Stampin’ Up! Holiday Trinkets Trio

Stampin up holiday trinkets trio

Wow, this is a week of wonderful surprises for me.  I received an email this a.m. from my virtual pal Cindy at The Creative Closet that my card from last week (shown here) was being used as a sample for the SCS color challenge (Very Vanilla, Really Rust, Going Gray).  Breathe in, breathe out.  Gigantic smile.

Yesterday was very productive in the holiday ideas "department" of my little crafting room.  In tandem with Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Extravaganza Sale (begins Wed., Nov. 26), I plan to share many tips and inspiration for gift boxes, tags, cards and beyond. 

Today kicks off with gift cards and coordinating envelopes, showcasing Stampin' Up!'s exclusive Scallop Envelope Die.  These adorable envies (3 1/4" x 2 1/4" folded) are perfect for small gift cards and make a hip and pretty statement.  Note:  They are not large enough to hold a standard gift card like from Target or Best Buy.  Here's an idea for a gift card holder.

I'm fascinated by all the amazing templates and tutorials for making your own envelopes from scratch.  A noble effort.  In contrast, a three second trip through the Big Shot with this handy envie die, shouts a convincing "pick me, pick me." 

Stampin up holiday trinkets ornament

TIP:  Try using the die first and then running the die cut through the Big Shot with an embossing folder for delicious texture.  Cuttlebug Swiss Dots was used here.

Stamp Set:  Holiday Trinkets (111650)
Paper:  Frosty Day Designer Series (113057), Tangerine Tango (111349), Close to Cocoa (101341), Kiwi Kiss (111353), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Kiwi Kiss (111835), Tangerine Tango (111834)
Cool Tools:  Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439), Bigz Scallop Envelope Die (113462), Scallop Circle Punch (109043), 1 3/8" Circle Punch (104401), 1/2" Circle Punch (104390), Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
The Perfect Touch:  Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon (109070), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)


Stampin up holiday trinkets star
 

TIP:  When paper piercing a small area or near the edge of card stock (like with this Scallop Circle) use a needle vs. a paper piercer to minimize creasing that can occur when poking with a larger piercer.

Stamp Set:  Holiday Trinkets (111650)
Paper: 
Frosty Day Designer Series (113057), Close to
Cocoa (101341), Kiwi Kiss (111353), Whisper White (100730)

Ink:  Tangerine Tango (111834)
Cool
Tools:  Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439), Bigz Scallop Envelope
Die (113462), Scallop Circle Punch (109043), 1 3/8" Circle Punch
(104401), Needle (104310, Stampin' Up! Crafter's Tool Kit)

The Perfect Touch:  Tangerine Tango 5/8" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (111371), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Orange Micro Brads

Stampin up holiday trinkets tree

Stamp Set:  Holiday Trinkets (111650)
Paper:  Frosty Day Designer Series (113057), Kiwi Kiss (111353), Tangerine Tango (111349), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Close to Cocoa (103139)
Cool Tools:  Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439), Bigz Scallop Envelope Die (113462), Scallop Square Punch (112081), 1 1/4" Square Punch (104400), Cuttlebug Snowflakes Embossing Folder
The Perfect Touch:  Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon (109070), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Stick-On Pearls (non-SU)


Stampin up holiday trinkets trio card

TIP:  A quick "to" and "from" on a tent or one-dimensional card is all you'll need to slip into the interior.  I opted for a simple chocolate rub-on and popped it up on dimensionals.  Die cuts and embossing were created with my Big Shot and Nestabilities Long Rectangles.

Paper:  Kiwi Kiss (111353),  Whisper White (100730)
Cool Tools:  Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439), Nestabilities Long Rectangles
The Perfect Touch:  Word Flurries Rub-Ons (111417, 1 sheet each in Chocolate Chip and Whisper White)


Stampin up holiday trinkets trio back

The back of the die cuts is one of the best parts of the show. Check out the details above of the sweet scallops.

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16 Comments:

  1. OOO these are so cool. I’m a big fan of the non-traditional colors (as you probably already know).

    Loving the Frosty Day DSP!

  2. ooooh-hoo-hoo! Go Mary! These are gorgeous, and congrats on being featured on SCS! You’re on a roll!

  3. Hey, Mary, Congrats on the featured color combo! It definately was a winner here! Lovely! These cute little holiday cards are sweet, too! Hugs, Monica

  4. Congrats to you again Mary! You are rockin!!! Very festive looking cards. I love the colors of these papers.

  5. These are so gorgeous! Great tip to use a needle rather than a piercer!

  6. I totally didn’t think I needed that paper, but I am slowly changing my mind!!

  7. Totally cute and fun – Mary!!!

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!! Hugs ~S~

  8. Wow, those colours are gorgeous! Great work as always! 😀

  9. mary, yea for you!! love these cards…so cute!! i’m looking forward to your upcoming treats!! have a great one!!
    x

  10. colleen kramer

    So fun! And so needed during the upcoming flurry of gift giving. These have all the special details of a full size card, all wrapped up in a little bitty envie. A shout out for the SCS spotlight, too! Bask in the glow 🙂

  11. Rosemary Olson

    Mary, Congratulations! That was a beautiful card with a color combo I never would have thought of. Well done.

  12. Mary, too cute!!! Darlin’, do you emboss your paper before you put it in the Big Shot to do the scalloped envelope, or after you diecut the envelope?
    Thanks!
    Happy Turkey Day!

    Thanks for stopping by. I cut first and then popped the die cut in my embossing folder. Worked great for me and kept the “impressions” fresh (and not flattened by a second process through the machine. Make sense?

    Happy Thanksgiving.

    Hugs,

    Mary

  13. Congrats! Cute cards!

  14. WOW! I thought they were lovely Christmas cards at first, not envelopes! And congratulations on being chosen at SCS! What an honor!

  15. You know, you are going to award yourself right into another job, girl! Pretty soon, we’ll be seeing you in magazines and on t.v.
    Keep it up. You inspire me.

  16. Mary—-everything is so pretty! WOW~Thanks for sharing all your goodies with us—what great inspiration!

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