Quick Holiday Gift Idea w/ the Candy Wrapper Die

When I first saw the candy wrapper die, all the projects I saw with it were halloween projects and ever since then I seemed to be stuck thinking about it as a halloween thing or even birthday treats…

See this is what you see when you look at it in the catalog or online:

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But then I saw this super cute idea and thought it was awesome to see other seasons with the die – in this case Christmas.

The nice thing about the die is that that it is super fast to put together because the die does all the cutting and scoring for you.  You just have to fold the sides together, slide in your treat, twists the ends, and EMBELLISH!

 

In this case, this sample was made with:

  • Designer Series Paper (a retired Christmas pattern from a couple years ago)
  • Cherry Cobbler seam binding
  • Tags Til Christmas stamp set
  • Scallop Square punch
  • Dazzling Details glitter glue

Plus, check out some of these fun touches!

I love how the outline of the scallop square is colored with a Cherry Cobbler marker.  I always use Sponge Daubers to edge my shapes, but I love how precise you can get with the marker on a bumpy image like the scallop punch.

Plus, the added bling you get with the Dazzling Details glitter glue on the dots is so small but it adds A LOT when you see it in person.

So, there you have it!  A quick idea for some little gifts for co-workers, friends, or stocking stuffers. 🙂

 

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Don’t You Just Love This Reindeer?

I know, I just shared another card with this stamp but isn’t this reindeer sooo cute? 🙂  I was having a bit of fun with this stamp set – No Peeking –  and seem to be having a love affair with “cute” stamp sets, so I hope you don’t mind!

This is an idea for a quick and cute holiday card that you can easily produce a lot of in a little amount of time –especially if you use one of the bigger clear blocks to mount the sentiment and the reindeer on the block at the same time.  Then just ink up your reindeer with your Early Espresso ink pad and your sentiment with markers!

Tie some matching baker’s twine around the card and you have a sweet card that is ready to go!

 

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No Peeking Reindeer Card Recipe
Stamps:
No Peeking
Ink: Early Espresso, Raspberry Ripple, Early Espresso marker, Lucky Limeade marker
Paper: Lucky Limeade, Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White
Accessories: Lucky Limeade baker’s twine

Adorable Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer Card

You may be able to tell from looking at the cards that I create, I kind of have a love affair with my Big Shot.  I LOVE my embossing folders, and so when I see cards like this reindeer card with all the texture in the background, I know it is totally for me. 🙂

 

card designed by Sandy Carlson

This is another card I got as a swap and helped make me fall in love with the No Peeking stamp set.  Seriously, how cute is this reindeer?  Its also quick to make and another great use for your scraps of designer paper.

And did you see that nose?  Take your rhinestones and color them with a sharpie to get custom rhinestones in any color!  Cool, huh?

Well, I’m off to do some family activities this morning before my final Christmas Card stamp-a-stack for the year.  Tomorrow I’ll share more of the cards we are making this afternoon!  See you tomorrow!

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No Peeking Reindeer Card Recipe
Stamps:
No Peeking, Petite Pairs
Ink: Soft Suede, Basic Black
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Whisper White, Brights designer series paper stack
Accessories: Designer label punch, Big Shot, Cheveron embossing folder, rhinestones, red sharpie

Snowman Card for this Weekend’s Stamp-a-Stack

When I was getting ready for Creating Keepsakes this year, I decided to highlight the Button Buddies stamp set and made a set of fun cards using each of the stamps in the set.  One of my favorite cards was using the snowman stamp… so much so that I decided to use it for my last Christmas Stamp-a-Stackthis coming Sunday.

 

I love cards like this that look detailed but are simple to create.  A couple punches ( 2 3/8” Scallop punch and the Scallop edge punch), an embossing folder (Perfect Polka Dots), and some stitched grosgrain ribbon.  And tada!

Oh, and it was hard to show in the picture but I outlined the Whisper White circle with Dazzling Details glitter glue to add a touch of sparkle to the card.

 

If you like this card…. did you know you can get Button Buddies for only $10.98?!  Check out some of the great deals that go great with this card and stamp set:

Online Extravaganza Deals – 20% to 50% off

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Button Buddies Stamp set

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Scallop Edge Border Punch

punch – $11.17

Other sale items that go great with this card or set!

