Stampin’ Up! Create a Cupcake & Cupcake Builder punch Christmas card – perfect for all occasions! Really!!
OK, so it may be a little late for making Christmas cards, but with a pirouette pink background in stead of the Gumball Green it would be a great Valentine. Or add a Bashful Blue background and wish someone a happy birthday. Well, you get the idea.
This card is quick and easy with a few punches. To make the cupcake stand, I started with few punches: Scallop Trim Border, Curly Label & Cupcake Builder. I cut a strip of Basic Black cardstock, punched the Scallop Border and added a narrow strip of Real Red cardstock.
To create the base, I used the Curly Label punch and reinserted to repunch one side to make it short and narrow. Then I assembled the base by cutting off a four-scallop section of the punched strip, flipping scallops up and adhering it to the bottom of the base. The rest of the stand is created with the punched strips, scallops down. Easy!
The cupcakes are punched from the Polka Dot Parade Real Red Designer Series Paper and Whisper White cardstock. I sponged the cupcake tops with Real Red. I think it looks like a dusting of red sugar. I punched the cherries and the sprinkles from Glimmer Paper for extra special sparkle!
Another folded Christmas tree card! I love these Christmas trees. They are so easy to make and add so much texture to a design. Watch the folded tree tutorial to see how to make these with a Circle punch or Scallop circle die.
This card is ALL about shimmer! I started with a Whisper White cardstock base and my shimmer sprays. I ripped a piece of paper to mask the top half of the card base and sprayed the Silver shimmer spray. I moved the paper a couple of times and sprayed again. When you use these sprays make sure you know which way the nozzle is pointing before you spray or you could end up with a glitter silver arm like I did!!!
I lightly sprayed the top right for some sun rays, then masked the corner with a circle and sprayed again to achieve a circular sun look. Even the folded Christmas tree and trunk was sprayed with the Vanilla shimmer spray.
This Ruffle tree card is really a lot easier to do than it appears. I started with a Whisper White pennant cut from the Perfect Pennant Bigz Die with the Big Shot Die-cutting Machine. Then I cut 12” strips of Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper and punched the strips with the Scallop Edge Border Punch.
I started adhering the strips to the bottom of the tree with the first scallop ruffle hanging over the edge. I roughly clipped the strip and layered the next ruffle, alternating between the different patterns. When the entire pennant was covered I turned it over and using the pennant as a guide, I used the Paper Snips to trim the edges creating the tree shape.
I popped the tree up on dimensionals and added a trunk with a bit of the same paper. The star was punched from Silver Glimmer Paper, but I thought the silver didn’t really match as well as I’d like so I colored the star with a So Saffron marker to add a little antiquing which matched the Very Vanilla color scheme better. I find that using Multipurpose Liquid Glue is very effective in securing the Glimmer Paper.
A little touch of Crochet Trim and Vintage Trinket brad finishes the design.
I made this folded Christmas tree card with non-Christmas paper in non-traditional colors. 🙂 It’s a very simple card. The folded tree is made the same way as the folded Christmas tree gift card I showed you last month. This tree was made with a larger, scallop circle and I added a bit to make it symmetrical.
I started with the Scallop Circle Bigz Die and the Big Shot Die-cutting Machine to create the large circle out of Birds of a Feather Designer Series Paper. Stampin’ Up!’s double-sided paper is perfect for this folded tree. A bit of glitter was added to the scallops with 2-way Glue and Dazzling Diamonds glitter. Grab some paper and just follow the directions on the video to make your trees!
(The links to the picture and description of the products I used on this card are at the bottom of this post.)
The card base is Crumb Cake cardstock and the sentiment from the Sweet Essentials stamp set was stamped in matching Island Indigo ink. I tied a knot of satin ribbon around the middle, added the tree with dimensionals behind it, adhered the Silver Glimmer star and a bit of matching Summer Starfruit cardstock for the tree base.
I love Stampin’ Up! Big Shot dies! And the Top Note Bigz Die is so versatile. I used it here to create this adorable purse and tucked a gift card in the top. Using dies allows me to make complicated-looking projects in a snap. I created the purse by die-cutting Be of Good Cheer holiday paper in my Big Shot Die-cutting Machine with the Top Note die and then folding it down the top. With a couple of quick snips the purse was complete. Stay tuned this week for a video tutorial on making this cute purse.
Here it is without the gift card:
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