Holiday Projects & Ideas

Christmas Candy Donations

 

Guess what I did with most of my November Paper Pumpkin Christmas Stockings?

I filled them with holiday candy treats, and packaged them up for a donation!  I donated these to the bowling alley 50-50 raffle this week and I hope that the recipients are going to enjoy them!

November Paper Pumpkin Christmas Stocking candy treat idea.

I opened up my Paper Pumpkin Kit, got the stockings ready and went shopping for lots of fun candy treats to fill the stockings with!

Candy treats for my November Paper Pumpkin Christmas Stocking candy treat idea.

I assembled the tags that came with the kit, attached them to the stockings and then put 4 stockings in each little "take out box" filled with new Stampin' UP! shreddie.

November Paper Pumpkin Christmas Stocking candy treat idea.

November Paper Pumpkin Christmas Stocking candy treat idea.

I wrapped them all up (anyone recognize the polkadot ribbon from MANY years ago? I love that ribbon!) and donated them to the raffle! 

November Paper Pumpkin Christmas Stocking candy treat idea.

 

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Smitten Mitten Penguins!

 

You probably know, I love penguins!  Our Christmas tree has close to 100 penguin ornaments, we have dozens of stuffed animal penguins that we put out at Christmas, and we wrap lots of our Christmas presents in penguin paper! :)   So I'm sure you can imagine that when I saw Brian King share the idea of penguins created from the Smitten Mitten bundle / Many Mittens framelits dies, I knew I had to create my own!!  This idea was shared at World Card Making day in Oct., and it's been on my to-do list ever since then!

Many Mittens penguin Penguin Christmas card featuring Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog products, by Patty Bennett

 

The background paper of this card is found in the Christmas Around the World paper pack, and the die cut trees are from the Santa's Sleigh framelits and the Naturally Eclectic paper pack.  I mounted them onto an Island Indigo side fold card.

 

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Many Mittens penguin Penguin Christmas idea featuring Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog products, by Patty Bennett

You can see the die cut pieces above to create these cute penguins!

  • Cut 2 basic black mittens
  • Cut 1 whisper white mitten (cut off thumb and trim down sides)
  • Cut 1 additional mitten in any color for hat, and emboss with the Cable Knit embossing folder
  • trim and embellish as desired
  • Use the Fox Builder Punch (shown below) for the feet and nose
  • Draw eyes with a Sharpie or use small round stamps

 

Use Fox Builder punch for the Many Mittens penguin feet and nose

 

I had fun embellishing the caps with the Cable Knit embossing folder, and ribbon and tinsel trim!  I also used one of the holly/berry stitched felt embellishments, and cut off the leaves to use the 3 berries as a hat topper :)

 

Use the Cable Knit embossing folder and ribbon or tinsel trims for the Many Mittens Penguin caps, by Patty Bennett

I also made one penguin into a Christmas Tree ornament, or you could use it as a "to from" tag.

 

Cute ornament or Christmas tag idea featuring Many Mittens penguin Penguin "punch art" with Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog products, by Patty Bennett

 

The penguin is mounted on a Whisper White stitched shape oval and then onto a Lots of Label die cut in Old Olive cardstock, with some patterned paper from the Christmas Around the World designer paper pack.

For the 2 bows (green and red) I die cut them from the Christmas Around the World designer paper and the matching Christmas Lamppost thinlits. 

The Merry Christmas banner is stamped using the images in the Merry Cafe stamp set, Real Red ink, and a new die coming up in the 2018 Occasions catalog.

 

  Many Mittens penguin Penguin Christmas card and ornament featuring Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog products, by Patty Bennett

See.. I wasn't kidding.. we definitely celebrate a penguin Christmas with our tree and gifts :)

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Thank you for joining me today! I hope you enjoyed a little Penguin Christmas treat!

  

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Personalized Bone Folders in pretty Gold Striped Bags

 

It's been busy around here.. over the past few weeks, I decorated, stuffed and mailed 300+ gold striped bags with 600 die cut Christmas trees, 300 metallic doilies and 300 foil snowflakes for my Luv 2 Stamp Group, and filled them with a personalized bone folders as my Christmas gift to each of them!

 

Assembly line for 300 gold striped bags for the Luv 2 Stamp Group - Christmas gifts 2017 from Patty Bennett

I decided to work on the coffee table in the living room so I could enjoy the Christmas tree and all the trimmings while I worked.

