Christmas Keepsake Ornament 2018

Christmas Keepsake Ornament 2018

My Annual Christmas Keepsake Ornament is one of my favorite projects of the year.  I love thinking about it, letting the ideas spin in my head. This year when I saw the Santa’s Workshop Designer Series Paper I knew that the Christmas Keepsake Ornament would contain some of those little characters.

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I love the way the cute little elf is peeking out wishing us all a Happy Christmas. Snow globes are so Christmas, and I think the ornament depicts that.  Finding the ornaments was a little challenge.  I bought one at the Dollar Tree and waited too long to get the ones I needed for my sold out class. Ouch!!! Thank goodness I found a replacement at Factory Direct Craft.  If you’re on the hunt for one, it’s item #30006631.

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Lovely as a Tree is the oldest stamp set we currently have in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. That’s the one I used to stamp the tree. It was the perfect size and shape to fill in behind Santa and his Sleigh.

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The sweet little snowflakes are from the November Snowflake Showcase promotion. And sadly that promo is over.  But, if you want to create this one, you can substitute any snowflakes you have in your stash.

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Our silver metallic edge ribbon looks lovely sitting atop Santa’s snowy scene.  I promised I would give everyone the measurements of my bow maker.  That little tool makes creating bows a breeze.  

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Here are the measurements for this handy little tool,

  • 2 1/4″ wide and 3 1/2″ tall – cut a piece of heavy chipboard
  • Cover the chip board, front and back with your choice of designer series paper
  • Each post is 3/4″ wide and 1″ deep.
  • The vacant space between the posts is 3/4″ wide
  • Once you’ve cut the posts, you can put a couple of coats of decoupage on the front and back. This will help keep the DSP in tack and the ribbon to slide off the posts a little easier.

Would you like to see this little tool in action.  And not only that, get a FREE tutorial on the Christmas Keepsake Ornament.  Merry Christmas, here you go.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Santa’s Workshop DSP – One Santa in a Sleigh and one Elf carrying a gift
  • Snowflakes – Silver Foil
  • Springs – Silver Foil – punch four using the Sprig Punch
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
  • Braces – Thick Whisper White CS – 1″ x 3″ score on the 1″ side at 1/2″, cut four braces for the characters
  • Base inside bottom of ornament – Whisper White CS – punch one 2″ circle
  • Ribbon – Silver Metallic Edge – 1 yard
  • Faceted Gems – Clear, one small
  • Pearls – White, 5 small

Here’s a list of the supplies used in the project.  If you need anything, I would appreciate your business.

Sprig Punch

$18.00
Glue Dots

$5.25
Heat Tool

$30.00

Thanks so much for stopping by, until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Rooted in Nature Birthday Card

Rooted in Nature Birthday Card

Sometimes, creating masculine cards can be little challenging. But, no more! The Rooted in Nature bundle in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog makes it quick, easy and oh so beautiful.

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The 16-piece red rubber stamp set has a 12-piece coordinating die set.  That makes cutting the images a breeze. Your Big Shot Magnetic Platform will help you die cut those stamped images. And while you’ve got your Big Shot out, why not emboss a couple of the elements with the Layered Leaves embossing folder.

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Adding layers and texture really enhanced the masculine look of this design.  I just love the oak tree image and have stamped this one in Soft Suede.

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Stampin’ Up! to the rescue with an assortment of leaf trinkets to add just the perfect metal element to the card.  There is a mix of both copper and silver elements in the package.

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Since this card is for my wonderful, strong, handsome, brilliant son, my first born, I wanted the inside sentiment to say just that.  This one is from the Picture Perfect Birthday set, stamped in gorgeous Blackberry Bliss ink.

Let’s put this card together. Here’s my FREE video tutorial to help you through the process.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Mat – Blackberry Bliss CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper – 5″ x 3 3/4″, embossed with the Layered Leaves embossing folder.
  • Scallop Oval – Soft Suede CS – 4 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, cut with the die from Layering Ovals. Paper pierce each of the scallops using a Paper Piercer on a Stampin’ Pierce Mat.
  • Embossed Oval – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 2 3/4″, cut with the die from Layering Ovals, Emboss with the Layered Leaves embossing folder.  Ink with Cajun Craze.
  • Tree – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ – stamp the oak tree in Soft Suede and cut the image with the die from Nature’s Roots Framelits Dies.
  • Sentiment – Blackberry Bliss CS – 1/2″ x 3″ – run embossing buddy over surface, stamp the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings in Whisper White Craft Ink. Sprinkle with the white embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool.  Trim the sentiment with paper snips.
  • Inside Card – Stamp the sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday in Blackberry Bliss ink.
  • Burlap Ribbon – 5″
  • Embellishments – Leaves Trinkets – silver – one single and one double.

In case you need any supplies to complete this project, I’ve created a list below making your shopping experience quick and easy. Just click an image and start filling your shopping cart.  I appreciate your business.

