Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Want to Know Two of My Favorites for Christmas Cards?

Hello crafty friends! I feel like this time of year my blog posts hop from season to season - one day I'm celebrating Halloween, the next day Christmas, and then back to Thanksgiving. Throw in some summer projects here and there (since it's still 95 degrees outside) and color me CONFUSED.  

Tis' the season though, right? 

I noticed that Costco is already rocking the Halloween AND Christmas decorations, right next to back-to-school clothes - so it's probably their fault that my blog is a mess. That's where I'll place the blame anyway. But I digress . . .today is Christmas around here so let's get merry and check out today's project: 
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I got crafty with two of my FAVORITES for Christmas projects. First, this poinsettia stamp set is one of my VERY favorites and it was high time to pull it out and get crafty. Is there anything more classic than poinsettias for Christmas? This is one of those stamp sets that I NEVER get tired of - and I'm pretty fickle about stamp sets, so that says a lot. The images are large and they fit together so well to make gorgeous Christmas floral arrangements on cards and crafts. Today I made a card, plus a coordinating treat box.
The box was made with the Gable Favor Box Die from FSJ. It's just one piece that you diecut twice and assemble. It honestly comes together really easily with some white liner tape, all ready to embellish and fill with goodies.

It's the perfect size for candy and a gift card, or jewelry, small party favors, or a couple of Christmas cookies. Think: teacher gifts, co-worker gifts, party favors, etc. And really, don't we need those things all year long?
Next up, a pretty simple card. I stuck with the same arrangement of poinsettia and leaves because I loved the way it turned out. After stamping and trimming these images (there's actually coordinating dies that I don't seem to have - which would make this project even easier, although I kind of like fussy cutting!)

I added my favorite steel rule tag die and used the same absolutely FABULOUS Cozy Prints patterned paper for both of these projects - and that my friends, is my SECOND FAVORITE for Christmas crafts - give me alll the buffalo check print! Stencils, patterned paper, fabric - LOVE it. It's cozy but bold and it just feels comfy and warm.

 To finish off this poinsettia I added some rhinestones and Fashion Silver dots to the center. Kind of a fun sparkly detail, right?

The BONUS of these projects is that much of what I used is ON SALE right now. Spellbinders + FSJ is having a great sale to help you get rocking and rolling on holiday crafts. Up to 40% off some of our favorite tried and true stamps and dies for Christmas, New Year, and more. You'll find the products I used linked below.

Thanks so much for coming by today! If you're making plans for holiday cardmaking and crafting, I'd love to see what you create. Be sure to stop by the Spellbinders + FSJ website to see the entire holiday sale!

Supplies: Poinsettia Burst Stamp Set | *Poinsettia Burst Die Set | Gable Favor Box Die | Tag Set Steel Rule Die | Cozy Prints 12x12 Patterned Paper | Cut Rhinestones | Christmas Inside and Out Stamp Set (Season's Greetings stamp) | Whimsy Trees Stamp Set (Spread Christmas Cheer stamp) | Fashion Silver | Natural Journey Thread | Cranberry Bliss ink pad | Rich Coral ink pad | Fresh Forest ink pad

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