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Glitter Queen's Blog Hop - Home for the Holidays

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Hi Everyone! Welcome the Glitter Queen's Monthly Blog Hop! Our November theme is Home for the Holidays

My favorite holiday memories include making something as a youth during Christmas break. Santa always had a craft for me (Santa knows me so well!) Whether it was weaving pot holders, painting ceramic figures, or making those pour and bake bugs, I loved making stuff and you know what? Mom, Dad and my sisters always seemed to want in on it too!

So with our theme Home for the Holidays I wanted to show you 2 projects that I feel would create holiday memories- First,  I just had to pick the Be Merry Kit. It's an All- Inclusive kit. That means you can open up and jump right in making! Whether you make with friends or family or by yourself, you can create these 12 GORGEOUS rosettes! It took me about 1-1/2 hours to make WITH interruptions from hubby. 

You provide the hot glue and I recommend the Fine Tip Glue Pen too!

NOTE! The Be Merry Kit is on Back Order due in late November...plenty of time to make and enjoy in December! If you like it, I recommend going ahead and ordering and Stampin' UP! will ship to you as soon as it's back in stock late November

Use it for home décor such as part of a wreath, use on a tree or as package decorations! I can imagine enjoying them as a small tree décor, then use for last minute gift accents!

DSCN6574I also wanted to show you my variations. The kit shows inserting the tulle every other fan fold. I made some of mine with no tulle and all tulle! Feel free to mix up your kit! I also played around with the sentiment placement.

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Magnets

My 2nd project is an easy peezy lemon squeezy magnets and bracelets! They are made using clear glass domes called Cabochon, the 1" Circle Punch and Mulitpurpose Glue. WATCH OUT! These are addictive as you keep wanting to play around with different combos! :) You can check off those smaller gifts with this project!  I have the links below on where to order if you need help finding supplies.

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How to make:
1) Stamp an image - color if a colorable image OR Stamp directly on Designer Paper OR Just use Designer Paper or Glimmer Paper.
2) Punch out using the 1" Circle Punch if using either the 1" Cabochon Clear Round Tile or the 1-1/8" Cabochon  Round Tile.
3) Cover the back of the tile with Multipurpose Glue - a thin layer - TIP use an inexpensive paint brush to spread a light, even coat.
4) Add you punched element so you can see through the bubble side. Allow to completely dry.
5) Add a strong magnetic to the back using Multipurpose Glue OR add to jewelry. A bracelet is used here but they have necklace choices too!

Magnets2I found non-Stampin' UP! supplies on Amazon:
the Cabachon Round Tiles on Amazon - Click here to see the 1"...and Click here to see the 1-1/8"
Click here for Magnetics  They are little but mighty!
Click here for the Bracelet - the 1" Cabachon Tiles fit this bracelet.

The Brushwork Alphabet stamp set works perfect as a Monogram Element! Here I stamped the letter directly on the Designer Paper and punched out (didn't I tell you it was easy!) Hot glue it into the bracelet and you have around a $2.50 gift! 

For Seasonal Chums stamped images (snowman and reindeer)- I stamped using Memento Black Ink unto Thick Whisper White Cardstock and used the NEW Stampin' Blends to color! Click here to check out my Stampin' Blends Marker Club!

Here's the Stampin' UP! products I used. All the paper was from my scraps :)

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Now it's time to continue the Hop! Click Here to see Tracy!

And here's the list of all hoppers:

Dawn Griffith 

Dee Slater - You Are Here

Tracy Bradley

Michelle Veller

Debi Galloway

Kathie Steffke

 

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Musical Seasons Holiday Card

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Hi Everyone! It's Team Meeting Day today...and it always jazzes me to stamp with my Designer Paper Dolls. Those local attend in person and those that are far away or can't make it, can join us via Facebook Live!

I love my team and being a team leader....if you are looking to be part of a fun group, consider being part of ours! My Team also is instantly part of my VIP group too! Check out information here!

Today's card is made using Musical Seasons stamp set along with Watercolor Wash Background stamp. 

Measurements:
Lemon Lime Cardstock: 4-1/4 x 11, scrap
Basic Black Cardstock: 4 x 5-1/4, scrap
Merry Music Specialty Designer Paper: 3-3/4 x 5
Thick Whisper White Cardstock: 4 x 5-1/4, scrap
~16-18" Lemon Lime Twist Ombre Ribbon

Merry Music DP is awesome in that you can add any color to match any color! Here I used Lemon-Lime Twist Ink on the background stamp Watercolor Wash to bring the color theme together.

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Here's a Video Tutorial for you!

 

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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!

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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.

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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"

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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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