Tag: Christmas

Hometown Greetings for a secret Santa box

Wintery box

Today I am sharing the box I made for my team secret Santa gift. This box proved amazingly popular with the team members.To make it you will need the following;
Night of Navy cardstock 10¾ by 10¾
Whisper white cardstock 7⅜ by 7⅜
Whisper White cardstock pieces 4” by 3” x 5
Emerald Envy cardstock 3″ by 3″
Night of Navy cardstock 3″ by 3″
Whisper White cardstock 3″ by 3″
Scraps of Emerald Envy cardstock

I have added photo’s to the description but have used lighter coloured cardstock as the score lines show up better.

Score Lines for a box base
www.crafty-rootes.com – Secret Santa box made using Hometown Greetings dies by Stampin’ Up!

Start by using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool to score the 10¾” by 10¾” piece of Night of Navy cardstock at 3¾” and 7” then rotate the cardstock 90⁰ and score at 3¾” and 7” again – ignore the extra partial line on the right, it was a mistake!!!

Making a box base
www.crafty-rootes.com – secret Santa box using Hometown Greetings dies by Stampin’ Up!

Using scissors cut up each of the vertical lines but only as far as the horizontal line – see picture. Then take a small wedge from the right and left side of each of the 4 tabs and trim about 1″ from each tab to make them shorter. Fold and burnish on the score lines. Using strong adhesive, Tear and Tape or Fast Fuse; stick each of the tabs to the inside to form a sturdy box base.

Making a box base
www.crafty-rootes.com – secret Santa box using Hometown Greetings dies by Stampin’ Up!

Next, score the 7⅜” by 7⅜” piece of Whisper White cardstock at ½” and 2” on all 4 sides.

Making a box top
www.crafty-rootes.com – secret Santa box using Hometown Greetings dies by Stampin’ Up!

Cut the tabs as shown in the picture.

Making a box lid
www.crafty-rootes.com – secret Santa box using Hometown Greetings dies by Stampin’ Up!

Fold and burnish on all the score lines. Apply a strong adhesive, Tear and Tape or Fast Fuse to the back of the 4 tabs and to the front of the 1/2″ score lines which will be folded over inside the lid to re-enforce the top.

Using the Hometown Greetings dies and the 5 pieces of 4” by 3” Whisper White cardstock and a Big Shot, die cut out the rows of houses.

side of a box
www.crafty-rootes.com – secret Santa box using Hometown Greetings dies by Stampin’ Up!

I cut out the church row once, the row of larger houses 3 times and the smaller houses once. The pieces will be longer than you need, you can trim them to size. Also die cut the trees using a scrap of Emerald Envy cardstock, these can be glued on top of the white trees with Tombow Liquid Adhesive.

Box side 2
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Christmas scene
www.crafty-rootes.com – secret Santa box using Hometown Greetings dies by Stampin’ Up!
Christmas box
www.crafty-rootes.com – secret Santa box using Hometown Greetings dies by Stampin’ Up!

Take one of the rows of larger houses and die cut with a 2¾” Layering Circle Die. Glue this to the same size die cut circle from Night of Navy cardstock. Then add this to a slightly larger scalloped circle die cut from Emerald Envy cardstock and the Layering Circles dies.

 

Winter themed box lid
www.crafty-rootes.com – secret Santa box made using Hometown Greetings dies by Stampin’ Up!

I took each of the die cut rows of houses and ‘scribbled’ all over them with Tombow Liquid Adhesive and sprinkled them with lots of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.  The gorgeous, glittery houses can then be added to the sides of the box with Tombow Liquid Adhesive. The Layered Circles were then added to the top of the box with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The box held a gorgeous candle surrounded by a wintery scene.

Wintery box
www.crafty-rootes.com – secret Santa box made using Hometown Greeting dies by Stampin’ Up!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, if you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would love to be yours!  If you don’t have a catalogue and you would like one, please let me know and I will send one to you.  To order any supplies click on the “shop online” button at the top of the page. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place an order for you.

Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used:
Dies
Hometown Greetings Framelits & Layering Circle Framelits
Cardstock
Night of Navy, Emerald Envy & Whisper White
Tools
Simply Scored Scoring Tool and Stylus, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate, Paper Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Paper Piercer, Bone folder and Scissors
Adhesives
Fast Fuse, Tombow Liquid Adhesive & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Grid Paper

Quirky Quilted Christmas Trees

Card with quilted effect Christmas trees

I have been using the Christmas Quilt stamp set today to make a last minute Christmas card.

