Star of Light Christmas Card

Today I am sharing with you a card I made LAST year.  It’s one of my favorite cards I’ve made, and since everything (well, almost everything) is still current, I thought I would share it again this year!  This card uses the Star of Light stamp set and the Starlight Thinlits Dies.  I used different shades of blues, along with silver and white.  While I love the traditional colors of red and green for Christmas, I also love this combination as well! I used Dapper Denim cardstock for the base, and Soft Sky for the middle layer.  I stamped the large swirl in Soft Sky ink on Whisper White cardstock, then cut a large star out of Dapper Denim and the other piece for the star from Silver Glimmer Paper.  It’s hard to tell from the picture, but there is a filigree pattern stamped on the bottom layer of the star.  The stamp I used for that is part of the Star of Light stamp set, and coordinates perfectly with the large star die!  I stamped three small stars in Versamark ink, and heat embossed them with silver embossing powder.  The sentiment is also stamped in Dapper Denim, with a coordinating sentiment on the inside as well (not shown).  The star is attached to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals, to give it just a little height.  Once the card was assembled, I added rhinestones to the small stars, as well as a hint of Clear Wink of Stella to parts of the swirl!

This card has a Soft Sky sequin in the middle of the star, which unfortunately is now retired. However, there are lots of other current embellishments that could be used instead!  I plan to make a few of these this year, and I plan to use a large rhinestone in the center, colored with Soft Sky Stampin’ Blends!  However, if you do not have the Stampin’ Blends markers, a regular rhinestone, Metallic Enamel shape, a pearl, or a current metallic sequin could all easily be substituted for that final embellishment!

Thank you for visiting today!  Have a great day!

Nicolle

 

Christmas Themed Hershey Nugget Tins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So here are, hands down, the most popular item I’ve made for the vendor events and craft fairs I’ve done so far this year!  These little Hershey Nugget Tins are such a simple gift to make, and people LOVE them!  They are simply twelve Hershey Nuggets, each wrapped in a 1 x 3 inch strip of Designer Series Paper.  The tin is wrapped in a 2 x 10 inch strip of coordinating DSP, and embellished with a Foil Snowflake, sentiment, and star from the Metallic Enamel Shapes.  The sentiment is from the Watercolor Christmas stamp set, and I used the new Everyday Label Punch to frame it.  So, SO easy, and makes a great gift!

I used four different Designer Series Papers to make these.  They are Merry Little Christmas DSP, Year of Cheer Specialty DSP,  Quilted Christmas 6 x 6 DSP, and Be Merry DSP!

There are a few different places that you can find the tins.  These come from www.specialtybottle.com, but they can also be found on www.Papermart.com as well!

I will be having a giveaway for one of these on my Facebook page later today!  If you’d like to enter to win one of these, hop on over to my Facebook page to vote for your favorite!  Maybe you’ll be the lucky winner!

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Nicolle

 

Christmas Themed Clear Tiny Treat Boxes

Last month, I made some Halloween treats that were very similar to these.  They were a huge hit at my vendor event, so I made some again this month with Christmas themed paper! I really love these little boxes.  They are the perfect size for small gifts and favors!  This month, I used three different Designer Series Papers, so that I had a nice selection.  I used Be Merry, Year of Cheer, and Quilted Christmas papers.

For the candy, I was able to fit six Ghiardelli chocolate squares or fifteen Hershey kisses in each.  I then cut a 1 x 9 inch strip of DSP and wrapped it around the box.  I secured it on the bottom with Fast Fuse Adhesive.  I find Fast Fuse works best on 3D projects, as it has a super strong hold!  Also, adhering the paper on the bottom of the box has two benefits: you don’t see where the paper is adhered and the weight of the filled box helps to keep the paper flat and together.  Once the boxes were filled and wrapped, I used the Bow Builder punch to make the bows for the tops, using a coordinating pattern from each package.  Here’s a short video that shows how easy it is to use the Bow Builder punch:

Once the bows were completed, I secured the bows to the tops using two Mini Glue Dots each, and then stamped and punched the tags in coordinating colors.  The “For You” sentiment is from the Tabs For Everything stamp set, and the tiny tags were cut using the Wood Crate Framelits Dies and the Big Shot.

Just a note about using 6 x 6 DSP for this project: in order to use the smaller sized DSP, you need to cut two strips and then adhere them together before wrapping them around the boxes.  This causes a visible seam where the two pieces meet.  I folded the strip at the seam, and placed the seam along the back, bottom edge of the box.  I find that this is the best place to put it, as it’s the least noticeable!  I do find it’s easier to use 12 x 12 DSP to make these, as you don’t have to worry about a seam, but when you have really cute 6 x 6 paper, this is a way to still be able to use it, even if it’s a little more work!  Here’s a picture of where I placed the seam (again, this is along the back, bottom edge of the box):

These are so fun and easy to make, and people LOVE them!  Hope you do too!

Thanks for visiting today!  Let me know if you have any questions!

Nicolle

 

Watercolor Christmas Mini Pizza Box Treat

I had a great time at my vendor event last night!  Met lots of fun people and sold lots of fun little treats and gifts for Christmas!  I can’t wait to do it again next month!  Over the new few days, I will be sharing some of the other items I made for the event as well!

This first project is one of my favorites. It’s a mini pizza box filled with chocolate Turtles and Dove chocolates!  The box is wrapped with a 3 inch strip of paper from the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper.  I then wrapped a piece of Cherry Cobbler 1/4 Inch Double Stitched Ribbon around the box to add a pop of color.  I then adhered a silver Foil Snowflake and added the sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals to give it just a little height.  I layered the sentiment with Silver Glimmer Paper, and the sentiment itself is from the Watercolor Christmas stamp set.  I LOVE the elegant fonts used in this set!  The holly and berries are from the Good Tidings set, and are two step stamping images in Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler.   I love the contrast of the black with the other colors, as well as the sparkle the foil and glimmer paper gives to this project!

