Category Archives: Christmas

quick & easy scoring

Are you working on your Christmas cards?  Need some simple ideas that come together in a snap?  The Scor-Pal team is sharing ideas for Quick & Easy Holiday Cards!  Today I have a scored and framed background on my card.  It really is quick and simple with a few diecuts and scoring with the Scor-Pal!  Here’s my card.

Directions:

1. Start with a 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 piece of white cardstock, scored and folded in half to make a 4 1/4″ square base.

2. Add a layer of 4″ x 4″ patterned paper.

3. Diecut a decorative circle from white cardstock.

4. Align a 3″ circle die inside the decorative circle diecut and cut it again, creating a frame.  Set it aside.

5. Diecut a 3 1/4″ circle from white cardstock.

6. Score lines every 1/2″ on the 3 1/4″ circle.  Turn it 90 degrees and repeat.

7. Adhere the pieces to the cardfront, with the scored circle layered behind the frame.

8. Stamp and diecut the tree and the sentiment flag.  Pop them up with foam tape.

You’re done!  Once I designed my card, I assembled a few rather quickly.

stamps- SU! Scentsational Season and Petite Pairs; paper- white, MME Colorful Christmas; ink- SU! Gumball Green and Soft Suede; accessories- Scor-Pal, Spellbinders Picot Edge Circles and Circle Nestabilities, SU! Holiday Collection Framelits and Bitty Banners, foam tape.

RC Holiday Blog Hop

Hey everyone! We’ve got such a treat in store for you this weekend! To celebrate all of those beautiful Ribbon Carousels being used around the world (yes, we’ve shipped Carousels to 27 countries now!) to keep ribbon, twine, washi tapes and spooled items tidy, we’ll be hopping around our amazing Crewmates blogs for the next 4 days showing you all of the beautiful and creative ways that our designers use THEIR Ribbon Carousels!

I use my Ribbon Carousel to store all of my SU! ribbons, plus my spools of May Arts lace and twine.  These carousels hold a LOT!

In my first pic, you can see the 6 ribbons that I used to make my ribbon tree card.  This is also a good way to use up scraps!

A simple zigzag stitch holds the ribbons in place.

Would you like to win your very own Ribbon Carousel? Here is what you need to do: Visit the Designer’s blogs that are participating in each day of the blog hop and comment on their posts as you go. One of the Crewmate’s Holiday blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Crewmate’s Holiday Blog Hop post.

You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more Crewmate Blogs you comment on, the better your chances are of winning your very own Ribbon Carousel! The Blog Hop will be open until 11:59 PM Eastern Time Monday, November 25th with the winners being announced Tuesday morning on the Ribbon Carousel Blog.

Already have a Ribbon Carousel? Share a photo of YOUR Ribbon Carousel on our FaceBook page OR email it to info@ribboncarousel.com, and we’ll share it for you!  You’ll be in special drawing  for your choice of a Ribbon Carousel or 4 packages of spools!

For those that want a Ribbon Carousel NOW! Mark your calendar! We’ll be having our LOWEST SALE PRICE of the YEAR sale on the Ribbon Carousels and Spools beginning Wednesday, November 27 – Cyber-Monday, December 2!  No coupon code needed! Just go to our store and enjoy some happy shopping!

Here are the participants for Day 4 of the Ribbon Carousel Holiday Blog Hop. Enjoy!  (If the links don’t show up, check them out on the Ribbon Carousel Blog!)

a suspension/tent card

Today I am sharing this card on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog.  I combined a Suspension Card with a Tent Card to create this snowy hello…

I used the new Sweet ‘n Sassy Spectacular Snowflake dies to cut an opening in the card front.  A large snowflake was stamped through the opening, onto the inside of the card.  Then I borrowed some of my husband’s fishing line 😉 to suspend the smaller die cut and stamped snowflakes.  The fishing line is adhered at the top and bottom with Scor-Tape.  The lighter purple layer was embossed and additional snowflakes were added, along with a sentiment banner (from my Snowy Hello stamp set).

Since there’s no place on the tent cards to write a short message and sign it, I like to add a little something to the back.  Sometimes it’s a pocket with a tag but this time I simply added the negatives from the die cut opening on the front.