I stamped the tiny patterned triangles using Old Olive ink onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock then added the solid triangles using the Cherry Cobbler ink pad before die cutting the ‘tree’ shape using the Quilt Builder Dies. I also die cut a ‘tree’ in Old Olive using one of the patterns from the Merry Little Christmas DSP .

Christmas tree bauble card
www.crafty-rootes.com – Christmas Quilt stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

I die cut a stitched oval using the Layering Oval Framelits from scrap Whisper White cardstock and mounted it onto a scalloped oval die cut from the same set using Lemon Lime Twist cardstock using Tombow Liquid Adhesive.

Cute Christmas card
www.crafty-rootes.com – Christmas Quilt stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

I added the old olive tree to the right side of the oval with Tombow and the stamped tree to the left side of the oval with Stampin’ Dimensionals after adding the tree stand in Chocolate Chip ink.

Card with quilted effect Christmas trees
www.crafty-rootes.com – Christmas Quilt stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

Taking the ‘stitched triangle’ image I stamped in Old Olive ink all over a Cherry Cobbler card base to add some texture to the card. I inked up part of the sentiment from the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set using an Old Olive Marker – a great option if you only want some of the words, and stamped it onto a ¼” strip of Whisper White and added it to the card front with Tombow Liquid Adhesive. The oval topper was then added on Stampin’ Dimensionals. A bow made from ⅛” Gold Metallic Ribbon was added to the top of the oval using a Mini Glue Dot.

Such a cute card. Hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, if you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would love to be yours!  If you don’t have a catalogue and you would like one, please let me know and I will send one to you.  To order any supplies click on the “shop online” button at the top of the page. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place an order for you.

Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used:
Stamp sets
Christmas Quilt & Cookie Cutter Christmas
Dies
Quilt Builder Framelits, Layering Ovals dies & Stitched Shapes framelits
Cardstock
Cherry Cobbler, Lemon Lime Twist & Whisper White
Designer Series Paper (DSP)
Merry Little Christmas
Ink Pads
Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive & Chocolate Chip
Markers
Old Olive
Tools
Big Shot, Paper Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Paper Piercer, Bone folder and Scissors
Acrylic Blocks
B, B, B & H
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
⅛” Gold Metallic Ribbon, Grid Paper, Whisper White Envelopes

Rich Razzelberry Season Like Christmas

Multiple layered Christamas tree card

Today I have used the Season Like Christmas stamp set for a quirky last minute seasonal card.

I started with a panel of Whisper White cardstock panel 4⅛” by 4”. I stamped the ‘solid’ Christmas tree image using Old Olive Ink. I then over stamped it with the more ‘detailed’ tree image in Garden Green ink for a bit of depth. I then stamped the ‘tree trunk’ image in Early Espresso Ink. I love the way these three images work together to give a 3 dimensional look to the tree.

Lovely pine Christmas tree on a card
www.crafty-rootes.com – Season Like Christmas stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

I added the ‘ground’ using 1st and 2nd generation Crumb Cake ink. For a final touch I added the sweet little star from the set in Crushed Curry ink onto the top of the tree.

A modern looking Christmas card
www.crafty-rootes.com – Season Like Christmas stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

I added a ½” strip of Gold Glimmer paper to either side of the stamped panel using Tombow Liquid Adhesive. Taking a 5⅞” by ¼” strip of Old Olive cardstock and stamped the sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set onto the strip using Old Olive ink. I glued this strip to a card base of Rich Razzelberry cardstock and added the stamped panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Multiple layered Christamas tree card
www.crafty-rootes.com – Season Like Christmas stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

I am really happy with the unusual colour scheme for this card, I think it looks great. Let me know what you think?

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, if you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would love to be yours!  If you don’t have a catalogue and you would like one, please let me know and I will send one to you.  To order any supplies click on the “shop online” button at the top of the page. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place an order for you.

Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used:
Stamp sets
Season Like Christmas & Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Cardstock
Rich Razzelberry, Old Olive, Gold Glimmer & Whisper White
Ink Pads
Old Olive, Garden Green, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso & Crumb Cake
Tools
Paper Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Bone folder and Scissors
Acrylic Blocks
A, B, G, H, H & H
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
Grid Paper, Whisper White Envelope

Book Style wrapper holding Christmas cards, tags and envelopes

Christmas projects

Thank you to all the lovely ladies who came to the Adult Education Christmas classes in November and December. They made a gorgeous Book fold box with pockets to hold the cards, tags and envelopes they made during the day.

