Good morning! Look at that gorgeous paper. Just look at it! Sometimes you make a card that you can’t stop looking at. For you, this might not be that card, but for me it is. Bold, bright, and blingy! That’s my jam.
I’m playing along with the Christmas Joy theme challenge at Global Design Project this week.
This piece of paper is probably my favorite piece in the Merry Little Christmas paper pack, because of all the coloring possibilities. I started with coloring the berries/leaves/olives/whatever those things are, and I was thinking of coloring the branches but thought they looked so striking left in white. I colored the berries (for lack of knowing what they are) with Light and Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends. I started with Light, then colored the tips with Dark, then went back over the whole thing with Light again. I went over the dark areas of each berry with my Wink of Stella pen so they shimmer.
My card base is not Cherry Cobbler, but Real Red. I’ve found that the Dark Cherry Cobbler marker is more Cherry Cobbler, but the Light one is a perfect match for Real Red. On top of the card base is a 2″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock. The piece of Merry Little Christmas DSP was originally 4″ x 5-1/4″, and I cut off the edge with the decorative edge die from the Swirly Snowflakes thinlits. I just love that little extra detail! The sentiment is from Snowflake Sentiments, and I wanted it without the “from our family to yours”, so I stamped the whole thing in Real Red, cut it out with the Stitched Shapes circle, and then covered the “from our family to yours” part with some Year of Cheer washi tape. The white branches are cut with the Pretty Pines thinlits. Before adding the sentiment to the card, I popped in some Silver Mini Sequin Trim (tacked down with a Glue Dot), then put the sentiment on Dimensionals. The pines are glued to the center of the sentiment, and then I added some Rhinestones, which I colored with the Dark Cherry Cobbler Blends marker.
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Hey! I’ve had this triangle box on my desk for a couple of months. I had it decorated but decided I didn’t like how it was decorated, so I un-decorated it and left it sitting there for a while. Then I suddenly grabbed it the other day, and voila. New Christmas box. This time I’m really happy with how it turned out.
The triangle box design is copied from this video by Sam Donald. She’s brilliant at boxes, and I cannot see in 3D, so I often CASE her box designs and decorate them in my own style. [Note: I use the Envelope Punch Board to round corners, and I use my Trimmer to cut and score for boxes, but you can also use the Simply Scored like Sam does.]
I wrapped the Cherry Cobbler 1/4″ Double-Stitched Ribbon around the box, then tied it. Before tying the bow, I laid Linen Thread across the criss-crossed part of the ribbon, then tied the bow. Then I tied the Linen Thread around the bow knot once, threaded on one of the Mini Ornaments, then tied a knot in the Linen Thread. I adore these ornaments! They’re made of some kind of hard plastic or glass and just the perfect size for gift packaging.
I attached the boughs (cut from Garden Green cardstock and Silver Foil Sheets with the Pretty Pines thinlits) with the Fine Tip Glue Pen, behind the bow, then attached the sentiment from Merry Little Labels with Dimensionals (only put Dimensionals on the part of the tag that is on the top flap — you don’t want your recipient to have to destroy this beautiful box to open it! Finally, I uncurled one of the Boxwood Wreaths embellishments and attached it (using Glue Dots) to the box using Glue Dots.
The box would fit 5-6 Hershey’s Nuggets, so it would be perfect for teacher’s gifts, fancy stocking stuffers, or just a little extra something under the tree.
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