You probably know, I love penguins! Our Christmas tree has close to 100 penguin ornaments, we have dozens of stuffed animal penguins that we put out at Christmas, and we wrap lots of our Christmas presents in penguin paper! :) So I'm sure you can imagine that when I saw Brian King share the idea of penguins created from the Smitten Mitten bundle / Many Mittens framelits dies, I knew I had to create my own!! This idea was shared at World Card Making day in Oct., and it's been on my to-do list ever since then!
The background paper of this card is found in the Christmas Around the World paper pack, and the die cut trees are from the Santa's Sleigh framelits and the Naturally Eclectic paper pack. I mounted them onto an Island Indigo side fold card.
The Mittens are RETIRING!!!
I am so sad that this adorable bundle (Smitten Mittens stamp set and Many Mittens framelits) are on the retiring list this year! If you don't have them yet, you need them NOW!
Draw eyes with a Sharpie or use small round stamps
I had fun embellishing the caps with the Cable Knit embossing folder, and ribbon and tinsel trim! I also used one of the holly/berry stitched felt embellishments, and cut off the leaves to use the 3 berries as a hat topper 🙂
I also made one penguin into a Christmas Tree ornament, or you could use it as a "to from" tag.
The penguin is mounted on a Whisper White stitched shape oval and then onto a Lots of Label die cut in Old Olive cardstock, with some patterned paper from the Christmas Around the World designer paper pack.
For the 2 bows (green and red) I die cut them from the Christmas Around the World designer paper and the matching Christmas Lamppost thinlits.
The Merry Christmas banner is stamped using the images in the Merry Cafe stamp set, Real Red ink, and a new die coming up in the 2018 Occasions catalog.
See.. I wasn't kidding.. we definitely celebrate a penguin Christmas with our tree and gifts 🙂
Thank you for joining me today! I hope you enjoyed a little Penguin Christmas treat!
It's been busy around here.. over the past few weeks, I decorated, stuffed and mailed 300+ gold striped bags with 600 die cut Christmas trees, 300 metallic doilies and 300 foil snowflakes for my Luv 2 Stamp Group, and filled them with a personalized bone folders as my Christmas gift to each of them!
I decided to work on the coffee table in the living room so I could enjoy the Christmas tree and all the trimmings while I worked.
I thought I had die cut enough trees, but ended up going back to the Big Shot many times to cut more trees! 600+ trees is a LOT!! I used the tree in the Stampin' Up! Santa's Sleigh thinlit set and the Naturally Eclectic and Coffee Break packs of designer paper, mixing and matching the trees on each package.
Debbie Adams of Advanced Custom Embroidery & Graphics in NY engraved the Stampin' Up! bone folders for me. She was terrific to work with and if you need any personalized gifts, I'd highly recommend her!
I layered a metallic doily and a foil snowflake, gold on silver, or silver on gold, for a little extra bling behind the stamped die cut circle.
The gold striped bags are so pretty and especially festive for the holidays! Find them on page 195 in the annual catalog or here online.
I was celebrating each little step along the way.. like 300+ stamped, die cut circles… 🙂
I printed a greeting through Vista Print for each bag, wishing each member of my amazing team a happy holiday and Merry Christmas!
If you are interested in being a part of our fantastic nation-wide Luv 2 Stamp Group team of demonstrators, please click here to read more and consider joining us, just in time to enjoy your discount shopping in the new Occasions catalog!
You are going to love how quick and easy these self closing treat holders are to make, and how cute they are when you use Stampin’ Up! Quilted Christmas paper!! These make the perfect neighbor gift, teacher treat, co-worker surprise or stocking stuffer for the holidays! Just fill with your favorite candies!
These treats are self-closing and all you do is pinch the top to open!!
I loved the extra added design element of punching the top with the Scalloped Tag Topper punch, or you can also round the top with a circle punch, circle framelit or paper snips.
I created all of these candy treat holders with the Quilted Christmas 6×6 paper stack designs and decorated them with the Stitched Felt embellishments and Quilted Christmas ribbon, all found on page 5 in the 2017 Stampin’ UP! Holiday catalog.
The tags are created with the Everyday Label punch (pg 12) and stamps from the Christmas Happiness set (pg 27) and the Labels to Love set (pg 45).
You can create cute colored stars for accents like I used on the tags by coloring the Metallic Enamel Shapes with Stampin’ Blends markers or sharpie markers!
You only need a 4″x6″ piece of paper, so they work perfectly with the 6×6 Quilted Christmas paper stack! Grab your Simply Scored board and follow the video instructions linked below!
I found the directions for these adorable scalloped top self-closing treat holders on PootlesPapercraft YouTube channel HERE! Enjoy the video, and enjoy making them for your family and friends this Christmas!
Thank you for joining me today! I hope you will create some of these adorable treats this Holiday Season!
Please enjoy my VIDEO TUTORIAL today with lots of fun Christmas candy treat ideas for your neighbors, friends, co-workers, teachers, UPS driver, or also great for stocking stuffers! I've used the Merry Little Christmas suite of Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog products today.
ABove: Mini Pizza Boxes with small Snickers candy, wrapped in 1" wide strips of Merry Little Christmas paper.
Watch the VIDEO BELOW for lots of fun ideas featuring the Merry Little Christmas and Merry Music paper, as well as Mini Pizza Boxes, Treat Tubes, and cello bags.
If you are reading this in an email, click HERE to watch the video.
Above: 3 Treat Tubes filled with mini M&M's and wrapped in Merry Little Christmas paper, Red Tinsel ribbon and completed with a stamped tag.
Above: Slip a 2" wide piece of cardstock into the 2"x8" cello bag before filling with candy treats! So much easier to fill it with the cardstock already inside!
Above: NOEL banner made with notecard size envelopes and covered with Merry Music designer paper. Large Oval Scallop framelits, Stitched Whisper White ovals, and Large Letter alphabet dies spell out NOEL or any word you would like to substituted. Embellished with Stitched Felt embellishments and a die cut Christmas tree from the Ready For Christmas bundle. For instructions on assembling this type of "banner", see this video.
Thank you for joining me today! I hope you are inspired to create some cute Christmas Holiday treats for your family and friends!
I was thrilled to see how nicely the Stampin’ Blends markers color on Stampin’ Up! Whisper White cardstock, so I decided to just color an entire village for this Christmas card using the Hometown Greetings Stampin’ UP! edgelit dies!
I die cut houses from the Hometown Greetings edgelit dies / Hearts Come Home bundle, and colored them with my Stampin’ Blends markers. I layered them onto a folded Thick Whisper White card base, measuring 8-1/2″ x 4″ (when folded). The key to layering the strips of houses is to use LOTS of Stampin’ Dimensionals and Mini Dimensionals to give it a really dimensional look!
Stampin’ Blends marker holder from Stamp-n-Storage available here.
On the right side of the card I also added a couple of die cut trees from the Card Front Builder thinlit die set.
All supplies to create this card are available in my online Stampin’ UP! store. Scroll to the bottom of this blog post to see all of the products and click any product to see it in my online store.
Thank you for joining me! I hope you like this simple Christmas Card idea!
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