Saturday, September 13, 2014

Week 2 Tiny Treat Boxes Blog Hop!

Welcome to the BLOG HOP for Week 2 of the Holiday Card "Create"tions Collection!  This week we are featuring the all too cute Tiny Treat Boxes from page 10 of the Holiday Catalog.

Be sure to hop around to all the blogs for lots of amazing ideas!  You should be coming from Melissa's blog, if not, be sure to hop all the way around to visit!

My card set for Week 2 was Get Your Santa On, so my treat box coordinates with the set.

Isn't this just too cute!!  The box is very small and I didn't want to overwhelm it with the larger stamps from the set.  So I went with Santa's hat and lots of embellishments. 

I wanted a window to show the treats inside, but that was easier said than done!  The box is too small for the larger punches to fit in and die cutting wasn't possible either.  So, I used the smaller size punch and it fit just right!  The window was made with the Petite Curly Label Punch.  All I had to do after that was cut a small square of window sheet and adhere it to the inside of the box.

Next step was the ribbon.  I tied a bow using the new Cherry Cobbler Sheer Linen Ribbon.  I must say that I really like this ribbon!  It holds a bow really well and was very easy to work with.  Once the bow was in place, I added embellishments.  The first thing was the sentiment.  I stamped it on the snowflake pattern from Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack using Mossy Meadow ink.  I used the banner die cut from the Snowflake Flip Card Thinlet, it was the perfect size for this greeting.  I gave the paper a little curve with my bone folder then used glue dots and dimensionals to add it to the top of the box.

Last came all the little details.  I added Santa's hat to the top of the Petite Curly Label window along with Silver Glimmer stars and rhinestones.  I love all the sparkle, what a fun treat to give!

I hope you enjoyed my treat box!  Now on to the next stop, Debbie Henderson's blog.  Have fun working your way through the blogs, there are lots of wonderful ideas to be had!

For even more great ideas, why not subscribe to the Holiday Card "Create"tions Collection and have tons of card ideas at your finger tips!  For all the details, visit Create with Connie and Mary.

Thanks for visiting!  Happy Stamping!

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Get Your Santa On!

We are coming to the end of Week 2 for the Holiday Card "Create"tions Collection and today my card set featuring Get Your Santa On went live! 

The set is exclusive to subscribers, but I do have another card I made to share with you today.  To find out more about the collection, go to Create with Connie and Mary, it's not to late to subscribe and have access to all the amazing card sets!

Now, for my card featuring Santa from Get Your Santa On.

Isn't this too fun!  As you all know, I am all about shaker cards right now.  So of course I had to make one for Santa!  The set is so fun and easy to use since it's photopolymer and you can see exactly where you are stamping!

The shaker has the new Frosted Sequins and the small stars from the Confetti Star Punch.  For extra sparkle, I added Silver Glimmer stars around the outside of the shaker.  I love the star theme and Stampin' Up! has given us so many ways to use's so easy to coordinate!

I hope you enjoyed today's card!  I really enjoyed putting a card set together, this is such a versatile stamp set!  For more, you can subscribe to the Holiday Card "Create"tions Collection. All the details are at Create with Connie and Mary.

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy stamping!

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Santa Stache for CCMC320

It's Thursday and time for a new challenge from Create with Connie and Mary.  This week we have a fun color challenge with Lost Lagoon, Pear Pizzaz and Smokey Slate.

I made a simple card using Santa Stache and Endless Wishes.  I know these colors are not typical for Christmas, but I think made it work....what do you think?

I think Santa looks good in Smokey Slate!  I kept him clean and simple, no coloring this time.  The card began with a Lost Lagoon ready cut card base and a layer of Pear Pizzaz.  Next was Whisper White with all the stamping.

I first stamped Santa then added in snowflakes from Endless Wishes.  I stamped off once with Pear Pizzaz so the snowflakes wouldn't be too dark.  The super cute sentiment was added to the bottom in Lost Lagoon.  To add a little sparkle, I placed a small rhinestone in the center of each snowflake.

This was super easy to do, I love the simplicity of design.  I almost made the mustache 3D, but it just didn't look right.  So what do you think?  Does Santa look good in Smokey Slate??

What would you make with these colors?  Head on over to Create with Connie and Mary for all the details about the challenge plus more amazing samples from the Design Team. 

And don't forget about the Holiday Card "Create"tions Collection!  If you haven't become a subscriber yet, it's not too late!  We have AWESOME card tutorials for you to make your holidays run smooth!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Happy stamping!!

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