There were 4 project tables set up and the ladies moved from table to table during the day making 2 cards and 2 tags at 3 of the tables and the Book style wrapper and pockets at the 4th table.

Here are the projects they made.

Gorgeous Christmas cards
www.crafty-rootes.com – Santa’s Sleigh by Stampin’ Up! for an all day event
Doors decorated for Christmas
www.crafty-rootes.com – Santa’s Sleigh by Stampin’ Up! for an all day event
Snowflakes for cards and tags
www.crafty-rootes.com – Santa’s Sleigh by Stampin’ Up! for an all day event
Lovely Star of Light decoration on a book fold box
www.crafty-rootes.com – Santa’s Sleigh by Stampin’ Up! for an all day event
Star of Light decorating the inside of a book fold box
www.crafty-rootes.com – Santa’s Sleigh by Stampin’ Up! for an all day event
Beautiful Christmas box
www.crafty-rootes.com – Santa’s Sleigh by Stampin’ Up! for an all day event
Cute little drawer box with a chocolate treat
www.crafty-rootes.com – Star of Light stamp set and dies by Stampin’ Up! for an all day event

Here are the co-ordinating little treat boxes I made for the ladies.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, if you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would love to be yours!  If you don’t have a catalogue and you would like one, please let me know and I will send one to you.  To order any supplies click on the “shop online” button at the top of the page. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place an order for you.

Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used:
Stamp sets
Santa’s Suit, At Home With You, Tin of Tags, Flurry of Wishes & Star of Light
Cardstock
Garden Green, Night of Navy, Emerald Envy, Pacific Point, Smoky Slate, Old Olive, Thick Whisper White, Silver Foil & Whisper White
Ink Pads
Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Emerald Envy, Garden Green, Smoky Slate, Archival Basic Gray, Pacific Point, Craft Whisper White & Archival Basic Black
Markers
Night of Navy, Emerald Envy, Garden Green, Crushed Curry, Pacific Point, Old Olive, Garden Green, Real Red, Basic Black
Re-inkers
Night of Navy, Emerald Envy, Pacific Point, Pool Party. Garden Green
Tools
Big Shot. Big Shot die brush, Simply Scored Scoring Tool and Stylus, an empty stamp case, Baby Wipes, Paper Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Bone folder, paper piercer and Scissors
Dies
Santa’s Sleigh Framelits, At Home Framelits, Starlight Framelits
Punches
Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Flower Medallion Punch (retired), Festive flurry Punch, Pretty Label Punch, 1 ¾” Circle Punch
Embossing Folders
Softly Falling & Brick Wall
Acrylic Blocks
A, B, C, D, E, G, H & I
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive, Tear and Tape and Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
Silver Metallic edged ribbon, Silver glitter washi tape (retired), Whisper White Envelopes, Grid Paper

Hearts Come Home and Hometown framelits for November Classes

Lovely set of Christmas cards

For my November classes we used the Hearts Come Home stamp set and the co-ordinating Hometown edgelits to make great Christmas cards. This is such a versatile bundle and could be used to make new home or wedding cards .

Joy to the world Christmas card
www.crafty-rootes.com – Hearts Come Home stamp set and Hometown framelits by Stampin’ Up

The first card was relatively simple. We took a panel of Whisper White cardstock 5 ½” by 4”, to the Big Shot and die cut the ‘church’ edgelit, placing the top of the spire as close to the top of the panel as possible.  I deliberately gave the ladies a larger piece of cardstock so that they needn’t try to get everything straight. After die cutting they trimmed the church and houses free of the scrap. The ladies laid the die cut piece onto a panel of Night of Navy cardstock 5⅜” by 3⅝” and using the Fine-tip Glue Pen randomly  added spots of glue all over the panel, covering the spots of glue with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.  The sentiment was stamped using Night of Navy ink onto the bottom of the die cut panel. We added a scrap of Tempting Turquoise cardstock to the back of the church and added the die cut panel to the Night of Navy layer with Tombow and the whole panel added to a Thick Whisper White card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The trees were then die cut from Emerald Envy cardstock and added with Tombow.

