Gift your handmade woodslice Christmas ornaments in these perfectly sized gift boxes.

Remember those stamped woodslice ornaments I made back in November? (HERE is the link to that post and video). Here's another look at them. Well it came time to send them on their merry way to my family for Christmas, and I was thinking how to wrap them, and I came accross the perfect size gift box, so I wanted to share this tip with you.

Wood slice ornament 2

The Stampin' Up! Mini Pizza bozes are the perfect size to fit them in with some tissue paper. They are available in Whisper White and Gold (like shiny foil), and you get eight in a pack. The Whisper White ones work out at $1.26 each, and the Gold ones at $1.54 each. They are even food safe if you wanted to replace the ornaments for chocolates or cookies.

They are a perfect fit for the woodslice ornaments. I just wrapped them in some tissue paper inside the box.

Gift box perfectly sized for DIY wood slice ornament. Available from Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

The Whiusper White ones are perfect to stamp on with Stampin' Up! Claasic Ink Pads, so it's quick and easy to decorate. I then popped them in with the Christmas gifts I was sending to my family interstate.

Gift box perfectly sized for DIY wood slice ornament. Available from Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's a look at the two different options of boxes. You can find them HERE  and HERE in my online store in Australia, or purchase them directly through me by phone or email.

Stampin' Up! Mini Pizza Box in Gold. Food safe, but also perfectly sized for DIY wood slice ornament. Available from Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Stampin' Up! Mini Pizza Box in White. Food safe, but also perfectly sized for DIY wood slice ornament. Available from Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

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Stampin' Up! Curvy Christmas Card, Handmade Tags and unique Christmas gift wrapping idea.

Hello friends. Today I am sharing with you a Christmas card and handmade gift tags using Stampin' Up! Curvy Christmas stamp set and Poinsettia Place DSP. I also share a unique Christmas gift wrapping idea, and a tip to line the curvy die cut edges perfectly on your projects.

The Curvy Christmas stamp set was introduced as an extra for Christmas 2020, but time is running out to grab this one as it retires on January 4th. I totally love this set which coordinates with the Curvy Dies (available now in the Quite Curvy Bundle as a pre-release from the 2021 January to June mini catalogue). I cased this card using a design from Stampin' Up!.

Stampin Up Curvy Christmas 2020 Christmas Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melboure Australia. Also uses Poinsettia Place Designer Paper.

In addition to the curvy Christmas stamp set, I have used Poinsettia Place Designer Series paper, Early Espresso ink, Real Red Braided Linen Trim (love this trim) and a bit of the gold and silver tinsel trim from the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley (see end of post for all the product links). I have used the Subtle 3D embossing folder on the base card, and embossed that gorgeous spray of stars from the Curvy Christmas stamp set, in gold onto Shimmery White cardstock.

Stampin Up Curvy Christmas 2020 Christmas Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melboure Australia. Also uses Poinsettia Place Designer Paper.

 

Here's a closer look at the gold embossing. I love that curvy star stamp from Curvy Christmas! 

Stampin Up Curvy Christmas 2020 Christmas Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melboure Australia. Also uses Poinsettia Place Designer Paper.

I needed some handmade gift tags, so I went with the same colour combination and stamp set. My sentiment on the tags is from the Wrapped in Christmas stamp set.

Stampin Up Curvy Christmas 2020 handmade Christmas Tags by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melboure Australia. Also uses Poinsettia Place Designer Paper and Wrapped in Christmas stamp set.

How to Line the Curvy Dies Cut Edges up Perfectly. 

  1. I found the Curvy Dies a bit tricky to line up perfectly until I got the hang of it, so let me help you with a couple of tips.
  2. If you want the punched circles on the edge, make sure you check the die so that the cutting edge is at the top (sounds obvious, but took me a while to remember).
  3. Cut your first edge, by taping the die at the top edge with some washi tape and putting it through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine (this bit will be cut off).
  4. To cut the second piece of paper, remove the die cut piece from the bottom of the previous cut, and then line the die and attached paper up with the top of the second piece (as shown in picture below), ensuring the edges of the die are in the same spot. Run through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine again. You should now have two perfectly lined up curves.

How to line up the Stampin Up Curvy dies in the Stampin Cut & Emboss machine when using layers of patterned paper. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

To make up the tags, I adhered the two bits of diecut Poinsettia Petals DSP to the card first, and then I cut into 2 inch strips which were 5 inches long. I then cut the tag tops with the Delightful Tag Topper Punch. This punch is AWESOME for making your own tags and bookmarks. They can be any length and the punch has grooves to hold and cut tag tops for 1", 1.5" and 2" wide strips of cardstock. How awesome is that?

