Friday, December 27, 2013

December Stamp Club

This year was a great success!  So many cute projects and friendships were made.  This December 2013 wrapped up another Stamp Club session; thank you to all my clubbies!  We are starting another round in January 2014, who is excited to jump right in?!
The December Stamp Club started with some last minute Christmas themed projects; a card and a gift box.  The third project was a birthday card.....see below for that one!
The first card used one of my favorite sets; it can be used all year round, for many occasions.  Also, it is part of Stampin' Up!'s "make a difference" stamp set.  With every purchase of this stamp set, $3 is donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities.  This time we used it for a Merry Christmas card.
*Tag it Stamp Set
*Chalk Talk Framelit Dies
*Cherry Cobbler and Gumball Green Markers
*Cherry Cobbler baker's twine
*Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler Cardstock
*Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack

Color the stamp image with both the Cherry Cobbler and Gumball Green markers.  Stamp on Whisper White cardstock then cut out with one of the Chalk Talk Framelit Dies.
The Envelope Punch Board has a great Corner Rounder Punch!  Punch all 4 corners of the Crumb Cake cardstock which measures 4"x2.5"
I used one strip of Cherry Cobbler baker's twine around the top of the Crumb Cake piece; then another piece to go around the shorter side of the Crumb Cake piece and tied a bow.  I wanted it to look like a wrapped gift!  
Voila!  Merry Christmas!

The second project is a gift box; perfect for any gift card.  Starbucks, anyone?!
This project was CASE'd from Chicnscratch AKA Angie Kennedy Juda
*Tags 4 You stamp set
*Label Bracket and Decorative Label Punches
*Cherry Cobbler ink
*Crumb Cake, Gumball Green, Whisper White cardstock
*Season of Style Designer Series Paper
*Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon
*Sticky Strip

Stamp the image in Cherry Cobbler onto Whisper White cardstock and punch out
Both the Crumb Cake and the Season of Style DSP are cut to 5.5"x4.5"
The Crumb Cake piece is scored at 1" on all four sides
The Season of Style DSP is scored on all four sides at 15/16" or one tick mark less than the 1" mark on the trimmer; this is so the boxes will fit into each other.
Then cut all four sides up to the score line; use Sticky Strip to adhere both pieces!  This will ensure the box will be sturdier and not fall apart so easily.
Tie the Cherry Cobbler ribbon around the box
Make your own Gift Card holders; anytime of the year, for any occasion!

The third project is a birthday themed card, but notice I used the Wishing You stamp set from the Holiday Catalog.  This stamp set can be used for Christmas presents but also Birthday presents!
Don't you love the versatility you get from your stamp sets?!
*Gorgeous Grunge, Wishing You and Sketched Birthday stamp sets
*Chalk Talk Framelit Dies and Chevron Embossing Folder
*Whisper White CRAFT ink and Bermuda Bay ink
*Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake and Basic Black cardstock
*Basic Black 3/4" Chevron and 1/8" Taffeta ribbon
Stamp the images from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set with Bermuda Bay ink onto Bermuda Bay cardstock
Use Whisper White CRAFT ink to stamp image, then use a sponge to swipe the white ink over the image (to look like a chalkboard image).  Run the image thru the Big Shot with the Chalk Talk Framelit Die
Crumb Cake cardstock measures 2.25"x4", cut in a banner shape then embossed with the Chevron Embossing Folder
Ink the Happy Birthday image with a Basic Black marker, then cut out using Paper Snips
Add the ribbon thru the slot and assemble!
A great Birthday card for anyone!
Happy Stamping!
Kari Downing
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