We BEE Stamping TEAM Blog Hop - Stamped Christmas Gifts


Welcome to this month's Team Blog Hop and thank you for joining us as we head into the busiest time of the year.  Hope your holidays are magical. 

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My project today features the Window Wishes Bundle and the fabulous Snowflake 12 x 12 Specialty Vellum!


For the bag:

  • 2 pieces of specialty vellum cut at a 10" square
  • Score 3 sides at 2-1/2" and the last side at 1-1/4"
  • Fold each scored line and give it a good crease using a bone folder.  It will really help with the vellum
  • Holding the scored vellum in front of you:
    • fold the 1-1/4 line toward you and glue down (makes the top flap)
    • snip off the bottom left and bottom right squares leaving the middle flap 
    • all the 2-1/2 scored lines get folded back
    • do this to both 10" squares
  • Adhere the two 10" pieces together.  Side flaps first an then the bottom. 

Here a side angle picture.


The window/candles/wreath are all made with the Window Wishes Bundle.  

A couple of tips: 

  • Use a  Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Marker to add dots of berries to the wreath. 
  • I cut the two window dies with Basic White card stock but then also cut the inner die again with Basic Black cardstock. 
  • I inserted the black negative pieces to give a solid background.  

Another Tip:  when making the bag and using vellum, the 1-1/4" top flap will show the dull side of the vellum.  I took left over strips of the specialty vellum paper and adhered to the four flap sides.  I used 2 pieces of 1-1/8" x 2-3/8" and 2 pieces of 1-1/8" x 4-7/8".  Colored card stock would also look nice. 

Because the vellum is a thicker material, it does not show the Stampin' Seal+ adhesive used to hold the bag together!

I hope you like my project now.... 

Continue to hop with our team and Buzzzz on over to see what Mary Ann Rossiter has to share!


Don't forget, you can Buzzzz on back to see Linda Bauwin's project again.  


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So Grateful Pop Out Creative Fold

So Grateful... November is a good reminder of what we are grateful for; family, friends and simple blessings in  our life.  I wanted to share this sweet card project that is a creative fold with a surprising inside.  

The featured stamp set is called Apple Harvest and the background was made with the Gingham embossing folder. 


My card base is Real Red CS (card stock) cut to  5-1/2 x 8-1/2 and scored at 2-1/8 from each end.

The front panels are two pieces of Basic White CS cut to 2 x 5-3/8.  Take Real  Red ink pad and lightly rub over the raised image side of the Gingham embossing folder, and emboss your two panels.

On a 2-3/4 x 3-3/4 piece of Basic White, stamp your words and apple image with Black Memento.  I used the following Stampin' Blends makers to color:  Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Granny Apple Green, Old Olive, Soft Sea Foam, Balmy Blue and the Color Lifter.   Mat this to a piece of Granny Apple Green Cs that is 3 x 4. 

Surprise Inside:


To make the pop-up pieces:  cut 2  pieces of Basic White CS 1 x 5" and score at 1", 2-3/16" and 4

I hope you  liked the surprise inside!  Below is a list of products I used for quick reference. 

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We BEE Stamping TEAM Blog Hop - Slimline Cards


Welcome to this month's team blog hop featuring Slimline Cards.  These have been a wildly popular card, cut to a different size... slim and long, fitting into a business size envelope.  My card features the Sweet Gingerbread Bundle from the fall/holiday catalog.  


Card Details:

  • Card Base is Mint Macaron CS cut 8 x 9-1/4 and scored at 4" on the 8" side
  • Basic White CS layer is 4 x 9
  • Basic White 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 (quarter sheet for houses, roofs, and wreaths)
  • White Glimmer paper 4 x 6
  • Crumb Cake CS 1 x 6 for fence and pebble stones
  • Old Olive CS 4 x 5 to die cut 8 trees

With the wavy die, cut the White Glimmer paper into 3 sections.  Make the bottom the longest.  When cutting the other two pieces, shift the wavy die so they will be different when layering them onto the Basic White layer.  

On the quarter sheet of white, stamp 2 houses in Crumb Cake ink (stamp off on scrap paper first for the houses).  Also in Crumb Cake is the door, windows and door outline, and the scallop roof.  Using Real Red and Old Olive markers, color and stamp two wreaths.  Stamp the windows in So Saffron. Die cut all pieces, adhering the scallop roof and wreath to each house.

Assembly all pieces, tucking the top house and some of the trees behind the snow drifts. 

Add a rhinestone to the doors for knobs. 

Stamp the bubble stamp (I used the reverse side of the side) in Mint Macaron ink, stamping off first.  Then stamped the words in same color, not stamped off. 

Buzzzz on over to see what Karen Burke has created....


Or you can Buzzzz on back to see Linda Bauwin's project:


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