Quick & Easy Gingerbread Kid Christmas Card

This card was so easy to make. I used the Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set to create my own background. This is a sweet little gingerbread girl with the bow on her head!

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I only used 2 ink pads, Early Espresso and Real Red. I stamped the gingerbread man on scrap paper twice before stamping on my cardstock. The bow was stamped on scrap only once before stamping on my cardstock.

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Using a piece of scrap paper, I stamped full strength this time to get a dark image. Then I punched it using the coordinating Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.

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Stamp the bow full strength on a small scrap and just punch that part out.

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Moving the bow from the head to make a bow-tie, changes it into a gingerbread boy. How cute is he?

The card base is an A2 size with a background Layer of 5 1/4 x 4 and the smaller layers are Whisper White at 3 x 2 1/2 and Real Red at 3 1/4 x 2 3/4.

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Christmas Present Card!

This card looks like a Christmas present, don’t ya think…tag and all! When I looked at the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper, I thought it looked like wrapping paper.

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Watch the video below to see the steps to make this card and then scroll down for more details and to shop for the products.

The card base is Garden Green and has a 5 1/4 x 4 piece of Dashing Along DSP. Add some Real Red Mixed Satin Ribbon to make it look like a gift.

The Santa stamp is from the Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set and has a coordinating punch that cuts out the images perfectly. I punched a 2 x 3 piece of Real Red Cardstock with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch to get the tag and then adhered Santa to it.

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The inside has a simple sentiment from the set.

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Cute Beary Merry Christmas Card

I just love this sweet bear from the Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set. When you look at the stamp itself, it doesn’t really give you an idea of how cute he is. Add the eyes, nose, mouth and ears and he’s just adorable.

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These are the supplies and dimensions:

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  • Garden Green Card Base - 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4

  • Dashing Along DSP - 5 1/4 x 4

  • Cherry Cobbler - 4 7/8 x 3 5/8

  • Whisper White - 4 3/4 x 3 1/2

To add some fancy corners, I used the Detailed Trio Punch on both the outside layer and the layer on the inside of the card.

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I added some Cherry Cobbler pearls to each corner as well. You can easily color your pearls with a Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend to coordinate with the colors of the card.

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The sentiment for the inside of the card is from the Cookie Cutter Stamp Set and I wanted to add some greenery so I used a stamp from the Dashing Deer Stamp Set. You can use whatever you have on hand if you want.

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This is what the inside looks like after punching the corners. I like how it came out.

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This is such a sweet card to give to a child for Christmas and it was so easy to make. The Cookie Cutter Christmas set has some really cute images for tags or cards.

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Elegant Christmas Card

Here’s another card using the Seasonal Wreath Embossing Folder. This is very different from yesterday’s card. This is more elegant with the Gold Foil Paper peaking behind the top layer and the gold embossed sentiment.

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The Very Vanilla card base is a standard A2 card (8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4). There’s a layer of Gold Foil Paper that’s 5 1/2 x 4 and then a layer of Very Vanilla that’s 5 1/2 x 3 3/4.

I used the Seasonal Wreath Embossing folder to get that beautiful wreath. It’s pretty tight but it fits the 3 3/4 width. I placed it at the top to leave room for the sentiment.

A simple bow made with Real Red Mixed Satin Ribbon adds just the right touch. You can add red or gold (or both) gems around the wreath if you want.

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The sentiment on the inside is one of my favorites. It’s also from the Merry Christmas To All and was stamped in Real Red Ink.

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Rustic Christmas Wreath Card

I was playing around with the Seasonal Wreath Embossing Folder and decided to make a square card. This is not something I do very often but I think it works well with this wreath.

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The card base is Cherry Cobbler and cut at 8 1/2 x 4 1/4, scored at 4 1/4. This gives you a 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 square card. You can make it top folding or side folding. The layer of Old Olive is 4 x 4 and was embossed with the Seasonal Wreath Embossing Folder. I stamped the sentiment from Peaceful Noel Stamp Set.

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The Clear Faceted Gems were colored with a Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends. You can get pretty much any color you want with the Stampin’ Blends. I took two pieces of Cherry Cobbler Cotton Twine and tied it in a bow and attached it with a glue dot.

The inside is a piece of 4 x 4 Very Vanilla Cardstock. I stamped the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler and the branches in Old Olive, stamping directly and then lifting and stamping again to get color variation.

