Merriest Moments Holiday Card

For the next couple of weeks, I will be posting holiday card ideas.  This first card features the Merriest Moments Bundle. In addition to the the stamp set and coordinating dies, the bundle includes the Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder.  With the hybrid embossing folder, the die fits into the embossing folder.  This creates beautifully textured die-cut images.  For the feature card below, the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper is die cut and texture embossed.  Notice the texture on the Basic White cardstock? The Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder is used for it too!  For my card, I am using a sentiment from the Tidings & Trimmings Stamp Set in lieu of one from the Merriest Moments Stamp Set.  A list of materials is below along with an assembly video to assist you reproduce the card. 

Merriest Moments

Card Materials:
  • Merriest Moments Bundle
  • Card base: Evening Evergreen cardstock (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored and folded at 4-1/4″)
  • Basic White cardstock: 4-1/4″ x 5-3/8″ (for texture embossed layer); 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ for sentiment (cut using Merriest Frames Dies)
  • Real Red cardstock: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ 
  • Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
  • Red Velvet Paper Pack: scrap pieces for cutting mini poinsettias using dies in the Merriest Frames
  • Evening Evergreen Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Tidings & Trimming Stamp Set (or use desired sentiment from the Merriest Moments Stamp Set)
  • Simply Elegant Trim 
  • Rhinestone Jewels
  • Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Mini Glue Dots
Assembly Video:

With the Merriest Moments Bundle featuring the Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder, you’ll be able to create many different card designs so be sure to add it on your “wish list.”

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to check back next week for another holiday card idea.

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Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder

In one of the Christmas in July posts, the Art in Bloom Bundle was the feature set.  Today, I’m featuring the Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder from the bundle. A simple stamping but elegant card can be created by using the embossing folder to add texture.  The Fresh Freesia In Color Shimmer Vellum features the texture embossing and creates a beautiful card.  With a few embellishments and a sentiment, it’s a quick and easy card too.   

Bloom Embossing

Card Details:
  • Create a card base using Thick Basic White cardstock. (4-1/4″ x 11″, score at 5-1/2″ and fold)
  • Texture a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Fresh Freesia In Color Shimmer Vellum with the Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder.  Attach to card front using Stampin’ Seal along the edge of the vellum.
  • Stamp the hello sentiment from the Biggest Wish stamp set onto a scrap of Basic White cardstock using Fresh Freesia Classic Ink Pad. Use the Tailor Made Tags Dies to cut a sentiment tag. 
  • Embellish the tag using the Fresh Freesia Open Weave Ribbon and add the tag to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Complete the card front by adding a few 2021-2023 In Color Jewels.

See, it doesn’t get much simpler! 

REMINDERS

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Thanks for stopping by! Happy crafting,

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Christmas in July -Tidings of Christmas

Today, I am excited to kick-off my Christmas in July event by highlighting elements from the Tidings of Christmas product suite.  Though we are still in the heat of summer, it’s not to early to start thinking about Christmas.  I will be posting holiday themed projects each Wednesday and Friday in July.  And if you enjoy Hallmark Channel holiday movies, the channel starts their Christmas in July movies this upcoming weekend.  I can’t wait!!! Yes, the movies are predictable but fun to watch.  What better way to spend a hot, muggy day than to stay indoors, get cozy and watch Christmas-winter themed movies?!  Now to stop digressing and get back to the card featured today. (LOL)

For this first Christmas in July project, the Tidings and Trimmings Bundle and the Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper blend to create a traditional Christmas card.  For the card layout, I opted to use one of my favorite layouts with angled layers of designer series paper. The Tidings of Christmas product suite is from the 2021-2022 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog (pages 88-89).   You’ll find a list of card materials and the video directions below.  

Christmas in July

Card Materials:
  • Tidings & Trimmings Bundle
  • Evening Evergreen cardstock:
    • Card base: 4-1/4″ x 11″, score at 5-1/2″ 
    • 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (optional: texture emboss using the Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder)
    • scraps for die cutting holly leaves
  • Basic White cardstock:
    • 4″ x 5-1/2″ (cut 2 – one for card front & one for card interior)
    • 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ (for sentiment – cut with circle die)
  • Cherry Cobbler Cardstock: 3″ x 3″ (cut with scalloped circle die)
  • Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper: 
    • Red Stripe: 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″
    • Evergreen Trees: 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (for card front)
    • Evergreen Trees: 2-3/8″ x 6″ (for envelope flap)
  • Layering Circle Dies – use the 2-3/4″ scallop circle die & the 2-5/8″ circle die
  • Soft Succulent Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Red Rhinestone Jewels
  • Evening Evergreen Open Weave Ribbon
  • Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Basic White Envelope

Here’s the video tutorial for assembly…(btw, the tutorial starts at the beginning of assembly but YouTube has selected this as the portion to show as a photo)

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Be sure to check back on Friday…

I’m posting another Christmas in July project.

 Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting! 

