MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS PIZZA BOX!

I created this Pizza Box project for a Christmas class a few weeks ago.  I didn’t share the box close-up at the time so I thought I would share it with you today.

I used 2 different pieces from the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper pack. and layered them on an Old Olive Card mat.

A Stitched Shapes Circle was cut from the Gold Foil Sheets.  The sentiment from Snowflake Sentiments was cut with a Layered Circle Framelit.   To finish it I stamped holly leaves and berries from the Holly Berry Happiness set and punched with the Holly Berry Builder Punch.

You can decorate a number of these boxes in no time and fill them with treats for Christmas.

Hope you are not getting too stressed with all that last minute Christmas preparations,

Jenny

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MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS SLEIGH RIDE!

I made this card a couple of months ago now but only just getting around to sharing it with you.

I have used the Santa’s Sleigh set.  You tend to forget the Christmas sets in the Annual Catalogue with all the other exciting ones in the Holiday Catalogue.

The tree is inked in Tranquil Tide on Tranquil Tide card and the bear is stamped in Powder Pink on Powder Pink card.  They are both cut with the Sleigh Thinlits Dies.  Using the Thinlits I cut a Sleigh from the solid die and the ornate die from Gold Foil Sheets.  For the gift I heat embossed the stamped image in White Embossing powder and cut that out and the bow is heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder.

The sentiment is heat embossed in White Embossing Powder on a strip of black card.

To assemble it all together I layered a piece of the Merry Little Christmas paper onto a black card mat.  I wrapped around some Fresh Fig ribbon before adhering it to the Fresh Fig card base.  Finishing it off with a bow from Gold ribbon.

Thanks for visiting today.  I hope your Christmas preparations are going along well.  I have just returned from holidays so I guess I should start thinking about it.

Jenny

 

SHELL CHRISTMAS TREE WITH BEACHY LITTLE CHRISTMAS!

Another different card for you today with the Beachy Little Christmas set.

The tree was coloured with the Watercolor Pencils.  I did add some Wink of Stella to the larger shells although it is hard to see here. I added a strip of Red Glimmer Paper under the left edge of the white mat.

The Desiger Series Paper added to the Old Olive card base is from the Merry Little Christmas pack.

A simple, summery Christmas card.

Jenny

 

DID YOU KNOW STAMPIN’ UP! HAD BERMUDA BAY GLIMMER PAPER??

Well, you can make any colour you like!

You might have seen you can colour any embellishment like the Rhinestones and Pearls or ribbon with the Blends BUT I had a play with something else the other day.  Did you know you can colour the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper with the Stampin’ Blends.  Now before you rush off and try it there are a couple of important notes.

** Use the Brush Tip end of your marker and only GENTLY brush over the Glimmer Paper.  Too hard a rub may damage the nibs of your marker.

** Only colour the area exposed so you don’t waste the ink.  You can see further below.

Here is the card I made with colouring the Glimmer Paper.

This is using the set Color Me Happy now available.  I have coloured the bird and the flower with the Stampin’ Blends.   Plus I coloured the Adhesive Pearl in too.  When I assembled the card I embossed the White card mat with the Softly Falling Embossing Flower and added a strip of white that was cut with the Flourish Thinlits under the Merry Little Christmas DSP.  (Don’t just keep this paper for Christmas!).

Getting back to the Scallop Circle.  I cut a scallop Circle using the Layering Circles Thinlits from the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  Then coloured just around the edge of it gently with the Dark Bermuda Bay Blends marker.   You don’t want to press hard with the marker.   Also, you only need to colour the outside edge that will be seen.

So what colour Glimmer Paper will you make??  Have fun with it.

Have a great weekend,

Jenny

STAMPIN’ DREAMS BLOG HOP – BLACK, WHITE AND 1 OTHER COLOUR!

Today I am joining in with the Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop.  You might have just come from Jenny Hall’s blog HERE.  This month’s theme for the Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop is Black, White + One.  Any colour you choose.  There are so many options really.  What to choose??  I really wasn’t sure what to go with until I sat down and started making the card.  My +1 for this Blog Hop is BERRY BURST!  Such a fun colour and I think it really “pops” when added to black.

Here is the card I created.  It’s a Triangle Pocket card using the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper.  Don’t think of this paper just for Christmas!

I found the original card inspiration HERE.  I changed the measurements a bit and also how I made it so I will add the tutorial below for you.

You can continue on your Blog Hop now and then come back to see how you make themNow head off to Sharon’s blog -> HERE. 

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CREATE YOUR OWN TRIANGLE POCKET CARD

You will need:

Base card – Basic Black 13cm x 10.5cm (5 1/8″ x 4 1/8″)

Inside card (I used as the inside lining) – Basic Black 12cm x 10cm ( 4 3/4″ x 4″)

Whisper White card  12cm x 10cm (4 3/4″ x 4″)

2 x Designer Series paper (DSP) squares 10cm x 10cm (4″ x 4″)

scrap card for embellishing.