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Cute Gift Card Holder

I have one more project to show you using the Gift Bag Punch Board. Here’s a cute gift card holder that was so simple to make.

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I’ll walk you through the steps to make these in the video below.

I used a 6 x 5 1/2 piece of Festive Farmhouse DSP and scored it (on the 6” side) at 1 5/8 and again at 4 3/8. Using a 1 1/2” punch, I punched a little notch at the top. The Sentiment is from the Timeless Tidings Stamp Set and was stamped on Very Vanilla and punched with a 1 1/2” Circle Punch. This was layered on a 2” Cherry Cobbler Circle.

For the pull-up note, I stamped with Cherry Cobbler Ink on a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock cut at 2 1/8 x 3 3/4 and layered that on a piece of Cherry Cobbler Cardstock cut at 2 1/4 x 4 1/8. A piece of Striped Burlap Trim was stapled to the top so it can pull out easily.

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Flip Top Gift Bag

Using the Punch Board, you can make some alternative style gift bags. I have a couple of ways to do this; watch the video to see how to make a flip top bag and how to create a coordinating border at the top of the bag.

Isn’t this Designer Series Paper gorgeous? It’s called Petal Promenade. I just love flowers so this is right up my alley. Both bags start with a 10 x 8 piece of DSP.

The light pink one has the label made with the Label Me Pretty Stamp Set and coordinating Pretty Label Punch. I used a 1 1/4” circle punch for the sentiment and stamped it with Mossy Meadow Ink.

The bag on the right has some beautiful colors and the sentiment is from the Time For Tea Stamp Set. It was stamped with Fresh Fig and layered on a scalloped Fresh Fig scalloped circle.

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This is what the bag looks like when it’s open. You just flip it up and down to open and close.

This bag is so darn cute. It’s made with the Animal Expedition DSP. The box is a small one that starts with a 10 x 8 piece of DSP and I scored the top at 1 1/2” and folded it down to get that great border at the top. It was closed with a Galvanized Clip. The sentiment is from Animal Outing Stamp Set was stamped in Call Me Clover Ink. Some Leaf Ribbon was adhered behind the Stitched Oval.

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Christmas Gift Bags

Today I’ll show you step by step how to use the Gift Bag Punch Board and in the process will make some beautiful Christmas gift bags.

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Watch the video below and then come back to get the specific details on each bag.

This is the small gift bag using a 10” x 6” piece of Sahara Sand Cardstock. I cut a small piece of Joyous Noel DSP to use to cover the front. Just measure the bag front to get the right size. The Spot Of Tea Thinlits has some pretty layering shapes for the sentiment. The sentiment is from the Better Together Stamp Set and was stamped with Merry Merlot Ink and then layered on Merry Merlot Glimmer Paper. The gorgeous ribbon is the Merry Merlot Copper Reversible Ribbon.

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The punch board gives you some options to make a large, medium or small bag. Here are some examples.

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The difference in the size is the bottom of the bag. The Large requires an 12” width, the Medium an 11” width and the small a 10” width. The height can vary between 4” and 12”

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This medium bag uses a 11” x 8” piece of All Is Bright DSP. The Sentiment is from the Peaceful Noel Stamp Set and was stamped with Versamark and then Heat Embossed with Gold Emboss Powder. A layer of Gold Glimmer Paper was cut with the Layering Ovals Scalloped Thinlit.

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The large bag was made with a 12” x 12” piece of All Is Bright DSP and some Real Red Mixed Satin Ribbon. The sentiment is from the Merry Christmas To All Stamp Set and was stamped with Real Red Ink on a Layering Square on a Real Red Scalloped Layering Square.

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Product Of The Week Gift Bag Punch Board

The Punch Boards are so great to have on hand to make custom gift bags and envelopes. This week I’ll be featuring the Gift Bag Punch Board.

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The instructions are printed right on the punch board but I would suggest you practice on some scrap paper before using it on your good paper. You can make Small, Medium or Large bags and vary the height. It even has a place to punch holes at the top of your bag for ribbon.

These are some samples from the catalog.

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These are some of the gift bags I’ve made recently. I’ll walk you through the process on a video tomorrow so come back to see. I’ll have some alternative projects as well this week. This is a great tool to have in your toolbox.

