Thursday, October 29, 2015

Peaceful Pines Pop Up Card

If you saw my Lip Balm Christmas Tree on Monday, you would immediately spy some similarities between it and this pop-up card. While I was working on the tree I felt strongly that I could turn the pieces into a pop-up card and I began experimenting to come up with the perfect design. If you would like to learn how to make this pop-up Christmas tree, just follow my tutorial above.

The key ingredient for this card is the Peaceful Pines Bundle. When you purchase the bundle, you save 15% over the cost of buying the stamp set and framelits individually. All the rest of the supplies you'll need for this project are available for purchase HERE!

Earn a FREE tutorial from me when you place a $15 order in my Stampin' Up Store (see the choices HERE).

Quick Reference
  • Standard Card Base: 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", score in half at 4-1/4"
  • Card Front Pieces: Merry Moments DSP 4-1/4" x 2", Whisper White 2-3/4" x 3-1/2", Mossy Meadow 3" x 3-3/4"
  • Cut 6 trees (2 of each size) with the Perfect Pines Framelits
  • Score the sides, cut off trunks, fold along score lines and adhere each pair together
  • Cut off the top two branches of the large and medium trees (only along the glued side)
  • Tree Trunk: 1-1/2" x 1", on long side score at 1/4", 3/4", & 1-1/4"
  • Adhere in this order: tree skirt (large oval punch piece), tree trunk, tree pieces (large to small), star


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Monday, October 26, 2015

Lip Balm Christmas Tree

The cold weather season has arrived here in Boston and my neighbors are teasing me about breaking out my winter attire already. I walk about 4 miles everyday and I go through great lengths to shield myself from the cold, from my Roots fleece head band all the way down to my Smart Wool socks. Around this time of year, I start carrying lip balm in my pocket. AND that's how the idea came about for my lip balm Christmas tree.

Lip Balm + Perfect Pines Framelits = CHRISTMAS TREE

Easy-Peasy!

Well, in reality, most things aren't quite so easy-peasy. I had to experiment to come up with the right combination of trees and how to score them. My desk looked like a Christmas tree factory by the time I was through. I also discovered that if I created the trunk in two pieces I could slide out the lip balm without destroying the tree. Cool Beans! You'll also love this tree because you can decorate it however you like. You can even get the kids involved. Just watch my video tutorial and I will show you how to create the Lip Balm Christmas Tree from start to finish.

The key ingredient for this lip balm holder is the Perfect Pines Framelits. All the rest of the supplies you'll need for this project are available for purchase HERE!

Earn a FREE tutorial from me when you place a $15 order in my Stampin' Up Store (see the choices HERE).

Quick Reference
  • Cut 6 of the largest Perfect Pines Trees
  • Score the sides, cut off trunks, fold along score lines and adhere sides together with Tombow
  • Tree Trunk Pieces: 2-1/2" x 2" and 2-1/2" x 1/2". Put Tear & Tape on short side (you may need to adjust tree trunk pieces if using different-sized lip balm)
  • Use 4 Dimensionals to attach trunk to tree (pay close attention to their placement in my video)


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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Wild About Flowers Note Cards

The Wild About Flowers Stamp Set is perfect for creating a pretty set of note cards. I'll show you how to stamp each of the three flowers in my above video tutorial. All the supplies you'll need for this project are available for purchase HERE!

Earn a FREE tutorial from me when you place a $15 order in my Stampin' Up Store (see the choices HERE).


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