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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.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Tune in tomorrow for more glittery goodness!

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.

Thanks for stopping by today!

matching card and box

Hello friends!    My regular internet service has been down since Friday – can’t believe how much I needed it!  Doing blog posts via the smartphone is too difficult for me at this time!!!  Anyway – I am back in business!

 Are you starting to get into the holiday spirit?  I’ve completed a number of my Christmas cards and am working on little gift boxes and gift card holders.   Here is a matching card and box I made for the “free for all” challenge on SCS this past week. 


The card is made with cryogen white cardstock along with solid and patterned paper from the SEI Winter Song pack.  The poinsettia was made with the same cryogen cardstock using Spellbinders Poinsettia die and a leaf from their Foliage die set.  This was mounted on a Lacey Circle die, also from Spellbinders.  A clear rhinestone was colored with a copic marker and placed in the center of the poinsettia.  The cryogen paper is heavyweight but soft enough to allow a nice deep embossing.  It also has a wonderful shimmer to it – perfect for holiday cards!  The sentiment is from Flourishes and was stamped with Memento Rhubarb stalk.    Here is a closer look at the card.


The box uses the same paper as the card.  For the front I used only 3 of the 4 blooms of the poinsettia die along with a leaf die from Sizzix.  You can tell fron this photo how nice this die embosses.  The ribbon is actually seam binding.  Here is a close up:


Thanks so much for stopping by today – join me tomorrow and I’ll show you some fabric covered ornaments I finished yesterday!