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Have a wonderful holiday weekend and don’t get stuck in too many lines in the stores (like I did!) 🙂

 

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A Clean and Simple One Layer Gratitude Card

First, let me start by wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Whether you are with family and friends for the holiday, or just having your typical day at home – I hope it is a wonderful day for you!

I always love the time to get all of our family in the area for an afternoon of relaxing and eating an awesome meal – especially when it is like this year and I am not hosting! 😉  I love having people over, but after the last year or two hosting Thanksgiving and Christmas, it is kind of nice to get to take food to someone else’s house this time.

Well, before I head out to eat way too much good food – I thought I would share a thank you card I made with my group in our last team meeting.  It is a great clean and simple card that doesn’t take a lot of time or supplies but looks really nice in person.

 

This is the technique of using a clear block to stamp a background image.  I used my ‘H’ Clear Block and inked it up with Crumb Cake inkStamp your block directly to your card base, if you don’t get a solid image – try again either with your cardstock on a softer surface (like on a magazine) or pick up your cardstock and block and flip them over so you can rub the paper to help pick up the ink.

Then stamp your images – in this case, leaves and acorns from the Day of Gratitude stamp set.  Then, just add a bit of bakers twine, to the top and you are done!

Online Extravaganza update!

For those of you still planning your order for the Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza sale, I wanted to let you know that I saw this morning that 2 items currently available for 30% off are running low.

That means, if they run out before the sale is over, orders will go on backorder and they expect that it will take until January to fill those orders.  yikes!

Low inventory items:

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Petite Pocket Bigz XL die
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So, let me know ASAP or order online if you want one of these items! 🙂

 

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3 Cheers For You!

Are you in the party and festive spirit yet?  I know for me once the Christmas music starts up in the stores and the sparkling lights and ornaments come up, I feel like its party season – even though I don’t go to that many parties (thanks to two small kiddos) but I still love the idea!

That is probably why I am drawn to the Happy Hour stamp set.  It makes me think of friends, great conversation, and cheers and toasts all around! 

card designed by Chelsea Malouf

And did you see it is on sale as part of the Online Extravaganza?!  Those darn holiday sales, makes those fun things you’ve had your eye on for a while all the more tempting because of the discounts!  In this case, Happy Hour is on sale for 25% off.  You can also get a ribbon bundle that includes this Gumball Green stitched satin ribbon for 25% off too!

Anyway, back to the card.  I didn’t do the best job taking pictures, but I was trying to show off what I thought was a cool element of the card – the popped up glass in the upper left corner of the card.

 

It is a 1 3/4” Circle punch out of the card front itself.  Then punch a 1 3/4” Circle out of Primrose Petals cardstock and glue it to the inside of the card so that it shows through the hole in the front.  Then stamp your glass on Whisper White paper and punch it out with the 1 3/8” Circle punch and adhere to the center of the Primrose Petals circle using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  It makes for a really cool look in person.

You should totally give it a try!

Want the set while it is on sale? You can find it here in the online store.

 

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3 Cheers Card Recipe
Stamps:
Happy Hour
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Primrose Petals, Gumball Green, Daffodil Delight, Midnight Muse, Calypso Coral
Paper: Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry, Primrose Petals, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Cheveron embossing folder, Gumball Green stitched satin ribbon, 1 3/4” circle punch, 1 3/8” circle punch, Diamond glitter, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Cozy Comfort Café Thinking of You

I wanted to share with you another card idea that I received as a swap and just loved.  Sure, there isn’t a rhyme or reason specifically for showing off this card other than I thought the colors and the Comfort Café designer series paper felt fitting for a Thanksgiving Week blog post. 🙂

I often get in a hurry when I’m putting together a card at home and don’t always do a lot of matting of my paper pieces… and then I see a card like this and I am reminded why matting your paper can really be that added touch that makes your card look pulled together!

Don’t you agree?

card designed by Lisa Pruett

I also really like the combination of the Boho Blossom punch and the Floral Fusion sizzlet to make the cool flower on the left side of the banner.

Anyway, this is why I love swaps, it is a great way to see beautiful art and get great ideas that you would never have come up with on your own!

I hope you saw something in this card too that gave you a new idea or motivation to use in your cards.

 

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