Delightful Tag Topper Punch by Stampin Up. Purchase in Australia in my online store or directly through me. Claire Daly. Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Delightful Tag Topper Punch by Stampin Up. Purchase in Australia in my online store or directly through me. Claire Daly. Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I then stamped the tiny stars (from the Curvy Christmas stamp set) all over them using Versamark to give a subtle patterned effect that I could still write over.

Stampin Up Curvy Christmas 2020 handmade Christmas Tags by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melboure Australia. Also uses Poinsettia Place Designer Paper and Wrapped in Christmas stamp set.

I finished them off using the same trim as I used on the Christmas card.

Stampin Up Curvy Christmas 2020 handmade Christmas Tags by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melboure Australia. Also uses Poinsettia Place Designer Paper and Wrapped in Christmas stamp set.

Unique Gift Wrapping Idea

When you are after some coordination with your gift giving, or simply want to use up what you have; you can use left over patterned paper to wrap small gifts. I had a few sheets of the Poinsettia Place DSP left over, so I wrapped the gifts which were going with my handmade tags. I love how they turned out.

Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Place patterned paper for unique gift wrapping idea. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

 

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Simple and easy handmade card ideas using Stampin' Up! supplies

Hello stamping friends. Today I am sharing with you some simple and easy handmade card ideas using Stampin' Up! supplies and I also have a free PDF tutorial for you to show you exactly what I did with each card. These are great cards for beginners, and the stampset, watercolour pencils and note card and envelope packs are inexpensive items to get you started in your card making hobby.

Stampin Up Simple and Quick 2020 watercolour pencil card ideas using Stampin Up supplies. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Even though I have used Stitched Rectangle dies in my card, I have given the measurements in the tutorial to just cut a rectangle for these pieces. You could also substitute a rectangle of patterned paper for the two cards where I have used the vellum doily coloured with Stampin' Blends (again the measurements are in the tutorial). The vase and the mason jar are from the Jar of Flowers bundle which I have shown below. They are a great compliment to the Four Seasons Floral stamp set I have used in this project. The Four Seasons Floral stamp set is great for beginners and is just $24. 

Stampin Up Four Seasons Floral stamp set available in my online store in Australia. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I couloured the images using Watercolour Pencils and a Blender Pen (you can also use a Water Painter). You need to stamp the images onto the card using a black Stazon ink pad, so that the outline doesn't run when you add the moisture from the Blender Pen. Stazon is a solvent based ink pad which is why it doesn't run. I have combined a few different colours of pencil in colouring these images, which gives a more realistic effect.

Stampin Up Simple and Quick 2020 watercolour pencil card ideas using Stampin Up supplies. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

We sell two different sets of watercolour pencils and you can find them both HERE in the online store

Stampin Up watercolour pencils (in coordinating colours) available in my online store in Australia. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I used the jar punch (which is shaped and sized just like a mason jar) for the vase in this card. This can be purchased alone, or as part of the Jar of Flowers Bundle (where you get 10% off by purchasing them together). 

Stampin Up Simple and Quick 2020 watercolour pencil card ideas using Stampin Up supplies. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

There are lots of other floral shapes in the Jar of Flowers stamp set, which coordinate with the jar punch too. The Jar Punch can also be purchased separately.

Stampin Up Jar of Flowers stamp set and coordinating jar punch available in my online store in Australia. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

Download the PDF Tutorial for these Beginner Cards: Download MWC39 Set of 4 Beginner Notecards PDF

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How to Make Folded Christmas Tree Cards - Free Tutorial

Hey friends. Today I have a free tutorial on how to make handmade folded paper Christmas tree cards. Isn't it the cutest little tree ? It's easy to make and requires very little supplies. I have used the Stampin' Up! Stitched Shapes dies and Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper from the 2020 July to December mini catalogue for mine, but you could cut a circle shape another way and use any paper you had available.

Handmade folded Christmas Tree Cards. Free Tutorial. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I made two different versions, one basic one, and another more 'stepped up'. The sentiment is from one of my all time favourite Christmas sentiment sets, Itty Bitty Christmas (linked at end of post). I stamped the sentiment three times without reinking, on the bottom right of each envelope as well. Love how that turned out.

