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Year of Cheer Copper Reindeer Christmas Card Idea

 Need a beautiful but pretty quick and easy Holiday card to send this year?  I have an idea for you!  This reindeer card features copper foil paper and the beautiful Stampin' UP! Year of Cheer designer paper!

 

Copper Reindeer Holiday card idea featuring Stampin' Up! Year of Cheer background paper, and Santa's Sleigh framelits. by Patty Bennett

 

The Reindeer is die cut using the Santa's Sleigh framelits and the Copper Foil Paper.  It coordinates perfectly with this beautiful copper foil pattern in the Year of Cheer designer paper

It's not easy to photograph metallic images, but I hope you'll trust me that this copper reindeer and copper patterned Year of Cheer paper is gorgeous in person!!

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The card base is a thick Whisper White note card - so no cutting, measuring or scoring! It's all done!

 

Copper Reindeer Holiday card idea featuring Stampin' Up! Year of Cheer background paper, and Santa's Sleigh framelits. by Patty Bennett

The Reindeer is popped using Stampin' Dimensionals and Mini Stampin' Dimensionals on a Whisper White oval Stitched Shape framelit die cut.  I added the silver metallic doily and rhinestones to give a fun "mixed metals" look.

The greeting is stamped in Real Red ink from the Season to Sparkle stamp set, and die cut with the Bunch of Banners framelits.  The Real Red die cut bow on the reindeer is from the Bouquet Bunch framelits, but I noticed that the bow in the Holly Berry Builder punch (here) would be a great and quick alternative!

 Thank you for joining me! I hope you enjoyed this fun Holiday card idea!

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Hot Cocoa Christmas Cheer Note Cards

 

This adorable Cocoa Mug Christmas card really wins the award for CLEVERNESS!!  Cindee showed me this fantastic tip about die cutting a letter C and adding it to the die cut coffee cup to make a fun cocoa mug!!  Read on to see what I mean!

 

Coffee Cafe Hot Cocoa Mug Christmas cards featuring Wink of Stella glimmer on the snowflake and whipped cream. Stampin' Up! supplies available online - click shop online at www.pattystamps.com

These fun Christmas Cheer Cocoa Mug cards were 2 designs I made for customer thank you cards and for swap cards that I took to Salt Lake City for the Stampin' Up! OnStage Convention recently!!  I love them both.  The difference in the 2 cards is the Cherry Cobbler Pattern for the mug and the Soft Sky blue background paper. 

 

Die cut a letter C and a coffee cup, put them together to create a cute hot cocoa mug!

 

To make the cocoa mug, simply die cut a letter C from the Large Letter framelits and tuck it behind the die cut coffee cup, and voila, a fun cocoa mug!!

I added clear glittery Wink of Stella to the snowflakes and the whipped cream die cuts.  The glitter is hard to see on the cards in the photos, but it looks pretty cute in person! The whipped cream stamp is found in the Coffee Cafe stamp set.

 

Wink of Stella glimmer on snowflake and whipped cream. Stampin' Up! supplies available online - click shop online at www.pattystamps.com

 

This is how I prepare my project when I'm creating lots of customer thank yous, Luv 2 Stamp group cards, or swaps.  I get all the parts ready, organize them on my crafting desk, then start assembling.

 

Supplies for my Coffee Cafe Hot Cocoa Mug Christmas cards featuring Wink of Stella glimmer on the snowflake and whipped cream. Stampin' Up! supplies available online - click shop online at www.pattystamps.com

 

I used 4 different Stampin' Up! designer paper packs for these cards.

"Christmas Cheer" was stamped onto a piece of Wood Textures designer paper

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The cocoa mugs are die cut from 2 patterns in the Be Merry designer paper pack.

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144143 Bundle of Love designer paper from Stampin' UP! - click shop online at www.pattystamps.com

The patterned blue backgrounds are from these 2 designer papers.  One from Bundle of Love and the other from Coffee Break! 

