Christmas Tags – Bags, Tags & Boxes Week

Christmas Tags – Bags, Tags & Boxes Week

It’s Bags, Tags & Boxes Week on Bedlam & Butterflies! There won’t be any Christmas cards this week. I figured most people who are making their own Christmas cards will be done by now – or at least know what they are going to make, so I thought I would try to inspire other types of Christmas crafting. I will be making Christmassy bags, tags and boxes for you this week. I’m kicking off with some Christmas tags.

I’ve got three sets of Christmas tags to show you traditional colours with a modern design, contemporary colours and a more traditional design Kraft tags.

I’m also entering the first set of tags into the Global Design Project Color Combination challenge #GDP013 which is Real Red, Crumb Cake and Old Olive. I’ve teamed these colours up with Gorgeous Grunge and Festival of Trees for a modern look.

Stampin' Up! Christmas Tags Tracy May UK Demonstrator

I made a trio of the same Christmas Tags. I’ve recently re-inked my Old Olive and it’s stamping very dark, plus the photo doesn’t really show the green up well I think because the light is bad today, but trust me that  Christmas Tree is Old Olive! Also I used Gold Glitter to add a bit of sparkle!

Stampin' Up! Christmas Tags Tracy May UK Demonstrator

I also decided to try out some Christmassy blues but with a twist of orange for a contemporary colour scheme to compliment the modern design. What do you think?

Stampin' Up! Christmas Tags Tracy May UK Demonstrator

I added Silver Glitter for some sparkle on these.

Stampin' Up! Christmas Tags Tracy May UK Demonstrator

I love the mottled look of the second generation stamping of the Christmas Tree on this tag.

And now for some more traditional looking Christmas Tags I made using Kraft card stock and scraps of Designer Series Paper. These are so simple to make. All you need is a punch and a sentiment stamp.

Stampin' Up! Christmas Tags Tracy May UK Demonstrator

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Festival of Trees from Stampin’ Up!

Christmas inspiration for the Global Design Project “Christmas challenge (#GDP011) using Festival of Trees from Stampin’ Up!

Ok so it’s official, Christmas is on the way! Today’s card for the Global Design Project “Christmas challenge (#GDP011) uses Festival of Trees from Stampin’ Up! combined with a dash of Lucky Stars embossing folder and a sprinkle of Gorgeous Grunge – oh and not to forget a scattering of Jingle All the Way!

Festival of Trees from Stampin' Up! Tracy May UK Demonstrator #GDP011

I think I’m going with this version of my card for #GDP011. I’ve seen loads of cards recently being embossed after stamping, which is what inspired today’s cards.

Festival of Trees from Stampin' Up! Tracy May UK Demonstrator #GDP011

I wanted a subtler look for the embossing, so I didn’t run this one through the embossing folder. I’ll show you how I did it at the end of this post!

Festival of Trees from Stampin' Up! Tracy May UK Demonstrator #GDP011

This one I ran through the big shot to emboss.

So how did I get that lighter embossing on the landscape version of this card? Easy……

Festival of Trees from Stampin' Up! Tracy May UK Demonstrator #GDP011

…. I just put the card in the embossing folder then I stood on it! I moved my foot around to make sure I covered the whole of the card front! Dont worry – no embossing folders were hurt during this procedure! Lol! 🙂

Festival of Trees from Stampin' Up! Tracy May UK Demonstrator #GDP011

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Simple Tree Punch Card Design

Simple Tree Punch Card Design – one design, multiple variations.

How are you getting on with making all your Christmas Cards? I’m not doing too badly for once. I have about 55 completed and just need another 30-40 I think. I need to check, the numbers to make sure, but I’m on track with the help of some simple card designs that are easily repeatable. Now I get easily bored making the same card over and over again, so I only tend to make up to about maximum 6-7 of the same card if I can help it.

Simple cards like the set below, using the Tree Punch from Stampin’ Up! are easy to make in batches and you can also vary the design slightly on each one if you like!Stampin' Up! Winter Wonderland Desinger Vellum Tree Punch Gold Star Metallics Sequin Assortment Tracy May

 

I made a bunch of these cards at the same time. I just stuck the Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum over a piece of Whisper White card and when the glue had dried I punched out the trees using the Tree Punch. I lined up the 3 trees at the back and stuck them down, before adding the two trees to the front and finishing off with sequins.

