Sunday, December 30, 2012

Merry Christmas...Time to Get Ready for Next Year!

Check out this beautiful project from Stampin' Success 2011. Now that the Christmas rush is officially over, maybe we can sit down and make this for next year! Can your believe that this is paper crafts? Are you ready for the directions???


Stamps
Christmas Greetings Set
Gifts of Christmas Set

Paper
Garden Green Card Stock
Old Olive Card Stock
Real Red Card Stock
Soft Suede Card Stock
Whisper White Card Stock

Ink
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker
Stampin' Pastels

Accessories & Tools
Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
Linen Thread
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Stampin' Dimensionals
Color Spritzer Tool
Boho Blossoms Punch
Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch
Extra-Large Tag Punch
Lace Ribbon Punch
1-1/4" Circle Punch
Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
Big Shot
Flower, Daisies #2 Bigz Die
Island Floral Bigz Die
Sponge Daubers
Floral wire
Hot glue gun
Pinecones
Silver ornaments
Instructions
To decorate box
  1. Punch border from Whisper White Card Stock using Lace Ribbon Punch and adhere to box. Wrap Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon around box and adhere. Wrap Linen Thread around box and adhere.
  2. Stamp flower image in Old Olive ink on Whisper White Card Stock. Stamp sentiment over flower in Real Red ink. Punch tag from stamped card stock using Extra-Large Tag Punch.
  3. Adhere tag to Old Olive Card Stock and cut out.
  4. Punch border from Real Red Card Stock using Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch. Trim scallop border and adhere to tag. Adhere Rhinestone Basic Jewels to tag.
  5. Tie Linen Thread in a bow and adhere to tag.
  6. Punch flower from Real Red Card Stock using Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack. Adhere rhinestone to flower and adhere to tag. Adhere tag to box using Stampin' Dimensionals.
To create Whisper White flowers
  1. Cut flower petals from Whisper White Card Stock using Big Shot and Island Floral Bigz Die. Layer two sets of petals. Sponge Stampin' Pastels on flower center using Sponge Daubers.
  2. Spritz flower using Color Spritzer Tool and Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker.
  3. Cut strip of Whisper White Card Stock. Snip card stock every 1/16" and roll into a cylinder. Sponge Stampin' Pastels on snipped card stock. Adhere to center of flower, standing straight up.
  4. Attach flower to floral wire.
To create Real Red/Soft Suede flowers
  1. Cut several layers of flowers from Real Red Card Stock using Big Shot and Flower, Daisies #2 Bigz Die.
  2. Punch a circle from Real Red Card Stock using 1-1/4" Circle Punch. Adhere circle over hole in one flower. Lay flower flat.
  3. Curl petals on remaining flowers and fold in half. Adhere folded flowers around center of flat flower, slightly overlapping.
  4. Snip Soft Suede Card Stock every 1/16" and roll into a cylinder. Adhere to center of Real Red flower.
  5. Attach flower to floral wire.
To create Old Olive/Whisper White flowers
  1. Cut flowers from Old Olive Card Stock using Big Shot and Island Floral Bigz Die. Cut one petal from smallest flower and fold the rest of the flower to three petals.
  2. Punch flower from Whisper White Card Stock using Boho Blossoms Punch. Scrunch flower and adhere to center of Old Olive flower.
  3. Attach flower to floral wire.
To create Real Red flowers
  1. Cut flowers from Real Red Card Stock using Big Shot and Island Floral Bigz Die. Layer flowers, removing petals from some layers. Curl petals downward.
  2. Fold and distress small piece of card stock and adhere to center of flower.
  3. Attach flower to floral wire.
Additional pieces
  1. Cut thin strips of Garden Green Card Stock and attach to floral wire.
  2. Attach ornaments to floral wire.
  3. Attach pinecones to floral wire.
  4. Arrange flowers and additional pieces in floral arrangement.

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