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Snowflake Side Fold Card

It’s always fun to find alternate folds to use for card designs.  Today’s design is a side fold shared by Patty Bennett during a team stamping event.  So, I added the fold to my “must create” fun fold list.  Using the So Many Snowflake Dies, multiple snowflakes are cut and layered to embellish the Snowflake Side Fold Card.  The Winter Snow Embossing Folder creates the perfect background for the layered snowflakes.

Side Fold Card

Materials:
  • Snowflake Wishes Bundle
  • Balmy Blue cardstock: card base: 4-1/4” x 11”, score at 5-1/2” & 6-3/4”; scraps for cutting snowflakes
  • Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper: 1” x 4”
  • Whisper White cardstock: 4” x 4” (2 pieces – for front & interior)’ 1” x 3-1/2” for sentiment
  • Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper – for large, medium & small snowflake
  • Winter Snow Embossing Folder
  • Misty Moonlight Classic Ink Pad
  • Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems
  • Snowflake Splendor ¼” ribbon
  • Stampin’ Seal+ Adhesive
  • Glue Dots
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine 
  • Optional: Tag Punch to cut notch for ribbon
Directions for Assembly:
  1. Fold Balmy Blue card base along fold lines. Use adhesive to seal the card front to the card back in the area between the score lines (5-1/2” to 6-3/4”).
  2. Add the strip of designer series paper to the card front (sealed section).
  3. Texture emboss one of the 4” x 4” Whisper White cardstock pieces. Attach to the card front.
  4. Snowflakes: use the snowflake dies to cut a large, medium and small snowflake from the Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper and the Balmy Blue cardstock. After die cutting snowflakes, layer the cardstock pieces atop the glimmer paper pieces attaching with glue dots.
  5. Stamp sentiment onto strip of Whisper White cardstock using the Misty Moonlight Classic Ink Pad.
  6. Position snowflakes to the card front and attach using glue dots.
  7. Add sentiment strip using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  8. Embellish the center of each snowflake with a Blue Adhesive-Backed Gem.
  9. Finish the card by wrapping a ribbon around the left side of card, overlapping ends on front of the card. Tie a small bow using the ribbon and attaching where the ribbon overlaps on the card front.  TIP: to hold ribbon in place, use tag punch (or another punch) to cut a small notch wide enough to create a track for the ribbon

Be sure to give the side fold card design a try!  And add the Snowflake Wishes Bundle to your order, it’s a great set for winter themed cards.

Reminders:

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program:  Download the form (2020-2021 Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Plus for your orders over $150, you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  Thank you for placing your order with me.  You can order Project Materials at the bottom of the post or click here to visit my Online Store. I sincerely appreciate your orders. 

Curvy Celebrations is underway!  The Quite Curvy Variety Bundle is now available for you to order.  Click here to view the products available.

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Paper Pumpkin

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November 3-D Blog Hop

It’s time for the November 3-D  Blog Hop! We were formerly the 3-D Tutorial Blog Hop but decided to make the transition to a 3-D Blog Hop.  This enables us to offer you 3-D project and instructions directly on our blogs each month.  This month we are featuring 3-D Christmas projects for you. So be sure to “hop along” to see the creative projects designed for you to use this holiday season!  

One of my favorite small gifts each season are the Bath & Body Works hand sanitizers.  Of course, this year the hand sanitizers are a necessity!  I enjoy creating unique packaging for the hand sanitizers when presenting to friends and family.  A small inexpensive gift becomes special when specially wrapped.  Today’s packaging features the Snowflake Flake Wishes bundle.  

Hand Sanitiz

Project Materials:
  • Balmy Blue cardstock:
    • Base: 1-3/4″ x 10″ score at 4-1/2″ and 5-1/2″
    • Band: 1″ x 6″ score at 1/2″, 2-1/4″, 3-1/4″ and 5″
  • Silver Foil: 2 pcs – 2″ x 2″ for snowflakes
  • Balmy Blue Gimmer Paper: 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ & 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ for snowflakes
  • Whisper White cardstock: 2″ x 2″ & 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ for snowflakes; 1/2″ x 2-1/2″ for sentiment
  • So Many Snowflakes Dies
  • Winter Snow Embossing Folder
  • Scalloped Tag Topper Punch
  • Banners Pick A Punch
  • Curvy Christmas Stamp Set
  • Misty Moonlight Classic Ink Pad
  • Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon: 6″
  • Blue Adhesive Backed Gems
To create holder base:
  1. First, punch the top and bottom of the 10″ strip of the Balmy Blue with the Scalloped Tag Topper.
  2. Then, texture emboss using the Winter Snow Embossing Folder.  Note: slide each side of the holder strip into the embossing folder up to the score line on each side.  To seal the top, match the scalloped edges and close with glue dots.
  3. Now, wrap the band around the holder and seal the overlapping piece with a strong adhesive (Tear & Tape, Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive or Stampin’ Seal+).  TIP: do not attach the band to the holder base but use it to slide up/down to insert or remove the hand sanitizer.
Embellishing Hand Sanitizer Holder
  1. Cut the snowflakes using the mid-sized and smallest snowflake dies.  For my snowflakes, I cut the following: two Silver Foil using the same medium sized snowflake die; Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper: one using the 2nd largest snowflake die & one using the smallest snowflake die and from Whisper White cardstock: one small snowflake and one medium snowflake.  Create the snowflakes by layering the pieces and attaching each with glue dots.  To complete each snowflake, add a Blue Adhesive Backed Gem to the center. Notice, you will have one snowflake that is slightly larger than the other. Below is a photo of the dies used:
  2. Using Misty Moonlight Classic Ink Pad, stamp the sentiment onto the Whisper White strip.  Then, create the banner end using the Banners Pick A Punch.
  3. Wrap the Silver Metallic ribbon around the holder band and adhere.  TIP: place the seam on the front of the band so you can cover it with a snowflake.
  4. Add the largest snowflake with a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional placing it over the seam where the ribbon overlaps.
  5. With glue dots, add the sentiment banner to the top of the holder.
  6. Finish by adding the remaining snowflake to the top of the holder beside the sentiment using a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional.  Insert the sanitizer into the holder. 
See how easy it is to make the hand sanitizer holders?

