I make these little wreath ornaments for the tree each year, simply updating them with whatever new papers, colours etc are in fashion.
My video tutorial for them is a bit of an oldie … but it still works ( you need to fold the open, not the folded, corners down – makes sense when you watch the video).
Here’s this year’s ornament.
Winter Wonderland Specialty DSP was used to make the wreath (I cut the pieces at 3″ x 1-1/2″). Wooden Snowflake Elements were pressed into a Versamark inked, heat embossed with White EP, adhered to either side of the wreath and finished with a Basic Rhinestone in the centre. Silver Cording Trim was used for the loop for hanging it on the tree.
Hope you have fun making your own ornaments.
Well I wasn’t expecting to be back again quite so soon with this reworked design but I don’t want you to miss out on the chance to get hold of the stamp set and edgelits
Stampin’ Up! are saying goodbye to a number of retiring products from the autumn/winter catalogue (you can see the list here) and these items will only be available until 4 January, or while supplies last! The Witching Decor project kit has already sold out and I don’t expect the Sleigh Ride edgelits to last all the way through to January. Be sure to get any favourites that are on the list before they disappear!
I’ve already used the edgelits to create two different colour ways for this design (here and here) and here’s the third.
The card base is a small square of Cherry Cobbler. A sentiment from the Jingle all the Way set was stamped in Versamark ink in the upper right quarter and heat embossed with Gold EP. After punching teeny tiny semicircles top and bottom of the card front with the 1/16″ Circle, Gold Cording Trim was tied around and in a bow (the notches allow the card to stand straight rather than wobbling because of the cord). Two sizes of Tags and Labels framelits were die cut from Gold Foil card and another, in between size, die cut from Cherry Cobbler card. The smallest Gold Foil label was also die cut with the Sleigh Ride edgelits. The two larger labels were adhered together direct and then popped up on dimensionals on the card front and the Sleigh Ride label was popped up on slivers of dimensional.
On the inside, another sentiment and the dinky snowman from the same stamp set were stamped onto Very Vanilla card in Cherry Cobbler ink.
No more versions now, I promise. On to other projects
I don’t know about you, but the bit of card-making that takes me the longest isn’t the cutting and stamping – it’s the design (especially when it doesn’t look as good on my desk as it did in my head, lol)!
So for me, a quick card could be adapting a design that I’ve used before.
I shared this card a few weeks ago and knew even then, that I’d be back to it.
I’ve used all the same elements for these cards (quick enough that I made two at once ) but used Night of Navy and Silver Foil card instead of Whisper White and opted for silver heat embossing for the sentiment.
The card base is a small square of Night of Navy. A sentiment from the Jingle all the Way set was stamped in Versamark ink in the upper right quarter and heat embossed with Silver EP. After punching teeny tiny semicircles top and bottom of the card front with the 1/16″ Circle, Silver Cording Trim was tied around and in a bow (the notches allow the card to stand straight rather than wobbling because of the cord). Two sizes of Tags and Labels framelits were die cut from Silver Foil card and another, in between size die cut from Night of Navy card. The smallest Silver Foil label was also die cut with the Sleigh Ride edgelits. The two larger labels were adhered together direct and then popped up on dimensionals on the card front and the Sleigh Ride label was popped up on slivers of dimensional.
I may be back again to this design before Christmas arrives
Masculine cards tend to be a little more simple in design – for some reason most guys don’t seem to appreciate lots of fancy bits and bling, lol.
With that in mind today’s card puts the focus on the pinstripe paper and ties the ribbon in a knot, rather than a bow.
The card base is an A6 landscape of Smoky Slate. A layer of Whisper White was run through the Big Shot with the Stylish Stripes embossing folder and matted with Merry Moments DSP cut along the diagonal. Using Real Red ink, a portion of a sentiment from Flurry of Wishes was stamped onto Whisper White card and die cut out with a PL Cards & Labels framelit. After punching the sentiment at each end with the 1/8″ Circle, it was threaded with Real Red 1/8″ Striped Ribbon and tied over the diagonal seam, popping the sentiment up on dimensionals. This card layer was adhered direct to the card front. It was finished with the “merry” die cut from Real Red card with aChristmas Greetings thinlit.
On the Whisper White insert another sentiment from the same set was stamped in Real Red ink.
This card could easily be made into a birthday card with a simple switch of sentiment
I hope that this Friday 13th brings you nothing but good luck!
The Hearth & Home thinlits from the Autumn/Winter catty is one of those items that I know I’m going to use year round. It creates a cute window frame and window box/shelf/mantelpiece. You can buy it in a bundle with the Happy Scenes stamp set to create Halloween/harvest/winter/Christmas scenes but you can also combine it with other stamp sets and thinlits as we did here.
The great thing is that you can be looking outside from within a room (that’s wallpapered as here) or you can be looking inside from without (perhaps with a Brick Wall embossed background) – so many possibilities
The card base is an A6 portrait of Cherry Cobbler, matted with two sides of the same piece of Merry Moments DSP and the join covered by a thin strip of Whisper White card. Using Versamark ink, a sentiment from Jingle all the Way was stamped and heat embossed with White EP. A mat of Night of Navy was cut to fit behind the window and stamped with the moon and stars from the same Jingle all the Way set, in Craft White ink. The Hearth and Home thinlits and Sleigh Ride edgelits were used to die cut Whisper White card and the houses adhered direct to the stamped mat and then the window popped up on dimensionals over both, before adhering direct to the card front.