 Seasonal stamped Christmas card

www.crafty-rootes.com – Hearts Come Home stamp set and Hometown framelits by Stampin’ UpFor the second card we stamped the sentiment from the Merry Patterns stamps set in Pacific Point ink at the  bottom of a piece of Whisper White cardstock which had been die cut using the largest oval Stitched Frame die. The houses were added in Night of Navy ink, Tempting Turquoise ink and Pacific Point ink. The trees were stamped in Emerald Envy ink. We added the oval to a slightly larger Night of Navy scalloped oval using Tombow. We die cut the decorative border from the Swirly Snowflakes framelits from a piece of Whisper White cardstock 5⅜” by 3⅝” and added a piece of Night of Navy crushed seam binding, securing it at the back with Sellotape. The stamped oval was added with Stampin’ Dimensionals over the ribbon and a bow added at the side.

Seasonal snowy homes card
www.crafty-rootes.com – Hearts Come Home stamp set and Hometown Edgelits by Stampin’ Up!

For the final card we die cut the houses from a panel of Whisper White cardstock 3” by 2 ½” before die cutting using one of the Layering Circle dies. We ‘scribbled’ over the die cut piece using the Fine-Tip Glue Pen and sprinkled it with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter. The  die cut houses were the added to an identical Night of Navy circle and matted this onto a slightly larger Tempting Turquoise die cut circle. Using the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch we punched out 2 ribbon strips from a piece of Tempting Turquoise cardstock and glued them to the back of a piece of Night of Navy cardstock 4⅛” by 2”. A strip of Emerald Envy cardstock was added using Tombow and the whole piece added to a Thick Whisper White card base. The circle topper was then added using Stampin’ Dimensionals. We used the Night of Navy marker and the Emerald Envy marker to colour in the sentiment before stamping it in the bottom right hand corner.

Lovely set of Christmas cards
www.crafty-rootes.com – Hearts Come Home stamp set and Hometown framelits by Stampin’ Up

I hope you agree they are lovely cards, the ladies certainly thought so.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, if you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would love to be yours!  If you don’t have a catalogue and you would like one, please let me know and I will send one to you.  To order any supplies click on the “shop online” button at the top of the page. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place an order for you.

Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used:
Stamp sets
Hearts Come Home & Merry Patterns
Dies
Hometown Edgelits, Swirly Snowflakes framelits, Stitched Shapes framelits, Layering Ovals & Layering Circles dies
Punch
Decorative Ribbon Border Punch
Cardstock
Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Night of Navy, Tempting Turquoise & Emerald Envy
Ink Pads
Night of Navy, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point & Emerald Envy
Markers
Night of Navy & Emerald Envy
Tools
Paper Trimmer, Big Shot, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Bone folder, Paper Piercer and Scissors
Acrylic Blocks
B, B, B, B, B, C, G & H
Adhesives
Fine-tip Glue, Tombow Liquid Adhesive & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Night of Navy Crushed Seam Binding Ribbon, Grid Paper & Whisper White Envelopes

Night In Bethlehem with a Dappled Sky

Christmas card featuring Stampin' Up! product

I saw a fantastic Youtube video recently made by a lady called Beth from Beth’s Papr Cuts – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XrRLw9tOis. She was demonstrating something called the ‘dappled night sky technique’ and I couldn’t wait to try it.

Lovely night sky for a Christmas card
www.crafty-rootes.com – Night in Bethlehem by Stampin’ Up!

I took a piece of Watercolour paper 4⅞” by 3⅝” and wet it all over using my Aqua Painter and water. I then painted it all over with Night of Navy ink deliberately leaving darker and lighter areas. Add more water if needed as you want the ink to move around on the paper. While the Night of Navy ink was still wet I loaded the Aqua Painter with Tempting Turquoise ink and using the lid of the Aqua Painter I flicked the ink onto the watercolour paper. I repeated this step using Blushing Bride ink. I then left the piece to dry before adding Clear Wink of Stella by smacking the pen against a pencil and allowing the shimmer paint to splatter and give some shimmer to the sky.

Gorgeous Christmas card using the Night In Bethlehem stamp set
www.crafty-rootes.com – Night In Bethlehem by Stampin Up

I cut the ‘townscape’ from Whisper White cardstock using the Bethlehem Edgelit dies and the Big Shot. I then stamped the sentiment from the Merry Patterns stamp set in the lower right corner using Night of Navy ink. I also die cut the star from the same edgelit die set using Silver Foil.

Christmas card featuring Stampin' Up! product
www.crafty-rootes.com – Night In Bethlehem by Stampin’ Up!

