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

Create a Quick Set of Perfectly Plaid Cards

I’ve got some cards to show you today with the Wrapped in Plaid suite which is probably my favourite suite in the catalogue. What I love is the traditional  colours and the simplicity of the punch. My cards use the same simple layout and are very quick to create. 

Create 3 cards with a simple layout for Christmas. Great for stamp a stacks

I used the Pine Tree Punch from the Perfectly Plaid bundle (Item #151143) to punch out the trees from the Designer Series Paper. These were then mounted with Dimensionals onto a 2″ circle from matching cardstock (colours I have used here are Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler and Shaded Spruce). Then I added a 2 1/4″ Gold Foil circle. 

Night of Navy Plaid Christmas card with punched out Pine Tree

I stamped the sentiment in the coordinating ink on Whisper White cardstock 14.2 cm x 9.9 cm. The strip of Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper (Item #149596) has been cut to 14.8 cm x 5.2 cm.

Create a quick Christmas card with the Wrapped in Plaid Stampin' Up! bundle

These cards took me minutes to make and would be great to mass produce. The addition of the Gold Foil adds an extra festive feel to match with the gold on the DSP.

Quick and Easy Christmas Cards in a hurry

Would you like a Holiday Catalogue? They are all on my desk waiting to be posted out. So please message me your details and I’ll send it out.

You are also invited to my FREE event to launch the Holiday catalogue. I’m having 2 sessions so please indicate which one you will be attending. Bookings are required as I need to get kits prepared. Invite your friends. We are going to have lots of fun.

Holiday Catalogue Launch