Origami Wreath Ornament

You know all of that Christmas designer series paper that's sitting in your craft area?  This is a great way to use it, give it away, and get it out of your craft room! I saw this wreath and just loved it.  It is a little more complicated to fold than other origami wreaths I've seen, but boy is it beautiful!  It would be lovely on a gift, a tree, or just by itself!  Inspiration for this wreath is from watching Ann Melvin of Positively Papercraft on YouTube. 

I've used the Whimsy and Wonder DSP because I love the colors and the flecks of silver foil. But, I plan on using my other holiday dsp also!

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And take a look at how pretty the back is.  I love the woven look!  You could even make it the front of the wreath if you wanted.

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You need eight 3" squares to make this size, but you could use 4" or 2".  

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You also need to use a bone folder to really crease the paper and break down the fibers for a good fold.

Not sure I like the ribbon this way. Instead of tying the ribbon around it, you can punch a hole in one of the star points and tie ribbon through that. I'm gonna try that next.

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How to Make a Front Pocket Gift Card Holder

We all need gift cards this time of year, and I've got an easy one to share with you.  Not only that, it's cute!  How could it not be with the Frosted Gingerbread stamp set and Gingerbread and Peppermint DSP? (DSP - designer series paper). Here is the first one I made  - my favorite with the little bow at the top:

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The Holiday Rhinestones add a little sparkle to that gingerbread tree!  Here's the green version:

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Oh my, I can just smell the gingerbread cookies baking from many years ago!  Mom always baked with love!

Back to the card - here's the inside:

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The measurements for this card are:

Card base - 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2"

DSP for front - 1 x 4 1/4"; 4 x 4 1/2"; 1 x 2" (3 of these)

Basic White for front sentiment/pocket - 3 x 3 1/2"

Basic White for inside sentiment - 5 1/4 x 4"

Watch the YouTube video here to see how to make this card: (don't forget to subscribe!)


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Make a Retro Circle Swirl Card!

This card design is so retro!  I love how the circles are used to create the swirly look of this card.  I've used designer series paper, but you can use card stock or foil as well. The designer series paper is the cute Gingerbread and Peppermint paper, which is kinda retro itself.  Here's a picture of the cards:

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Here are the measurements:

Card base - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4"

Light colored card stock or designer series paper for front - 3 1/2 x 4 3/4"

Card stock - 1 x 5 1/2"

Three different circles in three different sizes - small, medium and large (1 3/4" to 3" in size). The medium size circle should be the darkest color.

Card stock for inside of card - 5 1/4 x 4"

Watch the video tutorial to see how to make this card (and subscribe to my YouTube channel):


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Make a Latch Fold Card!

Another Monday Mystery Stamping in the Meadow card.  Join me every Monday evening at 6:30 p.m.EST to make a card!  I post the clues on my FB page beforehand. 

I love the simplicity of this beautiful card! And of course, that is an apt description of the Peaceful Place designer series paper I used for it - beautiful in it's simplistic shades of gray and silver.

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The right front flap of the card tucks under the circle layers of the sentiment. I've used For Unto Us stamp set for the sentiments and the stamped trees are from Peaceful Deer stamp set.

Here's a look at the inside:

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Yep, I didn't get the clearest image on the sentiment, but will take a Real Red marker and fix it (oops!).

You can watch the YouTube video here:

Here are the measurements for this card:

Card stock - 4 1/4 x 5 1/2"

Card stock - 3 1/2 x 4, score at 3 1/2" on 4" side.

Card stock  - 3 x 3 1/2", score at 3" on the 3 1/2" side

Scrap pieces for circle and sentiment circle.

Card stock - Basic White or Very Vanilla - 5 1/4 x 4"

DSP - 3/4 x 4" (2 of these); 3 1/4 x 3 1/4"; 2 3/4 x 2 3/4"

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Kylie's November 2021 Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Training Program Monthly Blog Hop and Thank You Cards!

I'm excited to share my customer November thank you cards with you during Kylie Bertucci's Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator Training Program Monthly Blog Hop! 

Thank you for joining us for our Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator Training Program Monthly Blog Hop! I am so happy that you could join us today for this blog hop for ideas and creative inspiration. We are a group of Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators from around the world that are taking part in training that is helping us to build a successful Stampin' Up!® business and reach some goals we have set. We really appreciate your support. The blog hop is part of Kylie and Bruno Bertucci's Demonstrator Training Program.

You may be starting here or have come from another blog - either way you can find the link list at the bottom of this post so that you can see every blog post and idea today.

Kylie's International Blog Hop

I've used the beautiful "Christmas Season" stamp set for my November customer Cards. I love the pine cone and greenery images in this stamp set.  There are no sentiments in this set, to the "thanks so much" is from the "In Symmetry" stamp set.

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And here is a close up of the card:

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The pine cone is done with two different stamps.  The largest image is stamped in Crumb Cake ink:

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Then the second pine cone image is stamped over the first one

in Soft Suede:

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I then created a mask with a post it note (stamp on post it over sticky part and then cut out ) to lay over the pine cone while I stamp the evergreens and berries:

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When all the stamping is done, the 3 x 4" piece is layered onto a piece of Evening Evergreen that's 3 1/4 x 4 1/4" and added to the front of the card.

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And here's the inside:

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Measurements for this card:

Soft Succulent Card base - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2" scored at 4 1/4".  Cut off 1" from front flap and die cut with Scalloped Contours Die.

Evening Evergreen layer - 4 1/4 x 3 1/4"

Basic White for front - 4 x 3"; for inside - 5 1/2 x 2 3/4"

DSP for inside edge - 5 1/2 x 1 1/4"

Watch the video tutorial here:

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Happy blog hopping!!