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one sheet bag

Here is one of the projects I made for the Passionately Artistic blog, just in case you missed it. It’s a small box/bag made with one sheet of 8.5″ x 11″ cardstock:

First, here is how I created the front panel. It is best to to assemble your decorated front completely and then place it on the front of the box. Stamp and cut out the poinsettia image on red cardstock – no coloring needed! I attached small blue self stick pearls to the center of the image. Die cut two leaf images from green cardstock. This die is from the Spellbinders foliage set. Take of piece of red cardstock and place of piece of patterned fabric on top. The fabric I used is from Mota and has blues, greens and red throughout it.

Assemble all the pieces to the front of the fabric covered panel. I also added some bakers twine and a stamped sentiment.

To make the actual box, refer to the SCS resources section for “one sheet box.  There is a very good tutorial there that will show you how to make the box.

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all that glitters

Lets break out the glitter and glue!!!  Holiday cards always look better with a little sparkle to them and there are so many ways to do this.  You can go all out and apply glitter on everything, or add touches of sparkle with a pen.  Here’s a clean and simple holiday card that uses glittery paper.


I started out by die cutting a poinsettia on a piece of kraft cardstock.  This die is from Spellbinders and instead of using the die cut piece, I used what remained from the punched out shape.   A little burnt umber ink from Palette was sponged around the cut out area to provide a more rustic look.

Behind this I mounted a piece of polka dot glitter paper from Best Creations.  An EK Success scallop border punch was used on three pieces of red cardstock which I attached to the piece by overlaying each strip.  A small strip of the polka dot glitter cardstock was added over the scallops to give it a finished look.   The entire piece was then mounted on red cardstock.

Red and white bakers twine was wrapped several times around the base kraft card before attaching the main panel. 

It think this would also be great as a tag.

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tri fold treat box

I’ve always liked tri fold cards and started thinking about doing a tri fold box for holiday treats or gifts.  Playing around with some 12 x 12 holiday paper I worked on a couple of scenarios and finally came up with this box:

It measures about  3.25 wide, 8.25 long and 1.25 high and is perfect for homemade fudge or other specialty candies or  you may even be able to fit a tie inside.  If you have crafty friends you can fill it with buttons and other embellishments.  

Supplies used:

  • One 12″ sheet of double sided holiday cardstock (Little Yellow Bicycle’s Winter Wishes used here). 
  • One 8.5 x 11 sheet of kraft cardstock
  • red cardstock for scalloped edge, white cardstock for sentiment
  • Sentiment stamp (Papertrey stamp used here), label die (Spellbinders used here),   red ink (Memento Rhubarb Stalk)  ribbon, scallop border punch, scoring tool, adhesive

Take your holiday cardstock and cut it down to 8.25 x 12.  (Note:  shown here is the reverse side of the cardstock).  Save the leftover strip – you will be using that later.  Score the cut paper at 3″ and 4 3/8″, turn paper and score again at 3: ad 4 3/8″.  Fold on score lines and set aside.

Take your kraft cardstock and cut it down to 10.5 x 5 6/8.  Score at 1.25″ on each side.  Fold at score lines and cut tabs as shown. 

Cut down the leftover strip  of holiday cardstock to fit inside the kraft box.  Adhere to the bottom of the box, tape side flaps to create the box.  Set aside.

Use a scallop border punch on a strip of red cardstock (about 7.5″ long and roughly 3″ wide.  This strip will be taped to the top panel on the inside.  Also cut a strip of red cardstock the same length and about 1/2″ wide – this will be used on the front just to give a finished edge.



Tape the kraft box to the inside center panel of the holiday paper. 

To finish it off I wrapped  a red ribbon around the box – I used a little double sided tape on the back to hold the ribbon in place. 

Cut out a label from white cardstock with the spellbinders die and stamp the sentiment on it.  Attach to the front of the box with foam mounting tape or other pop dots.

Add fudge or other holiday treats and your gift is ready for giving!  You may want to line your box with parchment paper if you are giving edible items, unless they are already wrapped.

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Today’s card is for a friend who collect snowmen.  During the holiday’s her home is decorated with all sorts of snowman collectables.  She has quite an array of them and the house always looks so festive.


The images (from Flourishes were stamped with Memento ink and colored with copics.  The designer paper is from DCWV and is a change from the typical holiday colors.  The border punch is from Martha Stewart and the twine is something I did myself with crochet thread and a copic marker.

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holiday foliage

Yes – another christmas card!  I have a few more to share   – hope you don’t mind! 

The main image was colored with copics and highlighted with a stardust gel pen to add a little sparkle.  I LOVE this pen – especially for holiday cards!  In addition to using it on the main image, I used it to outline the patterned paper in the background and I drew random swirls on the red strip across the bottom of the card.

The circles were cut out using nestability dies.  The red paper is the gorgeous Cherry Cobbler from SU.   The blue patterned paper is from the SEI – Winter Song collection.  The bottom of the paper was cut using an EK Success border punch.

Now, about the strip of red trim along the lower part of the card.  I did this by taking a strip of red cardstock and layering it over 1/2 of a strip cut from a Martha Stewart punch. 

 Here’s how – I punched a strip with the MS punch and cut it in half long wise:

Then I just layered the half  of the punched strip behind a strip of the cardstock.  (sorry for the blurry photo).  This is a great way to get more use out of one punch!

And this card is for today’s featured stamper challenge at SCS – Julie Koerber is the featured stamper!!  Congrats Julie!

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