Christmas Trees have certainly been a theme this holiday season on StampingJulie.com. 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:
Just a folded Christmas tree and lots of glittery sprays!! Shimmer Folded Christmas Tree Card
A ruffle Christmas tree card made with lots of punched and layered Christmas paper scallops. Pennant Ruffle Christmas Tree Card
Definitely one of my favorite Christmas tree cards. Lovely as a Tree Starry Night Christmas Tree Card and video tutorial.
Another folded Christmas tree card with non-traditional colors. Folded Christmas Tree Card and video tutorial.
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
And the matching gift card from the scraps of the last card. Holiday Collection 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 craze! Joyous Celebrations Folded Christmas Tree card
That’s the parade of Christmas trees in review!!
Merry Christmas! Julie
I made lots of last minute Christmas gift tags today. I checked my wrapping paper first to match my colors. I’ll be wrapping presents tomorrow and I’ll have lots of tags to choose from!! I could have made these tags for hours; I was having so much fun and I kept thinking of new ideas. I finally just had to stop!! I seriously have to look into a crafter’s anonymous group to join.
I thought I would share a few them with you in case you needed to make some last minute tags too!
These are the most involved tags I made. I cut these Real Red and Gumball Green cardstock with the Two Tags Bigz Die. The great thing about this die is you can cut about four pieces at a time. The stocking on the left are from the Owl Occasions stamp set, the reindeer are from the Joyous Celebrations set and the tree, the candy cane and gingerbread man are from the Scentsational Seasons set, cut out with the matching framelits dies.
The rick rack is cut from the Tasteful Trim Bigz Die, and I added Dazzling Details glitter glue to the cut outs. I added a Red Glimmer Paper heart punched from the Owl Builder punch to the stocking tag. I colored a rhinestone with a red sharpie marker to give the reindeer a Rudolf nose.
I used the Tag punch to make these basic tags. Rudolf, 25 and the Christmas trees were stamped from the Joyous Celebrations stamp set and punched out with the Postage Stamp punch.
I added a rhinestone on the star and red Dazzling Diamonds glitter glue ‘Christmas balls’ on the trees.
This time I used a small punched circle of Red Glimmer Paper for Rudolf’s nose.
And who knew that the circle punches from the Cupcake Builder punch is just the right size to add Glimmer Paper to dress up this December 25 tag.
The ornament and trees here are punched out using the Merry Minis punches. To create the tags with the peek-a-boo circle, first punch a 3/4″ circle from the paper then punch around it with the tag punch and back it with a contrasting tag punch, then center your tree or ornament in the middle. I love this Silver Glimmer Paper tag.
The Scentsational Season gingerbread man and Christmas tree actually open like a card.
To create this little card fold your card stock in half and place your framelit over the fold. I only used Whisper White cardstock for this, as it is lighter weight than the other cardstocks and the framelits are intended to just cut through one piece of paper, so be careful if you try this. Then stamp the gingerman or tree, cut them out and glue to the front of the folded shape.
His Red Glimmer paper bowtie is made with two hearts from the Owl Builder punch, with a small circle punch connecting them into a bow. I discovered that I could place the points of the hearts on a glue dot, then wrap the glue dot around the points and add the circle onto the wrapped glue dot. After assembling the bowtie on the glue dot, it was easy to place onto the cute little guy.
I added just a couple of Red Glimmer paper punched circles onto the tree for fun and a Glimmer paper star to the top.
It’s amazing how easy it is to create this little glittery wreath tag. Punch a 3/4″ circle in the Silver Glimmer paper, then punch around the circle with the 1-1/4″ scallop circle. The bow is made the same way as the gingerbread man’s bowtie. To adhere to the bowtie to the glittery wreath, use multipurpose liquid glue to assure good sticking power!
I hope you enjoyed these fun tags and I hope my family likes them too!!
Merry Christmas! Julie
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!
Merry Christmas! JulieReal 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
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.
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.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU! Are you wondering what to get with your birthday money? Go shopping at the Stampin’ Up! Clearence Rack today!
Enjoy! Juliewood-#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