Pick a Pumpkin Box in a Card

I learned how to make this lovely “Box in a Card” at an event put on by Mindy Gray and Candy Michael in Columbus last weekend .  The card acts as an easel for one of our Clear Tiny Treat Boxes.  A section of the card that measures 2″ wide and 1 3/4″ deep is cut out from the folded side of the card to hold the box.

Mindy and Candy also suggested that this could be a place holder at a table setting – what a sweet way to present a favor at a special dinner!  I CASEd the idea to use in my clubs this month.  Both of our versions use the Painted Autumn designer paper.  Theirs also used the Painted Harvest Bundle.

My version is a little smaller, and I used the Pick a Pumpkin Bundle and the new Everyday Label Punch.

The greeting is from “Labels to Love”.

Here’s a look at how the box nests into the card.

I added a name tag to the top of the box.

I have a series of pictures that show how I cut the Early Espresso Card Base.  You can use this concept in any size card.  I started with a 4″ x 8″ piece of Early Espresso, scored at 4″.

Start by making the lengthwise cuts, 1″ from either edge.

Score between the endpoints of those cut lines.

Then, cut out a chunk of the cardstock as shown below.  You can do this with scissors if you prefer, cutting about 1/2″ from each score line to create tabs.

The finished base is shown below, ready to decorate.

It is easiest to decorated before creating the tent.  Add Tear-n-tape to one of the tabs to use later when assembling.

I added a 2″ x 4″ piece of designer paper, a pumpkin and a tag.  The bow on my pumpkin is made from one ply of the Jute Twine.

Once decorated, reveal the tape and overlap the flaps to create a shelf for the box.

 

If you prefer, you can create a 2″ square box from designer paper to fit the cut-out.

If you need any of the great products I have used in my project, click here to go to my online store, or use the carousel to be directed to a specific product.  If you order $35 or more in September, I will send you a Copper Leaf Shaker Card and a package of our Linen Thread.  Orders over $50 also qualify for a Buckeye Point in my Loyalty Rewards program.  I appreciate your business!

Have a great Monday!

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More “Hearts Come Home”

I am using “Hearts Come Home” again today, and again I have different options.  This is a simpler design than yesterday’s, with only two pieces of Thick Whisper White on the card front.  Each is cut with a different edgelit – so fun, and so easy!!

 Night of Navy was my first choice for this card.

Then I made the same card on a Powder Pink card base with the greeting embossed in silver – I love it!  I was inspired by cards I received at a Stampin’ Up! event last weekend.

My upline, Mindy Gray, made these cards.  The one on the left is made with Basic Gray, and the one on the right is stepped up a bit with Silver Glimmer Paper and embossing.

I’m not great at taking pictures of shiny things – these are even more stunning in person!

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Hearts Come Home, 3 Ways

Choose your favorite designer paper for this one.  I made the same card with designer paper from three of our holiday collections and our Hearts Come Home bundle – which is fabulous!  I know that intricate dies may have caused you extra work in the past.  However, the newer dies, in combination with the improved Big Shot platform, are delightful to work with!

Leave me a comment if you have a favorite among these three…

1.  Quilted Christmas

2.  Christmas Around the World

3.  Merry Little Christmas

Have a great day!

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Holiday Catalog Favorites Blog Hop

Welcome to the Grand Vacation Achievers hop for September.  This month we are featuring our favorite products from the 2017 Holiday Catalog.

You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog (Chris Slogar) or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the projects.

I am featuring the Smitten Mitten Bundle.

The framelits that coordinate with this stamp set include a detailed thinlit that cuts the pattern that you see here in Real Red.  There is a solid white mitten shape behind each Real Red piece to complete these red and white mittens.  The cup is cut from Coffee Break Designer Series Paper with the Coffee Cup Thinlits.

I am featuring two other new favorites here too – the embossed snowflake made with the Winter Wonder folder and the Quilted Christmas ribbon.

“Smitten Mittens” also includes two-step stamps to stamp mitten parts.  The card below (previously posted here) shows just a few of those builder stamps.

This bundle will be a favorite of mine well beyond Christmas!

 Thanks so much for taking part in our blog hop.  Remember that currently you are at my blog – Chris Slogar – so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next, and enjoy!

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Labels to Love

There are two great punch shapes here – the sweet cat silhouette and the label shape.  There are also two great stamp sets that coordinate with the label shape.  The Halloween greeting on this card comes from “Labels to Love”, a set that will take you all the way through Valentine’s Day.