Personalized bone folder Christmas gifts for the Luv 2 Stamp Group

I thought I had die cut enough trees, but ended up going back to the Big Shot many times to cut more trees!  600+ trees is a LOT!!  I used the tree in the Stampin' Up! Santa's Sleigh thinlit set and the Naturally Eclectic and Coffee Break packs of designer paper, mixing and matching the trees on each package.

 

Luv 2 Stamp Group personalized bone folders - Stampin' UP! team gift for my downline 2017

 Debbie Adams of  Advanced Custom Embroidery & Graphics in NY engraved the Stampin' Up! bone folders for me.  She was terrific to work with and if you need any personalized gifts, I'd highly recommend her! 

 

DIY Gold striped Christmas Gift Bags with die cut Santa's Sleigh Christmas Trees for the Luv 2 Stamp Group by Patty Bennett

 

I layered a metallic doily and a foil snowflake, gold on silver, or silver on gold, for a little extra bling behind the stamped die cut circle.

The gold striped bags are so pretty and especially festive for the holidays!  Find them on page 195 in the annual catalog or here online.

I was celebrating each little step along the way.. like 300+ stamped, die cut circles...  :)

 

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 I printed a greeting through Vista Print for each bag, wishing each member of my amazing team a happy holiday and Merry Christmas!

DIY Gold striped Christmas Gift Bags with die cut Santa's Sleigh Christmas Trees and personalized bone folders for the Luv 2 Stamp Group by Patty Bennett

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Quick and Easy Self Closing Holiday Treat Holder

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You are going to love how quick and easy these self closing treat holders are to make, and how cute they are when you use Stampin' Up! Quilted Christmas paper!!  These make the perfect neighbor gift, teacher treat, co-worker surprise or stocking stuffer for the holidays!  Just fill with your favorite candies!

 

Quick and easy DIY Christmas / Holiday candy treat holders.  Self closing top, punched with the Scalloped Tag Topper punch.  Stampin' Up! Quilted Christmas paper and stithed felt embellishment accessories.

These treats are self-closing and all you do is pinch the top to open!!

Quick and easy DIY Christmas / Holiday candy treat holders.  Self closing top, punched with the Scalloped Tag Topper punch.  Stampin' Up! Quilted Christmas paper and stithed felt embellishment accessories.

 

I loved the extra added design element of punching the top with the Scalloped Tag Topper punch, or you can also round the top with a circle punch, circle framelit or paper snips.

 

  Quick and easy DIY Christmas / Holiday candy treat holders.  Self closing top, punched with the Scalloped Tag Topper punch.  Stampin' Up! Quilted Christmas paper and stithed felt embellishment accessories.

 

I created all of these candy treat holders with the Quilted Christmas 6x6 paper stack designs and decorated them with the Stitched Felt embellishments and Quilted Christmas ribbon, all found on page 5 in the 2017 Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog. 

The tags are created with the Everyday Label punch (pg 12) and stamps from the Christmas Happiness set (pg 27) and the Labels to Love set (pg 45).

 

Quick and easy DIY Christmas / Holiday candy treat holders.  Self closing top, punched with the Scalloped Tag Topper punch.  Stampin' Up! Quilted Christmas paper and stithed felt embellishment accessories.

You can create cute colored stars for accents like I used on the tags by coloring the Metallic Enamel Shapes with Stampin' Blends markers or sharpie markers!

 

You only need a 4"x6" piece of paper, so they work perfectly with the 6x6 Quilted Christmas paper stack!  Grab your Simply Scored board and follow the video instructions linked below!

 

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DIRECTIONS:

I found the directions for these adorable scalloped top self-closing treat holders on PootlesPapercraft YouTube channel HERE!  Enjoy the video, and enjoy making them for your family and friends this Christmas!

 

Thank you for joining me today! I hope you will create some of these adorable treats this Holiday Season!

 

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Stocking Stuffer and Christmas Candy Treat Ideas

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Please enjoy my VIDEO TUTORIAL today with lots of fun Christmas candy treat ideas for your neighbors, friends, co-workers, teachers, UPS driver, or also great for stocking stuffers! I've used the Merry Little Christmas suite of Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog products today.

 

Merry Little Christmas candy treat featuring Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog products, by Patty Bennett. Great neighbor gifts, teacher treats or stocking stuffers.