On the Whisper White insert, another sentiment from Jingle all the Way was stamped in Cherry Cobbler and a dinky Christmas tree added with Old Olive ink.
Have a great weekend.
Festival of Trees isn’t a new stamp set. It’s been around for a little while and is available in the main catalogue but here it’s been jazzed up and given a new lease of life with extra goodies from the Autumn/Winter catty.
The card base is an A6 landscape of Smoky Slate. Just a section (“Christmas”) of a sentiment from Flurry of Wishes was stamped onto a Whisper White card layer with Versamark and heat embossed with Silver EP. A panel of Holidays Fancy Foil Designer Vellum was adhered below the stamped sentiment and the adhesive was hidden by skinny strips of Silver Glimmer Paper. The “merry” Christmas Greetings thinlit was used to die cut the same Glimmer Paper which was then adhered above the Christmas and then the layer adhered direct to the front of the card. After stamping the spotty tree from Festival of Trees onto Whisper White card with Versamark it was heat embossed with Silver EP and punched out with the Tree. Strands of both Silver Cording Trim and Silver Metallic Thread were secured behind the tree before popping it up on dimensionals on the card front. Basic Rhinestones were used to decorate the tree.
On the Whisper White insert, another tree and sentiments from the Festival of Trees set were stamped in Cucumber Crush ink.
Thanks for stopping by.
Today we have a simple but elegant Christmas card in plain white.
The card base is a small square of thick Whisper White. A sentiment from the Jingle all the Way set was stamped in Smoky Slate ink in the upper right quarter. After punching teeny tiny semicircles top and bottom of the card front with the 1/16″ Circle, Silver Cording Trim was tied around and in a bow (the notches allow the card to stand straight rather than wobbling because of the cord). Three sizes of Tags and Labels framelits were die cut from thick Whisper White card and the smallest was also die cut with the Sleigh Ride edgelits. The two larger labels were adhered together direct and then popped up on dimensionals on the card front and the Sleigh Ride label was popped up on slivers of dimensional.
On the inside another sentiment and the dinky snowman from the same stamp set were stamped in Smoky Slate ink.
I’m really happy with this card and plan on making the same version in different colour ways
Sorry for the delay in posting. I was away on holiday and unexpectedly had no internet access!
Anyhow, here’s a gift box to go with the card I posted last.
The origami box was folded from Winter Wonderland DSP using the tutorial I shared here. Using Basic Black ink, the duo of snowflakes from the Flurry of Wishes set was stamped onto Smoky Slate and Whisper White card and punched out with the matching Snow Flurry. The medium snowflake was stamped onto Smoky Slate card and punched out with the Flower Medallion. After stacking the individual snowflakes with dimensionals, they were topped with a Basic Rhinestone.
Here’s the box opened up.
Thanks for stopping by.
Enjoy your extra hour of crafting time – well what else would you use it for, lol?
Today’s card turns a flurry of snowflakes into a blizzard, with the addition of snowflake patterned vellum. Cutting away the right front of the card provides an extra decorative twist.
An A6 portrait of Basic Black had a strip of the front right edge cut away. A piece of Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum was adhered to a panel of Smoky Slate card using adhesive just at the left and right edges. Everyday Chic Washi Tape was placed along the left edge to hide the adhesive. After stamping a sentiment from the Flurry of Wishes set onto a strip of Smoky Slate card with Basic Black ink, it was trimmed to a banner and stapled to the top of the vellum panel. Silver Cording Trim was wrapped around twice and tied in a bow before adhering the vellum panel to the front of the card. The duo of snowflakes from the same Flurry of Wishes set was stamped onto Smoky Slate and Whisper White card and punched out with the matching Snow Flurry. White snowflakes were adhered flat and grey snowflakes popped up on dimensionals down the left front of the card, covering any adhesive showing through the vellum. Finally, Basic Rhinestones were added to the centres of the snowflakes.
The Whisper White insert was trimmed down so that it doesn’t show when the card is closed. Basic Black ink was used to stamp the duo of snowflakes again and the sentiment from the same set.
Back soon with a gift box to go with the card
This quick card doesn’t require any precision painting. Once the embossed snowflake is in place you can let the ink spread and flow across the watercolour paper as it will.
You will need to be patient enough to wait for the watercolour paper to dry before punching and assembling your card … but you could always heat set it if you don’t want to wait 😀
The card base is an A6 portrait of Pool Party. After stamping the sentiment from Flurry of Wishes near the base of the card front using Island Indigo ink, the card front was run through the Big Shot using the Softly Falling embossing folder. Using Versamark ink, the medium snowflake from the stamp set was stamped onto Watercolor Paper and then heat embossed with White EP. An Aquapainter was used to add a blend of Pool Party, Island Indigo and Night of Navy inks over the top. After the Watercolor Paper had dried thoroughly it was punched on the corners using the Curvy Corner Trio, then popped up with dimensional onto a mat of Island Indigo and then popped up on the card front.
On the Whisper White insert the duo of small snowflakes were stamped across the corners with Pool Party and another sentiment from the set stamped in Island Indigo.
I’ll be back soon with other projects using the same stamp set but giving a totally different look.