their first event. (I am here to help with that as well! Or use it for your own personal use!)

No risk! No penalties! Just give it a test drive! We would love to have you join our circle of friends!

Blessings,

Laura

Product List
Wrapped In Christmas Cling Stamp Set (English)
$22.00
Little Treat Box Dies
$38.00
Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch
$18.00
Real Red 3/16" (4.8 Mm) Braided Linen Trim
$7.00
1-1/2" (3.8 Cm) Circle Punch
$16.00
Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder
$9.00
‘Tis The Season 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Gold Foil Sheets
$5.00
Garden Green 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Real Red 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00
Christmas

Sweet & Simple Christmas Coffee Card

I am a Starbucks addict-and I mean to the point that I’m friends with my baristas on Facebook! So you can imagine my excitement when I saw the new Press On stamp set in the Holiday Catalog! To add to this adorable set, there is also the Heartwarming Hugs suite! This suite has mini coffee cups & carriers, sweet adornments, gorgeous DSP, 2 stamp sets, and coordinating dies! The Warm Wraps dies help you create a variety of coffee cup wraps! I have seen some cute cups and cards embellishments created with the Festive Felt Sheets that are in the Holiday Catalog! (Sorry, this is my favorite season and I get a little giddy seeing all bright shinny things!)

So to create this card, I used a layout in the Holiday catalog and changed up the paper, stamp set, and colors. It’s a great way to get out of a creator’s block! I used a Crumb Cake card base and then ran a 2 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ piece of Real Red through the Stamp-Cut-Emboss Machine with the Wrapped In Texture Embossing folders. The patterned paper is from the Heartwarming Hugs DSP and is cut a to 3″ x 4 1/2″. I then cut a banner edge to create some visual interest.

I stamped the coffee cups on a 1 1/2″ x 4″ Whisper White piece with Memento Black and used my Blends to color in the cups. There is a Red Rhinestone in the center of the heart on the center cup. (Blends used: Real Red combo, Old Olive combo, and Crumb Cake combo) I stamped the sentiment from the Warm Hugs stamp set on a scrap of Crumb Cake and used the Classic Label punch to create the shape. I loved the stitching from the ribbon that is from the Playful Pets Trim combo.

There is still time left to use this month’s host code to grab some goodies to create with! Shop now by clicking the button below!

Have a blessed week and thanks for stopping by!

Laura

Product List
Press On Cling Stamp Set
$22.00
Warm Hugs Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$17.00
Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack
$7.50
Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$7.00
Wrapped In Texture Embossing Folders
$8.00
Classic Label Punch
$18.00
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Real Red 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Real Red Combo Pack Stampin' Blends
$9.00
Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Old Olive Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00