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Coffee Cafe Hot Cocoa Mug Christmas cards featuring Wink of Stella glimmer on the snowflake and whipped cream. Stampin' Up! supplies available online - click shop online at www.pattystamps.com

The card base is a Stampin' Up! thick Whisper White note card.  The Soft Sky designer paper pieces are 3" x 5" and the Wood Textures paper is 2" x 3".

Coffee Cafe Hot Cocoa Mug Christmas cards featuring Wink of Stella glimmer on the snowflake and whipped cream. Stampin' Up! supplies available online - click shop online at www.pattystamps.com

The coffee cup die cut is found in the Coffee Cups Framelit set, the C is from the Large Letters framelits, and the snowflake is found in the Trim your Stocking framelit set.  I added some clear Faceted Gems to about 1/2 of the cards I made.  All supplies are listed below for you shopping convenience.

 

Thank you for reading my blog post today! I hope these Stampin' Blends cards inspired you!

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Painted Harvest Sunflower turned Poinsettia!

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Now that you have mostly likely ordered the very popular Stampin' Up! Painted Harvest Bundle (or stamp set), I thought you might enjoy this idea to stretch your "sunflower" stamp image and learn how to create a poinsettia flower with it to create a holiday or Christmas card!

 

Painted Harvest sunflower stamp from the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog becomes a poinsettia with watercolor paper and a stampin' spritzer with water. Holiday / Christmas card idea from Patty Bennett

I used Stampin' Up! Watercolor paper and a Stampin' Spritzer filled with water to create this beautiful holiday card idea, turning the sunflower into a poinsettia!

 

Color combo for Painted Harvest sunflower stamp from the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog becomes a poinsettia with watercolor paper and a stampin' spritzer with water. Holiday / Christmas card idea from Patty Bennett

 

It's really quite easy, simply use the Cherry Cobbler and Rose Red ink pads (per above) and stamp them onto Watercolor paper with the Painted Harvest Sunflower image and then spritz with water and the Stampin' Spritzer until you have achieved the look you want!

Then stamp the center when the flower is dry.  I used Daffodil Delight ink.

 

Create watercolor poinsettia flowers with the Stampin' Up! Painted Harvest stamp set.

Tip!

For a fun layered greeting on any card, layer the Stitched Shape framelits and the layering ovals, circles or squares!

 

Stamping Tip: Use the Stampin' Up! Stitched Shape framelits and Layering Ovals to create lovely matted greetings for your handmade cards.

 

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I stamped the Season of Cheer greeting (from the Watercolor Christmas stamp set) onto Very Vanilla Cardstock, then die cut it with the Stitched Shape Oval, and used Cherry Cobbler cardstock and the Layering Ovals framelits to make the scalloped border.  A few Gold Metallic shapes werethe perfect little touch to finish the card.

 

Painted Harvest sunflower stamp from the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog becomes a poinsettia with watercolor paper and a stampin' spritzer with water. Holiday / Christmas card idea from Patty Bennett

This card was created on a Cherry Cobbler folded card base, and the beautiful diagonal striped Old Olive printed paper is found in the Merry Little Christmas package of paper, pg 12, in the 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog.  The Gold edge ribbon is on page 199 in the annual catalog.  See below for links to all Stampin' Up! products in my online store.

 

Thank you for joining me today!  Hope you enjoyed this holiday card idea!

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Fall Watercolor Card Idea

 You are in for a treat today!  Look at this gorgeous fall pumpkin card featuring a watercolor background and the Pick a Pumpkin bundle from pg 51 of the 2017 Holiday catalog from Stampin' Up!

 

Pick a Pumpkin fall card featuring the Stampin' Up! bundle from the 2017 Holiday catalog.  Watercolor wash background created with Fresh Fig ink and Aquapainter on watercolor paper.