When the watercolour panel was completely dry I added it to a slightly larger layer of Night of Navy cardstock 5” by 3 ¾” using Tombow Liquid Adhesive. This piece was then added to a Thick Whisper White card base. I glued the star to the upper left hand corner using Tombow Liquid Adhesive before adding the ‘townscape’ to the bottom of the watercolour panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I really love the simplicity of this card, hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, if you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would love to be yours!  If you don’t have a catalogue and you would like one, please let me know and I will send one to you.  To order any supplies click on the “shop online” button at the top of the page. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place an order for you.

Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used:
Stamp sets
Night in Bethlehem & Merry Patterns
Dies
Bethlehem Edgelits
Cardstock
Thick Whisper White, Night of Navy, Silver Foil, Watercolour Paper & Whisper White
Ink Pads
Night of Navy, Tempting Turquoise & Blushing Bride
Tools
Big Shot, Multipurpose Platform + 2 cutting pads, Aqua painter, Paper Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Bone folder and Scissor
Acrylic Blocks
G
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
Clear Wink of Stella, Grid Paper & Whisper White Envelope

Christmas Sweaters for October Classes

3 fun sweater themed Christmas cards

The Christmas Sweaters stamp set made for great projects at classes this we made 3 gorgeous cards and got covered in red ink and glitter……………….what’s not to like…..

Quirky Christmas card
www.crafty-rootes.com – Christmas Sweaters stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

We started with a simple card, stamping the adorable ‘fairy light sweater’ image using Momento Tuxedo Black ink across a panel of Whisper White 5⅞” by 1¾”. We then randomly coloured in the lights using Real Red, Pool Party and So Saffron ink pads and Blender Pens. After colouring we added the stamped piece to a layer of Pool Party 5⅞” by 2” and then to a Real Red layer 5⅞” by 2¼” using Tombow Liquid Adhesive.

We stamped the sentiment from the Star of Light stamp set using Real Red ink onto the Thick Whisper White card base before adding the stamped panel with Tombow Liquid Adhesive. This would be a great card to mass produce.

Christmas jumpers for a seasonal card
www.crafty-rootes.com – Christmas Sweaters stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

For the second card we stamped the ‘gingerbread’ jumper using the Momento Tuxedo Black ink onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock. We coloured it in using Real Red, Pool Party, Crumb Cake and So Saffron ink pads and Blender Pens before using a circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelit dies and the Big Shot to cut it out. We also die cut a slightly larger scalloped circle from Real Red cardstock using the Layering Circle dies and glued the 2 layers together. The scalloped circles were added to one of the gorgeous Foil Snowflakes.

We stamped the jumper randomly onto a Pool Party panel 5⅜” by 3⅝”using Pool Party ink then wrapped a length of ⅛” Real Red Ribbon around the panel, securing it on the back with Sellotape. The panel was then added to a Pool Party card base using Tombow Liquid Adhesive.

Stampin’ Dimensionals were added to the back of the Foil Snowflake and the piece was added to the card front. To finish the card we added a bow made using the ⅛” Real Red Ribbon and adhered it using a Mini Glue Dot.

Gorgeous Santa sweater card
www.crafty-rootes.com – Christmas Sweaters stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

We used the ‘Santa Sweater’ to make the third card. The image was stamped using Momento Tuxedo Black ink onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock and die cut using a square from the Stitched Shapes framelit dies. The sweater was then coloured in using the Real Red Marker Pen. We added colour to Santa’s glasses using the Crumb Cake ink pad and added colour to Santa’s face using a Calypso Coral Watercolor Pencil and the Blender Pens. He is such a jolly looking chap……. We covered his beard, mustache, eyebrows, hat brim and bobble with a thin coating of Tombow which we spread thinly using a cotton bud and covered it in Dazzling Diamonds Glitter………gorgeous. The stamped panel was added with Tombow to a square of Pool Party cardstock die cut using the Layering Squares dies.

We took a panel of Whisper White 5¼” by 3½”, inserted the lower right hand corner into the Winter Wonder Embossing Folder and ran it through the Big Shot. We then randomly stamped the rest of the panel with the tiny stars from the Star of Light stamp set using Pool Party Ink. Two pieces of ⅛” Real Red Ribbon were then wrapped around the top of the panel and secured with Sellotape on the back. The stamped panel was then added with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The sentiment from the Star of Light stamp set was stamped in Real Red ink onto a scrap of Pool Party cardstock, the end was flagged with scissors and added to the card front with Tombow.

