Ink, Stamp, Share Blog Hop – Christmas

Hi and welcome,

Our theme for the Ink, Stamp, Share Monthly Blog Hop is Christmas and it’s great to be able to participate in it with other talented demonstrators. 

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I’ve got a coordinated set of projects using the Perfectly Plaid bundle and I added some alternate colours for this project. 

I used the Gold Mini Pizza Boxes which are in the Wrapped in Plaid suite and embossed it with the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder. In order to emboss all sections of the box, I had to insert it several times in the die cutting machine. Some sections were overlapped as the box was too wide and I added shims on top instead of the top plate. 

Coordinated handmade Christmas gift box and card in plaid

The card uses a panel of Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper and then adhered a piece of embossed Gold Foil on top. The trees have been stamped in Melon Mambo and I stamped and punched a second set for the Mini Pizza Box at the same time. 

Stampin' Up! Perfectly Plaid card

I like the pink against the Soft Sea Foam and Shaded Spruce, giving a different colour palette for this paper. Then I cut 2 strips of DSP for the box and wrapped one piece around the bottom, cutting off excess, adding the other piece on the lid of the box and doing the same. Then I wrapped the twine right around. 

Top Tip

Wish you had a third hand when tying bows? Use a glue dot to hold the first knot to the box. Then tie another knot to secure and tie your bow. The glue dot stops the twine from slipping around. This also works for ribbon. 

Mini Pizza Box decorated for Christmas with Hammered Metal Embossing Folder

Measurements and products used are listed below. You are currently visiting Rochelle Laird-Smith of Stamping Flair in Australia. Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have been inspired by the projects I have shared with you today. Click on the Next button to see Margriet Siekman’s beautiful project. Stop by all the participants to see their Christmas creations and you’ll get lots of inspiration for your projects.

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Laura Mackie

Sandra Roberts

Liz Yuille

Michelle Bryant

Janey Backer

Tricia Butts

Deb Naylor

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Sue McDonald

Jo Blackman

Melissa Tennison

Anastasia Radloff

Sandrine Jse

Rochelle Laird-Smith – you are here

Margriet Siekman

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

All measurements and products that I have used to create this card are listed below. You can purchase these from my Online Store by clicking on any of the images. Alternately, contact me to place your order.

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Card Measurements:

  • Whisper White Thick – 21cm x 14.8cm (scored in half) 
  • Whisper White – Scraps (trees)
  • Soft Sea Foam – 5.2cm x 2.8cm (sentiment)
  • Gold Foil – 9.8cm x 4cm
  • Designer Series Paper – 9cm x 14.8cm

Box Measurements:

  • Designer Series Paper – 3cm x 15cm and 3cm x 8.8cm
  • Whisper White – Scraps (trees)
  • Soft Sea Foam – Scraps (circle and sentiment)

Product List

SIP #189 Gingham Easter Card

I’m participating for the first time in the Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge. I couldn’t go past the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper for this card featuring this cute squirrel from the Fable Friends stamp set. For me, this is the cutest stamp set in the Occasions Catalogue. 

I have made my card just a little bit smaller to work in with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits dies. The card base is 10.5cm x 13.8cm whereas usually it would be 10.5cm x 14.8cm. 

The squirrel has been stamped in Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with Stampin’ Blends. The grass was added with Soft Sea Foam ink.

I picked up on the daisy the squirrel was holding and decided to pull out the old favourite Daisy punch. In our previous Annual Catalogue, this bundle was a firm favourite but I’ve not used it much lately. So, what better way to use it than to celebrate a bright and cheerful Easter. 

Easter Card with Gingham and Squirrel

I stamped 3 daisies on Daffodil Delight cardstock. Then I added some highlights with the Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend. The petals were curled using a bone folder to add extra dimension. Offset the daisies when assembling them for a fuller look.

Daisy Delight coloured with Stampin Blends Alcohol Markers

As I had run out of large Clear Faceted Gems, I was forced to use a Gold one in the centre. This blended in too much with the flower and didn’t stand out at all. So I added more depth to it by colouring it in with the Dark Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blend. This matched well with the daisy in the stamp. 

The Easter sentiment has been heat embossed with White embossing powder.

Ok, it’s not a bunny but it’s cute and I think it still works. Make sure you check out all the checks and stripes on the Stamps, Ink, Paper blog for more inspiration.

Product List

Heat Tool

Daisy Punch

Bone Folder