Mini Pizza Box treat featuring Merry Little Christmas Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog products, by Patty Bennett. Great neighbor gifts, teacher treats or stocking stuffers.

 ABove: Mini Pizza Boxes with small Snickers candy, wrapped in 1" wide strips of Merry Little Christmas paper.

Watch the VIDEO BELOW for lots of fun ideas featuring the Merry Little Christmas and Merry Music paper, as well as Mini Pizza Boxes, Treat Tubes, and cello bags.

 


 

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Stampin' UP Treat Tube Merry Little Christmas candy treat featuring Holiday catalog products, by Patty Bennett. Great neighbor gifts, teacher treats or stocking stuffers.

Above: 3 Treat Tubes filled with mini M&M's and wrapped in Merry Little Christmas paper, Red Tinsel ribbon and completed with a stamped tag.

 

Merry Little Christmas candy treat featuring Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog products, by Patty Bennett. Great neighbor gifts, teacher treats or stocking stuffers.

Above: Slip a 2" wide piece of cardstock into the 2"x8" cello bag before filling with candy treats!  So much easier to fill it with the cardstock already inside!

 

NOEL Christmas banner featuring STampin' UP! Merry Music designer paper and large letter alphabet dies by Patty Bennett

Above: NOEL banner made with notecard size envelopes and covered with Merry Music designer paper.  Large Oval Scallop framelits, Stitched Whisper White ovals, and Large Letter alphabet dies spell out NOEL or any word you would like to substituted.  Embellished with Stitched Felt embellishments and a die cut Christmas tree from the Ready For Christmas bundle.   For instructions on assembling this type of "banner", see this video.

Thank you for joining me today! I hope you are inspired to create some cute Christmas Holiday treats for your family and friends!

 

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Using Stampin' Blends Markers on Hearts Come Home die cuts

 I was thrilled to see how nicely the Stampin' Blends markers color on Stampin' Up! Whisper White cardstock, so I decided to just color an entire village for this Christmas card using the Hometown Greetings Stampin' UP! edgelit dies!

Hearts Come Home / Hometown Greetings thinlit dies - Christmas Village card idea colored with Stampin' Blends markers by Patty Bennett

 

I die cut houses from the Hometown Greetings edgelit dies / Hearts Come Home bundle, and colored them with my Stampin' Blends markers.  I layered them onto a folded Thick Whisper White card base, measuring 8-1/2" x 4" (when folded).  The key to layering the strips of houses is to use LOTS of Stampin' Dimensionals and Mini Dimensionals to give it a really dimensional look!

 

Hearts Come Home / Hometown Greetings thinlit dies - Christmas Village card idea colored with Stampin' Blends markers by Patty Bennett

 

Hearts Come Home / Hometown Greetings thinlit dies - Christmas Village card idea colored with Stampin' Blends markers by Patty Bennett

 Stampin' Blends marker holder from Stamp-n-Storage available here.

On the right side of the card I also added a couple of die cut trees from the Card Front Builder thinlit die set.

Hearts Come Home / Hometown Greetings thinlit dies - Christmas Village card idea colored with Stampin' Blends markers by Patty Bennett

 

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Hearts Come Home / Hometown Greetings Stampin' UP! bundle

 

Thank you for joining me! I hope you like this simple Christmas Card idea!

 
 

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Season Like Christmas Luv 2 Stamp Group cards

 I love this Christmas Tree stamp set on page 9 in the Stampin' UP! Holiday Catalog, called Season Like Christmas.  It's a "4 step stamp set" as you'll see below in my photos today!  I created these cards to mail to the top sellers for October in my Luv 2 Stamp group of demonstrators.

Season Like Christmas tree stamp from Stampin' Up!.  Christmas card idea featuring Quilted Christmas paper background and new Tutti-Fruitti self adhesive sequins.  Card by Patty Bennett

 

I started by stamping the most detailed image of the tree (left) with Pear Pizzazz, then added the other tree image with Lemon Lime Twist ink, then stamped the tree trunk in Early Espresso ink, and the berries in Real Red.  I added the little ground stamp image in Soft Sky just for a little bit of grounding for the tree.

