Snowflake & Stars Wire Elements – 12 Weeks of Christmas – Project 5

I hope you enjoy this weeks 12 Weeks of Christmas project.  It’s called Snowflake & Stars Wire Elements.   This is a small, tabletop artificial tree that just needs a pop of red, a few ornaments, and a topper to make it a great décor item for your home or office. At the end of the season, just store as-is for next year.  Who knew Stampin’ Up! products could enhance your holiday like this?

You can also give it as a gift or sent to school as a decoration for a teacher.  This was a favorite project of mine.  Decorating is always fun.  

Snowflake & Stars Wire Elements
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Miscellaneous: Snowflakes & Stars Wire Elements (147819), Real Red 3/8” Mixed Satin Ribbon (147894), 5/8” Striped Burlap Ribbon (147889), Paper Snips (103579), tabletop Christmas tree (the one pictured is 2’, pre-lit, flocked, white cones, burlap base, and was purchased on Amazon)

Ribbons: Real Red – each ornament will require about 11” for each ; burlap ribbon 14-16” for bottom and about 12-14” for top

1. Thread Real Red ribbon into each snowflake and star wire element, knot at end then snip ends. Hang ornaments on tree.
2. Tie burlap ribbon to make bows on top of tree and on base.


Great Joy – 12 Weeks of Christmas – Project 4

Our 12 Weeks of Christmas project for week four is another holiday card.  The gray and red combination is so elegant.  I think the weave ribbon is the perfect touch this particular card.  This is a beautifully put together card.  You will receive many compliments when you send out your peace card this holiday season.   Can you believe that we are a third of the way through the program?  I still have some great projects coming your way.  Check back next week.

Great Joy Card
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• Stamp Sets – Great Joy (147846)
Cardstock – Cherry Cobbler (119685); Whisper White (100730)
Stamp Pads – Tuxedo Black Memento Ink (132708)
Misc. – Festive Farmhouse Designer Paper (147820); Wood Textures DSP (144177); Gray Granite Textured Weave Ribbon (147656); Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine (124262); Galvanized Buttons (147891); Cherry Cobbler Light Stampin’ Blends Marker (144576); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); SNAIL Adhesive (104332); Tear & Tape Adhesive (138995); Glue Dots (103683);

• Cherry Cobble: 5 ½” X 11” and 1 5/8” X 3 5/8”
• Whisper White: 4” X 5 ¼” (cut 2-one for inside of card)
• Festive Farmhouse DSP: 3 ¾” X 5”
• Wood Textures DSP: 1 ½” X 3 ½”

1. Adhere Festive Farmhouse DSP to Whisper White cardstock and attach ribbon with Tear & Tape, then attach to card base.
2. Stamp sentiment onto Wood Textures DSP with Memento ink and color with the Cherry Cobbler Light Stampin’ Blends Marker.
3. Attach sentiment to Cherry Cobbler mat with snail adhesive and then to card base with dimensionals.
4. Tie Whisper White Baker’s Twine into a knot through a Galvanized Button and attach to sentiment with a glue dot.

Let It Snow Gift Bag – 12 Weeks of Christmas – Project 3

We have another great project for week 3 of our 12 Weeks of Christmas projects.  This is an traditional colored gift bag decorated with adorable penguins and snowflakes.  Add a gift to place inside and you have the perfect holiday surprise for that special someone.  I hope you have been enjoying the creative inspiration these last three weeks.  You still have 9 weeks left….  Sit back and enjoy the ride!

Let It Snow Gift Bag
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  • Stamp SetsMaking Every Day Bright (148813); Alpine Adventure (147741)
  • Cardstock – Call Me Clover (146969); Pool Party (122924); Poppy Parade (119793); Whisper White (100730)
  • Stamp Pads – Memento Tuxedo Black (132708); Poppy Parade (147050)
  • Misc. – Granny Apple Green Dark Stampin’ Blends Marker (146877); Mango Melody Dark Stampin’ Blends Marker (147944); Poppy Parade Dark Stampin’ Blends Marker (146879); Call Me Clover Dark Stampin’ Blends Marker (147024); Alpine Sports Framelits (147916); Layering Circles Thinlits (141705); Christmas Bulb Builder Punch (148013); Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (133324); Gift Bag Punch Board (135862); Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (139672); Shimmery White Embossing Paste (145645); Palette Knives (142808); Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon (146912); Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine (124262); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (141897); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755); SNAIL Adhesive (104332); Tear & Tape Adhesive (138995