3 fun sweater themed Christmas cards
www.crafty-rootes.com – Christmas Sweater stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

Three quirky, fun Christmas cards. I hope you like them.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, if you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would love to be yours!  If you don’t have a catalogue and you would like one, please let me know and I will send one to you.  To order any supplies click on the “shop online” button at the top of the page. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place an order for you.

Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used:
Stamp sets
Christmas Sweaters & Star of Light
Dies
Stitched Shapes framelits, Layering Circle dies & Layering Squares dies
Embossing Folder
Winter Wonder
Cardstock
Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Real Red, Old Olive Pool Party
Ink Pads and/or Marker
Momento Tuxedo Black, Real Red, Pool Party, So Saffron & Crumb Cake
Tools
Blender Pens, Big Shot, Multipurpose Platform + 2 cutting pads, Paper Trimmer, Stampin Scrubs and Stampin Mist, Bone folder and Scissor
Acrylic Blocks – multiples
A, C, C & D
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Foil Snowflakes, ⅛” Real Red Ribbon, Grid Paper & Whisper White Envelopes

Christmas themed Stamp-a-Stacks

Stamp-a-Stack event featuring Stampin' Up product

Thank you to the lovely ladies who joined me for my Stamp-a-Stack events in September and October. We had a great time and made so many lovely cards.

All the projects were Christmas themed, in my opinion you can never start too early….. There were 5 tables with 2 cards designs on each table, the ladies made 2 of each card giving them a total of 20 cards.

On arrival each lady was given a bag containing a pack of Merry Little Christmas dsp, 20 card bases in co-ordinating colours – Whisper White, Old Olive and Real Red, a spool of ⅛” Real Red ribbon, 20 Whisper White Envelopes and packets of pre-cut card stock layers to make each card. I prepped the packs for the second Stamp-a-Stack when I was in the grip of a migraine and managed to miss-label some of the packs which caused some hilarity. Luckily I always bring spare cardstock and was able to rectify the mix up with no problems.

Crafty ladies
www.crafty-rootes.co.uk – ladies enjoying a Christmas themed Stamp-a-Stack

As always the day whizzed by so quickly. Here is a picture of some of the ladies hard at work and of some of the projects they made.

Stamp-a-Stack event featuring Stampin' Up product
www.crafty-rootes.com – cards for a Christmas themed Stamp-a-Stack event

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, if you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would love to be yours!  If you don’t have a catalogue and you would like one, please let me know and I will send one to you.  To order any supplies click on the “shop online” button at the top of the page. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place an order for you.

Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used:
Stamp sets
Good Tidings, Carols of Christmas, Feeling Of Christmas, Season Like Christmas, Hearts Come Home
Dies
Card Front Builder framelits, Lots of Labels dies & Hometown framelits
Embossing Folder
Oh My Stars
Cardstock
Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Real Red, Old Olive & Basic Black
DSP
Merry Little Christmas dsp
Ink Pads and/or Marker
Old Olive, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Always Artichoke, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Sofft Suede, Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso, Basic Grey, Basic Black, Momento Tuxedo Black & Versamark
Tools
Big Shots, Multipurpose Platform + 2 cutting pads, Standard Platform + 2 cutting pads, Heat Guns, Paper Trimmers, Stampin Scrubs and Stampin Mist, Bone folders and Scissors
Acrylic Blocks – multiples
A, B, C, D, E, G & H
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
Grid Paper, Embossing Buddy, Silver Embossing Powder, ⅛” Real Red Ribbon & Whisper White Envelopes

Hearts Come Home goes modern

Hearts come Home in modern, quirky colours

Today I have been using the gorgeous Hearts Come Home stamp set with some very non-traditional colours for a quirky modern look.

Christmas card featuring Hearst Come Home stamp set
www.crafty-rootes.com – Hearts Come Home stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

I began by running a 5½” by 3¾” piece of Rose Red cardstock through the Big Shot with the lacy edgelit die. I love this die it gives such a cool effect. I then wrapped a length of Emerald Envy ⅛” ribbon around the panel, securing it to the back with Sellotape. I glued the whole panel to a Crumb Cake card base and stamped the sentiment from the Merry Patterns stamp set in Emerald Envy ink in the lower right hand corner.