 

"4 Step Stamping" for the Season Like Christmas tree stamp from Stampin' Up!.  Christmas card idea featuring Quilted Christmas paper background and new Tutti-Fruitti self adhesive sequins.  Card by Patty Bennett

REMINDER: always stamp with your Stampin' Pierce mat below your cardstock when using Photopolymer stamps.

Season Like Christmas tree stamp from Stampin' Up!.  Christmas card idea featuring Quilted Christmas paper background and new Tutti-Fruitti self adhesive sequins.  Card by Patty Bennett

My Stampin' Up! color combo:

Soft Sky, Real Red, Early Espresso, Lemon Lime Twist & Pear Pizzazz

Color combo for the Season Like Christmas tree stamp from Stampin' Up!.  Christmas card idea featuring Quilted Christmas paper background and new Tutti-Fruitti self adhesive sequins.  Card by Patty Bennett

 

 Sneak Peek from the 2018 Occasions catalog!  Tutti-Fruitti Adhesive-Backed sequins!

I added them as "ornaments" on my trees!!  TIP:  use the tip of the paper piercer to pick them up off the sheet and place them onto the stamped tree image.

 

Season Like Christmas tree stamp from Stampin' Up!.  Christmas card idea featuring Quilted Christmas paper background and new Tutti-Fruitti self adhesive sequins.  Card by Patty Bennett

 

I stamped the tree on a 2" wide piece of Whisper White cardstock and layered that onto a 2" wide piece of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, punched with the Scalloped Tag Topper punch.

 

Season Like Christmas tree stamp from Stampin' Up!.  Christmas card idea featuring Quilted Christmas paper background and new Tutti-Fruitti self adhesive sequins.  Card by Patty Bennett

 

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Supplies for the Season Like Christmas tree stamp from Stampin' Up!.  Christmas card idea featuring Quilted Christmas paper background and new Tutti-Fruitti self adhesive sequins.  Card by Patty Bennett

 

The thinking of you at Christmas stamped greeting comes from the Season Like Christmas set as well.

The tree patterned paper in the background is from the Quilted Christmas 6x6 paper stack, and measures 4"x5-1/2" and is adhered to the Thick Whisper White card base (top fold card).

It's all tied up with the new Lemon Lime Twist ribbon mentioned above.

 

Season Like Christmas tree stamp from Stampin' Up!.  Christmas card idea featuring Quilted Christmas paper background and new Tutti-Fruitti self adhesive sequins.  Card by Patty Bennett

 

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Stampin' UP! Quilted Christmas Squares & Video Product Review

 

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Are you a quilter? Or, are you like me... you'd love to take up quilting but can't fit it in right now?  How about creating fun paper quilt squares instead?  I loved playing with the Quilted Christmas paper and stamp set to create quilt squares!   Check out the Quilted Christmas Suite on pages 4 and 5 in the 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog! (see it HERE online)

These beautiful quilted paper squares were created by the Luv 2 Stamp Group!

Stampin' UP! Quilted Christmas suite - Christmas Quilt paper squares by the Luv 2 Stamp Group

Stampin' UP! Quilted Christmas suite - Christmas Quilt paper squares by the Luv 2 Stamp Group

 

Isn't the variety amazing!?  All the same basic supplies, yet what a variety of designs!

 

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BELOW: This is the square I created for our Quilt Square Swap!

 

  Stampin' UP! Quilted Christmas suite - Christmas Quilt paper squares by Patty Bennett

 

Once you start playing with the Christmas Quilt stamp set and Quilt Builder framelit dies in the Christmas Quilt bundle it becomes really fun and it's amazing what you can create with this bundle and the Quilted Christmas 6x6 paper stack! (see the bottom of this post for links to these supplies!)

 

How to stamp the Stampin' UP! Quilted Christmas suite - Christmas Quilt paper squares by Patty Bennett

 

I stamped the stitched outline first in Basic Gray ink, then filled in the "pieces" with Real Red, Pool Party and Lemon Lime Twist ink, on Whisper White cardstock (above).

I die cut them with the outline die in the Quilt Builder framelit (below).

 

  Stampin' UP! Quilted Christmas suite - Christmas Quilt paper squares by Patty Bennett

 

I embossed the 2-3/4" Whisper White square with the Quilt Top embossing folder, layered the die cut quilt pieces on top of it, and then layered them all onto Real Red or Lemon Lime Twist scalloped squares (from the Layering Squares framelits) and then onto 3-1/4" cardstock squares.  I added White Perfect accents to the center of some of the squares.

