The Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Wondrous Wreath does not have to be used only for Christmas. This card can be used for Thanksgiving or just a Fall thank you card.
I made this card using a variety of different products. The sentiment is from For All Things and is also in the Holiday Catalog. I cut the leaves out using a Bigz Die called Autumn Accents. You can cut out four leaves and an acorn with this die. I also used two different embossing folders. One is Perfect Polka Dots for the leaves and the background is called Argyle. I finished it off with a Designer Button from the Neutrals Collection and piece of Linen Thread.
One of the things I love about Stampin’ Up! is that they come out with a new product that is terrific and useful but then they come out with other ideas to use the product that is not so obvious to uncreative people like me. I made the top of this box using the new Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlit Dies. I used the awesome Designer Series Paper called Under The Tree Specialty Designer Series Paper. It is thicker than regular DSP so it is perfect to make boxes with.
To make the box you just need to cut a piece of cardstock or Designer Series Paper 6 7/8″ x 5 9/16″. Score this at 1 1/2″ on all four sides. Then cut the flaps and adhere using a strong adhesive such as Mulitpurpose Liquid Glue. Then cut another piece of using the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Die for the top.
I think Stampin’ Up! has really offered a terrific holiday collection of stamps in their Holiday Catalog. I had a really hard time picking a few of them out and every time I open the catalog I end up buying something else. One of my favorites is the stamp set called White Christmas. I have shown you a few different cards using this set. The thing I like about it is it can be a fun set with the snowman and the bear but it can also be a beautiful and soft set with the snow falling and the deer.
I embossed the trees on this card using Versamark and White Embossing Powder. Then I just punched a circle out of a piece of paper and then sponged the moon using Hello Honey.
We made this cute little box at our Monthly Club meeting. It uses the new Gift Box Punch Board which makes a ton of different sized boxes. I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for little boxes to wrap gifts in, especially around Christmas time. This new Punch Board is perfect for that. It makes all different sized boxes and is really easy to do. We also used a new stamp set from the Holiday Catalog called Merry everything. It has a matching punch (Note Tag Punch) which always makes things easier! You can buy both in a bundle and save 15%!!
Here is a video showing how to use the Gift Box Punch Board.
I know the Holiday Catalog has arrived and a lot of people are posting pictures of cards using the sets in that catalog (including me) but I thought I would take a break and share a birthday card I made using a stamp set from the Annual Catalog called Starburst Sayings. This stamp set has a matching set of Framelits too so there is no cutting out with scissors. The arrows on this card were punched out using a new punch called What’s Up. It has two arrow shapes in one punch. The Bermuda Bay Cardstock I used is from the Project Life Everyday Adventure Card Collection.
I hate to remind everyone of this again but there are 100 days left before Christmas. Although that seems like such a scary thought, you don’t have to panic. There is still a lot of time left to make your Christmas cards. The Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog is full of holiday stamp sets There has to be at least one of set for everyone’s tastes.
If you are a customer of mine, you know that one of the requirements I have is that everyone has to make at least one Christmas card and they have to send it to me! You better start thinking about it!