Aloha from Santa – notecard ideas

For my friends in the snow or cold weather.. these fun tropical “So Santa” Stampin’ UP! Christmas cards are for you today!

Tropical Christmas Card Idea featuring Stampin ' Up! So Santa set and Tropical Chic set. Note card with Holiday catalog sets by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

Although we live a mile from the San Francisco Bay, it’s not exactly “tropical” here at Christmas.. but I have been known to be out gardening on Christmas!  🙂  While I’d rather be at the beach, I do enjoy our mild climate!! 

I created some cute tropical surfboard Santa cards with the Stampin’ Up! note cards and some tropical stamp sets, like the Tropical Chic set used above, and the Waterfront set used below.

 

Tropical Christmas Card Idea featuring Stampin ' Up! So Santa set. Note card with Holiday catalog sets by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

Supplies & Sets used:

The cute stitched edge at the bottom of both cards above was done with the Sweetly Stitched framelit set. Cute!!

Each Santa image was stamped with the Memento Black ink pad on Whisper White Stampin’ Up! cardstock (die cut with the Stitched Shape Framelits), then colored with my Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers.

As I was making these fun tropical Christmas cards, I was also thinking about the Hung with Care Hostess set and the cute stocking with the hibiscus flowers.. so I made a 3rd card in my tropical Christmas series 🙂

Tropical Christmas Card Idea featuring Stampin ' Up! So Santa set and Hung with Care hostess set. Note card with Holiday catalog sets by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

Can you think of anyone who might need a little tropical cheer this month?  Send them over here to my blog today for a little smile 🙂

 

Tropical Christmas Card Idea featuring Stampin ' Up! So Santa set, Waterfront set and Tropical Chic set. Note card with Holiday catalog sets by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

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Spirited Snowmen Christmas Card ideas

On my recent plane flight to Orlando, I spent about 4 hours coloring lots of stamped Christmas images with my Stampin’ Blends markers! I stamped images from the Spirited Snowmen stamp set and the So Santa stamp set and brought along my Stampin’ Blends markers and it helped to pass the time on a long flight!  I am sharing 2 Christmas cards today using 2 of the snowman images from the Spirited Snowmen set. You’ll find this cute set on page 38 of your 2018 Holiday Catalog!

Handmade Christmas Card idea featuring Stampin' UP! Spirited Snowman stamp set, and Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

I added a 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ piece of printed designer paper from the Festive Farmhouse package (#147820) to my note card, then added the snowman oval die cut and the snowflakes and greeting.  All of these supplies are available in my online Stampin’ UP! store.  You can also click on any product image at the bottom of this blog post to go right to that item to learn more or purchase.

 

Handmade Christmas Card idea featuring Stampin' UP! Spirited Snowman stamp set, and Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

Design Notes:

  • I combined the Spirited Snowman stamp set with the Nothing Sweeter bundle so I could add the die cut snowflakes, greetings, and the cute stitched die cut trees to my cards
  • I used the Stitched Shape framelits for the focal images. They are stamped in Memento Black ink on Whisper White cardstock.
  • All coloring is done with the Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers.  If you need coloring tips, I have 6 training videos HERE on my YouTube playlist.
  • Both card bases are the thick Whisper White Note cards, measuring 3-1/2″ x 5″.  They come 20 to a pack, already cut, scored and with envelopes!
  • The pretty label with the stamped greeting above is from the Stitched Label framelits and is stamped in Pool Party ink.
  • The snowflakes are stamped in Pool Party ink and die cut with the Nothing Sweeter bundle.

 

Handmade Christmas Card idea featuring Stampin' UP! Spirited Snowman stamp set, and Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. Sweetly Stitched tree die cut border on a thick Whisper White notecard. by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

Above:  the Stitched Shape square is layered onto a slightly larger piece of Real Red cardstock then onto a Scalloped Square (from the Layering Squares framelits) die cut in Call me Clover cardstock.  The Sweetly Stitched trees are also die cut with Call me Clover cardstock.  I added the little 1″ punched greeting with a Stampin’ Dimensional and then added a little bow with a Glue Dot, created with the Garden Green Baker’s Twine (#147814, pg 19 Holiday catalog).

Handmade Christmas Card idea featuring Stampin' UP! Spirited Snowman stamp set, and Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. Sweetly Stitched tree die cut border on a thick Whisper White notecard. by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

Do you like to color? This would be a fun stamp set to try out if you do! 

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Handmade Christmas Card Ideas

3 Handmade Christmas Cards – today I’m sharing more ideas from the September Craft Your Christmas Retreat I attended!

Candy Cane Builder Punch Christmas Card idea featuring Gold Faceted Gems colored with Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends markers. www.PattyStamps.com

I love the Candy Cane Builder Punch!  I especially love the bow because I can use that year round! 