 

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Christmas Card Ideas with Watercolor Christmas kit

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Today, I have some quick, easy and amazing Christmas card ideas to share with you! We created these on the Stamp and Scrap cruise back in September and they all use the Watercolor Christmas card kit (here) as the base, then we added elements from the Quilted Christmas suite, the Musical Season bundle, Merry Cafe stamp set, and the Night in Bethlehem bundle, all found in the 2017 Holiday catalog and linked below above each detailed photo.

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Watercolor Christmas kit (HERE) paired with Quilted Christmas suite products (HERE)

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Watercolor Christmas kit (HERE) paired with Musical Season Bundle (HERE) or HERE Wood mount

Watercolor Christmas Card kit - holiday card ideas, featuring Musical Season bundle - holiday catalog 2017

  

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Watercolor Christmas kit (HERE) paired with Merry Cafe stamp set (HERE) and Coffee Cup Framelits (HERE)

Watercolor Christmas Card kit - holiday card ideas, featuring Merry Cafe coffee set - holiday catalog 2017

 

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Watercolor Christmas kit (HERE) paired with Night in Bethlehem bundle (HERE) or HERE wood mount

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Thank you for joining me today! I hope these cards inspired you to create some pretty Christmas cards of your own!

 

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Holiday Lamppost Christmas Card ideas

The Christmas Lamppost from the Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday catalog reminds me of our Dept. 56 / Dickens Village houses and accessories we used to set up every year at Christmas!  I loved creating these cards using the Lamppost thinlit die and accessorizing them with the Year of Cheer and Christmas Around the world designer paper!

 

  Christmas Lamppost card idea featuring Stampin' UP! holiday catalog Year of Cheer and Christmas Around the World paper, by Patty Bennett

Above: I added a die cut gold foil reindeer (from the Santa's Sleigh thinlit dies) to the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper snowy hills.

Below: I added a hand cut nutcracker from the Christmas Around the World paper to this version of my Christmas Lamppost card.

Christmas Lamppost card idea with nutcracker featuring Stampin' UP! holiday catalog Year of Cheer and Christmas Around the World paper, by Patty Bennett

 

In the card above, I also die cut a tree using the Santa's Sleigh thinlits and Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper, which I sponged very lightly with Emerald Envy ink and a sponge dauber for just a hint of color.

Both of my cards feature the snowflake "Year of Cheer" paper in the background, a layer of Basic Black cardstock, and some hand cut Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper for the snowy hills. 

I found that the 1/2" circle punch works perfectly for a Daffodil Delight yellow light behind the die cut lamps.  Adding some Clear Wink of Stella also makes them "shine".

 

Use a 1/2" circle punch for the lanterns in the Christmas Lamppost card idea featuring Stampin' UP! holiday catalog Year of Cheer and Christmas Around the World paper, by Patty Bennett

 

Each card also features the die cut wreath and bow, using the Christmas Lamppost thinlit dies and the preprinted Christmas Around the World designer paper (all found on page 29 of the 2017 Holiday catalog, or in the product photos at the bottom of this blog post).

 

Die cut the wreath and bow for this Christmas Lamppost card idea featuring Stampin' UP! holiday catalog Year of Cheer and Christmas Around the World paper, by Patty Bennett

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Above: Christmas Lamppost thinlit dies, #144675, available HERE online

Below: Christmas Around the World paper, #144629, available HERE online

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Easy Foil Snowflake Christmas Card idea

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Foil Snowflake ornament Christmas Card idea featuring Stampin' Up! Merry Little Christmas paper, by Patty Bennett

 

 If you need a pretty quick and easy, yet really pretty Christmas card idea, might I suggest this one featuring the Foil Snowflakes, Christmas Happiness & Seasonal Lantern stamp sets, and Merry Little Christmas paper, all from the 2017 Holiday Catalog (all products are featured below at the bottom of this post).

 

Punch or die cut a circle for the Foil Snowflake on this quick and easy Christmas Card idea from Patty Bennett

It's pretty easy to create:

1.  Die cut or punch a circle in your Whisper White panel.

2.  Stamp the pine bough and greeting

3.  Layer with a silver or champagne foil circle and the foil snowflake onto patterned paper and folded card.

 

Stampin' Up! supplies for a quick and easy foil snowflake Christmas card

 

The plaid patterned paper is found in the Merry Little Christmas paper pack, and the base card is an Old Olive folded card.