 

I created this card while stamping one day with Cindee.. she had the design all worked out and all the pumpkin pieces die cut!! We did a watercolor wash on the background with an Aquapainter and Fresh Fig ink on watercolor paper, then layered all the stamped and die cut pumpkins, leaves, swirls and branches.  How amazing is this card!?


Save 10% on the bundle! Pick a Pumpkin fall card featuring the Stampin' Up! bundle from the 2017 Holiday catalog.  Watercolor wash background created with Fresh Fig ink and Aquapainter on watercolor paper.

 

The Pick a Pumpkin bundle certainly goes well beyond Halloween and can be used for cards, treats, table favors, and Thanksgiving decor!

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Check out the gorgeous fall color combo below!

 

Fall color combo for Pick a Pumpkin fall card featuring the Stampin' Up! bundle from the 2017 Holiday catalog.  Watercolor wash background created with Fresh Fig ink and Aquapainter on watercolor paper.

 

2 details that really make the card outstanding are using Stampin' Dimensionals to pop up various layers of the die cut pumpkins, and also speckling the card while the background was still a little wet by flicking the tip of the Fresh Fig marker onto the background.

 

Pick a Pumpkin fall card featuring the Stampin' Up! bundle from the 2017 Holiday catalog.  Watercolor wash background created with Fresh Fig ink and Aquapainter on watercolor paper.

 

 Thank you for reading my blog post today! I hope you are inspired by Cindee's lovely design and fall color combo!

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Coloring with Stampin' Blends: Doggie in Santa Hat

 

How cute is this Stampin' Up! Bella & Friends doggie with the Santa Hat!?

I absolutely could not wait to share this with you!

 

Stampin' Blends alcohol makers with Bella & Friends doggie stamp, and Santa's Suit santa hat!

 

This image is stamped using two stamp sets:  Bella & Friends, and Santa's Suit.  The hat is masked with a post it note after stamping, then the doggie is stamped on top.  (details in the video below).  Stamp using the Memento Black ink pad for best results when using Stampin' Blends markers!

I colored it with the new Stampin' Up! Stampin' Blends markers after watching a GREAT video tutorial by Stampin' Sacha!  It was so easy when I followed her instructions, so I thought you'd love to see it too!

The secret to creating this amazing shading, aside from using the new Stampin' Blends markers is to use the light Smoky Slate Stampin' Blend marker first... watch the video below and you'll see what I mean.

 

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Mini Pizza Box Christmas Gift Idea

 

If you joined me here yesterday you saw the results of our girls crafting day "Be Merry rosette ornaments" creations, and today I'm sharing a fun thing you might like to do with them.. put one on a Mini Pizza Box for a great little neighbor gift, teacher appreciation gift, co-worker gift, etc.!

 

Stampin' UP! mini pizza box gift idea with Be Merry rosette ornament on top. Perfect for gift giving: cookies, candy, gift cards, jewelry, notes, photos and more! by Patty Bennett

 

This is one of the 7 projects we created last month at our Luv 2 Stamp Group event.  We made the rosette ornaments from the Be Merry kit and hot glued them to a pizza box!  It's the perfect little container for some holiday candy, treats or gift card!

We found that a hot glue gun was a great help in securing all these layers together.

 

Stampin' UP! mini pizza box gift idea with Be Merry rosette ornament on top, featuring Quilted Christmas accessories. Perfect for gift giving: cookies, candy, gift cards, jewelry, notes, photos and more! by Patty Bennett

In addition to the contents of the Be Merry ornament kit, we added a Foil Snowflake, punched circle from the Quilted Christmas designer paper stack, a stamped greeting from the Christmas Happiness stamp set, tag border from the Labels to Love set, and the Everyday Label punch. We also added an adorable stitched felt red star from the Stitched Felt Embellishments package, topped off with the Quilted Christmas 1/4" ribbon bow.

Final touches of gold: Faceted Gold Gems and Gold Metallic enamel shaped stars.

All products listed below in the product photo section and on the free .pdf project tip sheet download.

