Poinsettia Pillow Box

Today I’m sharing a simple idea to decorate our Kraft Pillow Boxes using a punch and some paper.

To make this Poinsettia flower simply punch six baubles from the larger punch from the Gleaming Ornaments Punch pack. I chose to use the Cherry Cobbler paper from the Christmastime Is Here Speciality DSP.  Scrunch each “petal” up to give that crinkly effect which Pionsettia’s have.

Poinsettia Pillow Box 1

Adhere all the red petals to a 1/2″ punched circle, overlapping each one a little. punch out another 1/2″ circle is Whisper white and adhere to the front of the flower. Cover this circle with the largest Gold Glitter Enamel Dots to create the centre of the flower.

Punch and scrunch three green petals and add them to the back of the flower to create leaves.

Poinsettia Pillow Box 2

I added a length of Gold Shimmer Ribbon around the kraft pillow box and then adhered the Poinsettia to the top.

This makes the perfect little box for those small Christmas gifts or gift cards. I also love that these little boxes are small enough to hide amoung your Christmas tree branches if you want to make a few.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x



Tailored Tag Patchwork Background Christmas Card

I’ve wanted to make a card with a patchwork background created with the Tailored Tag punch ever since I bought which was, a long time ago. Finally I’ve pulled out the Christmastime Is Here Speciality DSP and created this christmas card.

I used 18 punch out tags in four different designs, but you can use any number of patterns you like, just try not to put the same patterns next to each other when you form your patchwork. I adhered these by using Liquid Glue on the card base.

Tailored Tag Patchwork Background Christmas Card

I added a little swirl of the Gold Shimmer Ribbon to add some interest and then placed the large label from the Roses dies over the top with the greeting stamped in Cherry Cobbler. I finished with some of my favourite Gold Glitter Enamel Dots.

The Christmastime Is Her suite is only available until the end of the month so if you still thinking about purchasing these products you only have a few days left, I’m just debating how many extra packets of Gold Glitter Enamel Dots I should order.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x



Silver Tree Card Trio

Yesterday’s card was a simple one layer of stamping, in contrast today I’ve used many techiniques on this little card trio.

Firstly I cut made my 3″ square card blanks and cut the first layers matts in Seaside Spray, Mint Macaron and Rococo Rose to 2 7/8″ sqaures. I then cut three sqaures of Fluid 100 watercolour card to 2 5/8″ squares.

Silver & Seaside Spray Tree Card

I then coloured a watercolour wash on each watercolour card layer using each of my three colours of ink and an Aqua Painter. I don’t have the reinkers for these three colours so just ran my aqua painter along the inkpad edge to pick up some ink.

Mint Macaron & Silver Tree Card.jpg

While my watercolour washes were drying I stamped three trees from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set onto vellum with Versamark ink. I then heat embossed these with Silver Embossing powder and punched them out using the Pine Tree Punch.

Rococo Rose & Silver Tree Card

For a greeting a stamped Christmas Cheer from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set and punched them out with the Classic Label Punch. I adhered the trees to each card using Mine Glue Dots and then used Tear & Tape to attached my greeting labels.

To finish the cards I added some Silver Foil stars punch from the Twinkle Builder Punch.

I love how these turned out and as there small they will work as either Christmas cards or gift tags.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x



Christmas Baubles Card

Today I’ve been playing with the Christmas Gleaming bundle making loads of baubles, which is super easy with the punch duo and the gorgoeus Brightly Gleaming Speciality DSP.  I love this paper and it seems everyone esle does to as Stampin’ Up! can’t seem to keep the warehouses stocked with it.

Christmas Baubles Card - close up

I’ve paired my gorgeous background paper with a matt layer in Pretty Peacock, I was tempted to use Copper Foil but thought that might ne a copper overload with the Celestial Copper ink and Brightly Gleaming Foil elements which also appear on the card.

Christmas Baubles Card - flat

Along with the baubles, one punched and one stamped, I’ve stamped the holly spring. I stamped this in Celestial Copper Delicata Ink and the coloured with Stampin’ Blends. The colours have gone a little muddy so I think next time I’ll use Versamark and Copper Embossing Powder if I want to colour an image.

A simple Merry Christmas stamped in Pretty Peacock and the card is done.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x



Glitter Snowmen Card

What do you do when you want to make a card quickly? You use a punch and some paper and thats exactly what I did here.  The Let It Snow Speciality DSP has some wonderful festive patterns featuring snowmen, so of which can be punched out with the Snowman Builder Punch. Making cute snowmen in seconds and whats more some sheets of the Let It Snow DSP have glitter accents and so instant sparkle for your card.

Glitter Snowmen Card - flat

I used the punch to create some twig arms for the snowmen, cut in black cardstock to match the background paper. I also added a couple of the felt hats from the Let It Snow Embellishment kit to add a little more cuteness.

I also added some of the Real Red Rouched 1″ Ribbon for some additonal interest and texture and finished off the card by adding a greeting from the Greatest Part of Christmas.

A quick card to put together but plenty of interest when you use many of the products in the Let It Snow Suite.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x



Merry Merlot Moose Christmas Card

I have to confess when I first saw the Merry Moose stamp set and punch in the catalogue I was like “What am I going to use that for” as being in the UK Moose are not typically an animal associated with Christmas. But you know what I’m completly converted, the gorgoeus sentiments and that super cute little racoon have won me over.

For this card  I used a piece of patterned paper from the Night Before Christmas 6″ x 6″  Designer Paper which features Mossy Meadow, Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler, I’ve paired it with a Merry Merlot card base as the Cherry is more Merlot on this pattern, at least for me it is.

Merry Merlot Moose Card close up

The Moose is stamped in Soft Suede ink onto Crumb Cake cardstock and I couldn’t resist adding a little Merry Merlot scarf. I attached him onto a Stitched Circle cut from Very Vanilla cardstock which had been stamped with Mossy Meadow trees to create a background.

Merry Merlot Moose Card flat

I stamped my greeting onto the narrowest of the Stiched Rectangle dies and positioned on my card so it looks as if the Moose is walking across it.

I love this card and am so pleased I’ve added the Merry Moose Bundle to my collection. I’d love to know which stamp set you’ve changed your mind over thuis catalogue.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x



Patchwork Plaid Card Duo

Who doesn’t love cosying up under a patchwork quilt when its cold outside, I know I do and thats whats inspired this patchwork card. Each little patchwork square measures 4″ x 4″ and is cover with 16 1″ squares. I chose two patterns of the main colour, one of a contrasting colour and one white based pattern and I’ve used the same basic pattern for each card, just varied the papers used.

Patchwork Plaid Cherry Cobbler Card

I made one card in Cherry Cobbler and one in Night of Navy. Each card base measures 5″ and is made from Whisper White Thick Cardstock. I then cut a matt of either Cherry Cobbler or Night of Navy measuirng 4 3/4″ x  4 3/4″. I then added a Gold foil layer measuring 4.5″ x 4.5″ and onto this I added my little patchwork sqaures.

Patchwork Plaid Night of Navy

I finished each card off with a Gold Foil Circle, a cardstock tree from the Pine Tree punch and and a greeting from Itty Bitty Christmas stamped on the small banner from from the Smooth Sailing die collection.

I love the patchwork effect and it’s the ideal way to use up all those little scraps we have left after a crafting session. I’m going to make some more cards with this effect very soon.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x