 

Foil Snowflake and pine bough Christmas card idea featuring Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog supplies. by Patty Bennett

 I added some Old Olive Glitter Enamel dots to the card to give it just a little extra bling.

The Real Fed die cut bow is from the Pretty Pines thinlit die set, but there are also lots of other bow stamps, dies or punches you could use.

 

Stampin' UP! Foil Snowflake Christmas card idea by Patty Bennett, featuring Holiday catalog products.

I colored a White Perfect Accent dot with the Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends marker and added it to the center of the bow.

Thank you for joining me! I hope you like this simple Christmas Card idea!

 
 

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Quilted Christmas Gift Card Holder Idea

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Gift Card Holders!  We all need them, we all use them!

Why not make a pretty one this year with the Stampin' UP! Quilted Christmas suite of Holiday products!  Let me show you how!

Quilted Christmas DIY gift card holder featuring Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog supplies by Patty Bennett

 

This fun tri-fold cardstock gift card holder is decorated with the Quilted Christmas designer paper and Stitched Felt embellishments.  I designed this to get the most out of your 6x6 sheet of designer paper without too much waste.

 

Quilted Christmas DIY gift card holder featuring Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog supplies by Patty Bennett

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Decorate your finished gift card holder with a cardstock belly-band wrapped around it and then tie some fun ribbon around that!  Add your stitched shape oval die cut, stamped with a greeting, and the Stitched Shape felt tree, and you are done!

 

Quilted Christmas DIY gift card holder featuring Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog supplies by Patty Bennett

Ribbons L to R:  Pear Pizzazz 3/8" shimmer ribbon, Lemon Lime Twist 1/2" woven ribbon, Old Olive 1/4" stitched edge ribbon, Lemon Lime Twist 1/8" ombre ribbon.

 

This was one of the 7 projects we created at our October Luv 2 Stamp Group Holiday Catalog stamping event!

Supplies for Quilted Christmas DIY gift card holder featuring Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog supplies by Patty Bennett

 

Thank you for joining me! I hope you find this gift card holder pattern helpful.. you can make this for any occasion, just switch the paper and colors to a different theme to suit your needs!

 
 

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Year of Cheer Copper Reindeer Christmas Card Idea

 Need a beautiful but pretty quick and easy Holiday card to send this year?  I have an idea for you!  This reindeer card features copper foil paper and the beautiful Stampin' UP! Year of Cheer designer paper!

 

Copper Reindeer Holiday card idea featuring Stampin' Up! Year of Cheer background paper, and Santa's Sleigh framelits. by Patty Bennett

 

The Reindeer is die cut using the Santa's Sleigh framelits and the Copper Foil Paper.  It coordinates perfectly with this beautiful copper foil pattern in the Year of Cheer designer paper

It's not easy to photograph metallic images, but I hope you'll trust me that this copper reindeer and copper patterned Year of Cheer paper is gorgeous in person!!

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The card base is a thick Whisper White note card - so no cutting, measuring or scoring! It's all done!

 

Copper Reindeer Holiday card idea featuring Stampin' Up! Year of Cheer background paper, and Santa's Sleigh framelits. by Patty Bennett

The Reindeer is popped using Stampin' Dimensionals and Mini Stampin' Dimensionals on a Whisper White oval Stitched Shape framelit die cut.  I added the silver metallic doily and rhinestones to give a fun "mixed metals" look.

The greeting is stamped in Real Red ink from the Season to Sparkle stamp set, and die cut with the Bunch of Banners framelits.  The Real Red die cut bow on the reindeer is from the Bouquet Bunch framelits, but I noticed that the bow in the Holly Berry Builder punch (here) would be a great and quick alternative!

 Thank you for joining me! I hope you enjoyed this fun Holiday card idea!

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Hot Cocoa Christmas Cheer Note Cards

 

This adorable Cocoa Mug Christmas card really wins the award for CLEVERNESS!!  Cindee showed me this fantastic tip about die cutting a letter C and adding it to the die cut coffee cup to make a fun cocoa mug!!  Read on to see what I mean!

