Category: Cards

Merry Christmas Trees in Review

Christmas Trees have certainly been a theme this holiday season on  I’m a little sad to see Christmas coming to an end.  I can’t tell you how much fun I have had making Christmas projects to share with you.  And with the end of the holiday season comes the end of the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog.

Here’s some of the highlights of the Christmas tree cards I’ve shared with you this season:

sweet essentials glimmer spritz christmas tree card

Just a folded Christmas tree and lots of glittery sprays!!  Shimmer Folded Christmas Tree Card 

Scallop Ruffle Christmas Tree Card

A ruffle Christmas tree card made with lots of punched and layered Christmas paper scallops.  Pennant Ruffle Christmas Tree Card

lovely as a tree starry night Christmas card

Definitely one of my favorite Christmas tree cardsLovely as a Tree Starry Night Christmas Tree Card and video tutorial.

sweet essentials folded Christmas tree card

Another folded Christmas tree card with non-traditional colors.  Folded Christmas Tree Card and video tutorial. 

Scentsational Season Christmas Tree

Another favorite!  I love the feel of the paper: it’s so rich feeling after embossing and heat embossing with sparkle.  And the tree is cut out of the background with the green polka dot paper peeking out from behind.  Glittery Paper Christmas Tree Card

holiday collection gift card

 And the matching gift card from the scraps of the last card.  Holiday Collection Gift Card

Joyous Celebrations Folded Christmas Tree Gift card

This little gift card that fits in the envelope made from the Scallop Envelope Bigz Die was the beginning of the folded Christmas tree crazeJoyous Celebrations Folded Christmas Tree card 

That’s the parade of Christmas trees in review!!

Merry Christmas!  Julie

Create a Cupcake Stand Christmas Card

Punch Art Christmas Cupcake Stand Card

Stampin’ Up! Create a Cupcake & Cupcake Builder punch Christmas card – perfect for all occasions!   Really!!

Create a Cupcake Stand Christmas Card

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.

Create a Cupcake Stand Christmas Card detail

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!

Create a Cupcake Stand Christmas Card close up

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!

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Merry Christmas!  Julie

Create a Cupcake Stand Christmas Card

Card Recipe:
Ink: Real Red #126949
Paper: Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper #126902, Silver Glimmer Paper #124005, Red Glimmer Paper #121790, Basic Black cardstock #121045, Real Red cardstock #102482 & Whisper White cardstock #100730
Punches: Scallop Trim Border #118402, Curly Label #119851, Cupcake Builder #121807 
Field Flowers happiest card angle

Stampin’ Up! Happiest Field Flowers

Field Flowers happiest card angle

Even during the Christmas season, you’ll need other cards to let your friends know you are thinking about them for their birthday or another special event.  This card is cased from the Field Flowers sample in the Stampin’ Up! 2012 Catalog page  137.

I used the sentiment that comes with the set, but you could easily make this a happy birthday or thank you card by changing the sentiment, or stamping or writing the appropriate message inside.  I just love the Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Early Espresso colors on this card.  It’s bright and cheery which is much needed during the dreary winter months.

Field Flowers happiest card detail

The flowers and stems are separate stamps so it is easy to use two different colors.  To get the darker and lighter flower, I stamped the darker one first and then stamped the lighter one without reinking the stamp.  To create two different colors on the sentiment stamp, first inked it with Regal Rose and then colored ‘happiest’ with an Early Espresso marker.

Here are a couple of videos that show the markering-your-stamps technique.  This first one features a technique called omitting: Stampin’ Up! Perfect Punches Congratulations Card. And the second shows coloring in the whole stamp: Stampin’ Up! Embellished Events Birthday.

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Enjoy!  Julie

Card Recipe: 
Stamps: Field Flowers wood-#122760 clear-#122762
Ink: Regal Rose #126947, Certainly Celery #126958, Early Espresso marker #119680
Paper:  Regal Rose cardstock #105130, Certainly Celery cardstock #105125, Early Espresso cardstock #119686, Whisper White cardstock #100730
Extras: Scallop Trim Border Punch #118402, Bakers Twine #124262, Vintage Faceted Designer Button #127555, Glue Dots #103683
punch art santa gift card

Punch-art Santa Face Gift Card

punch art santa gift card

Do you recognize this punch-art Santa face?  This gift card was made with the same Santa face I created for the petite treat purse and the rockin’ Santas.  This makes a great gift card for a child.  I made this little 3”x3” card for my 3yo granddaughter.  I’m popping it in the mail today and I hope it gets there before they come here for Christmas.

Follow the directions here for the Santa face.   (I added another small circle of Real Red cardstock peeking out from his lip for his mouth.)  The Garden Green cardstock was cut 3”x6” and folded to 3” square.  With the Santa hat poking out the top you’ll need to use a longer envelope.  You can custom make an envelope using the Diagonal scoring plate or use an envelope from the note cards & envelopes pack.

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 Enjoy,  Julie