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Stampin' UP! mini pizza box gift idea with Be Merry rosette ornament on top. Perfect for gift giving: cookies, candy, gift cards, jewelry, notes, photos and more! by Patty Bennett

 

It's no surprise that these Mini Pizza Boxes are the best selling Holiday catalog accessory in the 2017 Holiday catalog! They are so handy and value priced!!   10 in a pack for only $6.00!

 Ideas to put inside your Mini Pizza Box:

  • cookies
  • candy
  • gift cards
  • notes
  • photos
  • coupons
  • jewelry

Stampin' UP! mini pizza box gift idea with Be Merry rosette ornament on top. Perfect for gift giving: cookies, candy, gift cards, jewelry, notes, photos and more! by Patty Bennett

 

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Gather some friends for a Fun Crafting Day

 

Get ready to have a really fun crafting day with your friends!  Order a Be Merry Kit, a couple of extra embellishments if you like, and have your hot glue guns ready, and you are in for a treat!

 

Stampin' UP! Be Merry Kit - ornament making day with friends!

 

 7 of us gathered last week to create these beautiful Christmas tree ornaments and enjoy lunch and some "girl time" and we had a blast!

 

Stampin' UP! Be Merry kit - create Christmas Tree rosette ornaments with this fabulous kit!

 

While I did bring extra embellishments to add to our ornaments, it's not necessary.. you will find lots of fun supplies in the kit, found on page 32 of the 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.  I've listed all the "extras" I brought at the bottom of this blog post. 

 

Stampin' UP! Be Merry kit - create Christmas Tree rosette ornaments with this fabulous kit!

Ornament Kits Available HERE.

Stampin' UP! Be Merry kit - create Christmas Tree rosette ornaments with this fabulous kit!

Karen (left) is our only "non crafty" friend.. she loves and appreciates what we create, but she has never attended a class or event before.. she was SO THRILLED with the ornaments she made!  It made me happy!  And it had been awhile since we has seen our friend Saundra, so that was great to spend the day with her too.  Below, right: Joy showing us one of her ornaments.

Stampin' UP! Be Merry kit - create Christmas Tree rosette ornaments with this fabulous kit!

 

Aren't they all so pretty!?  We each made 3 or 4 ornaments and loved how they turned out!

Stampin' UP! Be Merry kit - create Christmas Tree rosette ornaments with this fabulous kit!

 

The super fabulous feature about this Be Merry kit is that all 12 rosettes are already precut, scored, etc., you just fan them out and stick the 2 ends together to make the rosettes!!!!

 

Stampin' UP! Be Merry kit - create Christmas Tree rosette ornaments with this fabulous kit!

 

We added some Foil Snowflakes, Foil Metallic Doilies, and stitched felt embellishments.  All links to the kit and extra products are at the bottom of this post.

 

Stampin' UP! Be Merry kit - create Christmas Tree rosette ornaments with this fabulous kit!

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Stampin' UP! Be Merry kit - create Christmas Tree rosette ornaments with this fabulous kit!

Thank you for joining me today!  Hope you enjoyed these ornament ideas!

 

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 You will definitely want a Hot Glue Gun in addition to the kit.  The other supplies are fun embellishments that we used but are not necessary to the completion of the kit.
 
 
 

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Perfect Thanksgiving Hostess Gift Idea

 

We're so excited because my sister-in-law invited us to her home for Thanksgiving again this year.. we love and appreciate her hospitality!  I think this will make a sweet hostess gift to take to her!!  I used the Stampin' UP! Painted Harvest stamp set to stamp the sunflower image, leaves and thankful greeting, and the Gourd Goodness stamp set to stamp the pumpkins.

 

Painted Harvest and Gourd Goodness sunflower and pumpkins Hostess gift idea for Thanksgiving. Stampin' Up! supplies available online: click shop online at www.PattyStamps.com

 

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This jar is actually a candle holder jar from Michaels (see THIS post), but I took the candle holder part out, and filled the jar with candy, and then covered the hole in the lid with the stamped sunflower on the punched out circle!

