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Note Card Purse Made with 12x12 Designer Paper

Note Card PurseHi Everyone! Today's project uses (1) sheet of 12x12 Designer Paper. The purse is made by folding the Designer Paper. When opened, you can tuck in Note Cards that coordinate with your Designer Paper. Many thanks to Kris Miller, my demonstrator friend whose clutch she gave me inspired this version!

Note Purse Inside

The Note Card packs come in either Crumb Cake or Whisper White. I love the Crumb Cake Notecards to tie back into the colors in Cane Lane Cane Designer Paper! Here's a video tutorial to help you make one of your own!

  

 

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12 Days of Christmas Gift Boxes with Video Tutorial

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Hi Everyone!

The Holidays are fast approaching..really they are here! as next week is Thanksgiving. Have you played with the White Gift Boxes yet? They are giftable yumminess! A roomy 3x3 box with a clear, acetate sleeve. So good on so many levels!

Here I made Christmas Countdown for the 12 days of Christmas. Treats or small gifts fit easily inside! Fun countdown for your family or co-workers! Here's a Start to Finish Video Tutorial. The basic instructions run the first 5 minutes, then stay for the complete decorating instructions!

 

 TIP! you can decorate these gift boxes ahead of time and store flat until ready to gift...love that!

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Christmas Magic Christmas Card with Softly Falling Embossing Folder

DSCN6207Hi Everyone! Here's another card from my local October Card Class. The stamp set Christmas Magic was used. The stamp set has a vintage feel.

DSCN6206I've recently started to try Whisper White Thick Cardstock in my projects. While the slick, high end feel of traditional Whisper White will probably always be my favorite, I do like having all the cardstock have the same feel.

DSCN6209Materials:

Crumb Cake Cardstock: 4-1/4 x 11 and scrap for die cutting scallop oval
Read Red Cardstock: 4 x 5-1/4 and scrap for die cutting scallop oval
Whisper White Thick Cardstock: 4 x 5-1/4 and scrap for die cutting oval

General Instructions:

  • With Softly Falling Embossing Folder, emboss Real Red Cardstock. Add to Crumb Cake card base.
  • Stamp snowman image on Whisper White Oval. Using Real Red and Crumb Cake Markers, color gloves, nose, scarf and berries. With Stampin' Sponge, ink around edges and underneath snowman using a combination of Crumb Cake and Soft Suede inks.
  • Layer oval and scallop oval layers. Add to card front with dimensionals.
  • Stamp bell and sentiment on Whisper White. Color bell and ink around the edges. Add to inside of card.
  • Stamp and color images on Crumb Cake envelope.
  • Add Wink of Stella to snowman and bell.

 

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Cookie Cutter Christmas Gift Card Holders with Video Tutorial

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Hi Everyone! Here's a gift card or money holder using the Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle. It also uses Candy Lane Christmas Designer Paper. Candy Lane Christmas is part of a Buy 3 get 1 FREE Stampin' UP! Special this month. My local stampers are making these as part of class this week!

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AND you can get FOUR (4) gift cards out of 1 sheet of 8-1/2 x 11 cardstock.

Instructions for making the gift card holder:
5-1/4" x 4" Real Red Cardstock

Along the 5-1/4" side, score at 1/2" & 2-7/8".
Along the 4" side, score at 1/2"

DSCN6197Trim out corners as shown

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With 1/2" circle punch, punch out 1/2 circle at the top so the gift card or tag can partially be seen. To do this, punch one panel first. Fold over other panel and line up punch with 1/2 circle already punched out and punch the second panel. It's difficult to punch 2 layers of cardstock at a time. Add 2-1/4 " x 3-1/4" Designer Paper to front and back panels. Again, line up punch with already punched section and punch again. Repeat with 2nd panel.

With Fast Fuse Adhesive, close and adhere tabs.

It's ready for a gift card! or you can make a 2-1/4 x 4 Whisper White insert. Add ribbon pull tab.

For gift card embellishments.

Tie Candy Lane Baker's Twine around holder.

Stamp Santa with Archival Black ink on Whisper White and Stamp the Reindeer with Early Espresso Ink on Crumb Cake. Color then punch. Add glitter and pom pom nose. 

 

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Christmas in July Card Folder - And It's a Kit To Go

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Hi Everyone! Welcome to my Christmas in July Kick Off!  And thanks to fellow demonstrator Tanja Rath from Germany (I think) for sharing her inspiration! Her folder needed 12x12 cardstock and I modified it so we could use 8-1/2x11 cardstock ....which means you can make this with the coordinating Cardstock Pack...WOO HOO! Here's Tanja's link to her project.

DSCN6075I layered up the insides and pockets. Tomorrow's post will show the cards I created to go inside!

This is Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper is PERFECT for a little mass producing. BIG benefits with this holiday paper pack - 24 sheets, 4 each of 6 double-sided designs which means you have plenty of LIKE cards and folders. A normal pack is 12 sheets, 2 each of 6 designers. NOTE - the paper is lighter weight than typical SU Designer Paper. Which I find nice for making envelopes too.

Video Tutorial up later today! Update! Here it is:

 

 

AND it's a Kit to Go! Click here for details!

Now for the Measurements!