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Smitten Mittens

I am smitten with this bundle!  I just love the sweet two-step stamps that you can put together to build mittens in any colors.  I coordinated with the Quilted Christmas designer paper to create this card in Pool Party and Blushing Bride.  The greeting is from “Cookie Cutter Christmas”.

Here’s a look at the stamp sets I used…

Of course, the mitten framelits are awesome, too.  Besides outlines, the framelits cut the intricate stitched pattern shown below. (Click here for previously posted details on the Crumb Cake card.)

I also love the fact that this “Christmas” bundle will be appropriate well beyond Christmas.  It is one of my top picks from the 2017 Holiday Catalog.

 Click here to shop now or use the carousel to be directed to a specific product.  If you order $35 or more in September, I will send you a Copper Leaf Shaker Card and a package of our Linen Thread.  Orders over $50 also qualify for a Buckeye Point in my Loyalty Rewards program.  I appreciate your business!

Have a great weekend!

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Pick a Pumpkin

We have some really great things for fall this year in our 2017 Holiday Catalog – I can’t decide what I like better, this “Pick a Pumpkin” bundle or the popular “Painted Harvest”.  They are both so great!  The greeting on my card is from “Painted Harvest”.

The designer paper is from the Painted Autumn collection – how great to have a pop of Lemon Lime Twist in these papers!

Have a great day!

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Gift Card Present

I have a super-easy way to add a pocket to a greeting card, and you can make it for any occasion.  I am showing it here for Christmas with designer paper from the Be Merry collection and a greeting from “Merry Cafe”.

The top portion of the card front flips up to reveal a gift card sticking out of the present.  The pocket is made from a 3″ x 3″ mini envelope.

There is a space on the inside for a message.  The video below shows how I make this card.  If you are receiving this blog post as an email, click here for the video.

Here are the dimensions:

Crumb Cake Card Base 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 3″ and 8 3/8″

Be Merry Designer Paper 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″

Garden Green cardstock 1″ x 3 1/2″

Be Merry Designer Paper strips 3/8″ x 1″ and 3/8″ x 3 1/4″

Whisper White insert 4″ x 3 1/8″

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Night in Bethlehem

I was really excited to break out this set!  “Night in Bethlehem” and the coordinating Bethlehem Edgelits Dies create a suprisingly easy “WOW” card.  I stamped the rooflines in Crumb Cake, one at full strength and the second staggered from the first and stamped off.  (Stamping off means tapping some of the ink from the stamp onto scrap paper before stamping onto the project.  This creates a lighter image.)

Then I added a few gold elements, and they really steal the show – especially the detailed roofline cut with one of the edgelits.  It’s so great when the materials create the “WOW” with so little effort!

Now is a great time to start your Christmas cards, and we have such a fabulous collection of products for fall and the holidays in our 2017 Holiday Catalog!  Please contact me at stampyourworld@gmail.com if you would like to receive a catalog in the mail, or click here to look through the online store.  You can also click on any product in the carousel to check it out in the store.

  Order $35 or more in September, and I will send you a Copper Leaf shaker card and a package of our Linen Thread.  Orders over $50 also qualify for a Buckeye Point in my Loyalty Rewards Program.

Have a great Monday!

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Watercolor Christmas

These are the greetings from “Watercolor Christmas”, the stamp set that coordinates with our Christmas card kit by the same name.  The bold pretty script on these large greetings steals the show on my simple cards.  The black and white designer paper is from the Merry Music specialty collection; the red strip is from the Quilted Christmas collection.

I think my black and white cards are easy to make in great quantity, so they are great for Christmas.  If you want something even quicker and easier, you can make 20 cards with our Watercolor Christmas kit and this stamp set.  I completed all 20 cards from the kit in under 3 hours.

The kit makes five of each of these four designs, and it includes 20 envelopes lined with a luxurious gold foil.  I will include these kit cards as an option in my “A la Carte” classes this fall.

 Click here to shop now, or use the carousel choices below to be directed to a particular product.  Order $35 or more in September, and I will send you a Copper Leaf shaker card and a package of our Linen Thread.  Orders over $50 also qualify for a Buckeye Point in my Loyalty Rewards Program.

Also…don’t forget the Paper Pumpkin special is almost over!!  Don’t miss it – if you have never tried Paper Pumpkin, you get your first month for less than $10, including shipping!  Click here to sign up – and email me at stampyourworld@gmail.com when you do, so I can send you a pack of four fall thank you notes.

Have a great day!

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