 

Painted Harvest and Gourd Goodness sunflower and pumpkins Hostess gift idea for Thanksgiving. Stampin' Up! supplies available online: click shop online at www.PattyStamps.com

 

To take out the candle holder portion, I just wiggled the piece back and forth and it eventually broke the weld.  Easy.

I tied it up with the 3/8" Crushed Curry Mini Chevron ribbon.

The pumpkins are stamped with Peekaboo peach and Pumpkin Pie ink. I love the photo-realistic images in this Gourd Goodness set.  I used Stampin' Dimensionals to add them to a die cut Stitched Shape Whisper White oval piece. I stamped the greeting from Painted Harvest in Cajun Craze ink.

 The leaves are stamped and punched using the stamps in the Painted Harvest bundle - SAVE 10% when you buy the bundle including the stamp set and leaf punch! See the bottom of this post for all shopping info!

 

Painted Harvest and Gourd Goodness sunflower and pumpkins Hostess gift idea for Thanksgiving. Stampin' Up! supplies available online: click shop online at www.PattyStamps.com

 Thank you for reading my blog post today! I hope this project inspired you!

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Decorated Candle Holder Holiday Gift Idea

 This adorable little candle holder was one of the 7 projects we created at our Luv 2 Stamp Group team event last weekend.  Everyone really seemed to enjoy creating them with Stampin' Up! supplies!!  I hope you enjoy the idea too - great for a neighbor gift, teacher gift, co-worker or for your own home!

 

Decorated DIY Candle Holder holiday project - perfect for a neighbor gift, teacher gift, or for your own home. Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog crafting supplies available at www.pattystamps.com

 

I found these cute jar / candle holders at Michael's (actually had to go to 2 stores to get 35 of them for our event), and we did a super simple decoration with the Jute Twine, a stamped/layered tag, the Holly/Berry felt embellishment and come colored White Perfect accents!

 

Decorated DIY Candle Holder holiday project - perfect for a neighbor gift, teacher gift, or for your own home. Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog crafting supplies available at www.pattystamps.com

As I mentioned above, I found these cute little candle holder jars at Michaels.  They have them in all different colors ... colored glass, colored lids... they are pretty cute!

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Decorated DIY Candle Holder holiday project - perfect for a neighbor gift, teacher gift, or for your own home. Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog crafting supplies available at www.pattystamps.com

 

 The stamped tag is from the Labels to Love stamp set, stamped in Real Red and Lemon Lime Twist.  It's punched out with the Everyday Label punch, and layered onto a Real Red Stitched Shape Oval, and onto a Lemon Lime Twist scalloped oval (from the Layering Ovals framelit set).  These supplies are found in the Annual 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! catalog, and in the 2017 Holiday catalog, and also linked in my online store at the bottom of this post for your shopping convenience.

 

Available November 1st!! Whohooo!!!  Stampin' Blends Markers!!  They are not just for blending when coloring.. look how pretty they are when you color on the White Perfect Accents!!! 

 

Use Stampin' Blends markers on the White Perfect accents to color them any color you'd like!!  Available Nov. 1, 2017 - click shop online at www.pattystamps.com

 Thank you for joining me today!!

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Painted Harvest Sunflower Eclipse Card

 

These "eclipse cards" are all the rage in the Stampin' Up! world right now.. you may have seen them online.  My upline, Sandy Hancock, made this eclipse card for me and sent it to me with a nice note inside! I love it!  She stamped it with the Painted Harvest Sunflower image and used the Large Letter Framelit dies to die cut PATTY.

 

Painted Harvest sunflower PATTY eclipse card featuring Stampin' UP! Large Letter Framelits

 

I'll be honest.. I would not call this an "eclipse card" like everyone is calling it.. I'd call it a shadow card.. but that's ok, and whatever you want to call it, it is beautiful!!