For this project, I used Fast Fuse adhesive.  Snail adhesive is my go to adhesive for pretty much everything, but I find that the Fast Fuse is really so much better for 3D projects!  It has a very strong hold that is perfect for holding Designer Series Paper in place when wrapped around the boxes.  It also provides great hold for the sentiment on the glimmer paper.  Due to the texture of the glimmer paper, regular snail just doesn’t cut it, but the Fast Fuse holds it on there perfectly!

I only was able to make FIVE of these, as I have three brand new packages of pizza boxes and I have NO IDEA where I put them!  Guess I know what I’m doing this weekend!   I need to make more of these before my next event!

I hope you enjoyed my project for today!  Thanks for stopping by!

Nicolle

 

Vendor Event Tonight!

Tonight I am doing a vendor bingo event!  I did the same one last month and it was a lot of fun!  Not only do I promote Stampin’ Up! products at this event, but I also make some treats and other goodies to sell on the side, so that people can actually SEE some examples of what can be made with them!  Since coming home from OnStage last Sunday, I have been working on putting some things together to sell at this event.  I only have rough, unedited pics of a few to share right now, but I have more that I will share in the next few days, and I will definitely take better, prettier pictures before posting!  But for now, here’s a little sneak peek at just a few of the items I’ve been working on!  Hope you like them!

Enjoy your day!

Nicolle

Mini Pizza Treat Box with Merry Little Christmas DSP

The new Mini Pizza Boxes make it so easy to make and give cute gifts this holiday season!  Just add a pretty piece of Designer Series Paper, some ribbon, a cute tag, and a bow, and you’re good to go!  This one was made using the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper, 3/8 inch Black Shimmer Ribbon, and the Merry Little Labels Bundle. The bow on top was made using the Bow Builder Punch.  I simply punched enough pieces to make four full bows, then layered them one on top of the other to make it fuller and rounder.  The center is finished with a Metal Rimmed Pearl.  These boxes are the perfect size for 3 x 3 note cards or tags, but are also food safe, so they can also be filled with yummy treats!

I hope you like my project today!  Thanks for checking in!

Nicolle

You can find all of the supplies used to make this project below:

Last year’s holiday catalog meets this year’s holiday catalog

There’s so much excitement surrounding the Holiday Catalog once it comes out, that it’s easy to forget that there are some great holiday items in the Annual Catalog as well!  This week, I am making a point to use items not only from the new Holiday Catalog, but also items from the Annual one, both holiday and everyday items too!

Today’s card features the Watercolor Christmas stamp set from the 2017 Holiday Catalog.  This set is available in both clear mount and wood mount.  I love the large, elegant script in all of the sentiments in this set!  I paired the Merriest Christmas Wishes sentiment with the Santa stamp from the Cookie Cutter Christmas set. The Cookie Cutter Christmas set was a huge hit from LAST year’s Holiday Catalog, and is now available in the Annual Catalog! Both images were stamped in Basic Black Archival ink.  The sentiment was framed and cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits, and the Santa image was colored with Stampin’ Write Markers.  The background papers are from the Quilted Christmas 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper, and the holly and berries accent is from the Carols of Christmas Bundle.

Thanks for checking in today!  Please check back tomorrow for another project featuring items both “old” and “new”!

Nicolle

You can find all of the supplies used to make this project below:

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Taking inspiration from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog

Sometimes, the best place to look for inspiration is the Stampin’ Up! catalog!  Not only do the catalogs beautifully showcase all of the great products that Stampin’ Up! sells, but there are also loads of full color samples throughout to show many ways the products can be used!  The card in this post was inspired by a sample on page 36 of the Holiday Catalog.  I loved the sample as it is shown in the catalog, but wanted to change it up and make it with the more traditional Christmas colors of red and green. (Or in this case, Real Red and Garden Green!)

Here is the original card as it is shown in the catalog:

I really love the layout and design of this card, so I wanted to keep my final version as close to the original as possible.  I simply substituted a different paper and greeting, and added some extra sequins for a little more bling!  For my version, I used paper from the Quilted Christmas 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper and an alternate greeting from the Cheers to the Year stamp set (which is the same set that was used on the sample in the catalog). I kept the large snowflake background, which was made with the Winter Wonder Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, as well as the Silver Mini Sequin Trim.  The extra sequins I added are from the Metallics Sequins Assortment.  I’m very pleased with how it came out!

You can find all of the supplies used to make this card below:

Easy Christmas Tags with DSP and Merry Little Labels

Want to make some quick and easy tags? These were made using the Be Merry Designer Series Paper, the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, and the Merry Little Labels Bundle! Simply cut a 4 x 2 inch piece of DSP and punch the top with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. Then, cut a 1 x 2 inch strip of a different, but coordinating DSP and adhere to the tag. Stamp your desired label from the Merry Little Labels set and punch out with the Everyday Label Punch (which comes as part of the bundle!) Adhere the punched label with some Dimensionals, add some ribbon or string to the top, and you’re good to go! For these, I used the 1/4 inch Cherry Cobbler Double Stitched Ribbon, but you could use anything you wish. I also rounded the edges with the reverse punch on the Envelope Punch Board. But these tags would still look great with non-rounded corners!

These tags were super easy to make, and can be changed to tags for any occasion just by changing the DSP and stamps you use!

You can find all of the supplies used to make these tags below: