Bonus Stampin’ Up! 2014 Holiday Catalog Sneak peek – Christmas Goodies

Hi There!

I came up with another fun idea using some new products from the Holiday catalog and thought I would share it!

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A cute little box great for giving out Christmas Goodies! This could actually hold many different things. It is sized perfectly to fit 3×3 cards so I could make some of those to give as a gift and fit them in this nice container. As you can see, it fits treats nicely and I also think you could stick a gift card in the middle!  New products used on this project include the cute tag stamp which is from a set called Merry Everything. There are 5 different tags for Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween and general use. It has a coordinating punch – Note Tag punch – which makes it super quick to make a tag for all your gifts.  I used the same DSP shown in my previous post.  I chose to bump the tag a little but adding a second layer using the Scallop Tag Topper punch that is available in the current catalog.  The Note Tag punch does not have a hole or opening so you can choose to make that any shape you want. Since the Chalk Talk Framelits have a die that makes the exact match opening as the Scallop Tag Topper punch does, I used that to make them match!

To make this little box I actually followed instructions from a video I watched on Stamping School. If you want to learn how to make it I highly recommend checking Stamping School because she puts out new videos every week with techniques and stamping inspiration galore.

As I have been working on these Christmas projects I am finding there are a ton of fun Christmas based challenges out there!  I found over at Winter Wonderland Challenge blog this week’s theme is Anything Goes so what the heck, I will submit my project to the challenge!!

Thanks for checking my out my blog and let me know what you think of this cute little box.

~ Kristal

Supplies used (All Stampin’ Up products)

  • Ink: Cherry Cobbler
  • Stamp set:  Merry Everything (available August 28)
  • Paper: Under The Tree Speciality Designer Series Paper and Kraft cardstock
  • Tools: Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Note Tag Punch (available August 28) Chalk Talk Framelits, Scallop Tag Topper Punch and small hole punch
  • Embellishments: Gold Sequin Trim, Linen thread and Candy Dot Brad Bases with a rhinestone (not shown in picture)

Catherine & Cathy July Tags Challenge – Color Blocking

I will admit, making tags is not something I seem to have great skill in completing.  It is funny really because how hard can it be to make a tag, right? But for some reason I just stare at my paper wondering what in the world I will come up with… except this time!  For some reason I had an idea pop into my head the minute I saw the  July Tags Challenge theme at Catherine & Cathy Create!  I just grabbed a piece of scrap paper nearby and went with it. That is probably how I need to think about it from now on. You can’t force creativity! With that said, here is my creation:


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A simple tag ready to be attached to a yummy treat or small gift.

Now I am off to see what else I can create….well after I get done with my workday anyway. 🙂

Happy Wednesday!

~ Kristal

Supplies Used (All Stampin’ Up products)

  • Ink: Lost Lagoon
  • Paper: Lost Lagoon, Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray, Whisper White and Moonlight DSP paperstack
  • Tools: Scallop Tag Punch, Circle Die and various circle punches
  • Stamp set: A Happy Hooray
  • Embellishments: Lost Lagoon 3/8 Stitched Satin Ribbon



Catherine & Cathy Create/OWH challenges – Brown Furry Friends

Happy Hump day!

Well I am finding some creative ways to get creative. Having this back injury requires a fair amount of laying down.  I am getting kind of  tired of laying down so much, but when I try to sit for too long I look like someone who has a nervous leg  ;-). Not to mention, it hurts!  So I figured out a way to make a card by changing positions… many times.  Never underestimate the power of a determined crafter! First I looked at the Catherine & Cathy Create blog for ideas.  The fun tags challenge for this month is Furry Friends. Perfect! I just got the Life in the Forest set from Stampin’ Up which has the cutest critters! Since I had my theme I laid down on the bed with papers and emblishments to look over for ideas of how I wanted it to come together. It worked and I was able to pull together a cute card with a tag on it. It is a very fall looking card, but I had recently purchased my first ever Copic markers so I really wanted to use the colors I had which were to color in the fox. It just seemed to make sense to make it a brown/orange theme.  I still have lots to learn about using Copic’s, but it is a start. So  here is what I  came up with:

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That fox is cute, right? I love this Stampin’ Up set!  Anyhoo, when I saw the OWH midweek throwdown is a Brown Color Challenge I was like hey two for one!! It works out so well because I was planning to send this card off to OWH anyway.

Here are the supplies used:

  • Inks: Stampin’ Up Pumpkin Pie and Chocolate Chip, Tim Holtz Pumice Stone distress ink for the fox outline.
  • Copics: Sketch markersYR20,YR23, and YR27
  • Stamps: Stampin’ Up Life in the Forest and Just Sayin’
  • Tools: Stampin’ Up Woodgrain embossing folder, Stampin’ Up Window Frame Die and Chalk Talk Die. Corner Rounder punch.
  • Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper white, DCWV Green Stack paper pack and scrap light blue I had (might be Stampin’ Up Soft Sky)
  • Emblishments:  Stampin’ Up Chocolate Chip Scallop Dots Ribbon and Linen thread

Have a happy Wednesday. I am off to lay down for a bit!