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Fun Koi Fish Card

Here’s my last card this week with the All The Good Things Stamp Set. It’s pretty simple and I just winged it with stamping the fish in a circle. I tried to get the placement pretty close and am happy with how it came out.

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The card base is Early Espresso and it measures 4 3/4 x 9 1/2, scored at 4 3/4 so its a square card. The Sahara Sand layer is 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 and then the Whisper White layer is 4 1/4 x 4 1/4. I stamped the fish with Mango Melody ink. The flowers were stamped with Early Espresso ink and then added some Clear Epoxy Droplets to the center of each flower.

For the inside I masked the larger fish to just get the sentiment inked. I used the Stamparatus to get it placed in the center. The flowers are stamped with Mango Melody ink.

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Wishing You All The Good Things....

What a great sentiment! These are the things we hope for when it comes to our loved ones.

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To create this card I used the All The Good Things Stamp Set, The Chicken Wire Elements, Stampin’ Write Markers in Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive. I added some Wink of Stella and Rhinestones.

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The card base is Old Olive and then the layer is the Chicken Wire Elements. I adhered it with Liquid Glue in the area behind the stamped layer to hide the glue. The image and sentiment were stamped on a piece of 3 x 4 Whisper White Cardstock and then layered on a piece of 3 1/8 x 4 1/8 Calypso Coral Cardstock.

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They way I got the color variation on the koi fish was to color it with Stampin’ Write Markers. I colored most of the fish with Calypso Coral and then added some Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie here and there. The sentiment was colored with an Old Olive marker. I breathed on the entire stamp before stamping to be sure it was moist.

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The koi fish on the inside were stamped with Calypso Coral and the sentiment in Old Olive.

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Beautiful Bonsai Card using the "Thumping" Technique

This week I’m featuring the All The Good Things Stamp Set and thought the Bonsai tree would be perfect for the “thumping” technique. If you’re not familiar with this technique, watch the video below. It’s easy but gives a beautiful image.

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The card base is Pear Pizzaz and then I have a 5 1/4 x 4 layer of Whisper White that I embossed with the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder.

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I used Stampin’ Write Markers to color the stamp and then breathed on it to moisten it before stamping on the 3 x 4 piece of Whisper White Cardstock. The sentiment and trunk/branches are Early Espresso; the pot is Crumb Cake; the sand is Sahara Sand. I covered the leaf area with Pear Pizzaz and then thumped with Old Olive, Granny Apple Green, Garden Green, Mango Melody and Pumpkin Pie. You can use whatever you have on hand.

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Here’s the inside. I stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso and the flowers in Pear Pizzaz. Check out my quick little tip for lining up the flowers in my video.

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I have the full pack of markers listed since I used some from each of the groups. You can use whatever brown, orange and green that you have if you don’t want to purchase the entire set.

Product Of The Week All The Good Things

I have a wonderful stamp set to feature this week. It’s called All The Good Things. I just love the sentiments and images.

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These samples from the catalog are beautiful. You can try different techniques to color the bonsai tree and fish to get some great variations of color.

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Tomorrow I’ll be posting a video to show you how I use the “thumping” technique to color the bonsai tree. I love how it turned out. Stay tuned….

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November OnStage

I just returned from my trip to Orlando for the Stampin’ Up! OnStage Convention. I had a wonderful time and met so many fellow stampers. It is Stampin’ Up!’s 30th anniversary and they had 6,000 stampers at this convention. They really outdid themselves.

I stayed with Debie (in the middle), who I met last year at OnStage at Salt Lake City and then I met Carrie (on the right) this year. These wonderful ladies were my roommates for the weekend. We had a great time together.

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Here’s some of my teammates. We had 13 of us in Orlando. My leader is Wendy, on the right in the first row. We were photo bombed by Kylie (just behind Wendy) who is the top demonstrator from Australia. It was so cool to meet people from all around the world and share the same passion.

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At OnStage, we get to see the new Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration flyer, demonstrations on new products, get lots of FREE stuff, mingle with top demonstrators, hear from the Stampin’ Up! founder, CEO, Executives. There are awards and lots of other fun things.

If you ever thought of signing up, let me know if you have questions. It’s something that I have really enjoyed and getting to go to OnStage has been a highlight of my year. AND I get to pre-order from the Occasions Catalog.