Candy Cane Card Design Details:

  • Gold Faceted Gems are colored with the Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends Marker… how cute!
  • Background is embossed with the Swirls & Curls embossing folder
  • Candy cane and bow are stamped then punched with the Candy Cane Builder Punch

 

Candy Cane Builder Punch Christmas Card idea featuring Gold Faceted Gems colored with Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends markers. www.PattyStamps.com

 

Below: gorgeous card featuring the Stampin’ Up! Wishing You Well stamp set turned in to a gorgeous Christmas card, by Leticia Hernandez. The color combo of Tranquil Tide, Merry Merlot and Sahara Sand is just stunning!!

Wishing You Well dried flower arrangement Christmas card idea featuring Stampin' Up! card making supplies. Card by Leticia Hernandez

 

Below:  This was one of my very favorite swap cards from the Craft Your Christmas retreat weekend.  It is created by Sharlie Gros.  I love the layered die cut Christmas Tree from the In the Woods framelits combined with the Hometown Greetings “village” die cut.  The color combo of Real Red,  Garden Green, Whisper White and Smoky Slate are stunning!

All Stampin’ Up! Supplies for these Christmas cards are available in my online store at the bottom of this post. Just click any product photo to go right to that item in my online store.

In the Woods Christmas Tree card idea featuring Stampin' Up! Hometown Greetings thinlit dies. www.PattyStamps.com

 

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JOY Banner Christmas Home Decor!

Create a JOY banner for your Christmas home decor this year!  I used Stampin’ UP! Christmas paper crafting products and the Large Letters Alphabet framelit dies to create this at a recent Craft Your Christmas Retreat by Ruth Bingle! It was designed by Amy Combs!

JOY Christmas banner or framed home decor piece! DIY papercrafting project features Stampin' UP! Under the Mistletoe designer paper, In the Woods bundle, Hometown Greetings thinlits and Gingerbread man stamp/punch. www.PattyStamps.com

 

I couldn’t decide if I wanted to create a hanging banner or framed piece with the 3 pieces side by side.   Below, you can see it as a hanging banner.  Which one would you do?

 

JOY Christmas banner or framed home decor piece! DIY papercrafting project features Stampin' UP! Under the Mistletoe designer paper, In the Woods bundle, Hometown Greetings thinlits and Gingerbread man stamp/punch. www.PattyStamps.com

Dimensions / Supplies:

  • cardstock base: 3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″
  • designer paper layer: 3″ x 5″ – Under the Mistletoe designer paper (#146921)
  • oval: largest Stitched Shape Oval (#145372)
  • scalloped oval: from Layering Ovals framelits (#141706)
  • letters: Large Letter Framelits (#141712)

All Stampin’ UP! supplies available in my online store, click the links at the bottom of this post.

Below please find close up views of each of the letter panels so that you can recreate them. 

 

JOY Christmas banner or framed home decor piece! DIY papercrafting project features Stampin' UP! Under the Mistletoe designer paper, In the Woods bundle, Hometown Greetings thinlits and Gingerbread man stamp/punch. www.PattyStamps.com

Additional Supplies for “J”:  tree is from Winter Woods set & Framelits (bundle #149992)

 

JOY Christmas banner or framed home decor piece! DIY papercrafting project features Stampin' UP! Under the Mistletoe designer paper, In the Woods bundle, Hometown Greetings thinlits and Gingerbread man stamp/punch. www.PattyStamps.com

Additional Supplies for “O”: Hometown Greetings Framelits with Real Red cardstock (#144671)

JOY Christmas banner or framed home decor piece! DIY papercrafting project features Stampin' UP! Under the Mistletoe designer paper, In the Woods bundle, Hometown Greetings thinlits and Gingerbread man stamp/punch. www.PattyStamps.com

Additional Supplies for “Y”: Cookie Cutter Builder punch #140396, Cookie Cutter Christmas set #142043, Blizzard thinlits #147902

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Starbucks Peppermint Mocha Latte Coffee Cup Gifts

After I tried this amazing Starbucks K-Cup Peppermint Mocha Latte, I knew this would make a perfect neighbor gift this Christmas! Perfect for a coworker or teacher, too!  Just  check out your local store for inexpensive mugs and fill with shreddie, candy, and the pouch and K-cup!

 

Starbucks Peppermint Mocha Latte coffee cup gift idea. Perfect neighbor gift, coworker gift or teacher gift. Stampin' UP! gift tag featuring Detailed Baubles Framelits, coffee cups framelits, Candy Cane punch bow, and wire snowflake element. by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

Of course, being a Stampin’ UP! demonstrator, I see this as the perfect opportunity to make a cute stamped tag to hang on the mug handle 🙂

I used the beautiful Detailed Bauble framelit die that looks like a doily for this tag.  I stamped Merry Christmas from the Warm Hearted hostess set, and added one of the cute die cut coffee cups (from THIS project).

