Category Archives: Christmas

nut gift box

10 more days… I am slowly getting ready but I still have a few gifts I’d like to make.  We’ll see if it happens.  I am enjoying the sounds of Christmas though…Christmas music is my favorite!  I wish I could say that I’m enjoying the smells of Christmas too…but so far not 1 cookie has been baked.  (must remedy this soon).

I still need to take pics of the rest of my cards (hopefully tonight).  In the meantime, here’s a little gift box of nuts I created a few months ago.  I wanted some chestnuts, or an assortment of nuts, to place in the box but at the time I needed to photograph this, our local small town store only had peanuts.  sigh.  

The Laurence Design image, A Victorian Winter, was colored with Promarkers and is perfect for a gift like this… it reminds me of  The Christmas Song (one of my faves).  I can still hear my father singing this when I was a child.

The box and lid are basic box design and super easy to make with a Scor-Pal.  For the base, start with 8 1/4″ x 11 3/4″, scoring each side at 2″.  For the lid, start with 7 7/8″ x 11 1/4″.  Score each side of the lid at 1 3/4″.  Cut and assemble both pieces.  If a window is desired, die cut an opening and attach a piece of acetate before assembly.

stamps- A Victorian Winter and Peace on Earth by Stampavie; paper- Mohawk Carnival Coco, SU! Ruby Red, Shimmery White, Echo Park Wintertime; ink- Memento Black, SU! Buckaroo Blue; accessories- Classic and Long Rectangle Nestabilities, Spellbinders Ribbon Banners, Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, acetate, Stickles, Prima Flowers; Promarkers- Canary, Buttercup, Primrose, Warm Grey 3,5, Ruby, Bright Orange, Ice Grey 1,5, Black, Indigo Blue, Denim Blue, Henna, Burnt Sienna, Tan, Walnut, Blender.

snowy greetings

Hello!  Happy Saturday!  Today is my turn to post on the Stampavie blog and I have 2 Christmas cards to share with you using sweet Tina Wenke images and some Echo Park papers.

My first card is another Half Window card (I’ve been having fun with these lately!).  You can see my first one here

I used a portion of Sarah in the Snow with Kittie for the outside.  And the full image on the inside…

The sentiments are from Holiday Wishes and Peace on Earth.  The words “Make The Season Sparkle” were curved when placed on the acrylic block so they lined up with the curve of the cut-out window.

For my second card, I also used just a portion of an image.  Here I only used Snowy’s face (colored with a marker and stamped) and his hat from Snowy & Rudolph.  The sentiment is from Joy To The World

Enjoy your weekend! 

Half Window card: stamps- Sarah in the Snow With Kittie, Holiday Wishes, and Peace on Earth by Stampavie; paper- white, Soft Sky, Espresso, Riding Hood Red, Echo Park- Wintertime; ink- Memento Rich Cocoa, SU! Riding Hood Red; accessories- Coluzzle cutter, Scor-Pal, 2 1/2″ circle punch, 2 3/8″ scalloped circle punch, C.C. Designs Ric Rac die, Stickles, Martha Stewart snowflake punch; Promarkers- Denim Blue, Blush, Almond, Sunkissed Pink, Walnut, Henna, Ruby, Putty, Ice Grey 1; Flexmarker- Aquamarine.

Stacked snowman card: stamps- Snowy & Rudolf and Joy To The World by Stampavie; paper- white, brown, Riding Hood Red, Echo Park- Wintertime; ink- Memento Rich Cocoa, SU! Choc. Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red; accessories- 1″, 1 3/8″, and 1 3/4″ circle punches, Labels 1 Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Large Snowflake folder, Martha Stewart Snowflake punch, C.C. Designs Ric Rac die, Martha Stewart Pine Needles Edge punch (for arms), Stickles, pop dots.

Christmas tea and cookies

I can’t believe Christmas will soon be here already!  Have you started your holiday shopping?  Or are you already done?  (envious if you are!)

This week the Scor-pal Designers are excited to be sharing some last minute gift ideas using product from our friends at Jillibean Soup.