1. Take your 2 Designer Series Paper squares.

2. Turn the papers so that the pattern that you want on the outside is faced down.

On each square fold the top edge in to 2 triangles.  Be sure that both triangles on the piece match.  I found it helped to just hold the mid point on the edge of the square with your finger or the bone folder as I folded it in. Fold up the straight edge over the triangles.  I actually placed the paper on my paper trimmer and scored a straight line just under the triangles to give a crisper fold.

 

Open up the straight edge fold again. Place adhesive behind the triangles to adhere them down.

3. Place adhesive on the back of the patterned paper along the straight edge and adhere them down to the back of your card lining piece. (for this I used Black card).  I added this step as I liked to hide the edge of the triangles to make it look neater especially as it is a colour I didn’t want showing.

4. Place adhesive on the back of the card lining piece and adhere that to your card base with the triangles sticking out.

5. The triangle pieces don’t meet in the middle but that’s OK.  You can embellish the front.  I added some diecut circles (one in black and one in vellum) and a diecut dragonfly from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits.  On the dragonfly I sponged in places with the Berry Burst Ink.  I also went over just the “friend” word from the Dragonfly Dreams set with a Berry Burst Marker and it was then cut with the smallest of the Lots of Labels Framelits. 

6. On the inside white card insert I stamped the sentiment and the spots from the Dragonfly Dreams in Berry Burst and added just a little sponging around the edge.

What do you think?  I think I want to make more of them that’s for sure. 🙂

Jenny

 

 

SWEET HOME HOUSEWARMING!

I have a special card to share with you today. My niece and her partner recently bought their first home.  It is a very big deal and I wanted to make a card to share in their excitement.  The pressure was on though as my niece makes cards and comes to my classes.  Here is the card I made for them.

When I was going through my stamps I realised I didn’t have a lot for housewarming cards.  They are not cards you make too often but I came across the Sweet Home set and the Home Sweet Home  Thinlits.  I thought they would work well.  The colours are Old Olive, Soft Sky and Sweet Sugarplum.  The card layout was using the card sketch from CASE THIS SKETCH #193.

The paper I used was from the Merry Little Christmas DSP.  This paper doesn’t have to be used just for Christmas.  It has some great prints either Black and White or the Old Olive.  It really doesn’t do it justice in the catalogue. (p 12 Holiday Catalogue). When I sat the house on to the paper I thought it was a little plain so I added a Vellum circle and some loops of the Silver Thread. This was a fun card to put together. 

My niece really loved it.  It passed the test I think. 🙂

Thanks for visiting,

Jenny

BRIGHLY LIT WITH FRESHLY MADE SKETCHES #278

I played around again with the Brightly Lit Bundle.  If I am not sure where to start with a card I take a look at some card sketches to see what grabs my attention and how I can work that stamp set in with the sketch.  I have a number of sketches on my Pinterest Card Sketches board (See the board HERE).

I chose the Freshly Made Sketches #278 one.

Here is the card I created.

The paper is the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper.  It is a bit hard to tell but I heat embossed the sentiment and the bow in Gold.  The lamp post is cut with the Christmas Lampost Thinlits die. I did trim the lamp post down a little to fit closely within the rectangle.  It needed something extra (of course!).  I added a few loops of the Gold Thread under the sentiment.  I do love this bundle.  Must play more …

Thanks for visiting today.  Have a wonderful weekend.  I hope it is a creative one for you.

Jenny

CHRISTMAS IN THE MAKING!

Of all the new stamps I recently ordered from the Holiday Catalogue I pulled out this set first; Christmas in the Making.  I was looking at doing some watercolouring so I thought I would have a go with it.  I must say in advance I am not great at watercolouring.  But as I tell my daughter you can only get better at something if you keep trying. 🙂  Anyway, apologies in advance.

This is the first card I made with one of the images in the set.

The image was stamped with StazOn on Thick Whisper White card. I coloured the lady with the Watercolor Pencils and blended it with the Aquapainter.  I will show you a close-up of the skirt.  I coloured that with the Clear Wink Of Stella brush.  It is a little hard to see in the photo.  It gives it perhaps the look of Organza fabric, very soft and shimmery.  That was the effect I was going for anyway.  I went over the ornament too with the Wink of Stella to give it a sparkle.

I used the Olive side of the Merry Little Christmas DSP pack (p 12). I don’t think this paper is shown so well in the catalogue but it has some really lovely prints and I think will be versatile for occasions other than Christmas.  Have a look at this below. It comes in 12″ x 12″ sheets.

To finish the card off wrap around some of the fine Real Red Solid Ribbon.  For the sentiment I stamped it on a strip of Whisper White and angled the ends.  It needed something so I added some Silver Glimmer paper.

This is the stamp set, Christmas in the Making if you had missed it in the catalogue. (p 16)

W $44   C $31

Tomorrow I will show you cards with the other 2 images.

Jenny