Have a great day, friends!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Spectacular Snowflakes and Snowy Hello; paper- SU! Concord Crush and Wisteria Wonder, white; ink- SU! Concord Crush, Wisteria Wonder, and Cool Caribbean; accessories- Sweet ‘n Sassy Spectacular Snowflakes dies and Small Snowflake dies, Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, Cuttlebug Kars Snowflakes embossing folder, Stickles, tracing wheel, fishing line, dimensionals.

 

 

a holiday hop with Scor-Pal and Magnolia-Licious

Hello!  Today the Scor-Pal team was invited to hop along with the Magnolia-licious team in their Holiday Blog Hop.  We’ve created lots of projects to get you in the holiday spirit!  More details and challenge info can be found on the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.

I created 2 ornaments with the Magnolia Mini stamp called Angel Tilda.  I also used the Memory Box Peaceful Snowflake Frame Set of dies, found in the Magnolia-licious store.  My Scor-Tape was used to attach the silver cord to the ornaments (between the front and back layers) and adhere the ribbon bows to the top.

These Memory Box dies are the perfect complement to the Mini Magnolias!  I love the red frame diecut and chose to add small rhinestones to each circle.

I didn’t want to throw away the center of the diecut that was cut from the red cardstock so I created a second ornament with it.  I think they go together nicely!

I colored Tilda with Copics.  Here’s a closer view.

Now, here’s how to Hop/Play/Win…

There’s TWO WAYS TO WIN for HOPPERS/Three Winners in Total:

#1 – Gather the letters and clues on each blog, then unscramble the letters to complete a phrase.

When you think you have it correct, email the finished phrase to the email listed on the Challenge Blog…do not leave a comment here with your answer! One winner will randomly be chosen from those that get it CORRECT to win a Surprise Gift Package (value $50) from Magnolia-licious.

#2 – For the month of December (deadline runs thru the 31st) you can enter a HOLIDAY/WINTER themed project at the Challenge Blog in the InLinkz….First Place winner will win a Surprise Gift Pack (value $100) & a Runner Up winner will be chosen randomly from those entries for a Surprise Gift (value $50) from Magnolia-licious.

You should have arrived at my blog from Dena Concienne’s blog

And now you will hop on over to Karen Stark’s blog.

BUT…before you go….HERE’S the letter you need to gather from my blog:  r

Enjoy the hop and good luck!

stamps- Magnolia Mini- Angel Tilda; paper- white, SU! Cherry Cobbler, MME- Merry Little Christmas; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Cherry Cobbler; accessories- Spellbinders 2010 Heirloom Ornament die, Memory Box- Peaceful Snowflake Frame Set dies, Copics, Scor-Tape, Stickles, rhinestones, ribbon, silver cord.

 

CAS Christmas Cheer

Sweet ‘n Sassy just released some awesome snowflake stamps and dies…did you get yours?  Mine weren’t put away yet so I thought I’d play along with this week’s CAS challenge on Splitcoast.  The challenge this week is to be inspired by one of the three photos given.  I used the black and white colors of the fireplace and added a splash of red.

Quick & easy!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Spectacular Snowflakes and Vintage Ornaments; paper- white, black; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Cherry Cobbler; accessories- Sweet ‘n Sassy Large Snowflake dies, Stickles.

warm & toasty flakes

Welcome to day 6 of the Sweet ‘n Sassy November feature Blog Hops!

Today we’re featuring Korin’s awesome Small Snowflake and Large Snowflake Dies!  Use them alone or pair them with the Spectacular Snowflakes stamp set!

I think I surprised myself with this unexpected color combo…lol.  I rather like it!

Is that a beautiful flake or what?!

Check out more samples made by our DT on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog.

Be sure to leave a comment on each of the blogs along your journey because YOU could be a lucky winner!  We’re giving away (6) $15 store credits (1 winner will be chosen from each of the 6 blog hops).

The deadline to comment for a chance to win is midnight EST Friday, November 15th.  The list of winners will be announced on our website homepage by Monday, November 18th.

Thanks so much for joining us!  Enjoy the hop!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Spectacular Snowflakes and Winter Girls (sentiment); paper- white, SU! Cool Caribbean; ink- SU! Cool Caribbean, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, Summer Starfruit; accessories- Sweet ‘n Sassy Large Snowflake Dies, Stickles, foam tape.

Spectacular Snowflakes!

Welcome to day 5 of the Sweet ‘n Sassy November feature Blog Hops!