You’ll want to stop by the Scor-pal blog each day this week for new ideas and to leave a comment. Next Monday we will choose one random comment from the week to win a Scor-buddy. Which is perfect for creating last minute gifts or given as a gift for the special crafter in your life.

Also, be sure and stop by the Scor-pal Fan Page and leave a comment too because we will be giving away a Scor-Tape prize pack over there to someone who left a comment both there *and* on the blog. Because, after all, when you are making special gifts you want them to stay together and you want the best ;^)

Of course, be sure and stop by the Jillibean Soup Blog  too because they are playing along with Scor-pal this week as well! 

Today I have a last minute gift idea to share for those occasions when time creeps up on you and you need a “little something” to give a friend, neighbor, or co-worker. 

I used the cute line of Jillibean Soup papers called Christmas Eve Chowder (*love these papers*) to create a little Coffee Cup and a matching Cookie Box

Inside the Coffee Cup is a cello wrapped Keurig tea pod and a few mints.  The cup could also be altered a bit to make it slightly taller, thus it could hold 2 stacked Keurig pods…just a thought…hmmm.  Maybe next time.  :)

The top of the Cookie Box was decorated with additional paper and matching cardstock stickers.  The directions show how to slip the tab on the lid inside the box, and tie a ribbon closure.  But I chose to keep the tab to the outside and punch a decorative snowflake border.  Two tiny pieces of velcro  under the tab help to keep the lid closed.

The little fella in green had a ball on top of his hat…it was the perfect size to add a half pearl.  I also added some Stickles here and there to make them sparkle.

I cut some trees from scraps of paper to add to the ends of the box.  A cardstock sticker was added too.  Not too busy…but just enough.

My cookies turned out larger than I planned, but who’s complaining?  LOL.  I just turned them and slipped them into the box facing the front.  A piece of tissue paper makes a nice lining.

And here’s a discovery I’ve made…if you don’t want to give cookies (what?  no cookies?) then a row of tea bags fits perfectly!

I hope you will gain some inspiration from our Holiday Gifts ideas…have fun preparing for this most blessed holiday! 

paper- Bazzill cardstock, Jillibean Soup Christmas Eve Chowder- Boiling water, Frozen Shrimp, Frozen Haddock, Pea Pod Parts, Cardstock Stickers; accessories- Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, Stickles, Martha Stewart Embossed Snowflake Edge punch, velcro, Circle Nestabilities, Want2Scrap adhesive pearl, SU! Medium cello bag, ribbon, mints, Keurig tea pod, tea bags, cookies.

Flourishes Limelight!

Hello and happy Sunday!  I hope you are having a great weekend!

I was recently asked to make a project combining the Scor-Pal and Flourishes rubber stamps…and today is my day in the Flourishes Limelight!  How cool is that?  

I decided to make a few Half Window Cards and a matching Card Box to store them in.  The Flourishes site is chock full of lovely images!  But the silhouette images caught my eye and so I chose to play with those.  This boxed set of Christmas cards uses a new release from Flourishes called A Season Of Celebrations.  Here’s the finished box…

The image and words were stamped with light brown ink onto kraft cardstock.  Patterned paper and ribbon were added, then I repeatedly stamped a sentiment around the edge of the box lid…

Inside, the box holds a matching set of cards…

It has been several years since I used my Coluzzle cutting system but it was fun to pull it out again!  Here a half circle is cut into the front card panel, then the card front is scored and folded back.

When opened, the inside reveals another cute image and sentiment from the same stamp set.  I added some Burgundy Stickles to various places on the card, including the string of lights the children are hanging onto the tree.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks so much to Flourishes for the opportunity to have fun with this set! 

stamps- Flourishes- A Season Of Celebrations; paper- Kraft, The Paper Company- Boysenberry Textured, Bo Bunny- A Gift of Love; ink- SU! Crumb Cake and Bravo Burgundy; accessories- Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, Coluzzle, circle punch- 1″ and 2 1/2″, scalloped circle punch- 1 1/4″ and 2 3/8″, dimensionals, ribbon, Martha Stewart Branch punch, Burgundy Stickles.

hoppin’ with Bo Bunny

This week the Scor-Pal DT has teamed up with the Bo Bunny DT to bring you lots of paper inspiration!  Today it’s my turn to share a few things I made with the Scor-Pal and the sweeet Bo Bunny Blitzen collection.  Be sure to also check out the matching embellishments…adorable! 