Handmade folded Christmas Tree Cards. Free Tutorial. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's a closer look at the more basic of the two cards.

Handmade folded Christmas Tree Cards. Free Tutorial. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's the stepped up version where I added Champagne Rhinestones, added some coiled gold cord and folded the edge of the patterned paper.

Handmade folded Christmas Tree Cards. Free Tutorial. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I think the stitched edge of the tree really adds to the effect.

Handmade folded Christmas Tree Cards. Free Tutorial. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

The cards are really quick and easy to make, Great for beginners or you can dress them up some more.

Folded Tree

 

Here's the free tutorial for you:

Download Folded Christmas Tree Cards Tutorial Claire Daly

 

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Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin Kit for Christmas 2020 - 16 Stampin Up cards and alternatives

Hello friends. Today I am sharing all 16 of the cards I made with the Stampin' Up! Joy to the World global Paper Pumpkin kit. This includes some cards similar to the ones covered by instructions in the kits, as well as alternatives and extras I made with left over peieces. The kit is designed to make 8 cards, but I  doubled that and still maintained my usual style of layering. If you are looking for a quick way to whip up your Christmas cards, I can thoughly recommend this kit. It's just $37 and you can find it HERE in my online Stampin' Up! store.

Stampin Up Joy to the World global Paper Pumpkin Kit. 16 cards including alternatives. Christmas 2020. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here's a closer look at the cards I made. First up I made 3 of one of the designs from the kit. I loved the foild die cuts and that everything is ready to stamp and assemble (I added the red rhinestones on the right card).

Stampin Up Joy to the World global Paper Pumpkin Kit. 16 cards including alternatives. Christmas 2020. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The white panels in the kit are embossed and the base cards have foiling on them. You get a mini Just Jade ink pad in the kit, and the stamps too.

Stampin Up Joy to the World global Paper Pumpkin Kit. 16 cards including alternatives. Christmas 2020. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Next up I made 3 of a slightly altered version of the other design. I only used one of the flower die cuts on each card.

Stampin Up Joy to the World global Paper Pumpkin Kit. 16 cards including alternatives. Christmas 2020. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Next up I made 7 of these cards, which I think are my favourite of the bunch.

Stampin Up Joy to the World global Paper Pumpkin Kit. 16 cards including alternatives. Christmas 2020. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here's a closer look at ones of these cards. I added in the Just Jade cardstock, and added a 1" strip of the Poinsettia Petals specialty paper. I coiled some gold cord under the flower, and used a stitched rectangle die out to cut the sentiment (included in the stamp set that comes in the kit). The stamp I used on the base card also comes in the stamp set you get with the kit. I stamped it in Just Jade (stamped off once).

Stampin Up Joy to the World global Paper Pumpkin Kit. 16 cards including alternatives. Christmas 2020. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I had bits and pieces from the kit left, so I made these additional single cards as well. I use one of the gold foil die cuts, along with a base card and the embossed section from the kit. Then I added in a world die cut from the World Map dies for this one, and the 'on earth' part of the sentiment comes from the Dove of Hope stamp set. I like the simplicity of this card.

Stampin Up Joy to the World global Paper Pumpkin Kit. 16 cards including alternatives. Christmas 2020. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

For this one, everything is from the kit, except the die cut trees (which are from the Pine Woods dies), and the embellishments (Wonderful Gems from the Holiday Catalogue). The trees are cut in Just Jade, Shaded Spruce and Brushed Metallic cardstock.

Stampin Up Joy to the World global Paper Pumpkin Kit. 16 cards including alternatives. Christmas 2020. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I used the Subtle embossing folder on the base Just Jade card for this one. Then everything else was from the kit with the exception of the Star Embellishment. 

Stampin Up Joy to the World global Paper Pumpkin Kit. 16 cards including alternatives. Christmas 2020. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

This final one is very similar. Everything is from the kit, except the base card which is embossed with the Subtle embossing folder again.

Stampin Up Joy to the World global Paper Pumpkin Kit. 16 cards including alternatives. Christmas 2020. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

If you have been counting along, you will see that is actually 17 cards, not 16, but since I had already finished my graphic for the post, I'm going with 16!

Stampin Up Joy to the World global Paper Pumpkin Kit. 16 cards including alternatives. Christmas 2020. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

To get your own Paper Pumpkin kit and get creating, go HERE. 

For more details of what's in the kit and an unboxing video - go HERE.

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