Christmas Crate

This is a fun little treat idea if you need something to gift this weekend.  We made this in my Tags & Treats class and I gifted one to the mail lady.  I’m trying to get my Christmas cards out.  Yesterday I had 75 go out and today another 40.  There will be one more batch going out on Monday.  I’m not sure if any will arrive before Christmas but as long as I get them in the mail by Christmas eve I’m ok with that.  Hopefully the recipient will be too.

This is the gable box turned into a crate style box.  Inside I have some festive cake balls.  I stuck with a Red, White and Silver theme for this one.  It’s a bit hard to see in the catalog but the Lustrous White Gable boxes have a shimmer to them – they aren’t just plain white.

Supply List

  • Lustrous White Mini Gable Box
  • 2×8 Cellophane bag
  • Silver Glimmer Paper
  • Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon
  • 1/8″ Solid Real Red Ribbon
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Real Red Ink
  • Dashing Deer Bundle – Dashing Deer stamp set + Detailed Deer Thinlits die
  • Big Shot Die cutting machine
  • Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets

I used some red striped paper straws to create the handle.  So that you don’t tear the box use a hole punch the size of the straw at the top of the little slot.  Mine was just a standard size hole punch like you get from the office supply store.  And I used some scotch tape to hold the little cello bag shut after I put the cake balls inside.  Enjoy!

Don’t miss the year end closeout sale – Happening now and the Clearance Rack – new items were added to it. 

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Santa’s Workshop Notes

Late in November I held a Santa’s Workshop Bingo event.  It was so much fun!  The theme was Santa’s Workshop and I used products from the very popular Santa’s Workshop Suite in the Holiday Catalog.  Everyone received a good bag full of supplies for their projects and lots of extras to take home.  We had stamping and played some bingo for prizes.  Yummy little snacks to eat and it lots of laughter and fun.  It was  perfect afternoon to start the Christmas season.

One of the projects that everyone made was this Santa’s Workshop Note pad.  I use lots of note pads – I’m a list person.  And this time of year there are lists for everything.  So this was not only cute but a practical project too.

I found notepads at the office supply store and measured those and then measured a piece of card stock to fold around it.  Don’t forget to include the depth of the spine and any over hang you want.  Then I decorated the front with a strip of paper from the Santa’s Workshop Specialty Designer Series paper and a card from the Santa’s Workshop Memories & More card pack.  It’s tied shut with a piece of the Poppy Parade ribbon.

Supply List

  • Poppy Parade card stock
  • Garden Green card stock
  • Santa’s Workshop Specialty Designer Series paper
  • Poppy Parade 1/2″ Textured Weave Ribbon
  • Santa’s Workshop Memories & More Card Pack
  • Tear & Tape
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals

I used some paper and one of the stickers from the Memories & More card pack to decorate the little note pad.  Then attach it with Tear & Tape to the inside.  Tie the the cover shut with the ribbon and then slip in your favorite holiday pencil. There are a variety of stickers in the Memories & More card pack – use those to decorate your pages as desired.

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Finishing Farmhouse Christmas

I’m finishing up the Farmhouse Christmas projects from my Fall Stamp, Scrap & Create Retreat.  I know those that attended loved them and I’ve been hearing from others that are watching my posts that they love all the ideas too.  But this isn’t the only suite that I’ve been using this year so I need to finish and move on to other things. 

This first project was the last little gift everyone received.  A sweet little bag filled with a surprise.  These are the Santa’s Bags in the Holiday catalog.  I added a tag to dress up the bag and inside is a little wooden sign/ornament. 

The base of the tag is the Galvanized Metallic paper that’s been embossed with the Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder.  It looks amazing in real life – you just want to run your fingers across it to feel the texture.  I stamped and cut out the house with the die and then colored in with Stampin’ Blends.  I finished with a galvanized button and some cotton twine. 

Supply List

  • Farmhouse Christmas Bundle = Farmhouse Christmas Stamp set + Farmhouse Framelits dies
  • Galvanized Metallic Paper
  • Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder
  • Santa Bags
  • Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine
  • Galvanized Buttons
  • Cherry Cobbler Card stock
  • Crumb Cake card stock
  • Memento Black ink
  • Stampin’ Blends: Old Olive, Crumb Cake

 

This last card is one that I received as a swap and I didn’t change anything on it at all.  When using other ideas I usually change at least one thing but this card was perfect as is. 

