Friday, July 29, 2022

A New Design for a Christmas Gift Set for As You See It Challenge #280

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 Every Christmas, I have a favourite project I like to create several of. It's a Christmas Stationery Gift set and it makes a great gift or a great craft fair novelty. The first time I ever made one was in 2018 and I followed the directions on a blog post and video tutorial by SallyStampers. Since then, many of the original materials and stamp sets have been retired, so I've reinvented them each year.

This year I've used sentiments, paper and glimmer paper from the Lights Aglow Suite in the 2022 Jul/Dec Mini Catalogue. This is a gorgeous suite that I'm sure most of you will love! You might want to check it out! I've also used the Eden's Garden stamp set and the Merriest Moments stamp set for the foliage stamps.

As You See It Challenge #280 has a Fill in the Blank Challenge this week. Check it out: 

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I would fill in the blank like this: My favourite Christmas in July creation is a Christmas Stationery Gift Set.

Here are some more photos with all the details:

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The outside flap of the gift set. I used the Lights Aglow Specialty 6" x 6" DSP for the backing of the sentiment and the Glimmer Specialty Paper for the sprigs.

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Contains four gift tags, four 3"x3" thank you cards with envelopes, and four 51/2"
x 4 1/4" Christmas cards with envelopes.

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This view give a closer look at the cards and tags and their designs. Don't you just love the Lights Aglow Specialty 6" x 6" DSP on the large cards?

large cards

  • These are fairly simple to make but the use of the Lights Aglow Specialty 6" x 6" DSP and the Glimmer 12" x 12" Specialty Paper for the sprigs around the sentiments really makes them look special.
  • The sentiment from the Brightest Glow stamp set is embossed in gold on Basic White and die cut with a Seasonal Labels die. The sprigs are punched using the Bough Punch.
mini cards

  • These 3" x 3" cards are created from Basic White cardstock cut at 6" x 3" and scored at 3".
  • The sentiment from the Hello Harvest stamp set is embossed in gold. The foliage is stamped in Cherry Cobbler, Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent and the stamps are from the Merriest Moments stamp set.
  • These are meant to be Thank You cards for Christmas presents received.
gift tags

  • This set of 4 gift tags uses the retired Delightful Tag Topper Punch for the top. They are made from Thick Basic White Cardstock cut at 2" x 4". 
  • The gold Glimmer Specialty paper is 2" x 0.5". 
  • The paint stroke is from the Hydrangea Haven stamp set, and is stamped off once before stamping, using Soft Succulent ink.
  • The foliage is stamped in Evening Evergreen and is from Eden's Garden, while the sentiment, joy, comes from the Brightest Glow stamp set and is stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink.
  • The ribbon is Gold 1/4" Shimmer Ribbon.
I hope you enjoyed this project. It always gets rave reviews from all the recipients or shoppers at craft fairs!

christmas stationery gift set

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  1. OH MY GOSH! This is just amazing! My jaw has hit the floor! You've outdone yourself with this lovely stationery set. I'm willing to bet each one since 2018 is fabulous, but this one is really over the top! Thanks for stepping up to the plate with my "challenging" challenge!

  2. So brilliant, Heather - I LOVE this set, and even the idea of it! What a great gift, and a great way to start the countdown clock, lol!

  3. Thanks, Leanne and Heather! I really do enjoy making them. The case is easy and doesn't take long. You can change up what you put in the pockets too!

  4. Wowza! Your recipients are lucky to have you as a friend! This is packs a punch - the cards, the tags and the whole set. Absolutely brilliant!

  5. That's such a lovely idea, Heather! It's so very pretty and would make such a fabulous gift.

  6. What a lovely stationery set Heather - I think I'd struggle to give it away!! I love the rich red and green elements and all those touches of glimmer. Such a thoughtful gift though, especially at the start of the festive season.


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