Archive | December, 2009

Big Shot Build-a-Bear Pocket Santa

17 Dec

Created by Kathy Alt

Playing with the build-a-bear dies is a lot of fun.  (Don’t tell anyone, but this little guy is naked from the waist down!)

Big Shot Dies: Stampin’ Up! Bear, Stampin’ Up! Beary Merry, Top Note

Accessories: Build-a-Brad, Holiday Lounge Designer Series Paper, 1 3/8″ circle punch, 1/2″ circle punch

Stamp Set: Hello Again

  1. Cut out bear with close to cocoa using the Big Shot.
  2. Place a white and real red card stock piece on costume die and cut out a complete set of each…this is the easiest way to do it.  You will have extra pieces that you can save for another project.
  3. Cut apart white jacket and hat to add the white fringe to Santa’s red jacket…or cut off fringe from red hat and jacket and glue the remaining red hat and jacket on top of the white hat and jacket.
  4. Punch a 1 3/8″ circle out of black to add behind head for the eyes, nose, and mouth.
  5. To create the pocket, punch out a tempting turquoise and a designer paper top note.
  6. Fold down the designer paper top note about 1/3 the way down.
  7. Create a build-a-brad from the leftover designer paper using the 1/2″ circle punch and attach to the designer paper portion of the pocket.
  8. Attach the front of the pocket to the back of the pocket using adhesive on the edges.
  9. Stamp the snowflake on the Sahara Sand using Sahara Sand.
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Gift Money Holder

16 Dec

Even though this project was created for Christmas it can be used any time of the year.  All you need to do is chose the appropriate designer paper and you have a perfect card for any occasion!

A view from the outside.

The inside

Big Shot Dies:  Scallop Circle #2, Merry Embosslit

Punch:  Tab punch and 1/8″ circle punch

  1. Fold the 4” X 8” Designer Paper in half and punch out the tab using the tab punch.
  2. Attach the ribbon on the inside of the gift package using a small piece of sticky strip on each end.
  3. Put the package together using sticky strip as close to the edges as possible.
  4. Attach the other piece of ribbon and tie a faker-knot on the top piece.
  5. Punch out the scallop for the ornament and the Merry tag using the embosslit. (sandwich for embosslit is platform opened to tab 2, cutting mat, embosslit, clear cutting mat.)
  6. Select your designer paper for the center of the ornament which is made using 2-3″ circles cut with the Circle Scissors Plus. Cut one of the circles in half.
  7. Punch a tab and use a piece of sticky strip in the fold for adhering the gold cord.
  8. Attach the brads and the pocket.

Punch Class Added

15 Dec

Be sure to check out my Upcoming Classes page for the information on the upcoming winter punch class.  Stampin’ Up! is offering new punches in January and these are absolutely fabulous!  They collapse to store easily and the borders and corners they have created are incredible!

Big Shot Snow Globe Gift Card Holder

11 Dec

I received this adorable card in a swap from Glenda Travelsted.  I decided to make it into a gift card holder.  These are quick to do and very cute!

Stamp Set:  Punch Pals (p. 40)

Big Shot Die:  Clear Circle

  • You can punch all the slivers and all of the cards at the same time using the circle die.  White CS should be 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″ folded in half.  Slivers of white should be 4 1/4″ X 2 1/2″. You will also need 1/2 a punched circle from ballet blue.
    • Place the white small pieces so that they cover some outer portion of the circle.
    • Fold the white CS in half and then place on the circle die so that the fold is just inside the circle.
    • Stamp and color image using the punch pals stamp set.
    • Create snow by tearing the small sliver that is a partial circle and then adding some glitter.
    • When using the two-way glue pen to add glitter, just touch the tip to the snowflake circles or you will end up with too much glitter.
    • Add color to the image as desired and sponge the sides.
    • When punching the slits for the gift card, be sure to punch as close to the edge as possible so that the gift card fits!

    Pocket Card with Candy Surprise

    10 Dec

    Created by Kathy Alt

    Stamp Set:  Sweet Season (p. 29)

    Teeny Tiny Wishes (p. 145)

    Real Red CS size:  3 1/4″ X 9 5/8″

    1. Score the red CS at 3”, 3 3/8”, 6 3/8” and 6 ¾”
    2. Stamp the snowflake image on the outside with real red
    3. Fold the card
    4. Use the 1 3/8” circle punch to punch the opening inside the card.
    5. Create the design around the circle by stamping the snowflake image on vanilla CS and then punching out the snowflake with the 1 3/8” circle punch.  Then punch out the circle with the scallop circle punch.
    6. Adhere the inside flap to the back of the card using 2 dimensionals.
    7. Use mini glue dots to adhere candy to card.
    8. Stamp your inside saying.
    9. Stamp the outside Merry Christmas using black.

    10. To create the belly band design, stamp your image and punch out the snowflake using the 1 ¼” circle punch.  Mount on a 1 3/8” real red circle and then a scallop circle punched out of garden green.

    11.  Adhere the designer paper to the long garden green strip.  Wrap around the closed card and trim.

    12.  To seal the belly band, use a small strip of sticky strip.

    Big Shot and Punch Elf Box

    9 Dec

    This was a fun project to create (please note, it wasn’t my orignal idea, just my own adaptation.)  I believe the original idea credit goes to Gretchen Baron.  I used the box for pencils, but you can add a bag of candy, licorice, hot cocoa…you name it!

    Dies:  Bag With Scallops Bigz XL Die #114519, Top Note #113463

    Punches:  Small Oval, 1/2″ circle, 3/4″ circle, Large Oval, Full Heart, Snow Blossom (retired)

    1. Punch out scallop bag and cut off top scallop.  Sandwich for this die:  clear cutting mat, piece of tagboard for thickness, die, blush blossom CS, premium crease pad.
    2. Put box together with sticky strip.
    3. Using the Top Note die, punch a blush blossom, barely banana (you will only need half of this), and old olive top note.
    4. Sponge the 2 top notes with the corresponding color.  Using the pattern, slice off the olive top note to create the hat.
    5. Fold the olive piece over and use a piece of sticky strip to hold.
    6. To create the face, ears, etc… punch the shown pieces and adhere together.  Be sure to sponge the blush pieces as that adds depth.
    7. Sponge on some pink for the cheeks and add a mouth and eyebrows.
    8. Knot the ribbon and attach using glue dots.

    Happy New Year Card Using Texturz Plate

    7 Dec

    Stamp Set:  A Brand New Year #116838  (Holiday Mini Catalog)

    Texturz Plates:  Stampin’ Up! Backgrounds 1  #114512

    1. Fold navy CS in half.
    2. Spritz the side you will add texture to with alcohol for a deeper impression.
    3. Sandwich for Big Shot:  platform open to last page, piece of CS used for extra thickness, impressions plate, navy card, rubber, texturz cutting plate.
    4. Tear off section of front.
    5. Fold over the bottom right corner to add a flap.
    6. Stamp the design and add some two-way glue and glitter.
    7. Adhere the stamped image to the flap.
    8. Dot the intersections of the texture using the white gel pen.
    9. Add ribbon and other stamp.