 

Painted Harvest sunflower PATTY eclipse card featuring Stampin' UP! Large Letter Framelits

 

These eclipse cards are not difficult to make, but the outcome is amazing!

1.  stamp the background of your card (Painted Harvest Sunflower used here)

2.  place your background in the Big Shot and position your Large Letter Framelit dies on the stamped background, die cut.

3.  adhere the stamped background to your card base

4.  put Stampin' Dimensionals on the back of each letter, and reposition each letter over the die cut opening.  (Mini Stampin' dimensionals come in VERY handy here!)

that's it!  easy-peasy and SOOOOOO stunning!

 

Although currently on "backorder" status, these Large Letter Framelit dies are expected in stock on Oct. 30th.

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Painted Harvest sunflower PATTY eclipse card featuring Stampin' UP! Large Letter Framelits

 

 

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Ghirardelli Chocolate Squares Holiday / Christmas Gift

 

Holiday Neighbor Gift Idea!

Cut a Stampin' UP! Acetate box in 1/2, then decorate it and fill with Ghirardelli candy or other favorite holiday treats!

 

Acetate box Christmas holiday or neighbor gift idea featuring Ghirardelli chocolate squares  and Stampin' UP! Year of Cheer paper, foil snowflakes and Snowflake Sentiment stamp set. Luv 2 Stamp group holiday catalog event project by Patty Bennett

 

Thanks to demonstrator Jill Olsen for this fun idea, you can get more for your money when cut the boxes in 1/2!!  Just think, 20 treat boxes for only $6.50!! whohooo!!  Click here to order your Acetate boxes!

You'll find these GREAT Acetate boxes on pg 13 in the 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.

See THIS POST for my other Ghirardelli Square candy idea using the whole Acetate Box and 6 Ghirardelli chocolate treats.

 

Acetate box Christmas holiday or neighbor gift idea featuring Ghirardelli chocolate squares  and Stampin' UP! Year of Cheer paper, foil snowflakes and Snowflake Sentiment stamp set. Luv 2 Stamp group holiday catalog event project by Patty Bennett

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Acetate box Christmas holiday or neighbor gift idea featuring Ghirardelli chocolate squares  and Stampin' UP! Year of Cheer paper, foil snowflakes and Snowflake Sentiment stamp set. Luv 2 Stamp group holiday catalog event project by Patty Bennett

 

This was one of the 7 Holiday catalog projects the Luv 2 Stamp Group created last Saturday at our stamping day event.  We used the Year of Cheer Holiday catalog paper to wrap around the Ghirardelli chocolate squares, and also to decorate the 1/2 boxes.  Each box is finished off with a gold or silver Foil Snowflake, and a stamped sentiment from the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set, stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink on Whisper White cardstock, and punched with the Starburst Punch. (all of these products are shown at the bottom of this blog post - just click any product photo to shop in my online Stampin' Up! store).

 

Acetate box Christmas holiday or neighbor gift idea featuring Ghirardelli chocolate squares  and Stampin' UP! Year of Cheer paper, foil snowflakes and Snowflake Sentiment stamp set. Luv 2 Stamp group holiday catalog event project by Patty Bennett

 

The finishing touch on each package is the lovely metallic enamel shapes!

 

Acetate box Christmas holiday or neighbor gift idea featuring Ghirardelli chocolate squares  and Stampin' UP! Year of Cheer paper, foil snowflakes and Snowflake Sentiment stamp set. Luv 2 Stamp group holiday catalog event project by Patty Bennett

 

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Starbucks Gift Card Holder idea for Christmas

 

Gift Cards... it seems we all give them either at the holidays or during the year for birthdays, anniversaries, graduation, Christmas, etc., but it's fun to make them a little more personal and fancy than just handing them to the recipient in an envelope. 

