Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Pinched Strip Ornaments for December's Newsletter Tutorial


 

I'm excited to show you some cool little Christmas tree baubles that you can make from designer series paper that have an interesting trick to them, but aren't that hard to make. You could make these by the dozens for your tree and never have to leave your house to buy ornaments. You'd just have to order some Stampin' Up! designer series paper, or better yet, some specialty designer series paper with some metallic foil designs to enhance the holiday feel of them.

I will share the "how to" with you in my free photo tutorial that comes with my December newsletter. If you're not a subscriber to my newsletters, they are also free and are sent to you via email once a month. The photo tutorials that come with each of them have step-by-step instructions for the project they demonstrate, with photos illustrating clearly each step. They also include a list of all materials used and quantities and measurements.

Here's a closer look:


  • With these three baubles, I used paper from both Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP and Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP, but there are many others that you could use.
  • I got my instructions to start with from Jane from JD Papercrafts.
  • I don't want to give instructions here, as you will find all the details in the photo tutorial.
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Monday, November 23, 2020

Potpourri for a Tag Class

potpourri for a tag class 1

 December is only a week away and our attention shifts from making Christmas cards to wrapping and packaging gifts. There is always a need for tags when you wrap presents and for my December Online Technique Night Class, I thought I would do a class featuring four tag designs. There will be more information on the class in a day or two, but I thought I would pique your interest now with the designs. I've used a whole potpourri of paper, stamp and die sets and Designer Series Papers for this bunch!

potpourri for a tag class 2

  • Starting at the top left, there is the Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper being used on a Crumb Cake base. Some of the smaller designs are used as background and then the small poinsettias are fussy cut from the DSP and mounted on the tag front. 
  • To get the tag topper, a two-inch strip of cardstock has been cut and punched and mounted between two thicknesses of cardstock for all but one of these tags.
  • In the upper right, a three inch piece of Crumb Cake was embossed with the Evergreen 3D Embossing folder and then the White Craft ink pad swiped across it to highlight the embossing as well as using the snow stamp from the Peaceful Boughs stamp set to add some falling snow.
  • Strips of Plaid Tidings DSP was added top and bottom with the Beautiful Boughs die cuts added.
potpourri for a tag class 3

  • In the bottom left, Basic Black cardstock is the base with some of the black script from the Wonder of the Season Specialty DSP added as background. The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Christmas and it's embossed with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder and punched out with the Tailored Tag punch. The stars are die cut with the Stitched Stars dies from either Silver Foil Sheets or Brushed Metallic cardstock - Brass.
potpourri for a tag class 4

  • In the bottom right, the tag is made in a different way. The base is die cut with the Stitched Nested Labels in both Balmy Blue and Coastal Cabana. Then the Coastal Cabana is also die cut with So Many Snowflakes label die. 
  • Extra snowflakes were die cut from Balmy Blue, Silver Foil, and Whisper White.
  • The sentiment, from Itty Bitty Christmas, was stamped on Whisper White with Coastal Cabana and die cut with a die from the Stitched So Sweetly set then trimmed down to fit inside the same label die cut from Silver Foil.
  • Some of the Snowflake Adhesive-Backed Embellishments were added.
In all of the designs, the ribbons were some from my stash that seemed to fit.


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potpourri for a tag class 5

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