  • Poppy Parade: 5” x 11”
  • Call Me Clover: 2” x 4 3/4” (cut 2)
  • Whisper White: scraps for penguins, snowflakes and sentiment
  • Pool Party:  2” x 3 1/2”                  


  1. Punch gift bag from Poppy Parade cardstock, following directions on punch board. (Do not punch the string holes.) 
  2. Stamp snowflake randomly all over bag. Fold bag and adhere with Tear & Tape.
  3. Punch top edge of Call Me Clover panels with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. Adhere tags to front and back of bag with Tear & Tape.
  4. Stamp 6 penguins with Tuxedo Black ink; punch with Christmas Bulb Punch. Color hats and beaks with Stampin’ Blends Markers.
  5. Emboss Pool Party panel with Softly Falling Embossing Folder.
  6. Using liquid glue, adhere top penguin to embossed panel about 3/4″ down from top of panel. Adhere middle row of penguins, making sure that you cover the punched bottom of the top penguin.  Adhere the bottom row of penguins.
  7. Apply Shimmery White Embossing Paste to bottom of penguin panel, creating a snow drift to cover bottom of penguins. Let dry completely.
  8. Adhere penguin panel to front of gift bag with Tear & Tape, aligning top of penguin panel with top of gift bag.
  9. Stamp sentiment onto Whisper White scrap with Tuxedo Black ink. Die cut with smallest Layering Circle Framelit.  
  10. Using Alpine Sports Thinlits, die cut 2 snowflakes from Whisper White scraps. Cut one in half. Adhere to bag with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  11. Thread ribbon through tag and tie with Baker’s Twine.
  12. Add Clear Wink of Stella over sentiment and penguin hats.

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Buffalo Plaid – 12 Weeks of Christmas – Project 1

Welcome to the 12 Weeks of Christmas projects.  I also like to call our first card Buffalo Plaid.  It’s very traditional and eye catching.  I hope you enjoy the next several weeks of holiday inspiration. 
Sit back and enjoy!

Buffalo Check Christmas
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• Stamp Sets – Buffalo Check (147794)
• Card Stock – Gray Granite (146983); Real Red (102482); Pear Pizzazz (131201); Basic Black (121045)
• Stamp Pads – Staz-On Black (101406)
• Misc. – Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper (147820); Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies (147912); Metallic Pearls (146282); Sprig Punch (148012); Snail Adhesive (104332 or refill 104331); Glue Dots (103683); Liquid Glue (110755)

• Gray Granite Cardstock- 5 ½” x 8 ½”, folded in half @ 4 ¼” and 5” x 3” for sentiment
• Real Red Cardstock- 5” x 3 ¾”
• Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper- 5 ½” x 4 ¼”, covers the whole card front
• Basic Black cardstock- 1” x 5”
• Pear Pizzazz cardstock- 5” x 3”, for sprigs


1. Fold your card base in half and adhere the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper to the front using Snail adhesive. It will cover the whole front of the card.
2. Ink your Buffalo Check stamp with Staz-On black ink by laying the rubber stamp on your table surface face up and moving the ink pad around to ink it up. Then lay your Real Red cardstock on top of your inked stamp, gently. Lay a piece of scrap paper over that and press all over to get a good stamped image. (Usually we put the stamp to the ink pad, but this way is easier because it’s such a large surface.) Or, you can use your Stamparatus for this part.
3. Die cut your sentiment using the Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies and Gray Granite cardstock. Don’t forget to save your dot for the I in Christmas.
4. Punch 4 sprigs using the Sprig Punch and your Pear Pizzazz cardstock.
5. Put some snail adhesive on the back of the Basic Black cardstock strip and attach two of the sprigs to the top backside (like shown). You might need to add a little more adhesive then add the black strip to the front of the red cardstock.
6. Do the same for the Buffalo Check red piece, add some snail adhesive to the back and position two more sprigs to the bottom corners as shown. Not very much of the sprigs are showing. Then add more snail if needed and add to the card front at an angle.
7. Add your die cut sentiment to the front with liquid glue or glue dots- whichever you’re more comfortable with.
8. Lastly, add a few Metallic Pearls.

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