 

Year of Cheer / Coffee Cafe Starbucks gift card holder idea for Christmas gift, by Patty Bennett with the Luv 2 Stamp Group

 

Today I have a gift card holder idea for you that is basically a side fold card with a little pocket inside and since this one features the Stampin' Up! Coffee Cafe bundle, it's the perfect holder for a Starbucks gift card. 

Even though it's difficult to see in the photo, the lid is glossy white cardstock and it looks super cute in person!

 

Year of Cheer / Coffee Cafe Starbucks gift card holder idea for Christmas gift, by Patty Bennett with the Luv 2 Stamp Group

If you'd like to make this fun project, be sure to download your project tip sheet and supply list below!

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Die Cutting for the Year of Cheer / Coffee Cafe Starbucks gift card holder idea for Christmas gift, by Patty Bennett with the Luv 2 Stamp Group

 

Tip.. use Tear & Tape or strong adhesive at the bottom and 2 sides of the small piece of Year of Cheer paper inside the card for the gift card pocket to ensure that it holds.

Inside gift card pocket for the Year of Cheer / Coffee Cafe Starbucks gift card holder idea for Christmas gift, by Patty Bennett with the Luv 2 Stamp Group

 

The card base is Thick Whisper White cardstock and the front snowflake design is found in the Year of Cheer designer paper pack.  The coffee cup is die cut from the Quilted Christmas designer paper pack.  The small hearts are die cut from the Support Ribbon framelits - sorry I left those off the supply list below.

Happiness... is stamped in Emerald Envy ink (to match the Emerald Envy ribbon) and it's found in the Coffee Cafe stamp set.

 

Year of Cheer / Coffee Cafe Starbucks gift card holder idea for Christmas gift, by Patty Bennett with the Luv 2 Stamp Group

 

I loved the shimmery foil pattern in the Year of Cheer paper so I carried that through the theme of the card with the Champagne foil cup "wrapper" and the Foil snowflake!

 

Join my Team!  This was one of the 7 projects we created on Saturday at our Luv 2 Stamp Group meeting!  Here are 4 lovely ladies creating this gift card holder project.  If you'd like to join my team, READ MORE HERE and please email me with questions.

 

Luv 2 Stamp Group demonstrators creating Starbucks gift card holder project at our Holiday Catalog Stamp Day

If you don't need a holiday themed gift card holder idea, just substitute any paper or color combo and you can give this gift card holder any time of year!

Alternate "year round" design for the Year of Cheer / Coffee Cafe Starbucks gift card holder idea for Christmas gift, by Patty Bennett with the Luv 2 Stamp Group

 

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How to use Stampin' Blends markers - Snowman Shading

Stampin' Blends Markers, available November 1, 2017!!

Watch my video below for tips on how to color and shade this cute "Seasonal Chums" snowman!  I created this fun mini Pizza Box for a Luv 2 Stamp Group event and now I'm sharing with you!

 

Seasonal Chums snowman colored with Stampin' Up! Stampin' Blends markers on a darling Mini Pizza Box.  Christmas gift box idea by Patty Bennett

 

I hope you like this sweet little Mini Pizza Box!!  It is one of the 7 projects I prepared and brought for my Luv 2 Stamp group to create today at our Holiday Catalog stamping day!   I hope they enjoy it!  The snowman is stamped in Memento Black ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock and colored with the new Stampin' Blend markers!  Demonstrators were able to preorder these new markers Oct. 1 - 15, and GREAT NEWS! the markers be available to customers on Nov. 1st!!  Watch the video below for more info about using these great new alcohol markers to shade this cute snowman!

Please enjoy the tips in my VIDEO TUTORIAL BELOW for shading the snowman with the Stampin' Blends markers.

 


 

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Per my video above, you saw that I die cut the snowman with the matching Seasonal Tags framelit, but only used 1/2 of the stamp and framelit.  I just added the snowman "front" to my Mini Pizza box with Stampin' Dimensionals rather than die cutting the whole thing and making a folding tag.

