Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Thanksgiving Gift

Stamps: French Foliage 120845(w), 121166(c)
Cardstock: Peach Parfait 119794, Very Vanilla 101650, Cajun Craze 119684, Spice Cake designer series paper 124003
Ink:  Classic Stampin' Pads: Old Olive 100702, Cajun Craze 119671, Daffodil Delight 119667
 Accessories:  3/8" Velvet Stitched Ribbon 125637,  Big Shot with Naturally Serif decorative strip sizzlet 113453 , Big Shot Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets 120805, glue dots 103683

1.  click here for tutorial on box
2. Punch one Decorative Label in very vanilla and one in cajun craze.  Cut the cajun craze one in half lengthwise and glue to the back of the vanilla one as a border (see photo).
3. Attach a piece of ribbon around the box about 1.5" from the bottom.  Attach the label over the ribbon.
3. Cut a 2"x7" strip of designer paper and multipurpose adhesive sheet and stick together.  Cut into small squares and place over the letters on the Naturally Serif strip to spell "Thankful".  Run through the Big Shot.  Peel and stick the letters onto the label and ribbon.  TIP: start in the center with N and work out.

Elegant Hand-Penned Holiday Card

Embossing just says "fancy"!  And you do two types on this card--but it's really not a fussy card to make.

Supplies needed:
Stamp sets: Hand-Penned Holidays 124310(w), 124312(c) and 115026(w)
Cardstock: Always Artichoke 105119, Cherry Cobbler 119685
Ink: VersaMark Pad 102283
Accessories:  Big Shot with Framed Tulips Embossing Folder 121809, Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder 109129, Heat Tool 100005, Basic Pearl Jewels 119247

1.  Cut Always Artichoke cardstock 11" x 4-1/4", score on the long side at 5-1/2" and fold for card base.
2.  Cut Cherry Cobbler cardstock 5-1/4"x4", insert in Framed Tulips embossing folder and run through the Big Shot.
3.  Ink Merry Christmas with VersaMark, stamp it at bottom of cardstock and sprinkle with the gold embossing powder.  Tap off excess and use Heat Tool until set.
4.  Ink the large pine tree with VersaMark and stamp onto cardfront.  Add pearls and attach to card base, centering with about 1/8" border.

Cozy Lodge Christmas Card

Send warm Christmas greetings with this easy-to-make card.
Supplies needed:
Stamp sets: Hand-Penned Holidays 124310(w), 124312(c) and Autumn Days 115452(w), 120000(c)
Cardstock: Garden Green 102584, Whisper White 100730, Frostwood Lodge designer series paper 124002
Ink: Garden Green 102272, Cherry Cobbler 119669
Accessories:  5/8" Satin Chocolate Chip ribbon 125327, Stampin' Sponges 101610, glue dots103683

1.  Cut Garden Green cardstock 8-1/2"x 5-1/2", score on the long side at 4-1/4" and fold to make card base.
2.  Cut a piece of Frostwood Lodge designer series paper 5-1/4" x 4" and adhere to card front.
3.  Cut a piece of chocolate chip ribbon 5-1/2" and adhere to card front with glue dots.
4.  Cut a piece of whisper white cardstock 4-1/4" x 2".  Ink the greeting with cherry cobbler ink and stamp onto whisper white.  Sponge around the edge with cherry cobbler ink.
5.  Ink the pine branch design from Autumn Days stamp set in Garden Green.  Stamp once onto scrap paper, than onto the image panel in the upper left corner.  Repeat for lower right corner.  Attach to card front over the ribbon.

Thanksgiving Place Cards

If you're hosting the holiday meal, chances are you will be busy days ahead with preparations so here are two quick and simple ways to add a decorative touch and keep your guests in order!
Supplies needed for the shabby chic design:
Stamp set: Hand-Penned Holidays 124310(w), 124312(c)
Cardstock: Soft Suede 115318, Very Vanilla 101650
Ink: VersaMark pad 102283, Soft Suede Stampin' Write Marker 120973
Accessories: 1/2" Peach Parfait Poly-Stitched Ribbon 119264, Early Espresso/White Baker's Twine 123124, crop-A-dile 108362, Modern Label Punch 119849

1. Cut a piece of Soft Suede cardstock to 4-1/4"x 4", score and fold on the 4" side in the middle at 2".  Tear off one edge.
2. Ink the Give Thanks sentiment with VersaMark and stamp onto the folded piece.
3.  Cut a 5" piece of Peach Parfait ribbon.  Use Crop-A-Dile to punch two holes in the top left corner.  Starting on front side, push each end of the ribbon through a hole. Flip the cardstock over, crisscross the ribbon ends and poke back through the holes.  Adjust and trim ends.
4.  Punch out the Modern Label shape from Very Vanilla cardstock.  Using the soft suede marker write the guest's name.  Trim off one end with scissors, punch a hole with the crop-a-dile, and attach with the baker's twine. (see photo)

 Or maybe you prefer a more casual look.  The waffle paper works as a napkin ring.

Supplies needed:
Stamp set: French Foliage 120845(w), 121166(c)
Cardstock: Very Vanilla 101650
Ink: Cajun Craze 119671, Daffodil Delight 119667, Soft Suede Stampin' Write Marker 120973
Accessories: Waffle Paper (metallic gold) 120984, Hemp Twine 100982, Stampin' Sponges 101610, Decorative Label Punch 120907, Crop-A-Dile 108362

1.  Punch out a Decorative Label in Very Vanilla cardstock.
2.  Ink up the large oak leaf with Cajun Craze and stamp onto the label.  Write guest's name using the soft suede marker.  Sponge the edge's with Daffodil Delight.
3.  Punch a hole in the corner with the crop-a-dile.
4.  Cut a piece of waffle paper 12" long. Rotate the piece and cut in thirds, approx. 3" wide each.  Tie one length of waffle paper around the napkin.  Tie on the tag with hemp twine.