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This classy layout (from Poetic Artistry) assembles with minimal extras. I started with a 4.25 x 5.5 Whisper White card base, topped with striped Holiday Treasures Designer Series Paper and matted on Ruby Red card stock.
The charming Old Olive tree is from Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Trinkets set, stamped on Whisper White and snipped out with my Paper Snips. It's mounted with Stampin' Dimensionals on a polka dot square of Holiday Treasures DP, popped out with a 1 1/4" Square Punch and layered on an Old Olive Scallop Square.
The final touches include Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon and a "Merry Christmas" sentiment from the All Holidays stamp set. TIP: I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig (tutorial here) to place it exactly where I wanted it.
The pillow box can house tiny gifts, candies and is simply adorable. It's created using a Bigz Pillow Box Die, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine and Chocolate Chip card stock. TIP: For some added textural spunk, I embossed it using the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (and my Big Shot).
The Ribbon Originals Stripe Ribbon adds a dose of wow. It's packaged along with Chocolate Chip Felt Ribbon–a very useful combo for cards or wrapping gifts. The tag was created using Stampin' Up!'s Tag (Old Olive) and Small Tag (Whisper White) Punches. The Ruby Red flower is from Bella's Bloom.
A Stampin' Up! Chit Chat Rub-On is layered on Ruby Red card stock and clipped with a Word Window Punch. It's adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals. Don't miss the current Rub-Ons Promotion where you can save 20%! I added half a 3/4" Circle, with an Old Olive eyelet (retired–but any eyelet will do) and Red Hemp Twine to pull things together.
Stamp Set: Holiday Trinkets (111650), All Holidays (109397)
Paper: Holiday Treasures Designer Series (112469), Whisper White (100730), Old Olive (100702), Ruby Red (102030)
Ink: Old Olive (102277), Chocolate Chip (100908)
Cool Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049), 1 1/4" Square Punch (104403), Scallop Square Punch 112081)
The Perfect Touch: Ribbon Originals Alpine (113100), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
Stamp Set: Bella's Bloom (111600)
Paper: Chocolate Chip (102128), Old Olive (100702), Ruby Red (102030), Whisper White (100730)
Ink: Ruby Red (102259)
Cool Tools: Pillow Box Bigz Die (113466), Big Shot Die Cuting Machine (113439), Tag (105934) and Small Tag (108264) Punches, Word Window Punch (105090), 3/4" Circle Punch (107217), Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (www.ucutathome.com)
The Perfect Touch: Ribbon Originals Alpine (113100), Old Olive Eyelet (retired–try Metallic Eyelets 105319), Red Hemp Twine (102875), Chit Chat Rub-Ons (111804)