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A Christmas Tag and Reindeer Treat Holder
by Janet Katz

Trees rainbow tag PS
Reindeer treat holder PS
The new Whittle Forest Reindeer Kit has so much to offer. Here are two projects I made with it:
While the kit dies are a blast to mix and match, don't overlook the tiny little stamp set that comes with the kit. On it is a tiny tree along with an outline of that tree. I put the two to work on a store-bought white tag with a gold hole reinforcer. I pulled together a rainbow of dye ink pads and stamped a row of colorful trees in rainbow order on the long edge of the tag. Next, I used black ink to stamp the outline on top of the colorful trees.
I purposefully offset the outline to give it a modern edge. I have recently seen a lot of tags that use a layer of vellum over a cardstock layer. I cut a piece of vellum cardstock (you can buy this heavyweight vellum on Amazon or at many online craft retailers) to the same dimensions as the tag and then stamped a sentiment from the Gilded Christmas Wishes stamp set in black ink. With a little more time, I could have heat embossed the sentiment in black. I punched a hole in the vellum tag and attached the two with a deep pink grosgrain ribbon and cinched that with some teal and white baker's twine. This took just a few minutes to put together.
For my reindeer treat holder, I started with a piece of 2" x 5.75" kraft cardstock, I scored it at 2.75" and then at 3" to provide a .25" gusset for my chocolate treat square.
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I used a corner rounder punch to round the corners. I used a little slot punch to punch a rectangular hole for the ribbon. Next, I cut a 1.75" x 2.25" piece from a pale blue polka-dotted paper. Then I used one of the dies that came with the Gilded Christmas Wishes stamp and die set to cut a tag shape from a dusty navy blue cardstock. A circle punch would have worked for this piece also. I die cut my reindeer head from brown cardstock, the nose from red cardstock, and the hat from the Memory Box Christmas Jolly 6 x 6 paper pad (PP1019.) I layered it all together and attached it to the kraft base keeping the hole at the top. Finally, I stamped in black ink on white cardstock and cut out the "Cheers my deer" sentiment that comes with the kit and adhered it below the deer head. I folded it up at the score lines and slipped my treat inside (a little double stick tape on the back of the treat wrapper will keep it from sliding out). I finished it with a small piece of white grosgrain ribbon cinched with both blue and white baker's twine and linen thread.
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'Tis the season to stretch your craft supplies, dies and stamps to make fun gifts for family and friends.
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Three Christmas Cards for Last Minute Inspiration
by Meghan Kennihan

Final_5Hi Crafty Friends,
Christmas is coming up fast but these two cards are quick and easy to create and the critters can be used all winter so if you order now you can still use them in January, February, and March!

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: How many Christmas cards did you make this year?
A: Me? 140+

The first card is with the darling mom/daughter or father/son pair of Whittle Polar Bears.


I used the Wintertime Snowflake Frame Die to frame this duo. Then I splattered the entire card with white Copic Opaque Paint and added the sparkle with Christmas Fairy Jewels.

For my second card, I used the same Wintertime Snowflake Frame die but this time I created a scene with the Whittle Forest Reindeer Kit.
Final_4I splattered a beautiful blue paper from the Stormy Blue 6x6 Paper Pad with Copic Opaque white and gold watercolor paint to create a shimmery snow.

The Freestyle Script Joy die just adds the perfect sentiment for how this deer family is feeling spending the holiday together.

BONUS CARD! The Oval Fold Frame die makes highlighting sentiments and shape dies easy. I used it below to frame my sentiment from the Christmas Sparkle Set with the fun Whittle Cocoa with Whip die.

I embellished the edges with the Scallop Tall Curve Border Die and added some holly to match the plaid in the Memory Box Holiday paper.
Final_4Here is how it opens...
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Christmas Trees
by Marybeth Lopez


Hello to you all. Marybeth Lopez   here with you today.

May the peace and joy of Christmas fill your hearts at this time of year and always.

I have a pretty pink Christmas card for you today. I used the Poppystamps Iced Pine Trees.


I layered the trees a few times, also layered the snow edges a few times. I added glitter to the snow edge and simply added to the card on top of the beautiful patterned paper by memory box.


Above is the paper pack that I used from memory box. I used the first one on the left, pretty pink , red and gold. I thought it gave a minty look to the card.


Not sure you can see in the photo but the bit of gold in the stripe on the patterned paper , gives just enough sparkle to the edge of the card.

I stamped the sentiment in red to bring the card together and add just a bit more red.