Glue Dots

$5.25
Heat Tool

$30.00
Big Shot

$110.00

Thanks for stopping by, until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Candy Cane Candy Bar Wrap

Candy Cane Candy Bar Wrap

Today’s project will insure that you have lots of hostess treats on hand, all during the holidays. The Candy Cane Season bundle includes a super cute photopolymer stamp set and coordinating punch. Nothing says easy like a punch.  It makes creating multiples a breeze. 

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I found the candy bars at my local Dollar General.  They were $1 and what a value.  The sweet little gingerbread man was crying out to be dressed up.  Doesn’t it look like he’s holding that sweet little candy cane?  

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By using my layering oval dies, I cut a window in my All is Bright DSP so our little guy could shine through.  Nothing went to waste, while cutting out my pieces parts.  I used the extra bits to create the tag on the back of the candy bar.

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Most importantly, stamping and punching the candy cane and bow is super simple.  Just grab a scrap of Whisper White cardstock, Cherry Cobbler and Tuxedo Memento Black inks and you’re ready to go.  I’ld love to share my FREE video tutorial.  Remember to visit my YouTube Channel to subscribe.  Hit the little “bell” to be notified of all my future videos.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Wrap – All is Bright Designer Series Paper – 4″ x 8″
  • Window Ring – Cherry Cobbler CS – 4 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • Stamped Images – Whisper White CS – 6″ x 2″
  • Scallop on Back Tag – Blueberry Bushel CS – 2 1/4″ x 1 1/4″

Place a $50 order in my online store (before tax and shipping) and use the hostess code 6YQUHSHP. As a thank you from me, you’ll  get to chose an embellishment pack ($5 value).

Big Shot

$110.00

Thanks so much for stopping by, until next time, Create Something Beautiful.

 

Candy Cane Season Gift Card Holder

Candy Cane Season Gift Card Holder

If you’re like me, you need some quick and easy gift card holders.  The Candy Cane Season bundle makes this holiday task a breeze.  I’ve also converted our sweet pillow boxes to hold the gift card.  So you don’t have to worry about scoring or constructing boxes, it’s all done for you.

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I just LOVE punch bundles.  The Candy Cane Season bundle includes a 14 piece, 2-step , photopolymer stamp set with the coordinating Candy Cane Builder punch.  The punch actually punches not only the candy cane, but the sweet little bow.

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One of the things that makes this project so quick and easy is the use of our Pillow Boxes.  There are 10 to a package, pre-made and scored.  They are a sweet polka dot craft, oh so versatile.  They can be used with so many different styles of designer series paper, break out that stash of pretty paper, and create a few.

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I’ve converted the pillow box into a sweet gift card holder just by adding some simple scoring and stamping on Whisper White cardstock.  

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If you’re not the “gift card” type, but like to give cash instead, no worries, that will work as well. Also, since the insert pulls out of the box, the recipient could keep the pillow box to use as a candy treat holder later. That’s a great two-for.

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WOW your family and friends with your creativity by making a few of these stinkin’ cute Candy Cane Season Gift Card Holders! Need a visual, I’ve got a FREE video tutorial for you right here.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Holder – Whisper White CS – 5 1/4″ x 4 1/4″, on the 5 1/4″ side score at 1/4″, 2 1/2″, 2 3/4″ and 5″; turn 90 degrees and on the 4 1/4″ side score at 1/4″. Stamp the Ho, Ho, Ho image on both large panels in Real Red.  Trim and construct the box as shown in the video.
  • Belly Band – All Is Bright DSP – 1 1/2″ x 7 1/2″
  • Scalloped Oval – Real Red CS – 2 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, cut with the die from Layering Ovals
  • Stitched Oval – Whisper White CS – 2 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, cut with the die from Stitched Shapes
  • Stamped Images – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 3″, stamp the outline image of the candy cane in Memento Black and the fill in image in Real Red.  Stamp the outline image of the bow in Mossy Meadow, stamp off Mossy Meadow twice for the filler image.  Punch both with the Cane Cane Builder Punch.
  • Pillow Box – The boxes are sold in packages of 10.
  • Ribbon – Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle – 4″

Shopping in my online store is quick and easy.  Just click any of the links below and begin filling your shopping cart. I love to spoil my customers, so start your WOW Customer Loyalty experience today.

Big Shot

$110.00

Thanks for stopping by, until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Final Extravaganza Days

Final Extravaganza Days

During the final extravaganza days, we will have Tools and Inks on sale at 10% off.  WOW, the savings just keep coming!!

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Here are the items we will be able to scoop up in the final extravaganza days.

November 27–28 – TOOLS & INK

  • Adhesives
  • Applicators
  • Cleaners
  • Cutting tools
  • Embossing folders
  • Framelits and thinlits
  • Ink Pads
  • Ink refills
  • Markers
  • Punches
  • Scoring Tools
  • Stamp blocks and cases

Stampin’ Up! has some fantastic tools and inks that you will want in your crafting stash.  Why not get these while they are 10% off? This is just a few suggestions, there’s lots more to choose from.

 You can also get a FREE embellishment pack of your choice ($5 value), FREE from me.  Just place a $50 order (before tax and shipping) using the hostess code 6YQUHSHP.  I’ll get your selection ordered as a thank you from me!

Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!