Cup of Christmas Swirls

Cup of Christmas Swirls

Used this at a previous class and one of the ladies was really excited by all the different dies in the pack. I have paired it with the swirls and curls embossing folder, because it is such a lovely background.

Base Card – Cherry Cobbler 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ scored and folded @ 4 1/8″
Layer 1 – Whisper White Cardstock 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
Inside Layer – Whisper White Cardstock 5 3/8″ x 3 5/8″
Scraps of Cherry Cobbler, Poppy Parade, Mossy Meadow and Whisper White.

Run the Front layer of your card through the big shot in the Swirls and Curls embossing folder.
Stamp two Poinsettias on Whisper White cards stock and colour them in with your Stampin’ blends.

Cut out your mug in Mossy Meadow, the poinsettia decoration that goes on the front of your mug in Cherry Cobbler, two Poppy Parade candy canes, two Whisper White candy canes with holes in, two Poppy Parade bows and your coloured poinsettias using the dies.

Cup of Christmas Swirls env

Make up your candy canes by layering the white one with holes over the top of the Poppy Parade one.
Affix one to the bottom left-hand side of the front of your envelope, top with a bow.
Cup of Christmas Swirls back
Add one of your coloured poinsettias to the back flap of your envelope.
Cup of Christmas Swirls inside
Glue in the inside layer of your card and add the other coloured poinsettia.
Cup of Christmas Swirls
Attach the Cherry Cobbler Poinsettia to the front of your mug and add the other candy cane to the back with liquid glue.
Stamp your sentiment on a piece of Whisper White Cardstock and layer it onto a piece of Cherry Cobbler Cardstock.
Now we can assemble the front of our card.
Attach the swirls layer to the front of your card with liquid glue.
Add the mug to the centre of your card at a slight angle using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The sentiment is placed at the bottom centre of your card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Finally, finish off by gluing the second bow to the top right-hand corner.
Until next time, happy crafting
Cas xx

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Brightly Gleaming Bauble

brightly gleaming bauble

I found this project on Pinterest by The Paper Pixie (she had cased it from Samantha Clayton of Mixed Up Craft) and then watched her YouTube video. It was nowhere near as complicated as I though it would be, so I decided to give it a go 🙂

Everything you need to make this project, can be found in the links below.

Pretty Peacock Cardstock 10 1/2″ x 6 1/4″
17 1″ squares of Designer Series Paper (DSP)
10″ ribbon

brightly gleaming bauble template

Put your cardstock on your scoreboard
Score the long side at 1 1/4″, 2 1/2″, 3 3/4″, 5″, 6 1/4″, 7 1/2″, 8 3/4″ and 10″
Score the short side at 1 1/4″, 2 1/2″, 3 3/4″ and 5″

On each of the squares containing a triangle, measure along to 5/8 inches and make a mark.
Using a ruler and your scoring tool, join the mark to the scorelines at the corners making sure the bottom ones are the opposite way round as shown in the diagram.

brightly gleaming bauble template cut


Fold and burnish all your straight scorelines.
Now cut off the squares, shown on the diagram by X.


brightly gleaming bauble template dsp

Now attach your DSP to the squares shown on the diagram.
brightly gleaming bauble bottom
Put glue along the narrow tab and fold it to seal.
We are now going to shut the bottom of our bauble up leaving the square with the DSP until last.
Start by gluing opposite sides, so they cover each other exactly.
You will need to pinch the diagonal scorelines to do this.
brightly gleaming bauble open
Punch a hole in each of the top flaps using an 1/8″ punch.
You can fill your bauble with treats if you are going to use it as a gift.
brightly gleaming bauble
Fold your ribbon in half and tie a knot .
Now thread the ribbon through the holes, making sure you leave the front panel until last.
If you are not filling it, you could glue the panels shut as you go.
I hope you like this project as much as I do. Think my neighbours may be receiving these filled with sweets this Christmas 🙂
Until next time, happy crafting
Cas xx

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Brightly Gleaming Card

brightly gleaming card

So many lovely sets in the new catalogue. I love Christmas and am loving the chance to do so many Christmassy projects. I already have an order for a set of these cards 🙂

Card Base – Mossy Meadow Cardstock 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ scored and folded @ 4 1/8″
Layer 1 – Very Vanilla Cardstock 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
Inside Layer – Very Vanilla Cardstock 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
Scraps of Mossy Meadow and Very Vanilla Cardstock

Stamp a selection of baubles (at least 2 large ones and 3 small ones) In Versamark ink on scraps of Mossy Meadow and Very Vanilla cardstock. Cover with Gold Stampin’ Emboss powder and set with the heat gun.
Punch out the baubles.

brightly gleaming card envelope


Stamp the bottom front left-hand side of the envelope with the large bauble in Versamark Ink
Cover with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and set with the heat gun.


brightly gleaming card envelope back


Stamp the back flap of the envelope with the small bauble in Versamark Ink.

Cover with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and set with the heat gun.



brightly gleaming cardfront


Colour some Basic Pearls with Mossy Meadow Blends and set aside to dry.

On the front layer stamp your sentiment in the bottom left-hand corner in Mossy Meadow Ink.


brightly gleaming card inside

On the inside layer, attach one of the small baubles to the bottom right-hand corner.
brightly gleaming cardfront
We can now assemble our card.
Glue the inside layer in.
Attach a piece of Mossy meadow twine to the top back of each bauble with a mini Stampin’ Dimensional and add more dimensionals to the rest of the bauble.
Attach the other end of the twine to the back of your front layer with Tear and Tape.
Peel the backing off the baubles and secure them down.
brightly gleaming card
Secure the front layer down.
Finish off with your coloured pearls.
Until next time, happy crafting
Cas xx

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Magnolia Blooms Calendar

Magnolia Calendar open


My third and final project from the Christmas Craft Day is cased from Craft with Kate.

Early Espresso Cardstock 11″ x 4″
Early Espresso Cardstock 5 1/2″ x 4″
Mossy Meadow Cardstock 5 1/4″ x 3 3/4
Magnolia Lane DSP 5 x 3 1/2″
Scraps of Early Espresso and Whisper White

Score the 11″ x 4″ Early Espresso on the long side at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″. Fold and Burnish the score lines to create the easel.

Magnolia Calendar
Stamp the Magnolia flower in Memento Black ink on the scrap of Whisper White Cardstock, colour with Stampin’ Blends and fussy cut it out.

Punch a Starburst from the scrap of Early Espresso and set to one side.

Attach the DSP to the Petal Pink Cardstock and then add the ribbon at the bottom securing it to the back of the Petal Pink Cardstock.


Layer the Petal Pink Cardstock onto the 5 1/2″ x 4″ Early Espresso Cardstock.

Place your Starburst at the top of your DSP layer and add the Magnolia using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The calendar can then be added between the Starburst and the ribbon.

Magnolia Calendar open


Add your layered Calendar onto the short end of your easel.

Finally attach your Post it notes to the bottom flap of your calendar, so it supports the easel.


Until next time, happy crafting,

Cas xx


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