Thursday, November 19, 2015

Control Freaks Blog Tour: Christmas Gift Tags & Woodland Illusion Card

Whether you're coming from the fabulous Melissa Davies' Rubberfunatics blog or just arriving, welcome!!

This month's blog tour theme is "It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas." I know it's not even Thanksgiving, but I am already in the Christmas spirit. I've been listening to Christmas carols and I'm excited to exchange stocking stuffers with my family when we gather to celebrate the holidays next week. We won't all be together for Christmas, so this is a combination celebration. Are you celebrating Christmas a little early this year, too?

Here are some tags I made up for those early Christmas gifts. I love the Home for Christmas Designer Paper. I've been cutting images from the paper and using them as focal points -- like the Santa and the ornaments on these tags.

Stampin' Up! Cozy Christmas Home for Christmas Gift Tags #stampinup 2015 Holiday Catalog #christmas
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Stampin' Up! Supplies: Cozy Christmas stamp set, Home for Christmas Designer Paper, Early Espresso ink pad, Real Red cardstock, Mossy Meadow cardstock, Pool Party cardstock, Home for Christmas Designer Buttons, Home for Christmas Enamel Dots, Gold Cording Trim, Real Red Pompom Trim

**Most of the supplies I used for these cards (with the exception of the ink & cardstock) will be retiring from the 2015 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog. Make sure to get them while supplies last!**

Speaking of retiring favorites -- if you don't have the Woodland Embossing Folder (#139673) yet, don't wait too much longer or you'll miss out! There are so many ways to ink up this folder. Here's a card I made with my Stamp Club. If you saw the video I posted yesterday, you got a peek of this card at the end.
TUTORIAL for  Stampin' Up! Woodland Embossing Folder with Wonderland Trees - Forest Illusion #stampinup 2015 Holiday Catalog
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Isn't it gorgeous?! I have seen several versions of this card going around and had to give it a try! It's so easy to create this illusion of the trees behind the embossed trees! Here's how:
  1. Start by inking the Woodland Embossing Folder (the side with the logo) with Pool Party ink. You can use a sponge or a brayer. I just put the ink pad directly to the folder. 
  2. Wipe off any ink that gets inside the crevices for the trees so the trees aren't blue when you emboss the cardstock.
  3. Stamp the trees in Garden Green ink right on the embossing folder over the Pool Party ink.
  4.  Place the Whisper White cardstock inside the embossing folder and send it through the Big Shot.
Stampin' Up! Supplies: Wonderland stamp set, Festival of Trees stamp set bird), To You & Yours Too stamp set, Cherry Cobbler ink & cardstock, Garden Green ink & cardstock, Pool Party ink pad, Whisper White cardstock, Gold Glimmer Paper, Decorative Label Punch, Woodland Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

Well, that's all I've got for you today! Be sure to come back and visit me again for more Stampin' Up! project ideas and free video and printable tutorials. For now, it's time to keep on hopping and go check out the great Christmas projects Debbie Henderson is sharing over at Debbie's Designs this month. 

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1 comment:

Patti MacLeith said...

oh THAT's how you make the trees appear behind the trunks! Thanks, Julie. Love your cards and tags!