My girls made a fun 9″ x 9″ framed home decor gift last week at our Product Class. Here is the piece that fits inside the 9″ x 9″ shadow box frame. We put it in a white frame but I think any color would go well with the colors in the project. We used the Stampin’ UP! Leaves of Holly Bundle and the Decorated Pines Dies that are 50% off now on the Last Chance Products List!!
I cut a large circle about 5 inches wide with a smaller circle inside it out of Evening Evergreen card stock to build my wreath on. I had some off brand dies that were larger than my Stampin’ UP! ones. My suggestion is to find two objects in your home that fit inside each other and trace them on the cardstock- maybe a saucer, large can, oatmeal container….you will find something. You can then cut around the larger circle and then snip through the larger one to get to the smaller one and cut around it. You will be layering the pine boughs from the Decorated Pines Dies over the circle so it essentially is covered up allowing the circle to be a background. I used the Heart and Home Designer Series Paper as the backdrop- it’s on the Clearance Rack now!
I put the holly leaves in each corner with some bling of gold on the berries. I pulled the gold into the middle as well. The ribbon is a retired Cherry Cobbler Shimmer. I put two layers of dimensionals under the wreath and pushed the ribbon up and put a dimensional under it to make it kinda 3D.
Here is a quick little gift you can hand out to some of the people you want to treat over the Christmas holiday. I used the Stampin’ UP! Sweet Candy Cane Bundle to decorate this simple pocket fold. I also suggest sliding in a real candy cane to stir the hot cocoa, too!
You can watch a video that I made a while back to see how to make one!
Here is a pretty card using the luxurious Stampin’ UP! Snowflake Vellum and the Stampin’ UP! Twinkling Lights Dies.
I took a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic White cardstock and cut it into two pieces with one of the Stampin’ UP! Basic Borders Dies so I could use one on the outside and the inside. I put the Snowflake Vellum on the other part of the outside and the inside.
Now, one might say, “why would Cindy put pearls on the inside of the card?” Well, the answer is…Cindy had a stray ink spot under the blessings that needed covered up…and there had to be three, you know!
It is hard to see in the photo but the silver Metallic Pearls (on Clearance Rack) look so, so pretty!!! Looking at the photo now, I think I could have threaded some silver thread or cording through the circles of garland on the tree! That would have been sweet:)
I love a Christmas Bundle with Jesus as the main character, can I hear an Amen?
So, the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Nativity was a must get for me:)
I added some texture by embossing the sky and sand with my Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine. The sky is embossed with the Tasteful Textiles EF and the sand is embossed with the Subtle EF. That gave me a great canvas to place my nativity scene on. Just so things stood out, I picked colors that stood out against each other. The stable is Early Espresso, the sand is Crumb Cake, the sky is Seaside Spray, and the palm trees are Old Olive- I just colored the trunks with my Dark Soft Suede Blend. I used Very Vanilla to stamp Mary, Joseph, Jesus, and the donkey.
I used my trusty Stamp-a-ma-jig to place the two sentiments together on the Stitched Oval Die. Did you notice how the hooves on this donkey are lighter? I darkened the ones in the first pic- is there any big difference to you?
The sentiment on the inside is a simple reminder to keep His light in our hearts all year long:)
I knew when I got the NEW 3D Evergreen Forest Embossing Folder, I wanted to emboss foil!
I used a lovely sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Cherish the Season with the NEW Snowflake Splendor Ribbon and the Adhesive Backed Snowflakes.
I was inspired by a card l received last year from my friend, Emily Turner. I was so taken with it as were so many of my stamping girls!
Emily used Seaside Spray Cardstock, Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper, Silver Foil, and Silver Metallic Edged Ribbon with Seaside Spray Ribbon layered on top of it. She scattered silver Metallic Pearls on it, too! Everything is still current since SU brought back the DSP and ribbon. But, she did heat emboss the sentiment from Toile Christmas with Iridescent Ice but you could CASE it with White Embossing Powder:)