So here it is, my last Christmas card this year. Unless I change my mind and make more of course, but that is unlikely.
Like my last post, these cards also use the Hearts Come Home stamp set, but this time I’ve teamed it with the Hometown Greeting edgelits. Aren’t those egdelits wonderful? Love them.
I used all three of the detailed dies for these cards, and layered them up. They are so cleverly done, with the top layer having a little gap so that the church spire from the next row down can fit in.
For the sky I started with Pool Party card, then sponged some Dapper Denim on to it. It’s not completely smooth which gives it some dimension and it looks like a snowy sky I think.
You can see that I coloured the trees on one of the cards, and just added some Wink of Stella on the other.
What took the most time when making these cards was popping out all the little bits from the die cuts!
What’s coming next? I don’t know, you’ll have to come back and see.
This is the last but one Christmas card that I have to show you – if you haven’t made yours by now then you’re really leaving it til the last minute!
These cards use the Hearts Come Home stamp set. It’s available as a bundle with the Hometown Greetings Edgelits dies – buy the bundle and get 10% discount. See my next post for the Edgelits.
This is a simple card that looks great nonetheless. I die cut a circle from the Stiched Shape Framelits set and stamped in a house and trees from the stamp set. Not forgetting Santa of course!
Then I added a silver or copper circle around it and put that on Whisper White mat that I had embossed using the Softly Falling embossing folder.
Add a heat embossed sentiment and you’re done!
A little tip regarding the ink pads. My Real Red ink pad has always been so juicy that I’ve rarely used it. Well, I got fed up with that, what’s the point of having it and not using it? So, I ran the open pad across my grid paper to soak up some of the ink, and now it works like a dream!
So, if your ink pads seem a little juicy – if the bubble when you use them – try getting rid of some of the ink.
My next card also uses the Hearts Come Home stamp set with the matching edgelits.
I wanted to make a Christmas card that used trees, and the only set I have that has trees is Lovely as a Tree. Then I wanted to use my lovely new Large Letters Framelits, and Softly Falling embossing folder. I had it all planned in my head, then found that Jan Clothier – a demo in New Zealand – had made the exact card that I had planned already! I guess that does happen sometimes.
This is such a striking card that I have made several to give to family members. You do need to make it in a certain way to get it all to work properly.
The first step is to blend in your snow banks, and then stamp your trees. I stamped mine so that that part of them would be cut out with the framelits.
Then add the Noel word from you Large Letter Framelits and die cut it out, making sure to keep the middle bit from the O.
Then, use the Softly Falling embossing folder to emboss the snow. Put the middle bit from the O in somewhere so that it fits with everything else.
Then you can add back your letters to the card. I used a Real Red background to contrast against the white.
The last step was to add some glitter to the trees which doesn’t show up well in the photos, but does make a difference.
Hope you like it!
This is what I used to make the card:
I can’t believe it, my last week on the Pootler’s Design Team. Thanks so much to my wonderful upline Sam for giving me the chance to bring these projects to you – 5 projects made using The Little Things stamp set.
This week I’ve made a box in a card that you may have seen on Pinterest or other social media. I have to give my credit to Dawn Griffiths for the box, but I think Rachel Tessman may have been an earlier designer.
For the box I used the Clear Tiny Treat boxes – they are 2″ x 2″ x 2″ (5.1cm x 5.1cm x 5.1cm) so just the right size to fit something tiny but delicious or adorable, or both in. They also fit in the card beautifully.
To make this card you need to cut a 2″ x 2″ (5.1cm x 5.1cm) hole out of the card 1″ (5.1cm) in from the edge. Cut through both pieces of card.
For the DSP background I used the Lemon Lime Twist from the Fresh Florals DSP, and added some red berries with my Real Red marker to make it look more festive. The trees along the strip at the bottom are from the Hearts Come Home stamp set.
I heat embossed the sentiment in gold, and die cut it using the Layering Ovals framelits.
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my projects as much as I’ve enjoyed making them!
Look out for Christmas ideas coming in the next few weeks.
Here’s what I used to make this card:
Here’s my project for week 4 of my time on the Pootler’s Design Team – 5 Thursdays during November where 5 members of the Pootler’s team share projects made with The Little Things stamp set.
This week I’ve made 2 gift bags, one of them using the Gift Bag punch board:
I don’t use the Gift Bag punch board as much as I should so after making one bag with the score board I thought I’d get out the punch board for the other.
Can you guess which is which? Hard to tell isn’t it – the black and white was made with the Gift Bag punch board.
I used the Merry Little Christmas DSP to make the bags. The cardstock is just the right weight, not too flimsy, and not too thick either.