Sparkly Merry Christmas Card

The sentiments in the Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies are so versatile. You can cut out colored cardstock, foil paper, Designer Series Paper or Glimmer Paper to get different looks. I used the Gold Glimmer Paper on this card. Don’t you love the sparkle!!!

I stamped a random pattern using the star “swoosh” (is that what you call it?) from the Star of Light Stamp Set in Cherry Cobbler Ink on a Cherry Cobbler card base to add some interest. The border is a strip of All Is Bright DSP.

The stars are cut out of the Glimmer Paper using the Thinlits from the Start of Light Bundle. I adhered them with some Mini Glue Dots.

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On the inside, I used that beautiful sentiment with a little flourish.

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Simple Merry Christmas To All Card

This is a very easy card to make but it really is beautiful. I just love the sentiment from the Merry Christmas To All Stamp Set. I’ve been featuring this set all week; it has some great sentiments for the holidays.

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The Under The Mistletoe Designer Series Paper provides a perfect Christmas background layer. Before I adhered it to the card base, I wrapped a piece of red ribbon around it.

The Sentiment was stamped with Real Red ink on a Whisper White square and then layered on a Real Red scalloped Square and adhered to the card using Dimensionals. Some holly leaves were stamped in Shaded Spruce and 3 Red Rhinestones were added to look like berries. I tied a short piece of ribbon around the ribbon on the card in a knot.

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The inside has a sweet sentiment and some swirls that are included in this stamp set.

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Merry Christmas To All & Dashing Deer

Some of my favorite colors for Christmas are Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso. This color combination is a little rustic which I love. Isn’t the script for the Merry Christmas sentiment is so pretty?

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All week I’m featuring the Merry Christmas to All Bundle and today I paired it with the Dashing Deer set. That deer is just beautiful! It’s stamped in Cherry Cobbler and then cut out with the coordinating die.

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The card base is a half sheet of Cherry Cobbler cardstock which is scored at 4 1/4 to make a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 card. The Crumb Cake layer is 5 1/4 x 4 and then I used a scrap of Very Vanilla to stamp the deer.

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Here’s a quick tip for cutting the deer or really any die cutting. Use a Post-It Note to hold it in place before running it through your Big Shot.

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The bow was tied with 2 strands of Linen Thread. There’s a tiny pearl that I colored in Dark Cherry Cobbler with a Stampin’ Blend Marker.

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For the inside, I decided to use Crumb Cake to match the card front. Usually I use a piece of Whisper White or Very Vanilla but I like the way this came out. That sentiment is one of my favorites. It can be used outside or inside a card.

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Product of the Week

As we are making our way to Christmas, I thought it would be good to highlight the Merry Christmas to All Bundle. With all these holiday sentiments, this is great bundle to use on its own or to use with another product.

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The Thinlets can stand on their own with those large Merry, Holidays, Happy and Christmas dies. The frames for the smaller stamped images work so nicely together. Here are some samples from the catalog.

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I’m going to enjoy making cards this week using this set so come back tomorrow to see what I’ve made.

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Let it snow! Or at least, create a snowy wonderland using this incredible assortment of products. With two stamp sets,
paper, accessories, and dies, the only limit is your creativity!

These are the Products in the Snowflake Showcase. Hurry, they are only available until November 30 or while supplies last.

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Below are some samples made using these products. Aren’t they beautiful?

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Country Home Harvest Blessings

The Country Home Stamp Set coordinates so well with the Country Lane Designer Series Paper and then layered on the Subtle Embossing Folder…what a combo!!!

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Here’s what I used to create this card:

  • Early Espresso Card Base - 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4

  • Crushed Curry Layer - 5 1/4 x 4, embossed with Subtle Embossing Folder

  • Designer Series Paper Layer - 4 x 3

  • Whisper White Large Layering Oval

  • Piece of Copper Trim to wrap around the front. Make a Bow and add it with a Mini Glue Dot after you attach the Oval with Dimensionals

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Stamp the pitcher and flowers on the Oval in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. Color with Stampin’ Blends. Be sure that you have a piece of scrap under the oval since the blends will bleed through the back a little bit.

Add some Wink Of Stella to the cotton flowers to give them some shine. I don’t think you can see it here in the picture but it really does look beautiful and shimmery in person.

Stamp the sentiment in Early Espresso at the bottom of the Crushed Curry layer.

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Here’s a peek at the inside. I was going to color the flowers but I actually like them just left in black.

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