Tuesday, November 26, 2019

November Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop - Winter Wonders

Hello Hello my friends! I'm happy to be hopping with the Paper Pumpkin Possibilities group again!  This month's Paper Pumpkin kit "Winter Gifts" was absolutely AMAZING!!! Stunning gift tags that could easily be used as ornaments, that could also easily be converted into cards and more!  If you received this kit, you're in for a special treat today!  I can't wait to share my project and send you along the hop to see everyone else's projects as well! Sheer Joy!!

I decided to turn some of my "EXTRA" bits into a fantastic little gift box! With Christmas right around the corner, I will be needing beautiful boxes for smaller gift items.  This fits the bill perfectly! And the best part is that I didn't take away from any of my tags! Paper Pumpkin generally includes a few extra pieces and that is what all of this was! YAY!!!

The Outer Wrap is a 2 3/4" x 6 1/2" strip of Pool Party Cardstock, scored at 2 3/4" and 3 3/4" on the long side. 

The Box insert is a 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" square piece of Early Espresso Cardstock scored at 1" all around.  This is a standard "simple box" that I've done for you many times before. It's one of my "GO-TO" for quick and simple. :-) 

I used Tear N Tape to attach the box to the inside of the wrap. I didn't want to worry about it falling out later! Nice and Snug!

I used roughly 22" of the included ribbon across the outside of the wrap to tie it closed.  You'll want to attach this first and then layer the Designer Series Paper over the top to sandwich it in and keep it secured to the box. 

The DSP come from the Gather Together paper pack. I absolutely LOVE this paper and have used it a lot recently! lol.  

You'll need:
(2) 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" squares for the front and back
(1) 3/4" x 2 1/2" strip for the spine

Once you've got the DSP layers on, it's all about decorating the box!  The extra holly leaves, pine sprigs, and red circle made a very pretty decoration to my box. I love the way it turned out and I hope the recipient loves it too!

Be sure to click the NEXT button to visit Anastasia's blog and follow the hop around. You're sure to find some absolutely GORGEOUS alternative projects for this month's Paper Pumpkin kit! Enjoy!

Thanks so much for stopping by today my friends!

Until Next Time,
Happy Crafting!

Monday, November 25, 2019

Stampers Showcase Blog Hop: Winter Wonderland

Good morning friends! It's time for the Stampers Showcase!  This month's theme is Winter Wonderland.  I know you're going to LOVE the projects that the other incredibly talented Stampers have in store for you, so be sure to visit each page along the hop!

I really enjoyed making this card. It reminds me of the first good snow of the season. That beautiful crystal shimmer that lays across the ground with the moonlight glittering over it.  Here in the south east, we don't get snows like that very often. But I remember them from my young winters in Iowa with my grandparents. I love that scene! I can still smell the ol' pot belly wood stove burnin' wood to keep us warm.

Wink of Stella lightly brushed over the trees, gives it that shimmery wonderful look.   The Woodland embossing folder makes a beautiful background, all by itself.  I used the Winter Woods Stamp and die bundle to finish up the card.  A layer of the fluffed tree and the tree outline make this Christmas tree look big and full.  Then stamp "Thinking Of You This Season" on the inside, using Night of Navy ink. Tie it up with some Seaside Spray metallic ribbon and it's ready to go!

I hope you enjoy today's card.  Thanksgiving will be here on Thursday and then it'll be open season for CHRISTMAS JOY!!! :-D  Stay tuned for more holiday projects, gifts and gift packaging!

Don't forget to hop around and see what the other fabulous designers have in store for you! Click the next button to visit Miss Kate's blog!

Until Next Time,
Happy Crafting!
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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas!

Hello my friends! How are you today?  I hope this finds you having a fantastic Wednesday.  I have an absolutely ADORABLE little Holiday gift tag for you today.  It's cased from Page 12 of the 2019 Holiday Catalog and it's just as cute as it can be!

I absolutely LOVE the mini envelope that goes along with the tag.  The Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper is so incredibly versatile and the thin Gold lines in the plaid are gorgeous!

To make the envelope, you'll need a 6x6" piece of DSP. You'll score 1" from the left side and 1 3/4" from the right edge.  Then score 13/4" on each of the opposite two sides.

Then, you'll cut away the four corners as you see here.  I also mitered the top and bottom flap as you can see in the photo. It's ever so slight, but helps the envelope to look more "finished".

Next, I cut a piece of Cherry Cobbler Cardstock 2 1/4" x 7" and scored on the long side at 3 1/2". This is the Tag base.   The one in the catalog is done more like book style, with the fold to the left, but I like it to open this way. :-)

 Now that the card base is ready, you'll need to cut another piece of Cherry Cobble Cardstock and use the Stitched Rectangle dies to cut that layer. It should measure slightly smaller than 2 1/4" x 3 1/2".

I used the Pine Tree Punch and some more of that fabulous patterned paper to cut a layering element for my card.  I also heat embossed one of the tree designs in white on a piece of Shade Spruce Cardstock. Then punched it out with the Tree Punch.

The Whisper White Sentiment piece was 3/8" x 1 1/4" and the Glimmer Gold pictured below it is 1 1/2" x 1/4".

There are 2 - 1/2" circles cut out of cherry cobbler for the fasteners on the envelope.  I used the brads with those to make them look fantastic!

I always preach "NO NAKED INSIDES OR ENVELOPES", and this is no exception! I used the shaded spruce and stamped off the inside layer just slightly. I really like the way it looks!

This little gift card was super cute to make! I suppose it's time for me to start working on all of my holiday tags! Thanksgiving is a week from tomorrow and then Christmas is just around the corner! ACK!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today my friends! I hope you enjoyed today's project!

Have a fantastic day!

Until Next Time,
Happy Crafting!

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Monday, November 18, 2019

Fancy Buckle Fold Holiday Card Make-it Monday

Hey hey hey!!! How are you friends?  I hope you're doing well on this wonderful Monday!!  I have a really fun, simple and EASY fancy fold for you today! I love love love this fold and have been using it quite a bit lately.  You could make a whole stack of your Christmas Cards with this fold, in a very short amount of time, and really look like you put a lot of work into them. ;-)

Ok, here's what you nee:

Card base (4 1/4" x 8 1/2") scored on the long side at 5 1/2"
Coordinating cardstock "flap" (2" x 7 1/4") scored on the long side at 3 5/8"
Designer Series Paper (DSP) (4" x 5 1/4") (4" x 2 5/8")
Very Vanilla Cardstock (3 3/8" x 1 3/4") and a scrap big enough for the 2 1/2" straight layering oval
Real Red cardstock big enough for the 2 3/4" scalloped layering oval
Classic Label Punch
Real Red Ink Pad
Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set
Christmas Countdown Stamp Set

Score and burnish the card base at 5 1/2". 

Attach the two pieces of DSP as shown.

Score and burnish the "flap" and adhere the open end facing the center fold of the card base. Glue the flap into the center of the inside of the card.

Stamp the Pine Bough onto the Layering Oval, and the Sentiment inside the card on the rectangle vanilla piece.

attach the sentiment piece inside the flap.

Layer the Real Red Scalloped Oval and the Very Vanilla straight oval together with snail.  Use dimensionals to adhere them to the center of the flap panel.

You can see the video with directions, here:

Isn't it a FUN card?  I love this fold. It's now one of my favorite go-to in a hurry card layouts!

I hope you enjoyed today's card and tutorial!  Please stop by again tomorrow for another fantastic project!

See you then!

Until Next Time,
Happy Crafting!

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