 

Seasonal Chums snowman colored with Stampin' Up! Stampin' Blends markers on a darling Mini Pizza Box.  Christmas gift box idea by Patty Bennett

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Seasonal Chums snowman colored with Stampin' Up! Stampin' Blends markers on a darling Mini Pizza Box.  Christmas gift box idea by Patty Bennett

 

What would you put in this cute Mini Pizza Box this Christmas to give someone? 

Leave me a comment below.. I'm going to pick my favorite idea and send this box to the winner next week!!  :)

 

The top of the Mini Pizza Box is a 3-1/4" square of Pool Party cardstock, embossed with the Winter Wonder snowflake embossing folder, and then I added Wink of Stella to the snowflake. 

 

Seasonal Chums snowman colored with Stampin' Up! Stampin' Blends markers on a darling Mini Pizza Box.  Christmas gift box idea by Patty Bennett

 

As you can see above, I also colored a couple of the reindeer with the Stampin' Blends markers and then I made this cute Mini Pizza Box with both the snowman and reindeer! :)

 

  Seasonal Chums snowman colored with Stampin' Up! Stampin' Blends markers on a darling Mini Pizza Box.  Christmas gift box idea by Patty Bennett

 

You can Make This!  For your shopping convenience, you'll find all of these Stampin' Up! supplies in my online Stampin' Up! store by clicking any of the product photos below:

 

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 Reminder! The Stampin' Blends markers will be available on Nov. 1, 2017!

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Hearts Come Home Christmas Card

 The Stampin' UP! Holiday Catalog 2017 is simply amazing!  One of the amazing money-saving 10% off bundles in the catalog is on page 39, and it's called Hearts Come Home.  It features the stamp set of the same name and the framelits called Hometown Greetings.  Cindee and I created this clean and simple Christmas card together featuring this bundle and neutral colors! 

 

Hearts Come Home Christmas card featuring Whisper White die cut village houses and Santa and his reindeer in the sky with Silver Enamel Metallic stars.

 

After die cutting the houses in Whisper White cardstock on the Big Shot, we layered them onto a top fold Crumb Cake card.  Really simple!!  We did sponge just a touch of Crumb Cake ink on the white cardstock for just a little contrast.

 

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Maybe you'd like to see a "stepped up" card featuring the same bundle and framelits, CLICK HERE.

 

 

  

Metallic Enamel Shape Silver Stars are the perfect touch for the sky!

Crafting Tip: use the tip of your paper piercer to pick up and place small embellishments onto your crafting project.

We added Stampin' Dimensionals and Mini Stampin' Dimensionals under the 2 layers of the White die cut houses to give this card a little added dimension.  We stamped Santa in the sky with Soft Suede ink.

 

Hearts Come Home Christmas card featuring Whisper White die cut village houses and Santa and his reindeer in the sky with Silver Enamel Metallic stars.

 

 

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Halloween Treat Ideas

 

Last Minute Halloween Inspiration!!

And I just have to say... I wonder how many years it would take to eat this whole barrel of candy corn spotted at our local Sprouts Market!! LOL :)

Candy Corn Halloween Treats at Sprouts Market, Pinole, CA

I'm reposting these Halloween Treat ideas in case you missed them in September. 

Enjoy!

YouTube-1 I am excited to share all of these fun Halloween Treat ideas with you ... you can WATCH THE VIDEO here for more info, and click the links below to see each project on my blog:

 

Halloween trick or treat ideas featuring Stampin' UP! Spooky Night paper, Spooky cat stamp set and punch, mini pizza boxes and treat bags by Patty Bennett

More Halloween Treat Project Posts:

click to view Halloween Cello Bag Treats

click to view Halloween Spooky Night Mini Treat Bags

click to view Trick or Treat Window Box

click to view Happy Halloween owl mini pizza box treat

click to view Happy Halloween Test Tube Treat

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