Christmas Wreath

Wreath

 

Another of my projects from our recent Christmas Craft Day, a simple Christmas wreath. Some of the ladies used the 3/8″ Cherry Cobbler Diagonal Stripe ribbon from the Autumn/Winter Catalogue and it looked great. All the products that I used can, as always, be purchased from the links below.

Piece of Garden Green cardstock 3″ x 1 1/4″
Scraps of Whisper White, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede Cardstock

Using the piece of garden Green Cardstock, punch either end with the Delightful tag topper punch.
Stamp your sentiment and punch out with the Timeless Label Punch.
Attach to your wreath with some linen thread.

Leaving a long piece free at the top wind your ribbon around the wreath and the tie in a bow at the top.

Punch out four flowers using the Four petal flower punch. Layer two of the flowers together at an angle to form two Poinsettias.

Die cut out several leaves and pine cones and attach them to the bottom of your wreath using tear and tape and glue dots.
Finally, add an embellishment to the centres of your flowers.

On Saturday, I will be sharing my third and final project from our Christmas craft Day, which isn’t actually a Christmas project 😉

Until next time, happy Crafting

Cas xx

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Brightly Gleaming Ornament

Brightly gleaming ornament front

So you may have noticed I have been absent, the projects I had scheduled had to be postponed when I had to cancel the class that featured them due to ill health. Life has also been manic. Yesterday was the annual Christmas Craft Day that I run with my upline and friend, Debs.  The ladies did six projects and received a goodie bag, lunch and refreshments. We also had a fun game of pass the parcel. This was one of the projects that I did which I  cased from a fellow Pootles team member, the lovely Angelina over at http://intatwynedesigns.co.uk.

4 pieces of /whisper White or Very Vanilla Cardstock 2-3/4 x 11-3/4″
Scraps of Mossy Meadow and Real Red Cardstock
Scraps of Whisper White or Very Vanilla Cardstock

Brightly gleaming ornament stampartus

Punch out 20 large baubles and 20 small baubles.
Set up the large bauble stamp on your Stamparatus and stamp a template onto your small grid paper.

Line the punched baubles onto the template and stamp all 20 large baubles in Mossy Meadow.
Repeat the process with the small baubles in Real Red.

Brightly gleaming ornament 3d

 

Set 5 large baubles and 5 small baubles to one side and score the rest of the baubles down the centre and fold them with the pattern on the inside and burnish them.

Glue 3 baubles of the same size together and then attach to the back of one of the unscored baubles.
Do this until you have five large and five small baubles.

 

 

Brightly gleaming ornament placement

 

Punch out a 1 1/8″ scalloped circle in Whisper White or Very Vanilla, 1 3/8″ scalloped circle, a 1 1/2″ circle in Real Red, a 2″ circle in Whisper White or Very Vanilla and a starburst circle in Mossy Meadow.

Put glue all over the 1 3/8″ scalloped circle and add the end of your large baubles evenly spaced all around the circle, then add end of the small baubles in the gaps between.

 

Brightly gleaming ornament front

 

Cover the ends of the baubles in silicone glue, making sure to keep it on the scalloped circle and building it up slightly. Add the 1 1/2″ Circle on top of the silicone glue.

Stamp a star in Mossy Meadow onto the 1 1/8″ Scalloped Circle and add that on top of your Real Red Circle.

 

Brightly gleaming ornament back

 

Turn the ornament over and add the Mossy Meadow Starburst.

Stamp your sentiment in Real Red onto the 2″ circle and add to the starburst.

Finally, punch a hole in the top of your ornament and add some ribbon to hang it.

 

Brightly gleaming ornament

 

These are quite time consuming, but such fun to do. Will definitely be making more 🙂

 

 

Come back on Wednesday to see another one of the fun projects that we did.

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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Pine Tree Card

Pine Tree Card

I love ribbons, all different colours and types. I wear them in my hair and now I add them to my cards. The sparkle of this ribbon adds an extra something to this card together with the gold embossing.

Card Base -Cherry Cobbler Cardstock 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ scored and folded @ 4 1/8″
Inside Layer – Whisper White Cardstock 5 3/8″ x 3 5/8″
Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper (DSP) 4″ x 4″
Two pieces of Whisper White 4″ x 4″

Pine Tree Card inside

 

On the inside layer, stamp a tree.

Stamp out trees on the two pieces of Whisper White.

Punch out the stamped trees and also one out of the DSP.

 

 

 

Pine Tree Card envelope

 

 

On the front of the envelope stamp another pine tree

 

 

Pine Tree Card

Rub the card base with the embossing buddy.

Stamp the sentiment in Versamark at the bottom in the centre.

Cover in Gold Stampin’ emboss powder and set with the heat tool.

Now we can assemble the card.

Affix the inside of you card in.

Place a strip of ribbon just below the centre of the front of your card with Tear and Tape, leaving enough room for your pine trees.

Add mini dimensionals to the backs of your pine trees and tuck them slightly behind the ribbon.

Come back on Saturday for a special project that I am very excited by.

Until next time, happy crafting

 

Cas xx

 

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Deck the Halls Card

Deckthehallscard

A simple, but effective card guaranteed to get you singing if you are anything like me 🙂

Card Base -Very Vanilla Cardstock 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ scored and folded @ 4 1/8″
Layer 1 – Mossy Meadow Cardstock 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
Layer 2 – Very Vanilla Cardstock 5 3/8″ x 3 5/8″

Deckthehallsuncoloured

 

On the 1st Layer, stamp the holly leaves in the top left and bottom right-hand corner of the cardstock.

Stamp the sentiment in the centre.

 

 

Deckthehallsenvelopefront

 

 

Stamp the sentiment on the front left-hand bottom of your envelope.

 

 

Deckthehallsenvelopeback

 

 

Stamp the holly leaves on the back flap of the envelope.

 

 

Deckthehallscardinside

Stamp the holly on the inside right-hand side at the bottom.
Colour some rhinestones using the real red blend and leave to dry.
Colour the holly on the front layer and again on the inside.
Deckthehallscard
Now we can assemble the card.
Layer the Mossy Meadow onto the card and add the top layer.
Finally, add the coloured rhinestones.
Over the next month or so, I will be bringing you more Christmas projects including the projects that we will be doing at our Christmas Craft Day on the 16th November.
Until next time, happy crafting
Cas xx

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Hot Chocolate Pillow Box Mug

Hot Choc pillow Mug

These were quite popular at the fairs I did last year and also amongst my son’s friends at school. They are a nice simple stocking filler.

Hot Choc pillow Mug trimmed

 

 

Cut straight across the pillow box just underneath the score line of the box closure.

The bit you have cut off will be your handle.

 

 

 

Hot Choc pillow Mug handle

 

Attach the handle to the back of your pillow box, as shown in the picture.

 

 

 

 

Hot Choc pillow Mug decorated

Die Cut a Mug and a poinsettia flower.

Stamp and punch out your sentiment.

Colour in the flower using Stampin’ Blends or watercolour pencils and a blender pen.

Ad some colour around the edge of your stamped sentiment with Stampin’ Blends.

Attach some ribbon to the front of your die cut mug and add the poinsettia flower.

Using Stampin’ dimensionals, add the decoration to the front of your pillow box.

Hot Choc pillow Mug

 

 

Add your hot chocolate sachet, marshmallows and candy cane to your pillow box.

As an alternative you could use a sachet of coffee, some sachets of sugar and a biscuit.

 

I love Christmas and as we come into the fair season, I will bring you some more projects that are simple and easy to make for gifts and decorations.

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

 

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