For the ribbon I used the Shimmer Ribbon in black, and also the Striped ribbon. The Striped ribbon is wired and so I used the Shimmer ribbon to go around the bag, then added the Striped ribbon bow on top.
The sentiments are heat embossed in gold. I think this sentiment is lovely, and you could just use the For My Sweet if you didn’t want the top.
Both bags are the right size for putting some sweet goodies in – a lovely surprise for someone for Christmas!
Next Thursday is my last week on the Design Team. It’s gone so fast. Please come and and see what my last project is – hit the subscribe button so you don’t miss it.
Here’s what I used to make these bags (clicking on each image will take you to that item in my shop should you want to buy anything).
It’s the third week of the Pootler’s design team challenge for me, and this week I decided to make some gift tags.
Our team leader Sam has challenged five of us to use The Little Things stamp set to make five projects – one for each Thursday during the month of November.
This week I combined the stripe that’s in the stamp set with the wonderful Cookie Cutter Christmas set that carried over from last year.
I used the stripe in either Old Olive or Real Red across the bottom of each tag, then added one of the crew from the Cookie Cutter Christmas set, and a sentiment at the top.
I found some googly eyes to add to the gingerbread men and reindeer.
To make each tag I used a piece of Thick Whisper White card cut at 4″ x 2″ (10cm x 5cm), then stamped the stripe across the bottom. Then I used the envelope punch board to round the corners.
I used the Scalloped Tag Topper punch to punch out the tags and then finished them off with gold metallic ribbon.
I’d like to think that they’d make a great addition to any present!
For next week’s project – gift bags.
Here’s what I used to make the tags – click on an item to go to it in my shop.
Welcome to my second project for the Pootler’s Design Team. I’ll be posting a new project each Thursday in November using The Little Things stamp set.
This week I have used the December Deliciousness stamp – what a great sentiment!
I wanted to make some little treat bags and thought I’d make some tags to hang around the top.
I love those little candy canes and ginger bread men. I heat embossed the sentiments in gold, copper and silver, and used the Stitched Framelits to die cut them. Then I added some sweets to clear bags and attached the tags using either gold metallic edge ribbon or black shimmer ribbon.
As you can see I also made some crates using the wood crates framelits. I wanted to see what different designs would look like so I made three crates, each different.
I used wood textures DSP on one (with a foil snowflake), Merry Music DSP on another, and more wood textures DSP that I stamped for the third.
I glued each piece of DSP to a piece of carstock before I die cut them to make a very sturdy crate – you will need to burnish well if you try this.
I think I might take these to a Christmas craft fair where I have booked a table at the beginning of December. I hope you like this week’s project – don’t forget to come back and see what I have made next week.
This is what I used for this week’s makes:
Following on from my last post, here’s the Christmas card I made at the same time. This card also uses the Half Full stamp set, but with a Christmas twist – love it!
I used watercolour paper and ink pads as palettes as before. This time I added some of the Quilted Christmas 6″ x 6″ DSP to give the card a festive feel.
Here’s the inside:
I’m going to a Christmas craft fair at the beginning of December – the AIKB one in Gouarec for anybody who is in the vicinity. I’m going to make some of these cards for the fair because I think they may be popular.
I’m part of the Pootles design team for November so I’ll be back soon with the first of 5 projects – posted on each Thursday during November.
So, I CASE’d the catalogue to make this card – I changed a couple of things, but it’s basically the same. I made this card mainly because I was having a Christmas session at my house, and my Christmas and glitter mad friend Dawn was coming. I’ve mentioned Dawn before – she loves all things Christmas and glitter, and is already watching seasonal films on TV! You can find her blog here – http://allthingsprettycraftee.blogspot.fr/
To make this card I used the Carols of Christmas bundle, and added some heat embossing on the sentiment.
I also used a strip of Washi tape from the Year of Cheer speciality Washi stack to add just a little extra dimension to one side of the card.
I didn’t use a window sheet for the shaker part – instead I used a small bag, because I wanted the glitter to stay put!
I also added some glitter card behind the stars and moon on the top. And I popped the whole panel up on some foam pads.
Hope you like it!
I haven’t seen many tags made with the Carols of Christmas bundle so I thought I’d make some. I’ve used the Merry Music speciality DSP for the background.
To make these tags I used Whisper White card stock cut to 2″ x 4″ then adhered some of the DSP (cut to the same size) to it.
Then I used the Scalloped Tag Topper punch to make tags and rounded the corners using the envelope punch board.
As you can see I just used black and white card for the trees and copper and silver for the deer. The ribbon is not Stampin’ Up! but goes well with the black and white I think.
I have another Carols of Christmas card to show you in the next post, with lots of glitter!
Don’t forget that the but 3 packs of DSP get one free offer is only open until the end of October, so if you want some don’t leave it too long and miss out.