Here I created a Gate-fold card and two Mini Christmas Totes

The front of the Gate-fold card has a Layered Chipboard Sticker wreath.  I outlined the striped paper layer with some glitter.

When the left flap is opened, it reveals the panel attached to the right flap.  A large green snowflake sticker, some Blitzen jewels, and a few rub-on words were added to the patterned paper.

The card fully opened… the ornament circle is a sticker and the birds are another rub-on.

The Mini Christmas Totes are quite cute in size and very easy to make.  The Blitzen ornament was stamped onto patterned paper, cut out, and popped up with dimensionals.  It was also adorned with jewels.  The bag has a few other Blitzen embellishments…the red snowflake and scalloped border are stickers, and the silver snowflake is a button. 

The reindeer on this bag was stamped and popped up also.  Select areas were colored and glittered, and a tiny jewel was applied where a collar might be.  More scalloped border here and three layered chipboard snowflake stickers.

One last photo… I wanted to share with you how professional the bottoms of the bags look.  Be sure to check out the tutorial (linked above) to see how to fold the bottom flaps to achieve this look. 

stamps- Bo Bunny Blitzen; paper- SU! Espresso, Bo Bunny- Double Dot Chiffon Stripe, Blitzen Dot, Blitzen Stripe, Blitzen Sentiment; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, markers- Bravo Burgundy, Sahara Sand, Cocoa; accessories- Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, pop dots, Stickles, SU! Clear Tinsel Trim, Crop-A-Dile, jumbo eyelets; Bo Bunny Blitzen accessories- Stickers, Jewels, Layered Chipboard Stickers, Buttons, and Rub-ons.

let us adore Him…

Hello!  Happy Wednesday!  Wow…where did the past 2 weeks go?  I didn’t get much stamping done lately…at least what I can share now.  Hopefully the mojo, time, and energy will return soon!

Today I do have a set of 4 Christmas cards I made to share though.  I’m a little behind on my Christmas card making but I still have plenty of time, right? 

I used the wonderful Away In A Manger image on these Christmas greetings.  They are accented with a little un-traditional Wisteria color… paired with a little red, yellow, and tan.  I chose a few selected areas to color (rather than the entire image) so that baby Jesus would truly be the main focus. 

The following Promarkers were used to color the image: Sandstone, Buttercup, Ivory, Blush, Tan, Lavender, and Pastel Beige.

stamp: Stampavie Away In A Manger; paper- white, black, SU! Wisteria, unknown d.p.; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Wisteria; accessories- ribbon, Promarkers, adhesive pearls, Stickles.

a swanky snow family

Hello!  I have 2 posts today.  First I have another Paper Smooches card and later I’ll post my Dare To Get Dirty challenge for Splitcoast.  Also…don’t forget to add your name for the blog candy…it will close in less than 24 hours!

This card sort-of reminds me of the three bears.  LOL.

This snow family is from the Paper Smooches Swanky Snowdudes set.  I made this card for the Sparks Challenge but it also fits juliemlacey’s, JeanneS’s, and lisahenke’s DTGD challenges over at SCS. 

The sketch is from Designer Drafts 3– the middle one on the bottom.  What a fun sketch!

stamps- Paper Smooches Swanky Snowdudes; paper- kraft, vanilla, blue, kraft dp; ink- Memento Black, accessories- SU! heart punch, Copics.

another Safmat project

Have you seen the new Autumn Winter Collections released by Stampavie?  ♥ them!  There are so many sweet images that it was hard to choose what to work with first!  This one really caught my eye…I think it’s the endearing look in the reindeer’s face.  I also decided to pull out my Safmat and create a candy jar to match my card.