Today we’re featuring Korin’s Spectacular Snowflakes stamp set and coordinating Snowflake Dies.  I asked Korin for a snowflake set and boy did she deliver!  I love these flakes!  The sentiment I used is from the new set called Winter Girls.

I added some Stickles to the flakes and placed a Queen & Co. Twinkle Goosebump in the center of the large one.

Here’s the full sets…

Check out more samples made by our DT on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog.

Be sure to leave a comment on each of the blogs along your journey because YOU could be a lucky winner!  We’re giving away (6) $15 store credits (1 winner will be chosen from each of the 6 blog hops).

The deadline to comment for a chance to win is midnight EST Friday, November 15th.  The list of winners will be announced on our website homepage by Monday, November 18th.

Thanks so much for joining us!  Enjoy the hop!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Spectacular Snowflakes and Winter Girls (sentiment); paper- white, SU! Island Indigo, Pool Party, Raspberry Ripple; ink- SU! Island Indigo, Soft Sky; accessories- Sweet ‘n Sassy Snowflake dies, SU! Square Lattice folder, SU! clear sparkle trim, tracing wheel, Queen & Co. Twinkle Goosebumps, Stickles, foam tape.

Snowy Hello

Welcome to day 2 of the Sweet ‘n Sassy November feature Blog Hops!

Today we’re featuring my new Snowy Hello stamp set!  Squeee!  I am LOVING all the cards that the DT has made!  Be sure to hop around and see them all.

I made a card and a sweet little 2-4-6-8 treat box to share with you today.  First, here’s the CAS card in gray and red with one of the snowmen…

Next, I used the same snowy image to make a little wintery treat…

And if you missed the card I posted last week, here it is again.  You can find details on this one here.

Here’s the full set!!!

Check out more samples made by our DT on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog.

Be sure to leave a comment on each of the blogs along your journey because YOU could be a lucky winner!  We’re giving away (6) $15 store credits (1 winner will be chosen from each of the 6 blog hops).

The deadline to comment for a chance to win is midnight EST Friday, November 15th.  The list of winners will be announced on our website homepage by Monday, November 18th.

Thanks so much for joining us!  Enjoy the hop!

Card: stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Snowy Hello; paper- SU! Going Gray, Basic Gray, white; ink- SU! Basic Gray; accessories- Sweet ‘n Sassy Bookmarks & More dies (scallop border), SU! Cherry Cobbler ribbon, Scor-Tape, snowflake brad, Copics, tracing wheel.

Treat Box: stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Snowy Hello; paper- SU! Baja Breeze, white; ink- SU! Baja Breeze, Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, Copics, hole punch, ribbon, Stickles.

 

CAS old fashioned Christmas

This CAS (clean & simple) card was made for the October Dirty Dozen Christmas Card Challenge.  Stacy’s challenge this month is to be inspired by a photo.  You can see the photo that was used for inspiration here.

The beautiful sleigh instantly reminded me of the Sweet ‘n Sassy set called Old Fashioned Christmas.  I also used a stamp from Grunge Borders to create the partial background on the left.  The main panel is popped up with foam tape.

The past two months I was late uploading and linking my Christmas challenge cards on SCS but I did get cards done each month.  I enjoy Stacy’s challenges and appreciate her help in keeping me on track to get my holiday cards done.  If you’d like to play along, it’s never to late to start!  You can find the details here.

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Old Fashioned Christmas and Grunge Borders; paper- white, SU! Raspberry Ripple; ink- Versafine Black, SU! Lucky Limeade; accessories- ribbon, staples, rhinestones, foam tape.

ornament birdy

Today I’m sharing the other birdy HoneyPOP card I designed for Inky Antics this week.  This one is a Christmas card using Ornament Birdy.   Here’s the front…

I adore this bird’s sweet little winter cap!  So cute!

Here’s the inside with matching images and a cute honeycomb tree…

Love this little Christmas birdy!

I hung an extra ornament on the sentiment panel…

And here’s a close up of the tree.  I added some Stickles to the star (and the ornaments in the pics above) to give just a bit of sparkle.

Don’t forget that the Honeycomb papers are on sale this month!  😉

stamps- Inky Antics Ornament Birdy HoneyPOP; paper- white, brown, Tina Wenke Winter Collection; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, brown Marvy LePen; accessories- Inky Antics Honeycomb paper, Scor-Pal, SU! Scallop Edge punch, paper doily, Copics, Stickles.