Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Karen Robinson – Festive Friday
Today I have a Christmas version of the mini milk cartons I shared in my last post. I used the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set this time (save 10% if bundled with the punch) which has five cute images as well as coordinating sentiments.
I used Crumb Cake and Real Red for the bases as these are two of the colours that coordinate with the Candy Cane Lane DSP that I used for the band. This is a gorgeous paper pack that I’m sure you’ve seen everywhere by now, although there are lots of cute images in this pack the reverse of most of those sheets are more generic Christmas designs that you could use on any Christmas project.
The box is closed using three different strands of baker’s twine. Two are from the Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine two pack and the gold one (I love this one and just know I’m going to run out before Christmas is over ) is from the Baker’s Twine Trio Pack which contains gold, Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green baker’s twine. You could just use the two but I liked the extra sparkle from the gold 🙂 (Tip: To help keep the twine in place I notched the top of the box a little, that will stop it slipping off.)
The gingerbread man and teddy are both solid images while the reindeer and Santa are outlines only which make them perfect for colouring (there is also an eskimo figure that is an outline as well). I coloured Santa using Real Red and Basic Black markers (tip: If you want to build up your marker collection without having to buy a whole collection there are two packs of markers available in the Holiday Catalogue on pages 5, 13 and 53. Basic Black is currently the only marker you can purchase individually in the Annual Catalogue).
All of my little figures have some sparkle on them, all Santa’s white parts are covered in Clear Wink of Stella which is lovely in person and the others have Red Glimmer Paper accents to dress them up a little.
The sentiments are from Holly Jolly Greetings (available in the Annual Catalogue) which is a carryover from last year. I fussy cut them out and sponged the edges with Crumb Cake to soften them a little. This set has stacks of different sentiments that mix and match and it also coordinates with the Christmas Greeting Thinlits (see here for an example).
I have one kit to make todays’ project to give away. If you’d like to win, just leave a comment on this post and I’ll announce the winner next Friday (available to Australian residents only).
The kit will contain:
* Two pieces of 6.5 x 4.5″ cardstock in Real Red (x 1) and Crumb Cake (x 1)
* Two pieces 1-1/4 x 6″ of Candy Cane Lane DSP
* 14″ lengths of Baker’s Twine, 2 each of three types
* One 3 x 6″ piece of Thick Whisper White for stamping and punching
* Two punched outlines (unstamped) in Whisper White (x 1) and Crumb Cake (x 1) and one bow, two buttons and one 1/2″ circle (for Rudolph’s nose) in Red Glimmer Paper
Note: The winner will need to supply their own adhesive, ink, stamps and punch
I hope you liked today’s project and that you’ll come back soon to see what else I’ve been creating.
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Festive Friday Supplies
Cookie Cutter Christmas // 142043
Cookie Cutter Builder Punch // 140396
– Bundle (save 10%) // 143493
Holly Jolly Greetings // 139882
Candy Cane Lane DSP // 141981
Crumb Cake cardstock // 121685
Real Red cardstock // 106578
Red Glimmer Paper // 121790
Thick Whisper White // 140490
Basic Black inkpad // 140931
Crumb Cake inkpad // 126975
Early Espresso inkpad // 126974
Real Red inkpad // 126949
Soft Suede inkpad // 126978
Basic Black marker // 100082
Real Red marker (available as a two pack with Crumb Cake) // 141973
Wink of Stella – clear // 141897
Baker’s Twine Trio pack // 141999 (gold twine)
Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine (two pack) // 141983
Gold Metallic Thread // 138401