 Remember, you can create a holders for a variety of occasions just by using different embossing folders and dies.

Reminders:

Curvy Celebrations has started!  The Quite Curvy Variety Bundle is now available for you to order.  Click here to view the products available.

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program:  Download the form (2020-2021 Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Plus for your orders over $150, you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  Thank you for placing your order with me.  You can order Project Materials at the bottom of the post or click here to visit my Online Store. I sincerely appreciate your orders.  

Now to start “blog hopping” to see other fun holiday themed 3D projects:

 

 

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy crafting…

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Color Challenge Project

Last week I had the opportunity to attend a day-long FB event hosted by another demonstrator.  It’s always fun to attend events to learn new techniques and gather ideas for paper crafting. And though it was a virtual event, we were still able to share and create with one another. During the event, the host posted a variety of challenges to engage attendees.  One was a color challenge project – we were to select 3 or 4 colors from the colors provided to create our project.  The list of colors were Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green, and Coastal Cabana.  Since it was a challenge, rules included no CASE-ing of a project – only use for inspiration. Plus, it had to be a new project and not one previously shared.  We had 30 minutes to work on our color challenge project before the next presentation so I had to work quickly!

So what colors did I select for my project? I chose a color combination of Basic Black, Coastal Cabana and Granny Apple Green. Since Christmas projects are on my agenda for the next several weeks, I wanted to create a card in non-traditional holiday colors. The Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder and the Pine Woods Dies work together perfectly for a quick card design. 

Non-traditional Holiday Card  

Card Details:
  1. Card base: 4-1/4″ x 11″ Granny Apple Green cardstock, scored at 5-1/2″ and folded.  Note: card is a side opening card.
  2. Layer one: Basic Black cardstock – 5-1/4″ x 4″.  Attach to card base with Stampin’ Seal+ or Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive.
  3. Layer two: Coastal Cabana cardstock – 5″ x 3-3/4″.  Texture emboss using the Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder. Then using a sponge dauber, dab the raised evergreen trees with Frost White Shimmer Paint.  Allow to dry for a few minutes before attaching to the Basic Black cardstock layer.  
  4. Select pine tree die and use to cut the design from the Rainbow Glimmer Paper using the portion with the Bermuda Bay and Granny Apple Green colors. With paper snips, cut and remove the tree trunk to create an evergreen tree. 
  5. Cut a 3-1/4″ x 1-3/4″ piece of Basic Black cardstock and a 2-3-4″ x 1-1/2″ piece of Whisper White cardstock using the Stitched Nested Labels Dies.  Stamp the sentiment using Coastal Cabana Classic Ink Pad onto the Whisper White label.  TIP:  position the sentiment so that there is area to overlap the tree onto the label. Happy Holidays is from the Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set. Layer the two labels. 
  6. Position the tree overlapping the label and attach with adhesive.  Next, add Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to the label and to the tree branches, cutting as needed, then attach to the  card front.
  7. Complete by embellishing the sentiment with Rhinestone Basic Jewels.  

It was lots of fun to participate in the color challenge!  Which color combination would you select?  Comment and let me know!

Reminders:

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Curvy Celebrations has started!  The Quite Curvy Variety Bundle is now available for you to order.  Click here to view the products available.

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program:  Download the form (2020-2021 Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Plus for your orders over $150, you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  Thank you for placing your order with me.  You can order Project Materials at the bottom of the post or click here to visit my Online Store. I sincerely appreciate your orders.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy crafting…

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The current host code is: CJSBNX7Z.  Please use this code if your order is $150 or less (before shipping & taxes). Remember, if your order is over $150, you will receive the host rewards.