Thank you for stopping by today  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. 

I hope you can find some ( good for you) crafty time. 

God Bless you all.





Challenge Reminder: A Warm Cocoa Treat with Snowflakes
by Janet Katz


Just a reminder that there is plenty of time to enter our December Challenge PSC#99 with the theme of Gift It! Enter with a tag, gift wrap, a treat bag, or something similar and it doesn't have to be holiday themed. Birthdays, school and other occasions are welcome! Just use one Poppystamps stamp or die on your project. 
One of my favorite things that comes with the cold winter weather (we don't get much in Austin, TX) is hot drinks: coffee, tea, cocoa and any other specialty drink treat you can think of. The Poppystamps stamp set Wintertime Sentiments has some adorable stamps that go very well with the new Snowflake Loop die set as well as the Adelaide Snowflakes set. I wanted to use these on a disposable coffee cup with either a Starbucks gift card or a packet of cocoa inside.
To make the white snowflakes stand out, I made a cup wrapper by simply laying my cup onto the backside of some 12" x 12" dark brown patterned paper and tracing the edges as I rolled the cup.
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I handcut the wrapper from the paper, and wrapped it around the cut, adhering it with glue so it couldn't slide off. The cup itself came in a package from Walmart, complete with black lid and kraft-paper sleeve. I slid the sleeve over the handmade wrapper. Next, I die cut a banner from red cardstock using the banner die that comes with the Gilded Christmas Wishes Stamp and Die set.
Then I stamped the "All you need is cocoa..." stamp from the Wintertime Sentiments Stamp and Die set onto a piece of 80lb white cardstock and punched it out with a 1.75" circle punch. I used a 2" circle punch to cut out a circle from black cardstock. I layered these two as shown and then glued them onto the red banner strip.
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It was time for snow. I cut the big loop from the Snowflake Loop die set from white cardstock and carefully adhered it with liquid glue, centering the sentiment in the middle. I had to hold it in place for about 20 seconds to make sure every little flourish got attached.
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Next, I pulled out the Adelaide Snowflakes set and cut three different snowflakes from the same white cardstock. I adhered two to the cup and then had the idea to make the largest one hang like a tag from a red velvet ribbon I wrapped around the entire cup. I used a piece of linen thread to attach it to the red ribbon.
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This was fun and easy to make. Sometimes the smallest gift can have a big impact when it is from the heart.
Merry Christmas and happy crafting!

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by Nancy Penir


Christmas Greetings to all!  Do you need a fun last minute holiday card? I have a shaker for you today.


The new Stacked Joy die cuts all 3 letters of the word Joy together. I die cut once in gold and 5 times in black. Be sure and keep the center of the letter 'O'. You won't need the black.


I used the top gold die cut and glued it to clear card stock before fussy cutting around each letter. 


The finished shaker is filled with tiny sequins, and the gold with the clear cardstock is glued over the frame.


I hope you enjoyed today's simpler card. I think any shaker is a joy for the recipient, don't you? Have a great holiday week!

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A Teabag Treat Holder
by Janet Katz


Tea may be an overlooked gift at this time of year. Wine and spirits are often the most popular for gift giving. But one cup of tea might be just the refreshing break a friend or relative needs this holiday season. I put together this little treat holder using a template I found on Pinterest. On Pinterest, simply search for "paper treat pocket," and a step-by-step guide will show you how to fold a double-sided 6 x 6" piece of paper into this. It takes no adhesive (although I put some under the front flap to keep it down) and can be done in 1 minute.

After I folded the pocket using a sheet from the Memory Box Christmas Jolly 6x6 pack, I wanted to add a decoration to the front. I started with the banner die that is included in the Gilded Christmas Wishes Stamp and Die set.

 First, I cut the banner from a pearly gold paper and then again from kraft cardstock. I took the kraft banner and trimmed off about 1/8" from each long side, so the gold would show behind it when I layered and adhered them together. I glued my layered banner to the front flap that had been folded down. Again, I glued that flap down so it couldn't flip back up. Next, I cut the forest trees from the Whittle Forest Reindeer Kit using two different shades of green cardstock. I layered those onto the banner and glued them down. Finally, I took the "You're Tree-mendous" sentiment from the enclosed stamp set that comes with this kit and stamped it on a piece of white cardstock. I punched a hole in that and then in the corner of the pocket's front flap. I tied some metallic gold twine to keep this mini tag in place. Finally, I tucked in the mint tea bag.
Hope you get some relaxing treats this holiday season. You know you deserve them.
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