For the Folder: 11 x 7. Score along the 11" side at 5-1/8" and 5-7/8"

  Folder onlyGarden Green Cardstock: (3) cut at 5" x 6-7/8"
Cherry Cobber Cardstock: (3) cut at 4-7/8" x 6-3/4"
This is Christmas Designer Paper: (1) cut at 4-3/4" x 6-5/8"

Envelope Pocket: Very Vanilla Cardstock cut at 5-1/4" x 6"

Score on 3 sides (2 short, 1 long) at 1/2" and 3/4". Cut out the corners as shown in the greyed out sections. (my drawing not to scale but gives you the idea!)

Pocket for envelops

 Layers:
Cherry Cobbler 4-3/8" x 4-3/8"
Designer Paper 4-1/4" x 4-1/4"
Lace Overlay. (2)  Cherry Cobbler 4-3/8 x ~3" for die cut sections

Card Pocket: Very Vanilla cut at 4-3/8" x 6-1/8".
Score on 3 sides (2 short, 1 long) at 1/2" and 7/8". Cut out the corners as shown in the greyed out sections. (my drawing not to scale but gives you the idea!)

Pocket for cardsLayers:
Cherry Cobbler 4-1/4" x 3-3/8"
Designer Paper 4-1/8" x 3-1/4"
Cherry Cobbler for lace overlay: 4-1/4 x ~ 3-3/8". Die cut lace overlay.

Label for front - Die cut sizes and stamp sentiment and image from Oh, What Fun stamp set. Add jewel accents.

General Instructions:
Folder - Adhere ribbon to front of folder using Fast Fuse Tape. Add Front Layers overtop of Ribbon( ~ 20" Lace Ribbon )
Inside - glue inside layers.

Pockets - before folding - add layers. It's easier to add while flat ;).
Fold up sides and use Tear and Tape or Fast Fuse to add pockets.

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Must Have Mondays - Stampin' Emboss Powders

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Hi Everyone! This week's Must Have Mondays is Stampin' Emboss Powders. Emboss powders turn stamped images into glossy raised designs. What that means for me and is shown in the card above is that you can add color on top of other colors! Like white snowflakes on a dark winter's night! White craft ink is okay, but it isn't as distinct as when you use White Stampin' Emboss Powder! The technique or usage is called heat embossing.

Steps to heat embossing:
Wipe surface with the Embosssing Buddy to remove static from your surface (powder won't stick).
Stamp image with VersaMark ink.
Sprinkle emboss powder over top of inked image and tap off excess.
Activate and set emboss powder with the Heat Tool. (Hairdryers will not work and not safe to use in this application.)

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This card was my November Team (my team the Designer Paper Dolls) swap card. The snowflakes and Silent Night sentiment heat embossed.

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My Team Swap Card

Tomorrow's Tuesday Tip will be on how to create the moon landscape on this card. Video Tutorial on this card tomorrow!

 
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WOW Technique - Stain Glass Windows with Crystal Effects and Stampin' Glitter

DSCN5772Hi Everyone! OMGoodness! When I spied Dawn Griffith's stain glass windows, I instantly knew I had to share with my local stampers for a WOW card class. You can find Dawn's Video here on how to make.

These are truly GORGEOUS! My tip is to let the glittered stain glass image sit around 4 hours prior to cutting. Just to make sure. You don't want to gum up your scissors!

For my versions, I stamped background images and added Gold, Silver or Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details to add a subtle, light catching sparkle. At class, we made 1 gold verson and 1 silver versions of the cards. Metallic is SO on trend this holiday season and the girls now have 6 special WOW cards to use. (But i have to say, it will be hard to part with mine...so pretty!)

DSCN5773I love, love this technique. And it's not limited to just Christmas. I'm already thinking wedding bells, Valentine's hearts, baby cards, etc!! And if you are looking for a truly elegant image, the Dove of Peace stamp is beautiful.

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I used retired Real Red Stampin' Glitter for the poinsettia flower.

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Must Have Mondays - Value Finds for Gifts

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Hi Everyone! A must have for me over the holidays is finding small stocking stuffers items that I can turn into a mini presents. Multi packs of lip balm and nail polish in holiday themes always check my eye. I look for them at Dollar Tree, Dollar General, WalMart, CVS and WalGreens. This set came from Dollar General. For me, I love giving gifts this way. So much more fun to pull out a bagged gift from a stocking then just the nail polish! And now I have 8 (I bought 2 packs) stocking stuffers or small gifts or thank you's ready to go! 
 DSCN5763Really just too cute to pass up!

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Holder Instructions:

Cardstock: 2" x 8-1/2"
Score at: 1/2" x 2-1/14" x 2-3/4", 4-1/2"

DSCN5768Punch top using the Scallop Tag Topper Punch

DSCN5769With the 1-1/2" Circle Punch, punch circle as shown. TIP - with scrap punch another circle. Use just a tad bit of Snail on back of scrap to position where you want to punch. SAVE THE PUNCHED out circle. We'll incorporate it into the design.

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Burnish (press) score lines and fold up making the box bottom with circle opening. Attach using Fast Fuse.

To decorate:

Take a 1-7/8" x 2-3/4" piece of Whisper White Cardstock. Round Top corners with either Project Life Corner Punch or the rounder on the Envelop Punch Board (my favorite). Stamp snowflake images.

Sentiment: Stamp sentiment then punch out using the 1-1/4" circle punch. Layer on the 1-1/2" circle punch we punched out for the hole. With Silver Glimmer Paper, use 1-3/4" Scallop Circle punch to punch scallop. Layer sentiment on top.

Add glue dot to nail polish to hold in place. Wrap in Gusseted Cello bag and tie!

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