First, here’s a close up of the card.   The image is by Tina Wenke and it’s called Santa With Lamb and Reindeer.  The sentiment is from another Tina Wenke set called Holiday Wishes.   

I bought the jar from my friend, Tracy, and I didn’t really have any ideas at the time what I wanted to do with it.  So I’m happy to have used it.

After I colored my image, I scanned it to my computer and enlarged it a bit.  When you have your image to the size you need, just print it out onto a sheet of Safmat.  (Be sure to print it on the correct side…don’t ask me how I know.  LOL)  Then you just cut your image out and apply it to your project (like a big sticker!). 

TIP: I used a craft knife and metal ruler to lightly cut the transparent film without cutting through the paper backing.  This way I could remove my printed piece and still have a whole sheet of backing to feed through the printer again for another project.

Here’s the candy jar filled with yummy Christmas mints…

Normally the “background” would be more clear but when I scanned my image, my background wasn’t perfectly white.  It would have taken more patience than I had to remove the background around all those snowflakes, etc.  LOL.  So I left it as it was.  BUT I’m glad I did because it makes the glass look etched IRL…kinda cool, actually!

Here’s a better shot of the lid…the metal snowflake and jingle bell were from my friend Michele.  I didn’t use them on the project she gave them to me for but I don’t think she’ll mind.  :)

card:  stamps- Tina Wenke Santa With Lamb and Reindeer, Holiday Wishes by Stampavie; paper- Artichoke, white, dp by Provo Craft and Basic Grey; ink- Artichoke, Rose Red, Memento Black; accessories- Martha Stewart Arch Lattice punch, button, thread, Stickles.

candy jar:  stamps- Tina Wenke Santa With Lamb and Reindeer by Stampavie; ink- computer printer; accessories- Provo Craft jar, Letraset Safmat, fabric scrap, SU! Linen Thread, snowflake and jingle bell charms, Prima flowers, gemstones.

swanky pink snowlady

Second post for today~ lots to share this week and so I’m back with another fun Paper Smooches card.  These images are seriously addicting!!!

I used the Swanky Snowdudes stamp set, along with Kim’s Cool Shades for inspiration.  (The colors are from the top right corner of the June Cool Shades).

To create the background I used several of the words and images, carefully lining them up on the acrylic block.  Then it was stamped repeatedly several times to fill in the entire background. 

The “North Pole” image was stamped horizontally across the snow lady’s mid-section to create the bottom of her sweater.  She was colored and cut out, then the snowflakes were stamped with pink to make a pattern on the sweater.

This card was created for the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge

Have a great day!

stamps- Paper Smooches Swanky Snowdudes; paper- Soft Sky, white; ink- Soft Sky, Pixie Pink, Memento Black; accessories- Copics, ribbon, Stickles.

Santa’s shorts

Yup..I’m back with another Paper Smooches card.  What can I say?  They’re addicting!  LOL.

This time it looks like Santa got some boxers for Christmas…or pj’s.  And Rudolf is sporting a matching night cap.  (It’s a good thing Santa’s beard covers most of his belly ’cause I have a feeling it aint a pretty sight) LOL.

I used the stamp with the dashed lines from the Santa Paws set to create the plaid on the shorts and small cap.  Both caps are popped up on dimensionals.  The sentiment is from Swanky Snowdudes

I was going to use Liquid Applique on the caps but I noticed that my white LA has yellowed.  Anyone have that problem?  So I found a Puffy Velvet marker and used it instead.  It works the same…it’s just more of a liquid when applied.  It’s hard to see, but I also applied Crystal Effects to Santa’s glasses.


The sketch I used is from Designer Drafts #6…the middle sketch on the right.

Have a great weekend!

stamps- Paper Smooches Santa Paws and Swanky Snowdudes; paper- white, Real Red, Basic Grey Figgy Pudding; ink- Memento Black; accessories- Copics, pop dots, Stickles, Marvy white Puffy Velvet Fabric Marker; Crystal Effects.

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