Tags and Trimmings Stamp Set and Trim Your Stocking Thinlits Dies for Stamping Sunday Blog Hop
Hello and welcome to another Stamping Sunday Blog Hop hosted by Sara Levin over at The Artful Inker.
We are the “second Sunday” crew and today we are featuring Christmas goodies from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue … the Tags and Trimmings Bundle. You may have come from the fabulous Mikaela Titheridge in the UK, or you may be starting at my blog, but be sure to hop around all of the blogs listed below to see what all the Second Sunday girls have created.
The Trim Your Stocking Thinlits Dies feature … somewhat predictably … a great Christmas Stocking die. However, today I have chosen to highlight some other great elements from this die set.
I fell in love with the little pom pom die from the Trim Your Stocking Thinlits Dies as soon as I saw it, and wanted to use it on my projects. As it happens, and totally unrelated, we are having a layout challenge on my Facebook VIP page and the pom poms were the perfect size to create this bunting look on the long thin panel of the layout.
Trim your Card with Strips of Bunting
Fa lalalala lalalala ….. This was such a simple card to create. The colours are Sahara Sand, White, Real Red and a touch of Gold Foil.
The background layer is embossed using the Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing folder and Whisper White cardstock. The greeting is from the co-ordinating Tags and Trimmings Stamp Set and is clear embossed on Real Red ink … don’t forget to ink up your stamp first with Versamark and then Real Red ink before stamping. This keeps the ink wet longer and so you get a nice coverage of clear embossing powder.
The little strings of bunting were die cut in Real Red and Gold Foil cardstock and then adhered to the panel on the front of the card. Aren’t they just so cute and festive!
I am thinking that this will be my Christmas Card design this year, using many different colour schemes.
Pillow Box Advent Calendar
The Trim Your Stocking Thinlits Dies also include a pillow box die. I have seen Advent Calendars created with the Stocking die from this set, but I wanted something a little simpler which didn’t matter if it got disposed of after the Christmas celebrations were done.
I will say that I have a lot of part finished Sahara Sand pillow boxes sitting on my craft desk …. I just wanted to give you a sampling of what you can do to create a quick and easy, and yet still stylish, Advent Calendar. Stay tuned for the whole 24 days completed.
The pillow boxes are the ideal size to hold a small treat or gift. I am going to velcro the pillow boxes onto a card panel so my granddaughter can attach it to her wall. That way she will be easily able to remove each pillow box and lift the top flaps to get her treats, but will also (hopefully, depending on the excitement levels of a 3 year old) be able to replace the pillow box on the display panel to keep the decorative look going all season. And the boxes are decorated very simply so that it won’t matter if they get a little “dishevelled” in the excitement of the daily opening.
I have created the boxes in the same colour scheme as my card, Sahara Sand, white and red with a touch of gold. The numbers are die cut from the Large Numbers framelits dies in Whisper White and Real Red cardstock. Let’s take a closer look at the design elements.
This box has the snowflake stamp from Tags and Trimmings stamp set, stamped all over the front of the box with Whisper White Craft Ink. Do your stamping before assembling the pillow box.
I have added in a touch of gold on the Day 11 box with a Foil Snowflake cut in two and added top and bottom.
And this one uses the largest button stamp from Tags and Trimmings Stamp Set stamped in Real Red and clear embossed. (Lol … I trimmed these out by hand and then realised “Oh, there is a die to cut these buttons in the Trim Your Stocking thinlits dies”! Duh!!)
The little white strings are added by hand using White Gel pen, creating lovely craftsy style ornaments.
Day 13 is really simple … the box is wrapped with Whisper White Baker’s Twine before adhering the numbers.
Another simple one, Day 14 features a Real Red bow created with the Bow Builder punch.
Day 15 also features that great Pom Pom die as bunting in Real Red and Whisper White, to match the card.
How fun is this? And it was so enjoyable coming up with simple ways to decorate the pillow boxes. Stay tuned for the follow up post showing all 24 boxes completed.
Here is the list of blog hop participants, hop on over to Sara’s blog next.
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Here is a list of main products used:-
For the card ….