You can stick all the trees to the card blank, or raise the front row or all of them up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Winter Wonderland Desinger Vellum Tree Punch Gold Star Metallics Sequin Assortment Tracy May

 

If you don’t have stars for the tree tops you could use round sequins instead.

Stampin' Up! Winter Wonderland Desinger Vellum Tree Punch Gold Sequin Trim Tracy May

This design can be made in any colour scheme. It could be stamped using the Festival of Trees stamp set, or use different DSP (Designer Series Paper). There’s a variety of possibilities – try different things out, have fun!

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Falala – Seasonal Frame Thinlits from Stampin’ Up!

Falala Christmas Tree Card created using Seasonal Frame Thinlits from Stampin’ Up! and Holidays Fancy Foil Designer Vellum.

 

Falala la la la …. Tis the season to be jolly! Have you seen the Seasonal Frame Thinlits from Stampin’ Up! yet? It’s a great set that co-ordinates with the Sparkly Season stamp set. Today I have just used the thinlits for the sentiment for this card, which is based off the same Global Design Project (GDP) sketch, I used for this leaf card.

Seasonal Frame Thinlits from Stampin' Up! Christmas Tree Card Tracy May

 

I used the Holidays Fancy Foil Designer Vellum for the background and teamed it up with Red and Silver Foil for the rest. I didn’t actually like this card at first, but I left it overnight and it had grown on me. That’s what happened with the leaf card I created with this sketch as well. Bizarre!

What do you think? Do you like it?

Oh before I forget, the white twine behind the tree is actually a strand from the White Jute Ribbon!

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New Stampin’ Up! Gift Box Punch Board

I have to admit, I wasn’t initially sold on the new Stampin’ Up!® Gift Box Punch Board (GBPB). I already have the Envelope Punch Board and have used it to make a variety of gift boxes as well as envelopes.   However, I decided to add the Gift Box Punch Board to a recent order as I wanted to be able to be informed about it when asked by my customers. Wow! I am totally sold on it now I can tell you.

stampin up uk independent demonstrator Tracy May gift box punch board
On Wednesday evening last week, I was prepping for my monthly class and suddenly decided my 3d project just didn’t cut the mustard. I had a fleeting moment of panic and then remembered the GBPB. Within minutes I had created this gorgeous gift box. It’s so easy! No juggling working out dimensions and measurements and trying out prototypes just to be sure the measurements work. I simply chose the size of box I wanted, cut my card stock to size bush, bash bosh my box was done! 
I used the Under the Tree Speciality Designer Series Paper, which is in fact cardstock-weight double-sided Kraft sheets. I love this stuff. It’s coloured on one side and Kraft on the other, so when the box above is opened it has that lovely Garden Green pattern of the trees on the inside. I used the new Tree Punch (I love, love, love this punch) to decorate the outside of the box and create a tag for the top. The box and 9 trees were created out of just one sheet of 12×12″/30.5×30.5cm. 
stampin up uk independent demonstrator Tracy May gift box punch board
You can stick the sides of the box together, or simply leave them free like I have done.
The ladies who came to the class also loved the GBPB, for it’s speed and ease of use. It was a clear winner and is on most of the class attendees orders too. 

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A Festival of Trees from Stampin’ Up!

The new Autumn/Winter catalogue from Stampin’ Up!® is now available to order from. If you are in the UK and would like me to send you copy then please let me know and I will pop one in the post to you.

There is soooooo much I would like, it was difficult to narrow it down. One of my must haves though was the photopolymer set Festival of Trees, not only because there is a matching Tree punch, but that does help! Lol!

stampin up uk independent demonstrator Tracy May christmas card making ideas
I also used the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, which I ran through my Big Shot in the new On Point Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I used the circle as a guide to stick the photopolymer sentiment stamps onto a clear block so I could follow the circle with the sentiment. I love that the photopolymer are so sticky that you can manipulate them to a certain extent to do that. 

stampin up uk independent demonstrator Tracy May christmas card making ideas

I have a thing for punches and one of the other absolute must haves was the Confetti Stars Punch. I’ve teamed it up with the Festival of Trees and Tree Punch for this card. I couldn’t resist Lost Lagoon as the colour theme again. I bodged up the sentiment on this card but rescued it by using the Word Window Punch.

Stampin’ Up! have released a number of videos on products from the new catalogue on their YouTube channel. Check them out here!

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s projects. See you Wednesday x