 

Coffee Cafe Hot Cocoa Mug Christmas cards featuring Wink of Stella glimmer on the snowflake and whipped cream. Stampin' Up! supplies available online - click shop online at www.pattystamps.com

These fun Christmas Cheer Cocoa Mug cards were 2 designs I made for customer thank you cards and for swap cards that I took to Salt Lake City for the Stampin' Up! OnStage Convention recently!!  I love them both.  The difference in the 2 cards is the Cherry Cobbler Pattern for the mug and the Soft Sky blue background paper. 

 

Die cut a letter C and a coffee cup, put them together to create a cute hot cocoa mug!

 

To make the cocoa mug, simply die cut a letter C from the Large Letter framelits and tuck it behind the die cut coffee cup, and voila, a fun cocoa mug!!

I added clear glittery Wink of Stella to the snowflakes and the whipped cream die cuts.  The glitter is hard to see on the cards in the photos, but it looks pretty cute in person! The whipped cream stamp is found in the Coffee Cafe stamp set.

 

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This is how I prepare my project when I'm creating lots of customer thank yous, Luv 2 Stamp group cards, or swaps.  I get all the parts ready, organize them on my crafting desk, then start assembling.

 

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I used 4 different Stampin' Up! designer paper packs for these cards.

"Christmas Cheer" was stamped onto a piece of Wood Textures designer paper

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The cocoa mugs are die cut from 2 patterns in the Be Merry designer paper pack.

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The patterned blue backgrounds are from these 2 designer papers.  One from Bundle of Love and the other from Coffee Break! 

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The card base is a Stampin' Up! thick Whisper White note card.  The Soft Sky designer paper pieces are 3" x 5" and the Wood Textures paper is 2" x 3".

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The coffee cup die cut is found in the Coffee Cups Framelit set, the C is from the Large Letters framelits, and the snowflake is found in the Trim your Stocking framelit set.  I added some clear Faceted Gems to about 1/2 of the cards I made.  All supplies are listed below for you shopping convenience.

 

Thank you for reading my blog post today! I hope these Stampin' Blends cards inspired you!

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Painted Harvest Sunflower turned Poinsettia!

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Now that you have mostly likely ordered the very popular Stampin' Up! Painted Harvest Bundle (or stamp set), I thought you might enjoy this idea to stretch your "sunflower" stamp image and learn how to create a poinsettia flower with it to create a holiday or Christmas card!

 

Painted Harvest sunflower stamp from the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog becomes a poinsettia with watercolor paper and a stampin' spritzer with water. Holiday / Christmas card idea from Patty Bennett

I used Stampin' Up! Watercolor paper and a Stampin' Spritzer filled with water to create this beautiful holiday card idea, turning the sunflower into a poinsettia!

 

Color combo for Painted Harvest sunflower stamp from the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog becomes a poinsettia with watercolor paper and a stampin' spritzer with water. Holiday / Christmas card idea from Patty Bennett

 

It's really quite easy, simply use the Cherry Cobbler and Rose Red ink pads (per above) and stamp them onto Watercolor paper with the Painted Harvest Sunflower image and then spritz with water and the Stampin' Spritzer until you have achieved the look you want!

Then stamp the center when the flower is dry.  I used Daffodil Delight ink.

 

Create watercolor poinsettia flowers with the Stampin' Up! Painted Harvest stamp set.

Tip!

For a fun layered greeting on any card, layer the Stitched Shape framelits and the layering ovals, circles or squares!

 

Stamping Tip: Use the Stampin' Up! Stitched Shape framelits and Layering Ovals to create lovely matted greetings for your handmade cards.

 

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I stamped the Season of Cheer greeting (from the Watercolor Christmas stamp set) onto Very Vanilla Cardstock, then die cut it with the Stitched Shape Oval, and used Cherry Cobbler cardstock and the Layering Ovals framelits to make the scalloped border.  A few Gold Metallic shapes werethe perfect little touch to finish the card.

 

Painted Harvest sunflower stamp from the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog becomes a poinsettia with watercolor paper and a stampin' spritzer with water. Holiday / Christmas card idea from Patty Bennett

This card was created on a Cherry Cobbler folded card base, and the beautiful diagonal striped Old Olive printed paper is found in the Merry Little Christmas package of paper, pg 12, in the 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog.  The Gold edge ribbon is on page 199 in the annual catalog.  See below for links to all Stampin' Up! products in my online store.

 

Thank you for joining me today!  Hope you enjoyed this holiday card idea!

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