Monday, November 16, 2009

PPA16 ~ Theme Challenge: Christmas Cheer

The Pals Paper Arts posted a very festive and fun theme challenge: Christmas Cheer! I thought creating a tag, gift box, and mini card would be a great way to celebrate the Christmas season in style!!
My 3" square card was made using Garden Green card stock as the card base, cut to 6" long x 3" wide, scored, and folded in half to create the 3" square card! Then I cut a 2-3/4" square piece of paper from the Merry Moments DSP (pg. 160). Using my Big Shot Die-Cut machine and the Lots of Tags die (pg. 197) I cut out the scallop tag and stamped 'merry & bright' in Chocolate Chip Classic ink using the Merriment stamp (pg. 208). Then I added a red button and Chocolate Chip 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon to embellish and a little dove in the bottom corner cut from the Merry Details die! Tip: Just for fun, I lined up his eye over one of the dots in the paper and glued him down, so it looks like he has a little eyeball!
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Stamps: Fundamental Phrases (114968)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908)
Card stock: Garden Green (102584), Very Vanilla (101650)
Accessories: Playground Designer Buttons (116313), Chocolate Chip 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon(111367)
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Lots of Tags (114508)
Essentials: Mini Square Envelopes (107309), Mini Glue Dots (103683, for adhering my button)
My 'merry' tag was cut out of Real Red card stock using the Merry Embosslits folder from the Holiday Mini Catalog. Then I cut out some Christmas trees in Old Olive and Very Vanilla card stock using the Merry Details Sizzlits die and layered them on the tag. After the tag is cut out, there is a hole at the top which is perfect for tying my Very Vanilla 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon through!

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Card stock: Real Red (103133), Old Olive (100702), Very Vanilla (101650)
Accessories: Very Vanilla 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (109026)
Tools: Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Merry Embosslits Folder (116820)
My gift box is cut out of Old Olive card stock and it's super quick and easy to make! Add the perfect touch to give as a gift by adding some candy or small gift inside the box!
Here's how you make it:
1) Score an 8-1/2" piece of card stock vertically at 2", 4", 6", and 8". Then, score horizontally at 2" from the bottom edge. Cut to horizontal scored line along vertical scored lines. Cut off 1/2" x 2" notch at end of card stock to make folding easier.
2) Decorate front of box. This is typically the section between the 6" and 8" scored lines. I added a piece of Merry Moments DSP to mine!
3) Fold box, and adhere using Sticky Strip.
Tip: Your card stock should be 8-1/2" wide, but you can use any height - since this will determine how tall your box is! Mine is about 4" tall!

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Stamps: Fundamental Phrases (114968)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908)
Card stock: Old Olive (100702), Very Vanilla Textured (108693)
Accessories: Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (109034), Linen Thread (104199)
Tools: Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Merry Details (116823), Lots of Tags (114508), Scallop Edge Punch (112091)


  1. What sweet projects! All three are adorable, but I just love your "Merry" tag! Thanks for playing @ PPA!

  2. Thank you for playing @ PPA!

    Please join us for our next challenge, Thursday November 19.

    Hope to see you there!

  3. Kari, I have come over from Stampin Connection. Lovely blog and projects. I am your newest FOLLOWER. Hope you will come by my blog for a visit and FOLLOW ME if you wish. Louise


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