Christmas card made using Hearts come Home stamp set
www.crafty-rootes.com – Hearts Come Home stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

I took a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock and stamped the houses in Emerald Envy, Perfect Plum and Rose Red ink and added a tree in the Emerald Envy. I die cut the stamped houses using an oval from the Stitched Shapes framelits and added it with Tombow Liquid Adhesive to a scalloped oval die cut from Perfect Plum cardstock using the Layering Ovals framelits.

Hearts come Home in modern, quirky colours
www.crafty-rootes.com – Hearts Come Home stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

Using Stampin’ Dimensionals I centred the oval over the ribbon on the card front and added a bow made from the same Emerald Envy ⅛” ribbon. I really like the card and I think the colour combo works really well. What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, if you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would love to be yours!  If you don’t have a catalogue and you would like one, please let me know and I will send one to you.  To order any supplies click on the “shop online” button at the top of the page. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place an order for you. If you are local please check out my classes and events using the button at the top of the page or leave me a comment.

Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used:
Stamp sets
Hearts Come Home & Merry Patterns
Cardstock
Crumb Cake, Rose Red, Perfect Plum & Whisper White
Ink Pads
Emerald Envy, Perfect Plum and Rose Red
Dies
Swirly Snowflakes Edgelits, Layering oval dies & Stitched Shapes framelits
Tools
Big Shot , Stampin’ Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Bone Folder and Scissors
Acrylic Block
A, B, B, B & G
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
Emerald Envy ⅛” ribbon (retired) Grid Paper & Whisper White Envelope

Christmas Sweaters featuring a Jolly Santa

Festive jolly Santa jumper card

I saw a fantastic video on Youtube recently by Brandy Cox, a fab American demonstrator, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOn6qnSxLpg showing some cards she had made using the quirky Christmas Sweaters stamp set. I loved them all but my favourite was the Santa jumper. Here is my take on it.

Seasonal sweater featuring Santa
www.crafty-rootes.com – Christmas Sweater by Stampin’ Up!

I stamped the jumper using Momento Tuxedo Black ink onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock and die cut it out using the Stitched Shapes framelits and the Big Shot. I coloured the jumper in using an Old Olive marker, the hat with the Real Red Marker, Santa’s face with the Pink Pirouette Marker, Santa’s glasses with the Sahara Sand Marker and the ribbed area around the neck, cuffs and bottom of the jumper with the Soft Sky Marker.

I followed Brandy’s tip and covered the beard, moustache, eyebrows, rim of the hat and the pompom in Tombow Liquid Adhesive and spread it around using a cotton bud taking care to stay away from the stamped black edge. I then covered the image with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and it looked fabulous, so sparkly. I added this piece to a scalloped square which had been die cut using the Layering Squares dies and Old Olive cardstock.

Winter Wonder embossing folder by Stampin' Up!
www.crafty-rootes.com – Christmas Sweater by Stampin’ Up!

I took a layer of Real Red cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot with the Winter Wonder embossing folder on the right hand side of the panel. I really love the effect this gives. I stamped the sentiment from the Merry Patterns stamp set in Momento Tuxedo Black ink onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock and punched it out using the Everyday Label punch. I punched again using a scrap of Old Olive cardstock and mounted the stamped piece on top and slightly offset so that the colour peeked out the bottom.

Festive jolly Santa jumper card
www.crafty-rootes.com – Christmas Sweater by Stampin’ Up!

I added the sentiment to the lower left hand corner of the Real Red panel using Tombow Liquid Adhesive and added the Santa sweater image over the top using Stampin Dimensionals. The whole panel was then added to a Thick Whisper White card base using Tombow.

I love how sparkly and festive this card is, love it. Thanks for the inspiration Brandy.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, if you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would love to be yours!  If you don’t have a catalogue and you would like one, please let me know and I will send one to you.  To order any supplies click on the “shop online” button at the top of the page. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place an order for you. If you are local please check out my classes and events using the button at the top of the page or leave me a comment.

Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used:
Stamp sets
Christmas Sweaters & Merry Patterns
Cardstock
Thick Whisper White, Real Red, Old Olive & Whisper White
Ink Pads
Momento Tuxedo Black
Markers
Old Olive, Real Red, Sahara Sand, Pink Pirouette & Soft Sky
Dies
Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Squares dies
Punches
Everyday Label
Embossing Folder
Winter Wonder
Tools
Big Shot , Stampin’ Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Bone Folder and Scissors
Acrylic Block
D & G
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Grid Paper & Whisper White Envelope