For today’s project I’m pulling out the Rustric Retreat set which can be found on page 49 of the annual catalogue as is perhaps one you’ve overlooked as its not the most festive set but does have a certain rustic charm.
I used some of the Old Olive paper from the Christmastime is Here Speciality DSP and ran it through the subtles embossing folder to add to the rusticness of the card.
I die cut the three smallest circles in the Stitched Shapes collection and stamped the most festive images on them from the set. I coloured the little log cabin and the stag with Stampin’ Blends.
To finish the card I added a strip of the Cherry Cobbler Diagonal Stripe Ribbon across the middle of the Old Olive layer and then added the stamped circles in the middle of the card.
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.
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.
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.