Supply List

  • Farmhouse Christmas Stamp set
  • Quilt Top Embossing Folder
  • Linen Thread
  • Sprig Punch
  • Leaf Punch
  • Thick Very Vanilla Card stock
  • Cherry Cobbler Card stock
  • Mossy Meadow card stock
  • Very Vanilla card stock
  • Festive Farmhouse Designer Series paper
  • Vellum card stock
  • Mossy Meadow ink
  • Layering Squares framelits dies
  • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
  • 2-1/4″ Circle Punch

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Day 8 of Farmhouse Christmas

It’s day 8 of these Farmhouse Christmas projects.  Today I have a real quick one for you.  In fact it hardly looks like it belongs with all the others.  These are little Peppermint Bark treats.  I love peppermint bark – YUM!

The tiny little wreath is from the Farmhouse Christmas Stamp set and is cut out with the coordinating Farmhouse Framelits Dies.  The rest is not part of the suite.  I’m using Real Red instead of the Cherry Cobbler on this project.  The Peppermint Bark that I found was in big bars which I decided to cut in half so I could package them in the cello bags.  Then I tied the ribbon around and added the tag.  The words are from the Treat Time stamp set.  The top of the stamp has a flower which I covered up with the tiny wreath so I would be Christmas themed. 

Supply List

  • Farmhouse Christmas Bundle – Farmhouse Christmas stamp set + Farmhouse Framelits
  • Treat Time Stamp set
  • Real Red Card stock
  • Whisper White Card stock
  • Memento Black ink
  • Real Red ink
  • 3×6 Gusseted Cello Bag
  • 1/8″ Real Red Solid Ribbon
  • 1-1/2″ Circle punch
  • 1-3/4″ Circle punch
  • 1/8 handheld circle punch
  • Real Red Dark Blends
  • Call Me Clover Dark Blends
  • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

This was one of the little gifts everyone got.  It is a real treat being friends with everyone that attended!

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Farmhouse Christmas – Day 7

Thank you for the comments on the Farmhouse Christmas projects I’ve been sharing.  I still have more!  Can you tell I had fun with this theme/suite of products.  After the retreat I’ve used these products for a few other things too and I hope to get those shared before Christmas arrives.  Today is another card that I was really happy with.  I hope you like it too.

The front of the card is completely covered with a piece of the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper.  Then accented with some strips.  The Merry is cut out of the Galvanized Metal paper.  I do wish that was staying in the catalog but it is not – so if you didn’t get any yet do it quick. Use the 1/2″ circle punch to snip a little notch in each end of the card and tie the twine around the card front coming through the notch on each side.  It’s just a little different way to add the cotton twine. 

Supply List

  • Merry Christmas to All Bundle – Merry Christmas to All stamp set + Merry Christmas Thinlits dies
  • Thick Vanilla Card stock
  • Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper
  • Very Vanilla Card stock
  • Cherry Cobbler ink
  • Galvanized Metal paper
  • Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine
  • 1/2″ Circle punch
  • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

For this card the measurements are

  • Very Vanilla Thick card stock 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″
  • Designer Series Paper 5-1/2″ X 4-1/4″, 4″ X 3/4″, 3-1/2″ x 1/2″
  • Very Vanilla card stock 3-1/2″ x 1-1/2″
  • Galvanized Metal Paper 4″ x 2″

The Merry Christmas to All stamp set and the Merry Christmas Thinlits will be carrying over but after January 2nd they won’t be a bundle anymore.  Get them now at the 10% discounted bundle price. 

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Farmhouse Christmas – Day 5

I found these cute little metal buckets and decided to use them as one of the pillow gifts.  They fit in nicely with the Farmhouse theme at my Stamp, Scrap & Create Retreat.  There are so many things you could fill these buckets with.  I decided on the Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine.

I added the Striped Burlap ribbon around the bucket – the tear & tape is the perfect adhesive to use for this.  the Sprig Punch is new in the Holiday catalog and its been really popular!  So much so that it is was on back order for quite some time – the shipment came in, all the back orders were filled and then it sold out again and its back on back order.  It’s going to be quite a wait though – the next shipment will arrive in February.  I have mine here if you need to come punch some out.  I used two sprigs and tied them to the handle with some of the Cotton Twine.

Supply List

  • Sprig Punch
  • Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine
  • 5/8″ Striped Burlap Ribbon
  • Tear & Tape
  • Mossy Meadow card stock

Another option to dress up the tins is to add a monogram.  Very carefully stamp on the front with Versamark ink – I used the Brushwork Alphabet set.  Then cover the ink with White Embossing Powder and heat set it with the Heat Tool.

These would be cute gifts filled with candy for the holidays.  But I actually have mine on my craft table and filled with the twine.

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