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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Farmhouse Christmas – Day 9 & 10

Two days in one.  I’m running out of days in December and have some other projects to share that aren’t from the Farmhouse Christmas suite.  So today you get a two for one on the Farmhouse Christmas.  These two cards were ideas from a demo friend of mine – Lorri Heiling.  She has such creative ideas.  In fact probably some of my other farmhouse projects were from her ideas too. 

This first one uses the truck as the focal image.  It’s stamped with Memento Black ink and colored in with the Stampin’ Blends.  In the background is a piece of the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series paper and a piece of Crumb Cake card stock that was run through the Big Shot in the Corrugated Dynamic Embossing Folder.  A tip when you run it through – be sure to send the spine of the folder through first.  And all the Dynamic Embossing folders are extra thick so you use only ONE cutting plate and place it on the top of your folder.  Don’t use a cutting plate on the bottom when making your sandwich. 

Supply List

  • Farmhouse Christmas Stamp set
  • Festive Farmhouse Designer Series paper
  • Corrugated Dynamic Embossing Folder
  • Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine
  • Sprig Punch
  • Mossy Meadow card stock
  • Very Vanilla card stock
  • Crumb Cake card stock
  • Stitched Labels Framelits
  • Memento Black ink
  • Stampin’ Blends: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Shaded Spruce, Old Olive
  • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

The Stampin’ Blends really do blend the colors well together.  I wanted Mossy Meadow which we don’t currently have in a Blends (but it’s coming) so I had to combine the Shaded Spruce and the Old Olive and blend those to get something close to what I wanted. 

And here is the next one – this one is really cute!

The Designer Paper Squares in the back ground are cut with the little Stitched Square Framelit.  This is a square card – 4-1/4″ square card – and yes I just use the regular medium sized envelope to send this card.  You may wonder about where the little house comes from – we don’t have a little house die.  But we do have the big house from the Farmhouse Framelits Dies.  So here is the trick – go ahead and stamp the large house on Crumb Cake card stock and cut it out with the house framelit.  Now pull out your Paper Snips and get ready to cut along the lines.  First cut along the roof line on the left – and then along the wall on the left – leaving you with a tall skinny 2 story house.  Then I cut along the top of the lower window.  That left me with the little house – which I turned over to attach to this card – the stamping is on the back side now.  I hope that makes sense! 

Supply List

  • Farmhouse Christmas Bundle: Farmhouse Christmas Stamp set + Farmhouse Framelits dies
  • Festive Farmhouse Designer Series paper
  • Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine
  • Sprig Punch
  • Mossy Meadow card stock
  • Cherry Cobbler card stock
  • Crumb Cake card stock
  • any ink
  • Stitched Shapes Framelits
  • Stitched Labels Framelits
  • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

There isn’t any visible stamping on here so you can use whatever ink is close at hand.  It’s  basically creating your guide for cutting the house. 

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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 #6

I’m half way through the Farmhouse Christmas projects from my retreat.  It seems like so many – and I have a whole bunch of Santa’s Workshop projects to share too.  Maybe I’ll have one evening just to sit down and share a whole bunch of these before my boys come home next week.  Most of these cards in my opinion are fairly quick to put together.  And I have to gather all of these cards that I’ve been making the last few months so I can send them out.  Yes all these samples become my Christmas cards that get mailed out!

This one again features the Designer Series paper.  I really love the patterns in all of this Festive Farmhouse pack.  For the most part it really can be used for other things besides Christmas.  The wood prints for example could be paired with anything.  But I did stick with Christmas here.  And I stamped the Merry Christmas image twice – once on Whisper White and cut it out with the banner framelit.  And once on Cherry Cobbler and punched it out with the 2-1/4″ circle punch.  Finished it with the little sprig punch again.

Supply List

  • Farmhouse Christmas Bundle – Farmhouse Christmas stamp set + Farmhouse Framelits Dies
  • Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper
  • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
  • 2-1/4″ Circle Punch
  • Mossy Meadow ink
  • Sprig Punch
  • Cherry Cobbler card stock
  • Mossy Meadow card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals

When my card base is a darker color I’ll add a layer on the inside for wiriting.  In this case it was Whisper White and I decorated with a liitle coordinating strip of the Designer Paper at the bottom.  Other times I made add a stamp on the inside. 

Happy Holidays!

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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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