Starbucks Peppermint Mocha Latte coffee cup gift idea. Perfect neighbor gift, coworker gift or teacher gift. Stampin' UP! gift tag featuring Detailed Baubles Framelits, coffee cups framelits, Candy Cane punch bow, and wire snowflake element. by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

Starbucks Peppermint Mocha Latte coffee cup gift idea. Perfect neighbor gift, coworker gift or teacher gift. Stampin' UP! gift tag featuring Detailed Baubles Framelits, coffee cups framelits, Candy Cane punch bow, and wire snowflake element. by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

Shopping Resources:

  • Starbucks Peppermint Latte packs found at Target
  • Mugs found at Big Lots
  • Stampin’ Up! ribbon and tag supplies from my online store here

 

 

Starbucks Peppermint Mocha Latte coffee cup gift idea. Perfect neighbor gift, coworker gift or teacher gift. Stampin' UP! gift tag featuring Detailed Baubles Framelits, coffee cups framelits, Candy Cane punch bow, and wire snowflake element. by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

Starbucks Peppermint Mocha Latte coffee cup gift idea. Perfect neighbor gift, coworker gift or teacher gift. Stampin' UP! gift tag featuring Stitched Label Framelits, coffee cups framelits, Candy Cane punch bow, and wire snowflake element. by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

How cute is this Merry & Bright coffee mug? I found it at Big Lots and made the coordinating tag for it with my Stitched Label framelits and a die cut coffee cup. The “Just for You” sentiment and hearts are actually from an up coming stamp set in the 2019 Occasions catalog. I couldn’t resist using it!

 

Starbucks Peppermint Mocha Latte coffee cup gift idea. Perfect neighbor gift, coworker gift or teacher gift. Stampin' UP! gift tag featuring Stitched Label Framelits, coffee cups framelits, Candy Cane punch bow, and wire snowflake element. by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

Starbucks Peppermint Mocha Latte coffee cup gift idea. Perfect neighbor gift, coworker gift or teacher gift. Stampin' UP! gift tag featuring Alpine stamp set, coffee cups framelits, Candy Cane punch bow, and wire snowflake element. by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

For my 3rd mug, I found this cute plaid mug also at Big Lots and decided to add a cute copper wire Snowflake embellishment to the tag (sorry, sold out!) and tie it with the Cherry Cobbler/Copper ribbon (sorry, also sold out)!

What other fun ideas do you have for neighbor gifts?

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DIY Christmas Gift Giving Ideas

Exciting News! These popular Pillow Boxes from Stampin’ Up! are now back in stock!! yay! They are perfect for small Christmas Gift Giving or for a special way to wrap up a Gift Card this holiday season!

Christmas Pillow Box Gift Wrap idea perfect for Gift Cards. Stampin' UP! So Santa stamp set colored with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. DIY project by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

I wanted to create a couple of really cute containers to fill with goodies for special people this Christmas, so I used some of the cute “So Santa” images that I stamped and colored on the plane last month on my way to Orlando!  Each image is stamped with Memento Black ink on a Stitched Shape Whisper White die cut and colored with Stampin’ Blends markers.

Christmas Pillow Box Gift Wrap idea perfect for Gift Cards. Stampin' UP! So Santa stamp set colored with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. DIY project by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

My fun beach Santa image was embellished with a die cut Christmas tree from the Sweetly Stitched framelits, then I added lots of cute Red Rhinestones to the tree.  I matted the colored Santa image on a scalloped square in Lemon Lime Twist and added Ruffled Lemon Lime Twist ribbon. Too fun!

If you would like to create some of your own fun packaging this holiday season, you can purchase any of these supplies in my online Stampin’ UP! store here, or click any of the product photos at the bottom of this blog post.

Christmas Pillow Box Gift Wrap idea perfect for Gift Cards. Stampin' UP! So Santa stamp set colored with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. DIY project by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

What do you think of Santa on the cute scooter!? Too fun!!  A little bit of real red ribbon and an oval scalloped mat are perfect to compliment Santa’s red suit!

Christmas Gift Tin idea perfect for candy treats. Stampin' UP! So Santa stamp set colored with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. DIY project by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

I found this cute tin at the big box craft store and thought it would be adorable with a handstamped tag, so I added some Real Red ribbon and a festive So Santa tag.  It’s filled with Christmas candies!

Christmas Gift Tin idea perfect for candy treats. Stampin' UP! So Santa stamp set colored with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. DIY project by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

Well, December is here.. hard to believe.. have fun creating special gift packaging for your family and friends!!

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